Alternative Hen Party Ideas – Five Fabulous Locations With A Twist 

For each and every bride, the hen party is a right of passage. An occasion where your nearest and dearest friends wave off your single days before you embrace a new life of marriage and merriment. For some, sashes and silly games are ideal, but for others something sophisticated and sentimental is key. No one bride is the same and that’s why we have compiled a list of five fabulous locations that bring an alternative option for the hen party. From seaside to countryside and city, with special additions for that unique sparkle, we promise that this will be an occasion to remember. 

Bournemouth Town House – Dorset

Highly regarded for its golden beaches, rolling hills and World Heritage Status by UNESCO, Dorset is a delightful location for a hen party. With much to offer to suit all needs you can dabble in watersports with a surf lesson, rent out your own private beach hut, try out yoga or even produce your own perfume. Bournemouth is a bride’s haven because it has so much to offer in such a tranquil location. Bournemouth Town House is just a stroll away from the beach and can sleep up to 19 guests. Dog friendly and decorated with stylish interiors, there is a fireplace for those cosy nights in and parking is included.


Castleton House – Glamis, Scotland

Why go to the party when we can bring the party to you. This one-stop-property for your hen do with a difference takes away the stress of extra activities because it’s all under one roof which hosts 20 guests. Think hot tubs, snooker table, BBQ hut, champagne room and Temple Spa toiletries for that touch of decadence – you won’t want to leave. It has plenty of history for you to discover as well as it was once home to HM Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. So if it’s good enough for royalty then it’s good enough for us. 

Clifton House – York 

Be inspired by local art and luxury in Clifton House for your special hen party. This Georgian Town House was one of the first Gentleman’s residences in York and is surrounded by a plethora of activities nearby from horse racing to woodland affairs, and everything the city has to offer to suit the bridal party. Just a ten minute walk away from the centre, experience the best of both to suit every taste. The artwork adorning the 12 bed house is produced by local artists, and there is an option to take on life drawing classes to unleash your creative side. 

Reddish Manor – Berkshire

One British tradition year after year is the Henley Royal Regatta. For an alternative take on the typical hen party, it’s time to don your favourite fascinator and head to the Thames for a weekend of champagne and celebration – whilst taking in the beautiful scenery and sportsmanship. Reddish Manor dates back to the 1500s and is a stone’s-throw away from the famous rowing site. With a total of nine bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of garden space, it truly is a treat for the eyes and a grand place to hang your hat after the Regatta. Where you can then relish in the company of the bride and continue the party in the comfort of your home away from home. 


Fairfield House – Stanhope, County Durham 

For the adventurous hen party who love the great outdoors then look no further than Fairfield House. Stunningly stylish, complete with a hot tub, tennis courts and games room, this property sleeps 20 guests and brings together the perfect combination of relaxation and play. Take advantage of the nearby C2C cycling route, whitewater rafting, fishing and quad biking options, or relish in the history of nearby Auckland Castle and High Force waterfall. 

For the bride who likes to embrace city life or country living House Parties has the perfect location for you. Select from our luxury properties across the UK and let us plan the perfect party for you with those special added extras to deliver an alternative hen do with a difference. To find out more visit


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