Best Christmas Party Venues 2014

Published On October 16, 2014 | By Scarlett Pares Landells | Best of Brighton, Things to do features

When it comes to festive celebrations, planning is key! We’ve made things a bit easier for you by rounding up what we think will be the best parties and venues in Brighton this season. Let loose and throw a Christmas do that will be talked about all year, with our guide to the Best Christmas Parties Brighton has to offer in 2014! Also be sure to check out our guide to New Years Eve Brighton 2014!

Krater Christmas Party

Christmas Parties BrightonKrater Comedy Club is the weekly sell-out event at Komedia and it steps up a gear in December in the name of Christmas! The Krater Christmas Party is perfect for any sized group, whether you’re a bunch of builders, nurses, solicitors, estate agents or fancy digital agency! The ticket price includes a delicious three-course meal, two top comedians, an award winning compere and dancing until late. Komedia is doing away with the traditional dinner and instead will serve up the likes of Turkey and Prosciutto Roulade, Confit Duck Leg and Dark Chocolate with Brandy Torte for dessert. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available, like the comedy, there’s something for everyone!
Komedia Brighton – 6:30pm – Tickets from £39pp

The Creperie

Christmas Parties BrightonDo something totally different this Christmas and enjoy a fondue night at the Creperie on Brighton seafront. The menu comprises a beautiful cheese fondue made with emmental and gruyere, served with crusty bread and either a meat sharing platter or a vegetarian one, Gelato Gusto ice cream and fresh crepes for dessert, washed down with a glass of wine, included in the fantastic price. A fondue is a great ice breaker for a get-together, an unorthodox but truly mouthwatering and affordable option for a Christmas party. Exclusive use of the restaurant is available with party sizes of 20 and above. A Karaoke machine or use of their projector is also included!
The Creperie – Call to book – £16.50pp

Prohibition Style Speakeasy Xmas Parties

Christmas Parties BrightonOhSo Social is transformed for the Christmas period into a a snug winter wonderland, themed as a 1920s prohibition era speakeasy. Whether you’re planning a dinner for two, a Christmas team event, a festive family celebration or a full scale party, OhSo are more than happy to cater for you. Whatever your occasion, OhSo will provide a roaring twenties atmosphere, either with a sit-down three-course meal or a buffet – a more informal and cheaper option. The ‘probibition Chrismas’ party packages include pimms on arrival, entertainment from a jazz performer, DJ and exotic burlesque dancer. Everything you need for a roaring vintage shindig!
OhSo Social – See website to book – From £15.95pp

Al Duomo

Christmas Parties BrightonAl Duomo is one of Brighton’s most popular and longest established Italian restaurants, situated in a great central location near the pavilion and theatres. Al Duomo celebrates Christmas in a big way, laying on special festive nights with fabulous food, entertainment and dancing. There is a huge range of different options to choose from, with dates available to book 7 days a week. There is a Christmas Deluxe menu, a three course set menu including crackers, or if you are after something a little more lively, there is a dinner and disco night, with a DJ playing until the small hours. For a true taste of Italy, try a ‘Spaghetti Opera’ night. Listen to music from two singers accompanied by a pianist while you eat – it would make a great Christmas present for opera lovers!
Al Duomo – See website to book – From £13.95pp

White Christmas

Christmas Parties BrightonOver three nights this December, the people who brought you the sell-out club night ‘White Mink’ will be whisking guests from the 40s through to the naughties. The nights will feature headline live entertainment, walkabout acts and an abundance of glitz and glamour. With wonderful performances from the likes of Romany (the only woman ever to be named stage magician of the year by Magic Circle), Flash Mob Jazz and Brighton’s finest aerial performer Kitty Peels, White Christmas is set to be the hottest ticket in town this winter. Book either as an individual or as part of a VIP Group Package, which includes a bottle of prosecco and table service from the White Christmas hosts.
The Old Market – 18th-20th December, 8pm – From £16.50pp

Christmas at Hotel Du Vin

Hotel du Vin GlassesIf you are thinking about really pushing the boat out for your Christmas celebrations, look no further than Hotel Du Vin. Known to deliver excellence all year round, Hotel Du Vin will knock your socks off during the festive period, with a superb seasonal menu and some luxurious packages. Rooms are available to hire for parties, or you can dine from the Christmas menu in the Bistro from 24th November, which includes three courses with tea, coffee and mince pies, plus a complimentary glass of fizz (before 4th December). For a truly indulgent and romantic Christmas getaway, book the Full Christmas Day package with three nights accommodation and food for £809 per room for two people. Hotel Du Vin really know how to do Christmas in style!
Hotel Du Vin – See website to book – From £35pp

