The Best Venues To Book For Your Christmas Party This Year
The social merry-go-round of Christmas is drawing ever closer
Whatever the size of your party, join the Classic Christmas themed party night at Newcastle Racecourse for some festive fun. The shared event on 15th December means you can really get into the party atmosphere and the racecourse will take care of everything from the food and drinks to those all-time classic Christmas songs. Prefer a more private affair? You can book an exclusive function for 80 or more guests during November, December and January. And for a Christmas party with a difference, join in on a festive racing fixture with all the excitement of a raceday alongside your celebrations.
High Gosforth Park, Newcastle NE3 5HP
0191 236 2020
Northern Stage is a fantastic venue for a Christmas do – host a festive meal, drinks and nibbles, or simply hire the place out for dancing. Two different sections are available to hire: the Foyer, which is an open bar space, and the Mezzanine, for seated dining.
Barras Bridge, Newcastle NE1 7RH
0191 242 7204
All good parties start with a great bar, so call upon the professionals to really get your party started – this team of expert mixologists offer everything from a small
drinks reception to full cocktail parties, crafting a range of tantalising tipples using only premium ingredients. With bars, equipment and theming available they’ll elevate your get-together into a special soirée at the pop of a cork.
Hills Court, Blaydon NE21 5NH
0191 908 6827
With outposts in Morpeth, Newcastle and Gosforth, Barluga continues to provide great hospitality across the region. Their Gosforth venue, in a beautifully converted church on the high street, is a uniquely special venue. Now taking bookings for Christmas and with plenty of options for festive fun, the imaginative menu at Barluga offers delicious modern British cuisine whilst the extensive, quality wine list and superb cocktail selection will exercise the mind as much as delight the palate.
The Old Church, West Avenue, Gosforth NE3 4ES 0191 284 4781
35 Grey Street, Newcastle NE1 6EE 0191 230 2306
Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth NE61 1NS 01670 505000
Freddie Douglas Events
Want to take your festive celebrations to the next level? Partymakers Freddie Douglas Events specialise in all things celebration. With over 10 years of experience, they will help make your Christmas event, big or small, a memorable one. Hire out their hilarious 360 photobooth, borrow their ball-filled bath, book a balloon arch or simply talk to them to find out just how they can help.
Thinking of celebrating the festive season beside the sea? Beadnell Towers has a private dining room just perfect for a Christmas get-together. Its dedicated team of staff will work with you to create the perfect menu for your festive event, whether it’s a family affair, a corporate one or simply a special occasion for friends. There is a special Christmas Day lunch and bookings are already open for what is always a fun, festive affair with all the trimmings.
The Wynding, Beadnell NE67 5AY
In the heart of Newcastle, this popular bar/restaurant (named after its core menu of 20 signature cocktails and 20” pizzas) has the perfect space available for private parties of up to 90 guests (standing). The Arches, a quirky space with original brick arches, provides a great backdrop for your celebrations. Free to hire, there’s a full-size bar serving up the full cocktail menu alongside draught and bottled beer and a great selection of spirits. The party package includes pizza, dough petals, popcorn and dips, and separate drinks packages with custom-made cocktails are available too. Want to keep it smaller? Twenty Twenty can also accommodate smaller groups in booths and special bookable areas for up to 46 guests.
5 Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1UN
0191 432 9009
With a host of different and flexible spaces available to stage your own event, Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park Stadium is the ideal venue for a memorable party. Whether you are looking for a large open space for lots of guests, or just want to celebrate the season with a few friends, there are plenty of options available here. Or why not combine your celebrations with some hospitality and an entertaining home game as the Falcons take on Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership on Friday 22nd December.
Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle NE13 8AF
0191 214 5588
From the 30-foot Christmas tree (lights are switched on on 19th November) to a whole host of fun festive events throughout the run up to the big day, every corner of the iconic Spanish City comes alive at Christmas. From a festive lunch at Trenchers to a special Afternoon Tea with live music, tea with Santa, special Tribute Nights, and their Christmas Party Nights which start on 1st December, Spanish City is definitely a place to get into the Christmas Spirit. It’s all rounded off with a Roaring 1920s Ball on New Year’s Eve.
Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG
0191 691 7090
There’s lots of festive fun on the menu at Côte. If you’re searching for the perfect place to host your festive get-together or Christmas party, look no further. With a carefully-crafted menu full of seasonal treats, and private dining space available for any group size up to 45 guests, their special Taste Noel Christmas menu is available from 23rd November until 24th December. With three courses from £34.95 and a choice of delicious dishes including smoked salmon tartare, turkey paupiette and mushroom bourguignon followed by a classic winter spiced creme brulée or their famous cheese board, it’s the perfect place to start, or finish the festivities with friends and family.
