Hen Party Houses in Brighton
Host the perfect hen party weekend away with your friends
Kemp Town Hen House
This luxury hen house is the perfect location a stone’s throw from the beach and all the main nightlife. If you’re after a flexible party pad, with a fantastic kitchen party area, to host food and activities before you hit the town, look no further.
New England House
Want to give your bride-to-be a celebration to remember? Treat her to her very own executive suite at the top of the house. The other guests won’t be disappointed either – with plenty of wet rooms, a chef’s table and hot tub!
New Central House
Period features are met with eclectic design and luxury touches. There’s even a bunk bed big enough for adults. With open-plan living areas and Brighton centre just 60 seconds away, you certainly won’t be bored.
If Barbie went on vacation, we’re pretty sure she would choose this house. With Parisian touches throughout, a large dining area and private patio, this home offers the perfect combination of elegance and comfort.
This glamorous abode has a kitchen and dining area to envy, and you won’t be disappointed by the rest either. The long table is ideal for boozy dinners, and there’s even an iPod docking station to really get the party started.
3 mins walk to the beach and enough room for 16 of your besties, this is the ultimate Brighton party pad. There’s 2 bathrooms, a luxurious finish and a stylish interior. Just a 5 minute taxi to town, this house is a modern gem for hen groups.
New Stable Door
At over 200 years old, this converted stable block has certainly seen a few parties. Sleeping up to 31 guests (yes, that’s right), there’s plenty of space for dinner parties, cocktail evenings and, of course, a boozy al fresco brunch.
The decor in this house wouldn’t look out of place on Big Brother. Think pink walls, neon lights and exposed brickwork. Sitting just 200 yards from the beach, you really will want to stay here forever. There’s a sign in the kitchen that says it…
The house is situated within a stone’s throw of the world-famous Brighton Beach and Pier. The shops, Kemptown and all the facilities and nightlife of the city centre are all on your doorstep, what more could you want?
INTRODUCTION TO BRIGHTON
HOW TO GET TO BRIGHTON
Once here, it’s really easy to get around on foot, by bus or train. Taxis are also relatively cheap – meaning you can spend more money on the good old stuff.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BRIGHTON FOR HEN GROUPS
Brighton Beach is, of course, the most obvious appeal. Thousands of people flock to the award-winning beach each year to lap up the British summer rays but I’m always pleasantly surprised to find that it’s not only an appeal during the summer. Come winter there are still loads of people wrapped up warm taking a family bike ride, an evening stroll with their dog or the bravest even take a dunk in the icy water.
Do bear in mind that it can become a touch heaving in the summer so if you prefer things a bit more on the peaceful side; take a short stroll down toward Hove Beach. There you can take in the well-kept lawns, the dazzling array of multi-coloured beach huts and even stop off at one of the many cafes on offer.
There are actually two areas; the North Laine and The Lanes, both very different and this often causes a hell of a lot of confusion. Deep in the boho-chic North Laine, you’ll find offbeat designers and flea markets, alongside boutiques and vintage jumble shops, like Beyond Retro. Just down the road a bit, The Lanes is it’s upmarket posher sister and showcases slightly smarter shops in narrower, winding passageways.
Both truly cater for everyone and it’s so easy to spend hours wandering through the streets popping in and out of the many appealing attractions.
The Royal Pavilion is definitely a sight for sore eyes. The majestic building is famous with Brighton’s own, as well as the many tourists that visit. However, the winner for me are the gardens that surround it. I’ve spent many an afternoon nestled on the preened grass with a picnic or with a takeaway coffee, listening to the brass bands and enjoying the fine view.
If you fancy a drink and you’re next to the Pavilion, make sure you head along to the Spiegel Tent. Not only does the tent and its gardens have great beer and food, but it’s also got the best vibe of the whole Brighton Festival & Fringe! So if you’re going to Brighton in either May or June, this is a must visit. Although last year the tent was so successful it ran all summer!
