Hen Heaven does Devon. Yep, Exeter is the waterside home to a fantastic little getaway for hens seeking a break from the big city, without missing out on quality nightlife. There's a bustling after-dark scene in Exeter that may surprise some, with some excellent bars and clubs to keep you drinking 'til late.
With a beautiful historic backdrop, we offer some ultra-modern group experiences for you and your hens to sink your teeth into. Try your hand at singing in recording studios, challenge Chanel and design your own perfume or just let rip in various bars and club venues, either way we can design you a hen package to remember.
We think our Perfume Creation experience is the perfect hen event. We provide the venue, welcome glass of fizz, a perfume consultant, or ‘nose’, plus all the heady essential oils, lotions and potions – and you and the girls get to create your very own bespoke fragrance. What better way to make a sexy, lasting impression than by leaving all the Chloés, Miss Diors and Chanels in the shade? At the end of the two-hour session, regular hens will take home a 5ml vial of their creation in a pretty organza bag, and the bride-to-be gets a chic 20ml diamante atomizer. You never know, she may even leave with her spritz of choice for the Big Day! You’ll also be indicted into the Perfume Club and receive an E certificate, and whoever comes up with the best name for their concoction will win a ‘pen’ atomizer. We think that should hit all the top, middle and base notes….
Get the girls together to enjoy the Dirty Dancing Experience on your Exeter hen do, and we certainly don’t mean watching it in front of the TV! Learn all the moves and grooves that Baby learnt in the film in a two-hour session that’ll leave you fully equipped to pull out some fabulous moves on the dancefloor at the wedding. All the girls will enjoy a variety of dance styles like the cha cha and salsa and even learn how to lift the hen in the air as if she were really Baby! Come wearing floaty dresses for extra twirling, but make sure you wear flats to stay steady on your feet. You'll have the time of your lives!
This hands-on cocktail-making session is a must on your Exeter hen party. It’s perfect for fun-loving hens who want to get involved in what goes on behind the bar as well as in front of it! It’s set in the hidden gem of a cocktail bar upstairs at John Gandy’s, where the expert mixologists will share some of their secrets and show you how to shake, stir and pour like professionals. Weekends will never be the same again! Of course, you get to try the results, which should help you on your way to a hen do to remember!
This is a fig-leaf free zone! The super-hot models that we use for out sexy life-drawing classes are 100% in the buff. So if you’re looking for some real hen fun, this is for you. It’s a great way to do the hot-hunk-at-the-hen thing while keeping it on the smart side – and without freaking out the more timid among you… Over the hour-long class your professional tutor will show you how to sketch a hunky male model and help you to create your own masterpiece – which you can take home. The models are all very experienced, and will definitely give you plenty of inspiration… So whether you want to boost your artistic know-how or simply gaze at a gorgeous man, it’s time to brush up your ogling skills!
When you’re trying to please a tough crowd on your hen weekend in Exeter, look no further than John Gandy’s for a top-notch party bar. This Exeter institution is the perfect pre-club destination, incorporating great music, a vast drinks selection and numerous rooms to cater for even the most discerning of hens. The hidden cocktail bar upstairs is a real gem, tucked away and playing host to professional mixologists at the weekend. This place has a friendly, party-oriented vibe and is the perfect place to start your big night out. Popular with students and professionals alike, we recommend booking with us in advance for a hassle-free start to the night. Right in the city centre, getting here and getting away to the clubs is as easy as can be.
Secure entry into one of Exeter’s biggest and most exciting nightclubs for your hen party. Located in the heart of the city on Summerland Street, this glitzy recently revamped venue will have plenty to keep you and the girls entertained. No matter how big your group, this vast space boasts a big dance floor and three bars, so there’ll be loads of party monsters to hang out with. Dress to impress and hit one of the main club arenas, where a crowd-pleasing mix of chart, dance, indie and electronica will keep all the girls on the dance-floor until the early hours. A chic bar area means you can have a gossip and chill with a cocktail while you catch your breath. We’ll organise your entry for the Friday night so you can get the weekend off to a roaring start.
