Apart from hot chicken, the Cumberland River, and the music recording and live entertainment industry, Nashville is arguably most well-known for its bachelorette parties. In fact, Nashville has more bachelorette parties than any other city in the country, and it’s not even close.
According to The Bach App, well over 30,000 bachelorette parties are booked in Nashville every year, and if you’ve ever been to Nashville, you can easily see why — Nashville is an exciting and vibrant city with a wide diversity of activities and amenities to take advantage of.
In the sections below, we’ve outlined the perfect guide to your upcoming Nashville bachelorette party that fits your exact style, interests, schedule, and budget.
Table Of Contents:
- Where Should You Stay?
- The Best Bars & Restaurants
- Getting Around Nashville (Transportation)
- The Best Bachelorette Party Activities
- Sample Itineraries For Your Bachelorette Party
Nashville Bachelorette Party Accommodations
Once you have a date in mind for your bachelorette party, it’s a good idea to take a look at what accommodations will be available for the day or days you’ll be in Nashville.
Ideally, you’ll want to book at least a month in advance because reservations go fast. Below are a few of our favorite lodging options for the bride-to-be and her guests.
Our top picks
The Bobby Hotel. This breathtaking hotel is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and offers a trendy and vibrant atmosphere. The rooftop lounge and pool are perfect for daytime relaxation or catching a live performance and the hotel's location makes it easy to explore the city's nightlife.
The 21c Museum Hotel. This unique boutique hotel is a great choice for a stylish and artsy bachelorette party. It's located in downtown Nashville and features contemporary art installations throughout the property. The rooftop bar and lounge offer beautiful views of the city, and you'll find a trendy restaurant on-site.
Noelle. Noelle offers a blend of classic elegance and modern design. It's centrally located in downtown Nashville in the historic Printer’s Alley district, making it easy to access the city's attractions. The hotel has a rooftop lounge with fantastic skyline views and a speakeasy-style cocktail bar for a unique entryway into Nashville’s infamous nightlife.
Other great accommodations by neighborhood
While they won’t necessarily be the cheapest options available, there will generally be more lodging options available in the downtown area, so if you’ve got a larger budget to work with and you want to be closer to all of the attractions, this is the area to look.
If you’re looking for something on the cheaper side, The Capitol Hotel is currently the most affordable place to get a room in the downtown neighborhood at approximately $170 a night. It features all of the standard amenities – a full-sized bed, desk, and TV, as well as a complimentary breakfast.
If you’re looking to invest a little extra in your downtown Nashville bachelorette party experience, take a look at The Hermitage, a luxury hotel offering a wide range of decadent amenities such as a complimentary car service, babysitting services, and world-class dining options.
While it will cost you extra, $434 a night is really not bad considering how far your stay will take you.
East Nashville is a little off the beaten path, and you’ll likely need to arrange for transportation if you stay there and still want to see all of the popular attractions. However, the cost of lodging in East Nashville is actually a little more affordable, and there is still plenty to see within the neighborhood.
For a thrifty stay, look to see if there are any rooms at The Knights Inn available for the weekend of the bachelorette party. The Knights Inn, while nothing fancy, is right on the edge of East Nashville, within a stone's throw from downtown Nashville, and at $70 dollars a night, you couldn’t ask for a better deal.
If you’d like to spend a little more, however, check out The Urban Cowboy. With regularly scheduled live music performances, a luxurious wine parlor, and elegant leather lounges all located in a historic Victorian-era mansion, The Urban Cowboy is anything but rustic.
West End/Music Row
While you won’t find The Opry, The Johnny Cash Museum, or The Country Music Hall of Fame in the West End or Music Row neighborhoods, you will find many other fantastic attractions such as Hattie B’s, one of the first Nashville hot chicken joints, and The Nashville Parthenon, a life-sized replica of The Parthenon in Greece.
If you’re looking for an affordable lodging option right in the heart of Music Row, there’s a Best Western located within walking distance of several important landmarks, coffee shops, and honkytonks. It’s nothing fancy, but it will put your bachelorette party right in the center of action for the affordable price of $118 a night.
