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Celebrating Christmas with colleagues in Basingstoke and Deane

Looking for a way to celebrate Christmas with your colleagues this year? Take a look at this list of fab ideas. “’Yule’ be sure to find something.”

Ideas for smaller teams

If you have a smaller team or a party night isn’t for you then here are a few ideas to ensure you still get to celebrate with colleagues or friends.

‘Escape’ the office and get the team together at the Escape Hunt in Festival Place. You can book for 24 people across four rooms on the website. For larger numbers you’ll need to give them a call. There are also online options available for remote teams who cannot meet in person.

Escape Hunt in Festival Place

You could book a team Christmas lunch at Sandford Springs with two or three courses while enjoying the views over the surrounding countryside of Watership Down. Available seven days a week from 20 November onwards. Accommodation is available for any colleagues travelling into Basingstoke and Deane. Christmas lunch is also available Monday to Thursday in December at Weybrook Park Golf Club

In Basingstoke town centre, from Saturday 26 November to Friday 23 December you can celebrate with a five course tasting menu at Elai with their festive corporate party package. Priced at £29.95 per person with a deposit of £15 pp to secure your booking. Book your Christmas party with Royal Exchange Harry's Bar, food and music is offered and for larger parties the entire venue is available to hire. Enjoy an evening of food and gaming at Dice Tower who have dates available for Christmas bookings.

Enjoy a cocktail masterclass at Bombay Sapphire, the historic Laverstoke Mill and home of Bombay Sapphire Gin. You can either take part in a joiner class or arrange a private session. On arrival you’ll receive a cocktail and some light bites in the Mill Café before enjoying your Masterclass then another cocktail and mince pie.

‘Strike’ up some festive fun with two games of bowling, nachos served whilst you bowl, a meal after the game, and your choice of drink at Hollywood Bowl Basingstoke. They even provide a trophy for the winner! Party packages are available from 6 November to 31 January 2024.

Shared and Exclusive party nights

There is no shortage of party nights locally, these are just some of those we know of.

The Hampshire Court Hotel has Christmas Party nights with dates starting in November and running until 15 December. Tickets are £42 per guest and you can add half a bottle of wine for an extra £10 per guest. The events start at 6.30pm with dinner and a disco.

You can enjoy shared or exclusive Christmas Party Nights at Oakley Hall Hotel. Shared party nights run on Fridays and Saturdays throughout December with a minimum of 8 required for bookings. For exclusive use you can choose from Sunday to Thursday nights from late November and throughout December. Packages include drink on arrival, 3-course meal with tea and coffee, disco and photo booth. They have free parking and a free cloakroom.

Oakley Hall Hotel

Beechdown will have shared party nights in November and December. Details coming soon but you can drop the events team an email to receive info when it’s available.

The Apollo Hotel has party nights on Fridays and Saturdays throughout December. Prices start from £38.95 and include a three-course meal, DJ and dancing and a games area. Private party and exclusive use are available.

You can enjoy shared magical Christmas Party Nights at Sandford Springs, located on the A339 in Kingsclere. The package includes a prosecco reception, magician, three course Christmas Dinner and disco and dancing until late. Available on selected Friday and Saturday nights in December. Private festive parties are available midweek.

Enjoy an Alpine themed Christmas at Weybrook Park Golf Club this year. Enjoy a festive three course meal then dance the night away with hits from their resident DJ.

Tickets to Party in the Pub at Village Basingstoke include a two course festive meal and tunes from their DJ. These joiner parties run throughout December.

Silchester Farm offer a week of corporate Christmas events from Monday 11 to Friday 15 December 2023 to celebrate the festive season. Exclusive hire is available for a minimum of 50 guests or join a shared party night with a minimum table size of 10. Register interest now to find out about the options available.

Join an unforgettable party in the Eton Suite at The Holiday Inn with a complimentary Christmas cocktail followed by a 3-course dinner and disco late into the evening. Parties run on Friday and Saturday nights at the end of November and into December or Thursdays and Sundays subject to availability.

Arranging your own party

If you’d rather arrange your own party you’ll find a number of community centres in the borough have halls that can be hired. We know that Oakridge Hall for All, Viables Community Centre, Chineham Village Hall, Brookvale Village Hall and Hatch Warren Community Centre all have space for parties to hire.

The after Christmas party!

If the run up to Christmas is a busy one for your business and team then enquire about Oakley Hall Hotel’s January party nights so you don’t miss out on the celebrations. The festive bowling party at Hollywood Bowl runs until 31 January so you can enjoy a bit of team competition in the new year too!

If you have colleagues travelling in for a party and require somewhere to stay take a look at our Stay Over section.

Please note the inclusion of any business within this listing should not be seen as an endorsement of their services. While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. 

July 2023


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