Tips For Organising a Manchester Christmas Party
If you want your party to go smoothly, proper planning is essential. Trying to organise a decent Christmas party venue in Manchester at the last minute is going to be a very tall order indeed. There are a large number of businesses in the city and most of them will also be looking to put on their own parties at a similar time to you. Here’s what you need to consider when planning your festive do.
Start organising early
Don't fall into the trap of trying to do everything at the last minute: this is how mistakes are made and things end up slipping through the cracks. For one thing, if you leave all of your planning late, then the best venues will already have been booked.
If you are going to go to a pub or restaurant, you don't have to worry about organising catering. However, if you are just going to be hiring out the space, you will need to make arrangements for things like food and drinks separately. Again, booking this in advance will ensure that your first options are available.
Try to include everyone
Make sure that you consult with everyone who is going to be attending your Christmas party so you can make suitable choices in terms of your venue, the food available, and the date you pick. You don't want to end up in a situation where you get to a venue, only to discover that there is nothing available for one member of your party to eat.
If you are responsible for organising your company’s Christmas Party venue this year, give yourself a checklist of things to confirm with each place you contact. For example, if there are going to be people attending who require wheelchair access, make sure the venues you consider are able to provide this beforehand.
Check dietary requirements
Checking dietary requirements carefully is not just about ensuring there is something for everyone to eat on the day. Some food allergies have the potential to be fatal. If you don't know the medical details of everyone attending, it is worth asking venues or caterers about common allergens that might be present in the food, such as nuts.
Choosing The Right Venue
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Think carefully about what kind of a budget you have to work with. The budget available to you will determine what sorts of venues you are able to realistically consider, as well as what kind of catering options you can go for. Remember to not only consider the cost of hiring out the space itself, but also other expenses such as transport and any entertainment you want - this all adds up!
You should also try to compile a guest list of attendees as soon as possible. Having a complete picture of exactly how many people to expect will make organising and arranging everything else much more straightforward. Even if you cannot get the precise names of everyone coming, you should get a maximum number of attendees to work with. Some of your guests might have plus-ones, making it unpredictable exactly how many people will show up. If you plan for maximum attendance, you will be prepared for any situation.
Once you know what kind of celebration you want, you can then look through the VenueScanner catalogue of Manchester Christmas Party venues. We have venues to suit every kind of event you could possibly want to throw. Whether you are looking to put on a small and intimate get-together or going all out on an extravagant party with hundreds of guests, there is something in our range of available venues that will satisfy your demands.
Getting around Manchester
Like most major cities in the UK, Manchester is well-served by an extensive public transport network. The Transport For Greater Manchester travel network encompasses rail, trams, buses, and cycle-routes. Whichever venue you choose for your Christmas party, it is easy to get around Manchester using the public transport network. There are train stations covering both central Manchester and the outlying suburbs, so getting into Manchester from outside the city is easy thanks to its extensive rail links.
Tram services run frequently, with trams available on the Ashton line every six minutes, and every 12 minutes on all other lines. Trams are a relatively rare sight in UK cities, but they are an efficient method of public transport. Unlike a bus, a tram does not have to worry about waiting for traffic and can maintain a much more regular schedule like a train.
This is the perfect city for a Christmas Party if your business is based in the north-west. If you own or work for a business nearby, you’ll know you can never go far wrong with a Manchester Christmas Party. Contact us today to discuss your venue needs and see how we can help.