Planning and Budgeting

Bachelorette Party Destinations in the South

Planning and Budgeting
October 2, 2023

Ladies, gather around, let's talk about hosting a bachelorette party in the South. Southern destinations really have it all from the historic locales to the beachfront properties, and let’s not forget about the wild nightlife. The South really offers it all and is a top pick when choosing where to celebrate a bachelorette party. 

Relaxing Southern Bachelorette Party Locations

Charleston, SC

If you know a bride looking for a more laid-back destination where you can chill in coastal vibes then Charleston is the place. Known for its historic streets and laid-back coastal vibes, Charleston is the kind of place where you and the bridesmaids can find a concrete balance between relaxation and celebration. Some of our favorite relaxing activities in Charleston include: 

  • IV Hydration Pre-Game and Recovery: Okay, okay, so maybe you and the girls had one too many last night? We understand. This is a perfect option for those who want to recover quickly… and who doesn't? 
  • Blowouts & Bubbly: The Ultimate Bachelorette Hair Party: Everyone likes to get dolled up and feel their best. And let’s be honest,  what's a better time to feel your best than on a bachelorette trip? This is a must for the girls who want to spend a little less time stressing about the getting ready process. 

Savannah, GA

With its charming squares and the peace of Forsyth Park, Savannah offers a tranquil escape from the chaos of wedding planning. Check out the health and beauty activities from Savannah such as group yoga, paddle boarding, and at-home spray tans. 

  • Bride Vibe Yoga's Custom Yoga Class with Fun Playlists: Get your body and mind right with a private yoga class at a peaceful venue of your choice. There’s no better way to sweat out the hangover, harmonize the crew, and help the BATCH de-stress before her special day!

Asheville, NC

If you're looking for a mountainous retreat with rejuvenating spas and Biltmore allure, Asheville has you covered. It's the only place where you can hike, sip on craft beer, and channel your inner Vanderbilt all in one day!

  • Pop Up Botox Party: Want to look and feel great without the traffic and waiting rooms? Well, how about two personal nurses that come to your location so you can drink wine, eat, and lounge with the girls all day while getting a fabulous makeover?

Beach Bachelorette Parties in the South

Miami, FL

Miami brings the heat, both in terms of sun-soaked beaches and the vibrant nightlife of South Beach. Just remember to pack your dancing shoes and sunscreen!

  • Private Yacht Parties: What better way to celebrate the bride-to-be than living it up on the coast of Miami on your own private yacht? So pop the champagne and lift the anchors on a party you and your girlfriends will never forget!

Destin, FL

Pristine sands and clear waters make Destin the perfect spot for beach lounging and the bride who wants to get down and get funky in the nightlife.

  • Beach Bonfire Party: We all love a good bonfire with our close friends… but you’ve probably never had one on the beautiful beaches of Destin! Enjoy music, relaxation, the sunset, and s’more while you have a blast on the beach.

Tampa, FL

Combining cultural districts with relaxed Gulf Coast beaches, Tampa is the perfect blend of city slicker and beach bum.

  • At-Home Hibachi Experience: Hibachi doesn’t need to be expensive. You bring the venue and your favorite drinks, and our chefs will bring the tricks and delicious food! Chat and laugh the night away with your crew while we bring the hibachi restaurant to you and your guests.
bachelorette party group photo on tiki boat

Southern City Vibes for Bachelorette Celebrations 

Nashville, TN

When we think of Nashville, we think of a good time filled with some good old honky-tonk tunes.  From Broadway's neon-lit honky-tonks to the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville offers a lively downtown scene that's second to none. You and your crew can dance the night away to live music, sip on Tennessee whiskey, and celebrate the bride-to-be. 

  • Nashville Party Buses: What’s a better combination of partying and seeing the city? Nonetheless, a party bus that takes you on a tour of the best bars on the Honky-Tonk. It’s our favorite way to get around the city in style. 

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, Georgia's capital, is a bustling metropolis that effortlessly blends Southern hospitality with a diverse range of activities to suit every bachelorette's taste. Why worry about getting an Uber when you can travel in style? The Pink Party Bus is not your typical mode of transportation and it adds an element of fun and excitement to any party. The best part is you choose where your own personal captain takes you. 

New Orleans

If your idea of a bachelorette party includes jazz-filled nights, colorful beads, and a hint of mystery, then New Orleans, Louisiana, is your go-to destination. Combine all of the specialties of New Orleans on a Boozy Brunch Cruise – You and your crew will soak in captivating views of the French Quarter while dancing to soulful live jazz. However, if you’re looking for a local experience, check out this curated list perfect for celebrating the bride and seeing the city. 

new orleans streets

Quaint Bachelorette Locations in the South

Fredericksburg, TX

Nestled in the heart of Texas wine country, this charming town offers you and your squad a taste of both world-class wine and Texas-sized hospitality. Explore the local wineries, sample award-winning vintages, and toast to the bride-to-be in style. But Fredericksburg has more to offer than just wine – it's also steeped in German heritage, evident in its architecture, cuisine, and festivals.

