With less than 180 days until Christmas, the pressure is on to start planning your lavish corporate Christmas party that everyone has worked so hard to get to. Whether your office party vision is grand glamour or casual and laid-back, the first step needs to be booking your function venue before all the best dates are taken.
Last year’s Christmas event was amazing, and now you have to top it this year. But where to start?
To ensure you don’t waste time planning, I recommend speaking to your management first to confirm essential requirements. Too many times, we’ve seen people spend hours getting quotes only to discover their boss wants something completely different (I’m looking at you, bare foot bowls).
Secondly, budget is everything. There is no point arranging function room or venue hire until you have very clear guidelines on what you can spend.
Once the basics are confirmed, it’s time to start looking at food and beverage options with consideration to quality vs. quantity. Take care making this decision because, let’s be honest, the catering can make or break any Christmas party.
Entertainment options should be next on your hit list. Spend time looking at quality entertainment as this really sets the tone of the evening. It’s important to make contact early, as good entertainers get booked up quick during peak periods such as corporate Christmas parties.
Consider The Pier Geelong for your Christmas Celebration.
Located on the amazing Geelong Waterfront, The Pier Geelong has floor to ceiling windows offering incredible views over the bay. The function venue offers a complete experience for both intimate guests lists and large-scale celebrations. Your guests can enjoy amazing food in a unique setting, before moving the party upstairs at City Quarter.