Icy Inspirations

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With more than 30% of couples opting to tie the knot between October and March Orchid City and Spa are at hand with some seasonal, icy inspirations for those planning the all-important winter hen party.

For those brave enough we suggest embracing the elements; dig out the scarfs and hats and indulge in some of these fun activities:

1.       Ice Skating – An action packed hour of gliding around the rink. Here are our favourite festive pop up’s:

The stylish Somerset house Ice Rink in London is open from 18th November 2015 through to 10th January 2016. Manchester Ice Rink with its hot cocktails, festive fairground rides and Christmas films and Brighton’s Ice Rink which has the beautiful backdrop; the Royal Pavilion Gardens.

 

2.       Winter Wonderland – Here you can explore its huge Christmas Markets and make your way to Bar Ice where you will be welcomed with a delicious festive cocktail. It runs from the 20th November 2015– 3rd January 2016.

 

3.       Ice Bar – A 40 minute session here includes gloves & a designer thermal cape to keep you warm, plus a personal ice glass with your choice of cocktail. Available all year it’s a great London activity both in winter and summer.

 

4.       A Day at the Races – For a day of festive fresh air and fantastic competition join in the fun with a day at the races.  Whether you fancy a flutter at the bookies or want to celebrate the weekend sipping Champagne the winter horse racing always proves entertaining!

 

5.       Christmas Markets – Be sure to check out Emma’s fantastic blog for more information and dates on this.

Not so keen on the outdoors, then these next suggestions are for you;

 

6.       Make Overs – If it’s time to tame the winter hair and weathered skin before popping on your LBD for a night out, a makeover is a much needed boost.

 

7.       Spa session – Call it an early Christmas present and treat yourself to a pamper day with the girls, it’s bound to relieve the festive stresses of shopping.

 

8.       Whiskey Tasting – For those who love a hot toddy to relive winter blues this could be the perfect remedy. Become a master of the malt delving into the history of Whisky and find out how the spirit has evolved in to the drink that is enjoyed today.

Not sure how to include these into your weekend, check out some example winter warmer packages:
London
  • One / two nights in a 5* spa hotel in London based on two sharing
  • Breakfast included
  • Full use of the spa facilities
  • Ice Skating session at Somerset House
  • An evening at Winter Wonderland inc. entry into Bar Ice & complimentary festive cocktail
  • Personal Event organiser
  • Access to our online payment facility so group members can pay us direct
  • Detailed itinerary including our recommendations for the best places to go in London
Price
One night from £145pp
Cheltenham
  • One / two nights at The Montpellier Chapter hotel in Cheltenham based on two sharing
  • Breakfast included
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • A day at the races at Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Mulled wine next to the fire at the Montpellier Chapter
  • Personal Event organiser
  • Access to our online payment facility so group members can pay us direct
  • Detailed itinerary including our recommendations for the best places to go in Cheltenham
Price
One night from £182pp
Two nights from £269pp
Edinburgh
  • Two nights in the 4* Apex Waterloo Place hotel based on two sharing
  • Full or Continental breakfast
  • Entry to spa in the hotel all weekend
  • Outdoor Ice Skating
  • Whisky Tasting experience – Gold tour
  • Three course meal at Tiger lily on one night
  • Access to our online payment facility (so your friends can pay us direct
  • Our recommendations to the best nightlife in Edinburgh
Price
From £275pp
Bristol
  • Two nights in 4* Harbourside Holland House Spa hotel based on two people sharing
  • Full or Continental Breakfast
  • Full access to the pool, gym and spa all weekend
  • Vintage makeover package inc. glass of bubbly, make up and up do for all the hens’ sumptuous afternoon tea
  • Hen’s room upgraded to a Suite with separate living room
  • Butlers in the buff – 1 butler
  • 2 course meal in stylish restaurant (examples below)
  • Personal event organiser
  • Access to our online payment facility (so your friends can pay us direct)
  • Detailed itinerary including our recommendations for the best bars in Bristol
Price
One night £169pp
Two night £199pp