After months of sending invites, going over seating plans and cake tasting, the bride deserves a bespoke hen weekend that’s everything she’s ever wanted. If you’ve been tasked with planning her hen party, our experts have compiled a list of destinations that offer glorious beaches, awe inspiring culture, decadent food, and nightlife that’ll make your bridal party cheer.
When it comes to choosing the ideal destination for the bride’s final weekend of singledom there are many things to consider. Will you be staying in the UK or going further afield? What’s your budget? What’s the nightlife like? The list is endless. Our top 5 hen party destinations offer something for everyone, from dazzling beaches to the ultimate in relaxation. The only question is how will you choose?
Marbella, or Puerto Banus, is a stunning location for brides who love everything glamorous. Give the hen a taste of the celebrity life with VIP treatment, designer boutiques, gleaming super yachts and exclusive beach clubs.
When your hen party isn’t on the beach taking selfies or celebrating at sea on board a party boat, the bride can get her glow back in the luxurious Turkish Baths. By night, the marina comes alive with glamorous cocktail bars, clubs and so much more.
If you’re looking to stay closer to home for your hen party, Nottingham is the ideal destination for a single life send off. The city offers tons of culture if the bride is up for sightseeing, also adrenaline pumping activities like quad biking, an exciting nightlife scene and of course the infamous It’s a Knockout.
It’s conveniently situated in the Midlands so it’s an easy destination to get your bridal party together in and there’s something to offer for everyone. Celebrate with cocktail making in the Lace Market, dance the night away in Hockley and shop til you drop at designer boutiques, all without breaking your hen weekend budget.
Easily one of the most popular hen party destinations, Barcelona is a city that offers the fun and culture of a city break with all the sun drenched beaches a girl could ask for. By day, take in the sights of Sagrada Familia and Montjuic on a Go Car tour, get in some shop-therapy on La Ramblas and roll out the red carpet with a yacht charter.
At night, the Catalan capital comes to life. Nightlife starts much later than it does back in the UK, giving a bridal party plenty of time for a siesta. There are super clubs, cocktail bars, karaoke nights and casinos. The list goes on. Whether you’ve got cash to splash or you’re doing a hen do on a budget, this destination doesn’t disappoint.
The number one destination for hen parties looking for brilliant sunshine and sandy beaches without leaving the UK, Brighton is one of the most popular locations on the South East coast. Bridal parties can get stuck into water sports, get adrenaline levels pumping with activities like power kiting and soak away wedding planning woes with sumptuous Spa Days.
If you’re a maid of honor looking to send the bride off in time honored tradition, you can give her a bit of eye candy with the chiseled abs of the Adonis boys or turn her sophisticated afternoon tea sideways with a shirtless cheeky butler. Whatever the hen’s pleasure, there’s something to tickle her fancy in Brighton.
Hen parties looking for a change of scenery before the bride walks down the aisle will find idyllic beaches, an upmarket nightlife, cerulean seas and VIP treatment in the capital of Mallorca, Palma. Not as crowded as some of the other destinations in the Balearics, Palma is a glamorous resort with tons to offer a bridal party.
For bride’s who love culture, there’s a 14th-century castle that overlooks the town and the bay and the Mallorca Cathedral. If you want to give the hen a magical experience, have fresh seafood and cocktails in the luxurious marina and pack your best party frocks and statement heels for nights out in Paseo Maritimo.
From activities that’ll tick one off the bride’s bucket list to the ultimate in relaxation, there are hen party destinations around the globe that’ll rock the hen’s world!