There’s no doubt Nashville is a one-stop shop for all things bachelorette. Having earned the nickname “Nashvegas,” this city has set itself apart with its live music scene, Broadway honky-tonks, delicious eateries, and premiere location. While many view Nashville as only a party hotspot, this city has plenty to offer any type of bride for a one-of-a-kind bachelorette weekend!
Party Planning With the Bride in Mind
Running a tourism business, we’ve witnessed all sorts of bachelorette parties with various themes as well as guests from different backgrounds. We understand that not one size fits all. There are numerous activity and itinerary options depending on the personality of the bride and the bachelorette party they envision. For the party planner, that can be VERY overwhelming, especially if they’ve never visited Music City! That’s why we’ve made it our goal to be your Nashville bachelorette party guide by compiling our must-dos, sees, and eats of Nash for the most memorable bachelorette party—no matter what type of bride you’re planning for. Mix and match the following experiences for a bachelorette party that will truly be a dream come true!
Get ready to party with this lineup! A Broadway bar-hopping extravaganza would be perfect for a bride looking to take advantage of all the top spots for booze and music. We’ve listed some of our favorites offering a range of vibes, from country to clubbing and everything in between. You can’t go wrong!
Nothing screams bachelorette party more than an Instagrammable experience! How about a Mimosa brunch at the Hampton Social? Or a happy hour on the rooftop of the Graduate Hotel at the White Limozeen, aka Dolly Parton’s stylish, all-pink venue? Both of these options are sure to bring the party.
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A bachelorette party isn’t complete without party favors! To top off the glam, we’ve come up with the following list to consider:
- Custom sash for the bride
- Party fanny packs
- Hangover kits
- Party cups
- Bachelorette party dare cards to spice up bar fun with your group
The Party Bride and Pontoon Saloon’s Bach-Party Cruise are a match made in heaven. By combining all your bach party needs with other bachelor and bachelorette groups who have come to Nashville to party, this cruise is the best of both worlds! The 2-hour public cruise includes all-you-can-drink beer & seltzers, koozies for the group, and an unforgettable entertainment experience provided by our deckhand. Expect to be mingling, dancing, and boozing to the best mix of tunes while cruising down the Cumberland River. It’s the best honky tonk booze cruise on the water!
The Low-Key Bride
Planning a more intimate, mellow party is a great way to spend your weekend and de-stress from wedding planning. Nashville has a wide variety of tours and events for you to consider if planning a bachelorette party for a bride who likes to keep things a little more chill. While visiting, tap into your favorite activities, and maybe even try some new ones while you’re here. Pick and choose from any of these recommendations for a fun-loving, memorable time in the city!
Arrington Vineyards: Known as Nashville’s Wine Country, they offer various tastings, gorgeous views, 16 acres of vineyards, and of course, award-winning wines!
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The Listening Room: Experience a unique live music venue that showcases some of Nashville’s incredibly talented songwriters. Enjoy some delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks with the show!
Zanies Comedy Night Club: Nothing beats a night full of laughter from the best comedians around!
Spa Day: Unwind and relax at Rose at the Joseph, R+R Wellness, or the Holiday Salon and Bathhouse. Each offers a wide range of luxurious body, skin, and hair services to leave your Nashville bachelorette party feeling renewed and refreshed!
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Shopping at 12 South & The Gulch: These neighborhoods are jam-packed with all the cutest, trendiest stores. Some are founded by celebrities, such as Kristin Cavallari, Reese Witherspoon, Jessie James Decker, and more! This is a great place to spend the afternoon, as there are many delicious, casual restaurants lining these streets.
Private Bachelorette Cruise
Public cruise not your ideal experience? We offer luxury private cruise options perfect for those bachelorette parties looking to enjoy their own company. Our private cruises allow you to set the tone on the boat and create your own unique experience. Our captain and deckhand will take care of all your needs on board. Whether it be morning, afternoon, or happy hour, you’ll have the ability to choose the music, add catering and alcohol service, and decorate the boat to your liking!
