If you’re a bride-to-be, there’s every chance your Maid of Honour will be organising your hen party or weekend. But if you prefer the surprises to be kept to a minimum, you might want to at least put forward a few suggestions to ensure your send-off reflects your style.
Your Bridesmaids will want to give you the best-ever weekend, putting the venue at the forefront of their planning, and we’re so pleased to see this trend continue to grow. You want the perfect blend of home comforts and a luxury stay. For townies we recommend escaping to the country or a breezy coastal cottage, where the views are as beautiful as the interiors, and for brides from quieter corners of the UK, nothing beats an urban pad in the heart of the action. For those thinking of holding their Hen Weekend in Bath, there are so many gorgeous places to base yourselves.
In the past, hen celebrations have been designed around drinking as much alcohol as possible, but if you prefer a weekend designed around eating gourmet food, being pampered in some of the best spas in the world and experiencing the ultimate shopping experience, you will be spoilt for choice in Bath.
Food-based celebrations are officially on the rise, so if you’re a foodie-bride you will enjoy a delicious brunch overlooking our elegant Georgian crescents, followed by a wander around the artisan quarter, before indulging in a tasting trail at some of our Michelin star restaurants, which can be tailored to the Bride’s specific likes and dislikes, before rounding off the day with a blind wine tasting session at one of the many a chic cocktail bars here in our vibrant City.
If crafting is your passion, there’s an abundance of specialised workshops available for Hen groups. Our personal favourites include learning to make vintage-style flower crowns with a luxury florist, creating bespoke fragrances at a high-end perfumery, and infusing your own gin at a distillery where you learn the art of blending botanicals as well as sampling, of course!
These workshops are a fun yet relaxed way to spend an afternoon getting creative with your friends, learning a new skill and enjoying a few glasses of fizz in the process.
For the bride who wants to live like an A-lister for the day, let us book you and your Bridesmaids into a high-end Spa to enjoy the head-to-toe treatment before travelling in style to a quintessentially English summer event – the Bath Races, Boules in the Park, or one of the many Festivals held throughout the year in Bath.
Have you ever noticed how the film industry influences popular culture? Big box office hits weave their style and music into other aspects of our lives. The ever-so-stylish 1920s are deco influence took the world by storm following the sensational 2013 re-make of The Great Gatbsy, influencing everything from fashion to party planning. When it comes to themes we know how to keep your party on trend and stylish.
The ever-popular Alice Through the Looking Glass party is an effective way to bring out the eclectic in you – and your guests. We will style an elegant Alice-themed tea party for you and your friends, you really will feel like you fell down a rabbit hole.
It’s a theme which ignites curiosity and sparks imagination – a simple, timeless classic for an afternoon event. If you choose the al fresco route, we have some good quality props to help to make your garden alluring.
We can provide vintage tea cups (not matching, of course!) and scrumptious cakes, but there is no reason that your tea party cannot be an Alice-through-the-Cocktail-Glass. Hang ‘Drink Me’ labels on bottles of champagne or teapots for an instant crowd-pleaser.