How to organise a Hen party – top tips

Organising a Hen Party – It’s a challenge isn’t it?!

So, you story so far…

  • Your BF has got engaged – hurray!
  • You have been asked to be in charge of the Hen Party – huh?
  • You agree ‘cos you don’t want to seem ungrateful for the responsibility – “Mmmm – should be OK”
  • Panic!!! What do you do now??!!

That’s where I come in! I am not a hen party organiser – I am an accommodation provider – BUT I know what problems you can hit – and I also have a vivid imagination for creating unusual things.


At Chichester Self Catering and Hen Party Haven we are able to provide a wide range of activities and services which the Hen Party group may be interested. This includes various dancing styles – have a lesson; a chocolate tempering workshop, cocktail or wine or champagne tasting; a cocktail making workshop; pottery painting and a whole lot more.


The No. 1 top tip to start with is to know the BUDGET for the ladies.

If you are going out for a meal – are you looking at £20 a head or £80, or more? Does this include drinks? Does this include the taxi to get there and back?


If you are having a weekend break here – then the food and drink and entertainment needs to be planned for PLUS allow for the accommodation costs too! It seems obvious but it can be a big stumbling block for those who think that it will be £100 all-in! Sorry, but it won’t! On the plus side – if you plan it far enough in advance, everyone has enough time to save the extra money – £5-10 a week may be all that it takes.  🙂

Everyone has different ideas about what they want but its always a good idea to:-

Top Tip No. 2 – ASK the Bride what she would like to do, who to have there, when it will take place and where she may like to go e.g. the area of the country or if she has a particular desire to be fulfilled! Then, work around that… If she is an outdoor girl – then clay pigeon shooting, treasure hunt or a beach walk may be perfect. If she is a townie – nightclubbing may be more her scene.


I hope this helps the novice organiser. If you contact me, Gayle Palmer, directly at I can also send you some more information to help make your job easier! You can also ask about availability, guest options, things to do, access and more!

© Gayle Palmer. Chichester Self Catering and Hen Party Haven 2016 All Rights Reserved.

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