Party On


You probably won't be too involved in planning your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner, but offering a few location ideas will give your relatives and friends a leg up. Here, two wedding planners—Ashly Olivier, of Lakeland-based Olivier Events, and Kelly McWilliams, of Weddings by Socialites in Cape Coral—share some of their favorite Floridian party spots.

Bridal Shower
White Orchid at Oasis, Fort Myers
"This brand-new riverfront venue has an amazing catering company at the helm, so you're guaranteed a wonderful meal."—Kelly

Bachelorette Party
Tampa Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant, Tampa
"I love the idea of having dinner, drinks, and a hilarious comedy show all under one roof. Plus, if you're looking to keep the party going, the comedy club is located on the Centro Ybor City strip, which is where most of Tampa's hottest nightclubs and lounges are located."—Ashly

Rehearsal dinner
Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando
"This downtown hotel has private spaces for rehearsal dinners of all sizes. Larger parties can be held in one of the ballrooms, while smaller events can take place in the Bohemian Garden, located on the roof—the views of the skyline are incredible. The hotel's extensive collection of modern art is a great conversation starter."—Ashly

View the rest of their bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner location suggestions here.

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