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Cracking Christmas Party Venues  With a Unique festive twist.

If you are looking to reward your team by treating them to a large scale corporate Christmas event, thank your clients with a luxury Christmas lunch or just organise a small informal festive office Christmas party,.. then take a look at some of the south's cracking conference and event venues. We've pulled together some of the most exciting Christmas party packages on offer in 2019., and they each have their own unique twist.

From a Basil Fawlty themed 'Christmas Carol Night' or a festive River Thames boat cruise to a Private Island festive party experience or a 'Big Top' circus themed event,   We are sure you'll find something of interest.


Stretching from Hampshire,Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. MEET Beyond London looks to help you find the perfect Christmas event just outside of london.  

The Royal Windsor | Windsor | Berkshire

Luxury parties in the most impressive of settings – book The Royal Windsor for your Christmas event and prepare to be wowed.

Boasting the most spectacular views of Windsor Castle, they can create a bespoke event tailored to your wishes. From ice sculptures to chocolate fountains, live music to themed nights, they offer it all. Create a cocktail unique to your event for guests to enjoy, or let them host a cocktail masterclass using the house infused spirits.

The party pack offers many options from formal sit down meals to feasting menus, or just fantastic drinks and dancing!

Contact Info:, email or call 01753 865 179

Just under an hour direct from London Waterloo.  The Royal Windsor is opposite Windsor & Eton Riverside Station.

French Brothers | Windsor | Berkshire

For a truly unique Christmas party why not take to the River Thames this festive season with French Brothers Boats?  Offering cruises from both Runnymede and Windsor, they have the perfect party packages for groups of 20 to up to 150.


Packages include food, professional disco and boat hire on fully heated, festively decorated boats. Formal dining and informal Christmas BBQ options available. Packages start at £40pp and are available from November to February.

Travel info should be:  Between 25-41 minutes from London Paddington, including 1 change at Slough. and 5 minute walk to the riverside.  For departures from Runnymede – 37 minutes from London Waterloo to Egham and 8 minute taxi transfer to riverside.

Macdonald Windsor Hotel | Windsor | Berkshire

There’s something fabulous about the Christmas season at Macdonald Windsor Hotel.

Follow in the footsteps of celebrities and royalty and enjoy our party nights, a daytime bash or simply soak up the atmosphere in the lounge bar.


Join a Winter Wonderland Party Nights & step into the spotlight and take your place on the dance floor. After a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a delicious three course dinner, the DJ takes the reigns and lines up top tracks for a night of disco fever.  Packages available throughout November and December from just £45 per person. 120 max capacity

Between 25-41 minutes from London Paddington, inc 1 change at Slough.
5 minute walk from Windsor & Eaton central train station.

Holiday Inn | Reading | Berkshire

Whatever type of celebration you have in mind over the Festive Season, we offer it at our 2 AA Rosette 4 Silver Star Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10. 


From Festive Lunches to Christmas Day and Boxing Day Lunch, Festive Family Events, and our ever-popular ‘Join a Party’ Nights you can be assured of a fabulous time. Welcome in the New Year - enjoy music by our Resident Pianist, followed by a 5 Course Gala Dinner & dancing until the early hours with a chilled Glass of Champagne to bring in the New Year.

Stay in one of our stylish tranquil Guest Rooms so you won’t have to worry about driving home, and enjoy a delicious Full English Breakfast in the morning.   To book for Christmas and New Year 2019, please contact our Events team on 0118 944 4231 or email

35 mins from London Paddington and 10 min taxi from Reading Train Station

Richmond Hill Hotel | Richmond | Surrey

Join Christmas party nights at Richmond Hill Hotel or host your own private party in our range of unique spaces suitable for up to 200 guests. From a spectacular winter wonderland theme to a Great Gatsby night; we will work with you to create a truly memorable party that can be styled to your theme of choice.


Packages include room hire, a four-course dinner with all the trimmings and half a bottle of wine per person. For smaller groups of up to 70 people you can also book our destination restaurant 144 On The Hill for private events.

25 - 30 mins direct from London Waterloo.  Short 10 min taxi transfer or scenic 22 min walk. The hotel is also conveniently located just 13 miles from London Heathrow and 32 miles from Gatwick Airport

Mandolay | Guildford | Surrey

From festive Champagne Teas, Traditional Lunches to fabulous Party Nights, Mandolay -The Boutique Hotel has an occasion to match every taste. Proudly flexible, with eight function suites, they are able to host parties
from 10 to 400 guests in complete comfort. Special menu requests and entertainment options available.

The Mandolay guarantees that you will receive the warmest of welcomes and the best time possible.

Download the brochure for more information about the packages on offer including Festive Bubbles and Bites( from £18p.p), Shared Christmas Party Nights (from £42.95) and  Berry Bros & Rudd - Traditional Afternoon Tea with a touch of festival indulgence (£26.95).

