Your Guide to Planning the Ultimate Nashville Bachelorette Party
Looking for things to do in Nashville for a bachelorette party? Use our guide to plan the best bach itinerary your crew has ever seen.
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There are three key things you can expect when planning a Nashville bachelorette party: delicious Southern bites, a killer music scene, and overall, a really good time. No doubt, there will be plenty of boutique shopping and city mural Instagramming in the mix, plus a couple of must-see tourist stops along the way. By day, you'll be exploring Nashville institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, while night will bring some serious fun of its own. Your party will go next level while bar hopping down Lower Broadway to experience the famous Honky Tonk Highway. And who knows? You may just discover the industry's next big star before anyone else.
To make the most of the Music City, start by downloading one of our favorite apps: BACH. It lets you book Nashville's top activities and share the deets with your group instantly, not to mention poll your crew to see what they're dying to do most. Once you've got this handy tool on your phone, keep reading for more of our top tips.
Why have a bachelorette party in Nashville?
Lots of soonlyweds flock to Music City to have their last bash before the big day—but just why is Nashville so popular for bachelorette parties? These are the top three reasons to consider planning a bach weekend in Nashville:
- The music scene: Some of the biggest music icons recorded their best hits right here, from Elvis to Dolly Parton. Explore historic Music Row or discover the city's live music scene at The Bluebird Cafe.
- The nightlife: Your crew will never be bored in Nashville. All you have to do is step out onto the Honky Tonk Highway for a bar-hopping experience like no other.
- The food: If your squad appreciates good Southern cuisine, Nashville has a few culinary gems that'll satisfy any and all cravings. (Trust us, you don't want to miss out on Biscuit Love's signature biscuit doughnuts.)
Where to Stay in Nashville for a Bachelorette Party
Looking to rest your head at a convenient yet cool spot during your bachelorette party in Nashville, Tennessee? Breathe easy because this city has endless options at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for a bachelorette pad big enough for the whole crew or a convenient hotel stay, we've got you covered.
The coolest bachelorette rentals in Nashville
There are tons of pros to booking a shared house, condo, or apartment for your squad. For starters, it'll be much easier to coordinate each day's itinerary if you're all waking up in the same place. Plus, you'll have even more opportunities to have fun together. Vrbo and Marriott Homes & Villas have plenty of unique rentals to choose from.
This industrial-style loft right on Honky Tonk Row is just steps away from the world-famous Tootsie's, where your crew can enjoy a late bar and live music. Or, if you want somewhere a little quieter to wind down, this contemporary Nashville house just outside the downtown area is the perfect spot. Chose Nashville for the music? We don't blame you! Make the most of your bach weekend by staying at this luxurious townhouse right off Music Row. There's room for up to 12 guests—oh, and there's a cozy rooftop deck with stunning downtown views.
Downtown Nashville's best hotels
The Hermitage Hotel offers a five-star experience and jaw-dropping elegance if you want a little taste of luxury. With on-call limousine service, your crew can travel in style. There's also a round-the-clock concierge service to help with recommendations, dinner reservations, and more. And all that's not to mention the timeless style of the Hermitage—it's no wonder why it's the longest standing hotel in the entire city (and one of the best hotels in Nashville for your bachelorette party).
Located in the heart of the action, the JW Marriott and the Bobby Hotel Nashville are both excellent picks for style, ease, and proximity. Think: Less time calling Ubers and more time enjoying your bach weekend within comfortable walking distance. At the JW Marriott, expect jaw-dropping views of the city skyline, cuisine cooked by a Michelin-star chef, and a state-of-the-art spa. The Bobby Hotel is an eclectic haven with great coffee and a cool rooftop lounge complete with a 1956 Scenicruiser bus. Looking for something a little different? Hotels.com has even more of the best places to stay for a bachelorette party in Nashville.
Things to Do in Nashville for a Bachelorette Party
Like we said before, your crew will never be bored in Nashville. From the city's many museums and musical attractions to its bustling nightlife, you're in for a jam-packed weekend. Use these suggestions to start curating the perfect itinerary. (And, if you've got time to kill afterward, find even more Nashville bachelorette party ideas on TripAdvisor and Viator.)
Discover Music City's legendary past.
If your group includes first-timers to Nashville, you'll want to hit the highlights of this iconic city. Whether or not you consider yourself a music enthusiast, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is well worth a visit. You'll get the full run-down on every big name in the industry, and learn a little history to help enhance your Nashville bachelorette party experience. Afterward, take the fun outdoors with a visit to the Music City Walk of Fame.
