Nashville Rising

Some are calling Music City the bachelorette capital of America
by Laurette Veres

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Bailey Gamage Hart of Gainsville, Florida selected Nashville as her bachelorette location because people told her, “Bridesmaids love Nashville.” She had visited once before and knew there would be a lot of live music themed events to enjoy.

One of her bridesmaids is a Nashville local and was able to help plan the 11-girl weekend. Bailey’s crew flew in from as far as California for a weekend full of dinners, music and bar hoping. The girls, wearing matching t-shirts, spent a couple hours riding in an open-air cattle trailer, pulled by a tractor, through downtown. Bartenders and DJs were on board to serve and entertain as onlookers cheered them on. The excursion included a stop at the Ole Smokey Moonshine Distillery. Nashville has petal bikes too, but when Bailey has a few drinks, she doesn’t want to petal.

Baily’s maid of honor did a lot of research and created an itinerary to keep the group organized. “We did everything we wanted to do, and spending one night in helped. The weekend had a succulent theme, special hashtag, matching t-shirts, and a lingerie shower. It was awesome in every way,” Baily says. She saw at least 20 other bachelorette parties while she was there.

Nashville is a top-ten-convention town built for large groups. According to Jason Franke, owner of Nashville based The Ville Tours, Nashville has become a hot spot because of the variety of activities. Nashville boasts all types of entertainment. Downtown has 40 plus bars within five blocks, all playing various types of live music; there are over 30 venues playing live music from 11:00am – 3:00am seven days a week. Famous chefs have opened restaurants, hotels are available at many price points, and there are clean, safe Air BNB type options. Uber and Lyft are everywhere and downtown is only five minutes from the airport.

As word of mouth continues to spread, Franke’s company
offerings are expanding too. His most popular tour is the all-inclusive
pub-crawl. “It’s a walking tour that has now expanded to evenings.” Brewery and
distillery tasting tours are new additions to his lineup. Soon, adventure tours
like axe throwing and zip lining will be available.

Bachelorette parties in Nashville can be a big success. Take
time to research, create a vision, then, ask vendors for advice. Most will help
customize a bachelorette experience that’s perfect for you. 

Essentials:The Ville Tours

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