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Surrounded by picturesque countryside, Bay Tree Cottage Workshops provide a unique and individual way to enjoy your Hen Party or Group Event!

Hen Parties ....

If you are looking for a unique and special way to celebrate with your best friends  then come to Bay Tree Cottage with your bridesmaids, family and friends for fun and inspirational day!

With diverse portfolio of workshops, you can create a bespoke day tailored especially for you and your 'Hens'!

From Wedding Flowers & Decorations,  Candle Making or Corn Dollies, Elderflower Champagne & Homemade Chocolates, Cupcake Decorating or Sausage Making,  Lino Printing or Indian Cuisine, the choice is yours!

Our workshops combine a mixture of practical tuition and informal fun to make your Hen Party truly memorable.

A special day tailored just for you ...

Join us for your Hen Party and, you and your 'hens' could spend the day learning, making... and having lots of hands-on fun!

Spend the morning candle making, using different containers (vintage tea cups, small vases etc.), fragrances, colours and decorations… they would look lovely on the tables, or as special favours for the guests.  Or create a selection of cupcakes using seasonal flavourings and ingredients, and then decorate them with a special summer twist making them look almost too delectable to eat!!


After a scrumptious homemade lunch washed down with some Elderflower Champagne, we could spend the afternoon showing you how to create (with a little help from your 'hens'!) some fabulous decorations and place settings to give your wedding a very special and personal touch!

From homemade bunting, vintage tea cup place settings, and gorgeous jam-jar tea lights to hang in the trees .... just a few ideas and ways to spend a really fun afternoon learning some great new skills which will wow your friends and family at your wedding.

Other ideas could include spending the morning making some scrumptious homemade chocolates or chutneys and jams (...both make great treats for your wedding guests!), followed by an afternoon with our floristry tutor leaning how to make beautiful bouquets, button-holes and table arrangements!

Or try your hand at making Corn Dollies, a wonderful traditional craft, it was thought that the ‘Spirit of Fertility’ lived amongst the corn so they were often used as decorations at wedding! Our country craftsman, Bert Manton, would teach you how to make a piece of straw work, choosing from a traditional corn dolly, a tear-drop or a horseshoe! And then if you felt up to the challenge, you could go away and make some more for the BIG day!

Or, if you fancied doing something a little more extraordinary... how about learning how to make sausages!

With prices starting from £25 per 'Hen' for a half day 'Hen Party', just let us know what you fancy doing and we will create your event for you!

Continue the fun and pamper yourself at either Fawsley Hall Hotel (5 min drive) or Whittlebury Hall (20 min drive); or Farthingstone Golf Club offers outstanding value accommodation on the outskirts of the village.

 Group Events ....

Whether you are a Garden Club, WI, or just a group of friends looking for an activity to do together, we can work with you to put-together a workshop  tailored specifically for you, your budget and your time!

Or, if you are looking to escape from the office with your work team, our workshops can also provide an excellent alternative for a Corporate Training Day!

And once the workshop is over you can continue the fun and pamper yourself at either Fawsley Hall Hotel (5 min drive) or Whittleberry Hall (20 min drive); or Farthingstone Golf Club offers outstanding value accommodation on the outskirts of the village.

For further information and to discuss how we can make your Hen Party or Group Event an unforgettable day, please give us a call or send us an email.