The end of year Christmas party is something all employees look forward to. It is a chance to blow off some steam and enjoy a night full of fun, drinking, and dancing with the people you see on a daily basis in your professional environment.
There are a whole host of different aspects and factors which need to be considered and planned when organising your party. This blog post will help you to make sure that you find the perfect venue to host the Christmas party.
First and foremost, you need to ensure that you opt for a place which is convenient for all of your employees and guests to get too. There is no point picking somewhere which is miles away from everyone because it will be a massive inconvenience. It is also advisable that you opt for a venue which has hotels and other accommodation in the nearby area so that people can stay overnight if they wish to do so.
Of course, in the COVID-19 era, you may think that it is simply not appropriate or feasible to have a Christmas party. In which case, it is advisable to look into virtual event production. Hosting a virtual Christmas event is a great way to keep employee spirits high during such a difficult period.
You also need to have a serious think about the size of the venue you are going to hire. You will need to estimate how many guests you think will be coming to the party in order to make your decision. Obviously it is vital that you do not pick a venue which is too small as everyone will end up feeling hot and bothered as the place will be crammed. However, on the other hand, it is just as important to make sure that the venue you hire is not too big. This is because it will make the party look empty and the guests will feel swamped and uncomfortably in an enormous room that is filled with space rather than people.
Furthermore, you will need to contemplate what sort of facilities you may require, for instance, if the venue has disabled access. In addition to this, you may also want the use of an in-house caterer or some bar staff, some venues provide this and others require you to sort out your own. So make sure that you look into this before making your final decision on which venue to choose.
In addition to this, you need to consider the price of the party and especially the price of the venue itself as this tends to be the most expensive factor. My advice would be to develop a strict budget and stay to it. This does not mean that your party has to suffer, it simply means that you have to find a way to put on a good event whilst staying within your means.
Finally, you will need to sit down and mark dates on the calendar that you foresee as possible nights to hold the Christmas party. When ringing up to enquire about a venue make sure that it is available on the dates you have selected before you ask about anything else, there is no point wasting time to find out all the ins and outs regarding a venue if it is not actually free on your given date.