So you want to throw a house party, but where do you host it? With many options available such as bars, halls, and country houses to rent, or even in your own home, which is the best place to choose? There are advantages to each, but let’s look at this in more detail so that you can choose the right kind of setting for your party.
Bars are always a great setting for a party because if you want to have a drink with friends, where’s the best place to go? A bar! However, a bar might not be the right choice so let’s look at the pros and cons so you can make a more informed decision about your party:
- You don’t have to worry about providing alcohol as it’s already there
- Bars provide a nice atmosphere
- Most bars have entertainment such as music, darts, bowling, or even a TV to watch
- They’re a mutual meeting point for friends and family
- Other members of the public may be in the bar, making your party a little less personal
- Drinking in a bar can work out to be expensive
- You may want to throw a more sophisticated kind of party, and a bar might not be able to offer those kinds of facilities
- You may not be able to provide your guests with food, again depending on the bar’s facilities.
- Bars have a kick out time, so if you’re looking for an all-night shindig, then this might not be suitable for your needs
- A bar might not be large enough to comfortably throw a party in, especially if there are locals drinking there too
While bars are a wonderful place for social gatherings, are they really the right choice to throw a party?
Halls can be used for many different types of events such as sporting events, children’s parties, wedding and christening receptions, and even parties as a whole. Let’s again look at the pros and cons before you make a decision on what setting you’d like to use for your party:
- Halls are large spaces, meaning that you’ll have plenty of room to set up food, drink and entertainment
- You can hire a DJ or band to come and play at your party
- Hiring a hall is often a cost-effective method when you need a lot of space
- There’s no kick-out time providing you’ve booked the hall for long enough
- You’ve got to prepare for the aftermath and cleaning up when your guests have left
- Hiring facilities for food, drink, and entertainment can be costly
- You need to decorate the hall yourself
Halls have strengths and weaknesses that may cancel each other out, but let’s look at what else you could choose before making a decision.
Throwing a party at home is wonderful, and it can give you the chance to show off your home to your friends and family. However, look at the pros and cons before diving into a hosted-at-home party.
- A very personal setting that won’t cost you anything to hire out for the night
- You can choose what food, music, and drinks to provide
- If you have a spare bedroom, you’re able to offer some sort of accommodation for a guest or two
- A very cost-efficient way of throwing a party
- You don’t have to worry about cleaning up until the next morning, and you can go straight to bed once the party is over.
- You will have to keep the noise down after a certain time in respect of neighbours
- Personal items can become accidentally damaged
- Depending on the size of your home, you might not have enough space.
Finally, let’s look at country houses to see if that might be a viable option.
Country houses are a convenient and lavish way of throwing a party, so let’s check out the pros and cons here.
- Your guests can stay over
- Set in the countryside, you don’t need to worry about noise problems
- Beautiful settings and properties to choose from all over the UK
- You can choose the food, drink, and music for your party
- It’s a chance to turn a party into a mini getaway for you and your guests
- More cost-effective than you think if guests pay for the rooms they’re staying in
- You will need to clean up the following day
- Some guests may struggle for transport home if they’re not staying overnight.
So there we have it, four very viable options to choose from for your next party. Which one will you choose?