6 UK Hen Party Destinations to Suit Your Theme

If you’ve already chosen a theme for your hen party, the next thing on your list should be location – believe us, it can either make or break your big idea. Where a vintage theme based in a contemporary hotel in one of London’s business districts would be all kinds of wrong, for a festival theme, glamping in Glastonbury would be spot on. We’ve scoured the UK for the best places to suit some of our favourite themes, so read on to find your perfect match. Read on for 6 UK hen party destinations to suit your theme. 

 

Theme: Vintage 

Location: Glasgow 

Why: Boasting some of THE best retro clothes shops in the UK and full of Victorian-era history, Glasgow is your go-to city for vintage fun.  

 

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Where to stay and what to do: 

Check in to Hotel Du Vin, an iconic Glasgow hotel located in the West End, and surround yourself with Victorian splendour. Take a trip into town and get decked out in the coolest vintage clobber from The Glasgow Vintage Company or Starry Starry Night before sitting down to an afternoon tea party. Vintage Kitchen Teas will dress your chosen venue with crockery, linen and fresh flowers and provide an endless supply of Hendrick’s gin macarons and prosecco and rose marshmallows. Melt in your mouth divine! There’ll also be dainty sandwiches, scones with strawberry daiquiri jam, and Belgian chocolate brownies. (They had me at gin.) 

Make it special: 

Our pretty vintage floral badges, exclusive to The Hen Planner Boutique, will set off your theme to a, ahem, tea! 

 

Theme: Glam/glitterati

Location: Liverpool 

Why: It’s the ultimate city of glitz and glam so, ladies, leave your flats at home and treat it like a catwalk. 

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Where to stay and what to do:  

The Bold Street Apartments sound naughty enough for us. Right in the city centre, celebrity themed designs feature heavily. We love the penthouse, which sleeps up to 18 people. It’s divided into four luxury bedrooms — The Marilyn Monroe, The Audrey Hepburn, The John Lennon and The Jim Morrison. This uber trendy accommodation would be the perfect spot for hiring your own personal bartender to shake up the party before you hit the town. We’ve got the perfect package which includes bubbly on arrival, three amazing cocktails per person and bespoke drinks to suit everyone’s tastes. A DJ can be supplied as an optional extra, or even topless butlers to send temperatures soaring. 

Make it special: 

The glammest accessory for all hen parties is our huge engagement ring balloon.  

 

Theme: Zen Hen 

Location: Devon 

Why: With sandy beaches and stunning scenery, this rustic county is the perfect place to chill with your pals. 

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Where to stay and what to do: 

We love the romance of Bovey Castle. For pure indulgence, this is the perfect base for a country house retreat. It is located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, so we recommend you make a beeline for the beautiful spa, where you and the girls can soak up the best bucolic views in the orangery’s Art Deco swimming pool. Later on, why not continue your great escape with a full 90-minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class, the ultimate way to restore balance and calm. Although you’ll definitely get a bit sweaty, it is a really great way to relax (we promise!). Suitable for all levels, a fully qualified teacher will come to you for just £20 per person. 

Make it special: 

Gather around a burning fire in the castle with some vino later on and present the bride-to-be with The Miss Years floral hen party scrap book, which you can fill with lovely memories. 

 

Theme: Festival 

Location: Brighton 

Why: Brighton is not only home to the biggest arts festival in England. From comedy and food to music and film, this city is always in full festival swing. 

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Where to stay and what to do: 

Set in the sprawling South Downs – but just five minutes from all the action in bustling Brighton – The Bell Tent Company will provide you with an ideal hen party base. Glamping is the best way to complement a boho/festival style theme. A cool ‘Hotel Package’ should satisfy anyone a bit afraid of the great outdoors. This includes luxury bedding, sheep skin rugs and soft lighting (Phew!) Katie at Flower Show Presents can then come to you for a pop-up themed workshop, where you and the girls will create your very own big, bold and beautiful flower crowns. With a glass of bubbly and great music as standard, this is a great activity for your hens to get festival ready.   

Make it special:  

Headgear sorted, our floral henfest satin wristbands will perfect your boho look.  

  

Theme: Fashion 

Location: London 

Why: As the UK’s hotbed of designers and boutiques, London is the city at the height of fashion. 

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Where to stay and what to do: 

Where better to base yourself than the official partner hotel of London Fashion Week? The Mayfair Hotel is five-star luxury and a whole lot more. Book the Schiaparelli suite — decorated almost entirely in fuchsia pink – for the fashionista bride-to-be; it won’t disappoint. London-based milliner Chloë Haywood can then provide the perfect package for your group. Get ready to compete with the biggest style icons and create your own fascinator for the big day itself. The cost is £32 a head (minimum 10 people), and for parties of 15 or more, the bride goes free.

Make it special:  

Make your bride-to-be the queen of fashion for the night with our gold crown headband. 

 

Theme: Ladies Day 

Location: Cheltenham 

Why: Giddy Up girlies, this is the home of horsing around in your finest attire. 

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Where to stay and what to do: 

The Montpellier Town House is the ultimate party house for your hen getaway in Cheltenham. Based near all the best bars and restaurants, it can fit up to 12 people, with a separate luxury two-bedroomed apartment available nearby to cater for bigger groups. If you’re lucky enough to book in for the big racing festival from March 14-17 next year, get ready to back a few winners. For other times of the year, though, Cheltenham’s location on the edge of the Cotswolds provides ample scope for outdoor activities worthy of your best Hunter wellies, such as horse riding and clay pigeon shooting.  

Make it special:  

Why leave the rosettes to the horses when the finest filly in town is surely the beautiful bride-to be. Check out our gold and white rosette here

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