Christmas is a time to reward employees for their hard work throughout the year and celebrate all that has been achieved.
But treating employees to an extravagant Christmas party can be costly, especially for small businesses.
Choosing the right venue is often tricky too. How can you please everyone in the office?
Here are some expert tips from Gareth Brooke, event coordinator at Oulton Hall, to help small businesses plan the perfect Christmas party and make the most of the budget.
The More The Merrier
Shared Christmas party nights can be a great way for small businesses to experience the glitz and glamour of a large venue at a fraction of the cost.
Small teams can share a table with other businesses or even book their own, and there’s the option for larger teams to book multiple tables. Guests can enjoy a three course meal and entertainment, all organised by the host. By sharing the festivities with other companies…you’re also sharing the cost.
At Oulton Hall we offer these flexible shared party nights around the Christmas period for businesses large and small. Our party packages include a welcome drink, dinner and a late night disco and are a great way to get into the festive spirit with the added wow factor.
Create New Traditions
We know that more and more businesses are looking for Christmas parties that are unique, to create a truly memorable experience for employees. So, whilst turkey and stuffing may be the old favourite, we also offer unusual themes and menus too.
With everything from casino nights, to Hollywood-inspired black tie dinners featuring red carpets, we create events that will impress your team with something a bit different.
This year, we’re hosting a German market-themed event for corporates, as the medieval German trend becomes increasingly noticeable across the UK. Guests will sport Christmas jumpers and be served from various authentic stalls, offering a really festive and continental experience.
Make A Night Of It
If there’s room left in the budget, why not extend the celebrations and stay over at your chosen venue?
We offer special residential packages, which give companies the comfort in knowing that everyone is being looked after by our hotel team. It also saves employees worrying about transport home.
We’re also seeing a growing number of businesses combining their parties with teambuilding weekends, planning sessions or an away day. It’s a cost-effective way of hosting two important events at the same time and also gives your staff time away from the office, as an added thank you.
Lastly… It’s Not Too Late
Whilst it may seem like Christmas is just around the corner, don’t panic, there’s still time to book your Christmas party! But ensure you don’t leave it too late, to avoid disappointment.
This blog was provided to us by Oulton Hall, Leeds.
Shared Christmas party nights at Oulton Hall start from £35 per guest. To book, visit: QHotels.co.uk/OultonHall
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