A Christmas Fairy tale in Brighton

It’s begun. Christmas party songs are playing in your favourite retailers, the nights are drawing in, comfort food is a must and the next big event on everyone’s social calendar is Christmas. You know what that means…Christmas party season is almost upon us! The lead up to Christmas is a demanding time, with presents to buy, friends and family to spend much needed time with and of course, if the duty has been bestowed upon you; your works Christmas party to organise.

We’ve been working with this unique and brilliant venue year after year. We have a strong quality assessment process here at Eventa with all our venues and have excellent feedback with these guys. You’ll be taken care of by a qualified and highly skilled in-house events team, who will be able to cater to your every need. You can rest assured you are in safe hands here.

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This year’s theme is an enchanted fairy-tale and fantasy land, with twinkling fairy lights adorning the backdrop for you and your guests whilst you dine and dance the night away. With views of rolling Sussex hills, this creates the perfect atmosphere for you and your group and will be sure to impress even the most humbug of attendees.

A range of different party nights are available, from a fantastic live band party package to a night with the Sundaes or if you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to entertain all, then there are DJ party nights available throughout the festive period.

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No Christmas party would be complete without a delectable Christmas menu. Start with a mouth-watering goat’s cheese and red onion tart followed by a traditional turkey roast with a dauphinoise potato twist.

Or alternatively, indulge in a butternut squash, caramelised onion and sage wellington. For you chocoholic’s out there, treat yourselves to a decadent dark Belgian chocolate tart, covered in vanilla, cherries, honey and cream.  A range of dining options are available to suit all budgets from a finger buffet to a three course sit down meal. With these many options and a range of drinks promotions to help toast the occasion, what’s not to like?

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Whether you’re a group of 10 looking for a festive lunch or a large company of 400 looking for something spectacular, the team can happily cater for you.

All of this just starting from just £32.50 + VAT per person, what are you waiting for? Enquire here now for a party which includes other groups taking in the festive atmosphere. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a little exclusivity; enquire here.

The Best Places in Brighton for a Working Lunch

Brighton is the home to Eventa HQ and if you’re lucky enough to live or work here too, then you’ll know what a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes we have on offer here. When we’re able to take a break from helping customers find their perfect Christmas party, we love nothing more than getting out the office for lunch and treating our taste buds to some seriously good food. But if you’re not sure where to go on your working lunch or where to take your clients for a bite to eat in this great city, then why not take some inspiration from some of our favourite places?

The Coal Shed

Nestled down Boyce Street, The Coal Shed is a sophisticated spot to enjoy a truly delectable lunch. The A La Carte menu offers a great selection of tasty steaks – choose from a fillet, rib eye, sirloin and surf and turf. Other mains include the likes of roast pheasant breast and whole fish of the day amongst many others. There’s also a great range of sides to enjoy which don’t disappoint. We say that this restaurant is one for the wow-factor and is definitely one to enjoy with a client!

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The Office Pub

The Office is a light and airy pub that’s tucked away in Sydney Street and just so happens so serve some of the best Thai food in Brighton. There’s plenty of great dishes to choose from for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Also, if you’re a fan of gin, then The Office is certainly the place to be with a huge selection of gin to choose from – there’s no harm in having one drink in your lunch break right?

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Tortilla

If you’re looking for a freshly made burrito, then look no further than Tortilla based down West Street in the heart of the city centre. You’ll fill your tortilla with a choice of rice, beans, peppers and onions or meat (decide between grilled chicken, grilled steak, barracoa or carnitas) salsa and cheese or sour cream. A vegetarian option is also available in addition to plenty of other options, such as a lower carb option of naked burritos, tres tacos and some seriously mouth-watering nachos!  Tortilla is the perfect way to spice up your lunch break in Brighton!

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Foodilic

Foodilic is the place to go if you’re after a tasty and healthy all you can eat buffet! Situated in North Street Brighton, you’ll find an irresistible selection of salads such as green beans and mange tout with walnuts and orange zest dressing in addition to a choice of meatier options such as beef and pork bourguignon, Coq au vin and chicken salad. There’s also delicious bread and butter available that can be enjoyed on the side. If you’re strapped for time, then why not grab a take away box for £5.00? We would definitely recommend the coconut milkshake at Foodilic as it’s just heavenly!

