Christmas at the HAC

Christmas at the HAC - 02/11/2016

Christmas is a magical time of year and here at the HAC we put everything we’ve got into making sure our Christmas parties offer guests something really special. This year we’ve designed a Return to Narnia package which we know will leave you and your colleagues spellbound.
The venue

Our stunning, 18th century, Georgian house is set amongst 5-acres of lush green gardens, a stunning setting for your guests as they approach the venue. There are several rooms in which you hold your party, largely dependent on your numbers. For bigger parties, the Prince Consort Rooms offer ample space to create a truly spectacular night. Your guests will enter Narnia as Lucy, Susan, Edmund and Peter did, through the wardrobe door and into an icy, woodland glade…
On arrival

As your guests push through the fur coats into the secret world of Narnia they will be greeted by

Aslan the lion and the White Witch (and a gingerbread Bellini or glass of sparkling wine). The Prince Consort Rooms will be fully dressed as the White Witch’s ice palace and will be dripping with white fairy lights, decorated with white and silver trees and the tables will be adorned with jewel-encrusted centrepieces. Clever blue/white uplighting adds to the stunning, fantasy world-effect, as does the life-size polar bear that will be pulling the witch’s sleigh. This really will be a Christmas party your guests won’t forget.

Whether you want to serve bowl food or a seated, three-course meal, you and your guests will love our fabulous festive menus. Highlights include a Wild mushroom terrine, watercress and red onion salad starter, a main course of Four hour slow roasted Sussex beef short rib, dauphinoise potato, roasted beets, winter greens and a bourbon glaze and for dessert a Christmas spiced cheese cake, mulled red wine berry compote. After dinner a round of delicious Turkish delights will be a welcome sweet treat to keep energy levels up as your guests dance the night away.
Capacities and other spaces

The Prince Consort Rooms can cater for 350 guests at a dinner dance and 700 for a drinks reception with bowl food. If you’re holding an event for a smaller number of people, the Long Room is also available for 150 seated attendees or 250 standing. If you want to hold a more intimate dining experience for a small number of guests, our Queens Room offers the perfect setting.
Christmas your way

We appreciate you might want to inject your own vision into your Christmas party or need to alter some of the decorations to match your company’s branding. Whatever adaptations you need to make to our theming, we’ll be more than happy to accommodate you.
The details

Included in our Christmas package price is everything above plus a disco and DJ for the night, a themed photo booth, manned cloakroom and security, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks and complete event management. Prices start from £75 + VAT.
Get in touch

Call our Events Team on 020 7382 1533 to discuss your dates and ideas for what will be a truly unique Christmas event. Or, for more information view our Christmas 2016 brochure.