Where To Host A Bridal Shower & How To Make It Beyond Special (2024)


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Wondering where to host a bridal shower, especially when you want it to be an extra special event? Then you’re in the right place. Whether the bride is your sister, best friend, or another special lady in your life, she deserves a shower that’s as amazing as she is.

That’s where we at Peerspace can help you out. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we make it easy to discover and rent one-of-a-kind spaces in cities across the globe. Peerspaces are owned by local hosts who can help you plan your event. Their spaces are stylish, bespoke, and offer the amenities you need. You know, the types of spaces that are good enough for such a major event, as you’re about to see!

Here’s everything you need to know about where to host a bridal shower and how to make it beyond special. 

Find the perfect bridal shower venue on Peerspace

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If you’re looking for an extra special venue where you can host a bridal shower, check out Peerspace. As the largest online venue rental marketplace globally, you can find unique venues to host your shower in cities all over the world.

Filter them by size, distance, budget, and overall aesthetic until you find one that’s perfect for your bridal shower. If you’re looking for certain amenities, like an outdoor area or a bar, you can filter by those as well.

Before you book a space, keep the bride’s personality and interests in mind when looking for a venue. Choose something that reflects her style but still adds interest to the occasion. You can also make the shower extra special by incorporating activities that match your venue’s theme.

Here are some ideas to help you gather inspiration!  

Setting the stage for your bridal shower

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The venue is one of the most important aspects of your bridal shower. It sets the stage for the entire party. You want to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the bride-to-be, where she can feel the love of all her favorite people. 

If you’re looking to create an extra intimate atmosphere, hosting at your house or a relative’s house can evoke a sense of coziness. Hosting at a local community center or church can also bring out feelings of intimacy since it’s a familiar atmosphere where the bride and her guests will feel right at home. 

However, not everyone has a house that’s roomy enough for a big occasion. And while familiar spaces can be homey, they can also lack excitement.

If you’re looking to make the shower extra memorable, hosting at a unique venue is an amazing way to make that happen. Thankfully, it’s super easy to find one that is the right size and style on Peerspace.

For instance, take this SoCal coastal escape (pictured above) in Encinitas, CA. It has all the comforts of home plus plenty of space for 30 guests. The home is beautifully appointed and provides you with furnished indoor and outdoor spaces.

Another perk that comes with using Peerspace? You can read genuine reviews from past renters before booking! Here’s a simple example of a review for this coastal escape home: “Sabrina was the best. SO accommodating. This property was awesome!”

Remember to learn the basics, too: check out our top tips and tricks to hosting the best bridal shower next!

Where to host a bridal shower: extra special ideas

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A wedding shower’s purpose is to shower the bride with tons of love before her big day. That usually means giving gifts and well-wishes, but you can go the extra mile by also giving her a fun experience at the shower. 

Check out this event space inside the Public Market in Seattle, WA (pictured above). It boasts a fun and colorful atmosphere that’s perfect for the shower. It’s perfect for the gamer bride since you can play billiards, darts, video games, and board games here. There’s also karaoke equipment on-site for added fun, and the host has a BYO policy so you can order in some delicious catering from a local restaurant.

“What a fun spot! This is a totally unique space and great to host a special event,” shares a Peerspace reveiwer. “There are plenty of activities onsite to entertain your guest. We had so much fun with the karaoke. Fei was super responsive to all of my questions and there was even staff onsite to let us in and help with tech support and answer any questions, making it super easy to get in and out. Thank you all for making this so special!”

We also love this mountain mansion adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC. It is an architectural wonder perched on Bull Mountain that provides stunning views, a pool table, a sauna, and so much more for a majestic and celebratory bridal shower. The home’s name is Cloud Hidden, which the host describes as a “super modern dome home” that has been featured in countless magazines. It’s easy to imagine an absolutely epic bridal shower coming to life here!

Help the bride craft her dream wedding

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Is the bride a Pinterest connoisseur? Why not incorporate some DIY activities into her wedding shower? Handmade decorations can bring an extra touch of personality to a wedding day or reception.

Those decorations will be even more special when they’re put together with the help of trusted friends and family. The bride will feel the love when you all come together to help her craft centerpieces, backdrops, or other accents for her big day. 

Consider hosting at an extra inspiring venue to help you get your creative juices flowing, like this creative cafe in Houston, TX (pictured above). Murals in a gorgeous array of colors splash across the walls, offering a bright and vibrant atmosphere that’s perfect for DIY activities. The host can also provide food and drinks to help keep the festive vibes going.

What about all of the British-based brides out there? Don’t worry, Peerspace is global and has hundreds of amazing hen party venues. For instance, this unique gallery, studio, and event space with quirky style in London, UK is perfect for paint-and-sip parties, with its Hackney location serving as the perfect spot for delivery catering from some of London’s tastiest hot spot restaurants.

Shower her with natural beauty

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Does the bride love the great outdoors? Rather than staying cooped up indoors, take the shower outdoors to enjoy some sunshine. If you’re worried about the shower feeling too stuffy, this is an excellent way to give your shower a breath of fresh air. 

Open-air venues like this trendy art nouveau Bungalow in Houston, TX (pictured above) offer plenty of wide-open outdoor yard space. The bride can enjoy a space under the shaded canopy awning with chic rustic decor surrounded by natural Texas beauty. It’s an excellent spot for snapping picture-perfect images of a fun day she’ll never forget. 

But what if you’re locked in the city? Not to worry. You can find outdoor venues in some of the biggest metros in the country, like this airy outdoor courtyard in Atlanta, GA. Artificial turf and trendy furnishings create a miniature oasis in the heart of this thriving downtown area. There’s also a bar on-site so that you can incorporate both outdoor vibes and a delicious tasting experience into the shower festivities. 

Our Sydney, Australia readers have a real coastal gem that they can book when they’re wondering where to host a bridal shower. This castle on the cliff in South Coogee is an architectural wonder with breathtaking views. Splash around in the heated infinity pool, hire a chef to make good use of the designer kitchen, and see the sites from the rooftop viewing platform with 360-degree views.

Need some venue decor suggestions? Then check out these wedding shower decoration ideas!

Making it extra special with thoughtful touches

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Now that we’ve covered some ideas on where to host a bridal shower, let’s talk about other ways to make a shower extra special. Remember above all else the purpose of a bridal shower. You want to celebrate the bride as much as possible before her big day. The most beautiful venue in the world is only as special as the people celebrating inside it. 

Hand-made gifts and keepsakes are an excellent way to show the bride you care. Create a scrapbook of special moments of the bride and her sweetheart throughout the years. You can also collect a book of heartfelt notes from close friends and family to give to the bride on the day of the shower. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy.

Little gestures that show the bride how much she means to you are the best ways to celebrate this exciting new chapter in her life. 

Where to host a bridal shower: conclusion

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide on where to host a bridal shower! Really think outside the box when customizing a shower that’s perfect for your favorite bride-to-be. It’s the thought that counts, and being extra thoughtful is sure to go a long way!

Once you book the perfect party venue through Peerspace that has all the amenities and space you need, the rest tends to just fall into place.

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