Hen party in the Algarve
The bride's mother wanted to put on something special for her daughter and a group of very close friends to celebrate the upcoming wedding, and decided on a long-weekend hen party in the Algarve.
Fun, of course, but done with style. Good food and drink had to be an essential element, with some pampering thrown in, and it made perfect sense to use two of the Algarve’s best natural assets - the stunning scenery and the glorious weather. It was a relatively small group - the bride, 16 friends, and mum, who organised everything alongside the chief bridesmaid - and they really wanted us to push the boat out: literally, as one of the activities Luxury Algarve Weddings recommended as part of the weekend was a champagne cruise.
A meeting was held between Luxury Algarve Weddings and the mother of the bride to discuss options, prices, and what they thought everybody would enjoy. Luxury Algarve Weddings works closely with leading suppliers in the region, including a gourmet catering company, a luxury yacht charter business, and a variety of health and beauty specialists, as well as being able to recommend the best local restaurants and nightlife. The guests would all be staying in the villa for the weekend, and naturally nobody would want to drive, spend too long in transit, or be tied too much the kitchen, so a programme was put together which included transportation to and from the various venues (all located close to the villa), a range of serviced food options, and plenty of chances for the girls to spend quality time together.
Friday evening: sushi dinner at the villa - prepared and served by a private catering company, including chef and waiters
Saturday morning/lunchtime: free time
Saturday afternoon: cruise out of Vilamoura marina in a chartered catamaran with full crew; canapés and champagne served on board; live music; personal photographer; limo transfers from the villa to the marina
Saturday evening: transfers to a beach restaurant, onto a nightclub, and back to the villa
Sunday morning/afternoon: brunch at the villa - prepared and served by a private catering company, including chef and waiters; individual beauty treatments and massages at the villa by local therapists
Sunday evening: Portuguese/Brazilian themed dinner at the villa prepared and served by a private catering company, including chef and waiters; live music; port wine tasting with a private sommelier
Relaxing, good fun, and an ideal snapshot of what the Algarve can offer to those friends who hadn’t been before.
From the bride's mother: "A very big thank-you to you all for making the hen weekend for my daughter, guests and myself a truly memorable time. Everything was outstanding: the run-up, the organisation, the setting up and then the execution. The attention to detail was extremely impressive and everything from the food, the catamaran, the photographer, the band, the massage therapists, the brunch and the smoothies was absolutely magnificent. Many and grateful thanks to you all. I cannot recommend your team highly enough!"