Try something less conventional with these activities that everyone in the group can enjoy. When the party is about friends getting together and having fun, the awkward suffer-through-it of the groom can melt away - and the best man will score major points. You will actually be able to share the pictures afterward, which the bride will certainly appreciate.
OccasionGenius staff have hand-picked our favorite bachelor party ideas. We have matched each activity with a local, independently-owned business that can only be found in Richmond with a great track record and glowing testimonials.
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BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: TASTE AND LEARN ABOUT BEER
Mention OccaionGenius at the time of booking a bachelor party in the backroom to receive an additional 30 minutes of private event time for a rental.
Why settle for four walls and fold out tables when you can have an event surrounded by barrels of beer and fermentation tanks? Strangeways has special weekly activities including trivia, Cards Against Humanity, burlesque shows, discounts on flights, Steal the Vessel, and live music. The brewery boasts an ever-changing tap list of at least 25 beers at any time - all made in house and currently only available in Richmond. The whole group will appreciate their customized beer tastings and brewery tours.
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: GO TUBING ON THE JAMES RIVER
Mention OccasionGenius at the time of booking a bachelor party for a 10% per person discount for any group size, and in addition, for every 11 paying people the 12th person goes for free. The free space can be given to one individual or upon request the amount it represents can be applied evenly among each of the guests
Groups can choose between having a guide to show the best route or tubing independently. While there are parts that are flat-water, and tubing is recommended for all fitness levels, this is not a "lazy river" - tubers get to experience class 1 and 2 rapids. Typical trips take approximately 3-4 hours
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: RACE IN ELECTRIC KARTS
For individuals, mention OccasionGenius when buying two go-kart races and get the third race free! For groups of 10 or more, mention OccasionGenius to receive a 10% discount on group party bookings!
Drive state-of-the-art STORM series electric karts made by OTL Italy, the country that brought us the Ferrari and the Lamborghini. Electric karts mean more power and torque, and no exhaust fumes or emissions distract you as you race at speeds of up to 50 mph.
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: PLAY CLASSIC POOL
Send an inquiry through OccasionGenius to receive a discount off of the minimum food and drink package, and 2 free tote bags per party.
Greenleaf's boasts 12 regulation Brunswick Gold Crown Tables, a bar serving upscale cocktails and craft beer, and food that has gotten rave reviews from Style Weekly,Richmond Times Dispatch and RVA Mag.
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: GO ON A GROOM-CENTERED SCAVENGER HUNT
Mention OccasionGenius at the time of booking a bachelor party to receive an extra gadget add-on to the event. Extra gadget value is up to $100.
Participants figure out where to go, and when they arrive to each destination they determine what they have to solve. Additional add-ons include actors, or extra gadgets such as a black lights, codexes, compasses or cipher wheels for solving advanced puzzles. Ravenchase works with bachelor parties to create clues that are customized to a the groom-to-be's life or interests, including inside jokes.
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: GO STAND UP PADDLING
Black Dog Paddle opens seasonally in mid-April. Type the promo code "OccasionGenius" when booking public classes online through Black Dog Paddle's website to apply an exclusive per-person discount.
Stand Up Paddleboarding, also known as SUP, offers a new perspective of natural surroundings and an escape from daily stress. Black Dog Paddle has the option of over 35 different types of boards that provide different challenge levels giving people with different goals the ability to share the same class space. Black Dog Paddle can accommodate private groups of up to 25 people.
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: PAINTBALL, GO-KARTS, LASER TAG AND ARCHERY TAG
Mention OccasionGenius at the time of booking a bachelor party and all-non members will receive the discounted G-Force member prices for all activities. In order to receive member prices, a deposit must be placed to book the party, the party must be for 10 or more people, and OccasionGenius must be referenced at the time of booking.
G-Force, named one of the "Top 10 Things To Do In Richmond" by Trip Advisor, gives guests a menu of exciting games. Bachelor parties can take turns racing karts on the track and play any number of the other attractions at G-Force: foam-tipped archery tag, laser tag and paintless z-ball "paintball".
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: PLAY BUBBLE SOCCER
Mention OccasionGenius at the time of booking a bachelor party to receive an additional 15 minutes of play!
Richmond Bubble Soccer calls it "The Greatest Sport Ever Played." Two teams of five people bash, jump, boing and roll around the field trying to be the winning team. While it is a sport, players get caught up in the silliness and fun – and sometimes forget the ball. Richmond Bubble Soccer provides everything needed for a "Bubble Party": soccer balls, goals, heart-pumping music, field markers and a referee.
BACHELOR PARTY IDEA: PLAY FOOTGOLF
Send an inquiry through OccasionGenius to receive 1 complimentary guest with every 10 guests in the bachelor party.
Footgolf, a sport that combines soccer and golf, is a new and one of the most fastest-growing activities on the East Coast. Similar to golf, the players' intent is to kick a ball into the hole with the least amount of strokes possible.
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