The best Christmas party venues for large groups
Choosing a venue for your work Christmas party is tricky at the best of times – you need to make sure the location, the food and the entertainment are all perfect. But what happens if you’re looking to book a venue for a large group on top of all that?
Making sure there’s enough space for all of your guests is one of the most important parts of planning a Christmas party. Attendees need to be able to mingle and dance comfortably, and the in-house team needs to have the ability and resources to provide enough food and drink for everyone.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite London Christmas party venues for large groups, so whether you’re looking for jaw-dropping skyline views or immersive festive theming, we’ve got just the place for you and more than 250 guests.
‘Clichés and conventions are strictly forbidden’ at The Brewery, a breathtaking Grade II-listed structure in the heart of the capital. Each December, a fully immersive, and completely unique theme takes over the whole building – you won’t find your standard Winter Wonderland decor here.
Talented performers and award-winning chefs help to make the evening memorable while tying in to the overall theme, encouraging guests to dive headfirst into the festive experience.
Max capacity: 1500
Impress your party guests with some of the best views in London by holding your Christmas do at The Shard. Exclusive hire of levels 69 and 72 of the iconic building gives you access to the open air viewing deck, as well as a blank canvas interior that can be tailored to your design requirements.
Cutting-edge audio-visual equipment, amazing entertainment and bespoke food and beverage menus combine to create a Christmas night to remember at The View from The Shard.
Max capacity: 300
For Christmas 2020, the decadent 116 Pall Mall is throwing it back a century to the iconic Roaring Twenties. From the Gatsby Girls welcoming guests on arrival to the casino tables where you can win big, expect an evening dripping in early 20th century luxury and hedonism.
Guests can admire the beautiful Art Deco building features while enjoying a delicious cocktail mixed by the expert bartenders. Choose between an elegant three-course meal or casual bowl food before ending the night by learning to dance the Charleston under the glittering chandeliers.
Max capacity: 1250
This historic, magnificent venue provides the perfect backdrop to a celebration worthy of the stars. For 2020, the festive styling will be kept subtle to let the beauty of the Grade I-listed building shine through, but the level of service certainly won’t be lacking.
Canapés, bowl food and sit-down dining from the venue’s award-winning caterers will give guests the energy to keep dancing all night at the in-house disco.
Max capacity: 425
If you’re looking for an ultra-elegant venue to say goodbye to 2020 with, then look no further, Plaisterers’ Hall is the one! Ornate cornicing, gold chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows create unmatched glamour, while Christmas trees and red berry wreaths add a sense of festive fun.
The purpose-built event space offers full audio-visual facilities, an in-house events team, a DJ and disco to ensure the night goes off without a hitch.
Max capacity: 350
After two hugely successful festive seasons, the ‘Christmas in the Sky’ installation is returning to Landing Forty Two for the end of 2020. Watch guests’ jaws drop as they take in the twinkling London skyline at night combined with the contemporary Christmas
Choose from a wide range of spectacular entertainment acts to enjoy while sipping on cocktails, before sitting down for a three-course festive feast.
Max capacity: 300
Not sure whether these venues are what you’re looking for? Check out our Christmas party venues for over 500 guests.