Fairmont Empress spreads the Christmas cheer, and the cost, with shared company parties

Fairmont Empress spreads the Christmas cheer, and the cost, with shared company parties

Small businesses can enjoy big celebrations amid Victoria’s most sophisticated surroundings

Victoria, BC (September 28, 2016) - Small businesses can still enjoy big celebrations this holiday season with the introduction of Fairmont Empress’ new shared Christmas parties, which offer two fabulous events at Victoria’s legendary ‘castle by the sea’ hotel on December 2nd and 8th.

Victoria’s tech scene is booming and bringing increasing numbers of innovative start-ups to the city. Smaller budgets can mean a bigger headache when it comes to booking a spectacular evening of entertainment for the much-anticipated company Christmas party. Fairmont Empress, inspired by the growing trend of shared Christmas parties in the UK and now Canada, has launched two new events this December to give small companies an opportunity to enjoy an incredible night of food and live entertainment; all at a fraction of the cost of running their own event. 

“We’re thrilled to offer companies the chance to elevate their Christmas party into a memorable occasion and raise staff morale by offering something different this holiday season,” says Allan Nichols, Catering Sales Manager at Fairmont Empress. “We offer a stunning location and fabulous entertainment to create an unforgettable night out for everybody that’s set at an affordable price for business owners.”

Fairmont Empress offers two very different shared Christmas parties this December to suit any small business or start-up. Held in the regal splendour of the Crystal Ballroom, the Grand Festive Buffet on December 2nd is a shared Christmas party that is ideal for small companies looking to make a big impression on their staff. Guests will be wowed with a festive seafood display and a varied selection of artisanal cheeses, Charcuterie and antipasti to start, followed by local meat from chef-attended carving stations offering maple glazed leg of ham or brine roasted turkey and all the trimmings. Warm Christmas pudding and eggnog cheesecake are just a few of the favourite desserts that will put diners in the festival spirit, helped by live music and dancing. Tables for 10 cost $1,490 and include a bottle of red and white wine for the table. Festivities start at 6pm and include live music between 7-11pm. 

Companies looking for a more intimate experience can enjoy a family-style feast in the exotic surrounds of the Bengal Room on December 8th. Share platters of seasonal dishes, including Fraser Valley free-run turkey and Pacific cod and clam bake, or tuck into Indian inspired murge makhani, tandoori chicken and paneer jalfrezi. Festivities finish with gingerbread spiced crème brulee, eggnog pannacotta and ras malai, a traditional Indian cheesecake style dessert. Party time begins at 6pm and a live DJ will kick off an evening of international celebration and fun between 7-11pm. Tables for six cost $550 for the evening. 

For more information, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/empress-victoria. To book a table, call Allan Nichols at (250) 995-3668 or email allan.nichols@fairmont.com