The Best Hen Party Destinations
With over 65+ places to go for a hen do it can be a daunting task picking the right one for your budding bride.
To get you started on the right foot, here’s a quick run down of some of the best places for hen dos:
Best UK Hen Weekends
Hen parties in the UK offer so much choice, from fantastic party cities, awesome bars and nightlife, great hotels and plenty of activities to guarantee a barrel of laughs and memories.
Choosing the right UK hen weekend destination to suit your group of ladies can be complicated. With so many places to go for a hen do we have put a list of the top destinations to make your life a little easier.
10 Best Hen Do Destinations UK
Liverpool - Known as the party capital, Liverpool has a lot to offer both in the day and after dark. Compact and easy to navigate, it’s a laid-back place to enjoy a hen weekend.
Leeds - Shopping, restaurants & nightlife are the theme of Leeds and coincidently, a lot of hen parties! If you’re after a classic hen do, look no further.
Chester - Funktion Events hometown, this quaint little city definitely packs a punch in the way of alternative hen party ideas & sophisticated nightlife.
Manchester - this classic hen do location has an impressive amount of activities & experiences. If you’re after a jam-packed hen weekend, Manchester is your best bet.
Belfast - Gaining popularity quickly, a Northern Ireland hen party is done the best in Belfast. Plus, the nightlife is sure to take you by surprise!
Birmingham - Being the second largest city in the UK means tons of hen party activities, not to mention booming nightlife whatever the time of year.
Newcastle - Famous for being a city to party, if you’re heading north Newcastle is a no brainer. Pretty landscapes and endless bars, anyone?
Brighton - The city by the sea has recently see a lot of development in the way of bars & clubs. Combine that with shopping in The Lanes & ice cream on the pier and you’ve got a winner.
Bristol - Who needs to go abroad when you’ve got Bristol! Sipping cocktails at the harbourside & trying something new is just a short train journey away.
Edinburgh - The Scottish capital is mighty impressive both day and night, serving up classic & alternative hen do ideas to suit all types of budding brides.
Hen Party Abroad
Hen parties have transformed over the years since the introduction of budget airlines and easy travel between Europe’s many countries and cities. Hen weekends abroad now account for almost 40% of all travelled to hen party destinations.
Over the last 12 years Funktion Events has built up some great travel partners both in the UK and across Europe to offer you 25+ hen do abroad locations.
Check out our list of the top 5 european cities to consider when thinking of a hen party in Europe.
5 Top Hen Weekends Abroad
Barcelona - The cosmopolitan capital is the perfect place to enjoy some Spanish sun with all the hustle, bustle and activities of a built-up city.
Budapest - A great alternative for a hen do abroad, this classy city is filled with things to do on a hen party boasting high quality and low prices.
Marbella - Upscale for the hen weekend with a last blowout in the famous Marbella, known for it’s celebrity-studded parties and stunning beaches.
Albufeira - Portugal has proved popular over the last few years, and Albufeira has the perfect combo of beaches, nightlife and activities all under a super relaxed vibe.
Amsterdam - Different from the rest, swap sunny hen weekends in Spain for a gritty & memorable weekend in the capital of the Netherlands.
How About Hen Party Ideas AT Home?
To add a bit more choice into the mix, there’s also the option of having mobile hen party activities that can literally take place at your house! If you’re renting some hen do houses for the weekend or have hired an Airbnb we can bring the fun to you.
Mobile hen party experiences have grown in popularity and dropped in price, meaning you can afford hen party cottages as well as a memorable activity without breaking the bank!
You don’t even have to kick off your slippers and put a bra on if you don’t fancy, we can bring 35+ mobile hen activities to self catering lodge, apartment or home.
Narrowing Down the Hen Do Destinations
Selecting hen party locations is usually the top of the priority list, and there’s a lot of factors that go into this one little decision that you need to think about. Don’t fret! Here’s a quick run-down of the things you need to consider:
Your Bride – Obviously, this whole celebration is for your lovely budding bride, and you should firstly think about all the places she loves to be, or at least what kind of hen party she’d adore.
Home or Away? – Relating to the points above, it might be easier to split your picks into home or away when you’re making this monumental decision.
Easy Travel – A hen do would be nothing without your hen’s loved ones, so make sure the hen destinations are easy to reach for all.
Don’t Forget the Budget – You might be gazing lovingly at that hotel package in Barcelona, but if it doesn’t fit everyone’s budget then it’s time to let the dream go!
Remember Packages – When in doubt about the stress of planning/budgets, remember there’s always hen party packages to help you out. These come with tried and tested accommodation and activities pre-organised.