January Blues? Not at Larmer Tree, Christmas Parties in full flow!

We are beating away the so-called January Blues at Larmer Tree by hosting Christmas Parties!

I was feeling especially lucky on Friday13th as we welcomed a local Blandford-based solicitors company for their work Christmas bash. Such a great idea to wait until January when your social calendar is empty.

It was a chilly day up at the Larmer Tree with snow forecast. The fires, fairy lights and Christmas tunes were on in our beautiful old colonial-style Jubilee Hall, as the staff from Forking Out Ltd our wonderfully talented caterers based in Salisbury, poured the prosecco for the imminent arrival of our guests.

Eventurous Ltd, a corporate and team building company from Warwickshire, had arrived earlier in the day to set up the ‘big surprise’ for the staff. There was to be a ‘Game Show’ later, once everyone had enjoyed the prosecco for Dutch courage!

At midday, 60 excited employees arrived by private coach at Larmer Tree for their Christmas luncheon party with a difference! The large round tables had been carefully laid for lunch in our light, modern Pavilion with a subtle festive hint of crackers, baubles and plenty of candle light.

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Guests were invited to find their seats and there was soon a real buzz in the room as Eventurous revealed their game show. The meal was very civilized with all the guests enjoying a choice of warming hearty food from our formal dining winter menu. The real highlight being a delicious trio of desserts to finish off the meal before coffee and petit fours.

Once the game show began things became less civilised! The room was filled with raucous laughter from our guests and plenty of giggles from the catering staff, watching on the side line, as two teams battled it out to win. The games involved marshmallows, spaghetti, sellotape and loads of balloons. Needless to say, it is possible to lick your own elbow!

It was a great festive get together where fun was had by all. The winning team went home especially happy with their prize bottles of bubbly under their arms. Just what everyone needed to beat the January Blues!

If you’ve been given the task of organizing Christmas Parties, Larmer Tree is a perfect venue, do get in touch.

Nicki Joyner

Events & Wedding Co-Ordinator

Larmer Tree Gardens