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Banquet halls for the Perfect Christmas Party

Christmas is just around the corner. It is a beloved holiday and the perfect time to show your employees just how much you appreciate all their hard work. One way in which to do this is to treat them to a spectacular end of year Christmas party! The question is where are you going to host it? You will undoubtedly be looking for a perfect venue to host your party, and one that also fits in with your budget. The best venue you can possibly choose to host your Christmas party is the Royal Ashburn Golf Club banquet halls in the Durham region. Along with information about our special venues which are ideal for hosting an office Christmas party, we would also like to share some tips on how to go about booking the right venue for the do. 

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club Event Venue

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club is well-known for creating the best all-around golf and banquet experience in the GTA area. A big part of our success is our menu selection – no matter what, you can rest assured that the food served to your guests is going to meet and exceed all expectations! Our menus are also incredibly versatile. Not only do we offer a wide range of strategic pre-planned menus, but we also make it possible for you to create a customized menu specific to your event, tastes and requirements.

We also boast handy accommodation at our Christmas party venue: lovely, luxurious little cabins that can sleep up to 25 people. Great news if the party is really good and some of your guests are not quite fit to get behind the wheel. 

Another reason why so many companies choose the Royal Ashburn Golf Club as their event venue is the fact that we offer you a variety of different venues to select from, each varying in size and function. Whether you have a large group to accommodate or only a small party to host, we have the ideal venue room for you!

Our venues on offer include:

  • The Compton Room: 

This is our biggest and most impressive venue. If you own a business with a large number of employees, this is definitely one to consider. With seating for up to 240 guests, The Compton Room is a must see for anyone planning an event!

  • The Ashburn Room: 

This is another one of our most popular venues. While it is slightly smaller than the Compton room, it can still accommodate a large number of guests – 160 guests in total. It also boasts an incredible view with a beautiful patio overlooking the Golf Course.

  • The Butler’s Room: 

This one is great for small to medium celebrations. While Butler’s can accommodate up to 100 guests, it is ideal for smaller groups of between 24 and 60 golfers while still providing a private experience.

  • The Conference Room: 

The Conference Room is another more intimate venue. However, just like the Butler’s Room, it can accommodate larger groups of up to 100 guests if need be. It also offers a breathtaking view of the lush golf courses and landscaped gardens. 

Whether entertaining two or two hundred guests, The Royal Ashburn Golf Club offers just the right mix of business and pleasure. Your guests will be impressed by the elegant facilities and great service, not to mention the challenging 18 holes of championship golf. 

We also offer special Christmas party catering packages. In other words, even if you do not host your office Christmas party at our venues, you can still take advantage of our amazing food! 

Here is an example of what our famous Christmas catering packages may include:

  • Package 1 – $175

Serves 8 to 10 People

  • 12 – 14 lb Turkey (Carved & Packaged)
  • House-Made Turkey Gravy
  • House-Made Cranberry Sauce
  • Mashed Ontario Potatoes
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Medley
  • (Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Turnip & Squash)
  • Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls 
  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Our Famous House-Made Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Drizzle
  • Package 2 – $340

     Serves 20 People

  • 25 – 30 lb Turkey (Carved & Packaged)
  • House-Made Turkey Gravy
  • House-Made Cranberry Sauce
  • Mashed Ontario Potatoes
  • Roasted Root Vegetable Medley (Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Turnip & Squash)
  • Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Our Famous House-Made Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Drizzle

We also offer delicious package top-ups:

  • Mixed Green Salad – $40: Red & green pepper, tomato, onion, shredded carrot, cucumber with balsamic dressing on the side
  • 8 lb Glazed Ham – $80: Dressed with pineapple
  • Roast Beef – $85: 5 lb thinly sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy

Now that you know exactly what to expect from the Royal Ashburn Golf Club Christmas party venue and food, we are thrilled to share some tips for a stress-free planning experience. 

  • Choose the Venue Early 

Most of the perfect Christmas party venues are up for grabs as early as the middle of the year. So, if you are keen to lock down one of the favourites, like the Royal Ashburn Golf Club, you will need to be quick off the mark. Make a decision regarding the venue as early as possible and get in touch to make your booking. Also, be sure to include all of the necessary details regarding your party, such as how many guests will be attending, what you would like the menu to look like, what time you would prefer the event to take place, any special requests, etc.,so that the planning phase is able to run as smoothly as possible.

