Best Christmas Venue 2018
Christmas at Carousel is a big, big deal. Every year we fire up our imaginations to offer our clients the most creative parties in London. Artfully piecing together restaurant-quality food and drink, exquisite attention to detail and spectacular production, we pull out all the stops to deliver unforgettable entertainment, night after night. In 2017 we took things to the next level, transporting guests to a faraway land in the dead of winter… “In Japan’s remote Yamagata prefecture, famed for its snow covered conifers and its onsen hot springs, there’s a rundown old ryokan where travelers and locals alike take refuge in the freezing winter months… Guests gather around the peaceful internal courtyard, with its views of the rolling mountains beyond, enjoying a warming ramen broth or a little something from the yakitori grill. Then as night falls, the fun and games begin… Slide back the screens enclosing the courtyard and a rowdy izakaya drinking den is revealed, serving cold beer and every sake under the rising sun. There’s a neon-lit side room hosting karaoke, pachinko for the gamblers in the house and Hello Kitty-inspired bathrooms (naturally). This is Christmas, but not as you know it. Welcome to Winter in Japan.”
Somerset House’s magnificent 18th Century building with its central courtyard, offers an unrivalled backdrop to Christmas events. The venue has become renowned for epitomising the Christmas experience with its pop-up ice rink, grand Christmas tree and festive atmosphere throughout. The Events team have embraced this atmosphere and spotted an opportunity to make Christmas parties accessible to all companies, through the introduction of Christmas party packages. Additionally, the option for clients to exclusively hire the ice rink has enticed more Christmas business. The staff’s can-do attitude and attention to detail has ensured that guests are given a Christmas party experience to remember and this is demonstrated by the high number of repeat bookings. As a result of these improvements, alongside a comprehensive marketing campaign Christmas party bookings rose by 42% in 2017 with 47% being repeat business.
The Hurlingham Club
Our Christmas Parties ‘ Starry Night’s’ not only include Lunch and Dinner we also have the option of themed food stations , festive Cocktails and interactive food stations. This enables organisers to really be able to tailor their event to their exact requirements and overall guest experience. We offer this all in house along with complete festive installations and an impressive lighting structures – meaning our clients have full account management from our Onsite Event Team. From a customer service point our clients have enjoyed dealing with one person instead of multiple suppliers and trust our team completely in executing this tapping into the onsite knowledge and guidance they receive.
The Ironmongers’ Hall
Ironmongers’ Hall was completed in 1925 and is the home of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, who received their Charter from King Edward IV in 1463.
This beautifully maintained Hall is AIM accredited and offers one-of-a-kind Christmas events within its walls. Discreetly located in the City of London, it is a stunning venue that provides a unique backdrop for memorable moments and entertainment. From all inclusive dinner/dance packages to entirely themed evenings with our famous Speakeasy theme, to more bespoke Christmas lunches, we are pleased to meet all our clients’ requirements.
Our team take ownership in their day-to-day roles and pride themselves on delivering an exceptional customer service. Our first class catering is provided by CH&Co who sources the best ingredients from impeccable suppliers and employ award-winning Chefs to produce mouth-watering food options.
As a result we are proud to claim a very high level of repeat customers for our winter events and especially more to see most of this year November and December premium dates to be already fully booked at the Hall!
The Mermaid London
The Mermaid London is a high-profile corporate and social events venue, located in the heart of the City of London, hosting 84 Christmas parties since 2013.
From experience we know that employees look forward to their annual Christmas party. It’s a time for the company to celebrate its accomplishments, have a fun time partying with co-workers and look forward to the upcoming year.
A great Christmas party needs a great venue, great food, great theme and great entertainment.
Every year, our team creates a Christmas party theme to transform our event spaces and create menus to WOW guests, we love to throw a good party.
Our two River Rooms boast its own private entrance and impressive views overlooking the River Thames, together with the adjacent Queenhithe ideal for a DJ and lots of dancing, lend themselves perfectly to Christmas parties.
For a more dramatic corporate Christmas party, the stage in our Auditorium can be revealed to guests, post-conference, for that something extra special.
We also create food and drink options for receptions to seated dinners. We’re committed to ensuring that every Christmas party is an outstanding success.
The Ski Lodge
In 2011 London’s first and original Ski Lodge at the Montague on the Gardens Hotel was launched. A pop up style bar that was created to offer something different in the heart of London.
Now, in its 8th year, The Ski Lodge is ever growing in the number of visitors and is a well established Christmas venue in London.
The Wood Deck is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Complete with pine trees, falling snow, reindeer, snowmen, ski racks, piste maps, strings of fairy lights and lanterns and a customised jet ski selfie area with the opportunity to win a luxury mini break. Over the years the design has been adapted creating a cabin area, complete with working fire place, cow skin rug and life sized bear. This opens onto a wintery scene and has a full mountain landscape in the background.
Our custom built bar serves a selection of beverages from a choice of 12 including Schnapps, Christmas flavoured vodkas, mulled wine and hot chocolate cocktails. A selection of Christmas inspired finger buffets are also available.
With the Log Cabin just next door and a function room with DJ and dance floor, we can welcome up to 200 guests.
The yuletide offering at Tobacco Dock continues to expand and improve. With a range of Christmas packages and exclusive hire options there’s festive fun for everyone. Last year saw nearly 20,000 revellers celebrating with friends and colleagues, with this year set to be even bigger. Last year’s theme ‘Winter Secret Garden’, transformed our party spaces into a magical wonderland of frosty trees and glittering ice. Our theme ‘Under the Christmas Tree’ plays with proportion in an imaginative and playful manner, evoking memories of childhood blended with elements of the fantastic.
Mixed party night packages give smaller companies the opportunity to make use of the incredible catering and bar facilities on offer as well as the spectacular entertainment, photo booths and dodgems. Packages can be tailored to bookings’ requirements, whether including a free bar or just wine for the table. The multi-award winning Tobacco Dock Food team create stunning menus with locally and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Exclusive hire packages can cater for up to 3000 guests in a variety of spaces in the building. Event organisers can use the existing stylings as a basis for their own designs and create truly memorable and spectacular events.
In the Autumn of 2018 Twickenham Stadium will launch its much anticipated East Stand, a meetings and events product that will challenge the way the market thinks about events and food, not least when it comes to Christmas Parties.
This product would not be possible if it wasn’t for the work the team has done in 2018 to prepare the market for the East Stand. A series of focus groups, influencer marketing and long serving relationships with existing customers, mean that the venue has the confidence to introduce something as disruptive as the East Stand into the meetings and events industry.
Christmas at Twickenham has grown year on year, and continued to do so in 2017, reinforcing the venues excellence in this market, not though, the business is ready for something even more extraordinary …