What is a STEN party? Luxury Hen and Stag parties by Sleeps12

Times are changing and a craze for a STEN party is starting to emerge! But what is a STEN party? Well to keep it simple it is a combined Stag and Hen party of course! Never heard of it? Well we hadn’t really until we were asked if we could accommodate a large group for one. Of course we said yes as Sleeps12 have a few amazing large properties suitable for such a weekend.

Gone are the days of a Hen or Stag party the night before the wedding, too many hangovers, missing grooms and unhappy fathers of the bride for that to continue so the move was made to a weekend of fun a few weeks or months before the wedding. We have been able to provide luxury holiday accommodation for these for many years. The combination of luxury, unique facilities as well as contacts for amazing extras such as caterers, activities and pampering makes sure that we are one of the South West most popular ‘go to’ companies for fantastic Hen and Stag do venues.


Our properties offer so much, from indoor pools to saunas. From Games rooms to full SKY packages as well as keeping up to date with the latest popular holiday cottage features such as BBQ lodges Sleeps12 properties are the best on the market. Our properties suit everybody. So, moving with the times we can offer some great self catering options for a STEN party. More and more people are deciding to combine their weekends as couples tend now to have the same group of friends, are more conscious of having a fun weekend rather than a drunken one and also love the flexibility that a weekend away with everybody can offer.


We have learnt that STEN parties need to ensure that both the Hen and the Stag have separate activities to do so they feel like it is ‘their’ weekend but also include a series of activities the whole group can join in with. Planning a STEN party has never been so easy and with some great ideas on our Hen and Stag pages you can combine the two to create a really fabulous weekend away.

Here are our three top tips:

• Organise separate activities in advance – why not organise an active day out for the boys while the girls enjoy a quick shopping trip and lunch out at the nearest town. We show a list of EXTRAS on each property page to give you some ideas.


• Enjoy a delivered or catered meal in the property to save everyone the argument about who is going to cook! – Our EXTRAS page gives you details of caterers who can deliver a meal or come and cook for you.


• Have an evening of fun games and tasks where everyone can socialise together. You could book a cocktail waiter to really make the evening special. 

Here are a few properties that seem perfect for a STEN party!

The Old Rectory – Sleeps 18 – Somerset - Hot Tub - Nearby Pub


Fuzzy Orchard – Sleeps 12 – Somerset - Large Grounds - BBQ Lodge


Berry House – Sleeps 15 - Devon - Manor House - Rural


We have other properties that will suit your STEN party so please do get in contact for more details.