80s/90s Christmas Party nights

funkyfishHave a blast at Brighton’s longest running nightclub, bringing you 80s/90s themed Christmas parties, with all the food, booze and dancing you could wish for. Get into the festive spirit with a delicious Christmas dinner, followed by dancing until 3.30am with smash hits from the last 3 decades. Get out those flares and dance the night away! Choose from either a four course Christmas dinner plus party for £24.95 or buffet plus party for £14.95 per person. With fabulous food and great entertainment for a very reasonable price, this is a perfect excuse for a festive get-together and fun night out with colleagues and friends. Funkyfish features two party rooms with two bars, and prides itself on sticking to their three ‘essentials’ for a great night out: great people, great music and great customer service.
The Funkyfish Club – Call to book – From £14.95

The Tremendous Tipi

If you are looking for something truly exceptional this Christmas, Brighton Music Hall’s very own pop up pavilion, the Tremendous Tipi, is the venue for you! Enter through solid oak wooden doors and be amazed by the splendour of the natural canvas structure with 100-year-old wooden poles soaring to over 8m high. Imagine open fires, twinkling fairy lights, candelabras and all decorated in the theme of the Ice Queen’s Queendom. This surely is the venue to impress the most discerning of guests and promises to be a uniquely magical setting for your Christmas Party.

tipiThere are a number of different Christmas party options at the Tipi including exclusive hire and joiner parties with a range of food, drink and entertainment packages to suit specific requirements. Join the Royal Yuletide Masquerade Banquet & Ball featuring three course meal plus table entertainment, live band and disco until 1am, or for half the price do the Buffet & Ball with just the DJ, buffet and a photobooth. Alternatively go for a drinks and entertainment package, with all the fun of the ball without the food. Christmas lunch packages are also available, which include live music and are cheaper than the evening options.

The Tremendous Tipi also plays host to the Christmas Festival which is open to everyone every Saturday and Sunday for only £2.50 (kids go free). Enjoy live music from the house band singing festive hits and party favourites in the warmth of the fully heated Tipis. Dance away the afternoon in the candlelight and dine in the Tipi with Sunday roasts and wholesome winter fayre. Explore the Tremendous Tipi village including the Winter Warmer log cabin and pop up chocolate shop or snack on some roasted chestnuts. Each child will take home a present from Santa and a Christmas chocolate. Enjoy a spiced Winter Pimms, rum hot chocolate or mulled cider while you wait.
Brighton Music Hall –24th Nov-24th Dec – From £2.50pp

Busby & Wilds

busby&wildsIf you are after a traditional Christmas dinner party, you’ll probably want a relaxed pub atmosphere, smoked salmon for your starter, a turkey main and Christmas pudding for dessert, washed down with some choice wines and beers. And that is exactly what Busby & Wilds is doing best this year. Busby & Wilds is a family owned neighbourhood public house serving great food and great booze in a cosy, friendly, tucked away corner in the back streets of Kemptown. Their food is home cooked from fine, fresh and locally sourced ingredients with beers from all over the world, local real ale and an extensive handpicked wine list. Like all of the best locals, Busby & Wilds is family and dog friendly so it would make a great venue for a family get together this Christmas.
Busby & Wilds – Call to book – From £23pp

Bali Brasserie

baliThe Bali Brasserie in Hove is an exotic location for a Christmas party. Decorated in decadent Balinese style, it boasts a fantastic 45ft long ‘Tropical Bar’, serving drinks at pub prices, plus room for entertainment and also a pool table. At the Bali Brasserie your Christmas party would start with pre-dinner drinks in the Tropical Bar followed by a superb four-course all-you-can-eat hot buffet. Enjoy the festivities and pull a cracker or two, while enjoying authentic Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine. Evening Christmas party guests can then dance the night away to live music. Bali Brasserie makes for an original and crowd-pleasing office party idea or even a solution for Christmas Day itself, with a traditional style six course dinner with a hint of the orient.
Bali Brasserie – Call to book – From £19.95

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Scarlett is a trainee journalist and Archaeology graduate. Having recently moved from Manchester she is exploring all that Brighton has to offer and writing about it! Arts' music,food, archaeology, reviews and musings coming soon, watch this space. (Blog coming soon!)