Skipping town for a girl’s getaway may be the current trend for Bachelorette parties, but there’s also an array of awesome activities here in Raleigh that would make for an unforgettable party! A local outing for your Bachelorette party not only helps to save some cash (which can always go toward the wedding tab!) but allows for more of girlfriends to join the fun! No matter what type of bride you may be, our diverse guide will guarantee you to find the perfect way to celebrate your last night as a single woman. And girls, there is another thing not to forget – gifts for the bride! After much research, here’s our list of the “The Best Bachelorette Party Ideas” in Raleigh, NC!
The Best Bachelorette Party Ideas
For the Wine Lover
Wine and Design Raleigh
Channel your creative side with a private party at Wine and Design Raleigh. Choose from thousands of pictures to paint your own masterpiece and leave with a personal souvenir to commemorate the occasion. You can also bring food and beverage to enjoy for the party.
Pricing Info: $350 for up to 10 adults and $35 per person after that. Guests can pay individually or one payment can be made online after booking.
Wine Tasting at Cloer Family Vineyards
Wine tasting at a local vineyard is the perfect option for a low-key, daytime affair. Located in Apex, Cloer Family Vineyards offers private wine tastings, where your group can learn about production and pairings. Tours of the vineyard are also available.
Pricing Info: The cost of wine tasting is $5/person, which includes 5-6 wines. Parties of 8 or more must call at least one week advance to book a private tasting.
For the Beer Girl
Raleigh Beer Trail
If a cold brew is more your style, plan a personalized tour of area breweries. With over 30 to choose from, your Bachelorette party can feature sips of the Triangle’s best beers. Download copies of the Raleigh Beer Trail Passport for you and your gang to keep track of your stops!
Raleigh Brews Cruise
Take your love of beer a step further with brewery tours and tastings. The Raleigh Brews Cruise transports guests to three local breweries for knowledge-based tours that include samplings of what’s on tap. There are a variety of tours to choose from and private events are available.
Pricing Info: $50/person, Designated drive price: $25
For a Unique Experience
Flower Arranging at Wylde
For a low-key, but creative bachelorette party, host a flower arranging class. It’s a fun event that friends and family of all ages can partake in, plus guests will leave with their own floral creation. Wylde, located in Cary, hosts private classes for your crew and will even come on-site for the event.
Pricing Info: Contact Wylde for private event information.
Ax Throwing at Epic Axe
The biggest trend in fun is also an excellent option for a bachelorette party. Incorporate sport into your event with hatchet throwing at Epic Axe. This venue also has good eats, adult beverages and an overall, casual but exciting atmosphere. Private parties are also available.
Pricing Info: $38/person, 8 person minimum for private event.
Group Fitness Class at Aradia Fitness
Break a sweat, but have a blast with a group fitness class. What could be more fit for a bachelorette party than a pole dancing class with girlfriends? Aradia Fitness also offers aerial classes for a unique experience for your group to try together. Private classes are available.
Pricing Info: Basic party package cost $15/person with a $125 minimum
For the Downtown Raleigh Experience
Trolley Pub Raleigh
Tour the city in style with this pedal-powered trolley that’s BYOB. There are two area routes to choose from and you can select the bars you’d like to visit during the two hour tour. Each trolley can seat up to 14 people and is available for private parties.
Pricing Info: Standard private tours are $400. Private tours past 10:00 PM are $435
Haunted Pub Crawl
A bar crawl with a spooky twist! Your group will visit various local bars and stop by haunted Raleigh locations to hear ghost stories told by a tour guide. Each tour is three hours long, but private tours can be customized based on your preference.
Pricing Info: $32/guest, which includes one cocktail and appetizer. *A minimum of 10 people is required for a private tour
For the Young at Heart
Kings Dining and Entertainment
From bowling, billiards, beer and burgers, Kings has plenty of entertainment all under one roof! Private rooms, including private lanes, are available to host your party or make dining reservations in the Kings Lounge and bowl on the next available lane when you’re done! (view dining menu here.) VIP packages are available during the weekend and include two hours of bowling, shoe rental and food. The VIP package is also a great way to guarantee your party a lane, as Kings does not take traditional reservations.
Celebrate your bachelorette party by singing the night away at Pure Karaoke! Pure Karaoke offers private karaoke suites, each with their own disco ball, for a carefree night of singing along to your favorite tunes. Pure Karaoke also offers a wide selection of beverages to help with any potential state freight!
Pricing Info: Small room: $25/hour (capacity, 6), Medium room: $30/hour (capacity, 10), Large room: $40/hour (capacity, 15
For a More Relaxed Affair
A Staycation at 21c Museum Hotel
We may be venturing out of Raleigh for this one, but an overnight stay at one of Durham’s most unique hotels, 21c Museum Hotel, would certainly be a fun way to celebrate a bride-to-be! Considered a Museum Hotel, your party can enjoy drinks at The Vault (a historic bank vault), a brunch of bottomless mimosas at the Court House Restaurant and pampering at 21c’s spa. With stunning views of Durham from a spacious 21c Suite, consider getting unbelievable photos of your trip done!
Pricing Info: Available at www.21cmuseumhotels.com
Spend your bachelorette party getting pampered with a Girls’ Day at one of Raleigh’s favorite spas. Relax with a message, facial or manicure and pedicure. A Spa Day will not only help de-stress from any wedding worries, but also get your skin, nails and hair prepped for the big day! Some well received spas in the area include Adara Spa, Skin Essence, a Day Spa and Paintbase for mani/pedis.
Pricing available on individual spa’s website, linked with above mention.
For an Outdoor Experience
Tailgate and Attend an NC State Game
Any true Carolina girl understands the value of local sports and for a die hard fan, supporting your favorite team is a great way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials. You might want to throw on a “Bride,” sash over your game day attire to make it official, but other than a grill, your girlfriends and great seats, not much else is needed!
If you’re a girl with a sense of adventure, then having your Bachelorette party in the great outdoors may be the best location for you! There are several options for a girls’ glamping getaway in the Raleigh area, including this gorgeous cabin (found via Glamping Hub) or tent camping at William B. Umstead State Park. Campsites can be reserved via ReserveAmerica, where you can view pictures and amenities of each site.
Pricing available on individual park website, linked with above mention.