A historic market town set on the River Wey and surrounded by lush meadows, Guildford is a smart spot for a Christmas party. Its historic heritage is everywhere you look, from St Mary’s Church with its Saxon Tower, the Tudor Guildhall and the medieval Castle Keep, which is a top spot to take in superb views of the surrounding countryside. Some of the most spectacular historic houses and exquisite gardens can be found around Guildford, from Losley Park, which has been home to the same family for 400 years, to the impressive grounds at RHS Wisley.
Being a market town, Guildford has a strong foodie heritage, and local produce pops up in its farmers market and the menus of its wide range of international restaurants that meet the demands of its cosmopolitan residents. Book your Christmas party here and you can indulge in some high-quality cuisine, delivered with panache and flair. Outside the town is Denbies – England’s largest single Wine estate vineyard and Hogs Back Brewery, creating delicious craft beers.
Guildford was voted best luxury shopping destination outside London by Experian, and here you’ll find everything from designer boutiques to high street names and independent stores. It’s an arty town, with a year-round programme of film, comedy, theatre, dance and exhibitions.
When you visit Guildford for your Christmas party, arrive early to soak up the scene on a wintry riverside walk. Or you can dip into a bit of local heritage before the party starts – visit Guildford House and Gallery, set in a 17th century town house or the charming Guildford Museum, where you can find out about former resident Lewis Carroll. Other attractions are the medieval Great Barn at Warnborough, or the spooky, vaulted medieval undercroft on Guildford High Street, which dates from the 13th century. Guildford is just half and hour by train from London, and has good transport links with the surrounding area, so it’s easy for your whole team to get to.
A popular choice for corporate events, a shared Christmas party lets you get involved in a big bash, alongside other teams. The shared costs mean you can get high production values, great food and entertainment, all without busting the budget. Christmas is a time for sharing, and an event like this can end up presenting some networking opportunities, although the emphasis is on fun and having a good time.
Have a merry Christmas office party, and get the best of everything, at a very merry price.
If you’ve got a large team to entertain, or you want a more bespoke feel to your Christmas party, we can arrange an exclusive event for you. Pre-order your menu and drinks, just the way you want them, from our mouthwatering range of celebration feasts, for you to enjoy in your private room or area. The décor will pull out all the stops for a special event, and, depending on what package you choose, you may be able to pick and choose elements of the theme and entertainment. If you have questions about any aspect of your party, feel free to email in to email@example.com or fill in the form below to be put in touch with the perfect Christmas party venue in Guildford.