Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve put together the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, hoping that this provides you with all the extra information you might need when booking your party.
Who are West End Events?
West End Events has been specialising in themed corporate and Christmas parties for over 15 years and in that time have entertained over 200,000 guests. We use professional scriptwriters, producers, directors, professional actors, ‘look-alikes’ and tribute bands to create entertaining and unforgettable fun-filled evenings.
I've seen a party on your website that I want to book, how do I make the booking?
Simply call us on 0207 183 3821 or email [email protected]. We’ll help you plan your event and provide a full breakdown of costs. Once you have decided that West End Events are the best option for you we’ll require a £30 deposit per guest to confirm your when you confirm the booking. The final balance will be due 31 days before your event.
What is the difference between a shared party and a private party?
A shared party is an event is made up of lots of different companies / groups of people joining in the same party. This offers the opportunity for smaller groups to experience the excitement of a bigger party at a fraction of the cost of the same package but for a private booking. Shared partie
A private party is when one company or organisation books an event and venue solely for their own exclusive use. Depending on budget private parties can be as elaborate as the client requires. We
Is there a minimum number of guests required for a shared party?
Yes, the nature of shared parties means that we need to account for table allocation and larger groups with odd numbers so we have a minimum number of six guests.
What is the dress code?
All of our events (unless stated otherwise) have a smart dress code. We understand that this leaves a lot to interpretation by the individual but we generally as long as guests are not dressed in jeans and trainers you will be on the right track!
At some of our parties guests are encouraged to wear fancy dress, our Interactive Murder Mystery parties are enhanced by guests joining in and dressing for there allocated roles.
Our James Bond and Monte Carlo Casino parties are also a great opportunity to dress black tie but this is not compulsory and you will not be refused entry if you are not in the appropriate dress code. We do encourage everyone to follow the dress code where possible as it enhances the feel of the party.
With our Private events the dress code can be determined by your requirements.
If we wanted a private dining room and then to join a disco afterwards, is that possible?
We offer private dining at most of our venues for group sizes of 10 – 90 guests. Guests can then join the main disco after dinner. Call us on 0207 183 3821 for more information.
How do the drink packages work?
Most of our venues offer a ½ bottle wine for £8.40+VAT per guest; 3 standard drink tokens (beer, wine or soft drinks) for £12.50+VAT; 3 premium drink tokens (beer, wine, soft drinks or spirits & mixer) for £16.75+VAT; or a bottle of Jaegermeister with mixers.
These packages must be ordered and paid 21 days prior to the event. The wine is presented as 1 bottle of wine per 2 guests and is a mix of house white and red unless otherwise requested. The 3 drinks are presented as a wristband with 3 tokens which are sent via special delivery to the party booker once final payment is made 21 days prior to the event.
I want to order wine and drinks for the table, is this possible?
Yes, we have full wine lists available for each venue. Wine orders need to be received 14 days before the party with payment made by credit card to the hotel or venue.
We just want to order drinks on the night, is that possible?
A full cash bar is available on the night and wine can be ordered at this point. We recommend ordering some wine in advance to avoid any delay in receiving the wine on the night and to avoid dissappointment if you are looking for a specific type of wine.
I want to book now but won't know the final numbers until nearer the time.
As covered in our Terms & Conditions, we require a deposit of £30.00 per person upon booking. This will be based on an agreed expected number of guests.
With over 42 days until your event you may reduce your numbers by 20%. Deposits and any other payments towards the cancellation of the tickets will remain on your account as a credit.
Between 42 days and 22 days until the event you may reduce your original ticket requirements by 20%. The ticket deposits will be forfeited but any other payments will remain on your account as a credit.
With under 22 days until the event numbers cannot be reduced, no refunds will be given or credits can be made for cancellations.
Do you cater for vegetarians and nut allergies?
A full list of alternative menus for the following dietary requirements are available on request:
Clients should advise of any requirements 21 days prior to the party with final payment to avoid disappointment. Dietary requirements given after this time cannot be guarenteed the special menus.
What are the timings?
Timings will be specific to the venue that the event is held at but generally events begin at 7pm and finish at 1am but there are exceptions.