If you are looking for ideas to celebrate your last night of freedom, you should choose something memorable as it's a great opportunity for you to get your best friends together for a big pre-wedding night out or weekend away!
Hen and stag parties are bigger and more adventurous than ever with many brides and grooms-to-be looking for original ideas prior to a perfect send off before married life begins. These are challenging times, of course, but there’s a plethora of activities to choose from that you may not have thought of such as go karting, quad biking and cocktail making as well as spa days, party boats or a good old-fashioned nightclub.
Here’s some great businesses catering for hen and stag parties based in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from places like Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Banbury and Buckingham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine when contacting a hen and stag party organiser.
At Donnington Grove Hotel, we aim to meet and surpass your expectations every step of the way to ensure your wedding reception is truly memorable. From small and intimate weddings, to big, grand affairs, we have a choice of beautiful suites and function rooms that can be set up to accommodate the wedding of your dreams and meet your budget.
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we adore the products from TeamHen - super-cool and on trend, the chic range is the perfect way to accompany your hen party bridal look! The brand's latest offering, the Luxury Tulle Bow Veil, is no exception. Featuring a beautiful, creamy white sating bow, it's bee paired with a soft white tulle veil measuring 80cm. Conveniently attached to a clip, you can just pop it in and away you go!
Posted: 6 May 2022
There's a host of egg-citing events and activities taking place at Birdland throughout the Easter holidays, perfect for families and mini-mooners. In what is the season of new life, many of the birds will begin a courtship and dozens of eggs are due to be laid over the coming weeks. There have already been eggs with the Indian Scops owl and also nest box interest from the Spectacled owl, which are always the earliest of breeders. There have been early eggs from the Southern Ground Hornbill, Southern Lapwing, Crested Pigeon and Speckled Pigeon. Birdland's head keeper Alistair Keen said: "Easter is always a busy time of the year for us as we wait for the eggs to be laid. It's an exciting time of the year when we find out what our new residents are going to look like."
Posted: 12 April 2022
The wedding sector like many others suffered a huge setback when the Pandemic struck in March 2020 but unlike other industries, events were rescheduled rather than cancelled.
With that in mind, a significant increase in weddings is expected this year as long awaited plans are put into action to trigger the much discussed 'Wedding Boom' and with that comes the rise in belated hen, stag, sten and hag dos - get ready to par-tay like it's 2022!
Posted: 31 March 2022
Prioritising your health before the big day is more important than ever, and if you've just been inspired by dry January, and are now rethinking your hen and stag do plans, then there's ample benefits to a healthier lifestyle especially with your wedding fast-approaching!
From yoga to clubbercise, there's a huge range of healthy hen and stag do activities which cater to all age ranges and capabilities; so here are hen and stag do experts Fizzbox.com and their suggestions
Posted: 3 February 2022
Personalisation brand Printster has obtained exclusive Google trend data to determine the hen and stag do trends of 2022. Unsurprisingly, as with many wedding planning aspects, the events of the past 18 months has led to couples reevaluating what is important to them. The data reveals, new phenomenon's such as the "sten do", and with what feels like never ending lockdowns the 'at home hen/stag do' as seen increased searches, while the search term 'hen do after wedding', being the most googled question of them all with couples looking to change the proceedings of events pre- and post-vows...
Posted: 31 January 2022
A new Swindon-based sustainable tour operator is offering Christmas trips including a two-day break to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire with its spectacular light display colouring the palace and gardens. Toureasy is the UK's first and only carbon-neutral coach tour operator with 15 pick-up points including in Chippenham, Gloucester and Cheltenham and prices starting from £70 per person. The getaways are designed so that customers can do their bit for the environment without paying a premium or needing to sign up for long-term commitments. Holidaymakers will receive a certificate after each trip confirming the carbon offset made on their behalf and reinforcing the positive impact they have made in combatting the global climate crisis.
Posted: 7 December 2021
As this year's Halloween draws closer, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we thought it would be fun to share some spooky hen and stag do ideas from Fizzbox.com! Now that lockdowns are over, the hen and stag do parties are back from the dead just in time for the spooky goings on this Halloween. So get your thinking caps on - witches hats! - and get planning a night of a lifetime as there's 18months of no socialising to make up for!
Posted: 7 October 2021
If you're planning a get together with your best girls or boys, the latest launch by award-winning vegan restaurant brand Stem & Glory is just the ticket. Great for adding an authentic flavour to your pre-wedding celebrations, the business has introduced the 'finish-at-home' vegan pizza. The launch is part of a rapid expansion of its online store serving restaurant-quality meals well beyond its home towns of Cambridgeshire and London to all over the UK. The pizzas have a Stem & Glory healthy twist including a lip-smacking menu of toppings made in-house entirely from vegetables and each one arrives ready for you to bake at home. Founder Louise Palmer-Masterton said, "We created our artisan pizza menu during the first lockdown, intending to launch at our new Cambridge site, but the latest lockdown has allowed us to develop it into a finish-at-home version. It has been so well received we will definitely be keeping it in our online store after we open again."
Posted: 22 June 2021
Whether you're planning a night away for your hen do, or having your best buds getting ready with you on the morning of your wedding, elegant Instagrammable loungewear is essential! What's more, if you feel relaxed comfortable and stylish, this will show in the pictures. Luxury pyjama and loungewear brand Jayde, has a new white collection which will be perfect for the bride, the mothers, and her friends before the wedding, on the big day itself - and why not take the new items on honeymoon too!
Posted: 21 June 2021
Nightflix Drive-in cinema is proud to announce the addition of some of this year's major Hollywood releases to the June and July schedules for its sites across the UK including in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Audiences will be able to enjoy The Quiet Place 2, In The Heights, Cruella, Fast & Furious 9, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (starring Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Ryan Reynolds), and Marvel's latest movie release Black Widow from the comfort and safety of their own cars this summer. These latest releases sit in the Nightflix schedule alongside firm drive-in favourites Grease, The Goonies, The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Joker and A Star Is Born.If tickets are booked before 11 June 2021 using the code SUMMER50, a special 50% discount fee is available on all purchases. All Nightflix sites are following current Covid and social distancing guidelines, and will be offering food and beverage options for audiences.
Posted: 8 June 2021