Bachelorette Guide: Nashville

This week we’re covering the #1 bachelorette destination in the country: Nashville! The country music capital of the world is also full of brides-to-be. It’s a popular destination for its food scene, fun nightlife, and affordability! Here’s our 3-day itinerary for this bachelorette hotspot: The Stay: Our Secluded Riverfront Home is perfect for a large […]

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Getaway Guide: Dripping Springs

Only 30 minutes from Austin, this “gateway to the Hill Country” has beautiful hiking trails, the ever-famous Hamilton Pool, and plenty of vineyards to explore. The town even hosts the Taste Wine & Food Festival where you can sample local wine and food from all around Texas. If you and your crew want Where to […]

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Getaway Guide: Wimberley

This Texas town is known for its rolling hills and unique swimming holes. Wimberley is a picturesque destination that allows you to relax and unwind to enjoy a slower pace for the weekend. There are great restaurants, a fun town square with lots of shopping and beautiful hill country scenery that opens up to sprawling […]

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Getaway Guide: Federicksburg

This picturesque German town is  west of Austin in the hill country. It’s the ideal spot to escape to and enjoy beautiful scenery, take a stroll through downtown, and of course, visit the wineries! Grab your friends and take a quick trip using our guide… Where to stay: Relaxation Station: This 3-bedroom home is a […]

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5 Bachelorette Destinations for the Best Girls Weekend

So, you just got engaged – congrats! I’m sure your to-do list just grew exponentially and you are trying to decide on your wedding venue, budget, florist, and 15 other things. But don’t worry, you can put your Maid-of-Honor in charge of this 🙂 Pass along this helpful list of top 5 recommended bachelorette spots […]

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Getaway Guide: Wimberley

This Texas town is known for its rolling hills and unique swimming holes. Wimberley is a picturesque destination that allows you to relax and unwind to enjoy a slower pace for the weekend. There are great restaurants, a fun town square with lots of shopping and beautiful hill country scenery that opens up to sprawling vineyards.  Take your friends for a “Galentine’s Getaway”, for your bachelorette or for entertaining your guests while in town for your wedding! Here’s our guide to Wimberley:

Where to stay:

For small groups

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Located just minutes from Wimberley Square, this property has five spacious cabins and a large deck perfect for watching the sunsets with friends or family. The separate houses offer the right balance of privacy while the large common areas are perfect for big gatherings. The estate sleeps up to 15 overnight guests – perfect for your bachelorette weekend or for overnight accommodations for your wedding party. See More

For large groups

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This stunning villa is located directly on a vineyard. There is a main house as well as a “honeymoon “cabin that can sleep a total of 21 overnight guests. The grounds have extensive amenities such as a pool, jacuzzi, fire pit, BBQ grill, and an outdoor pavillion outfitted with chandeliers. Aside from the vineyards listed below, this property is within walking distance of Bella Vista Vineyards, too!  See More

Where to drink:

Wimberley Valley Winery

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This gorgeous winery is a mix of southern charm and sophistication. They have ample outside seating and a large tasting room. They require notice for groups greater than 12, so make sure to give them a ring. See More

Duchman Winery

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Located in a large stone villa and surrounded by lush rolling vineyards, visiting this winery will transport you to northern Tuscany. One of the larger wineries in Wimberley, you can picnic on the grounds or sample from many of their Texas wines in the tasting room. See More

Fawncrest Winery

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This boutique vineyard sits overlooking Canyon Lake and specializes in Bordeaux style wines. Fawncrest is a smaller vineyard that only produces around 400 cases of wine a year and has a more intimate feel. Be sure to make an appointment if you plan on visiting Sunday-Friday. See More

 

Where to eat:

The Back Porch

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Right on the banks of cypress creek, this BBQ joint is perfect for large groups (perhaps a laid back rehearsal dinner?). They even serve barbecue flights, so you can sample all of their meats. See More

Jobell’s Cafe & Bistro

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This new american style cafe is perfect for a more intimate dinner with friends. Just north of Wimberley square, this restaurant is tucked into a cabin with a large deck for outdoor seating. See More

The Leaning Pear

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A unique restaurant that is located in the restored Lowery House, one of the oldest structures in Wimberley. Don’t miss the enormous outdoor deck and bar while sipping on a cocktail. Their food is great – may we recommend the Brie Cheese-BLT? Yum! Pro Tip: There’s a bakery right next door that has divine treats for takeaway. See More

How to get there:

Chariot

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This company organizes chartered rides around the Austin-San Antonio area. You can rent a private bus (or two) that fit up to 14 people each. They’ll take you and your crew to as many stops as you would like. See more

Take a quick trip down the road to Wimberley, sip some wine, relax, laugh, and spend time with your favorite gal pals!

Questions or need help creating an itinerary? Email us at info@venuesandvows.com

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Getaway Guide: Federicksburg

This picturesque German town is  west of Austin in the hill country. It’s the ideal spot to escape to and enjoy beautiful scenery, take a stroll through downtown, and of course, visit the wineries! Grab your friends and take a quick trip using our guide…

Where to stay:

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Relaxation Station: This 3-bedroom home is a perfect homebase for a bachelorette/wine country weekend. It sleeps up to 9 overnight guests and has a perfectly cozy, oversized couch to lounge in when you return home The backyard has a large deck that can accomodate groups and a fire pit to gather around. The interior has upscale upgrades, such as hardwood floors and granite countertops. See More

If you’re looking to gather a larger group of friends – book Relaxation Station along with this one. They are less than ½ mile away from each other, are impeccably decorated and both offer fantastic amenities.

