Planning a hens party? Make it one to remember with these unique activities in the city centre. Think cocktail masterclasses at Bellini Bar, fun burlesque classes at Swing 360, champagne at Tommy's, painting and wine at Paintvine, Karaoke, high tea at Ostro, a bottomless brunch plus more. So head to the city, you’ll definitely be in for a good time.
Cocktail Masterclasses | Bellini Bar, 147 Quay Street
Celebrate the bride-to-be with a fun and interactive Cocktail Masterclass at Bellini Bar. Learn how to make your favourite cocktail, from award-winning mixologists. Enjoy their entertaining demonstrations, then give it a go yourself, you’ll become a mixologist in your own right.
Burlesque classes | Swing 360, Level 1/260 Queen St
Get the girls together for a fun burlesque class at Swing 360, one of New Zealand’s longest-standing pole dancing studios. Learn all the moves and choreography from some of the best instructors in the business. This class is for beginners and caters to all levels of fitness. Book your group in online, it is sure to be an enjoyable experience.
Champagne celebrations | Tommy’s Champagne Parlour, 52 Tyler Street
Make a toast to the bride-to-be with a glass of champagne at Tommy’s Champagne Parlour, tucked away on Tyler street. Tommy’s is New Zealand’s only premiere lounge catering to champagne and cocktail lovers. They offer over 10 champagnes by the flute and more than 30 varietals of champagne, leaving you spoilt for choice.
Paint and wine activities | Paintvine, Spitting Feathers, 16 Wyndham St
Have a creative night of painting and drinking at Paintvine. This painting class has a simple concept - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and create a masterpiece. Learn from artists as they run you through step by step instructions on how to create your art, it will definitely be a fun experience for your group.
High tea | Ostro Bar and Brasserie, Level 2, Seafarers Building, 52 Tyler Street
Spend your hen’s party indulging in delicious multi-tiered High tea at Ostro. Enjoy a glass of bubbles or tea and relax in an elegant space with stunning views of the ocean. On the menu is a range of divine sweet and savouries for you to choose from, prepared by the incredible Josh Emett. Book your group in on a Sunday and prepare to be pampered.
Bottomless brunch | The Lula Inn, 149 Quay Street
What better way to celebrate the bride to be than with a bottomless brunch at The Lula Inn. This bar and eatery located on the waterfront has a variety of delicious breakfast/lunch options that will leave you feeling very satisfied. They also have bottomless daytime appropriate bubbly and cocktails so you can keep the celebration going.
Karaoke with harbour views | Holey Moley, 204 Quay St
Nothing beats a good ol sing along, so round up your friends, and book a Holey Moley private karaoke room. Whether you're into the Rubens or Rhi-Rhi, Holey-Moley have got tunes for all music taste so be prepared belt out some tunes. Grab a drink from the bar and spend the night singing your heart out alongside the future bride.
Ladies lunch | SOUL Bar & Bistro, 16-18/Lower Hobson Street and, Customs St W
Join the bride for a long lunch at SOUL Bar & Bistro. The restaurant serves fine food with a seafood emphasis. All of SOUL’s ingredients are fresh and locally sourced to ensure the best quality and taste for their customers. Enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean as you sip on a cocktail and devour your food in good company, it will be a perfect evening.