120–122 Grainger Street, Newcastle NE1 5AF
0191 731 4733
Tyne Bank Brewery
Tyne Bank Brewery has established itself as one of Newcastle’s most exciting party venues. Their Tap Room is an impressive open-plan space complete with a full stage set-up just perfect for live bands and late-night rockin’ around the Christmas tree, and is available to hire seven days a week.
375 Walker Road, Byker NE6 2AB
0191 265 2828
From a Christmas Comedy Club to Disco Party Nights in the Clubhouse and Santa Sunday, whether you are wanting to entertain clients, friends or just celebrate with your family there’s plenty of choice at Ramside Hall. Swing into Christmas Ratpack-style with award-winning vocalist Alexander Lomas, party like it’s the 80s at Christmas Club Tropicana or enjoy an evening of classic carol singing with your supper, whilst the kids will love the special Children’s Christmas Party in the Clubhouse in the run up to the big day.
Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD
0191 386 5282
Travel back in time at an ‘Elizabethan Banquest’ Murder Mystery Dinner courtesy of Sir John Lumley. Armed with just a dagger and bib, you’ll enjoy a four-course banquet as your goblets are filled with wine and mead and the entertainment carries on around you with songs, sketches and sing-a-longs, all followed by a disco until late into the night. It’s definitely a different way to celebrate this Christmas, but if you’re looking for something more traditional Lumley Castle is still the place to be – don’t miss their Festive Afternoon Tea, Wreath Workshops, Tribute Nights and Children’s Parties, and you can book private Christmas party packages too.
Chester-Le-Street DH3 4NX
0191 389 1111
The Treehouse Restaurant, The Alnwick Garden
A fun, versatile, and totally unique venue, The Alnwick Garden’s award-winning Treehouse is the perfect place for a fairytale festive gathering. Sitting high in the treetops, follow the frosty suspended walkways to find trees growing from the floor, handcrafted wooden seating and screens created from fallen branches – complete with a cosy log-burning fire in the centre of the restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, and available for private hire, the Treehouse Restaurant offers a locally sourced and seasonal British menu under the watchful eye of new chef Gareth Clarke.
The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU
Celebrate the season at Matfen Hall which will be hosting special events for the festive period. You’ll quickly get into the spirit of the season here as the hotel will be beautifully decorated throughout, and you can enjoy dinner in one of the hotel’s restaurants, a festive Afternoon Tea in the Orangery (from 1st December), or why not book a private dining space for a special three-course dinner safe in the knowledge that every little detail will be taken care of by the staff. You can see 2023 out with a bang here too with a Gala Evening on New Year’s Eve rounded off with fireworks over the surrounding parkland at midnight.
Matfen, Northumberland NE20 0RH
01661 886 500
Acklam Hall is an impressive place to celebrate at Christmas. The Drawing Room is available to hire exclusively, while boutique events can take place in the private dining rooms (for smaller groups) with outside space. The team have good connections across the region to advise on booking transportation to and from the venue, casino tables, magicians, DJs and live entertainment to make for a memorable party this Christmas.
Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough TS5 7DY
Black Horse Beamish
Red Row Estate take Christmas seriously – the fires are lit, the Champagne is on ice and each year they decorate with Christmas trees and sparkling lights. Black Horse Beamish really pull out all the stops with their festive celebrations too. Whether it’s a party of 250 or an intimate dinner for 10 they have various Christmas party packages to choose from, available in The Orchard Marquee or George Ridley room throughout November, December and January. Their festive specials menu is a winner too, and check out their Christmas packages if you want to stay the night.
Red Row, Beamish DH9 0RW
Farlam Hall is a stunning country house hotel just outside Brampton and with twinkling fairy lights and roaring log fires it’s easy to get into the festive spirit here. Enjoy a special Christmas lunch, dinner or festive afternoon tea throughout December handcrafted by the team of award-winning chefs, or why not stay a while? Special three-day Christmas and New Year packages are available to ensure you can make the most of the season.
Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2NG
In the heart of Newcastle, this floral restaurant and cocktail bar is the perfect backdrop for your Christmas party. Whether it’s an intimate dining experience for up to 18 guests at the Banquet Table, a private bar with buffet and signature cocktails, or a special celebration in the beautiful Eva Rose Garden dining space, there are a number of options here. Leila Lily’s also have a number of festive party menus ranging from buffets and canapés to two- and three-course set menus, plus the cocktails are out of this world.
2–12 Grey Street, Newcastle NE1 6AE
0191 230 6700
Barca El Globo
In the centre of Tynemouth village, and part of popular Barca, EL GLOBO is a unique venue for hire. The eclectic space provides a relaxed atmosphere for hosting the perfect party. Whether a work do or a celebration for friends, EL GLOBO is available to hire free for events Monday to Thursday throughout December and January.
Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4BT
0191 296 1795