Christmas Party Entertainment for Smaller Venues
Christmas Party season is fast approaching and if your team has been tasked with organising your corporate party then we’re here to help. Here we take a look at what live entertainment works for a smaller setting or more intimate party venue.
Intimate Acoustic Acts
When it comes to creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere, small intimate acoustic acts are a perfect choice. These performers can turn a simple gathering into an enchanting affair. Picture a solo acoustic guitarist like Serena or a duo with vocals such as Klink serenading your guests with soulful renditions of classic songs or even Christmas Carols.
The acoustic sound is perfect for smaller venues, allowing your guests to enjoy the music while still engaging in conversations. Many acoustic acts can also offer a surprising array of line-up combinations. Pentagon Acoustic Band, for example, is part of a larger band and so we will be able to arrange a more bespoke entertainment package if that’s what you need. Alternatively, bands such as Shake Up Acoustic and Orchid Acoustic, Rétro Vivre offer percussion, sax and even a double bass.
Similarly, a singer-pianist like our Piano Player Tom can create a fantastic ambience. A skilled artist can weave holiday classics and contemporary hits into a harmonious melody, creating a magical atmosphere that complements the intimacy of your venue.
Hire a DJ to start the party
A natural choice for a smaller venue, a DJ like Chris can turn your intimate space into a winter wonderland. Collaborate with a DJ who can curate a playlist that incorporates Christmas classics while infusing your brand’s unique personality into the mix.
DJs are versatile entertainers, capable of reading the crowd and adjusting the energy level to suit your event’s atmosphere perfectly. There is a huge range of DJs and even a silent disco over on our Acts Page — so you can start planning right away. Alternatively, look out for our specialist DJs who offer additional percussion, strings or a sax for a completely unique experience.
If you’re looking for a more dynamic and engaging experience, consider a small band consisting of 3 to 4 musicians such as High Voltage or Shackle Trio. The combination of vocals, guitars, drums, and other instruments can bring a versatile and interactive performance to your party. Smaller bands can adapt to your venue size and provide a vibrant sound that resonates with your guests, making it a memorable celebration.
What are Gecko’s tips for planning a small corporate Christmas party?
Our number one tip would be to make sure your entertainment choice aligns with your brand values. It’s also important to make sure they can deliver on what they promise so carry out your due diligence on them.
In keeping with the idea of staying true to your brand, try to incorporate a personal touch where you can. This can be achieved through decoration or favours, but it can also be created by the right live band. Experienced acts will be warm and welcoming towards your audience, encouraging participation and even giving the odd shout out or dedicating songs to your organisation’s key achievements.
Above all, we’d suggest doing plenty of research and talking to the experts. At Gecko we have decades of experience as musicians as well as in corporate event organisation and we’re always happy to offer advice or give our recommendations — just get in touch!
Planning a brand’s Christmas party in a smaller venue presents a unique opportunity to create an intimate and memorable experience. The choice of entertainment, whether it’s an acoustic act, singer-pianist, DJ, or a smaller band, plays a pivotal role in setting the tone for the event. So, embrace the Christmas spirit, and let the magic of music and celebration elevate your brand’s Christmas party to new heights.
You can explore our full range of live entertainment, all of which have been vetted and approved by us, over on our comprehensive Acts Page — happy searching.