Nation-wide Hangover: UK Set for Biggest-Ever Stag & Hen Weekend

May 24, 2013, 01:05 ET from

LONDON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Record-breaking weekend about to hit UK
  • 44% increase in stag & hen parties
  • 1.3 million additional pints consumed over the weekend
  • Night clubs, organised activities, bars and strip clubs thrive
  • Over £18m spent on pre-wedding partying

Biggest weekend ever! The UK braces itself for three days of revelry as record numbers of stags and hens get set to descend.

More than 70,000 hen and stag party goers will descend on UK towns and cities in record-breaking numbers this bank holiday weekend.

The UKs top locations for Hen and Stag include Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Newcastle, Manchester and London.

Thousands of revellers to flood the streets of the UK on what is set to be the busiest weekend of the year for pre-wedding parties, as celebrations shift into overdrive ahead of the peak wedding season in June, according to figures released by events agency

The record numbers represent a 44% per cent increase for the same period last year meaning private and public services will still be stretched to the limit to cater for the added demand, with restaurants, nightspots, transport services and local attractions all preparing for a swell of numbers as large groups prepare stylish send-offs for thousands of brides and grooms-to-be. CEO James Baddiley said: "This May Bank Holiday is the busiest weekend of the year for stag and hen parties which means popular towns and cities will be buzzing. Local businesses need to be prepared for the influx of people out to have a good time, but the money they spend will surely be very welcome."

To view the full report:, who organised activity weekends for over 8,000 groups across UK and Europe last year, revealed the stag and hen parties will spend an additional £5,331,751 on alcohol alone, providing a timely boost to local economies, with an additional 1.3 million pints to be consumed over the long weekend.

Bars and clubs are set to benefit the most, with stags and hens spending on average two-and-a-half times as much in these venues than in restaurants and late night takeaways, with just under £2,106,222 expected to be spent on food - including more than 43,500 kebabs. boss James added: "Different destinations tend to become hubs for hen and stag parties over a period of time and then become well known for different attractions, whether its strip clubs, numbers of bars and clubs, access to different activities or the accommodating nature of the local area.

"While alcohol always makes up the majority of expenditure on stag and hen parties, we would always encourage people to drink sensibly which is why Chillisauce works in partnership with Know Before You Go and Drink Aware, which campaign for safety and wellbeing to ensure responsible drinking and behaviour while people are out enjoying themselves."

Notes To Editors: works in partnership with Know Before You Go and Drink Aware to encourage sensible drinking of groups whilst out on stag and hen parties. is an event agency, which sends more than 140,000 people a year on events and experiences throughout the UK and Europe. It was founded by CEO James Baddiley in 2000.

Press Contact
Rebecca Lee