Charleston Bachelorette Party Guide

March 8, 2024

Planning your dream weekend getaway for your bachelorette trip? Charleston, South Carolina, is a beautiful coastal bachelorette weekend location. Not only is Charleston picturesque, but Charleston has some of the best restaurants in the country, beautiful islands and waterways, and a lively nightlife scene. You won’t regret planning your bachelorette weekend in this beautiful city. Charleston has a few different neighborhoods that are great places to stay for your dream weekend. We have divided this guide into where to stay and what to do in Downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Mount Pleasant.

Charleston Bachelorette Party Guide

Where to Stay

Charleston is made up of a few locations that could be perfect for a bachelorette weekend. Here is our round up of hotels and rental properties to stay at in Downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Mount Pleasant. The nice thing about Charleston is if you want to stay in one town but want to explore the others, you can travel around easily.

Downtown Charleston

Mills House – Hilton

Downtown Charleston is a great spot to stay if you want to enjoy the historical architecture and beauty of Downtown Charleston while going to rooftop bars, fun dinners, hotel pools, and making day trips to the beach.

Downtown Charleston Hotels

Downtown Charleston Vacation Rental Companies

Folly Beach

Tides Folly Beach

Head to Folly for a beach bachelorette weekend with access to fun bars, coastal restaurants, lounging on the beach, and water activities.

Folly Beach Hotels

Folly Beach Vacation Rental Companies

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a great beach town to walk, bike, paddle board, listen to live music, and surf. And if you are looking to stay on a resort during your Bachelorette weekend, Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms has stunning homes for rent, amenities, and easy access to the beach, restaurants, and bars.

Isle of Palms Hotels

Isle of Palms Vacation Rental Companies

Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island is charming and beautiful, with top-rated restaurants and bars. Sullivan’s only has a few rental properties, but finding one is worth the hunt. This one-of-a-kind destination offers easy walkability, serene beaches, and a more relaxing getaway.

Sullivan’s Island Vacation Rental Companies

Mount Pleasant and Shem Creek

Mount Pleasant is a suburb between Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. Mount Pleasant has great rental properties and hotels near Shem Creek, which has many coastal restaurants and lively bars. One hotel we highly recommend is The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. It is located on the Cooper River with beautiful views, pools, and even a spa.

Mount Pleasant Hotels

Mount Pleasant Vacation Rental Companies

What to do

Boat Tours

Blue Life Charters

Hop on a boat tour during your bachelorette weekend, because what’s better than a stress-free day on the water with all of your friends? Head to our Boat Tour Guide to view the different party boat tours, sailing tours, and fishing tours Charleston offers.

Boat Tour Guide


Enjoy some shopping on your bachelorette weekend along King Street or in the Mount Pleasant Towne Center. View our Women’s Clothing Store Guide and Best Swimwear Stores in Charleston for more information on where to go.

Women’s Boutique Guide

Bar Hopping and Clubs

Downtown Charleston has so many great bars and clubs to hang with your crew. Ritual, The Citrus Club, Uptown Social, Share House, and The rooftop at The Vendue are great rooftop bars. If you are looking for more of a club scene, we recommend heading to Trio, Deco, or Republic.


VIP Tables at Ritual

VIP Tables at Trio

VIP Bottle Service at Deco

VIP bottle service at republic 

Live Music

Lyric Photography Charleston

Live music is easy to come by in Charleston. Head to the Windjammer on Isle of Palms for nightly concerts that are right near the beach and be sure to purchase tickets online. You can also view our full list of restaurants with live music in Charleston or scope out our top concert picks.


Top Upcoming Concerts

Beach Day

Head to the beach for the day and enjoy the sunshine! Even if you aren’t staying on an island, all the islands are nearby. Head to our Charleston Beaches Guide to learn about beach chair rentals, water sports equipment, and where to buy swimsuits and beachwear.

Beach Guide

Private Wine Tastings

Head to a private wine tasting at Wine and Company in Downtown Charleston to test your wine knowledge and enjoy some sips of vino.


Spa Day

Want to relax a little on your Bachelorette weekend? View our spa guide to start booking your appointments. The Wentworth Mansion, Dewberry, The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, and Wild Dunes are some of the top hotels with spas in the area.

Best Spas and Med Spas

Candle Making Class

Head to local candlemakers Candlefish to attend a candle-making class with your crew. Create your own signature scent into two nine-ounce candles that will cool overnight in the shop and be ready for pick up the next day. Each workshop has a 12-person capacity, and if you want to inquire about having your own private class, you can email or call Candlefish to reserve your date.


The Gardens at Middleton Place

Middleton Place is located along the Ashley River and has a beautiful view of the water and a large well-manicured garden full of flowers, wildlife, and history to explore. The Inn at Middleton Place, located on the property, also has a restaurant where you could get lunch or drinks after touring the property.

Middleton Place

Private Yoga Class

Enjoy a peaceful morning of yoga to start the weekend off right. Check out Serenity Tree Yoga or Bad Girl Yoga to book a private bachelorette yoga class.

Serenity Tree Yoga

Bad Girl Yoga

Ghost Tour

Bulldog Tours

If you are interested in learning more about Charleston’s history and getting a bit spooked, Charleston has lots of ghost tours around town. Check out Charleston Terrors or Bulldog Tours for ghost tour options.

Charleston Terrors

Bulldog Tours

Where to Eat

Below are some top restaurants that we suggest for bigger groups or at least have easy pick up options for a large group. If you want to see even more restaurant suggestions, we also have a Best Brunch Guide, Breakfast Guide, Lunch Guide, Dinner Guide, Coffee Shop Guide, and Rooftop Bar Guide.

Breakfast / Coffee




Easy To-Go Options


If you are in search for some locally purchased gifts for the bridal party and bride, we have rounded up some of our favorite Charleston gift shops and boutiques.