The big tent on Wimbledon Common that hosted the tenth annual Wimbledon BookFest might have only just been taken down, pumpkins for Halloween are still on the shelves at Bayley & Sage and tickets for the musical fireworks display in Wimbledon Park on 3 November have yet to be purchased, so why are we focusing on Christmas parties in Wimbledon Village?
The village does not just draw crowds when the tennis tournament that Wimbledon is best known for takes place at the All England Club each summer.
Talks by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, food blogger Ella Woodward and children’s author Clare Balding OBE (who is perhaps better known as a TV sports broadcaster) during BookFest also drew visitors to Wimbledon.
Large crowds are also expected for the Wimbledon International Music Festival, which takes place between 12 and- 27 November. Robert Holmes & Co has heard tickets for performances by City the London Sinfonia with Michael Collins OBE and the family concert featuring music from Peter and the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood are selling fast.
Wimbledon Village is also a very popular place to hold a Christmas party due to its large number of friendly restaurants and pubs for informal gatherings. However, these Christmas party venues in Wimbledon Village are often booked up well before November turns into December.
Here, Robert Holmes & Co highlights three perfect venues for your Christmas party in or near Wimbledon Village…
1. Wimbledon Park Golf Club
Where? Home Park Road SW19 7HR
Few Wimbledon residents are aware that the function rooms at this 118-year-old golf club, which was established during Queen Victoria’s reign and has been played on by the likes of Seve Ballesteros and Colin Montgomerie, are available for hire for almost any occasion, including Christmas parties.
Directly opposite the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and overlooking Wimbledon Park lake, the clubhouse provides a range of spaces, facilities, catering and menu options – plus a good-sized car park.
2. Ski Club of Great Britain
Where? 57-63 Church Road SW19 5SB
The last white Christmas in Wimbledon may have been back in 2010, but party guests at this village venue can imagine themselves on an Alpine slope.
The Arnold Lunn Library – where ski memorabilia, artwork and an extensive collection of skiing publications can be found – and fully licensed Ski Club Bar are available for daytime events.
3. Cannizaro House Hotel
Where? Westside, Wimbledon Common SW19 4UE
This elegant venue, which was London’s first country house hotel when it opened in 1987, exudes classic elegance, luxury and tranquillity – plus ever-attentive staff.
As a party venue, the 300-year-old building’s function rooms are stylish and opulent, with terraces and bay windows overlooking Cannizaro Park.
Party-goers can also use the hotel’s car park or book a room for the night to avoid a long, late-night journey home.
Wimbledon residents, of course, can return to the comfort of their own home very quickly after a party at any of the venues we’ve highlighted. For details of homes to buy or rent in Wimbledon, Wimbledon, Coombe Hill, Merton Park, Kingston Hill, Southfields and the surrounding area, contact Robert Holmes & Co today.