Stag and hen party specialists and are preparing for their busiest time of the year while also giving an insight into the habits of pre-wedding couples.

The Christmas period is the most popular time for couples to get engaged with Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve topping a popping the question poll by Facebook*. That spike in proposals leads to 40% of all stag and hen parties being planned and booked during the first three months of the year and in 2017 current trends show groups will be spending bigger than ever.

Pre-wedding Party Statistics

“Hey Big Spender!”
In 2016 stags spent nearly £40 more each on the celebrations than hens did.

Eire Do Well
Dublin and Liverpool were among the most popular destinations for both stags and hens.

What happens in Vegas…
America is the dream destination for pre-wedding weekends with Las Vegas and New York being the top choices.

What happens in reality…
In reality the most popular destinations for stags in 2016 were Berlin, Liverpool, Bristol and Barcelona. Hen’s preferred party hotspots were Bath, Liverpool, Dublin and Barcelona.

Stag Party Statistics –

Most popular UK destinations;

  • Liverpool
  • Bristol
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Cardiff

Most popular international destinations;

  • Berlin
  • Barcelona
  • Amsterdam
  • Hamburg
  • Prague

On average stags spent £174 each on accommodation and activities and 13 stags join the groom for his big weekend.

Most popular stag party activities;

  • Bubble Football
  • Paintball
  • Go Karting
  • Quad Biking
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting

The most popular month to go on a stag weekend is April and most groups book their weekend in February.

Hen Party Statistics –

Most popular UK destinations;

  • Bath
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Cheltenham
  • Brighton

Most popular international destinations;

  • Barcelona
  • Dublin
  • Valencia
  • Amsterdam
  • Madrid

On average hens spent £137 each on accommodation and activities and 12 hens join the nearly-wed to celebrate.

Most popular activities;

  • Cocktail Mixing
  • Life Drawing
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Male Strip Show
  • Burlesque Dancing

For more information and stag and hen weekends please visit or contact our team at Groupia.

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