Where a heavy night out may have once sufficed, now many self-respecting couples need that little bit of extra magic from their stag and hen party. 

Here are a few helpful suggestions to get you planning, courtesy of Quintessentially's Travel specialist team. 

Stag

Stay at Goodwood and Fly the Downs 

The Goodwood Hotel, in the southern English county of West Sussex, is a handsome and exclusive hotel, replete with award-winning dining options, super stylish rooms and state-of-the-art technology. However, the real draw, when it comes to stag parties, are the aviation options. Here the guys can enjoy a flight session, either as part of a serious first lesson in piloting a plane, or for a more fantastical Warbird Experience in an original 1943 Harvard IIB WWII fighter. 

Go off-road at Andy Murray's hotel in Scotland 

You may want to consider Andy Murray's bucolic, 34-acre hotel Cromlix, nestled in the hills of the Perthshire countryside. Having undergone a recent refurbishment, the hotel is boutique and bijou, with just 15 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, and a Chez Roux restaurant run by Albert Roux OBE. Yet the stag parties will probably be more interested in the hotel's grouse hunting, trout fishing, archery and off-road driving options. Why not make the most of the stunning scenery and put your driving skills to the test in a couple of Land Rover Defenders? 


Hens

Champagne tasting in Reims 

Book the ladies into the exquisite 20-room Domaine Les Crayères and enjoy upgrades, breakfast and late check-out options, when you book with Quintessentially's Travel specialists. Visit the fascinating champagne cellars of nearby châteaux such as Ruinart, VeuveClicquot and Taittinger, then recover and replenish at Les Crayères' two-Michelin-star gourmet restaurant. 

Hit the Nobu Hotel in Ibiza Bay 

Europe's main party island isn't all blaring house music and party groups. Glamorous, jet-setting ladies know exactly where to escape to for their island experience – Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay in the far north of the island. The guest rooms boast the most incredible sea views, and there are plenty of ways to relax here with direct access to the beach, a sumptuous spa and two salt-water pools for some serious pampering. And, of course, as the sun goes down, Ibiza Bay transforms into a chic nightspot. Start the evening dining at one of the hotel's four restaurants, then see where the evening takes you. 


To book any of these experiences, or to discuss your pre-wedding party ideas further, please contact our Travel Specialists for exclusive insider knowledge at: info@quintessentiallytravel.com or +44 (0) 20 7022 6560. All benefits subject to availability; terms and conditions apply.