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Why Your Company’s Holiday Party Should Be on the Beach

santa claus relaxing on the beach

When you think of a company holiday party, what do you picture? A stuffy hotel conference room, a dimly lit restaurant, or even the office itself? One of the best things about working in Florida is that this never has to be your company’s reality. Forget the traditional locations and celebrate the holidays like only Floridians can — on the beach!

A Practically Private Beach

December is one of the best times of the year in Florida. The tourists are few, the snowbirds aren’t likely to throw giant beach bashes, and the weather is still fantastic. In fact, it’s entirely possible to have the beach practically to yourselves.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Hosting your party at a beachside venue like The Beach House means that even your guests who don’t love the beach itself can still enjoy the salty air and ocean breeze on one of the largest gulf-front deck on the west coast of Florida. Open-air, covered venues are also a big plus in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. You still can see the white-sand beaches, even if you can’t be on them.

Summer Fun, Without the Summer

December beach parties lend themselves to fun summer-themed activities like building sand castles and playing volleyball, but it’s even better than the actual summer because the beach doesn’t feel like the surface of the sun. For anyone whose burned the bottoms of their feet shuffling through the sand in July or August, this is a huge plus.

Fresh Seafood

Seafood that’s so fresh, it was swimming the day before — it’s another great thing about living and working in the Sunshine State. Delicious fresh catch seafood is available at all of our waterfront venues, or, make your company holiday party one to remember with a fishing excursion followed by dinner and drinks at the picturesque, Old-Florida Mar Vista, where our chefs will cook your catch. (Contact the venue for details.) Pull your chartered boat right up to the dock and dine under the Buttonwood trees.

group of people gathered on the boardwalk at Mar Vista

An Excuse to Not Dress Up

One reason many people decide to skip the traditional office holiday party is the requirement to dress up, but if you’re affair is on the beach … flip-flops are 100% acceptable attire. You’re likely to see a much higher turnout if employees feel like them can come-as-they-are.

Make this year’s company party one they’ll talk about for years to come. Contact one of our expert venue coordinators to figure which of our locations is perfect for your office.