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Pompoku

Situated in the centre of Brighton, Pompoku is a Japanese restaurant and is famous round these parts for its delicious, low costing food that doesn’t compromise on quality! There’s plenty of choice on offer here, ranging from sumptuous Katsu Don and Teriyaki chicken to spring rolls and tempura prawns, there’s something for everyone here. A great advantage is that you won’t be waiting too long to enjoy your food as it’s served nice and quick here! If you’re looking to dine in, then we do suggest arriving early, as seating at Pompoku is limited.

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Indulge in a Winter Paradise this Christmas

This Christmas in Brighton, step on in from the cold outside and into a gorgeous warming winter paradise at one of the city’s most popular venues, where you and your team will be able to enjoy an incredible festive party night.

As you make your way into this super-snug winter paradise, you’ll be in awe as you take in the stunning decorations and admire the luxurious Christmas drapes which will be sure to create that warm and enchanting cosy festive party setting.
Each guest will receive a delicious winter warming pimms on arrival to really get everyone in the mood for the night ahead. Whilst everyone’s sipping upon their drink, they’ll be able to enjoy the soothing sounds of the venue’s vocalist who will perform jazzed-up festive classics in addition to some fantastic contemporary tracks.
As for the food, you can opt to enjoy a mouth-watering three course meal which will be served to you by the dedicated waiting team. Alternatively, you could enjoy an ample festive buffet which features a whole host of delicious dishes, including plenty of meat-free options. The singer will continue to entertain everyone through the dining experience with their excellent vocals.

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There’s also the option to enjoy a half bottle of wine per person. But if wine’s not your thing, then you can switch this for two drink tokens, which you’ll be able to redeem at the bar across a wide variety of drinks.

After dinner, the evening continues with more fun and merriment which comes in the form of a brilliant DJ and Disco. Expect a lively selection of music which will be sure to have everyone throwing their finest moves on the dance floor! Groove to those classic hits from the past which everyone loves in addition to the latest tracks from the present day. If you’ve got any requests, then go and speak to the venue’s friendly DJ who will be happy to add your track to the playlist.

This amazing venue is offering both shared and exclusive party options this year; if you’re unsure what party type to go for, then let us explain a little further. Exclusive parties are excellent for those companies that are looking for more of an intimate evening for their team, whilst shared parties are the perfect choice for smaller to medium sized companies who want the experience of a large celebration!

The venue is easy to reach and situated near the city’s iconic and vibrant seafront; Brighton train station is a short distance away, making it ideal for those parties located outside of the city. There’s also plenty of taxis located around the city, in addition to a brilliant bus system, so making your way around will be an absolute doddle.

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If you’re looking for an incredible venue in the quirky city of Brighton, then make this excellent location your first and last stop. Featuring eye-catching festive décor and a delicious selection of food and drink choices which will satisfy any palate, in addition to some amazing entertainment, you can count on these Christmas packages to provide a memorable evening for each and every guest!

The venue are currently offering an early bird discount on the following days for shared parties;  Saturday 3rd December and Tuesday 20th December, So book now to secure your party place! 

 

Enjoy the comfort of a Traditional Christmas at Home for your Office Party!

This Christmas in Brighton is all about forgetting the usual office celebrations and enjoying an evening that’s a little bit quirkier and rather different from all the previous Christmas parties you’ve attended. So wave goodbye to the usual hotel function room office party and make way for this excellent ‘Home for Christmas’ exclusive package that your whole team will remember for years to come!

This contemporary pop up venue located in central Brighton has been transformed into a cosy space that’s cooler than your Nan’s living room – the only thing missing will be cats and the smell of boiled cabbage wafting through the kitchen area! The party space is available to groups of 25-50 guests and promises to provide a fantastic exclusive festive night this December!

There’s plenty of ways to reach the venue if you’re coming from outside of the city; Brighton Train Station is just a stone’s throw away, whilst there’s an excellent bus service, in addition to a variety of taxi ranks, so navigating your way around the city will be an absolute doddle!

On the night of the event, come wearing whatever you feel like! Whether you all fancy wearing colourful Christmas jumpers or whether you want to glam up, there’s no set rules at this party night!

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Things kick off at 7:00pm sharp, so make sure you’re early so you don’t miss out on the sumptuous prosecco and soft drink reception and delicious sharing feast table that’s been set up for everyone – it’s a set menu featuring some lip-smacking options that will be sure to delight those taste buds of yours.

