The nights are drawing in, the leaves are changing colour and big coats have made a comeback. No doubt about it – winter (and therefore Christmas!) is well and truly on the way.
Even better, office festivities look set to be back in full swing this year. Whether you want an à la carte dining experience, to dance the night away, or a more casual pizza-and-beer celebration, there’s a Christmas party venue to suit everyone at Wellington Place. Here are our top six.
To eat, drink and be merry, Mad Frans is the perfect spot for your office Christmas do. Catering from groups of two to 150, it’s great for larger Christmas gatherings. However, the versatile venue can suit smaller teams too.
Choose from a festive à la carte menu with two or three-course meals, like oozy breaded brie and Frans’ roast turkey. Or for a more casual dining experience, opt for the festive buffet for just £10 per person, featuring honey roast pigs in blankets and chicken liver pâté croutes, as well as other festive favourites.
For more information, or to book, visit Mad Frans’ website.
For those that want overnight accommodation – but don’t want to travel very far to reach it – Crowne Plaza Leeds ticks all the boxes. With a capacity of up to 150 people, Crowne Plaza’s events team is on hand to make sure your Christmas office party is as magical as can be.
If you have a big team to cater for, take advantage of Crowne Plaza’s Roundhay or Headingley Suites private hire options. Meanwhile, smaller groups can book onto one of the hotel’s pre-planned Christmas Party Nights, which not only means you can network, but it takes all the organisational hassle off your hands. The evening starts with a glass of fizz, followed by a three-course dinner, and rounds off with a DJ so you can disco until late.
Keen to do something a bit different this year? Let your imagination run wild at The Terrace! Cheese and wine tasting? A painting class? Perhaps a Great Gatsby-themed evening with a live jazz band? The Terrace’s friendly team is open to your ideas and on hand to help you organise the office Christmas party of your dreams.
The Terrace can cater food and drink alongside its partners, including popular Leeds cocktail bar The Alchemist, and accommodate groups of up to 150 people. Best of all, the Wellington Place community gets a 10% discount on bookings! Prices vary according to the size of space required.
For more information, visit The Terrace’s website.
If you fancy a festive celebration with a side of Italian luxury, Veeno is the ideal Leeds Christmas party venue for you. Sip delicious wines straight from the family vineyard in Sicily, then tuck into tasty Italian treats from a choice of Christmas menus.
Take your pick from traditional sit-down meals to a full-blown Italian culinary journey, complete with food and wine pairings. Veeno has options that cater for parties of two right up to 150 people and prices start at £24.95 per person. If you’re not much of a drinker, no problem. Veeno also offers bespoke afternoon tea with an Italian Christmas classic: Panettone. We’ll raise a cuppa to that!
Find out more and book via Veeno’s website.
The Good Luck Club
At the heart of Wellington Place and overlooked by our showstopping Christmas tree is The Good Luck Club, one of the largest venues based at Wellington Place. There are various options for private hire: rent out the whole venue for up to 200 guests, or parties of up to 80 can raise a toast in the Ceiling Rose Room. If you’re a smaller group in search of a lovely Christmas lunch, The Good Luck Club has you covered there too.
Indulge in holiday specials like juicy turkey skewers with all the trimmings (Yorkshire puds included!) or dig into a wide range of buffet options. Burgers, pizzas, grazing boards – they’ve got ‘em all.
Book now via The Good Luck Club’s website.
Last but certainly not least, the ever-popular Hoist House pub is available for Christmas dos of up to 150 people. The team can tailor-make packages depending on your office’s preferred party style. Pizzas and indulgent bar snacks rule the roost here, although a special festive menu will also be available.
Oh, and if it’s looking like your Christmas shindig might spill over into the weekend, Hoist House offers bottomless pizza and drinks on Saturdays. Yes, a pizza bottomless brunch! It’s £30 per person for 90 minutes, with top drawer drinks ranging from Aperol Spritzes and Peach Bellinis, to house wines and lager. How’s that for a hefty dose of festive spirit?!
For more information, email the Hoist House team.