It’s about the time of year when businesses start thinking ahead to Christmas party season. While Christmas parties may look a little different this year, there are still plenty of Christmas party venues in Surrey to choose from. Here at the Guildford Pavilion, we think that we offer something a little different from the rest. So, in today’s post, we’ll take you through some of the things you should consider when choosing a venue for your party, as well as just a few of the reasons why we think we have one of the top venues in Surrey for all sorts of parties!

What to think about before you choose your Christmas party venues in Surrey

When choosing the venue for your party, you, of course, want to make sure that you’re making the right decision! There are several factors that can go into this, such as:


Firstly, possibly the most important thing you want to think about when it comes to Christmas party venues in Surrey and beyond is the amount of space that they can offer. How many people are you expecting to attend your party? You want to choose a venue that will have space for all of them. But you don’t want it to feel empty either, as this can kill the party mood quickly! The bigger the venue, the more it tends to cost also, so this is something to bear in mind too. Furthermore, with social distancing regulations, your venue may need to be a little bigger than last year, too! Any good venue will be able to advise you on restrictions you may face due to Covid-19.


Where will your party guests be coming from? Unless you’re looking to provide overnight accommodation, it’s probably a good idea to make sure that your venue isn’t going to be too far away from home for them. It’s also important to think about how they will arrive. Will you provide transport? Or will they be making their own way there by car or public transport? If it’s the latter, think about your venue’s proximity to transport links, and what sort of parking is available.

Catering options

No good Christmas party is complete without drinks and a little food. So, it’s vital that you think of this ahead of time to make sure that nobody is left wanting on the night! Does your venue provide catering, or will you have to bring your own in? Can they provide service staff? What sort of food and drink is available? There are plenty of questions to ask, and any good venue will be able to answer them and help you make the right choices.

Why is the Guildford Pavilion one of the top Christmas party venues in Surrey?

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We’re really proud of the facilities that we offer here at the Guildford Pavilion. In fact, we think that we are the perfect venue for all sorts of parties and functions. Here are just a few of the reasons why we think you should consider choosing us for your next Christmas party:

On-site management

Our venue is managed by Surrey Event Professionals. This is a local organisation who have many years of experience when it comes to events management. Furthermore, they have countless contacts in the local events industry. So, whatever you may be looking for for your party, they should be able to put you in touch with someone who does it! SEP can help you as much or as little as you need with planning and running your Christmas party, so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.

A range of different venues

Within the Pavilion, we have three main spaces that offer a variety of options for all sorts of different parties. Our Boardroom is perfect for an intimate Christmas meal, while our Long Room can accommodate more people for a more traditional party feel. And if that isn’t enough, the cricket pitch can also be used to host outdoor and marquee events! So, there really is something to suit all requirements.

A variety of catering options

Not only do we have a range of venue choices. We can also offer catering packages to suit all needs too! We have an in-house bar, and can also provide food- everything from simple canapes to a full sit-down meal. So, whatever you may be looking for from catering at your Christmas party venue, we’re sure that we can go above and beyond your expectations!

A great location

Finally, we think that we’re one of the top Christmas party venues in Surrey primarily because of our amazing location. Our location is certainly unique and scenic, overlooking the Guildford Cricket Club cricket pitch. But, we’re also really close to Guildford town centre and all of the amenities this has to offer, such as transport links. Furthermore, we have free parking on-site. So, you really do have the best of both worlds when it comes to our location!

We hope that this blog post has been helpful for you, showing you some of the things you need to consider before booking a Christmas party venue, as well as showcasing our own venue that we are incredibly proud of! If you would like to find out more about our venue and what we can offer you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today!