Written by Emily Falconer on 13th October 2017

Christmas Party 2017 Planning… choosing a venue

Christmas is a lovely time for everyone to get together. For many people, the anticipation around the Christmas party starts as soon as summer finishes. It is ‘the thing’ that keeps people going in the winter months and the party you organise needs to match expectations! We can help you meet those expectations and more…


The Wow Factor

Your colleagues and clients can be a right fussy bunch?! Don’t you worry we have it covered.

There needs to be an immediate ‘Wow’ from the moment they enter the venue. It needs to capture their imagination, blow their socks off, and generally make them feel amazed to be there.

Not only is the Edwardian elegance of No.4 Hamilton Place apparent from the moment guests enter the main entrance, the stunning staircase up to the Argyll Room will leaving them feeling like royalty. The Marshall of Cambridge Room and Foyer has newly been refurbished and the decoration creates a feeling of luxury and warmth. Our Bill Boeing Room is the perfect space for any clients who wants to unleash their creativity. It’s a large, blank canvas that lends itself perfectly to receptions and sit down dinners.

What is the USP (unique selling point)?

You must ‘sell’ your choice of venue for your Christmas Party 2017 to your boss, their boss or harder still ‘the Christmas party committee’. What can you say about your chosen venue to thrill them and get them to see that your choice is the right one?

At No.4 Hamilton Place we not only have the historical element covered; with the Duke of Wellington having lived here the year before the battle of Waterloo. We are also owned by the Royal Aeronautical Society and so are very important in the world of everything Aeronautical. You could even use it as a theme or quiz topic for the party.



There are a lot of people who make it their business to go to any and every networking event there is, so that they can taste every canape known to man and variety of grapes in the World. You do not want to disappoint them with mediocre buffet food and wine that should really be called vinegar.

That is where the wonderful Foodbydish come in; whether it is a traditional Christmas dinner, a modern twist on the whole affair or a world foods menu (to tickle taste buds), there is no limit to what they can offer at No.4 Hamilton Place.

Whatever type of menu you want to offer your guests, our in-house Head Chef, Paulo Ferreira, is always happy to help and can create a bespoke menu for organisers who want to serve something unique, making sure you get just what you want for your Christmas party 2017.

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We are also offering a Champagne upgrade to anyone who books one of our Christmas packages before 10th November 2017*.

Are you fancy or super fancy?

We have mentioned it before but fancy dress is a sure-fire way to create a buzz around the lead up to your party. From an Aeronautical option (to be on trend with the venue) to Christmas film characters or historical figures, there’s a huge number of fancy dress options. Whatever you decide, it is a great way to get everyone talking and you can even have some fun with awards around the ‘Best dressed’ or ‘best look-a-like’.

Other themes you could consider include, sparkles all round, snowmen, best dressed Santa or largest Christmas pudding.

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Christmas at No.4 Hamilton Place

If you are concerned that your budget is not limitless for your Christmas party 2017, do not worry, whose is?

The Christmas packages at No.4 Hamilton Place come complete with festive extras including Christmas novelties, DJ and disco. Prices start at just £97 + VAT per person for the canapé or bowl food menu, a sparkling wine reception and unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks.

You can choose from any of our stunning spaces like our Argyll Room with its beautiful Edwardian features including Louis XVI gilt cornicing, chandeliers and huge bow windows. Then there’s our largest and most versatile suite, the Bill Boeing. We also have The Marshall of Cambridge room and The Handley Page or Sopwith Rooms for smaller numbers. We have a room to suit different party requirements but all rooms will ensure you can wow your team or clients and get them through until the Christmas holidays.

Give our Venue Team a call to discuss your requirements on 020 7670 4314 or email

*package prices are for 80 guests or more. The contract must be signed by 10th November to be eligible and the event must take place by 31st January 2018