Decorations and invitations are just part of a great corporate Christmas party, because while your holiday entertainment ideas might be unique, you’ll also need a cool venue hire to truly bring your Christmas celebration to life. Often some of the best venues for corporate Christmas events are in somewhat non-traditional places that many might not even consider at first. This is because tradition too often dictates that we follow rather boring and vanilla ideas, when in fact choosing a funky location can actually bring your Christmas event to life like nothing else. These five intimate locations are each unique and individual examples of doing something different, and making an unforgettable statement with your event.
Blagclub is one of London’s best hidden gems, discreetly tucked away in a basement in Russell Gardens in Holland Park, ideal for leaving behind the stresses of the office and getting into the festive spirit. The décor has a luxurious, boutique feel and has been specifically designed for intimate partying, with booth areas and spaces to both relax and unwind or dance the night away to a mix of club and party classics. It’s also a well-connected venue, with both Shepherd’s Bush tube station and Kensington train station within comfortable walking distance.
Close to the banks of the River Thames and just minutes from the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral is Copa de Cava, another of London’s most unique offerings. Having opened its doors in May 2013 as the UK’s very first dedicated cava bar, its brick vault setting brings both quirky character as well as an authentic nod to the atmosphere of a Catalan bodega. There is a late licence in place as well as the necessary facilities for a DJ or live music, meaning you can easily party the night away and get right into the festive spirit. Just stumbling distance from Blackfriars tube stop, it’s also convenient for those who need to travel.
An interesting little venue that does some amazing things with the available space, allowing it to more comfortably host holiday events than larger spaces that aren’t as well planned out. It’s a mix of bar, restaurant and warehouse event space in Bermondsey Street, South London, and offers some very interesting options to impress and please guests. In addition to the fully stocked bar, there’s an open kitchen that serves exceptional food, which guests can watch being prepared. There’s also top notch audio visual tech, and plenty of space for dancing. Add in the on site staff to tend the needs of your guests, and you won’t need support staff. Just steps from London Bridge, it’s easily accessible by road or tube, and is an event space that’s sure to please.
Designed by famed designer Christian Liaigre, Hakkasan Hanway Place embodies the Hakkasan design ethos of the modern ethnic now found in Hakkasan restaurants around the world. The restaurant is headed by Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee, who has been with Hakkasan since its inception. In 2003 the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star, which it has retained to this day, continuing to place Hakkasan at the forefront of Chinese cuisine.
Hosting a whole host of different trades under one roof, Trade Union is home to a restaurant, a cocktail bar, a speciality coffee house, a barbershop and a silk florist: talk about flexibility! The central bar and open kitchen feature comfortable leather booths for a relaxed and welcoming vibe, as well as neon lights and a unique blend of industrial and organic styling. Meanwhile, the 1920s-inspired private room and mezzanine level boast a 14ft steel slide, a vintage photo booth, AV facilities and a DJ booth.