Why is Bournemouth the go-to stag party paradise?
It’s been christened the hen and stag party capital of the UK.
Want to go wild in Ibiza with the boys but can’t get the time off work (or y’know, avoid a global pandemic)? If so, then why not keep things closer to home and stage the stag party of the century in none other than Bournemouth? There’s a reason Bournemouth was a favoured hangout of The Beatles. Picture pop royalty abreast with the beach, the bars, the wild nights . . .
Yet, what makes the beloved pearl of the South Coast so special is it’s one of the warmer climates in the UK and boasts seven miles of golden sandy beaches. Catch the right weather, and you could almost be abroad. Alongside laid back locals, it even has more places to drink per square mile than the entirety of London! And, to top it all off, it’s also the home of Canvas. Here at Canvas, our team knows what goes into making an unforgettable stag party – but more on us later.
The British seaside town of Bournemouth is much-loved for its buzzing nightlife and vibrant bar scene. So, if you’re looking for legendary nightlife and an epic array of stag activities, look no further. Bournemouth is the place that’ll keep even the most eclectic stag party satisfied. Christened the hen and stag party capital of the UK; it’s won the title on multiple occasions. Yet, we know that organising a stag party can be a hefty crown to bear for many best men. That’s why Canvas is considered a haven for making a memorable send-off, well – memorable.
Why is Bournemouth the go-to stag party paradise?
Make these decisions communal, so the stag party experiences less miscommunication.
Traditionally, the planning of the stag party is the duty of the best man. More often than not, these are close friends or relatives. Yet, it’s the person the groom trusts most in the world to support and assist them in any way possible before and during their wedding. If that’s you, then we imagine you were elated – at first – before the crushing inevitability of your responsibilities became apparent. Sure, in agreeing to be the best man, you’ve one-upped the rest of the groomsman – but at what cost? Now, you’re the groom’s go-to confidante, personal valet and logistics guru. That means there are speeches to write and wedding day duties to execute but – more importantly – a stag party to plan. So, where do you begin?
First things first: the stag party is the groom’s last night of freedom.
So the best man MUST ensure that they get the best out of everyone – including the venue. Along with looking after the all-important rings, organising the stag party of the lifetime is left to the best man. This is no easy feat, of course, and comes with a weighted amount of responsibility. After all, most stag parties tend to cater to pleasing between six and fifteen people – as well as the groom. Not to mention having to chase up the funds from these fine folk. Nowadays, best men tend to form a brain trust and corner the most trustworthy heads of the stag party to settle up how to give the stag the days they deserve. By making these decisions communally, the stag party experiences less tension and miscommunication. Plus, the diffusion of responsibility is great for when the bride-to-be hears all about your evening escapades.
She can’t uninvite ALL of the stag party to the wedding now, can she?
To help you out, nonetheless, we’ve mapped out an easier way to tackle your best friend’s upcoming stag party. Organising this as a group will allow you to get a consensus and make chasing the funds far easier. Thanks to modern technology, communication can flow with apps and social media – so no excuses if you end up in a mess once the stag party starts!
1. WHAT does HE want out of HIS stag party?
2. WHEN can the stag party take place?
3. WHO can attend the stag party?
4. How MUCH will the stag party cost?
5. WHERE will the stag party be?
6. WHAT activities will you do?
7. COMMUNICATE with your stag party!
8. Pick up the stag parties tab and go dutch
9. Time to book the stag party
10. Confirm whether the stag party is good to go
What’s the attraction of a stag party in Canvas?
At Canvas, we cater to our customers.
Bournemouth’s got sun, sea, students and something for all ages. Yet, with our indelible interiors, plush furnishings and friendly staff, Canvas is calling. Renowned for being Bournemouth’s only Loft Bar & Live Lounge, we attract fabulous folk, aren’t too overcrowded and foster a great atmosphere. It’s no wonder our town is so known for being a go-to destination for nights out in the UK. Sure, this MIGHT be thanks to Bournemouth’s sweeping sea views, buzzing town and top-notch entertainment . . . but we like to think it’s because of Canvas.
Better still, if you’re interested in organising something a wee bit more private, we’ve got hire options too with three great venues to choose from. Each of these is unique and sure to put a smile on our guest’s faces. After all, when you’re looking to stage a stag party, there’s nothing to say you can’t organise it yourself.
We’re joined every Friday and Saturday night by well-loved DJs like Martin Kemp, Trevor Nelson and many more. Plus, tribute acts – like Adele, Michael Buble and Michael Jackson – are always great for getting your party pumped. For a deep dive into our monthly listings, you can find out what’s on in Bournemouth by heading to our events page. Alternatively, scroll down to see where we’re based, book a room or read some great reviews. Plus, there’s always our socials too!
We go loud and late every weekend.
The stage is set for a medley of world-class artists to engage in an intimate live music experience. Enjoy our immersive lighting and vibrant atmosphere, and party all night long in our award-winning live lounge. Your experience can be made all the more personal with our venue’s four large private seated booths. Looking to host great stag dos in Bournemouth? We pride ourselves on our enviable and budget-friendly range of buffet and canapé options.
Featuring a spectacular selection of spirit.
With a mind-blowing array of whiskey, rum and gins, we host the best stag dos in Bournemouth with some of the best concoctions known to mixology. Alongside an assortment of champagne, wine and cocktail offerings, you can relax, unwind and get ready for a good time at Canvas. With a capacity of approximately 100 standing and 45 seated, it can open up into the Live Lounge should your party require any additional space.
The Green Room
Shh! This is the latest addition to Canvas.
Waltz into a world of intrigue and step into the soles of flappers or clubmen back in the days of prohibition America. Hidden away from the rest of Canvas, this luxury speakeasy evokes insatiable feelings that we Brits simply can’t resist. So why not revisit the roaring twenties with over 50 gins locked away just for you and your party. In addition to this, if you’re looking to stage any stag dos in Bournemouth, we serve up cocktails, canapés and a brilliant buffet too.
We’re the perfect choice for a stag party in Bournemouth
Open Friday and Saturday nights, we go loud and late every weekend.
Located in Bournemouth’s Soho Quarter and known as “Bournemouth’s award-winning loft bar and live lounge” Canvas is the place to be. Our venue sports a huge emphasis on showcasing high-quality live acts and dynamic DJs. This, mixed with our award-winning bartenders, incredible cocktails and artisan décor, gives us our winning formula.
Get in touch. Canvas is calling.
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Best venue to open in Bournemouth in years. Love the
Absolutely loved this stylish, sophisticated new loft bar. The decor was chic and sexy, with great music and