When it comes to planning your festive do, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We have asked our team of specialised event planners for their tips on how to plan a memorable party in time for the festive season.
1. Plan Ahead
It is never too early to start planning your festive event. If you have a specific date in mind, book a year in advance to secure the venue and potentially receive a discounted rate. This year, 30 Euston Square is running an enticing Black Friday promotion, offering this year’s rates on all 2024 bookings. Confirm your 2024 booking by the end of 2023, and you’ll benefit from this year’s prices, subject to availability. This exclusive offer provides a fantastic opportunity to secure your preferred date for upcoming events while enjoying added savings.
2. Book the Right Venue
Not all venues can accommodate to your needs. Event organisers should pick one that aligns with their clients’ expectations and consider the number of attendees, type of entertainment, theme, and location. 30 Euston Square stands out by offering versatile solutions catering to events of all sizes and technical requirements. The venue boasts two expansive State Rooms with an adjacent rooftop, perfect for larger gatherings, as well as six Heritage Rooms, creating an intimate atmosphere for smaller dinner parties. Strategically located just a short walk away from Euston and Kings Cross stations, 30 Euston Square ensures convenient access for attendees travelling to the event; and for those looking to party carefree, 41 Boutique Bedrooms are available on site, ensuring that distance is not a barrier for anyone to participate.
3. Have a Theme
Who doesn’t appreciate a themed party, especially during the festive season when extravagant attire is embraced? Some of our preferred themes include a Winter Wonderland, Vegas Night, and Scandinavian Christmas.
4. What’s on the Menu? Canapés or Table Service
No event is truly complete without exceptional catering choices. Deciding what to serve at an event is always important, as it is often what the attendees will remember the most. Matching the food to the event’s style is crucial. Opting for a standing reception? Consider a champagne and canapé gathering with a delightful array of savoury and sweet bites, such as smoked salmon blinis, prosciutto-wrapped dates with Brie, or mini truffled arancini. For seated dinners, explore a personalised three-course menu or even a buffet. Interactive stations, like a dessert table, add a captivating touch to celebrations. Remember to accommodate dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten-free options.
5. Serve Bespoke Cocktails
Embrace the season and delight your guests with a tailor-made selection of festive cocktails. Among our winter favourites on the 30 Euston Square Christmas menu is the Gingerbread Martini, featuring a mix of vodka, gingerbread syrup, Baileys, and creme de cacao, topped with festive coconut and cocoa sprinklings. Additionally, savour the refreshing Golden Snitch, blending bourbon, elderflower liqueur, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, and a dash of ginger.
6. Create Memories
Create an unforgettable event by infusing it with captivating entertainment. This could be as simple as live music or a DJ set playing some Christmas classics and iconic tunes, complemented by the allure of casino-style tables and the charm of a skilled caricaturist. Additionally, you can capture the essence of your celebration through the lens of a professional photographer in paparazzi-style or opt for a whimsy photobooth. 30 Euston Square is the venue where these enchanting possibilities come to life, offering a number of acts and entertainment options, ensuring your gathering is nothing short of extraordinary.