Its time to book your Christmas party now!
Although there are still a few weeks of pleasant weather left, the days have already begun to shorten, the back-to-school season is underway and Christmas decorations will soon be invading all the stores. It’s also the time of year to start preparing your office parties.
These December parties are an opportunity to blur the boundaries between the professional and the personal, creating a space where employees can connect beyond their roles within the company. These festive evenings serve not only to celebrate the holiday season, but also to highlight the achievements of the past year in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Organizing a successful Christmas party, however, requires careful planning and a great deal of creativity.
1. Choose the date and venue
Start by deciding on a date that’s convenient for the majority of employees, and promptly reserve the perfect venue for your event. Choosing the perfect location for an office Christmas party is crucial to the evening’s success. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! No matter what you’re planning to do in the way of dining, dancing, entertainment and socializing, we have several banquet halls equipped to accommodate you. Whether you prefer the modern ambience of the Nordheimer, the intimate, atypical character of Les Voûtes en pierre or the enchantment of the Ruelle des Fortifications, to name but a few, we can certainly offer you a gathering space to suit your tastes, needs and budget.
2. Original theme and assorted decorations
Select a festive theme that everyone will enjoy. Whether it’s a classic Christmas, a fantastic winter festival or even a movie theme, make sure it’s reflected in the decorations, invitations and planned activities. Bring your own string lights, put up your ornaments, arrange your colorful centerpieces and admire our dazzling tree. These magical touches are sure to lighten the mood. When you book with the Intercontinental Montréal, you’ll also benefit from the support of our team of event professionals.
3. Festive menu and beverage selection
The choice of the menu is crucial to ensure the satisfaction of all participants. Among the various packages we offer, you can opt for a varied buffet or an à la carte meal, while respecting your guests’ specific dietary requirements, if required, including vegetarian and gluten-free platters. Our executive chef will be delighted to create a customized menu inspired by traditional holiday dishes. Whether you choose a banquet or one of our dining rooms, our friendly waiters will enhance your experience with us. Of course, we also offer an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to suit everyone’s tastes.
4. Entertainment, music, activities and dancing
Plan fun activities that encourage interaction between participants. Organize party games, karaoke competitions, Christmas-themed games and quizzes, or even a dance contest to add a playful touch to the evening. You can also set up a photo corner with props matching the theme to immortalize magical moments. Create a music playlist with a variety of Christmas songs and popular hits to keep the festive spirit alive throughout the reception. Just let us know your audiovisual needs, and we’ll provide you with all the equipment you need to liven up the party!
5. Transportation and safety
Make sure your guests get home safely. For transportation and travel arrangements, in addition to the Montreal cab service, the hotel is directly linked to the underground city and the Square Victoria and Place-d’Armes metro stations. Parking is also available, with or without on-site valet parking.
By following these key steps, you’re well on your way to creating a memorable office Christmas party that will strengthen bonds between colleagues, celebrate the successes of the past year and leave a joyful imprint on everyone’s minds.
That being said, to ensure availability of venues on your chosen date, we strongly suggest that you book early.
Contact the Intercontinental Montréal banquet team today!
514 847 8745