Unique Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Ideas in Connecticut Last Updated: September 2023

Historically, bachelor and bachelorette parties were expected to be wild nights of letting loose before the wedding—like the ones depicted in movies like ”The Hangover” and “Bridesmaids.” Today, the experience is still a memorable one, but more and more nearly-weds are finding options for celebrating beyond the nightclub and stag party route. Here are just a few creative suggestions for planning pre-wedding festivities in Connecticut with the guys, the girls — or both. 

Axe Throwing

Forget golf or bowling. For some unique bonding (and not just for the guys), axe throwing venues like Montana Nights (above) are growing in popularity. In Connecticut, you’ll find a few of these venues located conveniently close to popular bars and breweries. But be sure to schedule the festivities safely by throwing the axes before throwing back a few drinks.


Go Karting

Get the heart racing at one of Connecticut’s indoor go-kart tracks. With action-packed speedways and even onsite event catering for food, snacks and drinks, it’s high-energy, high-speed fun for bridesmaids and groomsmen alike. 


Artistic Pursuits

Book a night out at one of Connecticut’s paint-and-wine hotspots. You’ll have a great time together and explore your artistic side, too. 


Sip and Celebrate

Connecticut’s many wineries and craft breweries, like Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, offer the perfect venue for bachelor and bachelorette party planning. You can find a lot of these great spots for planning the perfect celebration along one of these Connecticut trails.

Non-Stop Casino Destinations

Of course, if it’s non-stop, one-stop entertainment you want, Connecticut’s two casino destinations offer everything you need—without the long flight to Vegas! You’ll find dozens of great restaurants, bars, dance clubs, live music and of course, gaming, all under one roof. Get a few rooms at Foxwoods Resort Casino or Mohegan Sun and enjoy the spas, sports and shopping too.