STAG and hen dos are now costing up to £500 per head, a report claims.
While many brides and grooms-to-be choose a weekend abroad, home- grown parties are still the most popular way to see off single life.
The bill includes buying drinks, hiring a venue and paying for party activities, such as bucking broncos.
The average stag do costs £218 per person and £201 per person for a hen night, reports trade journal The Morning Advertiser. But some pubs are cashing in by organising events.
Adam Smith, of the North Laine Brewhouse, in Brighton, said its ‘axe throwing, bottomless brunch and ice cream truck’ activities are popular.
And Ryan Holdsworth, of the city’s On The Rocks bar crawls, said: ‘An added advantage is that many of these dos start early and so bring in much-needed income for pubs during the quieter, earlier evenings.’
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