If December is catching up on you and you just haven't had the time to sort out your Christmas celebrations, don't despair, we're here to help you find a venue, so you can tick it off your to-do list!
We've had a look to see what's on offer at venues in and around Cambridge and there's a whole load of choices, from party nights to private dining, festive afternoon teas to cosy drinks receptions. It's looking quite busy, but the good news is, we did find some dates still available, we hope you find our round-up helpful!
Celebrate the festive season in style by booking your Christmas party at Churchill College for an evening of feasting and fun with your colleagues and friends.
The focus is on fine quality catering and service in festive surroundings. For £45.40 per head + VAT guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival, followed by a sumptuous menu. Entertainment options are also available, particularly if you would like to dance the night away! Choose from:
Cockcroft Room for intimate dinners up to 18
Fellows’ Dining Room for groups 19-50
Dining Hall for groups over 150
Dates available: Saturday 8 December 2018 and Saturday 15 December 2018
Situated just a short drive from the centre of Cambridge, Hotel Felix is the ultimate venue for any Christmas celebration. With a roaring fire, fantastic food and wine and first-class service, you're invited to experience the magic of the festive season in style. Celebrate with colleagues and friends over a delicious Christmas lunch or dinner in the Graffiti Restaurant, or if you prefer a bit more privacy, the hotel has four stylish rooms, perfect for private dining for up to 60 people. A three-course dinner with coffee in the restaurant is £35 per head and lunches start at £22.50 per head.
Dates available: Various dates through December 2018.
Celebrate in style with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner with coffee and mince pies. Then dance the night away to some classic disco hits at a shared party night. Tickets are £42 per person (Minimum order for 4 tickets) to include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, three-course Christmas dinner with coffee and mince pies and disco.
Dates available: Tuesday 18 December 2018
Enjoy an Après Ski Christmas Party Night at Newmarket Racecourses.
The magnificent Millennium Grandstand will be transformed into a wintery alpine Christmas setting. Immerse yourself in an elegant alpine ski resort with snow topped pine trees, cosy log cabins and all things festive.
You and your party will be welcomed into our wonderful, historic racecourse with a welcome drink, followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner. After dinner take to the dance floor where our resident DJ will be spinning all the classic party tunes and current pop hits for you. And if that wasn’t enough, there's a karaoke lounge for you to show off your singing ability! You and your guests can boogie the night away until the early hours for just £60pp.
Dates available: Thursday 13 December 2018 and Thursday 20 December 2018
Quy Mill Hotel & Spa Cambridge
Start your festivities in style at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge. Join a Winter Wonderland Party Night in Cambridge's newest event space, The Venue. You and your guests will enjoy a welcome drink, a delicious three-course meal with coffee and mini mince pies from the hotel's award-winning kitchen, then the resident DJ will have you dancing the night away to some classic disco tunes through until 12.30am.
Dates available: Thursday 20 December 2018
If you prefer something less formal, try a festive afternoon tea with a glass of mulled wine, served every day in December between 2.00pm and 5.00pm for £19.50 per person.
IWM Duxford is a venue like no other, surrounded by the kind of history that you can live and breathe. This Second World War Battle of Britain fighter station has been transformed into an impressive events space, rich in heritage and home to over 100 aircraft – including the iconic Lancaster, Spitfire and Concorde. AirSpace is a dramatic exhibition, telling the story of British and Commonwealth aviation from the earliest pioneers to the latest hi-tech aircraft.
Doors to the award-winning Air Space Exhibition open at 7pm. Stroll around under the wings of iconic aircraft before being invited into the Christmas themed Conservation Hall for an exceptional three course meal with coffee and mince pies. Dance the night away until 1am on a state-of-the-art raised dance floor with the resident DJ.
Dates available: Saturday 1 December, Friday 7 December, Saturday 8 December 2018.
Groups of 15 to 150 can enjoy festive buffets, lunches or dinners in the beautiful, oak-panelled Combination Room at Wolfson College or in the College's unique and spacious Dining Hall. With menu options starting at just £9.95 + VAT per head, there's something to suit all budgets.
