Dickensian at Finsbury Square
Step back in time with a magical Dickensian Christmas.
Enter the world of Christmas Past with Smart’s Dickensian Christmas party. Set amongst streets that Dickens himself would once have walked, the soft glow of gas lamps catches the eye as visitors turn into Finsbury Square. Christmas carols fill the air as your guests enter the enticing secret den, where they’ll shake the snow off their coats and take in the nostalgic sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. They’ll then gather together and start the night amongst bustling scenes inspired by London past, sipping drinks and soaking up the atmosphere.
Aromas of cinnamon, pine and chestnuts fill the air as the doors to the magnificent main dining area open for a festive feast. Your guests will then take their seats amongst all the splendour of the finest Victorian ballrooms under a canopy of stars and lanterns. They’ll enjoy a three-course dinner or bowl food menu of sumptuous food and wine, immersing themselves in a Victorian playground of spectacle and surprise, before taking to the dance floor as the DJ starts their set.
Please see suggested timeline below; you will be able to tailor your timings to you and your guests’ requirements with your dedicated Account Manager.
Guests will be welcomed into Finsbury Square where they can mingle among the stunning set and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine until dinner is called.
Food is served
The stunning main dining area is revealed and a lavish three-course dinner or a delicious bowl food menu is served.
The dance floor hots up and the DJ starts their set.
Time for your guests' magical evening to draw to a close.
Whether your guests leave by car, taxi, coach or public transport, the ideally located Finsbury Square ensures getting home is the least of your guests' worries.
- Exclusive venue hire from 18:30 – 01:00.
- Stunning Dickensian theming throughout the venue.
- Sparkling drinks reception on arrival.
- Bowl food menu including 6 bowls per person OR Three course seated dinner by award-winning Smart Hospitality.
- Unlimited house wine, house beer and soft drinks all evening or ½ bottle of house wine and water per person.
- Exclusive pre-event menu tasting.
- Large specification of AV – including stage, dance floor, and intelligent sound and lighting package.
- State-of-the-art dance floor and professional DJ.
- Event Security.
- Event First Aider.
- Dedicated Event Manager.
- Cloakroom Facilities.
These inclusions are subject to change dependent on your requirements.
We believe in making sure your guests should have the best night possible. We've put together a few ideas to make them feel extra special, but the sky is the limit, so speak to your dedicated Account Manager about what's possible.
UPGRADES TO BE PRICED AS ADD-ONS
BANDS AT FINSBURY SQUARE
We welcome live bands at Finsbury Square, but there are some restrictions being in a residential area.
- All bands must perform under our bespoke designed sound curtain installation. A stage must be laid over our existing dance floor at an additional cost.
- All bands must use an in ear monitoring system.
- Where a band requires a drum kit, they must use
an electronic drum kit, which the band must provide.
- Bands may be subject to timing and decibel restrictions.
- All bands are subject to approval from Smart Group.
4 routines of 3-4 mins per routine throughout the reception.
4 routines of 5-6 min punctuating each course culminating to the finale performance to get everybody on the dance floor!
Costs vary depending on the specific band and their technical rider. For an average 6 piece band, to install a stage and provide the additional sound equipment including in ear monitoring and technicians, costs start at £2300.
Please note that all sound control is always at the discretion of the venue manager. For any questions or quotations please get in touch.
Delicious canapés during the reception – 4 bites per person.
Operated either free of charge to guests or for a small charge to guests with proceeds going to a charity of your choice.
Interactive food stations, perfect for standing events.
All Night Spirits Package
Spirits available to you and your guest all night.
After Dinner Spirits Package
Spirits served to you and your guests from 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM