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The Absolute Christmas Party Planner

Party season is fast approaching and so it’s time to get the office festive frolics booked up! Brighton boasts more party places than you can shake a candy cane stick at and so we have done the hard work for you. Introducing our Santa’s grotto of the city’s ultimate Christmas party destinations …. now all you have to do is concentrate on what show-stopper you are going to wear this year!

Proud Cabaret Brighton

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During Christmas, Proud Cabaret Brighton lights up and becomes the perfect festive destination for those looking to go all out on their Christmas party. Housed in one of Brighton’s most historic establishments and bustling with 1930’s glitz, a Christmas party at Proud Brighton is a thoroughly vintage affair. From a three course bespoke Christmas meal to a sultry selection of burlesque performers and cabaret acts, Proud’s ‘Christmas Wonderland’ promises to make your Christmas party experience truly memorable and unique – like no other. This year’s Winter Wonderland theme will include a 3 course meal, show and entry to the club after party from just £59pp.

The Goodwood Hotel

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For the ultimate jovial affair that gives you that festive warm fuzzy feeling, look no further than The Goodwood Hotel with it’s dramatic open log fires, festive and cosy sitting rooms and menus designed to take advantage of the delicious organic produce available from Goodwood Home Farm and locally sourced producers.
Perfect for intimate festive celebrations, gather friends, family and colleagues together for a delicious Christmas lunch or dinner at The Richmond Arms, Goodwood Hotel’s highly-acclaimed restaurant with its relaxed yet stylish feel, abundance of natural daylight for lunchtime dining and cosy surroundings for evening dining, it is a wonderfully intimate place to bring people together for a special festive celebration.
The Goodwood Hotel is also the ideal setting to treat your staff to a delicious Christmas sit-down meal in your choice of the bright and airy Oaks Suite, the super-cosy Lennox Suite with its adjoining bar or the more modern Cedar Suite, with its very own private entrance, lounge and bar.

Hove Place

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Standing proud in the centre of Hove is the very hub of the area; Hove Place, the extremely popular bistro and perfect eatery for a Christmas party with panache. Party menus range from 2 courses at £22 per head, 3 courses at £26 per head, 4 courses at £30 per head and feature mains such as 45 day aged rump of South Downs beef, free-range turkey ballotine and pan-fried stack of lemon sole. Add an extensive product range centres on local ales, quality wines and speciality beers supplemented by a back bar of some 100 well known spirits and you’ll satisfy even the most discerning of foodie revellers.

Stanmer House

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From 21st November until 3rd January, Stanmer House is hosting Festive Forest – a pop-up experience based on all the best things about winter: The twinkling outdoors, hot drinks around real fires and a jolly good knees-up!

Outside will be transformed into a winter oasis complete with bench swings, fire pits and a schwenkgrill cooking up delicious fare. The adjoining marquee will be decked as a festive country cabin, with lots of soft furnishings and seating areas for guests to enjoy.
Inside the beautiful manor house, a three course festive menu is available, surrounded by cosy fire, with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Crafty Chooks

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Crafty Chooks is a Bar & Rotisserie that that is best known for specialising in great Free Range Chicken and Craft Beers. However, come 1st December 2015, this Hove-based favourite will be offering festive dinner packages, with different options for different budgets, featuring all he classics including rotisserie-roasted free range turkey, honey and clove baked ham and even their very own Christmas pudding for dessert. All meats are supplied by the local butcher, keeping it all very close to home and their Craft Beer range was chosen to offer quality and variety.

Breeze Brasserie

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Located in the smack bang in the heart of Brighton’s bustling North Laine, Breeze Brasserie is exactly what it says on the tin – a bright and breezy restaurant with a relaxed but lively atmosphere. Christmas parties amongst the vintage-style décor, comfy seating and exposed brickwork are promised to be informal and unfussy, with honest home-cooked style menus. Christmas lunch comes in at a very reasonable £18.95 for three courses (available 11.30 -3pm lunchtimes), with their evening menu is £27.95 per person for three courses.

Dirty Blonde

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Dirty Blonde is an intimately lavish setting to eat, drink and relax. By evening, a seductive blend of sophisticated dining and fabulous cocktails. And later, a glittering nightlife emporium like than no other, hosting an eclectic mix of show stopping entertainment…
Intimate yet informal, Dirty Blonde is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. Accommodating anything from parties of up to 300 guests to more intimate parties in a reserved private area, they offer a selection of two and three course set menus or for bigger bookings they have delicious canapés, all of which are beautifully presented for a truly unique dining experience.
Throughout the festive season Dirty Blonde will be hosting live music and DJ’s, so after dining, the tempo increases for a night of celebrating with friends and colleagues. Alternatively, if you would like a party totally bespoke to you, their team will pull out all the stops to deliver it!

