As we head into the festive season, restaurants and venues across the UK are beginning to prepare for a host of Christmas parties. November and December are notoriously busy and exciting months for the hospitality industry, so ensuring you are fully prepared will help your events to run smoothly.
Now is the perfect time to consider which decorations you will use to give your venue a festive vibe and whether you have the right furniture and enough of it to accommodate the increase in demand.
Here are our top tips for preparing your venue for the festive period.
If you want to attract customers during the festive period, making sure you have the right atmosphere is key. Regardless of your venue, you can easily add touches that will help to build the seasonal cheer.
Don't forget to consider your decorations in every area of your venue. Whether you opt for some festive snow to frame your windows, topiary trimmed with twinkling fairy lights, or something more eye-catching, adding visual appeal to attract passers by will help to increase your custom.
Once inside, build the atmosphere in your venues waiting area with rustic charm by placing Christmas trees (if you have the space), swags, garlands, and subtle lighting.
In the main space of your venue, decorate tables with candles, seasonal flowers, Christmas napkin holders, festive themed table cloths, and of course, Christmas crackers!
Choosing the right chairs for your venue is essential for the comfort of your guests. Whether they are seated for dining or to enjoy the entertainment, providing stable, robust seating with plush padding will allow them to enjoy the experience without focusing on a numb bum!
For a festive-themed chair that's perfect for the occasion, the crown banqueting chair compliments the spirit of the Christmas season with its luxurious red fabric padding and golden steel frame design.
If you're looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, the Essential Banqueting Chair with it's burgundy fabric and gold steel frame provides a similar aesthetic at a lower cost.
If your venue has a seated area for customers to wait until their table becomes available, furnishing it with comfortable seating will not only provide a place for them to relax but it can also transform the overall look of the space. The Helsinki Sofa and Armchair is the perfect seating solution that can accommodate up to 3 people. The sleek black leather upholstery can seamlessly blend with any festive venue décor, and the deep padded cushioned seats will keep the guests cosy whilst they wait for their table.
Even though the government has relaxed social distancing requirements, ensuring your customers remain safe during their visit to your venue this Christmas is still an important consideration. The Hospitality Partition Screen can help to prevent the spread of the virus between different parties as well as providing privacy.
The windowed top section helps to retain the open space feeling in your venue, whilst the bottom section is available in wood, marble, and leather look options so you can match it to the rest of the décor.
For hospitality venues, Christmas is primarily about the food and drinks that the attendees can enjoy. The best way to showcase the Christmas meals and desserts is by picking the right tables for the occasion.
If you require sturdiness and adaptability, the New Zown round plastic folding table is the perfect choice. The table is easy to erect and can seat up to 8 people. When not in use, it can be folded down and stored away. If you are furnishing a larger venue, it's also available in money saving bundles of 14 complete with a storage trolley.
To further enhance your venue, poseur tables can be placed around the dining area to hold cutlery and condiments. They are also perfect for displaying festive menus, offering free mince pies or drinks, or just to showcase various Christmas ornaments or small trees. Alternatively, poseur tables are great for standing tables than can be used around the bar and casual areas of the party.
If you're ready to update your venue's furniture in time for the festive period, browse the Mogo Direct hospitality furniture range today and buy online for fast UK delivery. If you require any assistance with our products or have any other enquiries, please call us today on 01442 233384.