Christmas at the Hop Exchange

The Brief
Our client was after an all–inclusive package for her company’s Christmas party that wasn’t too far from their office, which is based in Liverpool Street. They were also looking for something a little unusual for their 145 guests. Aside from fun being a key aspect in the planning of their party, they were after a package to include everything from drinks to dancing.

The Venue
The chosen venue was the beautiful Hop Exchange, by London Bridge, set in the main entrance so as soon you walked in you were instantly a part of the party.

The Party
This Christmas party really had the wow factor! On entering the building, there was a rainfall effect of fairy lights that immediately over took the room. This was a main feature for this particular Christmas party and looked spectacular. Set with purple up-lighting around the balconies and red draping, the room was very impressive. Each table had a different table centre as per the client’s request and again, added to the theme of the room.

The party started with a drinks reception at one end of the space, complete with poseur tables and Christmas decorations. The client was adamant about more dancing time towards the end of the evening so we gave them a shorter reception. Before guests were called for dinner we revealed the space by drawing back the curtains and slowly allowing guests to take their seats. A beautiful 3-course dinner was served, along with a coffee and a mince pie station.

The client had decided on having a band, so we had live music for an hour which got everyone up and dancing. We had also arranged a photobooth which kept guests entertained whilst they drunk their Christmas cocktails and got in the dancing mood.

To finish off the evening we had a DJ to take them through till midnight and when the venue closed, – the party didn’t stop there! We arranged for the guests to have exclusive hire of a club close by to allow them continue their party into the early hours!

An amazing evening whereby our client and all her guests were over the moon with the service we provided and was an unforgettable Christmas party.