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It’s Christmas Party Time! At least for the party organisers


The festive season is fast approaching, and venues across South East England are gearing up to welcome your guests for this most magical time of the year. Whether you are looking for a lively joiner party, wish to host your own private corporate Christmas event or treat your team to a delectable festive lunch experience, MEET Beyond London has curated a list of exceptional event venue solutions for this year’s festive celebrations just outside London…

Here’s a few different venue suggestions to spice up your party season… 


Private Christmas Party Nights in The Chapel with De Vere

Party the night away in The Chapel at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor
The stunning stained-glass window and vaulted ceiling provides a backdrop like no other to your evening, with exclusive parties for up to 160 guests, with a private bar, dance floor, three-course dinner, wine, arrival drink & party novelties all part of the package. With 429 bedrooms on site there is no need for your guests to travel home. 


Countryside Estate Party Nights in Kent

Chapel House Estate is a luxury, family-run event venue surrounded by Kent countryside. Offering both shared and exclusive Christmas party nights for up to 200, as well as festive afternoon teas, lunches and dinner options it’s a unique solution for a Christmas celebration. Conveniently located in Minster, just a short 5-minute taxi ride from the high-speed Thanet Parkway train station, access is easy. The estate also boasts some exquisite boutique accommodation on site too! 


Celebrate the Season Afloat along the Thames

Set sail in Reading with an exclusive private Thames Rivercruise boat charter, perfect for groups of 30 to 120. Whether you opt for exclusive hire with festive dinner, finger foods, or simply greet your guests with a welcome drink, everyone will relish the ever-changing views and festive atmosphere on this nautical adventure. With plenty of accommodations in Reading, turning your office party into an overnight getaway will not be difficult.  


Christmas party at the ‘Outdoor Winter Lodge’ Experience in Portsmouth

For something a little different, how about the ‘outdoor’ Winter Lodge at Queens Hotel, Portsmouth. The marquee opens in December, and at just £10 a ticket, you and your colleagues can head along for festive cocktails and enjoy the relaxed vibes and cosy atmosphere surrounded by sounds of soul, funk, and disco classics (bookings open in October). All of this year’s shared and exclusive festive dining nights in the gorgeous Elizabeth Room are sold out, but its one to look at for 2025.


The Essence of Oxford at the Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre is synonymous with Oxford welcoming up to 80 for dining or 200 for a Christmas drinks reception. The Theatre gives your guests a centre-stage view of Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture and Robert Streater’s famous painted ceiling. Enhance your event with a visit to the iconic Cupola (114 steps, 20 guests at a time) where you can raise a toast to your friends or colleagues and soak in the 360 views of Oxford skyline.

Email Conference Oxford at with your requirements, for the perfect Christmas party venue within Oxford University or colleges. 


Fire and Ice Themed festive Fun at Ascot

Ascot Racecourse is another fantastic choice for shared themed party nights and exclusive nights, with a capacity of up to 3000. This year’s Fire and Ice theme will transport your guests into the festive season with enchanted lodges and winter wonderland cabins. Ascot offers free car parking and is just seven-minute walk from Ascot train station makings it easy to gallop into this winter wonderland from further afield.  

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