Friends of the Hen

Many of these external providers are listed here as they are friends of The Crafty Hen. They make great settings or additions to your Crafty Hen workshop.

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Workshop extras

Enhance your workshop experience by organising add-on services to enjoy after or before your workshop. From afternoon tea, to cocktails, to butlers in the buff...


Still planning your accommodation for your weekend away? Check out this list of beautiful places to stay all around the UK where we can deliver your workshop in. 

Party Planners

From wedding planning to party planning, these guys know their stuff and can put together a great package to make it an occasion to remember!


Workshop Extras

Looking to add some afternoon tea to your crafty workshop at home? Or want a butler in the buff to serve you professional cocktails as you stitch? Check our friends below who you can book to come along and add to your crafty hen experience.


The Bartender

Who doesn’t love a cocktail? The Bartender can shake up some seriously delicious professional cocktails just for you with their range of mobile bars, they can come to you nationwide! From mobile bar hire, staffing for events, cocktail experiences to complete event management, they provide everything you could possibly need to make your event a great one.


Create fun dance routines taught to your group for an enjoyable and memorable experience! Combine your crafty workshop with with a dance class and the bride will go free! Make 1920s accessories for your Charleston dance routine. Show off your garters doing the can can. Or twirl your handmade nipple tassels as you learn some top burlesque moves! Covering the London, Cheltenham, Bath, Bristol and South West area.

Mrs Jones Tea & China Hire

Let Mrs Jones create you a bespoke afternoon tea to remember! With a vast collection of bunting, beautiful vintage china and props, we will expertly turn your space into the perfect setting, tailor-made for you. Covering Surrey, London, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and everywhere in-between.

Butlers in the Buff

The original and best party butler service! Charming, attractive men to serve drinks, mix cocktails and play party games. Available nationwide.

The Gatsby Girls

Throw on your glad rags and learn the dance moves of a 1920s Gatsby Girl. Be transported to a world of sophistication glitz and glamour! Covering London & Sussex.

Rose & Olive

Hosting gorgeous vintage tea parties and pop up tearooms - bringing reels of bunting, vintage music plus delicious homemade cakes. Mainly covering Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London.

Social and Cocktail

Offering amazing cocktail packages for hen parties and all sorts of events around Scotland.




Specialises in offering beautiful venues, in the UK and Europe at the higher end of the market. Browse through the regions and find a variety of properties from cottages to hotels, offering a wide range of accommodation and activities to suit everyone


Would you like to celebrate that special occasion with a party for your friends and family but simply don’t have the space to entertain them all at home? Dedicated to offering stylish, large holiday homes across the U.K.

Big Domain

Specialise in high quality large houses, perfect for celebrations across the UK and abroad. There are houses with hot tubs, cinema rooms, and swimming pools plus unique accommodation choices from castles and chateaux’s to forts.

South East England

Beach House mundesley

Large self catering holiday home on the North Norfolk coast. Offering panoramic sea views, opposite Mundesley beach, hot tub & sauna too! Sleeps 14-16 people

Kings Beck BARN

Luxurious, self catering holiday home set in the North Norfolk countryside, offering modern, spacious accommodation for 10 guests. The ideal location for parties with friends, family holidays, special occasions as well as hen weekends.

2 Posh 2 pitch

Small glamping company on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. We provide luxury bell tents for group bookings at Whitehall Farm, Burnham Thorpe. Open May 1st until September 30th.

South West England

Bath Boutique Stays

A leading provider of boutique Georgian accommodation for discerning hen groups. Look out for our unique luxurious spa packages!


Perfect venue for your hen party weekend, family gathering or any other private party. Hire the whole of Hardwick House exclusively for up to 26 with a self-catering package at a surprisingly affordable price. (Reopening 2019)

uPPER Court

 Five stylish, cosy holiday cottages set in 15 acres of mature gardens and grounds. Oozing character and charm they are the perfect place to entertain friends and clients, or celebrate a hen party

Midlands & Peak District

Portland House c.1870

...where your life's worth celebrating!

Situated on the edge of Matlock Bath, Peak District Derbyshire near Chatsworth. Whether there are 10 or 24 of you, enjoy exclusive use and so much more.

Sladen Lodge

Sladen Lodge is a self catering lodge for groups to celebrate, have fun, catch up, work or relax. Sleeps up to 16 people.

Thorganby Hall

Beautiful self-catering accommodation for holidays and short breaks. Offering an assortment of wonderfully renovated barns, cottages and stables which are based in a wooded valley in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

vale House Belvoir

Nestled at the foot of Belvoir Castle, in picturesque Vale of Belvoir & Lincolnshire countryside. An imposing 18th century country home, set in lovely lawned gardens, Vale House has been lovingly restored.

Eaton Manor

Eaton Manor's luxury, self catering hen weekend cottages are the perfect hen weekend venue for any Bride-to-be with her friends and family. Offering a host of luxury, classic cottages sleeping up to 14.

Peak Venues

Stay in the beautiful Peak District National Park in the comfort of some the finest self catering holiday cottages in the UK. Our stunning selection of holiday cottages from big country houses to smaller holiday barns both for large and small groups alike are offered for your exclusive use.

North England

Westwood Lodge

Situated on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire, the historic Westwood Lodge is the ideal choice for a sophisticated weekend for between 6-28 hens. Easy to reach by rail and road, it's very central if your friends are arriving from all over the country. 


Distinctive and stylish collection of self catering holiday cottages in North Yorkshire , Northumberland coastal and countryside, Hadrian's Wall country and Newcastle and Durham areas


Wedding and Party Planners



Go hen

Planning your hen do just got a whole lot easier with, the home of unforgettable hen weekends! ATOL & ABTA bonded, book with confidence.


Funktion Events

Need a helping hand with the hen weekend? Funktion Events are specialists in group activities and weekend accommodation packages across the UK and Europe, especially for the hen party market. We pride ourselves on making the last blowout something extra special for every bride to be! lannin

ORganise a hen

Specialising in putting you directly in touch with local suppliers to enable you to build your own tailored hen do meeting the needs of the whole hen party.

The Perfect Weekend COmpany

Stylish, upmarket and luxurious weekend collections already designed and tailor made for you.

Stag and Hen Do Ideas

If you need to organise the perfect party then visit for the very best hen party ideas, city guides and games - including Mr & Mrs questions.

The Wedding Secret

The Wedding Secret is an innovative free online wedding planner specifically tailored for brides and grooms organising their weddings in the South West. 

Stag and Hen Liverpool

Organising huge stag and hen parties in Liverpool. Along with your weekend activities, we'll organise your accommodation and evening entertainment. Host you crafting activities at our luxury apartments!

stag and hen manchester

Organising stag and hen parties in the city centre for those looking for the whole package. Choose all your stag or hen activities and accommodation, and we’ll make all the arrangements.


Other Services


Eastnor Pottery

Remarkable pottery making hen parties on the idyllic Eastnor Castle Estate in rural Herefordshire. With the Flying Potter mobile service available for groups who can’t visit the pottery in person. 

Gingerbird Bouquets

Getting married and looking for something different? I might just be your girl . . .

Matthew Binks

Professional Wedding Photographer based in Berkshire, covering the South of England, with a photojournalistic style that will capture every beautiful moment of your wedding. 

Craig y Nos Castle

Craig Y Nos Castle Weddings – Weddings, functions and events set in a historic and romantic castle in the Brecon Beacons.