The stag and hen parties before a wedding are more than a celebration of the impending marriage. They are rites of passage, the last chance to indulge in your single status with close friends. They form a celebratory farewell to single life by strengthening the bond with those closest to you and provide a welcome relief from the stresses and nerves leading up to the wedding. They are also fun!
Stag and hen parties have been integral to wedding celebrations for thousands of years and the idea remains the same, to cram as much fun into as short a time as possible. Traditionally occurring on the eve of the wedding, the stag and hen night has evolved into a major event, often taking the form of a stag or hen weekend, taking place the week before the wedding, to allow for adequate recovery time!
Many European cities host popular stag events and weekends and ISM1 hen and stag parties and weekends compete with the best. With excellent road, rail, and airport transport links, Durham is easy to get to and is a thriving and bustling city that has all the amenities and services to make your stay here welcoming and enjoyable.
Durham has a cosmopolitan feel about it with many styles of bar, restaurant, hotel, and club that cater for stag and hen parties. The traditional pub crawl is made easier with the close proximity of city centre pubs, but in recent times many people like to add other aspects to the celebrations such as sporting events or typical stag and hen entertainment.
Many clubs and hotels run stag and hen parties and full weekends of planned activities. Paintball, karting, and off road adventures are all popular ways to spend quality time with friends at Durham hen and stag parties.
A recent addition to Durham nightlife, Burlesque entertainment, is making a fashionable comeback for hen nights, where the hen party can indulge in some fun participation.
Presented here are a selection of Durham hen and stag party ideas and services. Have fun but remember to stop in time for the wedding!