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How to organanise your Hen Weekend in York

How to organise your Hen Weekend in York

An finely tuned, well organised hen party can be one of the most memorable, exciting & fantastic nights of a bride-to-be’s life.  A good  combination of theme,  location,, activities and hen weekend guests can make the night incredibly fun for everyone the girls involved.  However, if you don’t get those elements right, the weekend might be a disaster!


Here are some simple tips to help you plan an incredible hen weekend and to ensure the night is a great success.  We’ve also included some amazing houses where you can host the hen weekend and help the bride-to-be have the weekend of her life.


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Ask the Hen What She Likes

Before deciding on a hen weekend theme, have a few conversations with the bride-to-be about other Hen weekends she has enjoyed, or themes she likes. While it’s great to include a few surprises for the bride to be, the party must be something you know she will enjoy.


Select a Theme

There are dozens of interesting themes that can make the Hen party a very special and unique event.  Some interesting hen party themes include:


  • “Circus Hen Weekend”
    A theme that uses the style and glamour from the 1920s. Its fun and you can capture some fab photos from the event.
  • “1960s Hen Weekeend”
    Take some inspiration from the summer of love and wear beautiful clothes from the 1960s. Bright floral dresses, flower crowns and platform shoes will look fantastic!
  • Glitz and Glamour – Hen Weekend”
    If the bride-to-be loves dressing up, have a Hollywood-style party where all attendees have their hair and nails done, then wear some designer dresses. Everyone will be looking their best and feeling great!
  • “Afternoon Tea ”
    A theme for the more sophisticated theme for bride to be for her hen weekened in York. Try Betty’s Cafe in York for an amazing afternoon tea in style


Make sure the theme suits the venues that you intend on visiting and it is something that the bride-to-be will love!


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Time it Right

The Hen weekend should be about 4-5 weeks before the date of the wedding.  Give attendees at least a couple of months warning of the Hen weekend, particularly if the event involves traveling or the theme requires a costume.


Plan Hen Weekend Events Around Attendees

Take a look at the guest list and consider the kinds of activities and environments that they will enjoy.  You don’t want to drag the Hen’s grandmother to a nightclub with garage music!  You can also split the group at certain times, so the younger members go to an active event while the older ladies relax and enjoy a few drinks. We have a choice of houses in the York area and these can be chosen to ensure a little space is given where there is a generation gap.


Organise Transport Early hen weekend york

One way to fail in an epic way on a Hen weekend  is by not having transport available to take attendees between venues.  Waiting for a cab or walking long distances can waste a lot of time and be very frustration and (in the wrong heels) quite painfull!.


Choose a Great Accommodation Option

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There are some fantastic accommodation options at big weekend available that can dramatically improve your Hen party.  You could book a glamorous party house like The Garden Room (York) for your “Glitz and Glamour” party or a 1920s country manor for your “Great Gatsby”party like The Old Coach House (York)


Booking a large party house for the Hen weekend allows everyone to party on into the late hours and have complete control over the environment they are in.  The group can then enjoy breakfast together and plan some trips around the local area.  It turns the event from a chaotic single night into a lovely getaway which involves staying in a beautiful home.


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Holiday Homes For Your Hen Party

There are a huge variety of holiday homes for your hen weekend featured on our website. Click on the tab at the left side to view our selection of amazing York Holiday Homes