Pre Wedding Fun
bachelor & bachelorette groups
THINGS TO DO
Win the prize for very best man or maid of honor when you plan the quintessential Lake Geneva getaway -- and last hurrah -- for your dearly matched friend. From wine and beer tastings to boat cruises, pub crawls, legendary golf and spa days, we have it here in Southeastern Wisconsin's premier resort town.
TaKE A TASTE
Give your party a sophisticated flavor with a Lake Geneva wine tasting or tour. Check out the Hunt Club Steakhouse's monthly wine dinners or set up a live music + sampling at the urban Studio Winery in Lake Geneva. Perch on the lakeview patio of Barrique Wine & Brew Bar or in the rustic confines of The Bottle Shop downtown or kick a country vibe at Delavan's Staller Estate or Elkhorn's Apple Barn wineries. If you're hosting a more hops-n-barley crowd, check in with The Ridge Hotel's Crafted Americana team about a craft beer tasting or hit Geneva Lake Brewing's tap room and sample local brew from a local crew.
Take your mind off wedding planning and on to learning a new skill -- from cooking or painting to Wisconsin cheesemaking. From Julia Child-inspired French cooking to New Orleans Cajun meals, Lake Geneva School of Cooking sets the table for an inspiring evening. Several venues - including Studio Winery and The Bottle Shop -- host regularly scheduled paint-n-sip parties and Highfield Farm Creamery invites you to tastings, pasture walks and artisan cheese-making classes at their dairy farm in Walworth.
LIVE THE LAKE LIFE
Catch some Vitamin D and waves along the pristine shores of Lake Geneva. Wiggle your toes in the sand at one of three local beaches, rent a powerboat, pontoon boat or jet ski, rent stand-up paddleboards or kayaks or take a boat cruise or fishing charter. Hike the Geneva Lake Path, bike Kettle Morraine, go zip-lining or parasailing. Treat your bridal party and groomsment to the best of the Midwest, the Geneva Lake Life.
MAKE IT A SPA DAY
Everyone is up for a pamperfest -- and Lake Geneva offers a myriad of relaxing respites, from The Ridge Hotel's on-site Salon & Spa to the Aveda-infused Jasmine Salon & Spa downtown and Clear Waters Day Spa & Salon, with locations in Lake Geneva and Williams Bay. Ask about group rates and verify that each guest can select services à la carte, particularly for those watching their budget. A really great maid of honor would also see about bringing in champagne to add a little bubbly to this day of bliss.
Legendary golf outings make for a five-star bachelor party (and a choice your bride-to-be will applaud). With award-winning courses by Palmer, Player and Trevino, Geneva National offers an extraordinary golf experience plus idyllic group lodging at the Inns of Geneva National along the fairways. The neighboring Ridge Hotel offers exclusive rates at Geneva National plus shuttle service and bag pick-up. Swing back to your Inn for yard games and cocktails or replay the day over drinks by the fire pit and dinner at Crafted Americana. The ultimate mancation.
WAKE UP TO THE NIGHTLIFE
Lake Geneva and its surrounding resort towns resonate with live music, classic Wisconsin pubs and chic cocktail bars, comedy & game nights, magic shows, festivals and so much more! Hire a limo or designate a driver and make a night of it! Or skip the spirits for a cupcake crawl and savor the sweets of our smalltown bakeries and restaurants.