Hire Space reveals Christmas party booking trends

The latest booking data collected by Hire Space reveals that there has been a 35% increase in Christmas party bookings this year compared to 2014.

Hire Space has found that Christmas party bookings are on the rise this year
Hire Space has found that Christmas party bookings are on the rise this year

Average budgets have also increased by 12% over the period, meanwhile booking dates have remained fairly consistent.

Christmas bookings commenced in January, however the most popular period to book a Christmas party is between June and October, when 86% of people look to secure a venue.

Hire Space has found that 10 and 11 December are the most popular dates in which took book a Christmas party – the same as last year.

Event planners are looking for unique spaces this Christmas, with the likes of Shakespeare’s Globe and Carousel receiving the most enquiries via the company’s website. 

Ruth Fussell, senior venue expert at Hire Space, said: "We always urge people to book early if they want to secure their dream venue and date, but we also don’t want them to despair if they’ve left it late; you can still create a great party even at this late stage, you just have to be more flexible."

Edward Poland, COO at Hire Space, added: "We’ve had a great year at Hire Space, expanding to three new locations and also growing the team so we are really pleased that our hard work shows in these results.

"It’s also a really positive sign that budgets are increasing, there’s been a slow and steady uplift since the recession and this shows a confidence in the market. Christmas parties are an excellent way to say thank you and reward your team for their hard work, so it’s great to see companies willing to spend a bit more."

Last week Hire Space announced the appointment of Richa Chugh to the newly created role of head of talent, to help fuel its growth plans.

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