If you haven’t thought about booking your Christmas party yet, this is your friendly reminder to start securing your favourite dates!

We have compiled our top five tips to help you get ahead of the game:

  1. Choose your key date: Be flexible with this, have your key date in mind but have a backup date just in case. More options is always safer. Always make sure you contact your favourite venue as early as possible as the most popular dates will always be the first to go at the most popular venues. Story has great relationships with venues and will be on hand to negotiate.
  2. Budget: Is your budget for 2024 already secured? Allocate your funds to your companies party of the year! If you need to be budget conscious, be mindful that certain dates and days of the week may be more expensive than others. Therefore, why not consider hosting your party earlier in the week or consider asking Story to look at November dates (as these always tend to be a bit more cost-effective).
  3. Venues and Packages: This goes hand in hand with your budget. When you are looking for a venue, it is worth considering whether you are looking for a dry hire or iconic venue that you can make your own, or if you would like a ready-made venue package with food, drink and theming already included. Story can create a bespoke venue proposal for you which will include different venue options based on your brief to help making these decisions easier for you!
  4. Theming: in most cases, venues that have packages usually have a theme, this means you can reallocate your budget to go towards other items such as an extra glass of bubbly on arrival for your guests. Story can advise you on where is best to use the extra funds to make the most of your evening and guest experience.
  5. Entertainment: Having a DJ or a band is great but including roaming entertainment throughout the night changes the style of the event. Roaming entertainment allows guests to interact with the act whether they are musical or artistic which allows you to create more memories and experiences for your guests. Some venue packages include this but if your budget is flexible, Story can also guide on you on the best additions for your evening.

Contact us today to start planning your Christmas party!