Bachelorette parties are about so much more than cheap laughs, Instagram-worthy moments, matching outfits, and nursing champagne hangovers the following morning. When women come together to celebrate each other, it’s a memorable and enjoyable experience. So, whether your bachelorette party involves colorful shots, face masks, or porcelain teacups, here are some fun ways for any bridal squad to make memories in Toronto.
Kick off the festivities with a stunning blow-dry! If you want a relaxing experience, book a round of appointments for the whole squad with Aveda Institute. Because the students are learning, you’ll get a lovely hairdo at a brilliant price, as well as the Aveda experience. All of their appointments begin with a relaxing express massage along with their signature tea. If you want more of a party atmosphere, then head to Her Majesty’s Pleasure, they have a number of packages that can be personalized for your celebrations. This salon-spa is also a fabulous cocktail bar, where you can enjoy bubbles and delicacies while you get your hair, nails, and party make-up done!
If your bachelorette party happens to fall in summer, then take advantage of the fact that Toronto knows how to make the most of warm weather by partying all day! As soon as things start to heat up, some of the city’s most coveted day-to-night poolside destinations are buzzing with locals soaking up the sun and sipping on ice-cold drinks. Cabana Pool Bar at Polson Pier is one of Toronto’s favorite #DayLife party spots. Book a table or private cabana and enjoy the city’s shimmering waterfront while toasting the bride-to-be.
If your bridal party would prefer to celebrate against an unobstructed view of Toronto’s stunning skyline, the cocktails, outdoor pool, and cabanas at Lavelle are picture perfect. For all the resort-like feels, head to Muzik Pool Bar, another excellent day-to-night joint with a fantastic outdoor pool and great music.
Toronto’s boutique hotels are renowned for being so much more than a hotel. Bisha is a new destination in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District; their bachelorette-friendly amenities include a rooftop bar and infinity pool. They often have special packages that you can purchase that will give you some perks if you decide to stay for the night.
The Drake and the Gladstone Hotel are the city’s popping artsy hotels where you’re guaranteed to have a great night out at either one. At the Gladstone, you can choose between planning your own event or partaking in one of their offerings, all while taking in the unique and stunning art installations throughout the hotel. There’s always something happening in one of Drake’s numerous spaces, whether you’re partying underground, chilling in the lounge or sipping cocktails in their Sky Yard.
If plates of finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, flutes of champagne, and some of the world’s finest teas float your bridal boat, there are some lovely little spots in Toronto. At Ladurée’s Tea Salon, sip on their gourmet tea blends and eat your fill of their iconic macarons. Opt for the afternoon tea service, which includes a platter of dainty treats such as madeleines, miniature croque-monsieurs, and sweet tarts.
There is also Shangri-La’s ambient signature high tea, served in their stunning lobby lounge, and they have one of the best tea menus. The Windsor Arms offers a traditional service with fresh scones and house-made preserves in their dedicated tea room—for larger bachelorette parties, book the entire room—and they even have gluten-free options.
If your bachelorette crew loves food, then why not celebrate by creating your own eats? There are a number of classes all over town where you can make everything from savory items to sweet treats. Toronto’s famous St. Lawrence Market is a great choice for any food-loving bridal party. As well as an extensive list of culinary classes, you’ll be in a market full of fresh produce and delicious food to indulge in afterward.
Dessert-loving brides should head to Le Dolci; they have classes that will teach you how to make everything from macarons to sugar cookies and even unicorn cakes! If you want to make a night of it, check out Dish; they have some seriously cool themed cooking nights that more often than not involve wine!
The city has a number of beautiful day spas where your squad can indulge in therapeutic waters, massages, and a number of other treatments. It’s a perfect way for frazzled brides to celebrate with their loved ones, and ladies-only Body Blitz Spa is a bachelorette go-to. Their spa experience is one of the best. Their therapeutic waters include a warm Dead Sea salt pool, hot Epsom salt pool, cold plunge pool, eucalyptus steam room, infrared sauna, as well as complimentary use of showers, lockers, towels, robes, and sandals.
If you want something a little more exotic, escape to the Hammam Spa in Toronto’s King West. Their signature services include a traditional Turkish bath experience, hammam rhassoul clay wraps, and use of their 500-square-foot (46.4-square-meter) hammam steam room. For other more traditional day spa options, check out Elmwood Spa or Sweetgrass Spa.
How about turning your bachelorette festivities into an all-night slumber party? Toronto has some impressive hotels that are perfect for a bridal staycation. Spend the day relaxing at the hotel pool, and once you’re done lounging, dress up for a night on the town! Or keep the party going in your designated chambers by ordering room service, and spend time bonding and playing fun bachelorette games. The Fairmont Royal York, Four Seasons, and Shangri-La have some of the best amenities in the city. Their spas are also ideal choices for a relaxing day of treatments, and their restaurants serve some delectable cuisine.
For a truly memorable bachelorette experience, check out Lip Lab by Bite or the bespoke workshops with Anice Jewellery. At Lip Lab in Toronto, you can experience the art of making your very own personalized lipstick, and the bride-to-be has an opportunity to find the perfect shade for her special day. Bite’s Lip Lab has a number of different lipstick services that you can choose from to suit your pouty needs. Anice, on the other hand, has a lovely workshop where you can make a memorable piece of jewelry. At their Girl’s Night Out private classes, you’ll learn the wire-wrapping technique and go through all of their precious stones and beads in store for a one-of-a-kind creation! Bring in old treasures to re-work or start from scratch with Anice materials.
Movement-loving bachelorette parties can get their groove on at countless places in Toronto. One of the best spots is Elle Fitness. They offer two different packages with an option of add-ons, including party food, complimentary bar service, and VIP access to a number of clubs in Toronto. Personalize your celebration by choosing from a number of different choreography or fitness options (yoga, boot camp, chair dancing, burlesque, and even Coyote Ugly), and then pick your favorite artist or music genre.