Plan Your Bachelorette Party in Charlottesville

Just like promposals and baby gender reveal celebrations, destination bachelorette parties are no longer the exception, but the norm. Gone are the days of the one fun night out.  Those about to say ‘I do’ are taking two-day, three-day, even week-long trips with their BFFs to big cities and small towns to enjoy unique experiences before the big day.

Here are some of our Insiders top picks for a Bachelorette party blast!

Insider Logan Hall recommends...

 

Drag brunch at Common House

Bachelorette parties can keep the fun going into Sunday morning! Fabulous food, mimosas and, of course, talented performers are the perfect cap to a weekend of fun.

 
 
 
 
 
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Late night at Zocalo

Dim lighting and an industrial urban aesthetic along  with great drinks and high energy ambience make Zocalo on the Downtown Mall a must for a Bachelorette evening out in Charlottesville.

 
 
 
 
 
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Chill at Pro Renata Brewery

With plenty of space to spread out, Pro Renata is Logan Hall's pick for a one-of-a-kind Bachelorette day party experience. Check their calendar for live music events as well!

Insider Linnea White Recommends...

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Suite at the Quirk Hotel

Set the girly tone of your weekend with a suite at pink-centric Quirk Hotel. The rooftop deck, Pink Grouse restaurant, Neroli Spa and complimentary passes to Common House make this a sure bet for Bachelorette party fun. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sipping at Potter's Craft Cider

Gorgeous views, crisp cider, good girlfriends. The perfect recipe for Bachelorette party success!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Vintage Shopping at Circa

One of you's a fan of mid-century modern. Another loves turn-of-the-century antiques. And another one wants '70s plaid? No worries! You'll all find furniture, home goods and knick knacks to suit your taste at Circa.

 

 

Insider Jen Fariello Recommends

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Find a Gorgeous Place to Stay

Sure, Charlottesville has lovely hotels, but adjoining rooms aren't your only choice. Rent an entire house for a weekend-long slumber party. Stay Charlottesville offers luxurious homes around the area that can accommodate groups of just about any size.

 
 
 
 
 
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Get Salty at Halo Salt Spa

Your entire party can experience halotherapy treatment together in Halo's salt room, where a halogenerator grinds up Himalayan Salt, dispersing dry salt aerosol into the room. Proponents of the treatment believe it relieves stress, improves lung function, stimulates metabolism, and even helps hangovers!

 
 
 
 
 
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Wine Taste at Home

Host a personalized wine tasting for the whole Bachelorette group with Charlottesville Insider's own certified wine expert Carolyn Pifer. She'll introduce you to some of the area's best vintages, and best of all, if you do it at your home base, no one has to drive!

Insider Ian Dillard Recommends

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Pedal Up a Sweat

You've wined, you've dined. Now it's time to work off that indulgence, but thanks to Purvelo cycle studio, and with your friends dripping sweat by your side, you'll have a great time doing it! Bonus if you catch a class taught by Insider Ian! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Slip into a Speakeasy

There's no sign outside, and that's by design. But through a doorway off an alley in Downtown Charlottesville, you'll find one of the coziest atmospheres around. The Alley Light speakeasy offers craft cocktails sure to have the whole group swooning.

 
 
 
 
 
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Brows that Wow

Expert waxing from brows to toes at The Brow House mean your whole group will be looking their best before heading out on the town to celebrate! Other treatments include massage and facials.

Insider Olivia Branch Recommends

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hop On and Get Happy

Charlottesville is surrounded by dozens of wineries and you can get your party started on the road with Hop On Tours. It's a safe, fun way to check out wineries without getting behind the wheel!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Show Your Artsy Side

The name Pikasso Swig makes it pretty clear what you'll be doing here. DIY crafts and sipping wine! And don't worry about natural talent-- anyone can do it, and everyone has fun.

 
 
 
 
 
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Giddy-up!

Riding horseback on mountain trails or through vineyards is a joy, and Indian Summer Guide Service will ensure your whole group has a thrilling but safe experience with calm horses suitable for any level rider.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Pippin Party Time

No Bachelorette party is complete without a visit to Pippin Hill Farm. If the weather's cold, you can sit outside by a firepit and make s'mores. On warmer days, enjoy a gorgeous view, sip wine and snack on culinary delights like the Za'atar hummus, chicken Schnitzel or weekend wood-fired pizza.

 
 
 
Derriere de Soie – Have the lingerie party where the bride can actually choose her intimate apparel, eliminating sizing guess-work and returns.  Derriere de Soie offers professional bra fit services and a range of lingerie options in an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. For groups of 5 or less, they provide a bottle of bubbly and light snacks, and for up to 10, they provide a second bottle and some additional light refreshments.  
 
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Linger over lingerie

Have a lingerie party where the bride can actually choose her intimate apparel, eliminating taste, sizing guess-work and returns.  Derriere de Soie offers professional bra fit services and a range of lingerie options in an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. They'll even provide bubbly!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dance the Night Away

Put on your dancing shoes and head to Common House for a Friday night dance party. Break a sweat to pumping music, then take a breather in one of the comfortable seating areas that abound. If you're up for a game of pool, they have that too!

Other Charlottesville Insider Tips...

Still looking for inspiration? We've got more to make sure your Bachelorette party in Charlottesville is a blast from start to finish.

 
 
 
 
 
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Stay at a Vineyard

If your Bachelorette weekend involves wine tasting, why not stay at a winery? Afton Mountain Vineyards has adorable cottages for rent, and it'll put you in throwing distance of about a dozen other breweries, wineries and distilleries up and down the famed "Nelson 151.:

 
 
 
 
 
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Put a Spring (Street) in Your Step

What's more fun than shopping with girlfriends? There is plenty of room for the entire group to shop ’til you drop at Spring Street Boutique, and the staff go above and beyond to make sure groups have an exceptional shopping experience. Use their contact form to let them know about your visit, and they will make sure the shopping spree is exceptional.

 
 
 
 
 
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Turn Back the Clock

You're all beautiful just the way you are. We swear. But if those "11s" between your eyebrows are bugging you or you've always wished your lips were just a leeeetle bit bigger, a Bachelorette weekend is the perfect time to take the plunge. Nua Medical Spa is a hotspot for Botox, fillers, or medical grade facials. And with your girlfriends by your side, any nerves will melt away.

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Private Chef in the House!

Having an elegant dinner doesn't require leaving the house if you hire a personal chef. You and your group can dine in style in the comfort of your vacation home. Private chef Ingrid Berger graduated from New England Culinary Institute and has worked in James Beard Award-winning restaurants. She teaches cooking classes as well!

 
 
 
 
 
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Private Dining Room

Yes, you can have a restaurant dining experience with the privacy of a home dinner party! Charlottesville has several private dining spaces. Check out the Library 101 room at Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall. The cozy space also features a big-screen TV for you to air embarassing home videos or watch a favorite rom-com.

 
 
 
 
 
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Fly high!

Your Bachelorette group could do a private yoga class at any number of local studios, but there's only one place you can fly through the air: Flydog Yoga. The studio offers aerial yoga for novices and the more advanced. They also offer traditional yoga styles including vinyasa and yin as well as barre classes.