Hey Ladies! I’m so excited to have another post up today in my Nashville series! I hosted a bachelorette party for my sister-in-law a few weeks ago here in Nashville and was flooded with questions from y’all. I’m answering all of them here today and hopefully this will be helpful to any other large groups planing a trip to Nashville soon!
I should preface this by saying, ours wasn’t a typical bachelorette party. First of all, our group spanned a 20 year age gap so I needed to find things that 18 year olds and 38 years olds would enjoy. Secondly, only a few members of our group drink. Several of the girls were underage and several are sober so we weren’t going to do the typically bar-hopping route. If your group does want to party, I recommend reading my post about the Best Stops on Broadway Street here. Finally, we had to have our party during the week (on a Wednesday and Thursday) due to a few girls’ work/scheduling issues. This post is going to cover where we stayed, ate, and some fun group activities you can do if you’re in town!
Ok so first up, this is the AirBnB that we stayed at. I have stayed at a few different AirBnBs in Nashville and this is hands down my favorite one so far! If you’re coming with a big group, I always recommend renting a house like this one instead of a hotel. It’s so nice to be able to have a common space where everyone can hang out and relax instead of all being divided up in hotel rooms. This particular AirBnB is in an amazing location downtown and Broadway Street, The Gulch, and 12 South are all just short Uber rides away (honestly you could probably walk to The Gulch). It has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and hosts up to 12 guests. The decor inside is stunning and it has the prettiest outdoor spaces on all three floors! Our host Barb was so sweet and literally thought of everything in this house. 5 stars all the way!
Ok next up, where we ate! We started at the Restoration Hardware Cafe. It’s so stunning and deck on top is the perfect spot for pictures and has the prettiest views!
For dinner we went to Bar Taco in 12 South. The food and margaritas are amazing! Plus it’s in a really cute area with lots of shopping and tons of mural walls that everyone likes to get pics with! Saint Anejo’s is another favorite Mexican place of mine (we just couldn’t get a reservation for a party of our size there).
For Brunch the next day we went to Downtown Sporting Club. They had a private room set up for us with a cute sign welcoming the bride that made her feel super special. They’ll decorate the room for you and you can pick what’s playing on their TV (we had the bride’s favorite show “Friends” on for her). Honestly the only reason we went here was because we wanted to do the “brunch and axe throwing” so I wasn’t sure how good the food would be, but it was amazing! Get the cinnamon rolls!
Which brings me to our next topic, what we did! I planed three group activities for us and they were all so much fun! We did Axe Throwing at Downtown Sporting Club and it was a blast! They have three floors of games, restaurants, and bars right on Broadway. You pay for axe-throwing by the hour and you have your own lane and a coach to help you out. Our coaches were so fun and made up games (or drinking games) for the group.
Switching gears to something totally opposite, we also made candles at The Candle Bar (see I told you I planed something for everyone haha). This was such a hit with the whole group too! You get to pick your own vessel and scents and pour your own candle to take home!
It’s the perfect activity if you have a large group! It gives everyone a chance to sit down together at a giant table, in the air-conditioning and make a cool souvenir to take home. They have a bar if you do want to drink while you make them, and the most adorable little shop too. There are two Candle Bar locations in the Nashville area, but we went to the one in East Nashville on Woodland Street!
The other activity we did (we actually did this one first) was a scavenger hunt on Broadway Street. We divided ourselves into two teams and had one hour to get pictures of a whole list of things (just search “Bachelorette Nashville Scavenger Hunt” on Pinterest for tons of ideas). It was a really fun way to kick off the party and get to know some of the girls we hadn’t met before.
Ok I hope that helps y’all! If you end up using any of my recommendations make sure you tag me! I’d love to see and share with everyone else if you love these as much as we did!