Toronto spots to help you reinvent the bachelorette party

When you think “bachelorette,” there’s a good chance that copious amounts of alcohol, naughty-shaped lollipops, and an empty bank account are what come to mind. Mix up the bride’s bachelorette party at these unconventional venues for a little pre-wedding celebration.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Elora, Elora, ON N0B 1S0

If you’re more of an outdoorsy gal, take a trip 40 minutes outside the city to this picturesque (read: highly Instagrammable) campground. Whether you’re looking to rough it or do a little glamping, the park conveniently offers something for everyone. Those celebrating a summer wedding can try out a little Grand River tubing or just have a much-needed slumber party with the pals in the wilderness.

Paintball City

35 Stoffel Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6A8

After all, what’s better than paintballing your old bridesmaid dresses now that you’re getting hitched? Come out and explore this two-storey war zone and unleash your inner Laura Croft. Oh, and if you’re looking for something to do on the cheap, Thursday night is Ladies Night, so you can bring all yours pals to this colourful battleground totally free of charge.

Orchid Portrait Photography Inc

3818 Victoria Park Ave, North York, ON M2H 3H7

Everyone is going to want to snap photos all night anyway, so why not let a pro do that for you? This North York photo studio offers sessions with costumes, professional makeup, hair styling, and retouching so you can sip cocktails and be photographed glitterati-style for the evening.

Toronto Institute Of Bartending

100-487 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T4

If you’re looking to get your drink on, come out and channel your inner mixologist. This place offers a workshop exploring the making of the perfect craft cocktail and martini – a stellar way to pre-game for a night on the town. And for those true #SATC fans: learn to make a cocktail that Carrie Bradshaw would truly be proud of.

Skydive Toronto Inc

3065 4th Line RR 1, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Nothing says “friends forever” like jumping out of a plane together, right? This one is definitely for the daredevils, but Skydive Toronto offers a plethora of activities to make your jump worthwhile – including the ability to film the entire experience! Free camping is also available for those who dare to dive.

Grail Springs Health & Wellness Spa

2004 Bay Lake Rd RR 1, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

If your bride is into holistic wellness, take a weekend retreat to Grail Springs. Not only are the grounds beautiful, but you can enjoy everything from peaceful canoeing to meditation to yoga to horseback riding. They even feature healthy dining menus to complete the weekend detox.


619 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

If your bride is into theatre, take her to King Street's newest (and coolest) dining experience, Candyland. This dinner theatre features upscale snacks and small plates served while your group sits back and enjoys some seriously cool circus performances (and yes, we mean contortionists, ring dancers and acrobats).

Maybe you’ve got back-to-back class around Trinity College – or that new sweetheart you swiped right on does. If you’re hitting the books at Robart’s, make sure you’re good and fed. These lunchtime gems around the University of Toronto St. George campus will set you right up. [Image credit:]
Some like tequila, others like beer, but let’s not forget about the whiskey lover. We all know that person who prides themselves at the bar on being a whiskey connoisseur. If you want to take them to get their Jack Daniel’s on, or for a sampling of something a little more rare, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of the best places to take a whiskey lover in Toronto. [Feature image: Boxcar Social]
Bloor Street. You’ve been there before and you’ll go there again because let’s face it: it’s a prime location in Toronto to enjoy some drinks with friends after a long day in the 6. Fortunately for you, there’s always a new spot (or nine) on the strip to enjoy a craft brew or unique cocktails with pals. [Feature Image: The Gaslight]
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