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Renovated 1920’s Property: This upgraded property has all the features any girls trip (or boys trip) would want or need! Enjoy your own private oasis with a pool, cabana, hammocks, BBQ grill, pit, and a bar. Inside, you and your guests will love the open floor plan, huge kitchen and living room and luxurious finishes. This property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10 overnight guests. See More

Where to drink:

4.0 Cellars

This winery is a collaboration between three internationally recognized vineyards. They have an expansive wine collection along with artisanal cheeses and chocolates.  You can taste different wines in the tasting room or book a room for a more private experience. See More

Hilmy Cellars

Right off of 290, this beautiful vineyard has a large patio where you can taste several wines and enjoy the view of the grounds. They also offer private dining with wine pairings on request. Reservations are required for groups larger than six people, so make sure to book in advance. See More

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Becker Vineyards

Located in a stone German barn, this winery has won awards for their Rhone-style wines. They offer tastings, tours, a wine club, and host several events, including an annual Lavender Festival. See More

Where to eat:

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Otto’s

Dubbed a “must eat” in Fredericksburg, this german restaurants combines the town’s history with culinary excellence. The outdoor deck has an intimate ambience and the Duck Schnitzel is a fan favorite. See More

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Sunset Grill

This causal restaurant is perfect for a post wine-day brunch. Located minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, they have a selection of eggs benedict, omelets, and other american style favorites that can cure any hangover. See More

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Treaty House

Treaty House is a tapas restaurant and cocktail bar that has a range of unique dishes, from lobster mac and cheese and chicken fried quail to crawfish empanadas and crab stuffed mushrooms. It has an upscale vibe and a pianist playing on weekends. See More

How to get around:

290 Wine Shuttle

This shuttle operates every Saturday and Sunday. It’s $30 per person for an all day pass and takes you to all the wineries along 290. How can you beat that?! See More

 

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5 Bachelorette Destinations for the Best Girls Weekend

So, you just got engaged – congrats! I’m sure your to-do list just grew exponentially and you are trying to decide on your wedding venue, budget, florist, and 15 other things. But don’t worry, you can put your Maid-of-Honor in charge of this 🙂

Pass along this helpful list of top 5 recommended bachelorette spots and we can help you (or her) plan it! We’ve been to each and every one of these houses and designed personalized itineraries based on what you want to do for your “last hoorah”.

Start with this list – you really can’t go wrong!

1.Chicago

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Chicago, Bachelorette, Condo, Wedding, Married, Bridesmade,Spend a weekend in the Windy City in this upscale residence. Located right off the Gold Coast, this two-story condo is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago. It has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 overnight guests. The large living room has ample seating and is perfect for pre-dinner drinks with the girls. The home has a luxurious feel with chandeliers in nearly every room. See More

2. Austin

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Enjoy everything this Bachelorette hotspot has to offer in this renovated, designer colonial home. You’ll be minutes away from Austin’s fun nightlife districts including 6th street and Rainey. The home has 6 bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 guests. It has lux upgrades such as a two-story deck and a claw foot tub. See More

3. New Orleans

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Bring the whole crew to New Orleans for a girls trip you’ll never forget! This spacious condo sleeps an impressive 18 guests and is located in the Central Business District of the city. This neighborhood has plenty of nightlife and restaurants to explore and is only minutes away from Bourbon Street.  See More

 

4. Nashville

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Nashville, Ranch , Venues and Vows, V and V, Wedding, Married, Bridesmade,Nashville is one of the top bachelorette destinations in the country and with good reason. This ranch-style home sits right on the river and is only 15 minutes from downtown. The decor adds the right amount of southern charm to the house, and the open floor plan is perfect for large groups. It sleeps 12 guests and has 4 bedrooms. Added bonus: The owner has a boat and will take you on a boozy river tour into town so you can kick your night off right! See More

 

5. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, LA, Famous, Paris Hilton, Rich, Pool, Cabana, Venues and Vows, V and V, Wedding, Married, Bridesmade, Looking to experience the city of celebrities like a star? This luxury home is perfect for groups wanting to live the hollywood lifestyle. With a theater, pool, cabanas and even a fully mirrored bedroom, this property has all the luxury upgrades you could want. The home has four bedrooms and sleeps eight guests. Best of all, it’s located in the heart of LA. Pssst…was once owned by Paris Hilton and you know she never settles for less 🙂  See More

For more info or help designing your ideal bachelorette, visit the Venues & Vows website or shoot us an email at info@venuesandvows.com . Cheers!

 

Wedding Weekend Venues: California Dreamin’

Saying your vows surrounded by trees, the hill country mountains and that magic touch only a rustic ranch wedding can give you… What if we told you this is all available to you in the vibrant state of California? That’s right! Although getting married on the beach might sound like a great idea, a luxury […]

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Wedding Estate – New Orleans Edition

New Orleans is one of the most eclectic, culturally diverse cities in the country. With numerous activities available – from partying until dawn in the streets of the French Quarter, dancing to jazz, walking around the historic neighborhoods, eating classic creole delicacies or taking a tour in one of the spooky cemeteries – there’s something […]

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