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Count Down to ‘I Do’: Prince Edward County Bachelorette Ideas

Count Down to ‘I Do’: Prince Edward County Bachelorette Ideas
Count Down to ‘I Do’: Prince Edward County Bachelorette Ideas

Planning a bachelorette party? Look no further than the idyllic landscapes and vibrant experiences awaiting you in Prince Edward County. Nestled in the heart of Ontario, this charming region promises a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and celebration. Here’s your ultimate guide to a memorable bachelorette getaway!

Daytime Delights

Winery, Brewery, and Cidery Tours

Start your day off right with a delightful tour of the region’s best wineries, breweries, and cider companies. The County boasts an array of vineyards, each with its unique charm. Choose between a full or half-day tour to enjoy tastings and charcuterie boxes with your girls!

Check out the favourite drink destinations in The County:

  • Waupoos Estate Winery – Waterfront winery with stunning views of Lake Ontario and an on-site restaurant.
  • Huff Estates – A breathtaking, modern facility focused on one thing: producing high-quality wines.
  • Closson Chase Vineyard – Visit the Instagramable purple barn for a magical mix of centuries-old European traditions and innovative techniques.
  • Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard – An indoor-outdoor wine-tasting experience with wood-fired pizza.
  • Karlo Estates – Indulge in the speakeasy wine lounge in the 1805 post-and-beam barn and taste hand-harvested wine.
  • Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company – Quality brews and bevy’s, spacious garden patio, a legit volleyball court, DJ’s and more!
  • Parsons Brewing Company – A family-owned and operated Craft Brewery in the heart of Prince Edward County.
  • The County Cider Company – Locally grown apples make 16 varieties of ciders.
  • Crimson Cider Company – Featuring hot milled cider in the cooler months and cider slushies in the summer.

Spa Serendipity

A bachelorette weekend calls for a touch of luxury! Treat yourself to pampering sessions at the local spas, where you can enjoy rejuvenating pedicures, manicures, facials, or massages, ensuring you’re perfectly relaxed before your special day.

  • The Main Character – The Main Character caters to groups looking to throw a spa party or individuals who want to treat themselves and escape their busy lifestyle. Services include facial selections, IV services and injections, InMode™ Technology, hair removal, lash and brow bars, and manicures and pedicures.
  • Natural Beauty Mini Spa – Specializing in Eminence organic facials, manicures, and pedicures, Natural Beauty Mini Spa provides relaxing and result-oriented spa therapy.
  • Bloomfield Beauty Co. – Whether you’re craving quiet time with a friend or just an hour to yourself, Bloomfield Beauty Co. is a place to unwind and seek comfort in your skin. They offer a range of medical aesthetic services, including botox, dermal filler, Plexr skin resurfacing, HydraFacials, facials, laser, and other skin rejuvenation treatments.
  • The Royal Hotel – If your group is residing at The Royal, take advantage of their in-house spa. The Royal Spa offers “personalized and therapeutic treatments that enhance self-care rituals and focus on individual wellness, relaxation, and results.”

Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch!

Dress your best and enjoy a delightful brunch before embarking on your day’s adventures! Prince Edward County is brimming with distinctive and charming eateries, perfect for a quick and delicious bite to eat!

  • Crepe Escape – Crepes – 206 Main Street, Picton – $
  • The Vic Social – Canadian – 166 Main St, Picton – $$
  • Hendrik Barbeque – BBQ – 13762 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton – $$
  • Flossies’s Sandwiches – Sandwich shop – 1317 Wilson Rd, Hillier – $$
  • The Lighthouse – Canadian – 33 Bridge St, Picton – $$
  • Harry’s Charbroiled – Hamburger restaurant – 13633 Loyalist Parkway Picton Prince Edward Loyalist, Prince Edward – $$

Sweet Treats

Whether it’s artisanal ice cream or freshly baked goods, Prince Edward County offers a delightful array of treats spread across the island, ensuring you can satisfy your cravings anytime.

  • Slickers County Ice Cream Bloomfield – Ice Cream – 271 Main St, Bloomfield – $$
  • PECish Caking Co – Bakery – 3020 County Rd 10, Milford – $$
  • The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop – Ice Cream – 182 Main St, Wellington – $

Get the Blood Flowing: Active Bachelorette Activities

If you prefer an active and energizing bachelorette experience, explore options that get you moving and grooving! Engage in invigorating activities like yoga classes, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), or scenic hikes. Or engage in a bicycle wine tour with the Sip and Cycle Bike Tours and Closson Road Cycles.

You can also participate in local events or indulge in some retail therapy, exploring vintage shops, trendy boutiques, and antique stores. Wander the charming main streets of Picton, Bloomfield, or Wellington on foot, discovering unique finds, or embark on a road trip adventure to hunt for antique treasures.

Sand & Sunshine: Explore the Beaches

Spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun at world-class beaches in PEC. Sandbanks Provincial Park has three expansive sandy beaches some say are among the best in Canada. Cool off in the crystal clear waters on the Outlet Beach, the Dunes, or at the Sandbanks. Check out Point Peter or North Beach for more fun!

If beaches aren’t your thing and your group would rather have a sophisticated afternoon, get a day pass at local resorts for inground pools and service. 

  • The Lakeside Motel – Visitors can explore Lakeside without staying onsite. ‘Poolside Day Access’ grants guests access to a lounge chair, the inground pool, and towel service. 
  • Wander The Resort – ‘The Lounge Package,’ ‘The Beach Club,’ ‘Pool Passes,’ and ‘Cabanas’ are one-day options at The Wander. Get access to beach furniture, including daybeds, loungers, sunshades, and book entrances to the pools and hot tubs onsite.

