Oddfellows - This ultra trendy bar and restaurant is a must for any glamorous girls’ night out. Grab a cocktail and head to The Secret Garden, a top night out to be had by all.
Kuckoo Rocks - If you want to enjoy some of the decadent glamour that Chester nights out are famous for then Kuckoo takes some beating. Great sounds, superb cocktails and the bar staff aren’t bad on the eye either.
The Church - One of our favourite Chester nightspots and something completely different. Great food, live music and a superb atmosphere. The perfect spot to start a great night out.
Chez Jules - This is fine French cuisine with a touch of class. If you get in early there are fantastic deals to break bread and toast the nearly-wed on route to a fantastic night out.
moules a go-go - Whether you’re just looking for a light lunch or want somewhere with a real sense of fun and style then you’ll find wonderful staff and en extensive menu that offers a little something for everyone.
Sights & Sounds
Chester hen weekends have a wealth of options to choose from, from the fantastic shops, world renowned zoo, roman amphitheatre to the Blue Planet Aquarium. If you’re looking for some fresh air, the morning after the night before then Grosvenor Park is a nice clean area to take a stroll and rest your hangovers. Alternatively head along to Ness Gardens which is a truly spectacular spot to stretch your legs and get some great photos.
Fans of live music should definitely make a pilgrimage to Telford’s Warehouse. Not only do they have a canny knack of finding the best up and coming artists but with a rather fine food, extensive drinks menu, beer garden overlooking the river and great atmosphere this has to be one of the city’s best venues.
In the Diary
April - Chester Food Drink & LIfestyle. This really is a festival with fine taste. Muddy fields and rock goods are all well and good but this foodie heaven features the UK’s best chefs and over 150 exhibitors.
June - Dragon Boat Festival. It’s like the Boat Race with attitude. Fit blokes and hardy lasses take to the water in a series of great races and fun along the River Dee.
June - Chester Rocks. Chester’s biggest party takes place at Chester Racecourse each year and features the biggest and best UK live acts.
October - Chester Literary Festival. Ardent bookworms will love what is one of the best literary festivals on the UK calendar with a host of celebrated authors due to put in an appearance.
Top of the Shops
Lily Vintage - Fantastic vintage and retro clothes from this quirky and fun independent store. We’re big fans of Lily and think you will be too.
Altered Chic - A superb gift, design shop where you’ll find all manor of great gifts and ideas for the bride-to-be’s big day.
The Grosvenor Centre - If you do find a need to go fantastic with the plastic then you can give your credit card a workout at the Grosvenor where you’ll find the big high street chains.
Girls About Town - Getting around Chester...
Chester has superb rail links getting into the city. The most effective way of getting about is by trusty bus. You can buy Zone travel cards and day passes giving you unlimited travel over a set period.
However for nights out the city centre is neatly compact enough for Chester hen parties to navigate by foot.
There is no end to the Chester hen party shenanigans available, from a spooky Psychic Experience to elegant vintage Afternoon Tea, a sizzling Burlesque Dance Class to shaking it up with Cocktail Mixing the world really is your lobster. Thrill seeking hens will particularly love the Trampoline Cave Adventure or you can just relax with a Pampering Day.
Chester is without doubt one of the UK’s top locations for fantastic nightlife and Chester hen weekends really are spoilt for choice. However it can get busy so to ensure you’re not left standing in line we can arrange pre-paid, Guest List Nightclub Entry at the city’s hottest venues.
If you’re thinking of a quick bite and raising a glass or two to the nearly-wed and want to avoid all that “Who had what?” scrutinising of the bill you can have everything prepared in advance with pre-paid Restaurant Reservations.
Or you can take to the water on a fantastic River Party Cruise, with a great sound system, bar, DJ and dancefloor as you head along the River Dee.
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Amy O' Connor -
Chester hen party,
It's time for a hen party in Chester!
