Make your own ‘Wedding Gin’ at Archie Rose
What could be more impressive than having a Gin created for your wedding?
With help from the team at Archie Rose you can design a bottle of Gin with a selection of your preferred botanicals and flavours. This guided blending session includes a brief history on distilling and a tour of the distillery, as well as 2 x 200ml bottles of memorabilia Gin to take home.
Watercolour and Wine
Embrace your inner artist and laugh about each other’s technique with this incredible painting class from Cork & Chroma in Surry Hills.
Choose a design from Cork & Chroma’s selection of artworks including Frida Kahlo or the Opera House. You and the girls will be given guidance, whilst being poured a whole lot of wine, so you can chat about the upcoming nuptials. Clever multitasking.
Enquire about a private event and peruse through the available classes on their website.
The Long Lunch
The Champagne Room upstairs at The Winery in Surry Hills offers up a unique ladies long lunch package aptly named ‘Bottomless Bellinis’. Indulge in 3 delicious courses and of course, bottomless bellinis with this high-tea style luncheon. For only $70 pp you’ll be surrounded by The Winery’s picturesque décor and old school charm.
A Weekend Away
Contemporary Hotels offer some of the most stunning vacation homes to rent for a short stay like ‘Byron’s Bae” (pictured) in Byron.
With a curated list of accommodation options these spectacular homes host the perfect setting for a relaxing escape. Watch the sun set each night over a glass of bubbly and marvel at the beauty of Byron. A short plane ride on a Friday afternoon or a girls road trip means that these mini breaks are accessible and achievable for those with busy schedules.
Harbour View Cocktails
Explore what Sydney has to offer in views with a drink (or three) at Hacienda Sydney. With a cocktail list to be envied and nibbles that perfectly complement each beverage, Hacienda impresses even the fanciest of Sydney’s social set with stunning interiors and an iconic backdrop to boot.
If you love a dance, make sure to visit on a Friday or Saturday night as Hacienda’s resident DJ is there. Alternatively, hire out their semi-private room for a more intimate occasion.
A Spa Day
There aren’t many good excuses to ‘treat yo’self’ to a day at the Spa but a hens day is definitely one of them. Zen Day Spa in Darlinghurst offers hens packages from as little as $80 pp. Choose from a manicure, pedicure, massage or facial and be treated to complimentary champagne as well as Black Velvet Cupcakes (yum!).
No, we aren’t suggesting you go get a scoop of ice-cream for your hen’s night. Gelato Messina offers a 7 – course private degustation for up to 8 people in their humble ‘Creative Department’ located in Darlinghurst. Be treated to incredible edible creations and ‘liquid concoctions’ for $130 per head. Messina’s Creative Department has been created to accommodate guests casually and stylishly – all you have to do is show up and be ready for a once in a lifetime meal.
An Intimate Dinner
Feel like having the closest thing to a quiet dinner at home? Without the effort? There are plenty of beautiful private dining rooms across Sydney that can facilitate a special dinner for your evening. See three of our suggestions below;
• The Commons Local Eating House & Downtown, Darlinghurst
Upstairs at The Commons is a hidden dining room where you’ll be able to hold a conversation, make a heartfelt speech and hideaway from the rest of the restaurant.
• Chiswick, Woollahra
Nestled in the heart of Woollahra, the iconic Chiswick restaurant is an eastern suburbs staple for special occasions. Enquire about a private function here.
• Café Sydney, Circular Quay
The ultimate in dining experiences, Café Sydney offers impeccable service and word class food, accompanied by sweeping harbour views. Book a table here