Gatlinburg, TN

For the bride who dreams of a bachelorette weekend nestled in the lap of nature, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is your ticket to a rustic paradise. This cozy mountain town serves as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering breathtaking vistas and outdoor adventures.

  • Mountaintop Zipline and ATV Tour: Explore your adventurous side with this breathtaking experience in the Great Smoky Mountains. This features zip lines, ATV fun, and breathtaking views in this beautiful city escape.

Orlando, FL

When you think of Orlando, you might immediately think of theme parks and mouse ears. But beyond the magical world of Disney, Orlando has a lot more to offer for a unique bachelorette celebration. Immerse yourselves in lush gardens, tranquil lakes, and vibrant dining districts.

two girls on zipline in mountains

Southern Bachelorette Parties on a Budget 

Dallas, TX

The place where affordable luxury and cowboy charm collide. For the bride who's all about the glitz and glam, Dallas offers an array of upscale restaurants, boutiques, and world-class spas that won't break the bank. But don't think it's all about the high heels and haute cuisine; this city knows how to rope in a good time. Saddle up for a little cowboy adventure at the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you can catch a rodeo and embrace your inner cowgirl.

Houston, TX

Houston, we don't have a problem – especially when it comes to planning an affordable bachelorette extravaganza. This city's diverse neighborhoods and attractions offer something for every budget. Explore the vibrant arts scene in the Museum District or channel your inner foodie with a visit to the eclectic eateries in the Heights. And for a budget-friendly twist, don't miss out on the Space Center Houston, where you can discover the wonders of the universe without emptying your wallet. Houston's affordability doesn't mean skimping on the fun; it means getting the most bang for your buck while experiencing the heart of Texas.

Austin, TX

Austin, the capital of Texas and the heart of live music is the perfect spot for a bachelorette party that's both hip and easy on the wallet. Here, you'll find a city that marches to the beat of its own drum – literally! Explore the famous Sixth Street, where live music pours from every bar, or take in the stunning views from Mount Bonnell. And when your appetite calls, Austin's food truck scene is a gastronomic adventure waiting to happen.

Essential Bachelorette Party in the South Planning Tips

Hello to all you fabulous bridesmaids and maids of honor out there! If you're on the hunt for the dreamiest Southern bachelorette party for your bride-to-be, you've clicked on the right post. The South, dripping in its charm, history, and varied landscapes, offers a myriad of opportunities. To ensure your event is legendary, here are a few top planning tips.

Booking in Advance

There's a certain magic in early preparations. By booking ahead, you not only ensure that your chosen dates are available but also avoid the hustle and bustle of last-minute chaos. More importantly, early planning often translates to financial savings. Those early bird discounts and group packages can be super tempting and easy on the wallet. Plus, it gives everyone involved ample time to sync their calendars and make arrangements. This head start allows for a more personalized experience, tailored to make your bride's day memorable.

Choosing the Right Season

The South has the unique ability to charm you in every season. Spring, with its mild temperatures, is perfect for indulging in outdoor activities. Think garden tours in Charleston or leisurely strolls by the riverside in San Antonio. On the other hand, summer screams beach vibes. Cities like Savannah become the epicenter of sun, sand, and sea. However, remember to pack light and airy attire because the southern summer can get steamy!

Come fall, and you might want to lose yourself in the hues of autumn leaves. This is the ideal time for activities like vineyard tours or mountain retreats. Winter, especially in cities with milder climates like New Orleans, is perfect for those who want to escape the cold without missing out on the festive vibes.

Accommodation Picks

Your choice of accommodation can set the tone for the entire trip. Hotels in the South, especially the historic ones in places like Memphis, offer a blend of luxury and culture. If you're leaning towards a cozier, homely vibe, especially for larger groups, Airbnb properties can be a real find. But if it's opulence you're after, the South boasts an array of spa resorts and beachfront properties that promise luxury, relaxation, and myriad amenities.

Activity Planning

The bachelorette party's essence lies in its activities. During the day, lean towards more relaxed, soothing activities. Spa days, city tours, or leisurely brunches at some of the South's renowned eateries are always a hit. As the sun sets, the South comes alive, and you should too! Whether it's line dancing in Nashville, bar hopping in Austin, or even a ghost tour for the thrill-seekers, the options are endless. Remember, the key is to strike a balance. Ensure there's ample downtime interspersed with the adventure. Perhaps a quiet afternoon by a resort pool, exploring historical landmarks, or simply soaking in a beach sunset.

There you go, soon-to-be bachelorette party planners. With these insights, your Southern soirée promises to be a delightful blend of excitement, relaxation, and that unmatched Southern hospitality. Happy planning and here's to making unforgettable memories! 

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