The most popular stag and hen do destinations revealed!


We are excited to reveal the most popular locations in the UK for hen and stag parties, along with the top ten European destinations bride and grooms-to-be are jetting off to this year!


We analysed our booking and traffic data throughout 2019 to discover the most popular destinations Brits head to on their hen and stag celebrations, along with the average prices couples are spending when it comes to their prenuptial parties. 


Our research found that women spend an average of £93 per night on accommodation for their hen parties, compared to men who on average spend £83 - exactly £10 less per night. We also found that men are twice as likely to celebrate abroad than their significant other, with more than 70% of overseas party bookings made for stag dos. 


Prices are in order, plus the average price per night:


The top ten stag party locations in the UK


City Cost Per Night
Bristol £73
Edinburgh  £95 
Cardiff  £88 
Bournemouth £66 
Newcastle £74 
Manchester  £91 
London £123 
York  £77 
Liverpool £87 
Birmingham £62 



The top ten hen party locations in the UK


City  Cost per night
Liverpool  £87 
Brighton £110 
Bath £104
London £123 
Manchester £91 
Edinburgh £95 
Bristol £73 
Cardiff  £88
Bournemouth £66 
Belfast £97 



The top ten European destinations for prenuptial parties


City  Cost per night 
Krakow £43
Prague £48 
Budapest £56 
Dublin  £137 
Amsterdam £106 
Barcelona £91 
Hamburg £60 
Marbella £71 
Bratislava £75
Riga £59 


See the 11 best party houses in the UK > 



Matt Fox, CEO of Big Cottages, said,


“Over the years hen and stag dos have grown in popularity, and for some couples, these parties can be even more important than the wedding day itself! At, hen and stag parties are one of our most popular markets, with thousands of couples heading to our properties weekly. As such, we were intrigued to find out which areas of the UK are the most popular with grooms and brides-to-be to celebrate their pre-nuptials.


“It was no surprise to see that the top locations are some of the more affordable cities in the UK. This is also the case with the European destinations, with Krakow being the cheapest location overall. Although the celebrations are getting more elaborate, it appears that money is still a


deciding factor when it comes to bride and groom’s pre-wedding getaways, and ultimately, will dictate the destination they will head to.”



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top hen and stag locations


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