If you’re able to spend just a little more, however, take a look at the rooms offered by The Conrad by Hilton, which offers an in-house cocktail bar, swimming pool, and sleek, comfortable rooms all for just $292 a night.
The Best Bars & Restaurants For Your Nashville Bachelorette Party
Our top picks
Husk: For an upscale and elegant dining experience, Husk is a top choice. Located in a historic mansion in Rutledge Hill, Husk focuses on Southern-inspired farm-to-table cuisine.
The Loveless Cafe: This charming and rustic venue with a warm and welcoming atmosphere serves family-style meals, including fried chicken, and catfish, with all the fixings, making The Loveless Cafe a perfect option for sharing a lovely night out with your bachelorette party group.
Pinewood Social: This trendy and versatile venue combines a restaurant, bar, and social club in one. Located in a historic building, Pinewood Social features a vintage bowling alley, outdoor patio, and a pool lounge, making it perfect for a bachelorette party looking for various activities.
Other great bars and restaurants to check out
There are so many music venues in Nashville that there’s one for every type of person. For those who appreciate a good vintage and an impeccable dinner all while enjoying an exciting live performance, there’s no better option than City Winery.
You and the other members of your group can enjoy delicious house-aged wines, chef-inspired meals, and some of the most popular musical and comedy performances on a massive stage. Should you want a more intimate experience, you can schedule your bachelorette party to be held in the private event space.
Tin Roof is a Nashville institution and a must-see pub and live music venue for any bachelorette party looking to enjoy a live show and a few drinks.
They feature a three-level bar – the first two levels each host an intimate venue space and bars each with it’s own unique vibe and performance. The third level is a rooftop bar with a few sets of patio chairs.
This unique setup allows you and your bachelorette party to see a show (or two), and take breaks between sets to chat and get drinks or food on the rooftop. Tin Roof also offers private bookings for events on the roof if you’re looking to invest a little more in an unforgettable experience.
The Second Fiddle
If your aim is to have a night of country music and to get a little wild, try The Second Fiddle! This Lower Broadway honkytonk provides an intimate spotlight of live country music performances in a rowdy, multi-level bar.
The drinks are strong, the lights are dim, and the atmosphere is everything that you imagined Nashville to be. Stop by with your crew to spin the drink wheel, see a show, or just sit and visit with your friends on their cozy leather couches.
Flamingo Cocktail Club
Flamingo Cocktail Club is a sophisticated cocktail bar that features warm, colorful lighting, and cozy seating, with delicious and creatively crafted cocktails. The atmosphere is incredibly inviting and perfect for a photo shoot with your bachelorette party friends while you enjoy food or drinks from the bar.
Later in the evening, there are scheduled events ranging from yoga classes to disco dance parties.
If your bachelorette party crew is looking for a spot for a cozy afternoon cocktail, check out Greenhouse Bar – one of the most unique and aesthetically pleasing bars in Nashville.
It’s a fully functioning bar on the inside of a greenhouse where there’s plenty of natural light, warmth, and cozy seating, making it perfect for picture opportunities, or just a unique experience.
Getting Around Nashville (The Best Transportation For Your Bachelorette Party)
Once you have your lodging and bars picked out, it’s a good idea to have a few plans for transportation.
Nashville is a pretty walkable city if you’re staying within the downtown area, but if you’re going into the surrounding areas, it’s a good idea to make transportation arrangements. Luckily, there are plenty of options available:
Our top picks
Horse Drawn Carriage: If the bride-to-be has a love for horses, Sugar Creek Carriages provides pick-up and drop-off services, as well as sightseeing tours throughout Nashville, hitting all of the popular attractions on the way. For tours, you can pick between a 45-minute ride or a two-hour ride.
Limo Service: Get to and from your destinations with the style of a true Nashville country star by renting a private limo service through local companies such as Premiere Nashville Limousine which offers plush seating and smooth, comfortable rides.
