At this time of year we’re looking ahead to our Christmas Party season here at Green Park Brasserie.

We’ve been tweaking our menu and making a few changes to how we’re going to decorate our restaurant and marquee.

In this blog post we’ve put together our top 6 tips for planning your Christmas party - whether that’s a work evening Christmas Dinner & Disco or a Christmas lunch event with friends or colleagues.

Christmas at Green Park Brasserie

Christmas at Green Park Brasserie

  1. Plan your Christmas Party early

    Bath is well known for being very busy throughout December with Christmas Parties, Hen-dos and visitors to the Bath Christmas Market. Booking a venue before August is recommended by many Christmas Party venues in Bath to avoid disappointment.

  2. Decide what you type of event you want

    There is so much choice in Bath for different style Christmas parties. We’re well known at the Brasserie for our evening dinner and disco parties, but we know that’s not everybody’s cup of tea. We also offer a lunch time 2 and 3 course Christmas party menu for local businesses and groups who are looking for a slower paced, more informal day time Christmas event.

  3. Ask around for dietary requirements

    If you’re in charge of organising your work Christmas party then be sure to cover all bases when it comes to allergen and dietary requirements. Most Christmas party venues are well up to speed with providing suitable alternatives, but there’s nothing worse than not planning for specific dietary needs.

  4. Dress code: what to wear

    This really is down to the type of event you’re planning for your Christmas Party. Bath has such a wide range of options from casual pub dining to formal sit down events with strict dress codes, this really depends on what style of venue you’re looking to book. Must of our Christmas Party events are smart casual with some guests choosing to dress up a little with Christmas dresses and we have seen the occasional full Santa costume over the years!

  5. Payment and dates

    We’ve run Christmas Parties in Bath here at the Brasserie since our first year in business back in 1992. The one piece of advice we suggest is making sure people know when and how much the need to pay by. There’s nothing more awkward and annoying if you are the group organiser having to chase people up. Giving your friends or colleagues set dates to pay early on is very important and can avoid office awkwardness.

  6. Shared or Exclusive?

    If you’re a large group you may wish to have an exclusive use Christmas Party venue to yourselves. Many Christmas Party venues in Bath offer shared parties when there will be groups of other local businesses, organisations or groups of friends making up the whole venue. While other spaces will offer exclusive use, although there is often an extra room hire fee involved.