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And so that was Christmas – as designed by RHS Wisley and Inside Outside

January 31, 2017

We work regularly with the events team at RHS Wisley, but December 2016 marked our first joint foray into the wonderful world of corporate Christmas parties.

It made perfect sense. Combine the stunning setting of RHS Wisley’s beautifully kept gardens with one of our fabulous marquees. Create a wow factor with special lighting effects outside. Decorate the marquee stylishly and transform it into a suitably festive interior. Sprinkle with Christmas trees inside and out. Add top-class catering, plenty of wine for all and waiter service. Follow up with one of the best DJs around. Fill with happy smiling people. All ideal ingredients for a fun-filled Christmas party!

Christmas PartiesThe perfect solution for a perfect corporate Christmas party
Office Christmas parties can be such a headache to organise. Venues are too big or too small, some won’t be flexible on how the evening goes. At others your party is just one of several going on and doesn’t feel special. Or maybe you’ve experienced the multiple venue scenario – the logistical challenge of hosting pre-dinner drinks in one place, dinner at another venue, and then off to a club for dancing. These are the kind of issues that we set out to address and to come up with a fantastic alternative.

We planned a special Christmas party package that included everything needed for a great night out and perfect for saying ‘thank you’ to staff for all their efforts over the year. The marquee was designed to work well throughout the evening – from the moment guests arrived to dinner to dancing late into the night. Each stage was revealed to guests at the appropriate time, so there was always a sense of anticipation of what would happen next and the delight of discovery.

Christmas PartiesSome companies wanted to add extras – from a sweet stall and fun selfie booth to a live band – and, with a network of suppliers to call upon, we were able to fulfil all requests. Plans to incorporate an awards ceremony or speeches were easily accommodated, and we know that our customers really appreciated the level of flexibility we could provide. Not to mention being able to hand over pretty much all aspects of the evening to the events team.

What did our guests think?
Here’s just one comment we received one day after the night before: “I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help with our Christmas party. All the staff on hand were amazing and the set up and organisation was spot on! We have had a lot of amazing comments from our staff about how brilliant the venue looked.”

Christmas PartiesWe’re already looking forward to next Christmas!
And the best news is that, following the success of last year, we’re going to do it all over again this Christmas – and it will be even better! We’re just in the process of finalising all the details, but if you’d like to get ahead of everyone else and secure a date for your Christmas party we are ready to take bookings!

Our Christmas party marquee is available to book between 1 December-6 January* We’ll be catering for parties of 100-250 guests and prices start from just £79 per person. There are lots of little extras that can be added on if you want to make your Christmas party even more special arranged – please click here or call us for more details.

Don’t leave it too late! Christmas has a habit of creeping up on everyone. For more details of our Christmas party packages please call 01372 459485 or email

*Dates of availability exclude the 24th December to 1st January.

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