On Saturday 10th December, The Conservatory at Painshill a Christmas Party venue in Surrey, hosted their first Winter Wonderland Ball of the year, with a total of 311 guests in attendance.
As guests arrived, they passed through the beautiful walled garden to reach a path of illuminated candy cane lights, leading them up to the venue. The reception room had been turned into an igloo, lined with snow blocks. The centre of the room was decorated with three large twinkling trees with giant sweets and baubles hanging from them. As guests got into the festive spirit, they were served sparkling drinks and had the opportunity to mingle with other members of companies at the shared Christmas party night.
After the drinks reception through a grand reveal, it was time for guests to make their way into the dining room through a giant candy cane entrance. The dining room had been turned into an enchanting Winter Wonderland, decorated with hanging snowflakes, winter centre pieces and a snowy white dance floor.
Once guests had been seated, they were treated to a festive three course meal. Starters included smoked ham hock and stilton, toasted walnut, Earl Grey-soaked cranberry and winter leaf salad. Butternut squash tartlet with parmesan and chive was an alternative choice.
The main course included a scrumptious turkey with all the trimmings or delicious potato gnocchi, with a wild mushrooms and truffle creamy ragu, served with wild rocket, shavings of parmesan and truffle-infused olive oil. Last but not least there was a sumptuous layered chocolate and honeycomb dessert, the dark chocolate ganache was layered with salt caramel and white chocolate mousse.
Guests were entertained throughout the evening with a photo booth, which provided Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed props. As well as this, there were 2 casino tables with the winner getting a bottle of champagne. A Christmas party wouldn’t be a Christmas party without a great renowned DJ. Guests took to the dance floor with a variety of tunes and lots of dancing.
At every Christmas party at The Conservatory at Painshill we always have a social competition. This year it was the Golden Ticket – tying in to the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Winter Wonderland theming. Well done to everyone who tagged @Painshill and hash tagged #painshillgoldenticket. You may still be in the running for our fantastic prize so keep your eyes peeled as this golden ticket is hidden somewhere secret around the venue!
We look forward to welcoming all our future guests at our upcoming Shared Party Nights at The Conservatory at Painshill. We also hope to celebrate with you again next year.