Celebrate Your Upcoming Wedding with Friends at the Beach
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have lots of unique experiences, fun attractions and toe-tapping nightlife to help you celebrate your upcoming nuptials.
Your friends will not run out of things to do whether you come for a long weekend or an entire week.
For the Bachelor Party
If your guy friends enjoy exploring and adventuring, convince your group to take an open water diving course and become certified scuba divers. It will be an exciting experience that will be remembered and enjoyed for years to come, and your friends will get to experience a different world down under.
Soar and explore above the sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters via a helicopter or parasail ride. Or fly high between platforms via a zipline as you take in the sites surrounding The Wharf. Want a different kind of adventure? Plan a trip on a deep sea fishing charter and catch the biggest fish of your life.
If you’re wanting a more relaxed celebration before your big day, consider practicing your bunker shots or putts on one of the 15 area golf courses. Many of the renowned courses are PGA and Golf Digest rated, and they are designed by some of golf’s greatest players, including Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate and Earl Stone. Afterwards, lie on the sugar-white sand beaches with an ice-cold drink in your hand and listen to the waves crash to shore.
Come for Hangout Music Festival in May or the Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss in April to experience two of our destination’s biggest parties. There are also lots of nightlife options to keep you entertained.
Your bachelor party will be a roaring success in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and your friends will leave with lots of great memories of your fun times and adventures.
For the Bachelorette Party
Whether you want to shop all day and dance all night, or relax at the spa and then lounge on the beach, we’ve got plenty to keep you busy or plenty of ways to do nothing at all.
Shop till you drop at the many eclectic shops around the area. Head to The Wharf, Pelican Place at Craft Farms or to one of the many boutiques for the perfect souvenir or for the perfect gift for that special someone. After your shopping expedition, relax at a local spa with a manicure, pedicure, facial and massage or have some fun in the sun on the sugar-white sand beaches.
If you are in creative mood, make your own soap or bath bomb at Harmony Creek Farm. At the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach, you can blow your own glass ornament, take a painting class or try your hand at the pottery wheel. You will make many fun memories and will leave with a unique souvenir that will remind you of your good times in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Are you nature loving and adventurous? Paddle a kayak on the serene waters surrounding Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge or hike more than 27 miles of paved, winding scenic paths of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. You might even spy some local wildlife including a dolphin, alligator, deer or bobcat during your explorations.
Plan your celebration around one of the many festivals held throughout the year. Sample lots of delicious wines at Wharf Uncorked (September), view many different, colorful balloons at the Hot Air Balloon Festival (May) or shop till you drop at the many vendors at the Shrimp Festival (October). Regardless of when you come, you will hear lots of different musicians, be entertained by various activities and eat lots of mouthwatering food on the Alabama Gulf Coast. You’ll have so much fun your girlfriends will want to make it a yearly tradition.
Planning your destination bachelor or bachelorette party is easy with our new trip planner. Browse our website for accommodations, attractions, activities and dining options and save them to your trip planner to share with your travel party. It’s a great way to include your friends in planning your trip.