Elevating Your Corporate Christmas Party: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Venue

How to select a Christmas party venue that has your employees saying that the office Christmas party was the best one they’ve ever been to!

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the opportunity to celebrate another successful year with your colleagues. Hosting a corporate Christmas party is a wonderful way to foster team spirit, reward hard work, and create lasting memories. It’s the event of the year!

And naturally, we know that the venue you choose plays a crucial role in setting the tone for this festive event. Read on to find out how to select a Christmas party venue that has your employees saying that the 2024 office Christmas party was the best one they’ve ever been to!

1. Reflect Your Company’s Culture:

Your company’s culture is the heart of your business, and your Christmas party should reflect that. You may be a traditional, family run firm with a focus on elegance, or a super green startup with a penchant for sustainability. Choose a venue that aligns with your company’s values and culture, as this will enhance the sense of belonging and create an atmosphere where everyone feels at home.

Leigh Court is owned by a certified B Corp, and has its own practices for sustainability, even though our grand old building is Grade II* Listed!

2. Convenient Location:

Selecting a venue with a convenient location is crucial for maximizing attendance. Consider the ease of access for all your employees, especially if your company has multiple office locations. Proximity to public transportation and ample parking options are also important factors to consider.

Leigh Court is located on the outskirts of Bristol, just a few miles from Clifton village. Getting to and from Leigh Court couldn’t be easier; we’re just 15-minutes to Bristol city centre with easy access to the M4 and M5.

We have free car parking, electric vehicle charging, bike racks at Leigh Court and we are on the X4 bus route.  If you have any delegates with additional needs, please do let us know so we can accommodate these suitably.

Christmas at Leigh Court, Bristol

3. Ambience:

The ambience of the venue should match the desired vibe of your corporate Christmas party. Whether you’re aiming for a classic winter wonderland or a cheesy disco Christmas, the venue’s aesthetics will set the stage. Look for venues like Leigh Court with versatile spaces that can be transformed to fit your desired look and feel.

With six different rooms to choose from and ample outdoor space with shelter, your Christmas party can be tailored to your needs. Suppliers like Firestorm Pyro FX provide both in and outdoor lighting to add drama to the party.

Lights and effects at Christmas Parties to set the scene | Leigh Court Bristol

4. Culinary Delights:

Food and beverages are central to any celebration, and your corporate Christmas party is no exception. Enquire about the venue’s catering options and menu selections. Whether you are planning a sit-down dinner or a cocktail-style event, ensure that the food and drinks align with your party theme.

Leigh Court has several flexible Christmas party packages from our award-winning Epic Caterers. Find out more about our Christmas packages.

5. Entertainment and Activities:

To keep the energy high and the spirits merry, plan for engaging entertainment and activities. Does the venue have enough space for a dance floor or a stage for performances? Can they accommodate a photo booth or other interactive elements to keep the guests entertained throughout the evening?

We work with a number of suppliers who can provide live bands, disco entertainment (including lighting and flooring), photobooth fun and many other entertainers who will delight your guests. Why not go all out and get a magician or a flamethrower for your evening?

Danny The Fire Performer
Danny The Fire Performer

You can email to book your private viewing of Leigh Court to see if the venue is right for your Christmas party.