Bike Cab: If you like biking without the pedaling, then this is the perfect ride service for you. Nashville Bike Cab offers pick-up and drop-off service at affordable rates so you and your crew can get from point A to point B with style!
Other great transportation options
If luxury transportation isn’t your style, or you’re on a budget, public transportation in Nashville is more than adequate.
It will set you back $2.00 a trip which is pretty affordable as far as public transportation goes, however, the last trip runs at 11:30, so make sure you plan for other modes of transportation if your crew will be out later than that.
Taxis and ride services
If you’re looking for the most dependable option, a good old-fashioned taxi is reliable and there are plenty of great taxi services operating throughout the city such as Music City Taxi and NashVegas Taxi Cab.
While not as reliable (especially as the hours get later), ride services such as Lyft or Uber will be a little cheaper.
Just about any type of tour ride you can think of is available in Nashville. If you want a party bus tour, try Upstage Party Bus.
If you want a trolley tour, get passes for Old Town Trolley Tours. If you and your bachelorette party want to get pulled across town in a wagon bar by giant tractors, get in touch with The Nashville Tractor.
The Best Nashville Bachelorette Party Activities
Our top picks
Live Dancing: Nashville is known for its lively bars and honkytonks, and there are plenty of places where you and the ladies can strut your stuff. Try the Wildhorse Saloon for free dance lessons!
The Nashville Studio Experience: Channel your inner country star by booking a studio recording session at The Nashville Studio Experience which offers bachelorette packages where you can record a song together as a group!
Escape Room Challenge: Test your group's problem-solving skills by tackling an escape room challenge. Nashville has several themed escape rooms, such as The Escape Game, that provide an exciting and team-building experience.
Catch a local open mic
Sure you can book tickets to go see the country’s hottest pop stars in Nashville, but if your crew wants to get a feel for the local talent, there are plenty of lesser-known acts to be discovered.
There are plenty of venues, bars, and restaurants that host open mics, but Commodore Grille sponsors one every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday and also has amazing drinks and food so you can fully enjoy the magic of local talent.
Get tickets for The Grand Ole Opry
When it comes to celebrating in Music City, there's no venue more iconic than The Grand Ole Opry. Securing tickets for this legendary stage show means stepping into the very heart of country music history.
As you take your seats among fellow enthusiasts, you'll be transported to a place where countless musical legends have stood before. The Opry isn’t just a show; it's an institution, a symbol of the rich heritage of Nashville.
The melodies and stories that fill the air here will resonate deep within your soul, making your bachelorette celebration an experience that is both nostalgic and profoundly meaningful as well as thoroughly entertaining.
Catch a laugh at Zanies Comedy Club
Not all Nashville activities have to be music-related! Plenty of popular and wildly hilarious comedy acts come through Nashville.
Zanies Comedy Club is by far the premiere comedy club in the area, and apart from the amazing lineup, they also serve up fantastic drinks in an energetic and fun atmosphere. Just be sure that you book your tickets in advance because seats go quickly!
Listen to the music at The Bluebird Cafe
Nashville's legendary Bluebird Cafe is a haven for music lovers, and for your bachelorette party, it's the perfect place to unwind and savor the city's musical offerings in an intimate setting. The Bluebird Cafe is also where many famous musicians got their start in Nashville, most notably, Taylor Swift.
As you settle into your seats with drinks or a delectable dinner you'll be treated to performances by some of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, and who knows–maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see the next Taylor Swift.
See a Show at The Bowery Vault
The Bowery Vault is a fun mix of an eclectic vintage retail space and an exciting locally-owned music venue. Head here if your group can’t decide whether or not to go shopping or see a show, or if you want to check out one or the other!
In the retail space, you can find Western wear, belts, hats, vintage band shirts, and more. As far as music goes, The Bowery Vaut hosts a wide range of live acts including country, blues, alternative, and even open mics!
Go on a group camping trip
Maybe your bachelorette party crew isn’t necessarily on board with the glitz and glamour of the big city and instead would like to check out the beauty of Nashville’s surrounding wilderness.
