Smart Christmas Parties 3

Masquerade Ball At Willow's Farm, St Albans

Our customised, purpose-built party structure nestled within the beautiful surrounds of Willows Farm Village provides the perfect romantic backdrop for a magical party. This year, it will be transformed into an extravagant Masquerade ball where you will be caught up in a whirl of decadence, danger and delight. 

At Willow's Farm, we hold various mixed party nights which are the perfect evening for groups or companies that are smaller and want to mingle with others. Our Christmas marquee is also available for exclusive hire for parties from 400 up to 1,200 guests for a seated dinner or up to 2,500 for a reception. To learn more about Willows Farm visit www.willowsfarmvillage.com

Feast all your senses on our dazzling recreation of classical Venice and then let Harlequin and Pierrot draw you into the world of the Commedia dell’Arte, twisted with the finest banquets and Baroque ballrooms of the opulent height of European aristocracy.

Masked waiters will circulate with deliciously decadent canapés and the grand bars will offer casks of fine wines, fresh cocktails and iced Champagne. With a dramatic flourish a set of impressive drapes open to reveal the Palazzo Ballroom and you are invited to take your seats for dinner. Soon, it’s time to hit the dance floor as the DJ gets guests to their feet to dance the night away.

Exclusively yours or mingle with others...

  • If you are a larger company looking for an event that is truly exclusive to you, Willow's Farm can cater in sumptuous style for large groups looking for private hire. Our capacities range from 400 to 1200 guests for seated dinner events and up to 2000 for standing parties.
  • If you are a smaller group or company, our mixed nights are the perfect solution for your Christmas party. Featuring award winning food and show stopping entertainment, we will ensure you feel at the heart of the atmosphere as you mingle with others. 

 

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Watch a video of Christmas at Willow's Farm in 2014

Dates of mixed parties at Willow's Farm

Date Location Price per
person exc VAT
 
27/11/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £70.83*
04/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £61.00
05/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £61.00
09/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £54.00
12/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £64.00
17/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £57.00
18/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £61.00
19/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans £61.00

* = 1 glass of sparkling wine on arrival and unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are included on these dates

What's included?

Our parties offer exceptional value:

  • Party with us from 18:45-00:30
  • Stunning Masquerade theming throughout the venue
  • 3 Course sit down meal with coffee
  • Unlimited Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks (on the 27th November only)
  • DJ and Entertainment
  • Exhilirating entertainment
  • Event Security
  • Taxi Marshall Service

How to get to Willow's Farm

Willows Farm provides a setting that is both serene and easily accessible from the M25:

Full Address

The Christmas Structure
Willows Farm Village
Coursers Road
London Colney
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0PF

By Taxi

Ask for Willows Farm Village, St Albans

By Car

From the M25 West towards Heathrow, exit the M25 at Junction 22. At the end of the slip road take the third exit off the roundabout. This will take you over the M25. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Coursers Road. Willows Farm Village is located 300m along here on the left hand side.

By Coach

With extensive space in front of the venue, it is possible park coaches to the rear of the venue.

Timings on the evening

18.45 Doors open and Canapes Served
19.45 Dinner is served
22.00 Disco and funfair begins
00.00 Bar closes
00.30 Carriages

Menu served by Smart Hospitality

Canape

Tomato basil and mozzarella bruschetta with black olive tapenade (v)

Mini cheese burger with sesame seed bun and  red onion jam

Thai fish cakes, chilli dipping sauce

Beetroot blini with chive sour cream topped with  caviar

Cheese sable with cheddar and truffle filling (v)

Mini Hotdogs with frenchies mustard served in a soft brioche roll

 

Starter

char grilled Italian  vegetable salad with  torn basil, buffalo Mozzarella and a rosemary and aged balsamic dressing (v)

 

Main

Lemon and thyme roast Breast of Chicken, Wilted   Kale,Oregano roast potatoes  and red wine sauce

Pumpkin filled gnocchi with Barkham Blue velouté, walnut and spinach pesto, watercress (v)

 

Dessert

Dark Chocolate  and cream cheese delice topped with dark chocolate shavings with black forest cherries, cherry gel  and pistachio  tuille

FAQ'S

Got a question about our parties? These handy tips are designed to give you the answers and all the information you’ll need to prepare for your party:

What is the dress code?

