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Mark ‘n’ Miche Reveal Their Stag / Hen Destinations

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, the UK’s most Beautiful couple (she is a real stunner and he is more ripped then a pair of jeans from Latvia) have revealed where they are going to celebrate their pre nuptials.

I know you cannot take the suspense anymore, so thanks to The Mirror for spilling the beans I can reveal that Michelle Keegan, former Coronation Street Star who now commands roles in her very own ITV dramas, I cannot name any as I dont really like the ITV dramas or Coronation Street for that matter. Sorry back to Michelle Keegan who always looks incredible every time she sets foot into the public eye…..

OK, Michelle Keegan is going to Dubai for her hen weekend whilst Mark Wright celebrates in Vegas, where else?

There, you heard it here first, unless you read the Mirror’s article then this is possibly the second place you have read this amazing bit of celebrity news or gossip, now back to your corn flakes.

 

Bookings Go Through The Hoof

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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!

DesignaVenture’s Happy New Year Message

Monday, 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

Monday, 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!

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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!

Monday, 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!

Book Your 2015 Now At a 2014 Price

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

stag and hen group drinking beer

It’s official 2014 is coming to an end, never to be seen again, except for one thing that is, DesignaVenture are currently taking bookings for stag weekends and hen parties for 2015 and they area being snapped up at 2014 prices.

That’s right people, it’s time to grab a bargain before it’s too late.

There is a rumour that hotels in leading hen and stag destinations such as Bristol, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Bournemouth are steadily putting their prices up due to high demand for weekends, well I am here to put you straight, unfortunately it’s true, which ultimately means your stag and hen dos are going to cost more next year, whether you book it through a stag company like DesignaVenture or go DIY.

So my friends, DesignaVenture has come up with this incredible offer, a once in a lifetime, never to be repeated offer (well not until November next year that is), book your 2015 Stag Do or hen party now for just £60 and everyone in the group will pay a 2014 price, saving a whole load of money.

Booking early also means you will get the best hotels, the activity slots you want and 9 times out of 10 more availability then you can shake a stick at, I don’t know why you’ll want to shake a stick at it, but there you go.

Good luck, and if you need help on deciding what to do, where to go, how to put your trousers on properly, call us now on 01432 830880, incredibly stag do ideas can be found here, and here for hen party ideas.

Mankini Now Banned in Blackpool

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Stag Dressed in a MankiniBlackpool is (surprisingly) the second Stag Do seaside destination to put in a total ban on the men in Mankinis pointing specifically at stag parties. This ban which is also known as Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) can also be applied to any inappropriate dress worn by stag or hen parties.

2 Years ago the Newquay police got fed up with stags turning up in Mankinis so they were the first seaside town to put in a total ban on Mankinis and now Blackpool has followed suit.

Blackpool has always been (in my eyes) a little risqué, with the Kiss Me Quick hats in the 80′s and the hedonistic reputation of the 90′s and 00′s however the town council has decided to exercise their anti-lout powers to ban inappropriate dress.

Opponents fear such a move would be similar to criminalising women for wearing shorts skirts or showing off to much cleavage.

Other people think it’s a great idea and would be a positive move to cleaning up Blackpool’s image, making it a more family friendly British seaside town.

If you do find yourself in a Mankini or inappropriately dressed in Blackpool whilst on a Stag Do or hen weekend or if that’s just what you like to wear, there is a big chance you can be fined on the spot. Just so you know these fines range from £70 to £100.