Art and Culture

You and your girls will love diving into the artistic spirit of The County by visiting local galleries and art studios. Amp up the excitement and follow the self-drive tour of Prince Edward County’s Art Trail. Meet art collectors, explore professional County studios, meet artists, see their unique art spaces, and find inspiring artwork in a range of price points to purchase.

Visit local’s favourite art galleries and studios:

  • Oeno Gallery – Art Gallery and Gardens – Bloomfield
  • Mad Dog Gallery – Art Gallery – East Lake
  • Arts on Main Gallery – Art Gallery – Picton Main Street
  • Andara Gallery – Art Gallery, Lessons, and Workshops – Bloomfield
  • Sybil Frank Gallery – Art Gallery – Wellington
  • Maison Sepoivre Art Gallery – Art Gallery – Picton

Nighttime Revelry

Fine Dining

The County is boasting with fine dining restaurants to make your stay unforgettable. After spending the day wine-tasting or pampering yourself at local spas, get ready with your girls for a fancy dinner on the town. Indulge in these top-rated restaurants:

  • The Royal Hotel – Canadian – 247 Main Street, Picton – $$$
  • Bocado – Spanish – 252 Main Street – $$$
  • La Condesa – Mexican – 298 Main St, Wellington – $$
  • The Acoustic Grill – Canadian – 172 Main Street, Picton – $$
  • 7 Numbers – Italian – 161 Main Street, Picton – $$
  • The Blue Sail – Sea Food – 266 Main Street, Picton – $$$
  • Hartleys Tavern – Canadian – 19 Elizabeth Street, Picton – $$$
  • Flame + Smith – Steakhouse – 106 Main St, Bloomfield – $$$
  • Drake Devonshire – Canadian – 24 Wharf St, Wellington – $$$
  • The Waring House – Canadian – 395 Sandy Hook Rd, Picton – $$
  • Sand and Pearl – Sea Food – 1705 County Rd 12, Prince Edward – $$$
  • Bermuda – Canadian – 275 Main St, Bloomfield – $$

Cocktail Lounges

For a chic evening, head to one of the county’s cocktail lounges to unwind from the day’s activities. The Russ $ Co., Adega Wine Bar, Koenji Whiskey Bar, and Drake Devonshire are a few favourites!

Show your dancing skills at The Hayloft Dancehall for some weekend live music and fun.

Plays to Stay

Cozy Inns

Experience the County’s hospitality by staying in one of its charming inns. Decide on your favourite small town and choose an inn within close proximity to your bachelorette festivities. 

  • The Manse Boutique Inn (Picton) – A resort with romantic, historic and luxury rooms, a pool and hot tub, and on-site dining
  • Merrill House (Picton Main Street) – Restored Victorian charm in a magnificent home imbued with art and intellectual interiors
  • Jackson’s Falls Country Inn (Milford) – Gorgeous grounds and accommodations all rolled into one
  • The Eddie Hotel & Farm (Bloomfield) – Rustic farm experience with private suites that fit your needs and budget
  • Everly Inn (Consecon) – Sustainable net-zero Bed & Breakfast nestled among many vineyards near the shores of Lake Ontario
  • Mirazule (Milford) – A new boutique inn with strikingly modern architecture and stunning waterfront views

Cottage Rentals

If your group prefers a private space, consider renting a cottage along the shoreline. You’ll enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside with easy access to all the County’s attractions.

Peaceful Peninsula – Milford, Ontario

Breathtaking waterfront cottage with panoramic views of the Bay. It’s the perfect jumping point to experience the wonders of The County. Spend your evenings soaking in the hot tub, rinsing off in the outdoor shower, sunbathing on various longers, relaxing in the gazebo daybed, swimming in the sandy waters, or exploring the bay with water activities. A full kitchen, open-concept living areas, and luxurious beds create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Peaceful Peninsula has ample room for bachelorette parties.

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Transportation

Navigating transportation is a crucial aspect here. Uber and buses are non-existent, and during the peak season, the three cab companies – Cronkie’s Cab Co., Terri’s Taxi, and The Taxi Guy – are exceptionally busy. However, fret not – with a bit of foresight, you’ll manage just fine. This is especially crucial if you’re planning a wine tour. It’s imperative to designate a sober driver from your group or arrange transportation in advance. 

Companies like McCoy Bus Service and Sandbanks Custom Shuttle Services, provide round-trip pick-up and drop-off services.

Prince Edward County Bachelorette Packages

The Bachelorette Group Tours

Sandbanks Vacations & Tours

Get ready for the Big Day and celebrate the bride-to-be with a tasting tour around Prince Edward County! Kick back and have fun enjoying local wines, beers, and ciders with your girlfriends. Leave the planning and driving to them.

The tour includes visiting local wineries, breweries, or cideries, door-to-door service, bottled water, and the option to add a locally curated charcuterie snack box.

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The Ultimate Event for Groups of 8-14

A County Experience

Embark on an interactive tasting experience through Prince Edward County’s best vineyards and wineries. Chris, the tour guide, will give you local knowledge of the wine region and transport you to all the local attractions. The tasting takes up to 4.5 hours and everything is provided for the perfect experience.

Added Bonus: The bride and groom-to-be taste for free!

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Bachelorette Tour

The Local Tour Co.

Create lasting memories with you and your girlfriends while touring the immaculate vineyards of Prince Edward County. This private wine tour is guaranteed to be a day to remember while sipping on wine and being chauffeured down the picturesque roads of PEC.

The Bachelorette Tour includes a visit to four County wineries, the option to substitute one winery for a brewery or cidery, a lunch stop at a local winery, private transportation in a VIP van, round trip pick-up and drop-off, fun and knowledgeable tour guide, and bottled water.

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