The holidays are fast approaching, and it is time to find your place to celebrate. Whether you are looking for a small, cozy Christmas dinner party or a large soiree to bring in the season, Seattle has plenty of excellent holiday party venues for you to choose from. Booking a venue can be a stressful endeavor, but thankfully for you, Tagvenue lists some of the best event spaces in Seattle. So browse through our listings today and find the holiday party venue that is right for you!
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It may be the most wonderful time of the year but it’s also one of the busiest. With all the running around you must do, party planning may seem to be just one extra on your agenda. But don’t lose hope! Tagvenue has plenty of great party venues among our Seattle listings that are perfect for your next holiday party! So why not hop on our platform and let us help you avoid some extra stress this season.
How can you find the space that is right for you?
Let Tagvenue’s smart filters do some of the work for you and help you find the right place this holiday season. If you are looking for something small for a nice family dinner party, or a grand hall for a company holiday party, Tagvenue can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Of course, while finding a great venue is essential to a successful party it’s only part of the equation. After all, you will have to find catering, plan decorations, and nook the entertainment. So why not make life just a little easier and let us help you find what you are looking for?
The most important parts of planning a party
It goes without saying that party planning is a big task. A clear and organized approach is the best way to ensure a smooth party this holiday season. Whether your party will be 10 family members or 250 colleagues for a company party, party planning can be time-consuming and stressful. The earlier you start planning your party and looking for a venue, the better. It is a good idea to start your search in June or July if you are planning a large company holiday party and in September or October if you plan a smaller event. Booking early will ensure that you have time to secure your chosen venue, work with the venue managers, send invitations, and sort out any odds and ends. The extra time can also free you up to plan games for your party. Check out our holiday party activities blog for some great ideas! If you have entertainment in mind, such as a DJ or a band, it is important to get that sorted as soon as possible as well. This is a busy time for everyone and schedules will fill up rather quickly. The sooner you get all of the logistics figured out, the more time you will have to figure out other elements of your party.
What is the price tag for a holiday party?
Arguably the most important part of planning a holiday party is the cost. If you have a tight budget this year, you can do a few things to help keep the costs down. Start by ensuring that you book your venue far enough in advance to find the best price. After all, the earlier you start looking, the more options you will have. Also, venues will sometimes offer a minimum spend option for events, which means that you avoid the rental fee by committing to a minimum spend on drinks and food in exchange for the exclusive use of the space for a set time.
When it comes to decorations and catering, having an interest in DIY can work to your advantage. If you are comfortable in the kitchen, self-catering will give you full creative control over the menu and it will be easier for you to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies. During the holiday season, many places will come pre-decorated. However, if you have a dry hire venue it will come bare, so planning your own decorations is a good way to add a personal touch and save a few bucks as well.
If you are hosting a departmental party in a large organization and the budget is running short, consider hosting a joint party with another department. This way there are pooled resources and even more people to celebrate with. Venues will also charge less per head if there is a larger amount of people to host.
How to plan a holiday menu
No holiday party is complete without a festive menu. When picking the menu for the party it is a good idea to have a few different catering options to choose from and to try a sample menu or two in advance. Venues will offer on-site catering most of the time, especially for dinner parties, but venues that are not restaurants will often require you to hire outside caterers. Many of these venues will probably have a list of caterers that they are accustomed to working with and they can recommend the best ones. For smaller parties, having a sitdown dinner is a great choice for ringing in the holidays. For larger parties, it may be more comfortable to offer a buffet so your guests can eat at their leisure.
Holiday season is also party season. There is certainly no shortage of things to do and there is plenty to be stressed about, but do not fret! Tagvenue can help you find the best venue for your party. Take a look through our listings, use our smart filtering options, and book today!
Games are great icebreakers and a good way to get everyone involved in the party. Here are a few suggestions for some holiday games:
If you're looking for something for the office, there are plenty of other great games on our blog that will be sure to get your party going!
The best way to keep costs down is by picking a venue with convenient pricing and embracing as much DIY and BYO beverages and food as possible. Minimum spend holiday venues, like the Underground Saloon at Merchants Cafe and Saloon in Pioneer Square, allow you to save on venue rental and focus your spending on food and drinks for the guests. Seeking a place that offers discounts for larger headcounts is also a great way to host an inexpensive holiday celebration if you are planning for a larger company party. Booking months in advance is also key to keeping prices to a minimum. Finally, don't hesitate to go off the beaten path and rent holiday venues further away from Seattle city center. Think event spaces near King County International Airport and north of Lake Union!
The normal cost you should expect would be around $50-75 per head. This will include all of the food, drink, and the space. This number can vary depending on the sheer size of your party. For instance, large Christmas parties can be a bit less expensive per person, since venues often offer reduced prices for bigger groups. Whether you're looking for an affordable holiday party venue in Seattle or seeking a more premium location, you can use our smart search filters to find a space that fits your budget! (All data according to Tagvenue.)
The most important part of a holiday party is gathering with friends and family, and Seattle has some amazing neighborhoods to host your party. Downtown Seattle is a great place for a company party due to its ease of accessibility and central location. With many venues nestled between the iconic Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill, you'll have a myriad of options to pick from. For smaller parties and dinners, North Queen Anne has plenty of amazing restaurants to offer. And if you're looking for a unique holiday party venue, like a gallery or quirky cafe, check out your options around Fremont and Adams.
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It was really easy to find a wide range of potential locations, and I could contact many different venues with ease. Tagvenue allowed me to be very dynamic when organising my event. Would definitely use again!