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WILLOWS FARM, ST ALBANS - EXCLUSIVE HIRE

 WILLOWS ROAMING

EXPERIENCE ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE AT WILLOWS FARM

Let your imagination soar and make like Phileas Fogg as you explore our around the world in 80 days Christmas party at Willows Farm. We will take you from ancient Egypt via the souks of Marrakech and ornate temples of Japan, to the snowy hills of Kathmandu. Expect an exciting and eclectic mix of the best food, drink and entertainment the world has to offer. A themed party like you’ve never seen before, we’re known for going above and beyond when it comes to giving our themes a realistic feel. This year the décor is set to be our best, most-interactive yet, taking you from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the relaxed atmosphere of a Marrakech beach.

Food is also a big part of every shared party we throw. Your culinary trip around the world will start with globally-inspired canapés before you take your seat and indulge in an unforgettable 3-course dinner prepared by our in-house catering team. The entertainment on show will be another element of the event that truly brings everything to life. Showcasing the very best of every culture from each destination, our live entertainment will include dancers, acrobats and of course, an incredible DJ.

Celebrate the festive season in style with an unforgettable trip around the world, brought to life by mouth-watering food, breath-taking décor and unmissable entertainment. Book your tickets for our Around the World in 80 Days shared party today.

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PACKAGE

  • STUNNING PAN-GLOBAL THEMING THROUGHOUT THE VENUE
  • SPARKLING DRINKS RECEPTION ON ARRIVAL (1.5 GLASSES PER PERSON)
  • DELICIOUS CANAPÉS DURING THE RECEPTION (4 BITES PER PERSON)
  • EXCEPTIONAL 3 COURSE SEATED DINNER OR 2 COURSE BOWL FOOD MENU (5 BOWLS PER PERSON)
  • ALL-INCLUSIVE HOUSE BEER, HOUSE WINE AND SOFT DRINKS PACKAGE
  • LARGE SPECIFICATION OF AV – INCLUDING STAGE, DANCEFLOOR AND INTELLIGENT SOUND AND LIGHTING PACKAGE
  • FREE CLOAKROOM FACILITIES
  • SECURITY
  • PARAMEDIC
  • DEDICATED ACCOUNT MANAGER
  • DJ AND DISCO
  • EXCLUSIVE PRE-EVENT MENU TASTING

 

 

PRICING

Prices start from £43 + VAT per person, based on a minimum of 1,800 guests.

THEMING & ENTERTAINMENT

Approaching the venue the stage is set by a spectacular scene: huge monkey lions sit outside illuminated by fire pits and sconces and look through the towering drapes that conceal the hottest venue in town. As your guests enter they will stand in awe at the spectacular and ancient sandstone atrium that soars above them, where ancient Egypt and Sudan meet the hanging gardens of Babylon – a wonder straight out of the ancient world! Here giant pharaohs, hieroglyphics on sandstone, vines and trailing plants, provide additional drama in a soaring space and discover in the centre, an oasis, complete with fountain, palm trees and banquette loungers. Drapes in jewel tones of lapis, indigo, turquoise, malachite, ochre and carmine provide a decadent opulence.

Above, on the mezzanine, guests are transported straight to Marrakech where hanging lamps, low chaise lounges, footstools and cushions, hookah, and sumptuous wall hangings and drapes, evoke the sights and sounds of a Moroccan Riad. Order a spiced cocktail, a glass of fizz or iced beer from our aged, wooden lattice bar decorated in gold leaf amongst the shadows thrown from hundreds of lanterns, and enjoy the sights and sounds of our souk, full of street vendors and their brightly-coloured merchandise.

Next, enter our stunning main bar that takes its inspiration from the temples of Japan: adorned with cherry blossom, lanterns and origami cranes and where dancers, acrobats and performers delight the crowds. At the giant igloo bar, our talented bartenders pour the crowds champagne, cocktails, icy beers, wines and spirits, all illuminated by the Northern Lights.

Dinner is called and guests are welcomed into the main dining room – and marvel at a riot of colourful hot air balloons in a myriad of colours, shapes and sizes as they float alongside bi-planes. Decorative parasols in vivid colours are suspended as if blown in the wind, hover above the tables. Beautiful table decorations and settings welcome diners to their places as they sit down to a pan-global feast. Between courses, breath-taking acts; Chinese Dragons, Cirque performers and whirling dervishes will entertain the guests as they sit in their own private oasis of light cast from shimmering candles. As the party hots up, the DJ starts his set, and the dancefloor fills as he heralds in the most spectacular Christmas party in town, play on the bumper cars, or gamble in the fun casino in the souk. 

HOTELS NEARBY

Aubrey Park Hotel (RECOMMENDED) 

Address: Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourne, St Albans, AL3 7AF

Phone: 01582 792105

Email: reception@aubreypark.co.uk

Distance: 10 miles to venue

Rating: 4 stars

Price: £75 for 1 room 1 night (breakfast included)  

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Mercure Hatfield Oak

Address: Roehyde Way, Hatfield, England, AL10 9AF

Phone: 01707 275 701

Email: enquiries@hotels-hatfield.com

Distance: 1.8 miles to venue

Rating: 3 stars

Price: £150 for 1 room 1 night

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Sopwell House

Address: Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, England, AL1 2HQ

Phone: 01727 864477

Email: enquiries@sopwell-house.co.uk

Distance: 2.6 miles to venue

Rating: 4 stars

Price: £224 for 1 room 1 night

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Ramada Hatfield

Address: St Albans Road West, Hatfield, England, AL10 9RH

Phone: 01707 252400

Email: reservations@ramadahatfieldhotel.co.uk

Distance: 2.6 miles to venue

Rating: 3 stars

Price: £64 for 1 room 1 night

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