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Canberra’s Best Hen’s Party Ideas

Courtney Carr

With a plethora of spring weddings around the corner, you’re going to need this guide sooner rather than later…

Canberra’s hospitality and entertainment industry have grown so much in the past couple of years and there are so many amazing new options to try out when it comes to wanting to celebrate a special occasion – especially for those planning a Hen’s Night.

If you are looking for a little something more than matching pink sashes and male anatomy shaped accessories then you are in luck! There just happens to be awesome venues and activities on offer that will be sure to give the bride that last single night out she will never forget!

Lucky’s Speakeasy

QT: Head to Lucky's for evening drinks.

The Great Gatsby has got to be one of the hottest party themes around, thanks to the decadent 2013 film by Baz Lurhmann, and for a Hen’s Party looking to paint the town red, nothing is better than putting on your glad rags and jazzing up your evening with a trip to Lucky’s Speakeasy.

Located as part of the QT Hotel, this private hideaway will get all of your girls jiving, sipping some delicious cocktails and feeling like they stepped back in time. With great Hen’s Party packages that include canapés, cocktails and can even stretch to a professional photographer and overnight accommodation at the QT Hotel, Lucky’s will make your bride feel like a queen!

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What: Lucky’s Speakeasy
Where: Inside the QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra
Web: www.qtcanberra.com.au

Sass and Tease Collective

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Image courtesy of Sass and Tease Collective.

 

Burlesque shows are great way to feel empowered, gain some confidence and learn some sexy tricks and tips in a whir of glitter, sequins and tassels; so why not learn a few moves that the bride can bust out on her wedding night and have a great time learning to shake and strut your way across the stage?

Sass and Tease Collective are a team of burlesque performers who offer an amazing Hens Night party package that will teach you a full routine, give you lessons on how to make pasties and how to twirl your tassels like a pro, as well as spoil you and your girls with some indulgent goodies too. Sass and Tease Collective can come to you, or you can take a trip to see some of their wonderful cabaret style performances at Polit Bar in Manuka.

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What: Sass and Tease Collective
Where: Seen regularly at Polit Bar, Level 1, 8 Franklin Street, Manuka.
Web: www.sassandteasecollective.com

FitSistas Pole and Fitness Studio

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Pole dancing classes are the ultimate Hen’s Party activity, incorporating the risque idea of having strippers at your Hen’s Party, but mixing it up so that the bridal party learns a fun, athletic routine instead – and has a heap of fun doing it!

FitSistas Pole and Fitness Studio in Braddon is Canberra’s best destination for pole dancing with participants getting fit through a series of different aerial and acrobatic style fitness routines and classes. They offer a unique party experience if you want to host your Hen’s Party with a bit of a sexy twist.

Teaching the bridal party a pole routine, as well as providing champagne on arrival and the opportunity to take some fun and sexy photos makes for a great start to the Hen’s party and being situated so close to so many amazing bars and restaurants, there is no better location.

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What: FitSistas Pole and fitness studio
Where: Units 9 and 10, 18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, Canberra City
Web: www.fitsistas.com.au, image courtesy of www.fitsistas.com.au

Mr. Wolf

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Photo courtesy of Mr Wolf

If the bride is a bit of a partier and you are looking for a big night out, you can’t go past Mr. Wolf. Situated right in the heart of the City, Mr. Wolf is one of Canberra’s newest nightclubs and is certainly making it’s mark for being a mysterious yet vibrant hang out. It’s industrial inspired interior will have you indulging the bride in the coolest of settings.

Dance with some of the Canberra’s best DJs, sip some excellent cocktails and get so into the party spirit that you will be howling at the moon in no time!

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What: Mr. Wolf Club
Where: 122 Alinga Street, Canberra City
Web: www.mrwolfclub.com.au.

Burbury Hotel and Apartments High Tea

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Looking for a sweet and sophisticated way to celebrate the bride instead of hitting the clubs or taking a class? Look no further than the Burbury Hotel and Apartments – an award winning contemporary designed venue and hotel situated in Barton.

Burbury’s beautiful rooftop terrace overlooks some of the best sites that Canberra has to offer, and hosts an exclusive High Tea on the weekend afternoons. With delicious finger sandwiches and desserts such as Nutella macaroons, Pistachio financier with rum pineapples and Tasmanian smoked salmon and herb sliders, High Tea at the Burbury Hotel and Apartments is be a dining experience that will be sure to appease Mother of the Bride and Maid of Honour alike.

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What: Burbury Hotel and Apartments
Where: Burbury Close, Barton
Web: www.burburyhotel.com.au

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Courtney Carr

Courtney Carr is the writer and creator of the event planning blog The Party Connection (www.thepartyconnectionaustralia.com) a blog that strives to inspire and bring a magical atmosphere to a themed event or celebration. She loves cupcakes, bunnies, coffee, entertaining, writing, and travelling the world, but adores calling Canberra home and having adventures in her own backyard with her husband and her Japanese Spitz, Buddy. More about the Author

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