On meeting brides over the years and listening to their hen party tales, we realised that tastes were changing and that many of our bridal clients were no longer interested in loud and leery alcohol-fuelled weekenders! Especially when you have a group of ladies with you for your overseas wedding who are a range of ages and perhaps are not that well acquainted with each other… Orexi Weddings can offer you a variety of personalised and unique hen celebrations with a difference.
Cookery Workshop
You don’t have to be a skilled chef to enjoy a day in our kitchen set in a traditional Cypriot village in the hills of Paphos . We begin your day with home-made baked goodies and pots of filter coffee around the kitchen table and once you’re ready we can start to cook. You can choose to be an active participant and get stuck in with chopping and stirring or you can sit back, relax and watch us do all the work! It’s a great opportunity to have a relaxing girlie day while getting to try out new recipes. Once our lunch is cooked you will be served in our Secret Garden under the apricot and walnut trees with a glass or 2 of wine… Spend the afternoon in the cool shade of our mountain hideaway and sip the ambrosial wines of the Paphos region at your leisure.   At Orexi HQ you can choose from a Lebanese, Cypriot, Spanish, Greek or Italian menu. We aim to cook at least 4 different dishes plus a dessert and we will go out into our Organic Gardens to pick fruit, vegetables, herbs or nuts that we’ll use in our cooking. An Orexi Cookery Workshop is a wonderful way to spend the day with the closest ladies in your life before your big day.
Cost: €40 per person including all food, drinks and wine. Transport can be arranged at a reasonable price for those of you who do not have hire cars.
High Tea on the Terrace
Enjoy the panoramic views of the Troodos mountain range over Chrysochou Bay to the Akamas Peninsula from our roof-top terrace! Sip on a champagne cocktail ( Kir Royale and Bellini) while tucking into a range of quiches, speciality breads, savoury tarts, cakes, biscuits and so on all home-baked by Orexi. Our Vintage High Teas begin mid-afternoon and carry on until after sunset… All served on delicate bone china with linen napkins and a smile! A perfect idea for a gentle and indulgent hen celebration.
Cost: €35 per person including all food and champagne cocktails (and hot beverages, if so requested). Transport can be arranged at a reasonable price for those of you who do not have hire cars.
Mystery Gourmet Picnic
Orexi Weddings will collect you from your hotel or villa and take you a secret hide-away location in the beautiful green hills of Paphos for a sumptuous Gourmet Picnic! A clothed table under the olive trees laid with a fantastic feast of a range of our cold dishes (from Courvoisier Chicken Liver Pate to a Warm Chicken Salad to Spicy Fish cakes and more). We can suggest a menu to you or you can choose from our extensive list. Begin your hen lunch party with a refreshing Kir Royale or a Bellini followed by wines from our fabulous local wineries. While away the afternoon in the fresh air and glorious landscape of the Paphos countryside with nothing but the trickle of streams and the tinkle of the goat bells wandering through the meadows…
Cost: €50 pp including all food, drinks, picnic table etc and transport to and from your hotel or private villa (Paphos area)
Hens at the Winery
Have a day of oenology and a gastronomic treat with your closest female friends and family! Andreas of Tsalapatis Winery in Polemi, Paphos will be ready to welcome you to talk you through his range of wonderful wines and show you round the winery. He will explain the process of wine-making and then will take us on tour of his vineyards. After spending the morning quaffing the amber nectar of Polemi, we’ll feed you with a sumptuous ‘Orexi’ lunch and you can carry on enjoying Andreas’ wine at your leisure...
Cost: €40 pp including all food and wine. (Transport can be arranged)