Are you looking for something a little more low key than the traditional raucous hen party affair? Want to ditch sashes and penis paraphernalia in exchange of boozy dinners and wine tasting? The rise in renting houses for hen parties is becoming increasingly popular as a more sophisticated twist to a night on the tiles.
What we love most about renting a hen party house is the freedom to do more than you would do if you had a one-night hen out on the town. If there’s the possibility to extend your hen over the course of a weekend (or even longer) then we’re fully in support. This way, you can get in even more activities and hilarious games.
“We’ve noticed a rise in the number of hen parties at Magnolia Manor as it’s within a great distance of London, close to the coast and we have enough space to accommodate a large group ” Says Helen Hunt, Manager at Magnolia Manor.
There’s something really appealing about a weekend away in the English countryside with your favourite people. The rustic escape of a country house and warm open fire in the winter months or dining out in the garden on long summer days. It’s sophisticated luxury. The same applies to beach houses on the coast- picturesque escapes that feel more indulgent than rowdy.
Hen party activities
We love the idea of an intimate dinner with your girls. Hire a private chef to cook you restaurant standard food without having to venture out. Keep the costs down by supplying all your own booze and keep things exciting by playing a selection of table games and quizzes.
Make the most of the outdoors by playing a selection of garden games and challenges. Hire in some professionals for a wine tasting class or cocktail making lessons. Alternatively, why not consider a full day of pampering? Secret Spa cater to all your beauty needs in and around Greater London so if you’re near enough, they’ll come to you.
If you really want to get temperatures rising, consider a life drawing class or a cabaret show.
How much should you budget?
“For the accommodation alone we would recommend a £200-250 per person budget for the full weekend,” Says Helen.
When booking, keep in mind travel costs, booze and food allowance and of course decorations! Any venue can be stylised to suit your hen- think fringe curtain backdrops and bathtubs filled with balloons.
You can save on games and activities by downloading a load of our printable hen party games.
When should you book?
As soon as possible. Experience has taught us that the sooner you act, the better. Staycations are popular among all Brits, not just those on hen weekends. Additionally, not all venues will allow hen parties so those that do are often snapped up quickly.
If you’re planning on having your hen party over a bank holiday, then you need to get in as far ahead as you can.
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