Our top picks for Christmas 2016

The start of September marks the end of a not-so-sunny summer and the time to start planning Christmas parties for your office. Whilst some may thrive in the role of chief party planner, many find it a daunting task that is left till last minute. To save you some time we have put together our top picks for the perfect Christmas party this year.

Venues

In a survey of 1000 people, results showed that 50% of respondents favoured a dedicated venue to host a party, whereas only 8% wanted it to be in their office and 20% said they’d prefer a shared party; so here are our top picks for venues in Manchester.

Small

Offering private fine dining for up to 30 people or a canape reception for up to 100 people, the Parlour is a private event space located in the luxurious Tattu Restaurant and Bar in Spinningfields. The Parlour features its own bar, entrance and restroom facilities making it completely exclusive to your party; why not design a signature cocktail adding a personal touch to your event.         http://www.tattu.co.uk/private-dining/

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Medium

Whether you are hiring out the whole 6th floor terrace or a private dining room, one of our favourite medium size venues this year is King Street Townhouse. Named a ‘baby grand hotel’ it isn’t the size of this venue that makes it impressive but its beautiful décor and spectacular views of the city. The versatile south terrace lounge can host up to 170 guests and the two private dining rooms up to 80 people. http://www.eclectic-hotel-collection.com/king-street-townhouse/christmas-2016.aspx

Another new hotel which has only recently opened last year is the Innside Manchester. Where you can buy tickets for their glamorous party nights, host a private party in the Chadwick Suite seating 200 people or host a private dinner for 50 people in their restaurant Street on 1st.                 http://bit.ly/2clRAA6

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Large

If you are looking to throw an extravagant affair this year, larger venues in Manchester such as the Deansgate Suite at the Hilton Deansgate  can seat up to 550 guests banqueting style and is located in the iconic Beetham Tower.  Alternatively, Manchester Central has been taken over by Vivid Experience for the Christmas period, offering all-inclusive Christmas party packages with the theme ‘Aspen Rocks’ this year from £67.00 per person for a complete party package. http://www.manchesterchristmasparties.co.uk/

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-manchester-deansgate-MANDGHI/index.html

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Something different

If you want something a bit trendier, having tried and tested it ourselves on a recent team night out, Twenty Twenty Two in the Northern Quarter is a unique bar with a ping pong room, event space and DJ. If your ideal Christmas night out consists of lots of alcohol and competitiveness, we would definitely recommend the beer pong table to get the whole team involved.                       http://www.twentytwentytwo.co.uk/

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Entertainment

Aerial artists

If you’ve hired out a large venue and need something spectacular to fill it, entertain your guests by booking performers such as aerial silk or hoop artists. We love the versatility of this act as it can adapt to fit in with any theme and definitely makes a spectacle viewing. If you want to really add something special to your event, book a ‘champagne chandelier’ to serve guests drinks as they arrive. You can also see this act alongside many others at Manchester newest luxury restaurant, Menagerie. http://menagerierestaurant.co.uk/

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Snow globe acrobats

Having used them for an event ourselves previously, this duo who perform in a giant inflatable snow globe are becoming a popular choice for Christmas parties and add a fun twist on typical acrobatics. Choose from different themes depending on your party including Snowflake, Enchanted Globe or The Nutcracker.                                                                            http://www.contrabandevents.com/entertainment/cabaret-stage-shows/budget/enchanted-snow-globe-acrobalance-bristol/

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Girls That Mix

Finally, one of the most important parts of an event is its music therefore hiring a DJ is a must to get everyone up on the dancefloor. Girls that Mix are a Manchester based band consisting of a DJ, Sax and Percussion all in one producing soulful house mixes tied with jazzy sax, we love this unique concept which combines both a DJ and live music for the best of both.                            https://twitter.com/GirlsThatMix

 

If you liked our top picks and need help planning a Christmas party or any other event, give us a call or drop us an email and we will be happy to help!