If so, there are many fantastic options to choose from, such as the yurt village located at The Caverns, a local music venue that operates in a breathtaking underground cave. See a show, and walk back to the campgrounds after it wraps up!
If your bachelorette party crew is looking for a break from the overstimulation of the honkytonks and bars on Broadway, the simple solution is to head to one of the many hiking opportunities in Nashville or the surrounding area.
One great option is the Shelby Park system, a 300-acre plot of deeply forested trails located right downtown! If you’re looking to get a little outside the city, Radnor State Park is less than a 20-minute drive away and is well worth it.
Get out on the Cumberland River
One of the most recognizable landmarks of the Nashville metropolitan area is the Cumberland River.
The river is nice enough to look at or bike or walk next to on Nashville’s fantastic greenway system, but one of the best ways for your bachelorette party crew to truly appreciate it is to rent a couple of kayaks and go out on the water!
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Take a trip to Percy Priest Lake
Nashville's Percy Priest Lake provides the ideal backdrop for a day of relaxation and water-based fun with your bachelorette party. Lounge by the lakeside, build sandcastles on the beach or take to the water for activities like paddleboarding and jet skiing.
The peaceful beauty of the lake and the breathtaking natural surroundings create the perfect setting for unwinding from the wild weekend downtown as well as taking pictures and catching up with your bachelorette party crew.
Go ziplining at The Adventure Park
One great way to truly appreciate the beauty of the deeply forested surrounding areas of Nashville is to schedule a day at The Adventure Park, a ziplining facility just outside of Nashville.
They provide all of the equipment necessary so all you have to do is show up for a fun-filled day of adrenaline and excitement deep in the stunning canopies of Tennessee.
See the exhibits at The Country Music Hall of Fame
With its enormous piano keyboard walls and unique turrets, The Country Music Hall of Fame is easily one of the more recognizable buildings in Nashville, and chances are if you and your bachelorette party crew are walking about downtown, the massive structure will most likely catch your eye.
Nothing, however, can prepare you for the magic of what’s inside – endless halls adorned with the world’s largest collection of country music artifacts. If there are country music fans amongst your bachelorette party guests, this is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
See The Nashville Parthenon
The Nashville Parthenon is the perfect daytime activity for a balance of both cultural enrichment and historical education in the heart of downtown.
This life-sized replica of The Parthenon in Athens provides insight into what the original Parthenon might have looked like at the time of its completion. Its Nashville counterpart was built over a century ago for the World’s Fair in 1897. Today it holds a fantastic collection of historical pieces and paintings from various periods.
Tour the Frist Art Museum
Sure, there’s an art museum in every city, but the Frist Art Museum is unique in its own right and is absolutely worth the visit.
Check out the large selection of rotating exhibits, take an informational tour of the unique architectural history, or even schedule an art class with the girls! The Frist Art Museum’s location also couldn’t be more convenient — it’s located right downtown amongst the many other famous Nashville attractions.
Visit Patsy Cline Museum
Take a step back in time with your bachelorette party group and pay homage to one of country music's most iconic voices by visiting the Patsy Cline Museum.
Here, you and your group will have the opportunity to delve into the life and legacy of this legendary singer. Memorabilia, personal items, and artifacts offer an intimate glimpse into Patsy Cline's career and the unforgettable mark she left on the world of country music.
If you make it through all of the exhibits and your crew still has an appetite for more, check out the Johnny Cash Museum one floor down!
See a Celebrity at Madame Tussauds
While it’s unlikely that you’ll see a living breathing celebrity in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (though you never know, it is Nashville), what you will find here is arguably better – incredibly believable wax replicas of your favorite idols immortalized on colorful sets representing their legacy.
Get your bachelorette party guests together and make your way here for fun picture-taking opportunities and amusing exhibits.
Pick out a new outfit at Robert’s Western World
Take your bachelorette party to the next level with a dose of Nashville's iconic style by going on a shopping adventure to Robert's Western World on Lower Broadway.
