Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas in Connecticut

Looking to celebrate your wedding in Connecticut, with your closest friends?  Listen, no one is going to try and convince you the Nutmeg State is home to a Miami or Cabo, but Connecticut offers plenty of great ideas and destinations for unforgettable bachelor and bachelorette parties.  Between long weekend trips to the casino and vacation rentals on the beaches of the Long Island Sound, this northeast state offers a wide variety of fun-filled spots to celebrate and unwind.

 

 

Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos offer ideal places for a long weekend getaway with your wedding party.  Gambling aside, there is plenty to do in this northeast corridor of the state.  Spend the day by the pool and spa, or the many pristine golf courses in the area.  The casinos offer countless restaurants and shops to explore and fill your days.  At night, concerts, sporting events, fine dining, and fun filled bars await you.  Everyone will be talking about this activity filled weekend for years to come!

 

 

Looking for a one day trip?  Connecticut offers countless relaxing wineries and breweries.  From Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown to Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, Connecticut offers some of the best vineyards in the country.  These ultra relaxing attractions can be found in each corner of the state, and offer a perfect day out with your favorite people.  Speaking of each corner of the state, it seems that new breweries open daily around the country, and there are now about 50 of them in Connecticut. Willimantic Brewing Company is the state’s oldest and is located in a historic USPS building that was abandoned by the feds in 1967.  For me, it’s Stoney Creek Brewery on a warm spring day.  You can’t beat sitting out on the deck,  by the water, enjoying some of the finest beer in the area while people watching with your besties.

 

If you are lucky enough to get a majority of your wedding party together for a week in the summer, booking a beach house is the way to go!  Imagine the memories that will be made renting a beach house with your top friends along the Long Island Sound.  Grilling up a tasty dinner on the deck, with stunning views of the water and historic lighthouses sounds like perfection.  The old stories will be flowing as you all enjoy a relaxing drink by the fire, at night on the beach.  Renting a boat or jet skis will just add to the entertainment for the week!

 

 

Have you experienced Axe Throwing yet?  If not, this might be the perfect bachelor or bachelorette night for your group.  With each day, more and more are opening up around Connecticut.  Most Axe Throwing venues in the state offer inhouse bars and BYOB food options.  Whether your group is competitive and keeps score of every exhilarating game, or uses it as a time to just get out some steam by throwing a sharp piece of steel at a target, this activity is literally for everyone.  Each place is a bit different, but Montana Nights in Newington offers not only Axe Throwing, but ping pong, table games, and several arcade games.  Axe Throwing has definitely become the new great night out!

 

 

The destination and activities are extremely important to have a memorable bachelor or bachelorette party, but make sure you don’t overlook the gifts.  Make sure to thank the people that got you to this point.  The friends and family you asked to be an integral part of your big day deserve nothing but the best.  From traditional bachelor party gifts like personalized cufflinks to more unique offerings like engraved photos on a pint glass, be sure to choose something each of your guys will enjoy.  As for the ladies, there are countless options for great bachelorette party gifts.  Some ladies are all about class and style and would love a personalized leather clutch, while others are more original and crave more fun items like their caricature on a stemless wine cup.  The best part of shopping for your wedding party is there is a great gift out there for everyone, no matter how big or small!