Marriage is worth celebrating—and how better to rejoice than with a Put-in-Bay bachelorette party? Gather your closest friends, and bond over newfound love in Put-in-Bay—Ohio’s small-town, big-fun island paradise! With so much to do in Put-in-Bay, good times are guaranteed for all.

Why Have a Bachelorette Party?

A bachelorette party can be many things: a wild night out, or a quiet evening with your closest companions; a time for celebration, or contemplation; even a reprieve from wedding preparations! However you choose to spend it, all good bachelorette parties share a few things in common: friends, fun, food, drink—and stellar surroundings!

Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Parties: Island Fun for Everyone

If you’ve been to Put-in-Bay, you know why it’s the perfect bachelorette party location—and if you haven’t, you’re about to find out! Put-in-Bay is a small, easily accessible community, located a short ferry ride away from mainland Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. Though only several hundred permanent residents reside here, over 750,000 people visit each year.

Think of Put-in-Bay as the midwest’s not-so-secret island getaway: easy to get to, brimming with energy, and chock-full of accommodations, activities, and attractions. Forget about a far-flung tropical destination; your offshore bachelorette party spot is closer to home than you ever imagined!

How to Make Your Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Party Perfect

Let’s start with accommodations. Unless you’re planning to stay just a day—and what kind of a bachelorette party would that be?—you’re going to need them. Options abound, from hotels and cottages to condominiums and Put-in-Bay rental homes.

Do you roll with a large entourage? Consider Put-in-Bay Home Rentals—they’ve been in business for over 20 years. All the comforts of home await: a flat-screen television, a community pool, private bedrooms, separate bathrooms (because even friends need a little time away), and a full-service kitchen. Island Club homes are roomy, each accommodating between 8 and 16 guests.

Next up, transportation. Don’t worry—Put-in-Bay has you covered. Though personal vehicles can be brought to South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay is best traversed by alternate means. Popular with locals and tourists alike are golf carts—they’re a blast to drive. Just remember, normal traffic laws apply. You can also take advantage of the town’s reasonably priced taxi service, or enjoy the scenery at a slower pace—getting around by foot or bicycle (rentals are available) is fun and easy!

Finally, plan ahead. Put-in-Bay is popular, so book your lodgings well in advance, and as with any trip, check the forecast, and pack for the weather.

Fun Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Party Ideas

Did you know that Put-in-Bay is home to not one, but two, wineries? That’s right—the Put-in-Bay Winery and the award-winning Heineman’s Winery call this little village home. Both were founded in the 1800s, and offer tastings and tours in a lush setting that perfectly complements any bachelorette party.

If you prefer something livelier, you’re in luck—Put-in-Bay is brimming with bars. Check out the tropical themed Blue Marlin Tiki Bar, with its large pool, a swim-up bar and 40—yes, 40—person jacuzzi. If you prefer to stay high and dry, there are lounge chairs aplenty. For a more intimate atmosphere, consider Red Moon—carefully crafted cocktails, sublime snacks and subdued lighting make it the ideal spot to celebrate in style.

Whiling away the hours while whetting your whistle can really work up an appetite. Soothe your hunger pangs at one of Put-in-Bay’s many restaurants! From familiar favorites—Subway in the Commodore Hotel, anyone?—and casual dining (try a thick crust pizza or Grinder Sandwich from the Put-in-Bay Pizza Company, or traditional pub fare at Hooligans Irish Pub, a wide variety of restaurants ensures even the most ravenous of appetites will be satiated.

Perhaps dancing, wining and dining isn’t your thing—and that’s okay! You can shop till you drop, at Put-in-Bay’s many specialty retailers. Head to the Candy Bar and Chocolate Cafe Gift Shop for tasty treats, and stock up on high-end apparel (or perhaps that swimsuit someone in your bachelorette party forgot to pack?) at Lovella Fashion. From snacks and clothing to art, historical items, handcrafted goods and more, Put-in-Bay offers a diverse shopping experience that’s a refreshing change from the mundanity of big box brands.

Bachelorette parties are fun—but everyone’s definition of “fun” varies. If you need a reprieve from the party atmosphere, you’ll find it. Walking trails, nature preserves and two state parks in close proximity to Put-in-Bay are great areas in which to unwind, swim, have a cookout—or just quietly contemplate in the company of friends.

Put-in-Bay was Made for Bachelorette Parties

From comfortable lodgings and a plenitude of transportation options to a super selection of bars, pubs and restaurants, a unique shopping experience, and pockets of natural beauty, it’s easy to see why Put-in-Bay is an ideal destination for a bachelorette party. Come to the village, bring your companions, and celebrate with us on the shore of South Bass Island!