The BEST Venues for Big Holiday Bashes

The holiday season is almost here, and feelings of joy, good cheer, and gratitude are always welcome reasons to celebrate! With the anticipation of Fall and Winter festivities right around the corner, it’s time to make the most of your holiday season by thinking BIG and inviting everyone from friends and family to clients and the entire company to join in on the fun.

This year, we say “the more the merrier” when it comes to planning special occasions. Being part of a large group creates inclusivity, cultivates relationships, and ultimately boosts morale, especially in a corporate setting. If you are looking for the perfect place to host your party, we suggest locking in a venue sooner than later, especially when inviting 500+ guests. Whether it’s a corporate event, social gathering, or large get-together, we have fun, unique, and exciting venues in Orange County for any size group that set the stage for a memorable holiday experience!

[AV] Irvine

Unique, customizable, and cool, this is an epic, versatile event space for large groups of up to 1,500 guests.

A collage of images from [AV] Irvine event venue showing the interior and exterior and how it is perfect for holiday celebrations

[AV] Irvine has 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, spanning two floors with countless areas for guests to gather. With its glass-paneled exterior, the venue flows openly from the spacious lobby with cocktail bar and lounge, to the stairs leading up to the mezzanine, with nooks and rest areas for private conversations.

Through the main hallway lies an impressive grand showroom with 24′ ceilings where guests party below or gaze from above in the mezzanine. This blank canvas space has the potential to transform into anything, from a winter wonderland to a festive Halloween bash.

Other venue features include:

  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems
  • 30ft LED wall
  • Multiple rooms and lounge areas
  • Tables and chairs for up to 600 guests
  • Complimentary parking for up to 140 guests
  • On-site getting-ready suites
  • Load-in access for oversize décor and vehicles

City Market Social House

Located in Downtown LA’s Fashion District, this chic, contemporary warehouse was built by event professionals to be a versatile event space for up to 1,000 guests.

City Market Social House has 20,000 square feet of highly configurable and customizable private venue space. There are stunning, vaulted bow truss ceilings, concrete and exposed brick walls, and a free-flowing indoor-outdoor open-air marketplace.

This venue has a spacious, industrial vibe with its blank interior and has the potential to host the perfect holiday party.

Other venue features include:

  • In-house production capabilities: audio, lighting, video, rigging, branding, fabrication and more
  • Onsite Green Room
  • 2,400 square foot commercial kitchen
  • In-Venue automobile access
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • One mile from LA Convention Center and easily accessible from several freeways
  • Parking available for large scale events

The Yost Theater

Located center stage in downtown Santa Ana’s Historic District, this unique venue is amazing for live entertainment and turning everyday events into extraordinary experiences for up to 1,000 guests.

Collage of images from the Yost Theater (interior and exterior) that have a holiday feel

Since 1912, The Yost Theater has been considered an iconic landmark in Downtown Santa Ana, known today as the largest, long-standing venue in Orange County. With the built-in bars on both floors, incredible lighting and sound systems, and an expansive main stage for live entertainment, this space has hosted everything from world-class musicians and international DJs to fashion shows and film premieres.

Other venue features include:

  • Customizable marquee to highlight your company
  • Professional AV system, including 12’ x 20’ HD LED Wall and a concert-grade
  • Tables and chairs for up to 150 guests
  • Two on-site green rooms
  • Onsite Production Manager

The Colony House

This modern, craftsman-style event space is centrally located near downtown Anaheim, offering a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces for up to 500 guests to gather.

A collage of images from City Market Social House (interior and exterior) to show the large event space and has a holiday feel

The Colony House was originally built in 1948 as a tractor factory, then 24 Carrots renovated the space into a warm, inviting, and eclectically-styled venue in the heart of Orange County.

A centerpiece of the main event space is the Great Room, featuring a bow truss ceiling and vintage wood stage, creating a timeless backdrop for holiday events. Two staircases lead up to The Loft, with a second bar and reception space, which overlooks the Great Room and creates a separate-yet-connected area for guests to mix and mingle.

Other venue features include:

  • Tables and chairs for up 250 guests
  • Lounge vignette and vintage brushed metal cocktail tables and chairs
  • Styled bar backs
  • Local craft beer on tap
  • Foyer with filament bulb light installation and custom entry wall design
  • Beautifully appointed get-ready suite
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Built-in speaker system
four event planners throwing gold confetti up in the air

Thinking of hosting a large holiday event? More is more! Use the holiday spirit to your advantage by inviting everyone along for a happy holiday celebration at some of our favorite venues for big holiday bashes.

Contact us to start planning a stress-free, fun-filled holiday party!



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