How to Host a High-End Hen Party
Planning your Hen Party takes a lot of thought and consideration. When it comes to hosting events, our reputation precedes us; we’re arguably the best private party venue in Cheltenham. Allow us to share some of our favourite off the beaten track, luxury experiences in the Cotswolds that you can enjoy in the lead-up to your big day.
Gastro Tours & Distillery Experiences
The Cotswolds is renowned for local and fresh ingredients – so it goes without saying that Cheltenham must be the food capital. If the hens and bride are partial to some gastronomical delights, then why not celebrate your Hen Party with a foodie tour? You can always finish off the weekend with afternoon tea in our restaurant, or by sampling our very own gin. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! You can find out more about foodie tours here – the 3-hour Regency tour is particularly popular as it introduces parties to a famous bakery, fabulous cocktails, delightful cheeses and many more tasty treats.
Should you prefer to see the inner workings of a distillery, you can take advantage of a rare opportunity to learn from both distillery and spirit experts alike at the Cotswolds Distillery Tour. Enjoy a tasting session and walk-through of all that goes into crafting your favourite bottle, in a real working setting. It’s a great way to appreciate all that hard work that goes into your favourite tipple.
Ellenborough Park Getaway
If you aren’t tempted by excitement or celebratory drinks, then a spa day or break is the perfect way to celebrate with your girl friends before your wedding. Not only will you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, you will be able to take time out mentally and physically before the big day in absolute decadence. Choose from a wide range of treatments, while away a few hours in our unrivalled facilities and should you feel peckish, you can enjoy lunch in the Horse Box.
Do enquire about bespoke Hen packages – we believe they’re the perfect way to bring the bridal party together for some much-needed bonding, relaxing and planning. Should you want to venture further from the spa, we are also able to offer private dinners with expert wine pairings, fun cocktail making masterclasses and decadent afternoon teas.
Shooting & Polo
If you are looking for an activity that brings everyone together, encourages competition and takes people out of their comfort zones, your bridal party will want to consider clay pigeon shooting. This is a fantastic way to truly immerse yourselves in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside – and it’s a great way to tease the Stags when showing off your score and all that you have learned. Should you not want to spend time together loading guns, you can instead opt to learn all there is to know about Polo. A beloved countryside tradition, a session or two with your closest friends is a great bonding activity that evokes the tradition and heritage of the countryside.
If you’re already planning your Hen Party, then it is safe to assume that you are well and truly nearing your special day. We host several wedding fayres throughout the year and they are one of the most anticipated events in Cheltenham for couples, planners and suppliers alike.
We are delighted to confirm that Donna Beaver will be providing flowers and decorations, Louise Rowles will be sharing stationary and Adam Drake will be on-hand to discuss photography. There will be many more suppliers attending, and Laura Leigh will provide goody bags for couples to take away – we look forward to meeting you on the 24th March.
Host your Hen celebrations at the finest private party venue in Cheltenham – contact us for more information today.
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