Are you planning an annual holiday bash and looking for the ideal space where you can get your guests excited about the most wonderful time of the year? Save your efforts and hop on Tagvenue! We’ve searched far and wide and selected the best holiday party venues so you don’t have to look on your own! So what do you say? Are you in? Then take our smart engines for a spin and enjoy checking out the amazing options that match your needs and budget! From lively bars in Warehouse District to Christmas restaurants in Downtown Austin, you'll find something perfect in no time.
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When it comes to celebrating the holiday season, there is no way around it – you simply have to organize a party! And we don’t mean a simple get-together with a few decorations and bland food. We’re talking about the legendary one that will spark the excitement in your guests and make them remember your event for years to come! Austin is a party hub like no other, with a wide variety of fantastic venue options – why not use that to your advantage and book a space in Downtown, East Austin, or SoCo? Take your guests for an exciting outing to one of the city’s hip bars or chic restaurants, and celebrate the holiday season with a bang! On Tagvenue, you’ll find the right space in a flash! So why not check out our curated selection now?
You don’t know how to bring the party to a whole new level? Well, don’t fret! Because we’ll be more than happy to share our secret tips on how to organize a fantastic holiday party in Austin while still enjoying every part of the planning process! So hop on board and start reading our expert guide now!
Congrats on hosting a holiday party this year! You’re in for a whirlwind of fun, excitement, and holiday magic. In case you’re looking for some tricks to make your get-together one for the record books, start by taking a look at our short list of essential elements! After a quick read, you’ll exactly know what to do!
Set a realistic budget. Before you kick off your party preparations, take some time to decide on how much you can pay for the whole organization: the venue rental, catering, entertainment, decorations, etc. This will guide you to look for options that match your price range, and you’ll avoid spending more than you can afford!
Make a guest list. How big of bash are you planning to throw? To answer that question, draw up a guest list. Even an estimate will help you narrow down your search to just those venues that will be able to fit everyone. Also, at this point, you should also get an idea of what sort of table setting you’d like to have. Some venues, such as restaurants, can have a fixed setting that you won’t be able to arrange to suit your preferences – this is an important element you should discuss with the venue manager before you make a final decision about whether the venue is perfect for you and your party.
Pick a comfortable location. Central Austin? Thriving North? Perhaps lively SoCo or a far more remote location? One thing is certain: each area of Austin is remarkably different and exciting with a wide range of holiday restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. so you can find plenty of options for your event! Consider which area would be the best for your guests, and check if your first-choice venue has access to a parking lot, main roads, and/or a great connection to public transportation.
Make sure to pick a theme! Nothing elevates the holiday party more than dressing up and playing around with different decorations! So make sure your party has a great theme that will make everyone excited to come. Perhaps you can build a unique theme that revolves around your favorite holiday things? But if you’re out of ideas, even a simple Ugly Sweater Party or a fun dress-up theme will work! And to amp up the atmosphere, you can organize a contest and ask everyone to vote for the best outfit for a chance to win a bottle of wine or a gift card.
Pick a menu that stands out. What would you like to serve at your holiday bash – a full course dinner, or finger foods that everyone can easily snatch from the table? Holiday parties are the perfect opportunity to serve less-conventional holiday treats. So if your guests aren’t afraid to taste the unknown, come up with a menu that will literally knock their socks off. Maybe you can take them to a French restaurant and complement the menu with an excellent wine selection? But if you feel that you will miss the traditional Christmas dishes, you can also include them and be happy about it!
Send invitations. In the digital era that we live in, it’s less common to send invitations via traditional mail. So maybe it would be a great idea to prepare some DIY holiday-themed invitations and surprise your guests by delivering them via postman? Just imagine their excitement once they open an envelope that hides a cute invitation to such a special event!
Now, after reading our guide, you’re ready and steady to start planning your fantastic holiday party! And with our curated list of holiday party venues, you’ll find the ideal event space within minutes. So why not check it out now?
Expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $400+ per hour. But it’s also possible to find spaces, such as bars or restaurants, which offer per-person packages and charge anywhere between $40 - $90+. Whatever venue option you choose, don’t hesitate to discuss the final price with the venue managers further, as they can offer an individual offer after you send an inquiry. (All data from Tagvenue.)
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of all, so to enjoy a long list of options that match your needs, start looking around at least 3 months in advance. You won’t have to rush to make the final decision – you can take your time to compare the offers and pick the one you like the most.
You can rent spaces like restaurants, bars, pubs, and bistros for your holiday party in Austin. But it’s not uncommon for people to pick more industrial Christmas venues, such as private lounges, warehouses, loft spaces, and even breweries as their ideal party backdrop! And on our website, you can also find some unique event spaces such as art galleries, theaters, studios, and museums that will make your festive celebration really stand out. Plenty of options, right? Decide which one will work best for you and give it a shot!
It will solely depend on the venue’s policy: some, like The Austonian Club near Downtown Station, will allow you to BYOB without any corkage fees, while others will add extra charges to your final bill. The chances are high that if the venue has its own bar, it won't allow external alcohol providers at all. So make sure to thoroughly read the offer and don’t miss out on the information regarding their beverage policy. This way, you can ensure you and your guests have fantastic holiday drinks!
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