A bachelorette party in Charlottesville is a great option for wine lovers looking for an East Coast destination to celebrate. Charlottesville, Virginia (or known as Cville if you’re from here), sits along a section of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is full of vineyards and wineries that you can visit on your daughters’ getaway weekend. Along with its winery and vineyard options, Cville is also home to the University of Virginia – Go Hoos! – The Thomas Jefferson Plantation, Monticello, and other must-see sites and attractions. So if you’re thinking of hosting a Charlottesville bachelorette party and need help when it comes to where to stay or what to do, we’ve got you covered.
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Get started planning your Charlottesville bachelorette party by following this guide.
Since Charlottesville is filled with some of the best vineyards and wineries in the area, we definitely suggest that you plan a winery tour during your trip. Just book a taxi or bus, like the popular Wahooptie Taxi, and spend a day at the different wineries. From the beautiful Pippin Hill Farms and Vineyards to the family-owned Veritas Vineyard and Winery, the wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail are a must-see during your Charlottesville bridal shower.
After a day full of tastings of various flavors of wine, we suggest that you spend a little of your time exploring the Downtown Mall. It is one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States and has many boutique stores for shopping, as well as a selection of restaurants where you can stop for a bite to eat.
The University of Virginia is also located in the heart of Charlottesville and has a beautiful campus that can be explored during the party. Whether you’re looking for a morning walk after having coffee with your friends or you just want to get out of the house or hotel before booking your dinner, UVA is easy to walk around and offers you tons of photos. Our favorites include the Rotunda and The Lawn.
Where to eat and drink
You will definitely have a ton of options when it comes to where to eat during your Charlottesville bachelorette party. From fine dining restaurants, to fast and casual eateries, here are some of our recommendations:
If you are looking for a luxury dining experience for one of your nights in Cville, then these restaurants are an absolute must:
C&O: Located near the Downtown Mall, C&O offers a delicious selection of French country food and a fabulous wine list, making it a great option to host your bach party.
The Ivy Inn Restaurant: Featuring locally inspired American cuisine set within a historic 19th century home, The Ivy Inn Restaurant is another of Cville’s treasures.
Hamiltons at First & Main: Hamiltons is located in the heart of Charlottesville’s downtown district and offers a cheerful and welcoming environment for dining.
Public Fish & Oyster: Seafood lovers should take a look at this rustic and chic spot. It offers fresh East Coast seafood, a raw food bar, and a variety of craft beers and cocktails.
Are you looking forward to a quick bite to eat before one of your bachelorette party activities? Check out these cool places:
Bodo’s Bagels: If you like bagels, we recommend that you have breakfast or lunch here.
The Citizen Burger Bar: This is a popular burger joint that is located in the Downtown Mall.
Littlejohn’s New York Deli: A New York-inspired deli that has some of the best sandwiches in Cville. It is also open until late at night.
Do you want to go to the city to have a cocktail of your choice? Definitely hit these bars during your Charlottesville bachelorette party:
Commonwealth Skybar: The elegant venue has an impressive rooftop bar that is an ideal place to have a drink with your friends.
Boylan Heights: This preschool-themed sports bar is known for being a fun place to party late into the night.
Oakhart Social: Located in a modern restaurant, Oakhart Social has a fabulous selection of craft cocktails, wine, and beer.
The Biltmore: The outdoor patio at this bar and grill should definitely be added to your Charlottesville bachelorette itinerary.
Where to stay
There are tons of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other rentals to stay in for your Charlottesville bachelorette party. The Graduate Hotel is a very popular hotel option as it is located across the street from the University of Virginia campus and offers a modern and retro atmosphere for your stay. The Townsman and the Omni Charlottesville Hotel are two other great hotels to book for your weekend getaway, too. As for B & Bs, our services include the Victorian-inspired 200 South Street Inn and the artisan-inspired Oakhurst Inn.