Bodymain Right

Christmas parties are perfect for a seasonal “get-together” of Friends, Family or Workmates and the chance to unwind with friends and celebrate the festive season!

**Menus for 2017 now available**

Our menus and packages for 2017 are now available.  Please contact us with your preferred dates and any special requirements you have and we will help you organise your Christmas Party for 2017.

For corporate budgets, please do have a good look through the information below and email us on with details of your expected numbers and what sort of party or event you are after - especially if you are a large group and looking for something bespoke, we can then help to plan your Christmas Event well in advance for you.

If you have lots of questions - please do take a look here, we hope we have covered most of them! Christmas FAQs

Throughout December we will have live DJs every Friday and Saturday (and on Thursday 21st if bookings determine.)  Our club will be open to the public from 10.30pm until late on these dates  so you can continue your party night with dancing until the small hours!  All Groups holding their Christmas Event with us on the nights our club is open will receive free club entry and are welcome to stay on and dance the night away!* 

Our Traditional Christmas menu is a firm favourite, it comes with crackers and Christmas themed table accessories and we are able to provide this for lunchtime and evening sittings from late November until early January.

Sittings are normally 12.30pm, 3.30pm or 7.30pm, however we have more flexibility on quieter days soplease do let us know what time you have in mind.  

Large groups can hire out our function room exclusively on selected week nights for private parties with a choice of dining with our Traditional Menu or enjoy our Christmas buffet with a DJ or music of your choice to follow.  (Minimum numbers apply for exclusive hire)  

We can seat up to 70 for formal dining in our main function room, The Library Bar, and a further 30 upstairs in the Champagne Bar - providing formal dining for up to 100 persons.

Please contact us to find out more.

Tables seat a maximum of 10 per table - larger parties will be seated across adjacent tables, unless on booking we do not have adjacent tables left, if this is the case you will be notified on booking. Please note lunchtime and afternoon tables will be available for a maximum of 2 hours from the reservation time, you are very welcome to then stay on in our bar area while we re-set tables for our next guests.  Evening tables will be cleared at 10pm on nights when our club is open to enable space for dancing!  

We cannot promise certain tables in certain areas due to flexibility required with fluctuating party numbers.

For a Booking Form and Terms and Conditions, please click on this link

Perhaps you are looking for something different to the traditional format?  Why not arrange a private Gala Buffet Party night? - The easiest and simplest way for a large group to get together for a party!

Perfect for an informal gathering and no need to worry about table plans or pre-orders or hiring entertainment as we can do it all for you!   Our Gala party Buffet Nights provide a great alternative to the "normal" Christmas meal format and are ideal for large groups of people who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and informal party.  If you and your group like to dance, chatter and mingle amongst others and do not require a seated meal then this format is ideal for you.  It is also an easier option for busy party organisers as it requires no pre-orders to be collected or seating plans to be arranged!  

Please contact us for availability and to find out more (minimum numbers apply.)

If you have a large group and have something bespoke in mind for your function, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us - we are always happy to discuss individual requirements and, where we can, to tailor make parties to suit individual groups.  We can accommodate up to 500 throughout the whole venue and up to 300 in our main function area for informal parties.  (Minimum numbers and venue hire charges may apply.)

Please note, if you have people who will require seating or prefer a more formal meal, then canape or buffet parties are not recommended as we cannot provide reserved seating or fixed seating for every party guest, although the venue will be open throughout and there will be side tables and plenty of seating available on a first come first serve basis.   

Want help keeping track of large party numbers? CLICK HERE for a little something to help...


Booking & Payments

We do fill up on key dates very quickly so do let us know as early as possible if you would like to book. We do not want to turn other groups down unnecessarily so all bookings must be secured with a non-refundable deposit of £10 per person, plus a completed booking form acknowledging our terms and conditions within two weeks of making your booking.   We will send you a confirmation letter or email and a pre-order form for your food once your deposit has been received.  Full payment is then required no later than two weeks prior to the party date - on last minute bookings, one full payment will be required to secure the booking.  

Please do click on all the links for more information - but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need some assistance or further details.  Our experienced Events team are here to help you plan the perfect Christmas meal or party!  The links at the top of the page will take you to view and download individual menus, terms and conditions and booking form.


If you are not looking to arrange a formal function then it is worth noting that throughout December we will be open every day from Midday and will have our Mulled Wine and our special Spiced Cider available, so why not pop in for a drink and enjoy some festive atmosphere to start off the Christmas Season and take a break from work or shopping.  We'll have a few more seasonal dishes and specials on our main menu but we regret we cannot take advance bookings on this menu for key party nights.


*Saxtys Club

Please note our club will be open to the public from 10.30pm and dining tables will be cleared at 10pm. 

Please bear in mind we are an over 21s venue when we open as a club.  Whilst we employ some discretion on a case by case basis to 18-21 year olds if they are part of a party who have dined with us (provided they have suitable proof of age ID), we do have to ensure all under 18s vacate the premises before the club opens at 10.30pm. We are bound to this by our premises licence requirements. Please contact us if you have under attending your party and we can advise on the necessary arrangements and what time they will need to vacate to ensure all your party attendees can enjoy our venue safely and securely.  All party attendees will be subject to our normal entry requirements and we reserve the right to refuse re-entry or remove persons from the premises in accordance with our licensing objectives.  You can read more here:


Please also note that if your party members leave the club and return later on, they may have to queue for re-entry due to our permitted capacity limits.  We cannot give queue jump priority and will hit capacity on key nights.

Returning entry is limited to one permitted free entry, any further re-entry after this will be subject to admission charges.