Take your celebrations to a whole new level of elegance! Indulge in pampering and entertainment in the beautiful Hawkesbury Valley as you bid farewell to your bachelorette life. From high tea in Hawkesbury Valley and entertaining cooking classes to wine tours and spa days – escape the big city and head for the hills for a truly memorable Hens party this 2022.
Nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River and the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley provides 4.5-star accommodation on a luxurious boutique estate. Choose between 100 contemporary rooms and suites just 45-minutes from Sydney, with stunning views, fantastic food and modern facilities from the moment you arrive.
Are you ready to discover some of the best Sydney Hen party ideas that’ll make the occasion extra unique and truly memorable? Let’s get started.
1. High Tea in Hawkesbury Valley
Celebrate your upcoming nuptials with an exquisitely elegant high tea in the heart of Hawkesbury Valley. High Tea in the valley serves up a delectable selection of delicacies prepared by an award-winning chef, with a side of beautiful sun-soaked garden views.
Sit down with a glass of sparkling wine, served on arrival. Then savour every bite as you dig into gourmet finger sandwiches, petit fours, freshly baked scones with clouds of cream and mounds of jam, a selection of three hot canapes, fine teas and coffee. High Tea is available from Friday to Sunday – book your table here.
2. Harvest Restaurant
Harvest Restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for a fine-dining three-course meal experience that uses the freshest local ingredients, expertly cooked to perfection.
On arrival, you’ll be seated in the signature restaurant to dine on mouthwatering cuisine, including char-grilled Fremantle octopus, sous-vide spring lamb, chocolate avocado mousse with coconut tuile, orange jelly and honeycomb. Pair your meal with a selection of local and international wines, beers and spirits, let your hair down and enjoy creating new memories with your nearest and dearest girlfriends.
Book your table here.
3. Lakeside Picnic Experience
Enjoy a chic, luxurious and effortlessly stylish lakeside picnic experience with Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. Spend the afternoon with 8 of your friends, taking in one of the most picturesque views this estate has to offer, indulging in delicious foods, and celebrating the bride to be.
Let the experts take care of the impeccable styling, quality decor, antipasto delights, fruit platters, sandwiches and more. This is an experience your guests will never forget.
Picnic’s can be booked from Friday – Sunday. Get in touch with the event coordinators to book your experience here.
4. Villa Thalgo Day Spa
If you’re a smaller group and looking for something extra special, a luxury day spa is always a popular choice. There is nothing more indulging than spending the afternoon being pampered in Villa Thalgo Day Spa with a glass of French sparkling champagne in your hand.
Experience the Spa Dreaming Ritual in one of the most stunning spaces in the Hawkesbury Valley. With your own spacious Luxe suite, you and up to 3 friends can enjoy complete luxury, champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries and a seasonal grazing board. To top it all off, you will have private access to an infrared sauna and spa baths.
The spa is available from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am – 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Secure your spa day online.
5. Paint & Sip
Release your inner artist while sipping on flutes of champagne, sparkling wine, or any other tipple of choice – also known as ‘champainting’ in Darlinghurst or Crows Nest in Sydney. Enjoy a 2.5-hour session where you’ll paint your very best Picasso, with the bride as your subject.
All painting supplies and equipment are provided. Simply bring yourself, your drinks and any nibbles you like and get ready to get creative. Not much of a painter? Fear not. You’ll be guided through the entire session with step by step instructions from a professional painter. Plus, you also have the option to hire a drag queen to keep you entertained with a hens-focused performance.
Sessions can be booked seven days a week from 10:30 am to 1 pm, 2:30 pm to 5 pm, or 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm.
6. Cooks Shed
Take part in a truly unique dining experience that showcases the heart of the Hawkesbury region’s finest home grown produce at Cooks Shed. This food centric venue is ideal for a refined and sophisticated Hens party on Sydney’s doorstep.
With Thai, Greek and Indian nights, along with special chef collaborations – drop by for a long Sunday lunch with the locals, a flavour loaded saturday night dinner, or Friday night drinks with the girls. Reservations are essential to book a table, which can be done online via the official website.
7. Karu Distillery
Make your way to an Australian small-batch spirits distillery, brewing at the base of the Blue Mountains. Creating and distilling local and international award-winning spirits using local and homegrown ingredients, it provides the perfect balance of natural beauty, craft, alcohol and experiences to enjoy with your Hens. Throughout the year, House of Spirits hosts special events, including local events and G & Tea nights.
With tasting flights, indie wine, beer and cider, cocktails and High G & Tea, and masterclasses on the horizon, step away from the usual cellar door experience and into a unique experience perfect for hens parties. Enjoy distillery tastings every Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm or request a group booking outside of hours for a visit that accommodates your schedule.
8. Hillbilly Cider
If sipping on ice-cold glasses of crushed bilpin apple cider while surrounded by Heritage Listage National Parks sounds like your idea of relaxation, then a visit to the Hillbilly Cider Shed is a unique Sydney Hens party experience you’ll love. Explore stunning orchards in the Blue Mountains, kick back and relax with woodfired pizza, baked apple calzone, cider, beer and wine and spend two glorious hours under the blue NSW skies.
Located just a short 30-minute drive from Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Hillbilly Cider will provide plenty of rustic charm and inspiration for your upcoming wedding – bringing the crispest homemade cider together with sprawling orchard views. Open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday, and 10 am to 6 pm Friday to Sunday. If you want to tuck into fresh woodfired pizza, book your visit to arrive after 11:30 am.
Best Hens Party Accommodation Near Sydney
When it comes to truly unique hens party ideas in Sydney, making your way toward the Hawkesbury region will elevate your celebrations to whole new levels. Spend a weekend indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, award-winning food, beverages and entertainment, with the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury River on your doorstep.
Stay in one of Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley’s 100 newly refurbished rooms and suites with beds so comfy, you’ll want to hit snooze for another hour in the morning. The 3 Bedroom Apartment is ideal for Hens party accommodation, sleeping up to 8 guests. Spread out over two floors with two bathrooms, three bedrooms, a separate lounge, fully-equipped kitchen and large balcony – everything you need for an amazing stay is included.
Rediscover the true meaning of luxury Hawkesbury accommodation less than an hour from Sydney CBD.