The beating heart of Devon, Exeter is full of character and ancient history, along with all the facilities of a modern city. It’s a compact city that can easily be explored on foot, with scenic walks and plenty of visitor attractions. The focal point is the magnificent cathedral, which dates back to Norman times, and the city is also home to mysterious Underground Passages and a historic Roman Wall. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum tells the 2000-year history of the city under one roof.
The Historic Quayside is a buzzing area of the city, with grand buildings that stand as a reminder of its 18th century heyday, when the woolen cloth trade made the area rich. Now the warehouses are home to an eclectic mix of shops from antiques and homewares and gifts. A range of pubs and eateries on the waterside draw visitors day and night.
Exeter is a city on the water, and popular boat trips run on the calm waters of the Exeter Ship Canal and River Exe, running inland from the Historic Quayside. At Christmas time, you might spot some exotic birds that have migrated for the winter. Exeter looks great all year, round, but in midwinter, it has a special charm. The place has plenty of shopping, from big name brands to chic boutiques and independent stores in the shopping quarters.
Devon brought the world the cream tea, but there’s so much more to eat than scones! The place is firmly on the map as a foodie hot spot of the South West, with freshly caught fish, free-range meats and local cheeses to enjoy. A thriving restaurant scene ensures that the dining bar is set high, and you’ll enjoy tempting flavours and good quality on your Christmas party.
Exeter was chosen to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and has grown an exciting reputation as a centre for sport and leisure. There are regular horseracing fixtures at the racecourse and football at St James’ Park. There’s a climbing wall at the Quayside, and the town is a hub for outdoor sports enthusiasts who enjoy adrenaline pursuits in the surrounding countryside and in the water.
Shared Christmas parties offer a built-in atmosphere, with other teams on board to ramp up the festive spirit. It’s also a way to buy into some top class dining, drinking, décor and entertainment, while bringing in the cost under budget. Exeter has some great venues to host your shared office party, and we can link you up with just the right event for your team. Take a look at our range of options and tempting menus and see which one is right for you – be warned, your taste buds will be tingling!
If you want more of a private party for your valued team at Christmas time, check out our exclusive parties. You’ll have your own private area, and depending on the venue and the size of your group, there may be options to pick the entertainment and décor. To discuss any aspect of your Exeter office party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below to be put in touch with the perfect Christmas party venue in Exeter.