Company Holiday Party Ideas in Century City, Los Angeles

by C.K. Adams
Century City's commercial district offers promising venues for a company party near the MGM Tower.

Century City's commercial district offers promising venues for a company party near the MGM Tower.

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The Century City district in west Los Angeles, California is a prime business area with shopping centers, hotels and one of the country's tallest skyscrapers, the SunAmerica Center. Los Angeles is known for its traffic, so a company party near the office gives you more time to celebrate the occasion. The type of party depends on your tastes, but parties require an area large enough to accommodate all guests, chairs, decorations and buffet tables. Food and drinks also bring people together, so consider adding catering to your affair for a less stressful event.

The Club Party

Century City is a ritzy area adjacent to two country clubs and golf courses, including the historic Los Angeles Country Club and Hillcrest Country Club. With a clubhouse and staff, either country club can play host to an event with enough tables, food and drinks for all your guests. Clubhouses also provide ample room for larger company events. Country clubs require membership to use the clubhouse and catering services. Contact the country club's director for more information and for event calendar openings.

An Elegant Evening

In the middle of Century City, the Century Plaza Hotel offers a place to hold small and large parties, banquets and annual balls. With more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, you can create an evening indoors or outdoors. The hotel also has on-site catering and event planners to design a theme for your company party. For a classy, elegant evening, consider organizing an event indoors with decorative table settings, enchanting lighting, a stage area for presentations and speeches, soft music and a cocktail bar.

Afternoon in the Park

For a family-oriented company party, parks provide ample space for seating, tables and activities. Open, natural areas work best for outdoor grilling and activities. You'll find Roxbury Memorial Park and Cheviot Hills Park near Century City. Both parks have open, grassy areas. Set up long banquet tables or benches near a playground area to keep kids entertained. Invite party guests to bring dishes to the event, such as cakes, macaroni salad, snacks and drinks. Plan activities such as relay races or a company soccer game for the main event. If you want to get out of the heat, set up a tent party in the center of the park's field and provide a buffet style catered luncheon.

Everyone's Here, Let's Eat

For quick, easy company parties with few guests, rent a space or make reservations at a nearby restaurant to Century City. For dinner parties, the location, space and menu are important factors. Houston's Restaurant provides a large facility and serves up American classic dishes. Toscanova is near Bloomingdale's in Century City and offers pasta, seafood and steaks with an Italian flair. Toscanova also has private rooms for party events. Otherwise, make reservations in advance for a specific table size.

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