35 minutes from central London by train and 7 minute Taxi transfer from Guildford Station

Set at the head of Dorking’s famed High Street, amidst the rolling Hills of the North Downs and Surrey’s world-famous Denbies Vineyard Estate, The White Horse hotel has been restored to its former Dickensian glory following a £4 million refurbishment. Combined with 56 en-suite bedrooms, 3 function spaces, extensive dining facilities in the restaurant and bar, inspired by Dickens (who was reported to have written some of the Pickwick papers whilst staying here many years ago) showcases classic cocktails, local ales and wines making it an ideal venue for meetings, private dining and events in Surrey. Discover their festive menu which starts from £22.50 for 2 courses.

Glive | Guildford | Surrey

Three Showstopping Christmas Party Nights at Guildfords Premier Entertainment Venue.
Thursday 12 December SOLD OUT |  Friday 13 December  | Saturday 14 December


The Christmas Extravaganza is a show-stopping Christmas Party night for individuals or groups who want that big party atmosphere, right in the heart of Guildford.  A fantastic three course menu, stunning entertainers, live music from The Beat Freaks, resident DJs and an incredible themed venue,


35 minutes by train from London and a 7 minute taxi transfer from Guildford Station.

£50 p.p. including: Fizz on arrival, a three course festive meal,

For more information, or to make a booking call the G Live Ticket Office on 01483 369350 or visit 

Denbies Wine Estate | Dorking | Surrey

Being one of largest vineyards in the UK Denbies is one of the most unique venues in Surrey. You can dine under the stars in the beautiful Conservatory Restaurant or dance the night away in the Vaulted Candlelit Cellar they have something to suit everyone’s requirements. 

Choose from a Shared Party Night, exclusive hire  or fine dining experience in The Gallery Restaurant. Denbies can cater for suit all tastes and budgets.

View the website for a full range of festive events including ‘Who ‘sleighed’ Santa?’ – Cellar Murder Mystery Party Night (£56 pp), ‘Sway with Buble’( £59 pp) and ‘Denbies Winter Wonderland Masked Ball’ (£59 pp).

Private events and bespoke packages for 20 – 400 guests also available.

50 minutes from London Waterloo to Dorking, 4 minute taxi transfer.

Waddesdon Manor | Aylesbury | Buckinghamshire

 The Waddesdon Estate exudes understated luxury: stylish and sophisticated, yet warm and intimate with open log fires in the West Hall. Enjoy world famous Rothschild wines, excellent food and friendly, professional service. 


If you’re looking for the perfect venue for a Christmas party with a difference, nothing can match the unique atmosphere of Christmas at Waddesdon, with both the Dairy and Five Arrows Hotel offering Christmas party packages. Choose a shared party nights, exclusive-use private lunches and private party nights there is an option to suit every company or team. Maximum Capacity - 130 guests

1hr by train from London Marylebone to Aylesbury, with a 10 minute taxi transfer

Whatever celebration you have in mind for the Festive Season, Crowne Plaza Marlow can help. The ever popular ‘Join-a-Party’ nights are the ideal solution for smaller groups up to 120 looking for a big party atmosphere. The stunning setting of the brand new refurbished Winterlake Suite offers the perfect backdrop for a Private Christmas Party night to. ( Max 250)

For a night of glitz and glamour, there's also a New Year’s Eve Gala Ball, or for a more informal New Year’s celebration, come to our New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, both with a stunning fireworks finale over the lake at midnight to see in 2020! 

Nearest Train station is Marlow 1 mile. 6 minute Taxi transfer.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery | Laverstoke | Hampshire

You and your guests are invited to experience Christmas at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery -the home to every drop of Bombay Sapphire gin in the world. The distillery is located a short drive from Winchester & Basingstoke.

Enjoy a cocktail on arrival and explore the glasshouses before making your way to the exquisitely decorated gallery space to enjoy your four-course meal. Then sample some of our signature cocktails in the spacious Mill Bar before heading to the dancefloor.

For more intimate gatherings, book a festive Cocktail Masterclass in the exclusive Empire Bar. Join our Gin Experts for an in-depth look at Bombay Sapphire gin and cocktail culture, as they teach you the bartender’s ‘tricks of the trade’, perfect for impressing friends and family at Christmas time.


1hr 30min from London to Overton, with a shuttle services available, or 6 minutes by taxi or 1 hour from London Waterloo to Winchester and 20 min taxi ride.

Holiday Inn | Winchester | Hampshire

An All Inclusive Party Night, Basil Fawlty’s Christmas Carol, The Ultimate Tribute to Elton John  – with such a varied number of events, everyone is sure to be entertained! 

