The duties of a maid-of-honour or best man start much earlier than the happy couple’s special day. Bachelor and bachelorette parties are trademark pre-wedding events and usually the source of some truly memorable moments. We’ve rounded up a couple of venues and ideas in the Pretoria area to help you plan the perfect send-off into married life.
For A Night Out …
Recess in Centurion
Recess is a nightclub with a trendy, upmarket ambience. This multi-level venue, where the top DJs in the country are often heard, has plenty to offer and is eager to cater to your specific party needs. Ask about their special rates for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
The Blue Room in Hatfield
For a glamorous and stylish nightclub experience, choose the Blue Room. This glitzy venue offers classy bachelor and bachelorette party packages.
Bar Time in Menlyn Maine
Bar Time is a hip cocktail bar in the brand-new Time Square Casino Complex. This is a sophisticated kick-starter venue for a pub-crawl type of bachelors or bachelorettes.
Hogshead in Hazelwood
If the groom-to-be isn’t exactly the bar or clubbing type, opt for Hogshead for good beer, good food and great atmosphere.
Blos Café in Faerie Glen
If the bride-to-be isn’t the party kind of person, and you want to avoid the party turning into a kitchen tea, try Blos Café. With funky events like gin and sushi tastings as well as venue hire options, you’re bound to have a blast at Blos.
For Something Different…
Activity Package from It’s A Date
It’s A Date has awesome activity rentals available for a bachelor party with a twist. From a spit braai to sumo wrestler suits and a big water slide, this type of get-together is sure to provide a few awesome laughs.
Pole Dancing Package from Cheeky Chicks
Cheeky Chicks offer a super-fun Pole Dancing Bachelorettes Package that includes pole dancing lessons, some drinks and a barman to serve them. This package pretty much guarantees a laughter-filled bachelorette party.
Booze Cruise on Hartbeespoort Dam
For the best “dam” party in the area, hire the Harties Party Boat and take the bride- or groom-to-be on an unforgettable booze cruise.
Musiekskuur in Garsfontein
Musiekskuur is similar to a Barnyard dinner show but in a more intimate setting. If you really want to splurge, hire the future bride or bridegroom’s favourite local music act and throw him/her a private concert at this music venue in Garsfontein.
By Jana van der Linde