Brighton Dome

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Celebrate Christmas in a venue that boasts both Grade I and II listed heritage, is part of the famous Royal Pavilion estate in the heart of Brighton’s cultural quarter, and combines the best of Brighton’s past, present and future; Brighton Dome.

Join the likes of clients such as Microsoft, Jamie Oliver and American Express and let the team at Brighton Dome help you organise a truly memorable and magical night. The unique Corn Exchange features a high arched ceiling, ornate mirrors and sprung maple floor and is perfect for parties of between 150 – 500 people. Their preferred choice of caterers offer a variety of seasonal menus to suit all budgets using high quality ingredients and ensuring outstanding service throughout and they even provide a complimentary DJ to help get the party started!
Due to high-demand, there are only a few dates available throughout December and so you best get in there quick!

32 Duke St.

Celebrate the festive season in style at one of Brighton’s premier bar, lounge & restaurants. Brought to you by the owner of Brighton gastro institution Havana, No 32 brings you a hedonistic party palace where you can you can eat, drink, dance & be merry, all in the luxurious surroundings of this decadent venue. With multiple areas available they can cater to many party sizes, and you can even hire out the entire venue for that extra special event. Staying true to their traditional and homemade approach, No 32’s Christmas set menus offer pure indulgence over three courses for £35 per person.

American Express Community Stadium

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Whether you are a company, a department team, or a group of friends and colleagues, the American Express Community Stadium has a whole season of festive “Nights to Remember” that may tickle your fancy.
Whether you’re looking for a classic “Disco Lights” party night, a comedy lunch or a night of live entertainment together with like-minded revellers, the Amex has an array of entertainment to choose, suiting all budgets.
If it’s an exclusive private Christmas bash you are looking for, there are ten lounges to choose from, with party options for festive functions large and small. Choose from buffet or sit down menus, décor packages, and various entertainment options such as a casino, a disco or even a live band! Prices start from £22.95 per person for groups of 30 or more, with a variety of packages to choose from.

Al Duomo

Celebrate your office Christmas Party with a twist at one of Brighton’s favourite traditional wood-fire pizzeria, Al Duomo. On Wednesdays and Thursdays in December, combine classic Italian fare with a special Christmas theme night with 70’s & 80’s Soul, Funk, Disco Rhythm & Blues and you have their ever popular Boogie Nights Cabaret Christmas Party! Don your dancing shoes and boogie on down to your favourite Disco tracks throughout the night, following a 3 course dinner for just £20.95 per person.

If that’s not enough to tickle your fancy every Friday & Saturday in December A Duomo hosts their Office Christmas Dinner & Disco Parties. Get dolled up for the Office Party of the Year and enjoy a superb 3 course dinner with mints coffee, crackers, poppers and noise makers. Then after dinner the disco begins at 10:30pm and it’s time to dance to the best music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current hits played by a professional DJ. Dance your socks off till 2am, all for £28.95 plus drinks and 10% service.


GB1 Restaurant

The Grand Brighton is the perfect setting for celebrating the festivities — warm Victorian splendour, the traditional hospitality, the buzz and glamour of GB1 Restaurant, indulgent cuisine and the twinkling of the lights on the magnificent tree in the hotel lobby.
GB1 is the perfect festive setting for an office Christmas lunch, pre-Christmas catch up with friends or a family dinner on Christmas Eve before the big day. Choose from a menu of locally sourced fish and seafood with a seasonal twist. For intimate dining, book seating at the fish bar or for groups of up to 14 choose from a table on the terrace with stunning sea views or the buzz of the main restaurant. GB1 really is the place to be seen this Christmas!

Hotel Seattle

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The Hotel Seattle sits proudly at Brighton Marina and offers a relaxed feel, with some of the best views in the city; were better to kick back and have some fun with friends and colleagues, or catch up with the family over the festive season. Celebrate in style this year with their fabulous party nights running every Friday and Saturday throughout December – good food, good music and the perfect setting to make it a night to remember.
The evening starts with a sumptuous three course seasonal menu, complete with all your Christmas favourites and half a bottle of house wine per person. Follow this by dancing to their DJ, celebrating the best dance floor classic from across the decades and you have the perfect recipe for your Christmas party – and all for £39.50 per person.
For something even more lovely jubbly, head to Hotel Seattle on 28th November for a Christmas soiree that combines fine food and comedy action, served up Only Fools And Horses style. Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Christmas Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Expect an evening of chaos and mayhem with extra large portions of comedy all for £39.95 per person, including a set 3-course seasonal menu and disco to close the evening.