Ladies, it’s time to indulge! And if you’re looking to whisk the fab bride-to-be for a classy weekend in breath-taking surroundings, then a hen weekend in Chester could be just what the doctor ordered! With a lively vibe, fun-packed days and buzzing nightlife, the picturesque city is the perfect location for an unforgettable pre-nuptial bash with the girls. So get ready to don your fluffy robes, shop till you drop and raise a glass of something bubbly in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Why celebrate with a Chester hen party?
Did we mention that Mr skimpy blue shorts Bond himself was born here? Or that there’s over a quarter million square feet of designer heaven to explore in the classy Cheshire Oaks alone? In fact, with bundles of culture and charm winding through the narrow cobbled lanes and a fabulous cocktail of bars and restaurants ready to welcome you into the vibrant city evenings, we’re struggling to think of a single box a hen weekend in Chester doesn’t tick!
And with sensational Chester hen party packages from as little as £119pp and luxurious accommodation a short stroll from town, GoHen have all the ingredients needed to get your party started in fantastically stylish fashion!
What can a Chester hen do?
As little or as much as you like - the historic town offers up an incredible range of options for your Chester hen party and with over 40 fantastic GoHen activities to fill your Chester days and nights you’ll be truly spoilt for choice! With its picturesque exterior and rich cultural heritage, even a simple stroll through the great walled city will leave you feeling just a little spoilt. Take in a few sights and marvel at the cathedral and striking black and white architecture the stunning city is famous for. Get your gladrags on and sip champagne among the rich and famous with a day at the Races, or lie back and relax for some premium pampering in a top spa.
If you want to clear the cobwebs in the great outdoors then some white-water rafting or paintball in the muddy Cheshire countryside are guaranteed to get the heart racing! And if the day calls for a healthy fit of the giggles, a life drawing session promises a spectacle you won’t forget in a hurry!
Retail in The Rows...
Chester is without doubt one of the best shopping areas in the country and a favourite haunt for the rich and famous to splash the cash. They might not have had WAGS or Hollyoaks back in the Middle Ages when cheese and cloth fairs were all the rage but boy did they know how to build a shop! Nowhere else in the world has anything close to the stunning 700 year old Rows of Bridge Street, which take retail therapy to a whole new level with a host of unique stores in the double-decker galleries. For a more modern shopping experience grab the girls and head to the Grosvenor Centre and Eastgate Street for the big fashion brands we all know and love, or explore the hidden gems of Godstall Lane for a selection of quirky and eclectic gifts. Watergate, Northgate and St Michael’s Row contain a fantastic array of independent retailers and chic designer boutiques and Chester Market is a great place to visit for local food and crafts.
Where Chester parties after dark...
Don’t let Chester’s quaint appearance fool you, when the sun sets on the winding lanes your Chester hen party will have the pick of a vibrant city with a sparkling, friendly nightlife! From Olde Worlde taverns in town to swanky eateries by the river and the glitz and glamour of Northgate Street, there’s a venue to suit every taste. How about partying like the A-list with a limo ride between venues and VIP entry to the hottest parties in town? Or get your evening off to a fab start with some side-splitting laughs at a great comedy club? And for some fun and frolics with an old-school flair, hop aboard a river cruise where you can tuck into some fab food, strut your stuff on the disco dance floor and maybe find your glass of fizz delivered by one of the on-board hunky butlers!
When's the best time for a Chester hen party?
With its rich history and culture, incredible shopping, lively atmosphere and simply stunning surroundings, a hen weekend in Chester promises to be a pretty unforgettable occasion any time of the year. And with a range of great events filling the city’s calendar, from April’s Giant Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival to the May Festival of Racing, the Midsummer Watch Parade and the irresistible Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, where you can picnic under the stars with a glass of Prosecco and take in some great entertainment, whenever you decide to visit this stunning city you can be sure something exciting is going on somewhere!
So what are you waiting for?!
Between its striking backdrop and lively nightlife, Chester richly deserves its status as one of the top cities to visit in England. And with over 11 years’ experience sending hens to Europe’s top locations, we’re confident we can help you get the most out of a fabulous Chester hen do. So why not give our friendly team a call or send us a brief today?