The UK's 10 Most Extravagant Places to Hire for the Works or Office Christmas Party

If you’ve ever wanted to throw the most extravagant Office Christmas party of the year, you’ll know that the costs can soon add up when looking for the very best venue to hire for your firm.

However, some of the mega rich take it to extremes. From the $160 million inauguration celebration for Barack Obama, to Naomi Campbell’s $1.8 million birthday bash – these people know how to party in style.

To help you get that Christmas office party under way, here are 10 of the UK’s most extravagant venues you might consider for your company – they're likely far out of the budget of us mere individual mortals.

10. Namco Funscape


For an action packed venue, offering interactive video games, luxury American pool hall, techno-bowling, turbo-charged bumper cars, karaoke and The Vault Laser Maze Challenge, hire out Namco Funscape for your Christmas Office ‘do.


9. Alton Towers

Alton Towers for Christmas Parties

To really get your employees on board, you could exclusively hire out one of the UK’s biggest theme parks for the day. Your 5,000 guests will be screaming all day as they try out the scariest rollercoasters in the country, including Oblivion and Nemesis.

8. London Zoo

Hire London Zoo for Christmas

The ‘Black Tie with a Hint of Animal’ theme will give your employees something to talk about in the New Year. Hold your Christmas Event at London Zoo and you’ll get to go wild with the dress code, see unusual live exhibits and even take part in a meet and greet with one of the residents.

7. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle - a great venue for your Xmas Office Party

Make a real statement this Christmas by hiring Edinburgh Castle. You can enjoy exclusive access to this famous landmark, including the Great Hall, Royal Apartments, Castle Vaults and even the Scottish Crown Jewels.

6. Old Library, Custard Factory, Birmingham

Party at the Old Library

For a more traditional Christmas party venue, but still with a touch of quirkiness, the Old Library at the Custard Factory is a great choice. With plenty of character and spectacular Victorian features, it’s the perfect venue for a classy Christmas party.

5. London Dungeon

London Dungeon for Christmas Parties

For one of the most unique party venues in the country, head to The London Dungeon. It will offer your guests a glimpse into history, but also plenty of horror and humour. Oh, and the ghosts can be particularly mean at Christmas!


4. Chill Factore, Manchester

Christmas Parties at Chill Factore

What better way to celebrate Christmas with your employees than in a Winter Wonderland? Manchester’s Chill Factore is one of the UK’s only indoor ski slopes. You better tell your guests to wrap up warm.


3. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Hire the whole of Cardiff Arena for your firm this Christmas

Throw one of the year’s most lavish Christmas parties at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. You’ll be able to dine in style as your guests sip on champagne and show their moves on the dance floor.


2. Concept 2

Concept Xmas Parties

Millbrook has four venues and Concept 2 is by far the largest. This spectacular venue has ceilings 12 metres high and over 1,250 square metres of space. The sheer size of Concept 2 will blow your guests’ minds.


President 1918 for Luxury Party Venues1. HMS President 1918

boat party always makes a splash, but nothing shows you’ve ‘pushed the boat out’ more than than a Christmas party on HMS President 1918. This historic vessel has a ballroom and Upper Deck that will wow your guests.


So where you headed for your Christmas Party for 2013? Tell the Zebra (he promises not to crash your event!)

Posted by Paul Randall
9th October 2013