Making your hen weekend extra special by jetting off to an exotic location is far simpler than you might think. There’s an eclectic mix of beautiful, exciting and action-packed locations right on your doorstep, so the hens can make the most of their time with you before the big day. Here, hen experts Red Seven reveal their favourite destinations under 3 hours away…

4-fabulous-short-haul-hen-night-destinations-from-red-seven-Marbella

Marbella

Flight time from London: 3 hours

Head to Marbella for a luxurious hen weekend full of pampering, partying and lashings of champagne. Puerto Banus marina is one of the richest in the world, making this dazzling Mediterranean resort a playground for Europe’s rich and famous.

Your hens will love the boutique and designer shopping here, as well as the incredible restaurants, exclusive beach clubs and of course, the hedonistic partying. Hen night destinations don’t come much hotter – or more on trend – than this!

4-fabulous-short-haul-hen-night-destinations-from-red-seven-Barcelona

Barcelona

Flight time from London: 2 hours

Barcelona is a cultural haven with a fiery spirit. Your hens can spend their days exploring the iconic architecture like Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia, or simply wander the streets in the sunshine to discover more historical treasures, like secluded piazzas, sculptures and designer boutiques.

Head to Barcelona’s main beach to work on your wedding tans and treat the hens to a cocktail and some serious eye candy, before indulging in Catalan cuisine and preparing for 24 hours of partying in Barcelona’s terrace bars and legendary nightclubs.

4-fabulous-short-haul-hen-night-destinations-from-red-seven-Chanel-boutique

Paris

Flight time from London: 1 hour

Nights out in Paris are elegant and hedonistic, beginning with fine wining and dining, and ending in some seriously chic bars and nightclubs where the clientele dress to impress.

Recover with the hens over breakfast in a gorgeous pavement cafe, before taking a stroll or  a cruise along the Seine to see the sights like Notre Dame or the Louvre, or explore one of Paris’ enchanting flea markets before a day of shopping in one of the world’s fashion capitals.

4-fabulous-short-haul-hen-night-destinations-from-red-seven-Marrakech-

Marrakech

Flight time from London: 3 hours

Take your hen party to another world with a trip to Marrakech. You can escape from the heat of the day in by ducking into the souks, a sprawling treasure trove where your girls can hunt for jewellery, fabric, spices, essential oils, carpets, olives and even reptiles.

Book a room in a Riad, with its beautiful central courtyard filled with plants, trees and perhaps a swimming pool and dine out on aromatic Morroccan tagines and be pampered in time for the wedding with a traditional hammam.

Want to see more hen night destinations to suit your budget? Plus we’ve got lots of goodies for your last night of freedom in the Wedding Ideas Shop.

13 COMMENTS

  1. I wouldn’t, I think it’s an unfair pressure. It’s expensive enough to even attend a wedding these days, I want my hen to be completely inclusive for all my friends and family.

  2. i went on a hen wknd ta benidorm4 1 of my best friends hen nite and it worked out cheaper than going away ere in ireland. cost 300 and that included fights accom, breakfast lunch and dinner in hotel and most drinks, t shirt and costume 4 1 of the nites, bus ta the airport and finger food b4 we left 4 airport so all in all i tink ya if i got a deal lije that 4 my own hen i wud..

  3. No,it just doesn’t seem right asking friends to use their holiday time for a party. They should use that time for holidays with their own families. I’m not having a hen do of any sort, it feels weird to me – I don’t want to celebrate my last weeks of “freedom”

  4. I didn’t ask for anything my friends sorted mine and we are having a weekend in the sun :), I never expected it bt they are amazing! I think each to ther own no right or wrong! If people are up for it why not 🙂

LEAVE A REPLY