Looking for the Best Hen Party Destinations UK & Europe?
With over 65+ places to choose from, it can be a daunting task picking the right one for your budding bride.
To get you started on the right foot for your hen party 2021, here’s a quick run down of some of the best places for hen dos:
Where are the Top UK Hen Weekend Destinations?
The UK offer so much choice, from fantastic party cities, awesome bars and nightlife, great hotels and plenty of hen do activities to guarantee a barrel of laughs and memories. We are blessed to have so many hen do ideas in the UK.
With so many places to go for a hen do we have put a list of the top 10 destinations to make your life a little easier.
Top 10 UK Hen Do Locations
Known as the party capital, it 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 party.
Famous for being a city to party, if you’re heading north, its a no brainer. Pretty landscapes and endless bars, anyone?
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.
This is our (Funktion Events) hometown. This quaint little city definitely packs a punch in the way of sophisticated day activities & nightlife.
This classic hen do location has an impressive amount of activities & experiences. If you’re after a jam-packed weekend, Manchester is your best bet.
Being the second largest city in the UK means tons of things to do, not to mention booming nightlife whatever the time of year.
Shopping, restaurants & nightlife are the theme of this city and coincidently, a lot of hen groups!
Gaining popularity quickly, a Northern Ireland hen party is done the best in Belfast. Plus, the nightlife is sure to take you by surprise!
Who needs to go abroad when you’ve got this city by the sea! Sipping cocktails at the harbourside & trying something new is just a short train journey away.
The Scottish capital is mighty impressive both day and night, serving up some unique experiences to suit all types of budding brides.
Should I Book a Hen Party Abroad?
Hen celebrations 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.
Since 2007, Funktion Events has built up some great travel partners both in the UK and across Europe to offer you 25+ hen do abroad locations.
Where are the Best Places for a Hen Do Abroad?
There are so many amazing hen party ideas to choose from but below are our top 5.
With its is cosmopolitan city feel, Spanish sun and a sandy beach. Full of attractions to spend your euro's on, Barcelona has to be an option for a hen party abroad.
A great option for a European hen do, this amazing city is filled with things to do, boasting high quality and low prices.
Sun, sand and champagne is the order in this spanish resort. With private villas and 100's of activities like boat parties and beach clubs in Puerto Banus.
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.
Different from the rest, swap sunny hen weekends in Spain for a gritty & memorable weekend in the capital of the Netherlands.
But what makes a hen party abroad so popular?
Usually you will be guaranteed far better weather then what we have in the UK which means pool parties, sun bathing and more choice of hen do activities.
But not all of the destinations abroad have to be sunbathing holidays. Some classy hen do destinations abroad are city breaks with tourist sites to visit and fine restaurants & bars to sample.
City breaks also make for a great hen weekend. Choosing a ready made hen do package abroad can be extremely beneficial if you want to save some money whilst enjoying the warm European sunshine!
Want to Stay Home instead of Going Away?
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.
Read this extensive guide to fabulous hen party ideas at home
How to Narrow Down the Hen Do Destinations?
Selecting hen party locations is usually top of the priority list. There’s a lot of factors that go into this one little decision that you need to think about. But don’t fret!
Here’s a quick run-down of the things you need to consider:
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 party she’d like.
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. It is a location in the UK or a overseas, that's a decision you have to make.
A get together would be nothing without your bride to be's loved ones, so make sure the hen destination is easy to reach for all.
If you are wanting a further away trip, make sure you book a package so that it is easier to accommodate everyone.
Don’t Forget the Budget
You might be gazing lovingly at that hotel hen package in Barcelona, but if it doesn’t fit everyone’s budget then it’s time to let the dream go!
Each location offers 100's of unique hen do activities. These are only found in this location, such as punting in Cambridge and afternoon tea in York. Also the hen party theme you decide may be influenced by the location.
Remember Accommodation Packages
Don't get overwhelmed with hen do planning, remember there’s always ready made packages in every city to help you out. These come with tried and tested accommodation and activities pre-selected.