Book Early for 2015

Man Drinking Wine After Booking Stag DoBook early and avoid disappointment, it’s that old cliche again, however it does make a lot of sense especially when you are booking something as important as a hen or Stag Do.

So why do you need to book your hen or Stag Do early?

At the moment hotel managers, after a bumper year in 2014, will be sharpening their pencils and inflating their prices, so if you have 20 lads who have all said they will go on Dave’s Stag Do, book it now and get 2014 prices for a booking going in 2015.

Availability is also another factor which is completely in your favour when booking early. Another scenario is if you have 25 girls who all want to go to the Royal Ascot next year, Royal Ascot gets extremely busy and fitting 25 girls into one hotel can be a problem, booking early should and will, resolve this issue.

So to conclude booking your hen or Stag Do early will save you money and guarantee you availability… brilliant!!! Another useful tip to help you arrange the best Hen or Stag Weekend known to man / woman from DesignaVenture.

So get started head to our stag do section of our website or hen party section and book, book, book!

World Cup Hangover? Get A Hangover Worth Having!

Sexy Lady Dressed Up As A RefereeAs England bow out of the world cup without a single win under their belts, maybe putting off your Stag Do wasn’t worth it.

It’s time you got back to reality and organised a more worthy cause, sending your best mate off on the greatest Stag Do known to man.

Don’t worry, DesignaVenture are here to help with 1,000’s of stag do ideas throughout the UK and Europe you’re in good hands.

If you just want to get somewhere fast and party like it’s 1966, book a basic package of accommodation and clubs and get your dancing shoes on, it’s going to be a heck of a weekend.

You can even build your own Stag Do – choose a destination and whatever activities you fancy day or night or just simply plump for accommodation or activities only, the world is your Oyster.

And just think, at the end of the day, it’s a game of two halves, the boys worked hard, they put their stalls out at half time, it was end to end stuff, there were no easy games and on paper we had a good side – let DesignaVenture put all these football cliches to bed for you!

Enjoy the rest of the world cup and don’t keep any food on your shoulders, you don’t know who’s around.

Watch Out For Big Events

Thinking of going on a Stag Do in 2013 and have a destination in mind?Calendar on 10th date for stag do

Before you decide on a date pick up the phone and give DesignaVenture a call, we can make sure that the destination you have chosen for your Stag Weekend isn’t flooded out with rugby, cricket or music fans.

For example trying to book a stag party into Manchester when Man United are playing at home is very tricky, most 3 to 4 star hotels are full or selling at extortionate prices.

The same goes for stag dos wanting to party in Cardiff, forget trying to book into city centre hotels when there’s an international rugby match playing at the Millennium stadium, especially the 6 nations fixtures. Even Bristol struggles with availability when Wales plays at home at the 6 nations, well it is the next big city Bristol along the M4.

There are all sorts of events that can effect you Stag Do, including party political conferences in popular Stag do destinations such as Brighton and Bournemouth, motorized events like F1 at Silverstone and Valencia or Speedway in Cardiff and not forgetting the music festivals in Reading and Leeds.

Big Horse racing events can also affect your hotel price, Chester and Cheltenham attract huge crowds when the races are on, especially the world famous Gold Cup in Cheltenham, hotels know this and slap on a supplement. My advice for horse racing weekends is to book them as soon as you can.

So if you’re about to book a Stag Do and want to make sure the date you have chosen is available either call DesignaVenture or check out fixtures and events around your chosen destination.

As always if you cannot get into your chosen destination there are always thousands of other Stag do ideas kicking about the DesignaVenture website.

Keep The Boys Out of The Bars


What do you mean keep the boys out the bars, they are on a stag do?

OK, OK don’t get fiesty, listen I am not talking about at night, I am talking about throughout the day, usually a Saturday. T

he last thing you want is the groom peaking by 4pm and in bed by 7pm.

It’s simple, book an activity such as karting, paintballing, canyoning or something else ending in ing and have an easy manageable stag party ready for the big night out.

You don’t even have to book something energetic, book a game of golf or horse racing, mind you the latter may have the reverse effect as when the excitement of the first race gets you, you’ll need a pint!

Are you being served?

