3:15 PM PDT, May 22, 2013
Home to some of the country’s hottest nightclubs and restaurants, Vegas is one of the trendiest spots on the planet to celebrate a bachelorette party. And while we can’t (legally) tell you where to get your hands on either Mike Tyson or a tiger, we can tell you where to spend your last night of unwedded bliss.
Packages range from the Final Fling, which includes VIP entry to the nightclub or Tao Beach and two drink tickets for $25 per person, to the extravagant Champagne Stagette, which includes a bottle of Dom Perignon inside the nightclub, a cake presentation and a Hypnotiq gift bag complete with a boa and booty shorts for the bride-to-be, plus two deejay shout-outs, a VIP table with security service and complimentary limo transportation back to your hotel. Tao’s bachelorette coordinators can also assist with additional party details, such as setting up hair and makeup appointments or booking a professional photographer.
Another popular venue with bachelorettes is Tao’s sister hot spot, Lavo, inside the Palazzo, where Carrie Underwood celebrated her pending wedding to Mike Fisher. The 5,000-square-foot nightclub offers bachelorette party packages similar to Tao’s, including specialty menus at its Italian restaurant that feature complimentary champagne toasts and a chef’s selection of sweets. In addition to Underwood, Melissa Rycroft celebrated part of her bachelorette party weekend at Lavo and Ginnifer Goodwin threw her sister’s bachelorette party there last September. For more on Tao or Lavo’s bachelorette offerings, call 702.388.8588.
For bachelorettes looking to go all out for their last night of freedom, the Light Group — whose nightclubs include celebrity-favorites Jet at the Mirage, The Bank at Bellagio and Haze at Aria — features its own concierge-style party planning service to help stage the big event. Bachelorettes can choose from an assortment of prix fixe menus at eight of the Light Group’s many restaurants and lounges (including Fix at Bellagio and Union inside Aria) and receive complimentary hosted entry into any of its nightclubs, lounges or pools (Bare at the Mirage and Liquid at Aria). The Light Group’s bachelorette concierge can also assist with booking discounted hotel accommodations at Aria, Bellagio, the Mirage and Monte Carlo, as well as discounted tickets to see “Chippendales” at the Rio and more. For more information, call 702.693.8300.
Hugely popular with bachelorettes is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where Katy Perry celebrated part of her bachelorette festivities. For those planning a more intimate gathering, the rockin’ resort is currently offering a Vanity room package through Aug. 31 that’s perfect for brides-to-be. For $499, guests will receive a two-night stay at the resort plus VIP table reservations at Vanity nightclub for up to four people and a complimentary bottle of Skyy Vodka and mixers. Guests can recover the next morning at Reliquary, the resort’s lavish spa, which features fun bachelorette activities like pole dancing classes. For just $40 per person for groups of four or more (which includes access to the spa), ladies will receive a 75-minute lesson on basic pole dancing moves from Aradia Fitness and learn a whole lap dancing routine the bride-to-be can use on her wedding night! For more information, call 702.693.5000. To book the Vanity Room Package, call 800.343.4346 and ask for “Van11.”
Finally, for a more laid-back bachelorette party vibe, Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que inside Treasure Island was recently expanded and now offers guests another 2,200 square feet to party in (including an additional 486 square feet of dance floor). Bachelorettes will enjoy testing their stamina on Gilley’s mechanical bull. Cover charges may be waived for bachelorette parties with advance notice on Friday and Saturday nights when there’s live music, otherwise admission is free. Call 702.894.7147 for details.
—Heather Turk, Custom Publishing Writer