  • Know What You Want 

Before you even look for a great Christmas party venue, you should already have a good idea of the type of party that you would like to throw. Do you want it to be a low-key social event? Or do you want everybody to really let their hair down and experience some top-notch entertainment? Either way, it will definitely help to take note of this in order to streamline the party planning as you lead up to the big event. Take notes as you go and get in touch with various suppliers to compare costs. The earlier you get in touch with suppliers, the least you are likely to pay for the services offered. 

  • Choose within Your Budget

Budget is the key to choosing the perfect venue to host your Christmas party. Be sure to work out exactly how much you can afford to spend on a venue, entertainment, food, etc., and look within your means. If you do not do this, you are likely to be tempted into spending more than you can actually manage, and while the party is sure to be lavish and memorable, your employees would probably prefer to still have their jobs come next year! 

  • Chat with Your Employees

The goal when it comes to organizing an office Christmas party is to ensure that your employees have an awesome time, right? Well, it makes perfect sense then to approach them directly to find out what they want. This will make your job of planning a party that everyone will enjoy a lot easier. You may even get some valuable venue ideas from them by asking them where their previous companies chose to hold their end of year celebrations. Jot down some of the ideas that you get and make a list of the top likes and dislikes. Be sure to refer back to your list as you visit venues and proceed with the logistics of the party. Perhaps even consider presenting your employees with a set of options and asking them to vote for their favourites. 

  • Make Sure That the Venue Matches the Theme 

A Christmas party is a special end of year event and, although it revolves around employees spending time together and celebrating a year of hard work, you definitely do not want it to be too corporate. With this in mind, you should pay attention to the atmosphere at the various venues you are considering. What kind of ‘feel’ does it give off? Atmosphere is everything! You will definitely want something relaxed and light-hearted as this will ensure that the party gets off to a great start. Obviously, do not forget to make sure that the venue you choose is big enough to accommodate all of your guests. You will also want to steer clear of anything that is too big. 

  • Look at the Packages 

Some Christmas party venues may offer you a selection of different packages that could help you to save on the overall cost of the event. Here at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club, we have a wide range of packages to choose from. All of these packages have been carefully tailored to suit your needs, budget and preferences and can be customized further if you so wish. 

  • Know Where to Cut Costs

Let’s face it – planning a Christmas party definitely is not a cheap affair. There are plenty of costs to consider aside from the cost to hire the venue. Because of this, you are likely to want to find ways in which to keep prices to a minimum. While this is wise, it certainly pays to know where to cut costs and where to pay a little bit extra. For example, while it may be cheaper to order take-out as your catering option, it probably will not impress your guests very much. The food is a massive part of the Christmas party, after all, so it should be incredible. Eating cheap take-out while sitting at a perfectly decorated table will not go down well. Things that are purely aesthetic, such as centrepieces and wall décor, are great places to save some cash. Yes, they look nice and may enhance the atmosphere somewhat, but will people really even notice if they are not there in abundance? Your employees are sure to appreciate a gorgeous venue and delicious food a whole lot more! 

  • Get Help

There is no need for you to endure all of the stress that goes with planning an end of year Christmas party on your own! If you would like help, ask for it! Many of your employees will be thrilled to be a part of the planning process and will often be more than happy to take some of the work off of your hands. 

  • Visit the Venue

It is extremely easy to make your venue look like the most amazing venue in the world online. All that it takes is a talented photographer, great lighting and some convincing content! Do not be fooled by what is shown on a venue’s website. The only way to know for sure whether or not it is as incredible as it seems is to visit it in person. Before making that booking, always be sure to scope out the venue and chat with the manager about potential packages. Finally, when at the venue on the visiting day, do not be afraid to ask questions and make requests. A quality venue and its managers will always be willing to do their utmost in order to accommodate your needs and expectations. 

If you are looking for the best Christmas party venue, contact us, Royal Ashburn Golf Club. We look forward to making your end of year party the very best that it can possibly be! 

Royal Ashburn

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