How to throw the ultimate work Christmas party

Party guests gather for photo outside venue with pink building in background

How to throw the ultimate work Christmas party

Throwing the ultimate Christmas party in Nottingham for work will be a total breeze after reading this guide. And while some venues are totally booked up already, there’s still time to get your Christmas bash organised. 

The office Christmas party is one of the highlights of the year. So if the task of organising the ‘ultimate’ Christmas party has fallen to you, you’re going to need some tips and tricks to make sure you’ve got some fundamental basics lined up before the festivities commence. 

Budget for Christmas party

Working out how much you need to spend on your Christmas party is an excellent and necessary place to start.

Before jumping into ordering the champagne, holly bunting and luxury packed goodie bags, get sign off on the budget in writing and then work out the cost per head. It’s far too easy to get wildly carried away with decorations and guest appearances before considering if everyone can get fed and watered. 

The average spend on a UK Christmas party per head is £70. That’s not to say that you can’t do it cheaper but between £50-£70 is where you should be aiming depending on locations and number of attendees. 

Table of guests cheers at Christmas party

Get people to RSVP asap

Setting your date early will give team members a chance to work other commitments around the party such as child care. Make sure the team knows once they have clicked on attending, their place has been locked in. 

You can set a deadline for people’s RSVP’s or conduct a poll on Slack or other communication streams to help your team let you know they can come to the party.

Get the venue booked in advance 

Nottingham has a bundle of fun offerings over Christmas. Did we mention the best Christmas party in Nottingham will be here at Colwick Hall Hotel? With an array of Christmas party options, you can find the perfect party package for you and your team. 

Check out all our Christmas Party Packages here. 

Planning a Christmas party from scratch 

Have it your way. You can get creative with private hire and design the whole night yourself with our in-house events team. We’ll guide you through catering and decorating options for small gatherings or large events.

Why not explore our five venues situated within the Colwick Hall Hotel grounds which can accommodate the most intimate of gatherings all the way to big blow-out Christmas bashes? 

two women clink champagne glasses wearing black at a party

Spaces for your event

Lakeside Pavilion 

Our Lakeside Pavilion accommodates up to 500 guests and is popular for both shared and private Christmas party nights. It is set alongside the lake overlooking the country park which makes for a most exquisite setting. The Lakeside Pavilion has its own garden area, private bar, stage and dance floor.

1776 Grand Ballroom 

Elegant and ornate, our ballroom is the perfect venue for a sophisticated soiree. Spectacular for corporate entertaining, be it lunch or dinner for up to 100 guests, or up to 150 with a more informal layout.

Decolwyck Hall and John Carr Suite 

A Rococo-designed splendid interlinking hall in the south-eastern wing, suited to family celebrations with majestic afternoon tea for up to 36 guests. Besides the Lakeside, the Decolwyck also serves as a VIP drinks lounge.

Byron’s Brasserie 

For society lunches up to 60 people, or office parties up to 80, escape into a world of cocktails, cuisine and conversation.

George Stubbs

A VIP suite with panoramic lake views for up to 10 guests.

Ready-made party packages available at Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham

You don’t have to start from scratch. We have some ready-made options that are designed to make your party planning a walk in the park.

Christmas parties for large groups in Nottingham

Not much time to be party planning? Don’t panic –  pick our ready-made ‘The Greatest Showman’ themed party starting from £65 per person which includes a drink on arrival, private space hire, DJ, a divine three-course menu and ‘The Greatest Showman’ themed décor. 

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Christmas party drinks packages in Nottingham

We have the most delightful and delectable drinks packages for you to choose from. Check out our DREAMING OF A MILLION DRINKS PACKAGE which includes a Moscow Mule, two Drinks Vouchers, half a bottle of house wine and a Tequila Shot for £30 per person.

Or perhaps our TOP HAT GIN, VODKA OR RUM PACKAGE where you’ll choose a flavoured gin or premium vodka or rum for £120 might tickle your team’s fancy.

Getting home after the Christmas party

If you’re going to be sorting accommodation for people, booking directly through the hotel or accommodation could save some of your precious budget. 

Having your Christmas party at a hotel venue could really allow people to let their hair down and enjoy the hotel facilities the next day. This Christmas party has just gone from a one-night bash to a two-day mini-break! Colwick Hall Hotel can offer your guests 4-star accommodation post-partying. 

With luxurious grounds, your team will be able to nurse any sore heads with a bloody mary on the picturesque pavilion.

Book a room  

If you’d like to start booking your work Christmas party in Nottingham, get in touch with us at Colwick Hall Hotel now and let’s plan the ultimate experience that will have the whole team singing your praises for months.

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