You may not be over your summer holiday but it’s already time to start planning your work Christmas party! While you can leave your shopping until the last minute, one thing you should plan well in advance is your Christmas ‘do’ whether it’s a private event or a shared party. This year Osprey Hotel are offering both private and shared Christmas party options, perfect for celebrating with colleagues, friends or family. Here are some things to consider before booking your Christmas party:

Plan Early

Booking your Christmas party should ideally be done as early as possible as availability is always low around the festive season. Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, especially if you have a specific venue in mind or would like a private dining experience. Don’t wait until you hear Christmas carols on the radio, get booking today!


Make sure your venue of choice can physically accommodate your party for both dining and an overnight stay, if that’s what you want. Make sure the property is well-equipped and experienced in catering for a large party. Do your research before you book and read some testimonials, you can’t be too careful with work parties! For example, Osprey Hotel can comfortably seat 100 people for dinner and there are 108 spacious bedrooms should you have a large party to accommodate.


Budget is a big factor when considering a venue for your party. One of the first things to set in stone, before you think of a venue, is an agreed price per head. This should include food, accommodation, transport, drinks and whatever else you want to offer employees. Before you sign on the dotted line, check exactly what you need for your party and what the venue offers as part of the package. You can then make an informed decision, combining high standards and a competitive package price.


Whether you’re looking for a city centre hotel, a country retreat or a budget hotel, consider the location of your Christmas party venue carefully. You may have to factor in bus hire into your overall spend or make sure that there are good public transport links running after hours. Sometimes the best parties are in remote locations to ensure privacy, other times it’s better to have a central location so people can leave as they wish, it depends on the company and the vibe you are trying to create.

Venue Restrictions

It’s also good to check the venue restrictions and other terms and conditions with your venue. Do they allow you to bring your own entertainment? Is there a sound system and mic set up for speeches? What is the ‘door’ policy and what time is last orders? More importantly, does the hotel or venue fit with the atmosphere you are hoping for? Work parties vary from company to company and a wild night out might not suit an older crowd or vice versa. It might be best to visit the venue for yourself before you book. Don’t let the details slip by and you can be sure your party runs smoothly from start to finish.

Christmas Party Package

Osprey Hotel is offering Christmas party packages for group or individual bookings on selected dates this festive season. Our package priced at €57 per person includes:

  • A complimentary prosecco reception
  • A delicious 4-course festive menu
  • Live band & DJ
  • Late service in our festively decorated Osprey Bar
  • Spot prizes on the night
  • Limited reduced B&B rates available to attendees

If you would like to book your Christmas party in Osprey Hotel this year, contact our dedicated events team today. We will be happy to discuss your unique needs for your event, whether you need a private dining experience or a shared party.

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