What better way to kick off the hen celebrations than with a good catch up over a delicious meal? And a two-course meal with a welcome drink at Bella Italia is sure to please all your girls. There’s a glass of house wine or bottle of beer to toast the bride-to-be. Then pick your courses from a wide selection of classics and dishes with an Italian twist. Expect starters such as bruschetta and Italian chicken wings, mains such as pizza, calzone, risotto, rump steak and seabass and indulgent desserts such as tiramisu, pannacotta with Morello cherry sauce or Godfather, a chocolate brownie sundae. After your Italian feast you’ll be set to hit the town and party all night long.
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Amp up your big night out in Exeter by warming up in John Gandy’s – an Exeter institution that bridges the gap between bar and club in perfect taste. This party bar puts a big emphasis on the buzzing atmosphere, with friendly staff and a relaxed vibe to ensure all your hens will be happy. Excellent music, numerous rooms and a vast drinks selection means this place is really popular with the hip crowd. Head upstairs for mojitos in the hidden cocktail bar where professional mixologists shake up a storm for Exeter’s party people, or chill out in the snug and catch up with the girls before heading out to the club. You’re a stone's throw from myriad later-night options, and just down from the station, so getting there and away is fabulously easy.
If you’re taking the girls to Exeter for the weekend, make sure your night time antics are booked well in advance. Saturday is probably going to be the big one, so let us recommend Club Rococo in the centre of town. Expect a proper club experience with vibrant crowds and a vast dance floor. Multiple bars sell a good selection of spirits and shooters, so you’ll have no worries when you want to crank up the vibe. DJs play a crowd-pleasing mix of mainstream dance and chart most nights, so there should be something to get everyone up on their feet. Add this one to your package and we’ll organise your entry and payment in advance, so you and the girls can saunter straight in.
On your hen do celebrate your bride-to-be and enjoy a taste of real French food in a Parisian bistro-style setting, with a delicious two-course meal at Café Rouge. Fans of Bridget Jones’ Diary may be familiar with her fave place to hang out with her friends. But if you’re new to Rouge you can expect tasty dishes such as French Onion Soup to start, Demi Poulet (half chicken) for main and indulgent crème brulee to finish. Included in your meal you’ll also get a glass of wine, beer or something soft for the essential toast to get things underway. So relax, enjoy catching up with your mates and feasting French-style. Bon appetit!
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Down by the water Exeter provides a perfect location for a hen getaway. And at the Café Rouge you’ll be enjoying the perfect bistro experience. Set in a traditional French classic style you’ll be dining on three courses of freshly prepared seasonal dishes. From the first forkful of your starter to the last of your dessert this is a meal that will last in the memory – even if it doesn’t on the plate!
Your delicious meal is accompanied by a complimentary drink. Whether you opt for a vibrant wine or refreshing beer it’ll pair with your meal to perfection. Get the flavour of France on your Exeter hen do and enjoy a fantastic dining experience.
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Exeter has a wide selection of nightlife that makes it well suited for you and your hens. There are traditional pubs for drinking in, in the day but there are also various clubs for you to party at ‘til the early hours. Try Club Rococo or Timepiece!
Tommy Cooper and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, making the city ultra cool as well as extremely picturesque!
Exeter has nurtured the likes of Coldplay’s Chris Martin who oozes quirky cool and Exeter is no different. There are loads of things to do if you want to be active and walk around the picturesque villages or venture further out and rent bikes to cycle over the Devonshire hills.
You couldn’t retreat to Devon without indulging in an afternoon or cream tea and there are plenty in and around the heart of Exeter for you to choose from. This is the perfect afternoon to cure your morning hangover, or if you’re looking for a quiet weekend, then it's quaint, quirky and suitable for all ages to jump in on and enjoy!
If you’re interested in exploring the city a little more, keep an eye out for the Redcoat guides that offer free tours of the quaint towns and city. Failing that, take part in some of the activities that we offer, available on our website.
You might not know it, but travel all the way back in time to 50 AD (that is one heck of a long time ago) and Exeter was playing a major part in the Roman invasion of Great Britain and a reminder of these times can still be seen in some of the Roman walls. Fast forward past the rebellion against William the Conqueror and Exeter is now part of the pull that brings you guys to Devon as the culture, countryside and nightlife fail to disappoint.
It’s a doddle to get around the city on foot, however if you’re travelling a long way, a day pass on the bus is available. Taxis are available to pre-order if you’re travelling in the early hours. As previously mentioned, hiring bikes is also a quirky way to get around town in the day, particularly if you want to take in the fresh air and soak the sights.
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