How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Company’s Holiday Party in San Diego

How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Company’s Holiday Party in San Diego

Summer means sunshine, beach days, and barbeques—not quite the frame of mind to be thinking about the holiday season. But if you’re in charge of organizing your company’s holiday party at the end of the year, summer is the perfect time to start looking for a venue because the hottest spots will book up long before you start pulling your sweaters out of storage.

Planning your corporate holiday party?

Planning an office party isn’t the same as planning a birthday, shower, or other milestone event, so you’ll have a different set of factors to consider when selecting the venue. The date range is probably more flexible, and the guest list is usually easier to estimate. But like any major event, the earlier you start planning your company’s holiday party, the better your chances of securing the perfect venue.

What is the best day of the week to have my corporate holiday party?

Weekend evenings are the gold standard for any party, corporate events included, but those dates tend to fill up quickly around the holidays and many people might not be able to attend due to conflicting events. Keep in mind that a weekday event may be easier to fit into everyone’s busy holiday schedule. 

How close to the holiday season should I book the venue?

The most popular time period for office holiday parties is mid to late December, but that also means venues charge peak rates, so you might not get as much bang for your buck if the party budget is tight. Late November or early December is usually more reasonable, but don’t rule out early January as well. The first month of the year is usually a slow season for party venues, so hosting a “toast to the next year” party could mean more incentives and savings compared to peak office party season.

Location, location, location

Once you have a date range in mind, it’s time to start looking for available venues. Even cities with pleasant year-round weather can be subject to chilly temperatures and rain on occasion, so if you’re thinking about hosting an outdoor party, you’ll want to look at venues with indoor options in case of inclement weather.  You’ll also need to ensure the venue is large enough to accommodate your attendees, which should be fairly easy to estimate based on personnel numbers. 

It might be worthwhile to consider all-inclusive venues—they’ll take care of catering, bartenders, decorating, music, and other important details, leaving you some time to tackle the other items on your to-do list. At Factory of Dreams Hall North Park/San Diego, our affordable and all-inclusive party venue offers the added bonus of easy accessibility for all your guests, right in the heart of North Park. 

Consider the venue’s responsiveness

Choosing the right venue can make the difference between an office party everyone’s still talking about far into the New Year, or one that’s forgotten by the next staff meeting. To ensure the planning goes smoothly and every detail of the event is handled without a problem, choose a venue that is responsive and accommodating during the planning process. At Factory of Dreams Hall North Park/San Diego, we treat every party as if we were throwing it for our own friends and family, so you can be sure your office party will go off without a hitch—and even score the impressed approval of your boss.

Corporate parties, weddings, milestone events and more at Factory of Dreams Hall North Park/San Diego

Whether you’re planning an office holiday party, milestone birthday party, wedding, or celebration of another major life event, Factory of Dreams Hall North Park/San Diego is here to help. From our catering, decorating, and entertainment services to our gorgeous historic building complete with a dazzling LED light-up dance floor, we have everything you need to guarantee your event is a smashing success. Give us a call at (619) 940-1062 to schedule a tour. 

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