I know it is only just the start of summer but, and I hate to break the news to you, Christmas is only around the corner and this is actually the perfect time to book the venue for your annual Christmas party. If you are in charge of organising your office Christmas bash you will know that finding the perfect venue can be a challenge. This is an even bigger task if you work for a large organisation. There are lots of other challenges associated with the Christmas party too, not forgetting that everyone in the office has an opinion about where the party should be, on which date, who should come and what food should be served. That’s before you even start thinking about the entertainment and how you get everyone to the venue. There really is so much to think about that it does make sense to start organising the party in summer!

It makes even more sense to get some help, especially for assistants who also have other demanding tasks to work on throughout the year. I have in the past organised my company wide Christmas party and have always worked with professional event organisers to help me with the job. So for all of you that are based in London and have just started to think about your Christmas party I would like to introduce you to ExCeL London, one of the UKs foremost Christmas Party venues. This year they are working with Vivid Experience which will create the capitals largest Christmas party venue hosting up to 2,400 guests per night. Who knew that ExCeL could be so flexible? Well actually if you think about all of the different events they hold throughout the year, from Comic Con to the recent Global Summit featuring Angelina Jolie, it totally makes sense!

The parties will use ExCeL’s ICC Capital Hall, with 4,500m2 of flexible space including bar and dining areas. The event space will flex to accommodate exclusive clients of between 500-2,400 guests, as well a series of mixed party nights with tables of 10 upwards. The 2014 theme will be ‘Cirque’ based with an array of performances taking advantage of the venue’s huge ceiling height.

The Capital's largest Christmas party venue

Richard Longhill, Managing Director of Vivid Experience, said: “ExCeL London is a world class venue in a great location with superb travel links and onsite hotels. The venue offers us unrivalled options to create a fresh and exciting Christmas party offering in London.”

 In addition to London’s largest banquet space, ExCeL’s first class infrastructure, with 7 onsite hotels and great transport links, will provide the ideal solution for anyone looking to host a party in the Capital this Christmas. Reservations for exclusive parties are being taken now, with tickets going on sale to individuals and businesses for mixed party nights in the next few days.

The Capital's largest Christmas party venue

Guests at the Christmas parties – which will run from 4th December to 20th December inclusive – will be treated to a full evening of entertainment, indoor fairground rides and dinner by ExCeL’s caterer; Leith’s, all set within Vivid’s trademark themed party environment. For more information and bookings, check out the event website.

The Capital's largest Christmas party venue

This post is sponsored by ExCeL London. Follow the link for more information about Practically Perfect PA’s sponsored posts.

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