What makes the difference between a good Christmas party and a really great Christmas party?

After the summer break and the school holidays draw to a close, most businesses start to think of planning their company or office Christmas party. So what makes a great Christmas Party?

Michelle Taylor MarriottBy Michelle Taylor, director of sales, Preston Marriott.

Entertainment – Some form of entertainment is really important, whether it’s a disco, a live band or something more adventurous like a tribute act or themed nights. This gives your guests an opportunity to have fun, mingle and let their hair down!

Great Food – One of the most important aspects for many people attending their Annual Christmas party is an opportunity to have a sumptuous meal in luxury festive surroundings.

Drinks – Ensure there is a plentiful supply and a good range of drinks, and bear in mind soft drinks too!

Easy Access – Often guests are travelling from vastly different areas, and need somewhere central that is easy to get to by public transport/taxi and if they are travelling by car, that there is ample parking, preferably free of charge.

Accommodation – Ensure your venue has accommodation nearby for those guests who don’t want to travel home, and give them the opportunity to relax and enjoy their festive celebration.

Dress Code – Everyone loves the opportunity to dress up, you could even give your party a simple theme – black & white, Christmas sparkle or simply Black tie! When booking your Christmas Party, choose a really great venue - The Preston Marriott Hotel