1 Man, 16 Stag Dos, 3 Months

September 30th, 2015

Seth WilliamsonWill Stevenson is plastered all over the tabloids at the moment for attending 16 stag dos, travelling 31,000 miles in three months.

According to this article on the Daily Star, Will Stevenson first started in June by bidding and winning to go on a Stag Do to Budapest putting him back £460 all in.

This story was then picked up by Radio 1′s DJ Scott Mills who covered the whole Stag Do event.

Will then became the man for the job to fill spare vacancies on stag dos. Grooms from around the country got in touch with him via his twitter feed (@Willhasabadger) requesting him to fill any space vacancies they may have on their Stag Do.

£10,000 later, and having visited Budapest, Ibiza 3 times, Barcelona twice, Munich, Blackpool, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Magaluf, Madrid, Rome and Amsterdam and apparently, he is even scared of flying.

He also had a companion who didn’t need a passport however at the start made some fellas on the stag dos feel uncomfortable, a stuffed toy Badger called Seth.

Seth features in many of the photographs and can be seen being held up by loads of sexy ladies, chilling out by the pool and even driving himself to Ibiza airport.

What’s the future for this “The Wedding Ringer” type of guy?

Well according to his tweets, he looks to be starting a blog and is looking for more offers of stag trips in October.

So if you know any spare seats going on a Stag Do within the next few weeks you can contact him on his Twitter handle, @Willhasabadger.

£30 Single Group Deposit Is All We Need

September 28th, 2015

Group Jumping Up in the air at sunsetHere at DesignaVenture towers we understand that getting your Hen Party, Stag Do or Activity Break booked for 2016 is of high importance, however getting round to doing it can be a drag, so we have just made it easy.

For just £30*, you can kiss goodbye to being disorganised and say hello to being “The Bestest Best Man in the World” or even “The Chiefiest Chief Bridesmaid in the World”, you could even get one of those mugs made with the slogan on!

What are the advantages to booking early:

  • Get the best choice of hotels
  • Almost Guaranteed availability
  • Get the best choice of activities and times
  • Book the date so people can get it into their diaries
  • No need for definite numbers at this stage*
  • Don’t pay anything else until 2016**

Once booked you can go straight to your membership area invite everyone to the Stag Do or Hen Party and then sit back and watch people book on from the comfort of your armchair (you’ll obviously need a device which links to the internet like a tablet, smart phone or lap top an armchair simply won’t do it).

So whether you’re booking a package, activity only, or a break to Europe*, £30 is all you need to get the date and break booked. Phew, that’s a lot off your mind, now go grab yourself a beer or bottle of wine and celebrate with true smugness.

* Will not apply to flight inclusive packages

** Payment will be due 5 weeks before you travel, if you are travelling after the end of February we will need a £30 per person deposit by the end of January 2016, so you get commitment from the lads and/or ladies.

The Original Bournemouth Stag Do Guide

August 21st, 2015

Details on local Beers to Bournemouth

We at DesignaVenture towers have been working our bottoms off creating a killer guide for stag parties wanting to celebrate their Stag Do  in the amazing seaside (now in the Premier League) town of Bournemouth.

We pulled up our sleeves, dug deep, went and knocked on some doors and created this invincible stag do guide.

We have tackled issues that stags face when they go to Bournemouth for the first time, such as; what to do, where to go, what to wear, which local beers are the best, is there a casino, are there lap dancing clubs, where can we eat, how can I get there, I could go on but I won’t, there is simply just too much to cover.

Ultimate Stag Do GuideThere is a lot of detail on the Bournemouth nightlife, giving you details on current cocktail bars, lively clubs, great eateries; whatever floats your boat we reckon we’ve covered it.

But hey, what can we do in the day?

Alright Eddie, keep your Bermuda shorts on, no I mean that, keep your Bermuda shorts on, this is Bournemouth not Brighton! In the day you have nearly every activity under the sun and much more (if that is all possible), from playing out on the beach, in the sea, Quading in the New Forest, shooting guns at some crazy activity site to Coasteering the Jurassic coast which include caves and breathtaking cliffs.

We also include a shopping list, what to pack and if you don’t mind us patronising you more where Bournemouth is and how to get there, well you’ll need to know.

We even cover festivals. Talking of festivals there’s the air festival this weekend (20th to the 23rd August 2015) featuring on Friday and Saturday an airshow by the Red Arrows.

So if you are on your way to Bournemouth or you are considering having a Stag Do there, click on our Epic Survival Guide and become more knowledgable than a Bournemouth tour guide.

If you just want to book a bournemouth stag do package and want me shut up you can check them out here.

