Bookings Go Through The Hoof

January 21st, 2015

Horse Racing in Ascot

At the DesignaVenture towers this week I have managed to pull Dani out of the sales team for 2 minutes to find out exactly what’s going on in the land of stags and hens.

My Questions are in black, Dani’s answers are in red:

Hi Dani…

Look what do you want I’m busy?

Alright Dan, I just want to ask you a few questions and i’ll be on my way, what’s selling big this year?

Our Horse racing packages are selling like crazy, especially Ascot.

Wow, sounds amazing, why do you think that is?

Well, not only do our horse racing packages include a 4 star hotel, but we also include transfers to and from Ascot, an entry package, plus you are going to Ascot, what more do you want? Jam on it?

Any other Race courses selling well?

All our horse racing packages are selling well with Chepstow being extremely popular as it gives people the choice of  partying in Bristol or Cardiff, we are also selling lots of horse racing weekends to Nottingham, Newcastle and Chester.

 Now go away not only are you bugging me, but I have tons of work to do…

Fair point, bye Dani thanks for the umm… chat.

Well there you have it people straight from the Horses Mouth so to speak, this week, the DesignaVenture horse racing packages have been selling like hot cakes, you can find a huge list of Horse racing packages here.

Balls To The Bride

January 14th, 2015

A groom-to-be who was jilted by his bride has put his feeling to one side and done something truly amazing.

According to an article on the Burton Mail website, John Whitbread was due to get m

arried on Valentine’s day but his wife to be left him at Christmas leaving him with the stag do and the honeymoon to sort.

Well, he obviously went on the stag do with his pals, but what about the honeymoon?

He put his ex-fiancee’s ticket onto Ebay to see if he could cover costs however due to popular demand the bid is currently at £7,900, from 104 bids, so he kindly decided anything over £1,050 he would donate to the Balls to Cancer charity.

You can check out the auction here up until 08.55am, 15th Jan 2015:

Girl from the Public to Dominican Republic

Just to let you know, he has stipulated that the bidder must be female.

Pop this in to Twitter for updates - #girlfromthepublictodominicanrepublic

We salute you John.

****UPDATE****

The highest bid was £8,000 by an unknown bidder (not sure how long she will keep her anonymity however the real winner here is Ball to Cancer, raising a whopping £6,950. We want to wish John the best 2 weeks of his life and hope the bidder is as nice as she’s generous!

Fancy Dress Lands Stag Party In Hot Water

January 9th, 2015

According to an article in the Daily Mail, just before Christmas a stag party in Chester where seen storming shops and restaurants dressed up like plastic figurine toy soldiers performing military style drills. The stag do fancy dress look was complete with plastic toy guns, green paint and green plastic helmets.

The police were called when the stag group stormed Nandos rolling around the floor and shouting ‘clear the area’. The party were then given a stern talking to by the police and all their plastic weaponry was confiscated.

This prank apparently split social media with some members of the public saying people just don’t have a good sense of humour whilst others saying it’s in bad taste especially when, at the time, the Sydney siege was going on.

In our option this stag prank should not be copied, especially after all that terrible business going on in France.

For other fantastic stag do fancy dress ideas go on to the DesignaVenture blog, we also have a top 10 on stag pranks.

DesignaVenture’s Happy New Year Message

January 5th, 2015

DesignaVenture Logo

 

DesignaVenture would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, but what does that mean? Are we just saying that? Or do we really mean it?

OK, let’s get things straight first of all, of course we really mean it, we are genuinely an ethical company, we love dealing with the British stag dos and hen parties*, we get a thrill from helping people and when customers advise us they have had the best weekend ever, well that’s just the icing on the cake.

Why ethical? Well, we believe in giving our customers the best possible service, going the extra mile so you feel you get great value for money (currently, we are rated 93% on trustpilot.co.uk from 187 reviews), we believe in treating our customers the same way we would like to be treated.

We also want you to feel that you can approach us with any question, no matter how silly it may seem, let’s face it, putting together a weekend for a group such as a stag do can be a fairly daunting task so you’re going to need as much help as you can get.

*We don’t just deal with stags and hens, for example; we have customers who book their football team weekends away through us, customers booking activities only for  groups of 2 or 4 people all the way up to 300 people for a corporate event, birthday surprises to activity weekends away for reunions or just for the heck of it ,we deal with thousands of people each year creating unforgettable memories.

So, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year, hoping you will find 2015 full of amazing memories, incredible experiences and as peaceful as Switzerland.

Director

Christmas Opening Times

December 22nd, 2014

DesignaVenture Logo Christmas'd up

We are so close to Christmas you can smell the turkey burning and taste the Baileys on ice!

This time of year due to the sheer lack of stag and hen weekends going on (well none actually) we shut up shop until the 02nd January.

Our opening times are as follows:

Christmas Eve – 9am to 12.00 noon
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
27th December – Closed
28th December – Closed
29th December – Closed
30th December – Closed
31st December – Closed
01st January –  Closed
02nd January – 9am to 5pm

Our opening times after the 02nd January  will then go back to normal and can be found here or on the DesignaVenture facebook page.

