Pop the champagne, zip up your sparkly dress, and get ready to paint the town pink. Hens parties are the pinnacle of a bride-to-be's wedding preparations, but planning them? That can be (for want of a better word) an ordeal for the maid of honour and bridesmaids.
Don’t worry, though – with Rambla, you’ll be in the best and buzziest parts of Brisbane to lap up the hotspots and enjoy things without a hitch. If you're planning a hens party in Brisbane, we've got you covered for a seamless and jam-packed event full of fun, food, glitz, glamour, and a little bit of pampering.
From the vibrant precinct of Woolloongabba's South/City/SQ to the chic venues in the lively heart of the city, let's explore a curated selection of hen party ideas that promise glamour, excitement, and lasting memories.
Unique Activities for a Memorable Hens Party
There are so many things to do in Brisbane that can fill a party plan before you’ve had time to say ‘surprise!’ While the restaurant and dining scene in Brisbane speaks for itself, you might be after something a little more unique to treat the future bridal party.
Here are some of our favourite hens party ideas Brisbane has to offer:
Sip and Paint at Brush & Barrel
Unleash your inner artist with a classic sip and paint experience. At Brush & Barrel in Newstead, nothing is taken too seriously, and everyone (including the instructors) is there for a good time.
Channel your creativity onto canvases while enjoying some fine wine and great company. Sip and Paint at Brush & Barrel is the perfect way to gear up for a fabulous day, evening, or weekend with the girls.
Champagne and Oyster River Cruise
Elevate your Hens Party with a touch of sophistication aboard a river cruise. Glide along the Brisbane River, sipping champagne, surrounded by the city's glittering lights. It’s a picturesque setting for laughter, stories, and the joy of the impending nuptials.
While there are plenty of Brisbane River cruises to choose from, we recommend you check out the River to Bay Champagne and Oyster Tour. This indulgent (and just a bit boujee) five-hour cruise takes you from Howard Smith Wharves to Moreton Island and back.
You’ll enjoy French champagne, freshly shucked oysters straight from the ocean, and a tour guide who will assist with wild sealife spotting on your adventure. If you’re lucky, you’ll see turtles, stingrays, dugongs, and even dolphins.
Mystic Escape in Fish Lane
Planning a hens party in Brisbane for someone who loves a challenge? Kick things up a notch with an exhilarating challenge at Mystic Escape. Located in the gorgeous Fish Lane in South Brisbane, Mystic Escape boasts three stunning rooms, each with a plethora of intricate puzzles and immersive experiences.
The bride's squad will unravel mysteries, decode clues, and strengthen their bond as they navigate through themed escape rooms. Choose from City of Ashes, The Fairytales, or Yokai Izakaya – these magical and story-driven escape rooms are seriously like no others you’ve encountered.
Whether your group has that competitive streak that will ensure you escape within the timeframe, or if it's more of a ‘give it a go’ type that may succumb to the giggles, Mystic Escape is the perfect place to have fun and celebrate.
High Tea at Customs House
Elevate the afternoon with an elegant high tea at Customs House, one of Brisbane’s finest and most stunning heritage landmarks. Indulge in an array of sweet and savoury delights in a luxurious setting just in front of the Story Bridge.
Alongside a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, the oh-so-delightful menu includes:
- Raspberry scones with jam, cream and fresh raspberries
- Ribbon sandwiches and savoury canapés
- Assorted handcrafted petite desserts and macarons
- Espresso coffee
- French handcrafted tea selection
It's a sophisticated affair that adds a touch of refinement to your hens party *clink*.
Pole Dancing Party
Embrace your adventurous side with a fabulous pole dancing party. With plenty of locations in Brisbane, including Hanger 66 and The Pole Gym, this empowering activity is a fun way to celebrate the bride-to-be's upcoming journey into marriage.
Professional instructors ensure everyone has a blast while learning some impressive moves. Warning: silliness is guaranteed to ensue.
Angelika Film Centre
As the sun sets, venture to the Angelika Film Centre in South/City/SQ. This boutique cinema is the first and only of its kind in Australia, and after major successes in the States, it’s not hard to see why the cinema is packed every night.
Sip a glass of bubbles in the bar before your movie and stock up on some boxes of classic movie popcorn to take in. Recline in plush armchair-style seating and enjoy the state-of-the-art cinema technology as you’re engulfed in your film of choice.
Afterwards, hit up one of the many excellent dining hotspots in South/City/SQ for drinks, dinner, and movie debriefs.
