Christmas Shutdown 2019

Every year at the DesignaVenture towers we give our staff a well earned break so they are ready for the stag and hen season which starts in January.

This year is no exception and we will be closed from Christmas Eve at 12 noon and will reopen at 9am on the 2nd January 2020.

We would like to wish all our customers, friends and family and YOU – a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

2020… What a year to get married!

DesignaVenture Is Now Paper Free

The last time we spoke on this newsfeed about how the DesignaVenture office can be more environmentally friendly was on the 25th April, our aim was by the end of 2019 is for the office to go 99%* paper free.

It’s now the 1st October and we are ahead of schedule, in fact after a lot of blood, sweat, tears and tantrums (especially from the boss), we are proud to announce that all our procedures are now digital and not a sheet of paper will be printed unless there is no other way.

*99% Paper free means that if there is no other way we will print, such as when a provider needs contract sent back to them in the post or when a client requests their Essential Travel Pack in the post.

Otherwise, the staff have been fully trained in new procedures and meetings have taken place on being environmentally conscious inside and outside of work.

On top of being paper free our website sits on a Carbon Neutral server.

For more information take a look at our environmental statement.

2020, The Year Of The Wedding?

Black Beetle car with just married sign on the back with cans

Getting married in the year 2020 seems to be extremely popular, well 2020 does have a great ring to it, get it, ring to it… Oh never mind.

We are actually in the know about 2020 being a popular year to get married as our stag and hen bookings are flying in for this incredibly memorable year.

Are people thinking; “we’ll get married in 2020, then it’ll be very easy to work out how long we’ve been married for”, a kind of maths solution!

So advice time…

If you are planning on getting married next year and you haven’t booked a venue or even the place of matrimony, you best get your skates on people otherwise you may miss out.

The same goes for your stag and hen weekend.

Hotels, activities, flights and nightlife will get booked up especially for busy weekends (usually first and last weekend of the month from March until September).

With just a single £30 deposit you can get your hen or stag group booked in and you’ll also be set up with your very own login area on the DesignaVenture website.

In your Login area you can invite people on to the weekend plus also get them to pay directly to us, how cool is that? You don’t even need to get your hands dirty!

If you need help, advice or tips just call us on 01432 830000.


Currently we have noticed a huge influx of enquiries and bookings for 2020.

We have been speaking to other wedding companies such as Venues, Marque Suppliers and Bridal shops and they have all advised us that 2020 is going to be massive in the wedding world, which basically means one thing, you need to booking your stag and hen weekend ASAP as popular weekends will get booked up.

Booking your 2020 stag party or hen do will mean:

  • You’ll get your 2020 packages and activities at the 2019 price
  • Get a free place based on 15+ people (usually it’s 20+ people)
  • Get the BEST accommodation
  • Get 1st choice of activity times
  • Get people locked in on your date

All we need to get your booking confirmed and price locked down is a single £30 deposit. We will then set a date for the per person deposits to be paid by.

Why do we ask for per person deposits?

From our experience, in order to get people to commit to your booking, a little financial commitment will lock them in.

If you leave it until 5 weeks before you go (which is your balance stage) you’ll find over half of the people who said yes, will drop out.

You don’t want to end up with an unhappy stag or hen, so book early, get people to commit and sit back, relax in the knowledge that already you have a job licked for 2020!

Well done you!

An Epic Source For All Best Men & Grooms

If you as best man have actually found yourself in a bit of a quandary about the best ways to be THE BEST best man then we have the perfect place for you.

The DesignaVenture Stag Do Blog

Similarly, if you’re the groom and need inspiration and advice the stag do blog is a chasm of advice, ideas and inspiration.

Popular Posts include:


The best man

A quick look at the best man’s responsibilities plus great advice and tips.

Another popular post on the stag do blog is…


A man with his wallet out

A question which I am sure is very apt, especially when he’s picking up the wedding tab?

Then you have our top 10s….


member of the stag party with tape over his mouth

Get the low down on what you should and definitely should not do.


Stag Dressed as a chicken

10 Brilliant games you can do on your stag weekend.


Some fantastic ideas on how to prank the stag!

There are loads more posts including challenges, ideas of destinations and activities, actual destination guides and so much more.

So if you are the best man or groom The Stag Do Blog is a brilliant source to guide you through a very memorable part of your life.

Free, Free and Umm Free…

We’ve only gone and done it again!