Danny Dyer’s 4 Letter Word Stag Night

August 14th, 2015

A Picture Of Danny DyerDanny Dyer the Katie Hopkins basher, the hard man from the East End is getting married to his childhood sweatheart next summer. According to an article in the Mirror, his best mate Kirk Norcross has spilled the beans on what he will arrange for Danny’s Stag Do, which apparently will be a night in with a Scrabble tournament.

Why must I mentioned Katie Hopkins? If you didn’t know, when Jo Mas proposed to Danny, Katie Hopkins tweeted “No woman should ever propose to a man. Certainly not one with a naff bum-fluff beard and dodgy squint.” which is completely an unprovoked attack, thinking about it, maybe the Hopkins was using a cunning angle for publicity, to stay in the public eye, more cunning then a fox with binoculars!

Danny tweeted back “@KTHopkins No I agree…especially when you look like ya face should be on the side of a gothic building..have a nice day ya daft sexist ya” – hilarious!

Anyway back to the Stag Do, Kirk I think you have this Stag Weekend all wrong, what Danny needs is a country house hotel with a fantastic restaurant, a late well-stocked bar and a lounge area for board games. Daytime activities should be effortless such as  Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Crossbows, Shooting Assault Rifles that sort of thing, something which involves shooting (well he is in Eastenders after all).

The evening should include a good meal, maybe some board games and then sitting up, all night, at the bar, putting the world to rights, the hotel also needs a sheltered smoking shed as apparently these boys smoke like tyres!

Kirk, if you any more advice just give us a call – 01432 830880.

Bar’s Lavish Hen Party

August 11th, 2015

A picture of a couple of islands in the MaldivesIf you have never heard of Bar before then two questions will enter your mind, who the hell is Bar and why is she called Bar? Well, I can help you with the first question but unfortunately I cannot with the second, maybe it’s short for something?

OK well Bar Rafaeli is a famous underwear model for Victoria Secrets, and if you have never heard of Victoria Secrets, then I cannot help you anymore, now go away.

Anyway, Bar has been posting Instagram images of her hen party with 5 of her closest mates straight from the Club Med resort on the Maldives.

This idyllic holiday resort have these incredible villas which all have their very own pool, a dedicated villa host (butler, basically), steps which go straight into the sea, amazing facilities and are huge at 151 to 168 metres squared. The resort itself is an island measuring 5 hectares (50,000 square metres), with 52 villas, it has several bars and restaurants and on their website states couples only? So how did this hen party get onto the island?

Finolhu Island From The Sky

Back to Bar, following her Instagram images she is seen doing the usual Hen Party frolics which include wearing a bright pink ‘Bride to Be’ sash, a white veil, ‘Bride to Be’ sunglasses and obviously sipping the all inclusive cocktails this amazing resort provides. And once in the Maldives you’d be mad not to go snorkelling so there’s a picture with her all dressed up ready to take the plunge into the warm Indian Ocean to see some experience some incredible under water views.

The prize goes to Bar Rafaeli for the most Lavish hen party ‘so far’ this year.

Fancy A Greek Island As A Wedding Present?

August 3rd, 2015

A Island in the South China Sea, Near PhilippinesIf you’re Ronaldo’s* agent, you’re a lucky man, you have just woken up to an amazing wedding present; you’re star footballer has just bought you a Greek Island!

I mean c-mon, a fricking Greek Island! That would have put back Ronaldo by about 3+ million Euros, I mean that’s a whole month’s salary for the poor fella.

The Greek Islands are loved by Ronaldo who usually takes an annual holiday to the Island of Mykonos every year, so to share his love of this gorgeous part of the world he thought he would buy his agent a part of it.

You can purchase islands all over the world from loads of various websites, Private Islands Online is apparently where Ronaldo bought this lavish wedding present.

Now if you are stuck for a wedding present and don’t know what to get them, how about an island! You can buy an Island these days for less than £100,000, however, buying an Island and inhabiting an Island are two different dreams, you will need to get running water, get some sort of electricity (you don’t want to be living in the dark ages, do you?) and it must be easily accessible; have you not seen the Island with Bear Grylls on ITV?

If you don’t have the money for an Island you can always head over to Pinterest, where Men are pinning their whole dream wedding including their wedding presents on their boards, now apparently and I use the word “apparently” with great care here, some of these men have not even found a girlfriend yet. What kind of world are we living in, quick, I need to get to the 4th rock from the Sun and live a life of solitude there!

*If you didn’t know, Ronaldo is a famous Portuguese international footballer, who also plays for Real Madrid.

Stag Do Winter Deals Coming Up

July 10th, 2015

I know, I know.. the sun is blazing and already we are talking about the winter but hey, people book their stag and hen dos well in advance these days, and that’s not a bad thing, as trying to get a group of 14 people into a hotel can often be a difficult task.

