The work Christmas do is a long-awaited and much-anticipated fixture in the work calendar, so getting it spot on can seem like a hefty responsibility! Finding the perfect venue to compliment your work’s winter festivities is just as crucial as decking the halls and dressing the tree.
When it comes to the end-of-year work Christmas celebrations, a Christmas boogie has long been an office staple. Not to worry, a party might not be for everyone, some people just want a classic sit-down Christmas dinner. Don’t get us wrong we love a party, but if you don’t feel like showing off those moves on the dancefloor, an intimate Christmas dinner will be just as special!
Here at eve, we know practically everything there is to know about Christmas dinner party venues in London. To save you the hassle we’ve put together some of our top picks for your festive dinner this year, and have we got some Christmas crackers for you… (get it?).
Wondering why this one looks a little familiar? Well, you’ve probably seen it featured before in some popular TV shows like House of Cards, Mr Selfridge, and Sherlock. It’s no secret that Dartmouth House comes with its own celebrity WOW factor, so it’s the perfect choice for a standout Christmas dinner with a lot of fun unique stories.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Dartmouth House is a grand and imposing venue, creating a stunning backdrop for an elegant winter dinner party. Built in the 18th Century and swathed in Rococo opulence, the light and airy interior complements the large stone façade of the building.
Complete with a unique fireplace designed by Robert Adam, antique Louis XIV walnut panelling, and a sweeping marble staircase, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic and magical winter evening. Now incorporate some classy Christmas decorations, mulled wine, and Bing Crosby playing in the background, and you’ve got yourself a fairy-tale Christmas dinner set-up that will leave your guests speechless.
What’s even better, the dedicated Dartmouth House in-house events team will help you organise everything from catering to décor, so you can be the host with the most… well, without the stress!
One for the history lovers, stepping into Ironmongers’ Hall is like stepping back in time to the grandeur of the Tudor dynasty. With opulence in every corner, the Tudor-style Hall feels like a country estate relocated to the heart of London and is certainly the perfect location for an extravagant Christmas dinner with colleagues.
Dine like Kings and Queens as you’re surrounded by remarkable historic architecture that will take your breath away. The warm ambience will set the scene for a grand yet cosy Christmas dinner and with heraldic wood panelling, ornate crystal chandeliers, and stained-glass windows, you and your guests will be banqueting like Tudor Royals.
Located less than a 5-minute walk from Barbican tube station, Ironmongers’ Hall feels like a magnificent country estate with all the practicality of a London postcode.
With timeless elegance and style, Brewers’ Hall returns as a striking Christmas dinner party venue in London following a recent redevelopment! With updated state-of-the-art AV facilities, it’s a match made in heaven for a modern Christmas party with all the charm a historical venue encompasses.
Roaring fires, authentic oak panelling, and chandeliers twinkling in every room, what more could you want for a winter-wonderland Christmas dinner party with your colleagues? The imposing marble lobby and carved oak staircase will make a memorable first impression on your guests, the perfect entrance to what will undoubtedly be a Christmas party for the ages!
Tucked away in an intimate square in the city of London, blink and you’ll miss it! But don’t be fooled, once inside the architecture and sleek décor will take your breath away. Maintaining all the ease of a central London location, Brewers’ Hall feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
In a perfect marriage of modernity and 18th Century elegance, Plaisterers’ Hall oozes class through its stunning neoclassical design. More recently built in 1972, it honours the glory of the past with architecture designed to leave a lasting impression.
As huge chandeliers sparkle above, your Christmas dinner will take place in a luxurious space brimming with a magnificent atmosphere that will leave your guests’ wonder-struck! The rich décor and furniture blend seamlessly with the classic Christmas colours, coupled with a spectacularly decorated tree, Plaisterers’ Hall is the perfect choice for an extravagant, and classy Christmas affair.
But it doesn’t stop there, standing out from the rest, due to its more recent birth date, this venue is complete with integrated lighting and top of the range AV facilities, meaning you can really go to town for your work Christmas dinner with unique lighting or even branding! A massive space, the Great Hall can seat 360 guests for an exquisite sit-down three-course dinner. There are also a number of equally beautiful reception rooms to choose from, ideal for welcoming guests or hosting a Christmas drinks reception, so take your pick!
Backing onto the remains of the original London Wall, built by the Romans, and just a stone’s throw from the Museum of London, it’s a history fanatic’s dream location and the perfect place for some pre or post-event entertainment.
41 Portland Place
Transitioning from a Private residence, 41 Portland Place is an impressive Georgian house, now home to the Academy of Medical Sciences. Set in the sophisticated Marylebone, with a prestigious W1 postcode in tow, 41 Portland Place is a stunning choice for an elegant Christmas dinner party in the city.
With a sleek design and subtle style, this venue is effortlessly chic. It is the perfect blank canvas to be dressed for a contemporary or classic Christmas dinner party, with a layout that makes entertaining seamless and easy. It’s the perfect, simplistic backdrop to really go to town with some bright flower arrangements and make the most of seasonal favourites like roses, anemones, hellebores, narcissi, and poinsettias.
Speaking of seasonal, you can rest assured you and your guests will be served a magical Christmas dinner unlike any other. Staying true to tradition, but incorporating a unique and creative flair, you are guaranteed the most memorable of mealtimes using only seasonal produce to warm you from the inside out.
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Seen something that takes your fancy?
Seen something you like, or have something else in mind? We’re big Christmas fans here at eve and have plenty of experience throwing a Christmas dinner party like no other. So, if you’re after the perfect dinner party venue in London for this year’s Christmas get-together, then get in touch with one of our little elves and we’ll get the baubles rolling. Slap some Shakin’ Stevens on, grab a mulled wine and sit back while we handle the rest!