Among racks of cowboy boots, stylish hats, and Western attire, you and your bridesmaids can pick out new outfits that capture the essence of that classic Nashville look. Pick out your new outfits and venture out to the honkytonks and clubs just mere feet away — but not before trying one of their legendary fried bologna sandwiches.
Go for a river cruise on the General Jackson Showboat
The General Jackson Showboat is an unforgettable experience on the exciting open waters of the Cumberland River.
Should you and your bachelorette party guests embark on that adventure, you’ll be treated to a luxurious dining experience with delicious chef-inspired plates and exciting live entertainment from a diverse lineup, as well as a breathtaking view of the Nashville city skyline and all of its glory.
Go for a wine tasting at Belle Mead Winery
Indulge in a refined and sophisticated experience with your bachelorette party crew by going for a wine tasting at the historic and esteemed Belle Mead Winery.
In the heart of Tennessee wine country, you'll savor a variety of locally produced wines while celebrating the bride-to-be.
The lush vineyards and exquisite flavors of fantastic local wines will transport you to a world of elegance and enjoyment, making it a perfect stop for toasting to the upcoming wedding and the bride-to-be in either their private event space or their breathtaking vineyard grounds.
A variety of packages are offered including a fine and food pairing or a private tasting experience.
Go shopping in Germantown
Discover the charming neighborhood of Germantown, where historic charm meets contemporary style. Explore the eclectic boutiques, art galleries, and quaint shops that line the very walkable streets with your bachelorette party guests.
Whether you're in search of unique souvenirs, trendy fashion finds, a cute cafe to get refreshing pick-me-ups or artist’s guilds with one-of-a-kind crafts and goods, Germantown offers a delightful and diverse shopping experience that will fill your day with unique experiences.
Check out Hatch Show Print
Delve into the rich history of Nashville's music scene by visiting Hatch Show Print, a legendary letterpress print shop with nearly 100 years of tradition. You and your bridesmaids can explore the artistry and craftsmanship behind iconic show posters and prints that have promoted some of the most legendary performers in music history.
Learn about the fascinating history of printmaking and design and gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance of this Nashville institution and the role it plays in preserving the heritage of music and entertainment in the city.
Sample Itineraries For Your Bachelorette Party
10 am - Go hiking: Start the day with an outdoor adventure by going hiking in one of the nearby scenic trails.
1 pm - The Country Music Hall of Fame: Immerse yourselves in Nashville's rich music heritage at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Explore exhibits and artifacts celebrating the country music genre and its legendary artists.
6 pm - Get dinner and catch an open mic: Enjoy some live and local talent by catching an open mic event at a bar or restaurant such as Commodore Grille.
9 pm - Get drinks at The Second Fiddle: Catch a live performance, and get wild at one of Nashville’s most infamous dive bars.
10 am - The Parthenon: Start the day with a cultural experience at The Parthenon. Explore this impressive full-scale replica and its art exhibits in Centennial Park.
1 pm - Tour the Frist Art Museum: Discover the art and culture of Nashville with a visit to the Frist Art Museum. Explore its diverse art collections and exhibitions.
6 pm - Get dinner at Husk: Get together for a sophisticated and delectable dinner before heading back into town.
9 pm - Catch a laugh at Zanies Comedy Club: End your day with laughter and entertainment by catching a comedy show at Zanies Comedy Club.
10 am - River cruise on the General Jackson Showboat: Start the day with a relaxing river cruise experience on the General Jackson Showboat. Enjoy live entertainment, a delicious brunch, and stunning views along the Cumberland River.
1 pm - Go for a wine tasting: Indulge in a sophisticated wine tasting experience at Belle Meade Winery. Sample a variety of locally produced wines and charcuterie.
6 pm - Go shopping in Germantown: Explore the shops and boutiques in Germantown for some retail therapy and unique finds.
9 pm - Dinner at Robert’s Western World: End the day at Robert’s Western World, where you can pick out a new outfit, grab a late dinner, and enjoy live music and dancing.