Skyball: James Bond
Inspired Christmas Party
Manchester

Key Information

  • All-inclusive drinks
  • Black tie gala dinner
  • Live after-dinner band

Dates

6th, 7th & 13th Dec 2024

Location

The Mercure, Manchester

Cost

Standard: £125 (+VAT)
Premium: £150 (+VAT)

You’re invited to the most glamorous party in town

Shaken? Stirred? On an undercover mission to find the coolest Christmas party ever?

You’ve just found it. The James Bond Christmas party in Manchester delivers 007 style, glitter, glamour, all-inclusive drinks and as much entertainment as you can handle.

Want to leave the Aston Martin at home? Feel free. Your James Bond Christmas Party venue is the Mercure Hotel in the heart of Manchester with excellent transport links.

It’s a licence to thrill everybody in your organisation, from Miss Moneypenny to M the boss… and Q in the IT department, obviously.

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What to expect at the James Bond themed Christmas party

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco as you make an entrance on the VIP red carpet. There’s plenty of time for photos before the banqueting room doors open to the iconic 007 theme tune.

While you’re served a delicious 3-course dinner and all-inclusive drinks, show off your Bond knowledge by matching the film to the famous theme songs as they play in the background.

The all-inclusive drinks are flowing, dinner has been enjoyed… and the entertainment has only just begun. It’s time for the live band.

When the music switches from cool Bond to the hottest grooves on the planet, everyone will be glued to the dance floor. If you can resist the music, try your luck at 007-style casino tables, or get your face bling on at the glitter bar.

And don’t forget to visit the photo booth. Those photos will remind you of the best Christmas party choice you’ve ever made.

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James Bond Christmas Party Manchester venue

The venue is as central as you can get in Manchester — The Mercure Hotel, right next to Piccadilly Gardens. It’s perfect for dancing. There’s a purpose-built ballroom complete with a gallery overlooking the dance floor.

Travel links are excellent too. Manchester Piccadilly Station is within easy walking distance, and the city’s trams stop right outside the hotel.

Or why not kick back, relax and book an overnight stay. The Mercure offers 280 comfortable bedrooms with great views of the city.

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel,
Portland Street,
Manchester, M1 4PH

The James Bond Christmas party night

7.30pm

VIP red carpet arrival with a glass of Prosecco

8pm

3-course dinner and all-inclusive drinks are served

10pm

Live music, casino tables, glitter bar, photo booth

Midnight

Live band finishes, background music continues

12.30am

Bar closes

1am

Carriages

The dress code

There isn’t one. Having said that, a James Bond Christmas party is a fantastic excuse to dress up and look your suave, sophisticated best.

For men, we’d recommend black tie — and for women… Well, take your pick. Bond Girl bling, elegant ball gown or little black dress, Pussy Galore jumpsuit or sequins and sparkles. Enjoy!

Your James Bond Christmas party package

For £125 + VAT per person, your evening includes…

  • Red carpet VIP entrance with photo opportunities
  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks from 8pm until 12.30am
  • 3-course Christmas dinner
  • Live band and dancing
  • Suave, sophisticated 007-themed decor
  • Casino tables (just for fun, with pretend money & casino chips)
  • Unlimited trips to the photo booth
  • Professional glitter face painters
  • Free cloakroom, and concierge service for luggage
  • 4 star hotel venue in central Manchester

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The drinks are included!

Standard ticket £125 (+ VAT)

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are included in the ticket price.

Premium ticket £150 (+ VAT)

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks — plus 5 tokens, each redeemable for a glass of Prosecco or single spirits (with or without mixers).

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, then all-inclusive drinks are served from 8pm until 12.30pm.

"We organised our Christmas Party through West End Events and were not disappointed!! The booking process was simple and seamless and the team were extremely helpful. We had a fantastic night at the 'Skyball' - everyone had great fun!! It was very well organised and the entertainment and food were superb! I would thoroughly recommend West End Events for a hassle-free and fun Christmas party!! A big thank you from us all!"

Emma Ford

FAQs

Do you have any questions? We’ve answered some of the most common questions below. If yours isn’t there, don’t worry. Just call us on 020 7183 3821 and we’ll provide the answer.

About the event

Is this a shared event?

Yes, the main party room is shared. This is where dinner is served, and also where all the live music takes place after dinner.

Will we have our own table?

Yes, no matter the size of your guest list you’ll have your own tables. You won’t have to share the table with anyone outside your party group.

Are drinks included in the price?

Yes. Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are included in your ticket price. They’re served from 8pm until 12.30am.

If you’d like to upgrade, you can purchase 5 premium drinks tokens for £25 + VAT per person. Each token is redeemable for a glass of prosecco or single spirits with or without mixers.

Is there a dress code? 

No. We want you to have a good time, so you can wear whatever you want.

However…It’s James Bond! He’s famous for sartorial elegance and most of our guests for this particular event love getting dressed up for it.

The menu

Will the hotel cater for different dietary requirements? 

Yes they will. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you a function sheet. Use this to let us know the names and dietary requirements of any guests. We’ll inform the chef so that each person is catered for appropriately.

The only exception to this is Kosher food. This cannot be prepared at the hotel, it comes via a separate caterer and incurs an additional charge. Call us on 020 7183 3821 and we’ll talk you through it.

Booking and admin

How much is the deposit? And when is it due?

To secure your booking, we’ll need a deposit of £45 + VAT per guest at the time of booking. The balance will be due 6 weeks (42 days) before the event.

Can I add additional guests later?

We’ll be as flexible as possible. Please let us know about any changes before 1st November and we’ll do our best to accommodate them. Provided there is availability, we can add to your booking — although please bear in mind, we can’t guarantee this.

If you want to add guests, contact us on 020 7183 3821 or email [email protected]. We’ll let you straight away if there’s availability. If there’s enough space for additional guests, full payment will be required in order to secure the booking.

What’s the minimum and maximum number of guests I can book for?

The minimum is 8 people. The maximum number for this venue is 420.

The Venue

Is there parking near the venue?

There are numerous car parks close to the Mercure Hotel, including two NCP car parks — Major Street, and the Manchester Piccadilly Plaza at City Tower.

To check locations and opening times, visit Parkopedia.

What about public transport links?

The hotel is excellent for public transport links. There are tram stops right outside the hotel’s front door, and Manchester Piccadilly Station is within easy walking distance.

Can I stay at the hotel?

Yes, although you will need to arrange the booking. Unfortunately, we’re unable to do this for you. We’ve provided a link to the hotel website below.

The Mercure, Manchester

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