Mix things up with a mouth-watering cocktail masterclass at Harvey Nichols’ Fourth Floor Café in Leeds. If you fancy kicking back with your pals with a cool cocktail in hand, then join the experts to discover the finest concoctions and botanical creations. Reserve your own event space and let your style, creativity and flair run away with you. You can decorate as you wish and enjoy a range of bespoke food and drinks packages.
Looking for somewhere you can sit back, sip champagne and be entertained? Then why not enjoy a swish screening at the Dominion Cinema, Edinburgh? Check in for an evening in the red star screen where you’ll get to watch your favourite film after a sparkling wine reception. Your group will be treated to popcorn, sweets, soft drinks and wine by the bottles so you can top up your tipple as the film goes on.
Rally the troops and pack up for a perfect countryside getaway in North Yorkshire. Brompton Lakes luxury lodges in Richmond offer a cosy collection of bespoke, self-catering cabins in the rolling countryside. Twenty One is the largest lodge on the estate, ideal for a girly gathering. Toast to a terrific weekend away on the private patio area complete with exclusive use of a large log burning hot tub and a Scandinavian-style BBQ house. This beautiful bolthole makes for the ultimate garden party spot for al fresco drinking and dining with chums. And if your pooch is on your pre-wedding party list, this one is dog friendly too, so nobody gets left behind when it comes to the pre-wedding celebration.
Make memories in a former mill, located moments from the pretty village of Gordes in southeastern France. This stunning, six-bedroom chateau is as charming as it gets – with luxurious living spaces, beautiful bedrooms, a swimming pool and two acres of private grounds to explore. Sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine, enjoy your pre-wedding celebrations with your pals by the pool or host an outdoor pizza party on the villa’s terrace. And if you fancy venturing out for the day, the glorious Luberon Valley, with its vineyards, orchards, and picture-perfect hill-top villages, is right on your doorstep. Le Moulin de Gordes is the ultimate, tranquil hideaway for hens.
Celebrate in the city with a sumptuous stay at The Soho Hotel, London. With plenty of tailor-made packages perfect for your bridal party, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re looking for something lively, book exclusive use of The Crimson Bar where you can take control of your own tunes and tipples, as well as enjoying the Lucky Voice Karaoke. Small groups can enjoy ‘The Suite Life’ with an exclusive suite experience complete with VIP amenities including a welcome gift, champagne and fresh flowers. The Soho Hotel’s Champagne Sundays in the drawing room are a great way to celebrate and for something a little different, book one of the hotel’s state-of-the-art screening rooms and enjoy one of your favourite flicks with friends.
Seaham Hall’s Serenity Spa is a peaceful retreat by the coast. A serene spot to unwind with someone special. Whether you’re checking in for a bit of me-time with your mum to get that feel-good glow, or you’re in for some pre-wedding pamper time with your bride tribe, Seaham Hall will make you feel worlds away from all your wedmin worries in the run up to the big day. The Pamper & Prosecco spa day is the perfect way to relax and retreat with friends – with full use of the spa facilities, tea, coffee and pastries served on arrival, a 45-minute signature massage, a delicious two-course meal in the Ozone restaurant with a glass of prosecco and a £5 voucher to spend in the spa boutique. What more could you want for a pre-wedding pamper package?
“The warmth of the heart prevents the body from rusting…” says the team of pampering experts at The Potting Shed Spa in West Yorkshire. This rustic retreat offers simple, stripped-back, spa luxury in a fun and friendly environment. Celebrating your hen do in a potting shed means you can have full exclusivity of the salon, complete with award-winning treatments, canapés and champagne cocktails. The Potting Shed is far from the clinical white space you might find in some spas. It’s somewhere you can relax, unwind and have a laugh with your loved ones.
If you’re into unique spa experiences and you’re up for trying something cute and cosy, The Garage Spa is the celebration spot for you. Once an ancient stopping station for travellers making their way from Carlisle to London, the space retains many of its original features, making for a rural, rustic retreat. The Garage Spa has plenty of invigorating thermal experiences for girl groups to enjoy – from the shepherd’s hut sauna and salt relaxation room, to the secret garden and the therapeutic steam room. Make sure you check out the car wash shower experience – a revitalising treatment that will prepare you for the big day.
Rockliffe Hall’s Spa Garden offers a summer soiree like no other. A perfect pampering experience that will make you feel like you’ve checked in at the chicest pool party in Ibiza. Gather your girls for a Spa Garden summer session in the state-of-the-art facilities. Hens can book out this space for a day of relaxation. So whether you’re a lazy lounger, a pool plunger, sauna soaker or you just want to cosy up with a bottle of bubbly, you’ll feel like a VIP here. As night draws in, guests can unwind on the relaxation loungers as the stars twinkle over the infinity pool, sip champagne by the fire pit or chit chat the night away in the bubbling hot tub.
If getting crafty with a camera is your idea of downtime, join one of A Still Life’s creative workshops. Take some time out and clear the mind – ready to learn how to capture those special moments with the help of photographer, Charlotte Eve. A Still Life’s hands-on photography workshop will teach snap-happy hens all the tips and tricks to help capture your special day. Other creative workshops include candle making classes and flower school.