Lunches Saturday 8, Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Monday 17, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 December 2018
Dinners: Monday 3, Monday 10, Wednesday 12, Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Monday 17, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 December 2018
Celebrate Christmas 2018 in the unique surroundings of Kettle's Yard. Available for exclusive use for drinks and canape receptions, guests also enjoy private access to the museum's current exhibition, New Beginnings by Richard Pousette-Dart. A range of packages are on offer for groups of between 45 and 300. Venue hire starts at £1000 and the venue offers a range of options for catering with an additional charge.
Dates available: Saturday 1 December, Friday 7 December, Saturday 8 December, Friday 14 December, Saturday 15 December 2018.
Babraham Research Campus
Enjoy a themed setting of nostalgia and cheer for a drinks reception around the Christmas tree in the Hardwick Room enjoy unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks for a maximum of 2 hours for £22.50 per person. Exclusive parties in the Cambridge Building are also on offer, guests have the option to enjoy a hot bowl food reception for £28.50 per person or a bowl food and drinks reception for £47.00 per person. All events are for a minimum of 20 guests.
Dates available: Monday - Friday from Monday 3 December to Friday 21 December 2018
Hotel Du Vin & Bistro
Celebrate the festive season right in the heart of Cambridge at Hotel du Vin & Bistro. A three-course celebration menu is on offer for lunches and dinners from £34.95 per person. Private dining rooms are also available with an exclusive celebration package which includes a three-course menu, a welcome glass of fizz, mineral water and a half bottle of wine per person from £53.95 per person. Or try an afternoon tea with a festive twist throughout December for £22.50 per person.
Dates available: Monday 24th December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019.
Robinson College is the perfect venue for your Christmas party!
Robinson College Christmas parties are renowned in Cambridge, so let us take the hassle out of organising your festive celebrations this year with a Christmas Party at Robinson College. The Head Chef has devised a tempting Christmas Party Package to impress, add to this the delightful Dining Hall and the wonderful choice of wines and you have the perfect recipe for your party.
Robinson College is easily accessible, just a ten minute walk from the centre of Cambridge, with access to parking and accommodation for those guests wishing to stay over. Available for lunches and dinners with rates starting at £30+ VAT per person.
Dates available:Saturday 8 December and Monday 17 December 2018 in the Dining Hall. Thursday 6 December, Saturday 15 December and Monday 17 December 2018 in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building.
Host a sparkling drinks reception or an exclusive lunch or dinner with friends, family or colleagues in the sophisticated setting of Fitzwilliam College. Dinner packages start at just £31.95 per person and include a prosecco reception along with all the festive trimmings.
Fitzwilliam College is one of the more contemporary University of Cambridge Colleges, featuring outstanding award-winning architecture set within beautiful and tranquil landscaped gardens. Access is easy from all major routes and there is the added benefit of free on-site parking.
Dates available: Wednesday 5, Saturday 8, Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December 2018.
Located on Downing Street at the heart of the city, Revolution Cambridge is a classy xmas party venue with made-to-order Christmas cocktails and moreish festive food. With a separate club room, Cuban bar and roof terrace, this unique venue will play host to some unforgettable Christmas nights out.
Whether you’re in charge of your work Christmas party or a knees-up with friends, the Christmas party team are on hand to help with planning your Christmas do from start to finish. Limited availability for lunch and evening bookings, prices start at £14.95 per head for a buffet and three-course menus start at £19.95 per head.
Dates available: Lunches, Saturday 8 December, Saturday 15 December, Friday 21st December. Evenings: Friday 21st December, Sundays throughout December and Wednesdays throughout December 2018.
The Granary Estates
The Granary Barns are the ultimate location for your festive celebrations. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco or bottled beer on arrival, served in The Flint Barn; a seasonal three-course meal, followed by tea & coffee; Christmas centre pieces & novelty crackers; fully licensed bar & staff; DJ and disco; on site car park all for £60 per person + VAT, minimum numbers of 60 apply.
Date available: Friday 14 December 2018.