Check out Nashville's amazing street art.
As you wander around exploring, you'll likely run into the work-of-art murals sprinkled throughout the city. The I Believe in Nashville Mural (2702 12th Avenue South), the #WhatLiftsYou Wings Mural (302 11th Avenue South), and the Nashville Looks Good On You Mural (2511 12th Avenue South) are three favorites to seek out. Don't forget to strike a pose with all your besties because these iconic murals are the perfect spot to snag a group picture. In fact, why not organize a tour with a professional photographer? It's one of our favorite daytime activities for a bachelorette party in Nashville.
Plan a booze cruise on the marina.
Up for a little fun in the sun? Book a trip on the city's only pedal pontoon, departing from the east bank dock in Downtown Nashville. The party boat has 10 cycle stations and can seat up to 16 members of your squad. (And don't worry, the captain can change the resistance level if you're not in the mood for SoulCycle.) An on-board cooler will keep your drinks at the perfect temp and you can connect your phone to the speaker to blast all your favorite party tunes. Lizzo, anyone? If you'd rather stick to dry land, Nashville's premier bachelorette party bus, The Honky Tonk Party Express, is a great alternative.
Explore Nashville's live music scene.
You simply cannot put together a Nashville bachelorette party itinerary without including some live music. Check the lineup at the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium and be sure to grab tickets well in advance. If you're unable to attend a show but still want your chance to experience the Opry, sign up for a daytime tour of the Grand Ole Opry House where you'll get a backstage peek into this Music City institution. Or, if you want to opt for a more low-key venue, The Station Inn is a local favorite featuring live bluegrass every night of the week.
Go bar-hopping on the Honky Tonk Highway.
Bar hopping couldn't be easier during your Nashville bachelorette party thanks to the famous Honky Tonk Highway lined with dozens of music venues where so many legends first got their start. Each establishment serves up boozy drinks with zero cover charges, and whether you're looking for country, rock, bluegrass, or more, you'll find it right here on Lower Broadway. Or, if you take your bar crawling pretty seriously, book a ride on the Nashville Pedal Tavern for a two-hour adventure with up to 14 of your friends.
Sample the state's best booze.
If you're up for a little trip outside the city, take your crew on a tour of the nearby Jack Daniel's Distillery. The tour starts and ends in Nashville, so you don't have to figure out your own transport. But if you'd rather stay a little closer to home, the Nashville Craft Distillery offers 45-minute tours complete with a tasty sample cocktail. Or, enjoy a barbecue, beer, and bourbon tasting tour of the city and experience some of the best Nashville has to offer. Prefer wine to Tennessee whiskey? Arrington Vineyards is just a car ride away.
Take your crew line dancing.
Let loose in true country style by taking your crew line dancing. Not sure where to even begin? Don't worry, you can book a fun one-hour class so the whole crew can learn how to line dance together. Once you've mastered the basics, plan an unforgettable evening at Nashville Palace where Saturday Night Line Dancing is a revered tradition.
The Best Places to Eat in Nashville for a Bachelorette Party
You won't go hungry in Nashville. There are so many great places to eat, whether you're early birds on the hunt for an energizing breakfast or more of the late-night snack type. Walk-ins are welcome in most of the city's eateries. That said, larger groups might want to book in advance to make sure you get seated. OpenTable is a great resource for finding nearby restaurants and reserving a table.
Our favorite Nashville breakfast and brunch spots
Brunch is a necessity of any Nashville bachelorette party, and Biscuit Love Gulch or Milk & Honey will satisfy the sweet and savory breakfast cravings of everyone in your group. Known for its unique creations like the "bonut"—yes, you read that right—Biscuit Love has got something special you just can't find anywhere else. The icing on the cake? This family-owned eatery does a mean mimosa. It's hands down one of the best brunch spots for bachelorette parties in Nashville.
On day two of your Nashville bachelorette itinerary, why not check out the nearby Milk & Honey? From uh-mazing hot chicken and waffles to nutritious protein breakfast bowls, this foodie haven has something for everyone. And let's not forget the cocktails—your squad can create their very own mimosas from a choice of fresh cold-pressed juices and sparkling white wines.
The best Nashville restaurants for lunch
You'll find all kinds of amazing cuisine in Nashville, but the city is especially well known for its Southern soul food. A stroll around The Gulch or Sobro neighborhoods will quickly reveal some of Music City's best eateries. We're obsessed with the hot chicken at Hattie B's (and your squad will be too).
