A shared Christmas party is a great way for smaller companies that can’t afford to exclusively hire a venue to enjoy a magnificent knees-up without breaking the bank. Here’s a round-up of some top-notch shindigs taking place in the South West this season
Cadbury House, Frost Hill, Bristol, BS49 5AD
You don’t need to hit the slopes this Christmas in order to enjoy some après ski. Cadbury House is transforming its Garden Room into a rustic Alpine wonderland. At these shared-party events, guests can enjoy delicious four-course sharing platters as well as music and entertainment. The Christmas Ski Lodge is available every Friday and Saturday from 24 November to 23 December 2017 (as well as New Year’s Eve).
Hype Agency, Unit 5 Avonside Road, Feeder Road, Bristol, BS2 0UQ
Hype Agency is transporting guests to New York for a spectacular festive bash. There will be show-stopping entertainment at Brunel’s Old Station, with musical performances and toe-tapping routines. After dinner, guests can head to the Hype Rock Cafe for cocktails or a game of bowls; there is plenty to keep everyone entertained until the small hours. Available from 25 November to 19 December (eight people minimum per booking).
Marriott Bristol City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD
Try your hand at the casino tables at Bristol Marriott’s shared Christmas party nights. As well as a three-course festive feast, which includes traditional roast turkey with chestnut and sage seasoning or sweet potato, feta and creamed-spinach strudel, guests can enjoy an evening of entertainment including a lively disco. The parties are taking place every Thursday to Saturday from 24 November.
Longleat Forest, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7PU
Why not escape to the country this Christmas? Center Parcs Longleat Forest is being transformed into a stunning winter wonderland – with twinkling lights and woodland decorations. Shared parties include an arrival drink, a three-course meal (choose from traditional turkey, topside of beef, or vegetable and goat’s cheese wellington) and entertainment to keep guests in the festive spirit. Available on various dates in December.
Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, BS1 6TY
This unique and historic venue is hosting an evening of food, music and entertainment aboard Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s former passenger steamship. Enjoy a drink and two-course festive buffet with colleagues before exploring the ship, or trying your luck at the casino tables. The evening, which also includes a photo booth and lively DJ, is a unique way to celebrate Christmas.