The holiday season – AKA engagement season – just wrapped. If you became engaged over the holidays, you might have visions of tulle, flowers, and buttercream frosting dancing in your head. Perhaps you’ve gone ahead and set a date for the big day.
But there is more to your wedding celebration than the ceremony and reception. There’s the bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner, and – most importantly – the bachelorette party. Nashville has quickly become the hottest destination for bachelorette parties in the country. In fact, bachelor and bachelorette parties account for the fastest-growing portion of Nashville’s tourists and visitor spending.
Bachelorette parties are just plain fun. Bachelorette parties in Nashville, however, are so much better. Here are some tips to help you plan an awesome itinerary.
Book a Limo, ASAP
A bachelorette party without a limo is like a wedding without a bride. Your bachelorette party limo will be the site of some of your most memorable photos and laughs. You’re sure to have a blast on the drive from your hotel to the restaurant or nightclub.
A limo might not be the first thing you think of when you start planning, but it’s such an important element. It ensures that you and your friends will have a safe, reliable method of transportation during your weekend of revelry. Aside from safety, it also adds an element of luxury. What’s more fun and glamorous than cruising around in a limo?
A vehicle that is large enough to transport your entire group is an absolute treat on a night when you might have otherwise had to split your party into three or more different cabs. Separation inevitably throws a wrench into your evening’s timeline, and no bride-to-be wants that to happen.
Choose the Best Bars on Broadway
Broadway is Nashville’s go-to area for bachelorette party fun. There are tons of honky tonks, Insta-worthy bars, and spots to cut loose, which is the what a bachelorette party is all about, right?
Some of Nashville’s best spots for bachelorette party festivities include The Big Bang Bar, a dueling piano bar that has some of the best drinks and liveliest atmosphere on the entire strip. Another great spot for a bachelorette party and honky-tonk antics is the Whiskey Bent Saloon. Whiskey Bent has live, local music and the best party-hardy atmosphere you can find. Their schedule is always chock full of local talent, and they even have private whiskey tasting available for a reasonable price.
Grab a Bite to Eat
Partying all night will require some serious energy fuel-ups beforehand, so you can’t forget to find a great restaurant, which isn’t hard to do in Nashville. The foodie scene here rivals that of any “big” city.
Sambuca, downtown’s own “rockin’ dinner club” is a vibrant place for the inaugural bachelorette party festivities. Enjoy small plates with traditional American dishes, seafood, and twists on classic bar food. Moto, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, Five Points Pizza and Rumours East are some of our other favorites.
Planning your Nashville bachelorette party is as easy as booking the limo and getting ready for a night of guaranteed fun. This is Nashville, after all.
*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2016. However, it has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.