Expect locally sourced produce that includes a delicious selection of meats, decadent cheeses, an array of fresh breads, in addition to some tasty sweet treats! For any non-drinkers in the group, soft drinks will be available on arrival to enjoy. There’s also the choice to customise select food options – please talk to the venue’s friendly staff about this!

What’s great about this package is that guests are welcome to bring their own selection of alcoholic drinks along with them for the evening and there won’t even be a corkage charge! The only rules are that guests are not allowed to bring spirits along with them for the party night. So bring along your favourite wine or beers and get ready to enjoy some merriment with all of your friends and colleagues.

During the night, there will also be some entertainment, but that’s a secret that we couldn’t possibly divulge, because that would ruin the surprise! All we know is that you’re going to have a brilliant evening! This excellent party package really does encapsulate the childish glee that wakes you up bright and early on Christmas morning and re-creates that warm sensation of enjoying the good things in life with great people!

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If you book your festive celebration before October 31st or if you’re organising an NHS work party, then you’ll be able to receive 10% off your party booking at this excellent venue in Brighton! So hurry up and book your party date today to avoid any disappointment.

The Best Christmas Party Nights in Brighton

We all know that Christmas is sometimes a costly time of year, and none more so in recent years which is why it is great to see venues in Brighton offering some fantastically priced Christmas parties for 2013 that would be ideal for your office Christmas party, no matter how big or small your company is.

Here are three of our favourite packages:

Buffet Restaurant Party Nights

The Buffet package is our cheapest yet still offers everything you need to enjoy a festive shindig with everyone from your office. A delectable two course buffet dinner will be served, and following after dinner teas and coffees everyone can enjoy the sounds of a DJ and disco until the end of the evening. A fantastic package for those of you looking to arrange an office Christmas party on a budget.

Find out more about this package here.

Simply Christmas Party Nights

The title says it all really; this party package is simply Christmas! A wide and varied menu including a half bottle of wine for each guest will leave everyone feeling sated, and what Christmas party is complete without a bit of dancing to a selection of popular tunes, old and new, festive and otherwise.

Enquire about booking this party today.

All-inclusive Party Nights

Now the title may just have sold this final party package to you already. That’s right, an all-inclusive party night is certainly the way to go if you have the funds and you don’t want your staff spending all of their hard-earned cash on drinks at the Christmas do! You’ll get a three course dinner, after dinner teas and coffees, a DJ and disco and of course, unlimited drinks throughout the evening. This is an incredibly popular package and as a result dates are being filled fast.

Click here to view more information about this party package

So no matter what kind of party you’re looking for, the size of your group or your budget, you’ll find something with Eventa.

Want to book an office Christmas party in another city? Just look here for our full list of locations that we offer our parties.

The Eventa Group Finish 2012 in Award-Winning Style

As well as December being the month for Christmas cheer and navigating your way through the office Christmas party, it is also the month for end of year awards, where the best businesses from across the country are awarded for their hard work and dedication to not only their own company and region, but the defining factor of any business – the customer.

In between making sure your Christmas parties are running smoothly, you might have guessed from the photo above that we have something very important to shout about. You’re right – because to be specific, The Eventa Group has 2 very important things to shout about, so read on to find out all about them…

The Sussex Business Awards 2012

In that photo above is our Managing Director Rob Hill with Lord Brett Mclean holding his award for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ – one of the main awards of the night and one hell of an achievement for a man who has continued to innovate and build year after year, or as The Argus put it afterwards – ‘a proven classic business entrepreneur whose determination and passion has led him to great success’.

Held at the South Lodge Hotel last Thursday 6th December, the Sussex Business Awards saw 500 of the county’s leading business people in attendance as well as VIPs that included Hugh Burnett OBE, Jason Kitcat – Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and host – England Rugby Star Martin Bayfield. We were also there as a finalist for the award for Leisure & Tourism, which in the end went to the Brighton Seafront based Grand Hotel – but just being a finalist in a category with a hotel that has been a permanent fixture on Brighton’s seafront for so many years is an achievement in itself. We’re just looking forward to taking home more next year!

For a list of all winners, simply click here.

The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

Last week’s award and nomination was the icing on the cake to what was already an amazing week, because on Sunday 2nd December The Eventa Group were named by The Sunday Times as one of the companies that had made it onto the Virgin Top 100 Fast Track League table – making us the 80th fastest growing business in the whole of the UK in 2012 and with 4.8 million registered companies vying for these levels of growth, this is an achievement that is hard to even measure in its scale!

