There’s a world of options for hen and stag celebations, whether it’s thrill seeking, theatre or afternoon tea, Salford Quays: the home of MediaCityUK offers a contemporary destination that’s abuzz with restaurants, bars, hotels, and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
Salford Quays is Greater Manchester’s stunning waterfront destination and home to some of the most spectacular attractions and iconic buildings in the UK. It’s one of the Northwest’s best cultural, sporting and leisure destinations; housed within one square mile, all of its attractions are within easy walking distance, making it the ideal location to take the hen and stag.
Hen and stag weekends with a difference
Go all-out and book your party in for a performance, ballet, musical and more at The Lowry, a spectacular waterside venue housing theatres, galleries, a restaurant, cafe and bar, with the very best in visual art and performance. Some standout productions taking to the stage this year include Cabaret and Elf
Thrill seekers and sport fans can book a wide range of courses and activities at Helly Hansen Watersports Centre’s Open Hire session including, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and canoeing. Accommodating every skill level, from beginner to expert, tackle the waters with your wedding party.
Treat yourselves to a tipple or two with a little help from the masters of molecular mixology at The Alchemist, the latest addition to the MediaCityUK skyline. Each masterclass will have a dedicated mixologist who will talk you through a selection of cocktails, step-by-step- before you recreate and drink each one!
Kick back with family and friends at Lime, an independent restaurant and bar located in the heart of Salford Quays. With a tempting range of local and seasonal produce, choose from signature Steaks, Sunday Lunches and pre-theatre dinners, and with an extensive wine, champagne and cocktail menu the party is sure to stay in full swing. There’s also a DJ every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm. Lime’s cocktail masterclasses are ideal for creative hens!
For a civilised send-off take a trip back in time with Ordsall Hall’s legendary Ghost Nights. Many tales surround the Tudor manor house and its ghostly inhabitants; Ordsall Hall's ghosts have proven themselves to be very active during the ghost nights - bangs have been heard, doors have opened without explanation, people have been pushed and some have heard the sound of children - what will you experience?
Score the stag – or hen - of dreams at Hotel Football, the world’s first football hotel, located opposite Manchester United’s OId Trafford stadium. Book a table at Cafe Football, and enjoy a fun, relaxed dining experience influenced by the spirit of the game. Or ‘Tea on the Turf’ offers panoramic views of Salford Quays from the hotel’s rooftop terrace. For those looking to go the extra mile, book your party in for a match day experience package, including a four-course meal, complimentary bar and Q&A with a legendary football personality.
Lowry Outlet MediaCityUK hosts its fabulous Makers Market every month; bringing an array of quality artisan foods, drinks, and award-winning craftsmen to its open-air Plaza area. With new street food stalls added each month, all-day entertainment and the 18DBC stand, which serves chilled Prosecco, your weekend is made!
Set sail, and take a boat ride along Manchester’s historic ship canal and explore the city’s stunning scenery with City Centre Cruises. City Centre Cruises can also offer purpose built packages for your party’s needs, including Afternoon Tea and a fully licensed bar. If you fancy traveling further afield, Mersey Ferries offer a fascinating six-hour trip where you will travel the 35-miles of the canal to Liverpool enjoying spectacular scenery and lively commentary along the way. At the end of the cruise you are returned to your point of departure by a dedicated coach transfer.
To catch-up on your beauty sleep, take the opportunity to rest your head at one of the top-quality, yet affordable hotels in the area. The Copthorne Hotel Manchester has a Hello Weekend package, check-in on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enjoy a weekend stay with free breakfast and Wi-Fi.
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