Company Holiday Parties

Company Holiday Party Venue in Hershey, PA

Planning a company holiday party can be quite stressful with all the hoops you have to jump through with approvals from multiple bosses, budgets, and so much more that you have to deal with. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to get together with co-workers and celebrate your company’s success with a great holiday party.

At Historic Acres, our variety of building sizes makes us the perfect venue for your next holiday party.

If you are a small business, the Coop and outdoor fire pit provide the right setting. For larger company holiday parties, our pavilion has the size and resources you need to host an unforgettable holiday party this year.

We also have very close relationships with many local vendors, so we can help with pricing and making connections. From caterers and decorations to entertainment companies and lighting, we’ve got the right people for every kind of holiday party you can dream of.

We’ve been helping with holiday parties for years so let us help guide you in the right direction for holiday party planning.

Insider Tips for Planning an Amazing 2023 Company Holiday Party

1. Set the date – Setting a date that works for most of the company, especially executives, will be important. The earlier you can get it on the calendar the better.

2. Set a Budget – The budget allocation will generally come from your company and be pre-determined, but how you choose to spend it is up to you. The general rule of thumb is to allocate budget based upon your top priorities (food, entertainment, raffles, etc)

3. Find an accommodating holiday party venue – With four venue facilities, Historic Acres can accommodate groups of all shapes and sizes. For larger company holiday parties, The Pavilion is exquisite and climate-controlled for even the coldest of winter nights.

4. Plan Transportation – Taxis, rideshares, shuttles, buses, or designated drivers are all great solutions to make sure that if there is any alcohol involved everyone gets home safely.

5. Determine Alcohol Policy & Menu – This depends upon the company, but there are multiple questions you need to ask yourself. Will we have an open bar? Who is going to cater the event? If you’re a smaller company, will it be potluck?

6. Set a theme – Colors? Formal? Cocktail attire? Whatever your holiday party theme is, pick it early and stick to it!

7. Provide entertainment – Whatever you decide, make sure it fits your budget and theme. More common themes for holiday parties include live music, casino night, or magicians.

8. Celebrate your successes – Once the party begins, enjoy it and the fruits of your labor! Holiday parties are also a great opportunity for your company to commemorate achievements from the past year.

If you need advice on catering for a year-end company party, we’ve got a wealth of trusted vendors that we’ve been working with for years, whether corporate or personal. We also offer on-site rentals to help decorate your event!

Available company holiday party amenities:

  • Space accommodating up to 300 people
  • Coordination of all catering and audio/visual requirements
  • High level of flexibility – we can work with any vendor!
  • 4 different bar setups
  • Chair Types include White-Resin, Padded, Folding Chairs and Mahogany Chiavari
  • Large patio for entertainment
  • A variety of tables including cocktail, rectangular, serpentine, round and more
  • Back porch overlooking our pond
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Downstairs Den with Flatscreen TV
  • Lodging options if needed

Ready To Plan Your Event?

Call us at (717) 298-6340 or click to contact our venue manager!

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Book a Historic Anniversary Party Venue in Hershey

An anniversary party is a great way to celebrate 25, 30, 40 and even 50 years of being married and in love. All anniversaries are huge milestones that should be celebrated with the ones that you are close to.

Planning a wedding anniversary party can come with a large list of to-dos, from where to have the party, the theme, who to have or not have on the guest list, and making sure it all fits within your budget. It can all be very stressful.

We can help!

Historic Acres offers a budget-friendly anniversary party venue, with tons of space options to choose from. In addition to helping ease the use of your budget, Historic Acres will help the party be just as beautiful as the wedding day. Whether you need a large party area or something smaller and more intimate, we have picturesque spaces to accommodate all.

If you’re still worried about the rest of the planning, our team can help you there, too. With decades of experience, our team has built connections with many local Hershey party vendors, and we can put you in contact with catering, beverage, and even entertainment vendors in Hershey.

We’re confident that we’re one of the best venues for anniversary parties.

We hope that we can help bring your anniversary party to life by providing a beautiful venue for you and all your guests to love! If you’re looking for more help planning an anniversary party, check out tips and ideas from one of our event coordinators below!

Wooden chairs and Tables adorned with white tablecloths and blue napkins for a special event.

Anniversary Party Ideas & Tips for You.

Date & Time to Determine the Location & Venue

In most cases, you’ll want to choose a date that is around the couple’s actual wedding anniversary date. We recommend trying to set down a date a few months in advance, for a few reasons. First, it allows those guests coming in from out of town to plan travel arrangements accordingly. Second, the sooner you begin to plan, the more likely a wedding anniversary party venue is available on or around your preferred date.

Consider an Anniversary Party Theme

While this step is not entirely necessary, it is fun to give something to help plan the rest of the party around. Whether you want to celebrate the decade the couple got married in, host a faux-black-tie event, or do something different like a luau, having an idea for your anniversary party theme will make planning the other steps easier.

Send Out Invitations

For a larger, more formal event, we’d recommend sending out paper invites to stress the importance and formality. If you’re having a smaller event, phone calls and digital invites will do the trick. Regardless of how you’re sending them, be sure your invites include date & times, dress code, location, and whether or not the couple has a gift registry (or even wants gifts at all).

Determine Catering Options After RSVPs

Once you have an idea of how many people will be attending, catering options for food and drink become easier to plan. Finding a caterer is much easier with our connections, and then you can begin to plan the menu. Also, remember to take people’s dietary restrictions into account.

Use Decoration Ideas from the Original Wedding or Time Era

Using the same color scheme as the couple’s wedding is a very nice touch. This can be used for the cake and decorations. Depending upon what anniversary it is, you can look into what the color, traditional gift, and flowers are. Other ideas for decorations include displaying the bride’s wedding dress and a slideshow of photos from the day. If you have chosen a theme, be sure to check out DIY options for decorations on sites like Pinterest.

Optional: Schedule Entertainment & Book A Photographer

Having a DJ or live band is completely optional but will keep people enjoying themselves for hours on end. A nice touch is to make sure the DJ or band knows some of the couple’s favorite songs and songs played on their wedding day.

While the photographer is also optional, having moments captured in time by a professional will always be a nice touch. This also allows everyone attending the party to be focused on celebrating instead of worrying about having to take photos or videos.

Ready To Plan Your Event?

Call us at (717) 298-6340 or click to contact our venue manager!

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