The Christmas get-together with colleagues or friends is always something to look forward to in the lead up to the big day itself. If you’ve taken on the task finding the perfect location and event to keep everyone smiling, then read our guide to the best festive party packages across the East of England.
Ufford Park, Hotel, Golf & Spa
Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW
This year the hotel will be adding a touch of Parisian glamour to its festivities. Christmas party nights will take place on Fridays and Saturdays between 30 November and 5 January, excluding Christmas and New Year. Guests can indulge in a tasty three course meal and dance the night away under twinkling lights for a touch of Moulin Rouge. If you can’t make a party evening, there’s also the opportunity for a festive lunch or afternoon tea throughout December. Party nights priced from £37.50 per person.
Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1HP
Tel: 01284 339604 | www.thenorthgate.com
For a more subdued Christmas gathering with the team book a table at The Northgate, a stylish boutique hotel and restaurant in Bury St Edmunds. Its Christmas party package includes a three course menu which showcases some of Suffolk’s best produce. Guests can dine in the restaurant or in the private Club Room which seats up to 24 people. The menu starts from £28 per person from the 19 November.
The Bull Hotel
Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1RB
Tel: 01733 561364 | www.peelhotels.co.uk/bull-hotel/
It’s all fun and games at The Bull Hotel with its huge offering of festive events. Choose from a winter wonderland themed party night or keep it traditional, get involved with a Murder Mystery dinner, create a bespoke party night for your needs or enjoy a festive lunch or afternoon tea. With prices starting from £18.95 you will certainly find something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Knebworth, SG1 2AX
Tel: 01438 812661 | www.knebworthhouse.com
Partygoers can add a dash of intrigue to their festive fun this year, with a masquerade ball at Knebworth House. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 30 November until 12 January, the venue is holding lavish parties in a star-clothed marquee within its grounds, which includes a three-course meal, a late bar and dancing until 1am.
For those looking for a spicier celebration, this Christmas will also see the return of Knebworth’s much loved Christmas Curry Nights, with a special Indian-themed hot buffet, available on Wednesday 5, 12 and 19 December. The party will then last into the night with dancing, a DJ and a late bar.
During December, the Cobbold Barn will also play host to traditional Christmas parties for corporate and social guests, featuring the same three course menu served at the Masquerade balls.
Woburn Park, Woburn, Bedford MK17 9QP
Tel: 01525 290692 | www.parishouse.co.uk
If fine food is more your style book at table at Paris House where award-winning chef and owner Phil Fanning will be serving up a six, eight and 10 course lunch and dinner menu using seasonal ingredients taking inspiration from around the world with a particular focus on Asia. Prices start from £54 per person.
Revolución de Cuba
7-9 Queen St, Norwich NR2 4TL
Tel: 01603 857565 | revoluciondecuba.com
Forget turkey with all the trimmings add some heat to your Christmas party! Reserve a table or booth for your group, start with cocktails before indulging in a Caribbean themed three course dinner and dancing the night away.
Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HS
Tel: 01375 891402 | www.orsetthall.co.uk
Orsett Hall is one of the most popular party venues in Essex, and this Christmas it is bringing pure festive fun to the county. Book a table and join other groups and enjoy a three course meal followed by dancing with music from a live DJ. If you fancy something a bit more traditional, choose the ‘Merry Swingmas Evening’ which includes a live band. There’s also an all-inclusive option which has both food and drinks covered. Prices start from £38 per person.