“Sten parties” – The latest prenuptial trend that´s sweeping the nation

The 21st century is fast getting a reputation for being an edgy period, a time of breaking down norms and…

2 Oct 2019

“Sten parties” – The latest prenuptial trend that´s sweeping the nation

The 21st century is fast getting a reputation for being an edgy period, a time of breaking down norms and giving them a quirky spin.

Here at Signature Living, we can appreciate this desire to avoid mundane tradition in order to strive for uniqueness, as it perfectly describes our ethos.

So when we heard about the rise of “sten parties”, we just had to find out more.

Stereotypically, couples tend to branch off before their big day. Dedicating time to their separate friendship groups before they say “I do”.

When you think about hen and stag parties, you probably picture a spa weekend filled with cocktails and naked butlers for the girls and a messy European break for the boys. But there are many reasons as to why it is now becoming increasingly popular to combine the two.

Group travel specialist, Red7, has seen a 200 per cent increase in requests for this type of event over the last couple of years. One main reason for this decision is that many couples are now integrated into one big friendship group anyway, so it makes sense for the couple to share the occasion with each other and their shared pals.

Another valid point is that joining parties saves money. A poll of 2,000 UK adults and found that the average abroad pre-wedding bash costs a total of £998, which is a lot to spend on two different occasions when a ceremony and married life is on the horizon.

The phrase “last night of freedom” has become more defunct since relationships pre-engagement are lasting longer, and the engagements themselves are spanning over more time. Therefore the single lifestyle has long passed, resulting in a lack of need or want to go wild with friends.

A spokesman for GoHen, said: ‘There’s no denying the growth, we’re organising three times as many STEN party bookings as we were two years ago!’


Signature Living has developed a fantastic reputation for providing bride and grooms-to-be with the best single-life send offs imaginable. We have received hundreds of reviews from our customers expressing their love and appreciation for the rooms and activities we host on their behalf, giving them the night of a lifetime. Here are just a few reviews from our happy visitors:

“Eight of us visited for the weekend from Scotland for my sister’s hen party. We honestly could not have picked a better place for our stay. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, the room was amazing and options were available for room decoration etc on arrival.”

“Jacuzzi bath with shower head!! Mini bar too , located in the heart of liverpool near concert square , ideal for stags and hens !!”

“Me and my friends went to Liverpool on a stag and stayed in this hotel ! It was one amazing weekend !! This hotel had so much to offer !! The best weekend I had in a long time thanks to the shankly hotel”

“I booked our 2 night package for a hen party with 8 people staying in three rooms – the service was excellent from start to finish. All of the staff are very welcoming and attentive . We had a lovely meal in the Bastion and excellent breakfast.”

With the immense increase in combined festivities, we´re sure that Signature Living locations will soon be welcoming more and more sten parties into their bespoke group accomodation with open arms. And we´re sure that the great comments will only grow.