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Ultimate guide to Christmas Parties

The festive season is almost here! It's time to don the sparkles, shine those shoes and celebrate in style with friends, families and colleagues. And you're spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas parties on The Suffolk Coast; with everything from Black Tie balls to 1920s themed dinner dances on offer.


Check out Christmas party guide and get booking your tickets!

1. Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

With live DJ and music, a sparkling wine reception and 3 course dinner, you and your colleagues can party the night away at one of the Party Nights in the Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall. Accommodating all sizes of party with a capacity of 250 people, dates on offer include Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December, Friday 8th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th December, Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December.

Price: £65 per person - weekends, £60 per person - weekdays.

Alternatively, if you'd prefer to treat the staff to a traditional Christmas lunch, book into The Mess or The Bunker and enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, a 3-course turkey lunch including coffee and chocolates for £30 per person (minimum 12 people, maximum 24).

Or why not have a giggle with your lunch too at the Christmas Comedy Lunch with comedians Simon Evans and Mark Dolan. For £50 per person, you can enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, 3-course dinner with coffee and chocolates. 

www.milsomhotels.com/christmas/ 

2. Ivy House Country Hotel, Oulton Broad

Taking place every weekend throughout December, there's plenty of opportunity to celebrate the festive season at Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad. 

The evening is £25 per person and includes a 2-course meal including Roast Turkey and all the trimmings and Christmas pudding, plus a live DJ, allowing you to throw some shapes on the dancefloor until midnight.

www.ivyhousecountryhotel.co.uk/christmas-party-nights-ivy-2017/

3. Woodhall Manor

Enjoy an evening of glitz and glamour at Woodhall Manor's 1920s themed Christmas parties! Don the feathers and flapper dress and step inside the Art Deco inspired ballroom. 

Your ticket includes a welcome drink, live music and dance or DJ, a 3-course Christmas dinner, Christmas crackers and party games.  There will also be fine wines and cocktails available. Join other revellers on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 16th or hire it exclusively on Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th December. 

Alternatively, tuck into a delicious Christmas Dinner in the Manor House. Available on an exclusive basis, the room can accommodate up to 30 guests and includes sparkling welcome drink, a 3-course Christmas banquet, Christmas crackers and a dedicated host. 

Both packages are from £37.50 + VAT person.

www.woodhallmanor.com/celebrations/christmas-parties-2017

WTS - Woodhall Manor - Manor at Night

4. The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh

Dance the night away at one of The Wentworth Hotel's Christmas Party Nights on Saturday 9th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd December. Enjoy a 3 course dinner with menu options including coarse duck and pork pate, cream of cauliflower soup with truffle oil, traditional roast turkey, roast sirloin of beef and baked fillet of cod and Christmas pudding, chocolate cheesecake with caramel sauce or duo of Stilton and smoked Cheddar.

Finish the meal with coffee and mince pies and a Christmas cracker before heading to the dance floor. 

Tickets are £34.50 per person with a 35% discount off published Bed & Breakfast rates for those attending.

Or if you prefer, book a table at one of the Christmas Lunches between Friday 8th and Friday 22nd December (Excluding Wednesday 13th December, Tuesday 19th December and Sundays). Enjoy a two or three course luncheon, complete with Christmas crackers in the restaurant, lounges or bar for £16 (2 courses) or £21 (three courses). 

5. The White Lion, Aldeburgh

For just one weekend only, you can enjoy a night out with friends, family and colleagues in the stylish surroundings of The White Lion in Aldeburgh. 

Upon arrival head to the bar for a drink before tucking in to  3 course dinner. Finish your meal with coffee and then sing along to your favourite Christmas hits played by the live DJ. Tickets are £34 per person.

www.whitelion.co.uk/christmas-party-nights.aspx

6. Ufford Park, Woodbridge

A spectacular themed party night awaits you at Ufford Park; enter the world of The Enchanted Forest where excited whispers talk of parties to be remembered. For large parties or organisations, book a private party or join others for a delicious 3 course meal and disco in the Deben Suite. 

Dates include Friday 24th November and Saturday 25th November, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December.

Alternatively, enjoy a new year celebration with a party on Saturday 6th January.

Festive celebrations on offer also include private parties and festive lunches (available throughout December) with 2 courses costing £14.95 per person and 3 courses costing £16.95 per person.

www.uffordpark.co.uk/en/events/christmas

7. The Crown at Woodbridge

Join the party at The Crown at Woodbridge every Thursday - Saturday throughout December and enjoy a welcome drink, 3 course dinner and DJ or live band.

For smaller groups of 10-20 people, hire the private room, or for larger parties of 21-36 people, enjoy a festive meal in the restaurant with delicious dishes including celeriac veloute, celeriac crisps, chestnut crumble, truffle oil celery cress and Crown’s classic prawn cocktail, marie rose sauce, gem lettuce, lemon; Traditional Suffolk roast Bronze turkey, apricot stuffing with festive trimmings; Panfried seabass, wild mushrooms, sweetcorn puree, spiced red wine and Christmas pudding, brandy custard, red currants; Cinnamon pannacotta, spiced blackberries with ginger shortbread to name but a few!

Book a party in the New Year instead of Christmas, and you will also receive free Prosecco!

WHERE TO EAT


The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

Aldeburgh

Inspired by a modern desire to return to simple, 'back to basics' food and impeccable service, offering freshly prepared dishes in contemporary surroundings. 

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Ufford Park Woodbridge

Ufford Park Woodbridge

At Ufford Park, the experienced, well-trained chefs place great emphasis on quality local ingredients, always insisting on organically grown fruit and vegetables, beef, lamb, chicken, pork and game. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

Offering panoramic sea views, The Alex has a fabulous seafront setting just across from the promenade in Felixstowe where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying great food and drink!

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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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where to stay


Ivy House Country Hotel

Ivy House Country Hotel

The Ivy House Country Hotel is a "Hidden Gem" nestled on the banks of Oulton Broad, among 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and thatched beautiful barns all with direct access onto the broads.

Guests can enjoy relaxing walks in the grounds or venture out onto the Broads pathways or further still, to the nearby coast.

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The Wentworth Hotel

The Wentworth Hotel

Owned by the same family for nearly 100 years, the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh effortlessly combines traditional hospitality with contemporary comfort and style. 

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The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell epitomises the perfect seaside hotel; beach chic, friendly and informal service, award-winning food and the tranquil beachfront setting all blend effortlessly with indulgence and relaxation.

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Woodhall Manor 

Woodhall Manor

Woodhall Manor is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable stay. The charming Elizabethan Manor House, dating back to 1566, sits within nine acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, near the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

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Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall has 23 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in rooms and huge walk in showers).

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