Searcys’ Christmas Venue Recommendations30 October 2019
Navigating your way through the Christmas party planning clamour of sit-down dinners, Champagne receptions, and winter wonderlands can take the sparkle out of the festive season. That’s why we asked our expert, Exclusive Events sales manager, Holly Davies, to share her top Searcys venues for Christmas parties across the UK.
Searcys have been planning parties since 1847 and whether you’re in the market for a quirky space for a Christmas event with a twist or something slicker with breath-taking views, our portfolio of venues and fantastic packages have all the ingredients needed to make your Christmas party one to remember.
Our Exclusive Events team is on-hand to help all event organisers find the perfect Searcys venue for their event for free.
HISTORIC AND GLORIOUS
We are honoured to be working with some of Britain’s most Iconic venues steeped in history, all of which provide memorable spaces for your Christmas celebrations.
We consider the Honourable Artillery Company, home to the oldest Regiment in the British Army, to be an almost hidden gem in the heart of London. This Christmas, the Georgian mansion will be adorned with Victorian-themed Christmas decorations and hosting themed party packages. Just as grand is Vintners’ Hall, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies in the City of London. Located in the heart of the City, it is home to a variety of elegant spaces, including a dramatic Livery Hall for larger banquets.
Searcys at 30 Pavilion Road, an opulent Georgian townhouse in Knightsbridge, has been at the heart of the London party scene for over fifty years. Decked out in out in traditional decorations, with fairy lights winding up the grand staircase, 30 Pavilion Road was made for Christmas. Exclusive hire gives you the freedom to explore the townhouse whilst enjoying a glass or two of Champagne.
St Paul’s Cathedral is an undoubtedly iconic location to host your Christmas party. From the magical Crypt to the stunning Nelson Chamber, the spaces available naturally lend themselves to Christmas festivities, and you can share your Christmas party with some of the most notable characters in history.
Flee London for Blenheim Palace and bask in the 18th-century baroque architecture for a show-stopping Christmas affair, or take advantage of the central location and generous packages at One Moorgate Place, Searcys’ historic venues provide glamorous backdrops for your Christmas event.
SLEEK AND STYLISH
It’s a hard task to create a memorable Christmas party, but hosting it at one of our modern venues will undoubtedly add the wow factor.
Impress your guests with a party at the top of the iconic Gherkin building in the City of London. Panoramic views over London, beautifully designed, modern Christmas menus and a choice of exclusive hire or private dining, Searcys at the Gherkin is a striking venue to turn into your own winter wonderland.
The Design Museum and National Army Museum also both provide slick, contemporary settings for your festive event. Enjoy light, open spaces and delicious Christmas menus designed by Searcys chefs.
QUIRKY AND MEMORABLE
Break the norm with a Christmas party at one of our quirky venues with a fantastical festive fiesta.
Hire the fairy-light adorned Treehouse at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland for an enchanting Christmas party where your guests can drink mulled wine whilst nestled 60m above the tree-tops.
The Garden Pavilion at The Alnwick Garden’s new Christmas Party Nights are taking place on 30 November and 6 December. Guests are invited to celebrate with traditional Christmas fare, glasses of fizz, festive cocktails and music. All you need to do is book a table for 10-12 guests and with every last detail having been taken care of by the Searcys team, the rest of the evening will be yours to enjoy.
The Pump Room in Bath is also hosting shared party nights in December. The evening begins with a sparkling drinks reception around the breath-taking Roman Baths, followed by a three-course dinner and dancing.
The Barbican’s high glass walls and ceiling, cascading plants and tranquil fish pools create a magical atmosphere for any Christmas party. This year, the Barbican’s Christmas Carnival package includes themed canapes, or, if you’re looking for a bespoke event, work alongside our expert team to create your perfect event.
Looking for a quirky Christmas party venue in the heart of London with epic views up and down the River Thames? Steeped in history, our new addition, the HQS Wellington served in the Second World War and the unique rooms are adorned with marine antiques. Now moored on the River Thames, the HQS Wellington is available for exclusive hire this Christmas.
St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar in the iconic St Pancras International station is art-deco inspired and home to the longest Champagne Bar in Europe. Their exciting Christmas packages range from private dining for ten to a Champagne reception for 400. You could even jump on a train to Paris following your festivities.
From ice-sculptures and casinos at 30 Euston Square to festive lunch packages at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, get in touch with our Exclusive Events Team to start planning a magical Christmas party at a Searcys venue today.