How to choose the right Christmas party venue in London


Picking your Christmas party venue is one of the first steps to making your festive celebration one to remember! London has some incredible party venues to choose from, and getting in there early is crucial to finding the one that’s perfect for you.

At Leyton Orient Football Club close to the City of London, you can celebrate Christmas with colleagues, friends or family and make it a night to remember! You and your guests can enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and dance the night away on our fabulous Shared Christmas Party Night. If you want a more intimate celebration, why not hire one of our diverse event spaces for a Private Party?

By booking your Christmas party with us, you’ll be supporting The Hub at Highams Park Food Aid, helping to deliver Christmas meal boxes to the E4 community. Download our brochure to find out more about our Christmas parties.

Here are 5 top tips to help you choose the right Christmas party venue in London:

1. Start party planning well in advance

Starting to plan your Christmas party in London earlier in the year will help you secure the venue you really want. Planning in advance of the Christmas party date will make sure you can sort out all of the other details of your event, and give suppliers and guests plenty of time to make arrangements.

Having an idea of what you want your Christmas party to be will help you choose the right venue space. Are you picking a theme? Do you want a formal dinner or a casual buffet? Do you want a DJ and dancing or performers? This doesn’t have to be your final decision, but it will give you a good idea if a venue is suitable for your requirements.

2. Choose your dates and number of guests

Before approaching Christmas party venues in London, you should know how many guests you’re inviting to the event. You can then ask the venue what the maximum capacity is and the recommended capacity based on the size of the space, number of guests, and entertainment or activities you might want to offer.

You should also select a few optional dates that you would like to host your party on. As venues in London are popular during December, they may not be available on your preferred date. Having backups will ensure you can secure your venue on an alternative date without missing out altogether.

3. Decide how you’ll travel to and from the London party venue

Your venue should be easily accessible for your guests to arrive and leave safely. In central London, most venues are a tube or bus ride away. If your venue is outside of London, you may want to provide details of alternative transportation or overnight accommodation for guests.

It’s also worth looking at whether the venue offers parking facilities on-site or nearby for guests that will be driving to and from the venue. If your guests require it, you may need to check if the venue has accessible entrances and exits, as well as a lift to the party space.

Drinks at Christmas party in London

4. Find out what party packages the venue offers

A lot of venues offer Christmas party packages which may include food, drinks and entertainment at a flat rate or price per head. Some may offer a buffet or three-course dinner, a DJ and dancefloor or entertainers, or they may be venue hire only.

Here at E10, our fabulous Shared and Private Christmas Party packages include:

  • Christmas party decorations
  • Three-course dinner or buffet
  • Late-night bar

We cater to all budget and party requirements, so you can be sure to find a package that’s perfect for you and your guests. Download our Christmas party brochure to find out more about our packages.

5. Pick your Christmas party theme and decorations

Just like E10, some venues will decorate the venue for you, but if not, you’ll have to supply and set up your own decorations. You should find out what time the venue allows you to set up the room and ensure everything is in order before doors open and guests arrive. You’ll also want to understand if the venue will clear up after the party for you, if you have to do it the day after, or if they’ll provide support to help you.

You may be able to visit the venue beforehand to make sure your theme, decorations, tables, equipment, and facilities are exactly what you want. This will also help you check transport, local accommodation, and accessibility.


Experience the festive cheer, fine dining and attentive service at Leyton Orient and begin your 2021 Christmas celebrations in style. Our team exists to help you plan the perfect Christmas party in London. Get in touch with us to book your unforgettable Christmas party!