To read more about this, do the same and click right here.

Now that we’ve gave ourselves a good long pat on the back, all that’s left to say is that we wish your own business all the best in 2013 and look forward to working with you soon – whether that is through sorting out summer parties or creating the perfect pre-nuptial celebrations with The Stag Company & Hen Heaven.

Top Five Corporate Party Venues In Eastbourne

Here at Eventa, we’ve been responsible for some of the UK’s best corporate events since 2009. So we like to think that we know a thing or two about how to organise them! Now seeing as its summer time, many companies are deciding to get into the summer spirit by hosting their office events near the good old British seaside.

Each year we host several summer parties (and several office Christmas parties) in Brighton, and whilst it’s near Brighton, many people seem to forget about the pretty town of Eastbourne! In fact we’d go as far as to say that this scenic, seaside town is the perfect place to host your office event and if you’re still not convinced we’ve handpicked some of the top 5 venues in Eastbourne

All Saints Chapel
Named as one of the most beautiful venues in Sussex the All Saints Chapel is actually a fully licensed venue and not a church (despite the name.) The chapel is a grade II listed gothic revival building with beautiful stained glass windows and a full alcohol license. The venue are happy to accommodate most themes and if you want to visit the beach then it’s only a short walk away! Definitely (in our opinion) the most glamorous place to have an office party in Eastbourne!

Winter Garden
Built in 1875 and designed by Henry Curry, the Winter Garden consists of two parts the Floral hall which was originally a skating ring and the grand Gold Room. Both parts have been used for conferences/office parties and they both have fully licensed bars. Plus with a huge seating capacity and gorgeous high ceilings this venue is very popular for large office Christmas parties.

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club Ltd
Considered to be Eastbourne’s most impressive venue, the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club has stunning views over the harbour. It also has free all day parking and is able to cater for approximately 150 guests. Plus the venue comes with all the latest visual and audio instalments (including Wi-Fi) so whether you’re planning a riveting conference or a glamorous office party the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club can accommodate all your needs.

The Pavilion
Perfect for smaller companies The Pavilion is a unique venue that seats approximately 50 guests and it’s right on the Eastbourne seafront! It’s a wonderful place to enjoy canapés and drinks and with a choice of menus to suit every taste this venue it a great place for a cosy company party.

The International Lawn Tennis Centre
Complete with panoramic view and a wide range of function rooms The International Lawn Tennis Centre (ILTC) is the perfect modern setting for conferences and office parties. On site caterers offer delicious meals to suit all tastes and a fully licensed bar means that you and your colleagues can have a fun filled day to remember!

So that’s it from us! We hope this post has helped inspire you to host your company event in Eastbourne, as we’ve tried to include venues of all shapes and sizes to accommodate all company sizes. However if you’d like to know more about these venues then please visit http://www.visiteastbourne.com/ for more information.

Bargain Christmas Party Suggestions

With the news being all about cancelled Christmas parties at the moment, it feels appropriate to point out they don’t all need to be lavish and overly expensive affairs.

From companies that make so much money they feel embarrassed by hosting an Xmas bash to companies that can’t afford to lay on a celebration for their staff, it has all been doom and gloom so far in this party season. However, are three of the best prices Christmas parties on offer:

Credit Crunch Christmas Party in Brighton – £11pp

This shared Christmas party is the ultimate credit crunch bash, but while the luxuries have been stripped away you are left with the core requirements of a Christmas party. All you need for a good time is somewhere to have a dance, a bit of food, some drinks with your friends and colleagues and all of that is on offer here at a fantastic seafront location.

Disco Night in Liverpool – £22pp

For a Christmas party that is fun, loud and flashy, then this 70s and 80s disco in Liverpool could be just for you and at a very reasonable price. Included at this celebration in a city centre venue is a delicious banquet, a well-stocked bar and a wonderfully themed disco that will roll back the years.

Christmas Party Lunches in Cardiff – £18pp

Night time parties are not suitable for everyone and in Cardiff there are wonderfully festive lunchtime packages on offer for a fee that will not break the bank. Enjoy a welcoming drink before enjoying a hunger-busting two course meal, followed by coffee and mince pies. After the feast a DJ will be playing some top tunes to entice your guests to the dance floor until late in the afternoon.