London: Christmas party venues

The city's wide variety of venues offer some exciting options for something unusual come party season.

London: Christmas party venues
London: Christmas party venues

As featured in C&IT's Venue London guide



This Christmas, Vinopolis is offering themed packages that include dinner, disco and unlimited drinks. Secret Soiree, a Great Gatsby-inspired evening, takes place in the Great Halls for up to 750 delegates. 'Christmas made simple' features a dinner and disco, while 'Northern Lights' in the venue's Gallery is available for up to 200. Christmas dinner and disco on Vinopolis' Mezzanine caters for up to 400, while the venue's renovated wine tour can also be given a seasonal twist. Dates are available from November through to January.

The Brewery

'The Fairy Tale of New York' is this year's Christmas theme at The Brewery. Based on the renowned 1970s Manhattan club of the same name, the venue's golden velvet ropes will make way for glittering interiors with vibrant colours and underground disco sounds. Six event spaces are available for hire, including the Porter Tun for 400 to 700, the King George III for 150 to 390 and the Queen Charlotte for 100 to 160. The venue's smaller spaces are also available.

No.11 Cavendish Square

Fat Sam's Speakeasy at No.11 Cavendish Square, a prohibition-themed party, will feature police on the prowl, jazz and a 'gangsters and molls' dress code. Revellers will arrive to a red carpet reception, then to the refurbished Garden Room, transformed into 'Tallulah's Lounge', with cocktails in teacups. A dinner and DJ will also feature. No.11's Christmas package starts from £99+VAT per person (minimum of 80 people).

Central Hall Westminster

A red carpet and paparazzi will line the entrance of Grade II-listed Central Hall Westminster for its Movie Premiere Night. The staircase will guide delegates to a Kir Royale reception on a balcony overlooking Westminster Abbey. After dinner with wine, groups move into a 1940s-themed venue boasting a cinema-sized screen showing classic film clips, with options including It's A Wonderful Life and Casablanca. Exclusive and Shared Nights are available. Package costs start from £75 + VAT per person.

Trinity House, Tower Hill

Christmas events behind Trinity House's neo-classical facade are available in the venue's five graceful banqueting rooms: The Library, The Court Room, The Pepys Room, Luncheon Room and Reading Room, catering for up to 130 seated delegates and 180 for a reception. Any festive event booking for Monday or Tuesday, 3rd or 4th, 10th or 11th, or 17th or 18th of December will receive a 25% discount off normal venue hire charges. Packages, organised with Chamberlain's of London, include a drinks package comprising two glasses of prosecco for reception, three glasses of wine during the meal and water for £15.50 per person plus VAT. Dinner packages start at £50 per person.

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