Going late into the night, there’s DJs, live music and all the best people you hope to run into on a night out. It’s Brighton’s hub throughout May and June, and it’s always free to get into!
Restaurants & Food
As a foodie, I’ve spent many many years trying out a broad selection of the restaurants that Brighton has to offer. But again, it’s always a delight going back because there’s always a new one (or ten) to try every few months. This metropolis caters for every taste bud, as well as showcasing many quirky food trends.
Whether you’re a fan of the traditional seaside nosh (e.g. fish n chips or a good old battered sausage) or you’re after something a touch more upmarket, Brighton will not disappoint. No matter the time of day, no matter how picky you are or how extreme your diet is, there’s an array of options. Here are just a few of my favourites: The House, The Creperie, Ginger Pig, Riddle & Fins, Food for Friends, Morrocos, Giggling Squid, Casa Don Carlos, Blackbird Tea Rooms and many many more.
BEST HEN GROUP ACTIVITIES IN BRIGHTON
Nude Life drawing for an arty party
BEST FOR SCHOOL GIRL GIGGLES
Why is it that as soon as you see a naked man prancing around, we all turn into a group of giggling girls? Nude Life drawing puts the art into party with a personal and fun activity that will definitely see your bride-to-be blush when she has to pose with the model in the final shot. Looking for a classy hen party idea in London? Check out our London life drawing page!
Hire a bespoke caterer and baker
BEST FOR THE URBAN CHIC AND OLD FASHIONED FLAVOURS
Launched 15 years ago, Brighton Bakes is Jessica’s bespoke catering service, choc full of urban chic and old-fashioned flavours. From relaxed grazing boards to intricate canapés, themed dessert tables, or a vegan, gluten-free dinner party, let her create the culinary delights you imagine. Each of Jessica’s clients receives a personalised menu and quote tailored to their exact requirements.
Hen party wine tasting
BEST FOR THOSE WHO PRETEND THEY’RE SOPHISTICATED
Sure if you wandered into a bar at 10am and ordered a bottle of your fave shiraz you’d get a few funny looks but organise a classy wine tasting session and it’s a completely different story. There’s hundreds of venues up and down the country or if you want to get truly sozzled, why not host your very own wine tasting experience at home?
DIY cheese and wine evening
BEST FOR VARIED GROUPS
Who said you had to go out out for an unforgettable hen party? Grab all your mates, get down Tesco (other supermarkets are available) and fill your trolleys with a range of cheese and wine. A great daytime activity to have a laugh and bring all the girls together while feasting on the good old stuff.
Macaron and Martini making masterclass
BEST FOR ALL THE SENSES
Tease your tastebuds, tantalise your nose and treat your eyes as this hen party experience includes unlimited martinis and macarons! Yes, that’s right. You’ll learn how to make your very own French delights in a variety of colours and flavours. Your creativity will then be put to the test as you take to the bar to shake up signature cocktails as well as creating your very own martini recipe.
Gin Masterclass and a private banquet
BEST FOR PLEASING EVERYONE
Simply hire a function room, enlist the help of a gin expert and get the caterers in. This fun and unique group experience will not only teach you how to make your very own gin cocktails but you’ll also be treated to a three-course dinner. Plus it’s the perfect activity for pretending you’re posh.
Pre-theatre cocktails and a musical
BEST FOR THE WANNABE ACTRESSES
Daytime performances are not only really convenient but there’s also bundles of pre-theatre meal deals just waiting to be snapped up. A great hen party activity for when the weather’s not on your side, simply book in advance or turn up to the box office on the day and see what tickets they’ve got left.
Brighton Central Townhouse & Pop-up Cocktail Bar
BEST FOR THOSE WHO PREFER TO STAY IN
Britain’s best-loved seaside is perfect for a hen party and has everything to suit a range of budgets, styles, ages and tastes. Plus, who needs to go out on a Friday night when you can bring the party inside. Hire a big house, arrange your very own pamper party or Brighton life drawing class, and bring the cocktail bar to your accommodation. Looking to head somewhere else? Check out the top hen party UK destinations here.