Hen Weekends in Essex

We are not talking Dagenham and Lakeside here (although clearly there’s nothing wrong with them) We are talking Hen central, where the nails are gels and are almost an artform on their own! Where Rosé is drunk like water and the heels are killer!  This is where Joey Essex, Mark Wright and of course the rest of TOWIE all started their drive for fame. Brentwood in the heart of Essex is where it's all at.  Start with a manicure at Amy Childs' salon then head for drinks at The Luxe bar. Faces is on the essential list and with our help we can make sure you are seen in all the right places.

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1. Need a place to stay? No thanks

Holiday Inn Brentwood - 3 Star Hotel

The only way is Brentwood!

Stay in the comfort of Brentwood's Holiday Inn, where you can enjoy the onsite health club and lounge area - perfect for that last night cap. This hotel is located just a 2 mile hop from Brentwood's city centre. Don't worry, you won't have to walk to the pub, local buses stop right outside the hotel.

For a night on the town, look no further than Brentwood's Sugar Hut Village, made famous by reality telly show 'The Only Way Is Essex'. You'll experience the glam and glitz this town has become famous for. Don't forget to pack your eyelash extensions and bottle of tan!

What's included?
  • En-Suite facilities
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • In room movies-pay per view
  • In room telephone
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Use of health club facilities onsite
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
Brentwood city centre: 6 minute drive (2 miles)
Standsted Airport: 25 minute drive (25 miles)

Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Triple Room - Bed & Breakfast
Marygreen Manor - 4 Star Hotel

The highest rated 4 star Hotel in Brentwood. This is a perfect base for your Essex weekend. The large 16th century tudor main building houses beautiful oak beams, a real log fire, and wood pannelled walls. The bedrooms are split between three buildings - the main 16th Century Tudor House, Brampton Lodge and the Courtyard, each offering their own unique and special features. and attractive contemporary accommodation.

What's included?
  • All 56 rooms feature:
  • Tea and coffee making facilities,
  • Hairdryer,
  • High speed internet access,
  • International direct dial telephone,
  • Iron and ironing board,
  • Key card access,
  • Radio,
  • Smoke alarms,
  • Television
Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room Bed & Breakfast

2. You'll want stuff to do! No thanks

Amy Childs Salon 15 Minute Shape and Polish Manicure

Get yourselves ready for the night ahead at the salon owned by none other than Amy Child's herself. Trained therapists will shape and polish your nails in your chosen colour making sure that when you hit the clubs later that day you are looking your very best.

What's included?
  • 15 minute manicure
Duration

0.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Burlesque Dance Class

Get all the girls together in this fun and sexy dance class. With electric energy your dance instructor will walk you through the essence of Burlesque, a sultry and self-empowering dance philosophy which encourages you to give 'it' attitude and seduce your audience. This workshop is always done with fun and entertainment remaining firmly at the centre of attention. A great idea for groups who love to have a good time.

What's included?
  • Burlesque themed dance class
  • Bottle of bubbly
  • Professionally trained choreographer dance tutor
  • Private dance studio with mirrors and sprung floor
  • Final choreographed routine to a medley of songs
  • Posed group photo opportunity
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Cocktail Making Class

Enjoy a fabulous Cocktail Making class in Brentwood, Essex for you and your group. After a welcome glass of bubbly, learn from the expert Mixologist how to make some of the popular cocktails and become an expert in no time. All that shaking, stirring and drinking may wet your appetites, so you can also enjoy a delicious finger food buffet and a shot at the end. A great afternoon not to be missed!

What's included?
  • 90 Minute Class
  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • 2 Cocktails each to make
  • Expert Mixologist
  • Finger Food Buffet
  • Shot at the end
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

16:00 (not guaranteed)

Cocktail Making Class with 2 course meal

Enjoy a fabulous Cocktail Making class in Brentwood, Essex for you and your group. After a welcome glass of bubbly, learn from the expert Mixologist how to make some of the popular cocktails and become an expert in no time. All that shaking, stirring and drinking may wet your appetites, so you can also enjoy a delicious 2 course meal and a shot at the end. A great afternoon not to be missed!

What's included?
  • 90 Minute Class
  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • 2 Cocktails each to make
  • Expert Mixologist
  • 2 course meal
  • Shot at the end
Duration

2.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

16:00 (not guaranteed)

Holiday Inn Brentwood Afternoon Tea at the Holiday Inn

Afternoon tea is a British tradition that has been enjoyed for generations from London to Hong Kong, in fact wherever the old British Empire spread its wings. We invite you and your friends to indulge yourselves in this most British activity with afternoon tea at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood. Made famous by the TV show TOWIE, Brentwood has become THE place to experience modern celebrity culture and discover the glitz and glamour of the cast.

Indulge in a selection of dainty finger sandwiches and homemade scones with delicious cream and preserves as well as lovely cakes and pastries. And, of course, this will be accompanied by a selection of fine teas and coffee.

You've earned a treat and this little taste of decadence is just what you need to feel like a celeb.

What's included?
  • An assortment of finger sandwiches
  • Selection of Teas and Coffee
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
Brentwood city centre: 6 minute drive (2 miles)
Standsted Airport: 25 minute drive (25 miles)

Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Laurens Way Self Tan

Get yourselves ready for your weekend in Essex with a self tan designed by Lauren Goodger herself.
This is guaranteed to give you the much needed Essex tan ready for you to glam it up at the nightclubs.

