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 Thames Valley this Christmas
Badge More, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4NR
Celebrate the festive season with a bit of sparkle at this fabulous winter-themed party. The club house at Oxfordshire’s “friendliest golf course” will be transformed into a magical snow-laden wonderland and is ideal for small and large groups of partygoers. The package includes a sparkling drink on arrival, a three-course meal (followed by mince pies and coffee), and a DJ until 1am.
Shepperton Studios, Studios Road, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 0QD
At this Great Gatsby party, guests will step off the red-carpet into the black-and-white foyer of Littleton Park House, where they will be transported back to the 1920s. Partygoers will be handed a glass of bubbly in the speakeasy bar before sitting down to a delicious three-course dinner. There will be a DJ and professional mood lightingso flappers can dance the night away.
Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9JH
Dress to impress at this race-day inspired Christmas party. Berystede Hotel & Spa’s in-house jockeys will serve guests a traditional three-course festive dinner before the DJ gets everyone dancing in the parade ring (until 1am). There is also a photo booth in the ‘royal enclosure’ and a prize for the best-dressed guest. This shared party is certainly one to hedge your bets on.
The Forbury Roseate, 26 The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EJ
Looking to indulge a little this year? Then head to the Forbury Hotel for a decadent evening with the team. This boutique townhouse hotel is ideal for those looking for a little sophistication. The mouth-watering Christmas menu includes seared lamb rump, roast-Norfolk turkey, oven-baked salmon and charred leek and courgette gnocci. The shared-party package includes a DJ until the small hours.
The Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Newbury RG14 7NZ
Travel through the wardrobe at Newbury Racecourse and enter the enchanted world of Narnia for a spell-binding Christmas party. Guests will enjoy a night in the snow-laden forest with Aslan, Mr Tumnus and the White Witch. The party includes a delicious three-course feast with half a bottle of wine per person; tea, coffee and Turkish delight; Christmas novelties; and a DJ until late. There is also free parking on-site.