Halloween is behind us, which means we can now officially say the C word without repercussion, Christmas! The festive season is here and no doubt, many of us are already planning dinners and drinks, catch ups and party outfits, as well as the all-important Christmas party. Whether you’re planning an epic office bash or an intimate affair, you’ll find tonnes of inspiration in our list below.
The Crypt in Christchurchcrypt of this historic building for an evening like no other. Dine within the 11th century stone walls and allow the ambience to work its magic. This venue can seat up to 140 for dinner and up to 250 for a standing reception, allow the expert events team help you to choose the perfect caterer for your event.
The Guinness StorehouseConnoisseur Bar. Nestled in a secluded part of the storehouse this space can fit 16 guests for a sophisticated soirée. Dine on a seven-course feast that has been carefully designed to take your senses on a journey, exploring the four most popular Guinness varieties. Allow executive head chef Justin O’Connor to cook your culinary delights such as Smoked Carlingford Oysters with Guinness hollandaise.
Karaoke at Ukiyo
Fancy unleashing your inner Celine Dion? Well, with over 14,000 songs in their music library, Ukiyo will have you singing for your supper. Dine upstairs in Ukiyo Bar and indulge in East Asian specialities including a wide selection of sushi and tempting tempura before you take to the stage. Continue the party in Ukiyo Lounge, where you can dance the night away in this late night bar. Sip your way through the eclectic cocktail list, as you practice your best dance moves at the DJ booth.
Smock Alley Theatre
With three unique areas, Smock Alley can cater for gatherings big and small. The theatre’s Banquet Hall is an impressive sight, with beautifully ornate ceilings and stained glass windows. The venue can arrange events such as gala dinners, along with culinary treats such as seasonal canapés, finger food or a full sit down meal. The theatre dates back to 1662 and has a long rich history and is now home to arts and music, as well as private events.
Medieval Banquet at Barberstown Castle
Step back in time at this historic castle and live as though you were in Medieval Ireland. On arrival, guests will be treated to a glass of Irish mead before they take their seats for the banquet. Experience Ireland as it once was with traditional songs and storytelling. Hear the stories of Nicholas Barby, who built the castle back in 1288, perhaps you may even get a visit from the ghoulish ghost himself.
Why not opt for a truly unique party and enjoy fine wine and decadent dishes as you cruise through Dublin’s canals? Start your journey on the Grand Canal, and as you sail through the city enjoy a drink from the fully stocked bar. Impress your guests with this unusual venue and give them a completely memorable night at La Peniche. Design your perfect party with a whole range of options, from a three-course meal to a buffet style feast, or a live DJ or a small intimate band.
The Stella Theatre
The Stella Theatre in Ranelagh is the perfect spot for film fanatics or anyone looking for an exclusive venue. Get red carpet ready as you nibble of delicious food and drinks or enjoy a private screening of your favourite flick. The Stella Theatre in Rathmines is also available for private hire, where, after you’ve enjoyed your private screening, you can head up to the luxurious cocktail club to be wined and dined.
The Irish Whiskey Museum
Want to add a little something extra to your Christmas party dinner? Why not visit The Irish Whiskey Museum for a tasty three-course meal and learn more about this wonderful liquid gold. Go all out and take the museum’s tour, where you will learn the history whiskey, as well as enjoying a tasting in the venues stylish tasting bar. Make your way to the museum’s Victorian bar, overlooking Trinity College and sip your favourite blend in your very own private pub.
Cocktail Making at Koh
Learn how to shake, stir and strain your way to the perfect cocktail. At this cocktail masterclass you won’t be sitting at the table and watching all the fun, you’ll be behind the bar and doing your best Tom Cruise impression! From Manhattans to Mojitos or from Whiskey Sours to Woo Woo’s, you’ll learn how to make killer cocktails here. Koh tailors each class to your group size and needs, so if its a girls night out our a staff party, you’ll learn a new skill with tonnes of laughs along the way. When you’re finished mixing up a storm, head into the restaurant for some delicious Asian dinner.
Sinéad is a Culinary Arts graduate from DIT. She is a passionate cook with a love of fine dining and modern Irish cuisine. A gin lover, Sinéad loves seeking out cosy new pubs and sampling a variety of craft beers.
If she’s not dining out, Sinéad loves travelling the world exploring new cultures and cuisines. Working with TheTaste allows Sinéad to fully immerse herself in the Irish food industry.