Christmas Parties at the University of Kent

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Christmas Parties

Celebrate in style with us this Christmas! Our dedicated event organiser will assist you in the planning of your Festive Celebration.

Your Christmas celebration

Enjoy festive celebrations by holding your party at one of our wonderful venues and have us organise it all!

From shared party nights with a 3 course meal and entertainment on Thursday 15 December, to exclusive venue use for your own private festive events.

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Christmas Party Night: 15 December 2022

Are you looking to host your Christmas Party from 5 to 49 people? Look no further! We have a Christmas Party Night in Darwin Suite on Thursday 15 December. See below for more details and to book.

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Eat, drink and be merry!

Shared Christmas Party Nights include a glass of Prosecco, Bucks Fizz or Kentish juice on arrival, 3 course meal and a DJ until midnight for £34.95 per person

Roast turkey

Christmas party night menu example

Starters

  • Camembert, fig & onion tart
  • Prawn cocktail
  • Roasted butternut squash (VE, GF)
  • Chicken & duck liver parfait, toasted sourdough

Main Courses

  • Roast turkey and all the trimmings
  • Pan roasted Gressingham duck breast, red wine and Morello cherry sauce, Pommes Anna
  • Baked cod with chorizo, spinach, pine nuts, tomato sauce
  • Roasted cauliflower steak, pesto, white bean mash, crispy onions, roasted butternut squash (VE, GF)
  • Beetroot Wellington, roast potatoes, glazed carrots, and Brussel sprouts (VE)

Dessert

  • Traditional Christmas pudding and brandy sauce
  • Chocolate and coconut tart & winter berry compote (VE, GF)
  • Kentish cheese platter

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An ideal party venue!

Darwin Suite is a stylish venue complete with bar and dance floor - everything you need to enjoy your Christmas party.  

Book your places at the Christmas Party Night now!

Booking is easy, click the 'Enquire now' button below and fill in the short enquiry form with basic details. One of our team will be in contact with you the very next working day to confirm your booking. 

Please note we will need a 50% deposit payment to be made to secure your table/s as places are limited.  (University of Kent staff - this can be done with a cost code). Your menu choices will be need to be made by 1 December please. 

Shared Party Night drinks packages (for the table)

Wine and dine £100

2 x bottles of Italian white wine
2 x bottles of Italian red wine
5 x beers in a bucket
2 x bottles of still water
2 x bottles of sparkling water

Wine and shine £180

2 x bottles of champagne
2 x bottles of Italian white wine
2 x bottles of Italian red wine
5 x beers in a bucket
2 x bottles of still water
2 x bottles of sparkling water

Christmas Parties: 50+ for exclusive use

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Christmas Party - exclusive use

For bookings of 50+ guests, we are able to offer exclusive use of your party venue with the Christmas Party Menu at £34.95 per person

Canapés on arrival and drinks packages available*.

Please see the above Christmas Party menu as an example, our Chef de Cuisines would be delighted to create a bespoke menu if preferred.

*Canapés and drinks packages as extras.

Exclusive use - Canapés available

Choose 4-8 canapes from the following list:

  • Toasted flute with chilli hummus and caramelized red onions
  • Smoked mackerel on a fried tortilla with guacamole and soured cream
  • Chicken katsu skewers
  • Pea and prawn crostini
  • Goat’s cheese and cranberry tarts
  • Halloumi dippers with harissa yogurt
  • Beetroot blinis with avocado
  • Mini lamb skewers with yogurt sauce
  • Smoked salmon on rye
  • Leek and blue cheese mini pizzas.

Exclusive use drinks packages

Glass of Prosecco

£4 per person

Glass of Champagne

£7 per person

Wine and dine £100

2x bottles of Italian White Wine
2x bottles of Italian Red Wine
5x Beers in a Bucket
2x bottles of Still Water
2x bottles of Sparkling Water

Wine and shine £180

2 x bottles of champagne
2 x bottles of Italian white wine
2 x bottles of Italian red wine
5 x beers in a bucket
2 x bottles of still water
2 x bottles of sparkling water  

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Everything is here

We are easily accessible by car or public transport and are only minutes away from the centre of Canterbury. Once you're here we have everything you could need - versatile venue space for small and large parties, a talented catering team, B&B guest accommodation, private bars, dance floor, state of the art AV system and plenty of free parking,

Ho Ho Ho!

If you have a question or want to find out more about holding your Christmas party at Kent, our dedicated co-ordinator Jan would love to hear from you.