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The Willows Blog

Hosting the Perfect Corporate Christmas/Holiday Party



For better or for worse, the holiday season is right around the corner. Corporate events are abundant this time of year, and the holiday season often inspires parties that celebrate the end of the working season.


In order to celebrate their employees, many Australian companies throw office Christmas and holiday parties The events are often a delightful way for employees to take a break from the usual 9-5 working culture, and allow for a chance for people to interact with their coworkers in a fun, social setting.


Behind the scenes, however, office Christmas and holiday parties can be a nightmare to plan for the person tasked with organizing the event.


It can be easy to miss just how much work goes into making sure that everything runs smoothly, and when it's your turn to throw everything together you might find yourself staring in the face of a seemingly impossible task.


Luckily, there are steps you can take to break-down the workload and make sure that your party is as successful as possible.


Considering your budget


As with any party planning endeavor, it’s important to consider the upper-limits of your budget in the early stages of the planning process.


By doing so, you’re saving yourself a lot of issues in the long run, as it can be easy to overspend or underestimate the costs involved in planning - especially if it’s your first time.


You should always select a venue you trust to host your party, as it will eliminate the risk of any hidden costs down the line.


Finding the perfect venue


Finding the perfect venue is nothing short of a momentous task. There are a lot of considerations that need to be made on your end, and with the amount of options available, it can be hard to narrow down your choices to the perfect option.


A good way to conduct your venue search is to search in terms of the venue’s reputation, location and willingness to accommodate your specific needs.




A venue with a good reputation is more likely to help deliver on your needs, and ensure that your holiday party is an overwhelming success.




Similarly, the location of your party’s venue will play a huge factor in determining the successfulness of your event, and can be one of the quickest ways to narrow down your list of venue options.


You can save a lot of time by only looking at venues that are within a region you consider reachable by the majority of the party’s guests, and should filter for venues that are near roads and transportation services.


If you live in a metropolitan city, locations near central areas such as the CBD are best as there is an abundance of transport nearby, and attendees can arrive easily.


Another important consideration is the degree to which the venue is willing to accommodate your specific needs. No two events have the exact same requirements, and if the venue and its staff are willing to tailor their services for you, it could have a huge impact on the success of your party.


Additionally, a good venue will be able to help alleviate some of your responsibilities, and you’ll be able to utilize the venue’s staff for support when needed.


The Willows


The Willows is a Melbourne-based venue that is able to cater to the specific needs of your event.


With our convenient location near Melbourne’s Central Business District, and willingness to tailor our services to suit our clients, it’s no surprise that our venue is a favourite for many Australians.


Contact us today to find out if we can provide you with the exact services that you need to host the perfect corporate party this holiday season.

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