If you are looking for ideas to celebrate your last night of freedom, you should choose something memorable as it's a great opportunity for you to get your best friends together for a big pre-wedding night out or weekend away!
Hen and stag parties are bigger and more adventurous than ever with many brides and grooms-to-be looking for original ideas prior to a perfect send off before married life begins. These are challenging times, of course, but there’s a plethora of activities to choose from that you may not have thought of such as go karting, quad biking and cocktail making as well as spa days, party boats or a good old-fashioned nightclub.
Here’s some great businesses catering for hen and stag parties based in Sussex from places like Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham, Crawley and Hastings, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Sussex Wedding magazine when contacting a hen and stag party organiser.
Coppa Club is delighted to announce its signature igloos, 'Under the Twinkling Sky', are now available to book until Spring 2023 in six of its clubhouses. The igloos, complete with a brand-new theme and contemporary design, offer a cosy refuge from the winter elements, where friends and family can reunite Under the Twinkling Sky, co-workers can celebrate with after-work dinner and drinks and couples can cosy-up with the ultimate festive date-night. Inspired by the wintry theme of 'Under the Twinkling Sky', Coppa Club's igloos offer a stylish and subtle outdoor dining experience during the colder months. Each igloo is decorated with warm, muted lighting complemented with an autumn colour scheme of oranges, greens, and deep reds, creating a cosy atmosphere in which to dine, laugh and drink alongside friends. Upon arrival guests will be greeted to a terrace of sparkling fairy lights alongside feature walkways lit with lanterns and plant lights hanging from trees.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Getting your nearest and dearest together for a hen party can be challenging and pairing that with a cost-of-living crisis might mean you're looking to celebrate a little closer to home. So, hen party decoration supplier Ginger Ray has done a little digging to find you the top 19 UK cities to host your pre-wedding girls trip and it may delight you to know that you don't have far to travel for the very best!
Based on an overall ranking of cities providing the most options for a memorable stay, according to Trip Advisor data, considering everything from bottomless brunches and spa treatments to availability of the hugely popular Whispering Angel wine, our beloved Brighton came out in second place just behind Bath.
Posted: 24 November 2022
Alice and John at The Paint Club have been busy running hen parties over the summer, and are delighted to see everything opening up with people willing and able to meet in person once more following the Covid lockdowns of the past couple of years. Able to run their arty hen parties at any venue of your choice, John tells us, "I've seen some amazing AirBnBs around the country recently!" However, if there's one thing adapting to the pandemic taught them it's the value of the hybrid event with virtual options still offered for those friends and family who can't get together.
Posted: 17 November 2022
The Paint Club in Lewes runs arty hen parties as well as regular classes and events from amazing venues in Sussex and beyond. Directors Alice and John pride themselves on offering a fun, relaxed, creative and sociable atmosphere, so grab a drink, chat with friends, have a laugh and leave with your very own masterpiece to hang on your wall. In fact, it's proven that being creative releases endorphins and is great for improving mental wellbeing so, for a hen do with the feel-good factor look no further!
Regular events run in venues around Sussex and include those for hen groups looking to let their creative side shine through. It doesn't matter whether you've painted before, so everyone can join in and create something special to remember the day. The sessions allow you and your guests to be artists. All online and in-person classes are taught by a professional artist who will guide you through the painting step-by-step from blank canvas to work of art.
Posted: 1 November 2022
Hen-dos provide a great opportunity to bring together your nearest and dearest for pre-wedding celebration and excitement. However, with many brides now opting for more exotic or expensive locations for their celebrations, the cost of a hen-do can quickly add up. Anita Naik, Savings Expert at VoucherCodes.co.uk, has some great tips on how to make savings on your upcoming hen-party: Take advantage of drinks packages – Nightclubs are synonymous with hen-dos, however entry and drinks can get pretty pricey. Venues will often offer discounts on pre-purchased drinks packages so it's worth checking what deals you can strike before getting there.
Posted: 21 September 2022
With wedding traditions dying fast, modern couples are truly setting the bar for what's possible at contemporary nuptials. What will always be popular though, is the hen/stag or ('sten' if you're joining forces) do! Although, even these have altered in their format, gone are pub and nightclub crawls till the early morning, and in are wellness breaks, pottery and classes and the much-loved British Brunch! The UK's leading bottomless brunch platform, Bottomless Brunch, has compiled a list of ways you can save costs whilst planning an unforgettable hen party.
Posted: 12 September 2022
2022 is the year of the re-organised Covid wedding, there will be around 350,000 weddings across the country this year which means nearly 700,000 hen/stag and sten dos! srprs.me, the world's leading mystery holiday provider, has collated its top tips for organising the least stressful, most spontaneous mystery trips perfect for stag and hen dos this summer - saving friendships from endless decision-making in the process. Anneke Nijenhuis, Chief Surprise Officer at srprs.me, wants to take the stress out of planning a stag or hen do with the following tips...
Posted: 17 July 2022
The Muse Witterings holiday let in Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, is located just a few minutes walk from the beach popular with families, watersports enthusiasts and fossil hunters, and a mere five-minute drive to the sandy West Wittering beach and sand dunes of East Head, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Able to sleep eight this beautiful and vibrant property, bursting with character, has three bedrooms along with an outside cabin complete with double bed and wet room. The colourful garden even has an outside shower and is the ideal spot for relaxing on the decking with ample seating. The Muse's interior has been designed to inspire and many of the furnishings and fixtures have been handmade by various local artists from artwork to lights and units. You'll also find a log burner for cosy evenings in and a kitchen containing all the home essentials.
Posted: 30 June 2022
According to a study by Hotels.com®, 2022 is the year to go bigger and bolder than ever when it comes to planning your hen/sten/stag do - we're all making up for lost time over the past two years! After 2020/21 nearlyweds had to reschedule a stag or hen party, this year revellers are using more holiday days and spending more money than ever to celebrate their friend's final months of unmarried life in style. The study found the average pre-wedding celebration now costs a whopping £242 compared to the more subtle cost of £150 in 2012. Nearly 47% of those surveyed believe that these pre-wedding celebrations have become more extravagant over the last decade, with 46% of travellers believing it's because people have been saving up and have larger budgets to spend on these special occasions over the pandemic.
Posted: 22 June 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we adore the products from TeamHen - super-cool and on trend, the chic range is the perfect way to accompany your hen party bridal look! The brand's latest offering, the Luxury Tulle Bow Veil, is no exception. Featuring a beautiful, creamy white sating bow, it's bee paired with a soft white tulle veil measuring 80cm. Conveniently attached to a clip, you can just pop it in and away you go!
Posted: 6 May 2022