Where to Go: Hens Party Venues
For those hens parties requiring a dedicated venue, we’ve got you. Brisbane is chock-full of beautiful spaces that accommodate a range of group sizes for all the most exciting party shenanigans to take place.
Check out these great hotspots that are located close to Rambla @ South/City/SQ:
Electric Avenue, Woolloongabba
One of Woolloongabba’s most sought-after venues and just a ten-minute walk from Rambla @ South/City/SQ, Electric Avenue is the place to book for your upcoming hens party in Brisbane.
The venue resides in conjunction with Mrs J. Rabbits, a famous local watering hole complete with delicious bar snacks and a sumptuous cocktail menu. But it’s the function rooms that really set Electric Avenue apart.
Electric Avenue & Mrs J. Rabbits, Canvas Club, and Mr Badgers are all on-site here and combine to offer nine different event spaces, each with private dining and cocktail-style options available. From the private dining rooms to the themed Secret Garden and Antique Toy Store, there’s a space for every bridal party at Electric Avenue.
Darling & Co, Paddington
Calling all hens party Brisbane hostesses – Darling & Co in Paddington is your ultimate boutique-style venue that’s sure to kick things up 100%.
This exclusive Brisbane hens party venue is devoted to making your night an absolute extravaganza. With three unique spaces for hire, a team of unmatched professionals who are willing to go above and beyond, and plenty of great ideas to elevate your party, Darling & Co is an all-in-one service that helps you plan the perfect evening for the perfect girls.
Choose from a full-day experience, a high tea, or a ladies' lunch, or simply contact the team to enquire about your own bespoke hens party arrangements.
South/City/SQ: The Ultimate Pampering Hotspot
We’ve covered some of the best hens party ideas Brisbane has to offer, but what about a touch of pampering? No hens party is complete without a little glitz and glamour to treat the bride and her friends right.
At South/City/SQ, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the many beauty venues on offer. Hint: it’s even better if you’re staying in our Rambla serviced apartments, which are just a quick stroll downstairs to these gorgeous hotspots.
Pelci Clinic: Indulgent Skin Treatments
Pelci Clinic beckons, a sanctuary for indulgent skin treatments and premium beauty services. Luxuriate in rejuvenating facials, ensuring every radiant smile gleams even brighter. Shape your brows to perfection, or indulge in a lash tint that will shine in every photo.
Pelci’s extensive menu of services will ensure that every member of your hens party is treated to something they’ll truly love.
Gold Class Nails: A Touch of Glamour
Picture this: The entourage, seated in plush chairs at Gold Class Nails, sipping on bubbly, as expert technicians craft exquisite nail art. This is the epitome of glamour—the perfect prelude to a night of elegance and indulgence.
With reviews almost as glowing as their nail art and plenty of chic designs and colours to choose from, a session at Gold Class Nails really is the ultimate must-do for any hens party in Brisbane.
Soja Studios: Hair & Makeup Magic
Enter Soja Studios, where hair and makeup transformations unfold like scenes from a fairy tale. The bride and her squad are pampered, primed, and ready to dazzle the night away.
Housing some of Brisbane’s most talented hair and beauty technicians, Soja Studios blew us away when they first arrived on the South/City/SQ scene. Established by dynamic duo Jordana and James, Soja Studios has made a huge name for itself since opening in 2020.
A team of experienced colourists and stylists staff this trendy and ultra-relaxing hair salon. Six treatment suites in-house offer luxurious beauty services, making the perfect surprise for a bride-to-be and her friends.
Weekend Hens Party Accommodation
Ready to extend the celebration into a weekend of sheer delight? Your accommodation awaits at Rambla @ South/City/SQ. Nestled in the heart of Brisbane's bustling scene, our new serviced apartments offer chic interiors and access to fabulous rooftop facilities.
From the comfortable elegance of your private balcony or the sprawling glitz of the rooftop pool area, enjoy panoramic views of the dazzling Brisbane skyline. Plus, some of the restaurants down in the Square offer food delivery straight to our rooftop oasis, so you and the crew can recline and dine in ultimate boujee hens fashion.
If your party is heading out on the town, you’ll also enjoy convenient public transport direct to South Bank and the city just outside the South/City/SQ precinct.
Let the celebration linger a bit longer. Book your weekend accommodation at Rambla @ South/City/SQ. Your Brisbane hens party deserves the luxury, comfort, and convenience of Rambla.
Cheers to a hens party that will be cherished forever!