08 May Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Weekend in Nashville
Nashville is quickly becoming one of the nation’s top travel destinations in general, and that includes for bachelorette parties. If you’ve ever visited Broadway in downtown Nashville, you’ve likely seen this in full effect.
Nashville is a great option for a bachelorette party for a lot of reasons, or even just a general girls’ weekend away. It’s relatively inexpensive, it’s full of plenty to do, the weather tends to be nice, and there’s a lively but still laid back atmosphere that visitors tend to enjoy.
If you’re thinking about a Nashville bachelorette party, the following are some things to know in the planning process.
What to Do
Quite honestly, there’s so much to do you certainly won’t be bored. If anything, you’ll likely find the challenge comes in narrowing it all down and trying to pack as much as you can into a weekend.
In terms of bachelorette parties, some of the things to consider doing include:
- A lunch or dinner cruise along the Cumberland River
- A downtown bus tour, such as The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour which shows you the highlights of the city
- Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame
- Take a tour of stars’ homes
- Visit the Grand Ole Opry
The Nashville Party Barge company is another great option. The “barges” are described as a pontoon boat on wheels, and they hold up to 15 people. These private tours let you sit back and relax as you tour downtown Nashville.
There are also bar on wheels tours that you’ll see making their way around downtown.
These are just a few of the many things you might consider, but it barely scratches the surface of all Nashville has to offer.
If you’re going to visit Nashville for a bachelorette party, you will likely want to enjoy the nightlife. Nashville is known for the many live music venues that line Broadway, as well as craft cocktail bars, and more. Honky Tonk Highway is the area where you’ll find live music and bars day and night.
For something out of the ordinary, consider House of Cards. House of Cards is a relatively new dining, entertainment and nightlife venue located under the Johnny Cash Museum. It’s designed like a 1930s speakeasy, and it features magic performances on the restaurant floor at all times. There is a dress code, and it’s a 21-and-up-only venue.
There are artisan cocktails and a menu of classic American fare. There’s also a cigar humidor, and the bathroom ceilings are covered in 24-karat gold leaf. Reservations are required.
Geist is a bar and restaurant in Nashville that was named by one of the Most Beautiful New Restaurants in America by the Robb Report.
For your bachelorette party, make sure you visit the Champagne Garden at Geist. They feature a wood stove fireplace, mimosas on Sunday and more.
For rooftop bars which can be especially great in spring and summer, think about visiting Acme Feed & Seed or The Valentine.
Nashville is known for amazing restaurants and food, whether you want upscale options or you want something more casual. For something fun try Party Fowl. Party Fowl is a fried chicken venue that specializes in Nashville’s famous hot chicken. You enjoy Southern comfort food, and they have liquor-filled slushies along with numerous local beer options.
Another dining option is called Josephine, where you’ll find farmhouse-inspired fare.
Some of the restaurants in Nashville even offer bachelorette meal packages.
Along with the bars, the food and the drinks you might want to enjoy some girl time and retail therapy. There are shops owned by celebrities in Nashville such as Kittenish by Jessie James Decker and Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James.
Opry Mills is the largest outlet retail center in Tennessee if you want to score a deal, or you could go for the smaller and independently owned options. For example, there are Two Old Hippies which is a combination of clothing and music shop, or the Shoppes on Fatherland. The Shoppes on Fatherland are designed like a mini-mall but filled with independent retailers.
Finally, when you’re deciding where to stay, when it comes to a bachelorette party, the closer to downtown the better. Downtown is where much of the action is at least as far as music, dining, and nightlife. Traffic can be tough in Nashville, so if you’re walking distance to the things you primarily want to see and do it will make for a smoother trip.