DesignaVenture would like to wish you an incredible Christmas and an amazing New Year!

Book Your Abroad Weekend ASAP!

December 18th, 2014

Aeroplane flying over a sunsetIf you have decided on going abroad next year for your hen or stag do then my advice is to book your flights ASAP.

After Christmas flight prices rocket, especially over weekend dates, loads of people will be searching for weekend’s away as well as stag weekends abroad and hen parties.

Get on to the flight comparison website such as Sky Scanner find your perfect route and either book it direct or give us a call and we will take care of it for you.

Why do people book in January?

It’s quite simple really, straight after Christmas / New Year we all get the January Blues and what better way to cheer us al up than to book your holiday, weekend away or stag do. Take my word for it, check out a flight price now and then look at it in the middle of January and you will be shocked to the core (a slight exaggeration but you get the picture).

Good luck with all your plans and don’t forget we are just an email or phone call away – 01432 830880.

Police Involved In a Stag Do Brawl

December 2nd, 2014

HandcuffedWe don’t usually write about the negative side of our industry but we couldn’t resist the irony of this news article.

In November, seven Metropolitan Police officers were arrested in Lithuania whilst on a stag do for brawling. They were seen being put into police cars handcuffed with bloody noses and stumbling around according to this article on the Mirror’s website.

This is outrageous, especially when 99% of our British stag dos happen with out incident, oh the IRONY.

Back to the story, the police stag do ended paying a 5,000 Lithuanian Lita bail, which is about £1,000 in our money and if the group are charged, they will have to return to Vilnius for trial.

A met office spokesman said that they are looking into the incident without the 7 stag do members being suspended, however if the group are charged this will be evaluated!

We’ve Extended The £30 Offer!

December 1st, 2014

£30 Deposit Offer

We thought we would share a bit of Christmas cheer we at the DesignaVenture towers have decided to extend our £30 deposit offer for another few weeks, well until the 24th December that is.

The £30 single deposit offer is based on all UK stag dos, hen parties and activity breaks, also applies to weekends abroad NOT including flights.

The next payment is then due on the 09th February 2015 (which is your £30 per person deposits, unless your departure date is before the middle of March where we will then require full payment 5 weeks before you go).

Your per person deposits can be paid individually via our website using any debit or credit card or your Paypal account or by calling our customer service team on 01432 830880 quoting your booking ID. Alternatively if you’re the organiser and would prefer to collect all the money in and pay us in one lump sum on the 09th February 2015 then as Bobby Brown would say, “that’s your prerogative”.

So booking your stag, hen activity break couldn’t be easier, just remember DesignaVenture are masters of customer service, check out our reviews on Trustpilot, over 93% customer satisfaction from over 186 customers can’t be wrong!

Zayn’s Off To Vegas For Stag

November 20th, 2014

The internet is frantic with news stories on Zayn Malik’s up and coming stag do, Zayn Malik is in One Direction and is engaged to Perrie Edwards from Little Mix.

The 1D boys were being interviews by an OK reporter when Niall Horan from the band blurted out that they are planning to take Zayn to Vegas.

Las Vegas is the mecca for British stag dos and American bachelor nights and even if your in the world’s biggest boy band and the world is your oyster, Las Vegas is still the destination of choice.

Remember a couple of years ago when Marvin from JLS was wandering around Vegas with a midget handcuffed to him?

We want to wish Zayn and Perrie all the luck in the world with their up and coming ceremony, when are they getting married anyway?

Book NOW for Just £30

November 17th, 2014

2 Men arranging a stag do in the bar

Christmas is coming and the Geese are getting fat! Our wallets aren’t, they’re loosing pounds like contestants on I’m a Celebrity!

So we at DesignaVenture have come up with an ingenious way of helping you book your stag do, hen party or activity break without having to dig into your Christmas fund. Here is a true to life scenario to help you understand this incredible offer:

Take Dave from Dagenham, you know him, Dagenham Dave, he has a rather expensive couple of months coming up. He has just got married and has a child on the way, he now has two families to buy for this Christmas (his own and his new wife’s family) and on top of all this, Pete, his best mate from school, has just asked him to be his best man, which Dave gallantly said yes.

Now Pete, (the groom to be) has his heart set on a stag do in Bournemouth which includes Rage Buggies, Bubble Football, 2 nights hotel accommodation and entry into a load of bars and clubs, Dave contacted DesignaVenture who were very helpful and offered him a package at a 2014 price for a 2015 stag do, and all he had to do to get it booked was to pay a £30.00 deposit. As he is going in July, his mates will need to pay their £30.00 deposit by the 02nd February*.

Dave is now well happy, not only has he just booked his best mate’s stag do for just a £30.00 deposit, he can also share the booking online through his membership area with all Pete’s mates so they can pay DesignaVenture directly saving him loads of time and hassle.

Now Dave can sit back and relax over Christmas knowing he has already got one job sorted for 2015 and that’s his best mate’s stag do, what a hero.

*Balance is due 5 weeks before your departure date