Top European Destinations for Hens and Stags

True Romance Weddings blog has certainly been quiet for a while – parenthood, work and a lot of life-changing events led to me having to shelve my writing for a while, so I’m sorry about that! But, I’m back and hoping to be better than ever! To get us up and running, I was lucky enough to speak to the party experts at, one o f the leading providers of hen and stag party ideas in the UK and Ireland! The location is often one of the biggest decisions you’ll make, so we spoke about the top European destinations for hens and stags!

hen party top European destinations for hens and stags

When it comes to planning your hen party it can be tempting to choose the typical locations where you pretty much know what to expect, Magaluf, Benidorm and Marbella come to mind. While that’s all well and good, sometimes it’s better to choose somewhere different and experience something new that will stay with the entire hen party long afterwards. If you’re struggling to find the perfect location for your hen do then here is a guide on the best locations Europe has to offer to give you a helping hand.


top European destinations for hens and stags

The Czech Republic capital has become a consistent hen and stag do location over the past decade and with good reason, it’s got lots to offer. Offering a huge array of activities such as riverboat, segway, beer and tapas tours, it’s the destination of choice for those wanting a slightly more sophisticated hen party. You will get the best of both worlds in Prague though as it’s got the nightlife to match any European city so there will still be the opportunity to let your hair down.


carlingford top European destinations for hens and stags

How about something a little closer to home? Carlingford is a hidden gem close the Northern Irish border. With traditionally beautiful surroundings setting the scene, there is a surprising amount of nightlife and craic to be had in this small town. Handily positioned between Dublin and Belfast it’s a prime location for a home based hen do. Along with a great range of traditional pubs and modern clubs you will have no shortage of options for great food with plenty of restaurants spread around the town.


budapest top European destinations for hens and stags

Like Prague, a trip to Budapest will add a touch of class to your hen party. Based on the idyllic river Danube which runs right through its heart, Budapest has a rich history including castles, palaces and Turkish baths to be explored. The night tour of the city is a particular favourite of visitors to this beautiful city and not to be missed if you get the chance.


barcelona european destination for hen or stag

If you’re after a bit of sun, sea and sand then Barcelona could be the place for you. Barcelona is a great choice for a sun based hen party as it provides all of the necessities with the climate, beaches and pools but it has more to offer than most other sunny destinations. Renown for it’s amazing architecture and unrivalled tapas and cocktail bars, Barcelona offers the perfect blend of sun soaking and cultural city getaway making it ideal for hen dos.


reyjkavik european destination for hen or stag

If you have a larger budget at your disposal and really want to make your hen party a trip to remember then the Icelandic capital Reykjavík will provide you with just that. Famed for it’s hot pools and spas it’s the ideal location for a hen party with a focus on relaxation and pampering. There are sites to be seen as well with glaciers, geysers and waterfalls to be explored. Iceland is a truly unique and magical place and you could even stay in an ice hotel.


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