Once again, it's time to unveil some unique Christmas event venues to inspire planners. Today, I'll take a trip around the world to discover three. (The best news is that at the time of writing, all 3 venues still had some limited space for this season.)
Christmas Bar (Bournemouth) is a truly innovative pop-up event venue that opens every year just for the festive season. It includes Ink Bar and Print Bar.
This year, Ink Bar has a winter wonderland ambiance.
The Print Bar, with a traditional magic Christmas theme, offers shared Christmas parties from Wednesday to Friday so that smaller groups can enjoy a holiday party with all the trimmings in a fully decorated event venue.
Either event space or the entire venue can be privatized
The Manor by Peter and Pauls (Vaughan, Ontario), a huge event venue in a stunning country setting north of Toronto, has a total capacity of 950.
The largest of the 3 banquet rooms accommodates 380 guests. The Fireside Lounge has a capacity of 40.
On one night each Christmas season, The Manor throws open its doors for the world's largest Christmas party. Small corporate groups can book a table and join in the festivities. This year's event will take place on December 12, 2014.
(The concept has been so popular that Bellagio with the same owner has a similar event on December 12th this year.)
For private Christmas events, both properties still have some space this season from Monday - Thursday and on a couple of Fridays.
The Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat ( Katoomba)
With panoramic views of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this venue with 41 spacious guest rooms is known for launching the original Yulefest, Australia's original "Christmas in July" event. (In Australia, it's winter in July so the event was a perfect fit. It was such a hit that since its inaugural year, 1980, other areas venues joined in the festivities.)
Today, the magic of Christmas returns for the 3 month Yulefest celebration every year from June - August. Rest assured, in December, there are special Christmas menus and decorations but alas no snow.
Events can be accommodated in the 4 state-of-the-art function rooms that overlook the mountains. Room capacity ranges from 16 to 100 for dining.
For more Christmas Event venues also read Cool Christmas Event Venues in Hot Places, Victorian Castles: Perfect Venues for Holiday Events, 3 Wonderful Winter and Christmas Event Venues, and Corporate Event Venues: 3 Mansions for Galas and Special Events.
Photo Credits: Seventa Christmas Bar (First 2)