If you need a reason to book with DesignaVenture apart from the humongous amount of hen and stag packages and activities on offer then our first class, no messing customer service will be that very reason.

We believe in quality as well as quantity, we also know that cheaper is not always cheapest.

So, if you are looking to book a hotel in Nottingham for your stag do for example and there are two hotels available, the cheapest hotel is 2 miles out of the city centre, we will work out if the saving is cheaper than spending money on a cab in and out of the city centre. We will also give you the choice.

A new supplier approached us the other day with the mindset that he wanted to sell the cheapest stag activities in his chosen city. However, when we delved a little deeper, we found out that you only got 3 minutes on a quad bike, and only 5 shots whilst clay pigeon shooting, so we sent him packing.

Our top hen or stag do advice is; when booking, don’t just look at the price see what’s included in the package.

Advice To All Best Men or Grooms To Be

Best men, grooms to be, stag do organisers people of the Internet.

If you are looking to book a stag do or group weekend away just one-piece advice before booking, try and gage your group’s budget.

Too many stag weekends are being affected by best men and grooms who want a full on weekend with all the whistles and bells, isolating some group members who don’t want to spend the money.

If you want as many people on aboard as possible, try and gage everyone’s budget and book the break that falls within that budget.

Alternatively give them options such as the package without accommodation or the weekend without the daytime activities, giving more people access to your stag weekend.

So the next time you book your stag do and loads of people drop out you have probably over estimated everyone’s budget.

Communicate People

Far too many stag dos go to pot due to bad communication which is a crime in this amazing digital age.

The stag do organiser needs to get the information out there, secure some commitment from the boys and communicate information so everyone knows what’s going on.

Set up a Twitter account or a Facebook page, other alternatives are Google + or simply build an email group so when one person emails everyone in the group gets it.

There is so much technology out there, from social websites, to fantastic apps so make use of them, the majority of these website services are free of charge so use them before companies start charging!

A great stag do needs good communication, so communicate people.

Roundtables Want To Create The Ultimate Stag Do Guide

Roundtable organisations throughout the UK have taken it upon themselves to put together the ultimate stag do guide for their members and maybe to draw a younger crowd in.

The Hereford, Banbury Cross and Sanbach Roundtables are all advertising in local newspapers wanting stag do stories and stag weekend tips.

I think they need to look no further then this stag do news blog written by DesignaVenture experts and the DesignaVenture Blog – Stag Do Ideas.

There are also some fantastic websites out there that give out plenty of stag advice and true stories such as

For years there has been loads of wedding websites advertising mainly bridal interests however, are the times a changing?

Are grooms to be wanting a more active part in the wedding?

No not really, I think most grooms will show interest for the wedding however, the stag do will be filling their heads a lot more!

Don’t Miss A Game Whilst On Your Stag Do

If you love the Euros and you are worried sick about missing a game whilst on your stag do, then let DesignaVenture ease your stress.

We can make sure you don’t miss a game by giving you front seat tickets at some of our top stag do destinations.

Currently most games start at either 5pm or 8pm and we have the knowledge of which venues are showing each games in all our popular stag destinations.

So if you need advice on where to go to get your next Euro fix then pick up the phone and give us a call and we will guide you in like a beer seeking missile.

Now relax you are on a DesignaVenture stag weekend.

What Makes A Great Stag Do?

With the stag do season well and truly kicking off and many hundreds of thousands of partygoers hitting popular stag destinations worldwide, what makes a good stag do?

First and foremost your mates, everyone should be in good spirits and excited about a boys weekend away with their close buddies, so make sure they are all kept up to date with what’s going on and where you’re going as this will make everyone feel part of the group.

Lots to do in the day is also a good sign of a great stag weekend, if the guys want to drink all day you may find quite a few peaking by 4pm and not showing up for the evening’s entertainments, so try and book a stag daytime activity or two to keep the boys in check.

Bars and clubs booked for the evening will also help your stag do go off without a hiccup, the last thing you want to be doing is walking around a city at 10.30pm looking for a venue for your large group of lads to get into, so book your clubs and bars in advance.

Make sure the stag has a great weekend; after all he is the reason why you are celebrating.