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How to Maximize Your Holiday Party: Event Venue Near Me

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'Tis the season for holiday merrymaking with, you guessed it - your coworkers. The holiday office party is a chance for your team to socialize and build stronger connections in a work-free zone. As the party organizer, there's a lot of pressure on you to host a stellar event. Keep the planning fun and make your party a success with these top tips from Fulton Alley, an event venue near me.

Take it off-site.

It's difficult for employees to get excited about a party that occurs at their place of work. This year, help your staff relax and have fun by taking it out of the office. This is an opportunity to bring your team someplace special where you can say "thank you" for all of their hard work. It's also an excellent opportunity to explore a new restaurant or that event venue near me you've wanted to check out.  

Book your party early.

You know what they say, "The early bird gets the worm." The best venues in NOLA fill up fast during the holiday season. Party planners who book early will also have more options in their budget to choose from, including more flexible dates and times.

Consider a non-traditional day and time.

The weekends might be the most popular choices, but booking on a weeknight will get you a better rate. Some companies also opt for lunch or brunch gatherings over dinner and cocktails - and for a good reason. Not only is it budget-friendly, but it also makes it easier for all your employees to attend since it's during work time. The downside is that it takes away from work and limits the opportunity for spouses and families to attend.

Add an element of fun.

Yes, food and drinks are essential, but there's a lot more to planning a great holiday party. Booking a unique venue option or scheduling a fun activity is a great way to encourage conversations and build camaraderie between your teams. Think of bowling or hosting an ugly sweater contest to bring your party from bland to grand.


When you need an exciting and unique venue for your holiday party, turn to Fulton Alley, a luxury bowling alley and event venue near me. As a purveyor of good times in New Orleans, we know how to host serious fun. Whether you're organizing a night of bowling for a small team to an epic celebration with hundreds of guests, we're prepared to match you with a curated mix of entertainment solutions and mouth-watering catering options, straight from our in-house kitchen and craft bar.

For groups of 10-1000+ guests, please fill out our online form with your holiday party's details, and a Fulton Alley team member will be in touch to assist you.

Happy Holidays!