Nashville is a foodie paradise offering a wide variety of flavors and unique dining experiences! Planning a food-centric bachelorette party requires local knowledge to get the best bites from the best eateries. This city has an extensive list but we’ve boiled it down to some must-tastes:
A Foodie’s Paradise: The Assembly Food Hall located at 5th and Broadway is a new location, incorporating all the best cuisine and bar establishments in one building to offer a complete Nashville flavor profile. With options for Asian, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean, BBQ, Mexican, desserts, and more, they’ve really thought of everything! You’ll see tried and true favorites like Hattie B’s and Pharmacy Burger, as well as a more upscale experience at Sixty Vines with 60 wines on tap!
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- Yeehaw Brewery & Ole Smoky Moonshine
- Tennessee Brew Works
- Nashville Craft Distillery
- Corsair Distillery
Lunch on the Pontoon Saloon
It’s no secret that Nashville has some of the best food, especially when it comes to hot chicken and BBQ. Unfortunately, you’ll most likely experience long lines and insane wait times at these famous spots. Pontoon Saloon makes all that hassle disappear by offering catering options from some of Nashville’s top eateries like Hattie B’s, Martin’s BBQ, and more! Save time and foot pain while simultaneously enjoying the skyline views from the Cumberland River. When you book one of our private cruises, you will work with our team to place your order, and we’ll take care of the rest for your ultimate foodie experience.
What to Consider When Planning a Bachelorette Party
Plan ahead. Whether you’re a seasoned bachelorette party planner or new to the scene, we can’t stress enough the importance of planning ahead. You’ll want to get some basics down first and ask yourself these questions: How big is your group? Where do you want to stay? Will you need to make reservations/buy tickets? What is your budget per person? Answering these key questions will create a great baseline for planning the ideal itinerary. Nashville can be extremely crowded on weekends and therefore sold out at many places far in advance, so it pays to plan!
Consider the time of year. Do some research on dates before arriving. It’s important to keep in mind other events that may occur during your desired dates to gauge how crowded and occupied places will be. Some of the peak times include the summer months (May through August), major holidays (4th of July & Memorial Day Weekend), and annual events like the Country Music Awards. Many live shows, concerts, and sporting events are scheduled in the city throughout the year, so we encourage you to check Nashville’s event calendar.
Reserve transportation and accommodations. Ubers/Lyfts are very accessible in and around Nashville, but you’ll likely encounter longer wait times and/or surge pricing during peak seasons. Consider scheduling your Ubers at the beginning of the day for confirmed reservation times. This will reduce stress and hassle when it comes time for the party to begin! Want to save some money? Nashville is an accessible walking city with great restaurants and activities in proximity to many hotels/Airbnbs. Here is a list of our favorite downtown hotels with various price ranges:
- Grand Hyatt Nashville
- Dream Nashville
- Bobby Hotel
- Noelle Nashville
- Omni Nashville
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Thompson Nashville
- Best Western Plus
- Consider sharing your location with each of your group members for misplaced phones and/or a lost group member!
- Delegate a point of contact person for all reservations to keep everyone on time.
- Download the Splitwise app to easily divide and conquer all expenses.
- Pack those purses like a survival kit. Don’t forget snacks, water, portable chargers, hand sanitizer, Advil, bandaids, and cash.
Leave the Planning to the Pros
In over your head? We’ve got you! There’s no shame in asking for some planning and budgeting assistance when you’re trying to create the best experience for your bride! Our friends over at Bach Babes are pros at adding a little ~spice~ to all things bachelorette. With everything from itinerary planning, decor-setup, champagne stations, and more, they’ve got you covered. They’ll even get you a discount on a cruise with Pontoon Saloon!
That’s a Wrap!
It’s no wonder Nashville is a hot spot for bachelorette parties! It’s truly one of a kind and supplies endless opportunities and experiences for its visitors. With its dynamic nature and continual development, this city is only getting better and better. We hope you’ll be able to experience it for yourself and make it your own, as there’s truly something for every bachelorette party here!