22 Nov Planning your office Christmas Party in Birmingham
With the festive season upon us, what’s more fitting than celebrating in style right here in Birmingham? This magnificent cosmopolitan city is a hub of entertainment and culture. From extravagant parties, quaint cocktail bars and fun and games – Birmingham has your ideal Christmas party covered.
As most businesses have moved away from the traditional office environment post-covid, there is no one way to celebrate Christmas in Birmingham this year. From co-working spaces with a shared office, you may consider sharing your Christmas party as well. Those who hotdesk or use a virtual office space, there are plenty of virtual Christmas party ideas for you to get involved in too.
Formal Christmas Party Ideas
For the corporate businesses looking to have a more formal Christmas party experience, we have narrowed it down to our top 3 picks. With entertainment, a sit-down meal and full bar service – this type of party is ideal for large mixed groups or exclusive hire.
The NEC Birmingham
The theme for the NEC Christmas party in Birmingham is ‘ASPEN Rocks!’. The venue will be transformed into a stunning snowy alpine village with a bustling two-storey ski lodge, log cabin bars and frosted pine trees. Birmingham’s flagship venue is conveniently located, has full disabled access and professional event security. Attendees can enjoy aerial performers and dancers, a full indoor fairground, a professional DJ, a three-course seated dinner and a premium branded bar. The NEC offers mixed parties for groups of 8 and upwards and is available for exclusive hire.
Find out more here: https://www.birminghamchristmasparties.com/
The theme for the Christmas party at Edgbaston Stadium this year is Hollywood Glitz & Glamour. With shared Christmas party nights as well as private packages available, there is something for everyone. Guests can expect a red-carpet arrival, a festive three-course meal, a house band and DJ with more offered on the night.
The Eastside Rooms
Available as a shared and exclusive event, The Eastside Rooms welcome you to ‘The Greatest Christmas’. The ultimate party package includes circus performers, a three-course meal, a live band and DJ. For private hire, there are three rooms available ranging from a minimum of 50 guests to 650 guests.
Find out more here: https://eastsiderooms.com/christmas/the-greatest-christmas/
Informal Christmas Party Ideas
For those businesses who are smaller in size, you may decide to take a more laid-back approach to your Christmas party this year – without skipping out on all of the festive fun and cheer that is. We have picked our top 3 things to do in Birmingham and combined them with the festive season, guaranteeing you a night to remember.
Our very own Bar 11 is the perfect venue for small and intimate Christmas parties for up to 25 people. Located centrally with all the mod cons and a fully stocked bar. If you’re looking for extra catering and bar packages these are available too!
Find out more here: https://grosvenorstpauls.com/meeting-rooms/bar-11/
For parties with 40 guests or under, Lane7 offer three packages which include bowling, gaming, prosecco, cocktails and music. With bespoke packages available for more guests, there is a reason why Lane7 is bowling like you have never seen it before.
Find out more here: https://lane7.co.uk/birmingham/
Flight Club Birmingham
A night filled with social darts, festive food and drinks and an unmatched atmosphere is what you can expect from Flight Club as your chosen Christmas party this year. With various packages to choose from, you can enjoy your very own epic festive fun in your semi-private oche playing area for up to 37 guests.
Find out more here: https://flightclubdarts.com/christmas
For those who just want to party the night away, Pryzm offer exclusive and shared party rooms to cater for all sizes. Attendees can expect an exceptional buffet or three-course dinner, a DJ, state-of-the-art sound and lighting as well as various drinks packages available. This stunning venue situated on the famous broad street is easily accessible and a great option for those on a budget.
Find out more here: https://www.pryzm.co.uk/parties/christmas-parties/
Casual Christmas Party Ideas
A Christmas party in Birmingham does not always need to be conventional. The casual Christmas party can equally be just as much fun and festive. With the Frankfurt markets to explore and various bars and pubs, you can easily make a great night out to remember this Christmas.
German Markets Birmingham
Discover the magic of Christmas as Birmingham city centre is transformed into a festive feast for the eyes. Enjoy the iconic German beer, dine on some tasty treats and pick-up some of the handmade novelties before you make your way through to the ice rink.
Find out more here: https://www.thebfcm.co.uk/
The Birmingham Ice Rink & Wheel
Every winter the magical big wheel comes to Birmingham, as does the ice rink. Enjoy the festive surroundings and view from the big wheel or take a leisurely skate around the ice rink before heading to some of the many bars Birmingham has to offer.
Find out more here: https://www.iceskatebirmingham.co.uk/
Top bars for casual drinks
Whilst Birmingham boasts a lot of venues available for casual drinks, our top picks this year include:
- Gas street social
- Old Joint Stock
- Albert’s Schloss
Virtual Christmas Party
Although the last few years has changed how we view and organise events, the Christmas party is no exception. We have complied our top virtual and remote-friendly party ideas for your team to get involved in, no matter the country or continent.
Put together the ultimate Christmas quiz, sip on some mulled wine and throw in some festive jumpers to really get merry. From festive trivia, charades and karaoke – the possibilities for your virtual games night are endless.
Cocktail making class
The cocktail making class can be done with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options so everyone can participate. Select your chosen cocktails to make, email your guests an ingredients list ahead of time and pull together a festive playlist to share with your group before you log into your chosen virtual platform to get creating. It really is as simple as that.
At Grosvenor House, we offer virtual office spaces, hot desking and co-working solutions with a wide range of add-on services to meet your needs. Get in touch with us today to discuss our range of bespoke office solutions or book a unique space and discover why we offer the perfect office solution for your business.