6 Fun Birmingham Bachelorette Party Ideas
The months leading up to the big day are stressful, to say the least. After hours and hours choosing the perfect flowers, devising the best menu, and double checking budget sheets, it's time to set aside the planning binder and spend an uninterrupted weekend in Birmingham celebrating with your ladies. Cue the bachelorette party festivities.
Birmingham has an amazing restaurant scene, local breweries, and relaxing day spas as well as cultural adventures, spots rich with history, and outdoor recreation. Whatever kind of bride you have on your hands, the options abound. To help jumpstart this incredible weekend, we've rounded up a few of our favorite Birmingham bachelorette party ideas to guarantee a good time in the Magic City.
Where to Stay
After long days of exploring and nights of partying, all of the girls are definitely going to appreciate coming back to a luxurious hotel to rest their tired heads. Explore the hotel options we have handpicked for you below, and start booking those reservations now.
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa | Nestled in the Alabama hills, Renaissance provides all the amenities necessary for a relaxing and luxurious stay, including an on-site spa, an 18-hole golf course, and stunning views. The resort is also only a short distance from the city.
The Tutwiler | If you want to be in the heart of downtown, Tutwiler is the spot for you. The elegant hotel, founded in 1914, is a National Historic Landmark and offers superior accommodations in a prime location.
The Westin Birmingham | Located in Uptown, The Westin features modern decor, a rooftop pool, and comfortable rooms.
The Grand Bohemian | The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook offers luxury in the form of boutique guestrooms, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
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Fill Your Bellies
When you think of Southern hospitality, you can't get around classic comfort food—and there's no shortage of it in Birmingham. Soul food is a mainstay, Southern plates are stacked high, and no bellies will be empty during this bachelorette party in Birmingham.
Saw's BBQ | Named one of the South's best burger joints by Garden & Gun, Saw's BBQ features classic Southern soul food and mouthwatering barbecue dishes.
Highlands Bar and Grill | Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at Highlands, an elegant restaurant that serves up scrumptious French-inspired Southern food.
Little Donkey | Order one of Little Donkey's many unique margaritas and delicious Mexican dishes, and we promise you won't be disappointed.
Black Market Bar + Grill | With a great bar and comic-book themed menus, Black Market provides a fun experience that will be perfect for the bachelorette party.
FIVE Birmingham | With Ladies' Nite Thursdays and happy hour everyday from 4pm to 6pm (oh, and did we mention incredible food?) FIVE Birmingham is kind of an obvious choice.
Bamboo on2nd | If you've got a hankering for Pan-Asian flavor, this is your spot. Think inventive small plates and even more alliterative menu options: skewers, sushi, sandwiches, and specialties. Plus, a wine list like this never hurts.
What To Do
If you're not too stuffed, check out this fun-filled list of things to do around Birmingham. Grab the girls, and see if you can accomplish all the activities listed below.
Catch A Show | Experience some of Birmingham's theatrical culture and spend your evening or afternoon at a show, whether it's part of a mainstream musician's tour or a classic ballet performance. Throw on your nicest attire and head to Alabama Theatre. This old-school theatre is full of glitzy romance and offers a vibe that is distinctly Birmingham.
Check Out a Museum | Add a dose of the arts to your bachelorette weekend with one of Birmingham's many museums. Art aficionados will find a new home at the expansive Birmingham Museum of Art, while history buffs will revel in all that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has to offer. The McWane Science Center offers an even different look at things.
Hike | For the adventurous bride, head outdoors for an afternoon. Plan a hike on Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, where you can enjoy being outside and get a great view of the Birmingham skyline.
Railroad Park | Rent bikes, take a stroll, or have a picnic in Railroad Park, aptly known as "Birmingham's Living Room."
Hit the Town
For an unforgettable night, take a group dance lesson with a healthy dash of spice. PYT Studio offers group pole dancing lessons. Alternatively, try a beginner belly dancing class with Aziza of Birmingham. Either way, be warned: this will be a workout.
If you're going for that classic GNO bachelorette celebration, number one on your list should be Broad Street. It's home to countless bars and restaurants of all kinds, so you're sure to find something to keep the party going.
Birmingham has something to offer every bride-to-be. With adventure awaiting in the city, it's the ultimate destination for one last weekend as a single lady spent eating, drinking, dancing, and celebrating with your girls. We hope you all have the best time.
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