“However” (said in a Jeremy Clarkson sort of way, I am still wearing my black arm band for the loss of Top Gear “as we know it”),  winter can be a little quiet in some hotels so they often sell at a very low rate and lucky for you, DesignaVenture don’t pocket this saving, they pass it on.

So if you need to arrange a Stag Do for November to February, DesignaVenture has some amazing deals, deals so good you’ll need a lie down after you have booked one!

For example

These are just some of our amazing deals all ready to be booked  for groups looking to celebrate in November 2015 to February 2016 (prices are correct at time of this article being published).

Arranging your Stag Do through DesignaVenture couldn’t be easier, once you have booked, we will set you up a membership so you can go online and share your booking with your group. Attendees can pay online, individually, saving you hours even days collecting money in, plus you also get the incredible infamous DesignaVenture customer service.

We look forward to looking after you.


June 22nd, 2015

Picture of the Groom and the oldest best man in the worldAt 102, Dan Clement thought his days of partying and being a best man was well and truly over, well actually you couldn’t be more wrong.

Not only did this plucky retired farmer become the oldest Best Man in the world (at 102 years of age), he also arranged the Stag Do and cracked the crowd up with his killer best man’s speech about being a Ploughman and jokes about cows!

Dan’s lifelong friend, Alex Sandy who is a spring chicken at 73 years old said that Dan’s age was not even a consideration when it came to asking him to be best-man and didn’t even know that it would break the world record.

The previous World Record for being the oldest best man was held by Ronald Hornby in Northern Ireland who was 96.

They also didn’t duck out on a Stag Do, this consisted of sitting up most of the night drinking shots of whisky and bottles of wine around a  house in Cornwall, I would love to have been a fly on the wall on that night and heard all the old stories and jokes, totally awesome.

Alex Sandy who got married to Sue in Scotland (who met online) thought they were going to have a quiet wedding but the Guinness Book of World Records caught the media’s attention and before they knew it there was TV camera’s and paparazzi at the church!

The last and only other time Dan was a best man was in the 1940′s, how mad is that?

All the above details was taken from an article on the Falmouth Packet website which you can find here.

We at DesignaVenture would like to wish Alex and Sue from St Austell all the luck in the world for their marriage and here’s to Dan being asked again.


Bristol Stag Do Place Goes for £1.21 On Ebay

June 17th, 2015

2 members of a stag party doing West Country GamesA Stag Do going to Bristol had a last minute drop out so instead of a no show they decided to auction the place on eBay.

According to an article on the Bristol Post website, these plucky lads from Andover booked West Country Games, Indoor Crazy Golf, bar, club entry and 1 night’s accommodation for their Bristol Stag Do.

On their listing they included some advice for bidders saying that the person who agrees to go must be ready for the daytime activities dressed with trainers and socks for the West Country Games and must pay for their own food and drink all day. (Dressed in trainers and socks always makes me laugh!)

Apparently they had over a 1,000 views but the listing only went for £1.21 and was snapped up by a lady known as Josie. She couldn’t do the whole Stag Do so met them in town for the Crazy golf and a few drinks around town. One of the group said, “like them, she loved the idea of it and did it for a laugh”, however the group said the whole eBay stunt gave the weekend a great buzz.

Bristol is a fantastic UK stag destination and over the last couple of years has become extremely popular with stag and hen parties. With fantastic activities in the day and amazing nightlife, Bristol is possibly the busiest city for stags and hen travelling from other cities. For some  amazing stag packages get yourself over to the DesignaVenture bristol stag do section, where we have packages starting from £79.00 per person*, equally we also offer amazing hen party breaks starting from £95.00 per person*, you can view these packages here.

*Prices correct at time of publish

Stag Do Hold Up In Switzerland

June 8th, 2015

Switzerland landscape mountains & churchAccording to a hilarious article in the Evening Standard, a drunken Londoner swapped a Stag Do in Munich for a day out in Switzerland courtesy of lackadaisical driver.

Jordan Adams a 33 year old from London, stumbles out of a Munich club looking for a cab to take him back to his hotel, somehow manages to clamber into a luggage hold of a coach and falls asleep. 4 Hours later he’s woken up by an irate coach driver “effing and jeffing” no doubt wandering what this silly Englishman is doing in the luggage compartment of his coach!

Jordan a company director who was attending his Brother in Law’s Stag Do had to ring “her in doors”, to get her to call her brother and explain where he was (she was very happy as you can imagine). He then had to go and speak to the Swiss police as he had no money, passport or phone to help him out. The Swiss police very kindly stuck him on a train back to Munich! Wasn’t this a prank they used to on the stag, stick him on a slow ferry to Calais or similar?

If you have any funny stories, please send them though to dean@designaventure.co.uk plus any images you may have to back up your funny story.