Our guests love getting dressed up and it really adds to that extra special feeling to the night, so get those glad rags out and smarten up! Fancy dress is permitted if tasteful and in keeping with the theme. Absolutely no jeans, trainers or sportswear will be allowed but black tie is more than welcome.

How does the booking process work?

You can provisionally book tickets for 10 days during which a deposit of £15 pp inc VAT. is required to confirm the booking. If we haven’t received the deposit within 10 days, your tickets will be released. The remaining balance needs to be paid no later than 8 weeks prior to the event.

What is the minimum booking?

All groups must be for a minimum of 8 people.

Can we add people onto our booking?

You can add people onto your booking up to two days before your Christmas party, provided that we have space available on the evening. You can do so by logging into ‘MyParty’ or giving us a call on 0207 836 1033.

What happens if we cancel a ticket? Is the ticket refundable?

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations can only be made by the party organiser and must be made in writing to the head office. Any refunds due are based on the date of cancellation. We regret no refunds are due if you cancel less than 14 days before your event date. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information on our cancellation policy.

How do i receive confirmation of payments and booking from you?

All of our correspondence is via email so you receive everything from us in the most efficient way possible.

Are under 18’s allowed to come?

Guests aged 16 and 17 are welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them. We operate a strict policy regarding underage drinking, which is not permitted under any circumstance.

Do I need to order my canapés?

No, canapés are served during the reception.

Can I have pick my own menu?

While we aim to cater for different dietary requirements, I’m afraid due to the number of guests we host each night, we cannot offer more options than those shown on the menu page.

A member of my party has a food allergy, what options are available for them?

No problem! We aim to cater for all allergies so simply let us know the specifics a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your party date and we’ll get in touch to discuss.

Can we pre-order drinks? What do the wristbands/ vouchers include?

Yes. The drinks options we have listed in our Party Extras provide a hassle-free option for ordering drinks and we highly recommend pre-orders are made prior to the event in order to ensure your evening runs smoothly. Some packages are unavailable to purchase on the night and all pre-orders must be made four weeks prior to the event. We do have a bar on the evening that accepts cash, credit and debit card, plus it is possible to set up a tab on the night.

How are the tables arranged?

Our tables seat between 8-12 people. Larger groups are accommodated over more than one table although you will only ever be seated with people in your party, we do not mix groups. We have a limited number of tables to seat groups of 14 which are allocated on request.

Can we do a table plan for our party?

Yes of course. You are welcome to add your own name places to the table on the night. If you have more than one table we advise you allocate a lettering system to the tables, as table numbers are already allocated by the venue. Your table numbers will be allocated the day before your event.

When will I receive my tickets?

Your tickets will be sent out around 2 weeks before your event, assuming we have received your final balance payment.

Is there car parking?

We have ample, free car parking adjacent to the venue.

Exclusive Parties at Willow's Farm

Our size and experience means we can cater in sumptuous style for large groups looking for private hire. Our capacities range from 400 to 1200 guests for seated dinner events and up to 2000 for standing parties.

Ernst & Young, Renault and Tesco are amongst the many satisfied clients who have hosted their exclusive parties with us.

Here are just some of the benefits of booking an Exclusive Smart Christmas Party:

  • Build your own schedule for the night
  • Create multiple areas within the venue such a pre-party seminar rooms, bars or VIP areas
  • Choose a bespoke menu to match your tastes and themes
  • Tailor the professional theming with your internal and external branding
  • Enhance the production with your own combination of lighting and effects
  • Select your table settings and decorations
  • Order party enhancements for your group like drinks packages and fairground vouchers

Timings and menu's for exclusive nights

With an exclusive party, you can tailor the timings and menu to suit your group. We understand that you may want to access the venue earlier to set up any special elements of your event such as awards and we will always try to accomodate client requests depending on availability. 

We have late licenses at all our venues which means events can finish as late as 2am. Speak to the team for more details on timings.

Catering for all Christmas parties is presented by our fantastic caterer Smart Hospitality. Sourced from sustainable and artisan suppliers, our food is local, honest, and most of all delicious. Our friendly team will take you through the perfect menu for your event at a personal tasting. You can be assured that Smart Hospitality are experts in delivering outsanding food and service for large events. Speak to the team for more information. 

Exclusive party dates available to book at Willow's Farm

Date Location Price per
person exc VAT
 
26/11/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
30/11/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
01/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
02/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
03/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
07/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
08/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
09/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
11/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
14/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
21/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
22/12/15 Willow's Farm, St Albans
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