We're about halfway through wedding season, but with all the fabulous fall weddings on the proverbial horizon, we're right on time for all the beautiful bridesmaids out there to be starting to scramble for a spectacular spot to host their bestie's bridal shower. Scramble not and read on, as we've taken the groundwork out of your guesswork and given you 20 gorgeous gathering ideas to prepare your pal for her walk down the aisle! Photo: Jose Villa | Styling by The Venue Report
This artisan cheese academy is the perfect pairing for any fabulous foodie looking to host a beautiful burrata-filled bridal bash with her besties. Photo by The Cheese School
For the bohemian beach babes, there’s nothing like celebrating your bestie in a perfectly curated home-away-from-home in Venice Beach. Like throwing a shower in your own living room, (if you were a professional interior designer with impeccable boho style) and minus the clean-up. Photo by Casa Shelter Half
Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful bridal shower brunch this will be for your vegetarian (and non) bride-to-be. Gracias Madre has inspired décor with both indoor and outdoor spaces for a lovely luncheon or divine dinner destination. What a special place to soiree your sweet friend! Photo by Gracias Madre
Palm Springs, CA
Originally built in 1952 as Castle’s Red Barn by MGM actor Don Castle & his wife Zetta, it was one of the original resort getaways of the Hollywood Elite. For lovers of Palm Springs and peace & quiet, Sparrows will be your modern rustic retreat for a gorgeous and relaxing shower. Gather in the communal barn, around the outdoor fire pit or adjacent to the fresh vegetable garden. Photo by Sparrows Lodge
For garden lovers with (or without) green thumbs, throw a succulent soiree for your sweet bride-to-be in gorgeous, multi-tiered gardens, among winding paths and soak up the views from a tree-top deck. Photo by Barrels & Branches
A wonderful way to wind up (or down) for a wedding, shower your loveliest at this “ultramodern motor court” turned boutique hotel with a lively courtyard wine & beer lounge and adjacent coffee shop. Feel like the royalty you are hidden behind lush landscaped walls and bonus, you can bring your furry bests to the bash.
Tired of living in the concrete jungle? Gorgeous garden settings are hard to come by in the City. Head to the world’s largest rooftop farm with views of the Manhattan skyline to shower your greenery-deprived dearest. Photo by Les Loups
With a total of seven, yes SEVEN indoor and outdoor venue spaces to choose from, this rad and renovated former factory is cutting-edge cool to shower your closest. Lisa Raffo Ashley, photographer and founder of the Wedding Artist Collective threw a gorgeous dinner party here last summer and says the Wythe “always feels fresh and new… there’s always lots of fun, interesting places to shoot.." but we know you'll find plenty of backdrops for that perfect Instagram pic! Photo by Wedding Artist Collective
A sweetly southern shower it will be at this utterly unique King’s Street soiree spot with the only private rooftop in the neighborhood, in charming Charleston. Photo by Upstairs at Midtown
Pinewood Social is a communal gathering spot in Nashville and perfect party place to play. Have cocktails by the pool or turn your bridal bash into a bowling extravaganza. And who doesn’t want to have a few cocktails and karaoke with their bests? Sounds like the best bridal shower of all time. Photo by Studio Castillero
Art deco AMAZING at this South Beach dream bridal shower venue. In 1947 Life Magazine dubbed the unique scalloped pool, the “most beautiful pool in America.” Couple it’s grande dame gorgeous history with the James Beard award-winning restaurant and Collins-Ave location, it’s perfect for the even the most glamorous gal. Photo by The Raleigh
Contemporary cosmopolitan chic right on Waikiki Beach. Steps from the beach, with a restaurant helmed by the famed Morimoto himself as well as a world-famous nightclub, this is a hot spot for your hippest and happening bride-to-be. Photo by The Modern Honolulu
Fleetwoods on Front St.
Ready your bestie for her big day by throwing her a radiant rooftop shower at Fleetwood’s, owned by none other than Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. Snag a private rooftop cabana or answer the call of the wild and reserve the Zebra Room, Mick Fleetwood’s private dining room. Photo by Fleetwoods on Front St.
A dreamy high-tea for your bride-to-be! Talk about a luxury lounge-y brunch. The Allis "is a lounge and bar with an expansive art collection and views of Green Street from floor-to-ceiling windows." Bonus: it's adjacent to SoHo House Chicago. Swoon.
Miami Beach, Florida
Treat your BFF to a spa surprise with six oversized oceanfront manicure and pedicure chairs and four treatment rooms! Cowshed Miami Beach is the ideal retreat to relax with friends. You can even host what a pretty party here! What is that you ask? For your bridal shower they will include pampering treatments, champagne, nibbles and dinner!
This luxurious, chic and innovative nail care destination in the heart of Los Angeles has really comfy couch lounge chairs. There is also a private patio for a little after-party with the gals post pedicures! Photo: cote shop
This historic loft in the heart of San Francisco is the perfect intimate setting ready for your DIY or in-house planned event. The raw style and weathered woods accommodate a range of styles, tastes, and budgets. Bonus: They offer planning services by fully coordinating your event or just filling in any gaps!
In the heart of NYC city, great with view on NY skyline and Maddison Square Gardens, how fun would this be for your bestie?! Let this luxe modern loft be the locale for your let-your-hair-down gorgeous gathering with the gals. This NYC loft is perfect for up to 30 your closest confidants as you nosh, nibble and nest in this newly minted design darling.