For food that comes with a side of fun, head to Pinewood Social. Here you can organize bocce ball or bowling after sampling some more Southern staples, like mac-and-cheese, barbecue wings, and fried chicken.
Or, if you're looking for lunch on the go, The Grilled Cheeserie has three locations around Nashville as well as a much-loved food truck. Trust us, these fancy sandwiches might just be the highlight of your day.
Where to make a dinner reservation for a bachelorette party in Nashville
If you're looking for somewhere with a relaxed vibe, head to Butcher & Bee in East Nashville. The restaurant's cozy ambience and friendly atmosphere is just what your squad needs after a busy day exploring the city. The restaurant specializes in mezze dishes and family-style table service, so sharing is encouraged!
At the bustling center of downtown Nashville, you'll find The Farm House Restaurant & Bar. Owner and Chef Trey Cioccia gives classic Southern cuisine a new lease of life using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Your bride-to-be bestie and "I do" crew will truly get a taste of what Music City has to offer. The restaurant's impressive menu is updated regularly to suit the season.
The George Jones smokehouse is the place to be if your crew is dying to sample some delicious smoked meat, from pulled pork to barbecue brisket. After enjoying another signature Southern dish, head on up to the roof for a refreshing specialty drink. (And if you're really digging the rooftop bar vibe, L.A. Jackson is just a short cab ride away. Finish up the evening with some of the best cocktails in town while soaking in views of stunning downtown Nashville.)
Our Favorite Nashville Bachelorette Party Supplies
There are lots of ways to make a bach bash feel extra special. For starters, you could zhuzh up your accommodation with some sweet bachelorette party decorations. Another idea is to kit out your crew with matching shirts or buttons. Finally, consider coming up with a fun Nashville bachelorette party hashtag for the occasion (if you get stuck, the pro writers at Wedding Hashers can totally help). As for the rest, check out our favorite picks below or head to WeddingWire Shop for even more Nashville bachelorette ideas.
Cowboy hat with veil
It's not a Nashville bachelorette party without a cowboy hat! Give the guest of honor this adorable hat-veil combo that she can rock the whole weekend.
David's Bridal woven bride cowboy hat with veil, $30, David's Bridal
These cute country-themed sashes will create the perfect squad Insta.
WeddingWire Shop paper bachelorette party sashes in Country Girl, $6 each, WeddingWire Shop
Nash Bash shirts
Have your group rock matching Nashville bachelorette party shirts during your bar crawl for a memorable evening.
Have Custom Nash Bash T-shirts, from $12 each, Etsy
I Do Crew bandanas
Lean into the Southern style with these bachelorette-themed bandanas.
Stag and Hen I Do Crew bandanas, from $4 each, Etsy
Bride's Last Ride banner
This paper banner is a small way to make your hotel or Airbnb a little more festive.
WeddingWire Shop paper bachelorette party banner in Bride's Last Ride, $7, WeddingWire Shop
Nash Bash koozies
If the bride loves White Claw (or other spiked seltzers), she'll appreciate these Nashville-themed bachelorette party koozies.
Fringe Favors Nash Bash beer can cooler, from $9 each, Etsy
Candle fit for a cowgirl
This candle was developed by the coolest cowgirl out there: Kacey Musgraves. Purchase this for your accommodation or give it as a gift to those in attendance. (Just make sure there are no rules against burning candles if you plan on lighting it at a hotel or rental property.)
Boy Smells Slow Burn candle, $39, Nordstrom
These comedic balloons are a must-have for your group photos.
Cher Can Do It Let's Get Nashty balloons, from $4, Etsy
Matching hair ties
Nashville bachelorette party-themed hair ties are a sweet, simple favor your guests will use after the event.
Curls and Ties Nashville destination bachelorette party favors, from $3 each, Etsy
Decorated jean jacket
A jean jacket will pair perfectly with the bride's boots. Plus, she can rock the jacket at her wedding (one of our favorite cool-girl wedding trends).
David's Bridal embroidered bride jean jacket with flowers, $60, David's Bridal
Bridal party sunglasses
We love getting matching sunglasses because they're an affordable accessory that everyone will feel comfortable rocking. Plus, they'll come in handy in the Southern sun.
David's Bridal white bridal party sunglasses, $23 for a set of 6, David's Bridal
Gift your guests something they'll actually wear after the party. This simple bangle is a cute keepsake.
Too Daughters horseshoe bangle, $17, Etsy
Looking for something low-maintenance? Get your group matching buttons that read "boots, booze, besties" for the occasion.
WeddingWire Shop personalized bridal party wedding pin, $5, WeddingWire Shop