Best Christmas party venues for small groups

Planning an intimate Christmas party this year? We’ve got you covered. Our list of the best Christmas party venues for small groups includes plenty of options for smaller gatherings, whether you’re planning a private dinner or a drinks party with a few select clients, friends or colleagues. Ready to start your research? Have a scroll to discover the perfect festive venue.

Updated on 14 August 2023

Just because your Christmas party is a smaller affair this year, that doesn’t make it any less special. In fact, we think that keeping your guest list confined to a few select people will ensure a more personal experience for everyone in attendance. Hosting a smaller event also makes it easier to tailor the food and drink to suit the occasion, while adding your own unique flourishes to the space in the form of entertainment and decorations. In this list, you’ll only find Christmas venue options for 30 people or less, whether you fancy booking an intimate chef’s table or a cosy private dining space.

So, where does one find the best small Christmas party venues in London? Restaurants in London are a good place to start, with many boasting exclusive spaces and private dining rooms that can be decorated to suit your event. They’re also a great option if you want your festive bash to be centred around food and drink, with many restaurants allowing you to tweak the menu to suit your requirements.

Hotels and members’ clubs are another great choice when it comes to intimate Christmas party venues in London. We'd argue these are best suited to corporate events, not least because they usually boast state-of-the-art technology and extra facilities that will take your bash to the next level.

So, if you’re planning a small Christmas party in London this year, there are plenty of places across the capital suited to more intimate affairs. Find some of our top picks in the list below, then make sure to click ‘book now’ to find out if it’s free on your chosen date.

Coppa Club Putney

Coppa Club Putney

29 Brewhouse Lane, Putney, London, SW15 2JX

Southwest venue Coppa Club in Putney is a stylish members’ club that's perfect for small soirees. Discover its cosy heated igloos overlooking the river, host a special dinner in its private dining room or enjoy a relaxed drinks reception in the cosy lounge.

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4AY

Head up high to Duck & Waffle on the 40th floor of Heron Tower in the City. Its sleek private dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrored walls to ensure those epic views have maximum impact. It's guaranteed to make your Christmas party memorable.

YOPO at the Mandrake

YOPO at the Mandrake

20 – 21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T1PG

Enjoy a dramatic dinner or drinks party within the Amazonian-inspired surrounds of Yopo’s unique event spaces. Book the Glasshouse overlooking the Jurema Terrace for groups of up to 10, while its impressive, red-lacquered private dining room is sure to leave an impression.

Rose Court Events

Rose Court Events

2 Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark, London, SE1 9HS

This venue on the River Thames is designed to provide a space for people to meet, entertain, impress and inspire. It boasts nine flexible event spaces offering panoramic views of London, along with a choice of exceptional catering options, from bowl food to three-course dinners. 

Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH

Irish chef Richard Corrigan’s eponymous restaurant promises spectacular food as standard, so the only decision you’ll need to make is which room to host your bash in. Smaller spaces include the intimate Chef’s Table, semi-private Poet’s Corner, atmospheric Kitchen Library and grand Lindsay Room.

Baccala

Baccala

Unit B3, 194-204 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

Love seafood and, well, olive oil? This cosy Italian restaurant and wine bar on Bermondsey Street specialises in both. Book the ground floor dining room for 30 guests, or choose the basement for smaller groups of 20. 

28-50 By Night

28-50 By Night

76 Jason Court, Marylebone, London, W1U 2SJ

Combining outstanding food and drink with live jazz and blues, 28-50 by Night is home to multiple small spaces, from its VIP Square next to the bar and stage, to the Upper Circle dining room which boasts views over the main restaurant.

Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

Featuring bespoke wooden shelves, a dedicated cocktail bar, and a large central table for up to 30 guests, The Bluebird Room at this Chelsea institution is a stylish space suited to both dinners and drinks parties. 

The Lightwell

The Lightwell

25 Worship Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 2DX

Ideally located in the heart of Shoreditch, The Lightwell is a dry hire venue that allows you to put your own spin on your Christmas party. With staff on hand to help you pick everything from the best local caterers to suppliers for things like flowers and live music, you’re in good hands here.

Langbourns

Langbourns

77 Gracechurch Street, 77 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0AS

Swap turkey for seafood at this classic fish and seafood restaurant, located slap bang in the middle of Leadenhall Market. Its private dining room holds up to 30 guests and offers flexibility across all aspects, from the layout to the menus.

Hawksmoor Borough

Hawksmoor Borough

16 Winchester Walk, London Bridge, London, SE1 9AQ

The Cooks’ Room at Hawksmoor in Borough is a dedicated private dining space able to accommodate up to 22 people. Featuring a stunning open kitchen where its professional chefs cook up a storm in front of guests, this theatrical venue is sure to add plenty of drama to your festive celebrations.

Hilton London Metropole

Hilton London Metropole

225 Edgware Road, Paddington, London, W2 1JU

Whilst Hilton London Metropole is one of the larger venues in the capital, it also lends itself as a great spot for smaller groups. Head to the Bow Bar for sit down dining of up to 90 people, or head upstairs to Room 23 where you can enjoy views of London’s skyline that comes with it’s own dedicated kitchen for canapes or formal dinner.

If you have your heart set on a restaurant to host your festive bash this year, then you'll be pleased to know we have a dedicated guide to the best restaurants for your Christmas party, where you can guarantee the food and drink will take centre stage. Or, if you're struggling to keep your guest list under control, then we've also rounded up the best large Christmas party venues in London which contains options for groups of up to 350 people. These places are perfect if you're planning a blowout bash, and we've included a huge range of impressive venues to suit everyone, from sporting grounds to hotels and rooftop restaurants.

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