Christmas celebrations are a great way to let your hair down and have fun with your colleagues and we offer a number of different party nights to suit all tastes!  All party nights include a three course menu cooked by our team of award winning chefs and we also offer discounted accommodation for groups.  Catering for up to 200 people, make 2019 a Christmas to remember!  ​Maximum Capacity - 200 guests

​1 hour from London Waterloo to Winchester. 6 minute taxi transfer

Solent Forts | Portsmouth | Hampshire

Celebrate your Festive party in style on a private island in the middle of the sea. A full evening of fine food and great entertainment in a venue like no other!


The Solent Forts at Christmas is a truly magical location, renowned as a go-to destination for stunning events. Visit Solent Forts for a Festive Lunch Experience (from £79 per person) where you’ll not only enjoy a delectable three course festive lunch and explore the ancient monument during a guided tour.


Alternative the Festive Party Nights are just £99 per person, This full Christmas party experience includes a boat transfer over to the island hotel, a welcome drink and a tour of the historical Fort before enjoying a delicious festive meal. Then dance the night away to our resident DJ in the Cabaret bar. Then sadly time to catch the boat back to Gunwharf Quays..or why not stay over in one of the 22 stunning fort bedrooms!?. 


Just 1hr 30 minutes by train from Central London and a short boat transfer from adjacent Gunwharf Quays.

Best Western Chilworth Manor | Southampton | Hampshire

Step inside the “big top” and enjoy a circus themed party in the Coach House Suite at Best Western Chilworth Manor. Available for both small groups and exclusive hire these parties can accommodate up to 200 guests.

You will an evening of celebration with a 3-course meal and half a bottle of wine per person, Christmas crackers and novelties included plus dancing to our resident DJ until 1am. From £39 pp on Selected dates during November, December and January.


For a smaller traditional Christmas party, consider a Lord Selborne party night. These parties can accommodate up to 60 guests and also include a 3-course meal with half a bottle of wine per person, Christmas crackers and novelties plus dancing to our resident DJ until Midnight. From £35 per person.

1 hr 10 by train from Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway, and 15 minute taxi transfer from directly outside.

Kimbridge Barn | Nr Romsey | Hampshire

Situated in the surroundings of Hampshire’s River Test, Kimbridge Barn, near Romsey combines rustic charm and elegance,  It's restored 19th century barn retains the best features from its original architecture, which immediately tell a story and set the scene for any special occasion.


There is a unique choice of spaces that can adapt to your event and they will take your party on an exciting food journey, with dishes created using locally sourced and homegrown produce. Their focus is on nurturing the local communities and are dedicated to providing  guests with a unique experience that showcases the outstanding assets and talent that Hampshire has to offer.

Small groups can book onto the ‘Join a party’ evenings which take place every Friday in December as well as the last two Thursdays before Christmas (from £35 p.p). This Christmas feast which will include delicious sharing platters and evening entertainment. 

Nearest Station is Romsey, with a 6 minute taxi transfer

The Grand | Brighton | Sussex

Whether you’re still looking for a venue to throw your own exclusive office event, or are looking for a black-tie party to join, your invitation is waiting to enjoy a spot of mingling with a mince pie with the rest of Brighton’s finest businesses with a selection of joiner party dates from 30 November onwards. Just £45 per person, joiner parties include a mouth-watering three course dinner along with DJs, dancing and plenty of festive entertainment. Make a night of it with a bed and breakfast stay from £120 or enquire about selected off-peak party dates in January 2020.

Travel Info: One hour direct train from London Victoria, London St Pancras & London Bridge to Brighton.  Located on the seafront just a 10 mins walk from the train station or a couple of minutes in a taxi

Choose your mask and wear it well, so your true identity, no one can tell… Enjoy the spirit of the ball with a charming night of decadence, festive dining, indulgent cocktails  at a Christmas Masquerade Party with Mercure Brighton.

Celebrate with colleagues  it will be a night to remember with a delicious meal and superb entertainment, 

From our masquerade parties, lunches with all the trimmings, off peak festive celebrations, work night parties, or even a festive break and much more, Mercure have it all.

Nearest Train Station: Brighton, direct line from London Victoria, London Brighton and London St Pancras. stations

Book early to avoid disappointment if you want to attend one of Brighton Racecourse “Winter Wonder” Christmas parties which take place throughout Friday and Saturday in December. 

For these magical evenings the racecourse transforms its in house restaurant into a winter wonder atmosphere with entertainment, a Christmas carvery, arrival glass of prosecco and a disco all looking out over the spectacular views of Brighton from the stunning rooftop terrace.

With prices at £36 pp – it really is an affordable get together during the silly season.


1 hour from London, 11 minutes by taxi from Brighton Station


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