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.
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
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
Dates of mixed parties at Willow's Farm
Exclusive party dates available to book at Willow's Farm
How to get to Willow's Farm
Willows Farm provides a setting that is both serene and easily accessible from the M25:
The Christmas Structure
Willows Farm Village
Ask for Willows Farm Village, St Albans
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.
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|
Menu served by Smart Hospitality
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
char grilled Italian vegetable salad with torn basil, buffalo Mozzarella and a rosemary and aged balsamic dressing (v)
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)
Dark Chocolate and cream cheese delice topped with dark chocolate shavings with black forest cherries, cherry gel and pistachio tuille
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. 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 from 6.45pm 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 cash 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.