In June, if you book your stag party or hen weekend or even an activity break through DesignaVenture and you’ll get a free place, providing you have at least 10 people in the group.

So that means your stag will have a free weekend, your hen can go wild and spend more money on Prosecco and you as Best Man or Chief Bridesmaid will be a hero.

Available on all bookings made in June, so you can go in September, February 2020 or even tomorrow, just make sure you have at least 10 people in your group.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a free place on flight inclusive packages, however it is available on packages abroad that don’t include flights.

If you’re a stag go here for more details.

If you are just about to book a hen party take a look at our hen offers page for further information.

Good luck and if we can be of any help, give us a call – 01432 830000, it’ll be the best phone call you’ve made today, this month or even in 2019!


We have gone completely mad this May and are giving you an offer for your Hen. Book your hen party in May for any departure date and she will go completely free providing you book 10 or more people for the whole event (usually the hen free discount is based on 20 people!).

For example; if you decide to book our very popular Ascot Horse Racing Weekend, for the 18th October 2019 which is based in Reading and includes 2 nights in a 4* hotel with breakfast, entry into Ascot with a drinks package plus transport to and from the races.

The price is £160.00 per person however if you book 10 people, you would only have to pay for 9 people, what an incredible deal!

Now, it’s up to you how you decide to use this discount, more than likely you could decide to let the hen go for free as her wedding expenses could be astronomical however, if the hen is minted you could spread the massive £160 off everyone’s place.

When booking please QUOTE: HENFREE and please note that this offer does not apply to flight inclusive packages.

Check out the hen party offers page for further details.


We are offering an incredible offer where your stag can go for free, that’s right your stag will pay NOTHING, NADA, NOT A NOOKA, when you book any of our stag dos for 10 or more people – bear in mind this is usually 20 or more people, so it’s quite the saving.

Do I have to give the discount to the stag or can I spread the saving across the whole group?

It’s not compulsory that the discount has to be applied to the stag’s place, it’s basically up to the stag do organiser the person who books the stag do with DesignaVenture how this discount is applied.

Do I need to quote anything when booking?

Yes – when booking please quote: STAGFREE

Do I have to travel in May?

Not at all, you can book to travel in June, July or even May 2020, you just need to make your booking within the month of May 2019.

How much is the deposit?

The deposit to get a stag do booked with DesignaVenture is £30 in total. We have more details on our How To Book page including information on when your balance is due etc.

Does this offer apply to flight inclusive packages?

Unfortunately not. You can book a stag do abroad without flights and you would get the offer, just not a flight inclusive package.

So, don’t delay, call 01432 830000 and claim your stag free place.

An Environmental Update

Since 2015 we have been working on using less paper, and have achieved a 50% reduction in the use of paper in the office, which we feel is a good achievement.

However, “good” isn’t good enough and like most things we do, we want to excel in it and reducing our office’s environmental footprint is one of those things. So by the end of this year we aim to go almost 99% paper free.

There will be some clients who still like to receive their information in the post and an electronic gift voucher sometimes doesn’t cut the mustard, however in all other departments we hope to cut the use of any paper.

By not using paper, we will also reduce the amount of printer toner cartridges we use plus saving electricity on not having to turn the printer on and leaving it on all day.

We will keep you posted via our Environmental Statement plus this news feed.

Stag Do Ideas Coming Out Of Our Ears

If you’re looking for inspiration and options for your stag do, DesignaVenture has more stag do ideas than Boots The Chemist has headache tablets.

From Racing Rage Buggies, Beer Bike Tours to Canyoning to Stag Do Pranks, Beer Tasting and even Spa days, we have a huge array of activities to choose from.

The DesignaVenture website is a great place for inspiration and exploration giving you ideas on what you can do on your stag weekend. Once you have decided on your chosen activity you can either see which packages include your chosen activity or Build Your Own Stag Do adding and subtracting activities and accommodation as you go along.

We have made the DesignaVenture website a simple but powerful tool to use, helping you create and arrange the best stag weekend known to man.

Did you know that you can get the guys to pay us directly?

Don’t mess around knocking on peoples doors and chasing them for money, let our simple to use website take the strain. Once booked we will provide you with a membership area where you can share your booking and invite people to pay, alternatively we will send you a link where you can socialise it, put it up on a WhatsApp group or email it so everyone can click on it and pay, now that’s a load off!

As always to discuss options simply call us on 01432 830000 – we are always happy to help.