How to Plan the Perfect Christmas Party

Planning your Christmas party can be one of the most exciting times of the year, but it might also become one of the most stressful! With so many opinions to consider and choices to make, the pressure might soon mount up on the party planner.

If you’re starting to plan this year’s festive celebrations we’ve got a few tips to help make the process effortless. We’ve planned a fair few Christmas parties in our time, you know…


The Perfect Venue

First things first, you’ll need the perfect venue for your Christmas party. Think about the location, capacity and style of the event space. To keep things simple, it’s best to go for a Christmas venue which offers a complete Christmas party package. Check out ours here.

Christmas Catering

Nothing says Christmas like a luxurious feast of our favourite festive dishes! For your Christmas party, you can choose from informal options like street food, canapes and bowl food or opt for a luxurious seated meal to really indulge your guests.
Our in-house caterer Create manages Christmas party catering at Winchester House. The award-winning caterer specialises in innovative menus for a huge range of events. Our catering team regularly provides bespoke and seasonal menus for private dinners, lunches, wedding breakfasts, drinks and canapé receptions, bowl food receptions, breakfasts and much more. Find out more here.

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Your Christmas Party Entertainment

Many venues offer Christmas party packages which include entertainment, whether that be a live band, magician, live cooking stations or even aerial acrobats! At Winchester House, our Christmas parties include everything you need to get the party started, and a professional DJ and disco to keep guests dancing until the early hours!

Christmas Décor, Event Design and Lighting

If you’re opting for a blank canvas venue then your Christmas theming is of the utmost importance! A blank canvas space is great if you’ve got an elaborate theme in mind, but it can mean a significant amount of your budget goes towards theming your event space.
Choosing a venue like Winchester House, which includes event design, décor and lighting as part of the festive package, ensures a stress-free planning experience and helps you keep control of your party budget.

Festive Event Management

Never underestimate the importance of an experience event manager. Not only will an event manager put the whole event together for you, they’ll also be there should any hiccoughs arise – a godsend if you end up with problems at the eleventh hour! If your venue’s Christmas package comes with full event management you’re assured an easy Christmas party planning experience… which means you can just relax and enjoy the party.

Get in Touch

At Winchester House, our Christmas party packages include everything you need to celebrate in style. From venue hire, theming, staffing and entertainment to all-inclusive drinks and a sumptuous three-course festive feast from our caterer Create – we’ve got it covered.


Talk to our event managers today about your Christmas party plans and let us take the stress out of organising your Christmas party.

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