Bachelorette weekends are the perfect way to escape wedding planning and relax with your best girlfriends in a beautiful destination. Whether the bride is looking to refresh at the spa, take to the outdoors, or just sip on cocktails in a trendy space, Alpharetta has everything needed to plan a fun and fabulous bachelorette weekend!
On Friday evening, get settled at your favorite of Alpharetta’s 26 lodging properties. The city offers accommodations that will fit any budget, so you and your ladies can find the perfect hotel for your price range.
Once your group is checked in, head to Restaurant Holmes for creative sharable plates and craft cocktails. Restaurant Holmes is the ideal spot for a bachelorette party thanks to the seasonal menu filled with unique small plates and an extensive cocktail and wine list, as well as the vibrant décor in the restaurant. Snap a selfie in front of the neon sign instructing visitors to “Keep the vibes alive,” -even the bathroom walls are covered in eye-catching artwork courtesy of the popular graffiti artist Greg Mike.
For after-dinner entertainment, catch some free live music at the corner of Milton Avenue and Main Street during Alpharetta’s Music at Twilight concert series. Pack some folding chairs or a blanket and relax under the stars while some of Alpharetta’s most popular musicians play their tunes in this dreamy setting.
Stick around Downtown afterward for drinks and dancing at Shade Street Food + Bar. This nightlife hotspot in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta features a DJ that spins until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a full beer, wine and cocktail menu with unique creations like the Cyparis’ Salvation, which channels all of the fruity flavors of the Caribbean into one delicious sip.
After a great night kicking off your bachelorette weekend, head over to Avalon for a day of shopping, pampering and dining. Start with brunch at South City Kitchen Avalon where you can find some delicious Southern specialties like the fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, or smoked brisket benedict. To start the party early, pair your meal with a brunch cocktail like a Bellini, Mimosa, or Southern Mary which is South City Kitchen’s take on the classic Bloody Mary.
Relax and rejuvenate your body at Woodhouse Day Spa in Avalon. Woodhouse Day Spa offers a variety of services including full body massages, skin care, sleep treatments and unique body treatments like the Lazy Days Renewal Ritual or Warm Spiced Mud Wrap.
All of that pampering can work up an appetite! Take the squad over to The El Felix for a Tex-Mex lunch of tamales, nachos, tacos and enchiladas cooked to perfection. Everyone in the group will love diving into some queso and chips!
Time to shop! Avalon is a sustainably designed community in the heart of Alpharetta featuring more than 500,000 square feet of retail, a 12-screen all premium theater, and plenty of spots to grab the perfect Insta-worthy bachelorette weekend photo. Shop for a new signature fragrance at Chanel, pick up the perfect outfit for your night out at Free People, or personalize your own stationery at Paper Source. For the last-minute bride, this is a great spot to find a gift to say “thank you” to your girls for planning the ideal bachelorette weekend.
Once you’re ready to get your evening started, stop by one of Alpharetta’s brand-new restaurants in Downtown Alpharetta for dinner. Just steps from all of the excitement of Downtown Alpharetta, Coalition Food and Beverage offers a hip atmosphere for groups to enjoy the restaurants expressive, chef-driven American cuisine.
If you’re more in the mood for seafood, pop into the new Lapeer Seafood Market. The hyper-seasonal menu changes frequently, but always features the freshest of ingredients, with produce sourced directly from farms around Georgia and seafood from the East and Gulf Coast. The airy atmosphere is ideal for warm summer nights, and the bar menu, which includes a full menu of mezcal drinks, offers plenty of cocktail, beer and wine options to satisfy everyone in the group.
For your evening entertainment, grab a table at Matilda’s Music Under the Pines for a relaxed concert of Americana music starting at 8:00 p.m. Matilda’s is an outdoor venue and allows attendees to bring their own picnic or cooler of drinks so you can sip on your favorite beverage while you enjoy music under the stars.
Brunch was made to cure the aches of a late night out and lucky for you, Alpharetta has no shortage of fantastic brunch spots. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen offers a New Orleans-style brunch buffet fit for a Mardi Gras king. Build your own omelet, pile up the pancakes, or dive into the many brunchy seafood offerings. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen also serves all the classic brunch cocktails like mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as their own unique creations like the Watermelon Mangeaux Tango frozen margarita and the Rosé All Day sangria.
Before you leave town, be sure to pop into a few of Downtown Alpharetta’s cutest boutiques like All Inspired Boutique, ElleB Gifts, Sis & Moon’s, and La Belle Maison. Downtown Alpharetta is lined with charming, locally owned shops whose friendly shop owners are always happy to assist you in finding whatever you need.
With premium shopping, delicious dining and unique activities all located within a few square miles, Alpharetta makes it simple for anyone to plan the ultimate bachelorette weekend! Click here for a full listing of Alpharetta entertainment and activities.