What's included?
  • 250ml Lauren's Way Self Tan Lotion
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Marygreen Manor Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a great way of spending quality time with the girls whilst also enjoying a sophisticated day out. Enjoy the setting of this delightful Tudor hotel whilst nibbling on a delicious selection of freshly prepared sandwiches as well as scones, clotted cream, preserve and a variety of cakes and pastries.

What's included?
  • Teas
  • Selection of sandwiches with scones
  • Variety of cakes and pastries.
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Michael Jackson Dance Class

Step onto the dance floor with us on this ultimate Micahel Jackson dance experience. Learn the King of pop's legendary moves and routines as you create your own tribute.
We'll have you moonwalking like a pro as you work with a professional choreographer learning all the MJ moves in our masterclass. We'll have you singing along to a medley of his biggest hits including 'Beat it' and 'Bad'. Then put the moves together and build up the classic Thriller routine. With a slick performance under your belt you'll be ready to go and impress your friends and family!!

What's included?
  • 90 Minute Thriller Masterclass
  • Private dance studio
  • Starring role for lead guest
  • Bottle of bubbly for star dancer
  • Final routine to Thriller
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Nude Life Drawing Class

Try something a little different which is guaranteed a bit of a giggle with the girls on your hen party. There will be very few complaints from the girls when there's an hour spent staring at a nude male model! Of course, you'll draw him too and all the of the materials you need are included, as well as a tutor to show you some techniques.

This is a brilliant experience and you can take away your drawings at the end of the class which will be a great reminder of the fun you had!

What's included?
  • 90 minute life drawing class
  • Private host (paper, pens etc included)
  • Hunky model
  • Fun drawing games
  • Private venue
  • Certificate for all participants
  • Bottle of bubbly/ wine for the hen
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

TOWIE Tour

Discover and explore the local hangouts of the stars in the hit ITV reality TV show The Only Way is Essex.

This four hour luxury coach tour plus your very own guide, will take you around Essex to see the different locations where Joey Essex, James "Arg" Argent and the rest of the cast spend their time. There are opportunities to get off the bus and take pictures plus, go into the shops which are owned by some cast members.

Your knowledge on TOWIE will be tested along the way with a trivia quiz and you'll of course, there'll be a stop off at one of the pubs or bars featured in the show so you can have a drink!

What's included?
  • Get behind the scenes trivia about the show and stars
  • See sights where stars such as Joey Essex, Mark Wright, James 'Arg' Argent, Lauren Goodger and Mario Falcone have featured in key scenes and where they enjoy partying
  • Stop for a drink at the bar where Mark first took Lucy on a date and where Kirk first met Lauren Pope
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

13:00 (not guaranteed)

3. Food for thought, or to sober you up! No thanks

2 Course Italian Meal

Popular Italian Restaurant in the heart of Brentwood. Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal here with your friends on the special weekend. This Restaurant was featured in the second series of The Only Way is Essex, where some of the Cast filmed a family meal here. TOWIE also filmed for the 1st episode of series 6 when Sam, Joey, Gemma and Arg had a double date. So even more reason to come and enjoy the superb food at this great restaurant.

What's included?
  • Table Reservation
  • Starter & Main Course
  • Service charge not included
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

18:00 (not guaranteed)

3 Course Italian Meal

Enjoy a fabulous three course meal at this leading Brentwood restaurant. With a good choice of Italian starters, mains and desserts right in the heart of the town centre, this is the ideal choice for a meal with your friends on this very special Essex weekend.

What's included?
  • Reserved Table
  • 3 Course Meal
Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

4. What about some nightlife? No thanks

Faces Nightclub Guest List Entry

Hang out where the cast from the hit show hang out at the famous Faces nightclub. We will get you on the guest list so you can enjoy complimentary entry letting you party like the stars.

What's included?
  • Guest list entry before 22.30
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

22:00 (not guaranteed)

Luxe Bar Entry & VIP Area & Bottle Service

Enjoy a night at one of the bars featured in the show. Avoid the queues with priority guest list and get ready to party the night away. The clubs ethos is glamour so get your heels and dresses out for a night out to impress.
You will get a reserved area and Bottle service with selection of drinks included.

What's included?
  • Club Entry
  • Reserved Area
  • Bottle Service
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Luxe Bar Nightclub Entry

Enjoy a night at one of the bars featured in the show. Avoid the queues with priority guest list and get ready to party the night away.
The clubs ethos is glamour so get your heels and dresses out for a night out to impress.

What's included?
  • Priority entry
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

21:30 (not guaranteed)

About Essex

Local Tips

Pampering

The Ult Essex experience wouldn't be complete without a bit of pampering Essex style! Experience a manicure at Amy Child's very own salon or why not have a Lauren Goodyear spray tan! Never had a spray tan? Shuuut uuuup!

Burlesque dancing

Get all the girls together in this fun and sexy dance class. With electric energy your dance instructor will walk you through the essence of Burlesque!

Afternoon tea at Maygreen Manor

This is a great way of spending quality time with the girls whilst also enjoying a sophisticated day out. Enjoy the setting of this delightful Tudor hotel whilst nibbling on a delicious selection of freshly prepared sandwiches as well as scones, clotted cream, preserve and a variety of cakes and pastries. Yum!

Bars and Clubs

Hang out where the cast from the hit show hang out at the famous Faces nightclub. We will get you on the guest list so you can enjoy complimentary entry letting you party like the stars.

Tarantinos

Visit this popular Italian restaurant in the heart of Brentwood. Enjoy a delicious meal here with your friends. This restaurant was featured in the second series of The Only Way is Essex, where some of the Cast filmed a family meal here.

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