One of the best parts of all the wedding festivities is, by far, the bachelorette party! Bachelorette weekends are a great way to reconnect with old friends, let your friends get to know each other before the wedding, and celebrate the bride-to-be. However, planning that last “fling before the ring” can seem like a lot of pressure for the future Mrs. or maid of honor.
Fortunately, we’ve got all the best Charleston bachelorette party ideas to ensure an incredible weekend for your favorite bride-to-be and her bride tribe! From low-key Lowcountry celebrations to an action-packed Charleston bachelorette party, this list has ideas to create unforgettable, epic memories you’ll be laughing about for decades to come.
5 Awesome Charleston Bachelorette Party Activities
Harbor Bar Pedal Tour
Take one last sail before the veil! Harbor Bar Pedal Tours is one of the best Charleston bachelorette party activities. The bride-to-be will love the 360-degree views of the beautiful Lowcountry waterways, the pedal bar, and the warm sea breezes. Bring your preferred beverages (and don’t forget the champagne!) for the boat’s coolers, and queue up all her favorite party tunes for the provided BlueTooth speakers.
The pedal bar features seating for 12, and the resistance level is adjustable so you can enjoy your cruise or squeeze some extra work in, depending on your mood! Each boat accommodates up to 26 people, and there’s additional seating in the bow as well as room for moving around or dancing. Because we believe in cruising in comfort, you’ll also have access to clean, private restrooms during your cruise!
We choose calm routes for smooth sailing, and you’ll want to keep an eye out for dolphins as you pedal your way around some of Charleston’s most beautiful scenery.
She’s already found a keeper, but you can still enjoy the thrill of the hunt during your Charleston bachelorette weekend with a scavenger hunt! This age-old bachelorette activity will get your gals working together as a team while taking you around the Holy City. Sign up for a historic scavenger hunt that highlights some of our city’s most iconic sites or a ghost-themed scavenger hunt for a spooky good time. You can also DIY this bachelorette activity (with the help of Etsy or Google) and add your own personal touch.
Chef Matt Basile once said, “Breakfast is a meal, but brunch is a culture.” Charleston abounds in amazing restaurants, so a big brunch with the ladies is an absolute “must” on your list of Charleston bachelorette activities. For awesome Southern eats, head to Miller’s All Day or Poogan’s Porch. Are you looking for an elevated brunch experience? Head to High Cotton or the Palmetto Cafe. If you’re grabbing brunch on the go, get in line for Callie’s Biscuits Hot Little Biscuit, a beloved Charleston brunch spot. And, if you’re really doing it up, make a reservation for Hall’s Chophouse Sunday Gospel Brunch.
Bring a little fire to your Charleston bachelorette weekend in the form of a hands-on candle-making workshop! You and your girls will enjoy a guided tutorial and leave with a unique souvenir. Make your reservations in advance or schedule a private class with either Candlefish or Charleston Candle Co.
Is fine dining your favorite sport? Have you never forgotten a meal in your life? Add a culinary tour to your list of Charleston bachelorette party ideas! During this expertly guided experience, you’ll stroll the gorgeous streets of the historic district while savoring the unique flavors of the Lowcountry. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes and stretchy pants for this bachelorette activity!
5 Best Charleston Bachelorette Party Ideas
Beach Bachelorette Party
Nothing is better than sandy toes and quality time with your bride tribe! Charleston boasts several unique beach communities, so renting an epic beach house should be at the top of your list for bachelorette party ideas. Look for stately, sedate mansions in the luxurious Kiawah Golf Resort, colorful beachfront bungalows and brightly-hued waterfront homes on Folly Beach, and spacious houses with stunning vistas and pools on either Sullivan’s Island or the Isle of Palms. Pack pool floats, sunglasses, and sunblock as adorable bachelorette party favors!
Charleston Party Bachelorette Weekend
Celebrate with one last “syrah” before the wedding! Put on your favorite party dress (but remember Charleston’s cobblestone streets don’t play nice with heels), and hit King Street for an evening of bar hopping. Bring a “bachelorette” sash for the bride or party crown, and let the good times roll! Dress to impress at Republic Garden & Lounge and Bourbon & Bubbles, and savor a craft cocktail at The Belmont or Cocktail Club. Grab a breath of fresh air on the Stars’ rooftop and then hit the dancefloor at Prohibition for the ultimate bachelorette party.
Foodie Inspired Bachelorette Party
Charleston is known for fine dining, so plan a foodie-inspired bachelorette party complete with reservations at some of Charleston’s hottest restaurants, a culinary walking tour, seats at a chef’s table, or a cooking class. You can also time your bachelorette party around the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival for a weekend packed with cuisine-forward events. And, for a relaxed and truly lavish bachelorette party activity, hire a private chef to bring the flavors of the Lowcountry right to your kitchen.
Luxurious Lowcountry Bachelorette Party
If budget allows, put a 5-star Charleston bachelorette party at the top of your list of ideas. Stay at one of the area’s most luxurious hotels, such as The Dewberry, Hotel Emeline, or Hotel Benett. Book a reservation well in advance at one of the Lowcountry’s James Beard Award-winning or nominated restaurants, like FIG, Butcher & Bee, or Husk. Then, pamper yourselves in the Holy City’s most lavish spas. The Spa at Charleston Place, the Woodhouse Day Spa, the Spa at the Dewberry, and the Sanctuary Spa are all wonderful places to unwind and treat yourself and your bridesmaids to some well-deserved self-care.
Relaxing Resort Bachelorette Party Ideas
Are you looking for a low-key bachelorette party idea that still offers fun activities and opportunities to explore? Consider staying at one of Charleston’s beautiful resorts! The Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms is popular for its stretch of shoreline, multiple pools, variety of rental options, golf courses, restaurants, and proximity to the action of downtown Charleston. If you’re willing to stay a bit further out, the Kiawah Golf Resort and Seabrook Island are tried-and-true stunning resorts that have visitors coming back year after year. Both offer grand lodgings, private beaches, pools, and fabulous golf courses for a memorable Charleston bachelorette weekend.
We can’t wait to host your Charleston bachelorette party aboard a Harbor Bar Pedal Tour! Book your private event today, or contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff today with all your questions. Let’s celebrate the bride by sailing into the sunset during the best bachelorette weekend ever.