Have your pre-wedding party with the best view in the city.
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As far as pre-wedding events go, the bridal shower is one of the most exciting. Sure, the engagement party is great—you're still reeling from the happy news!—and the bachelorette party is the perfect time to get out of town with your closest group of family members and friends, but, if you ask us, these events can't touch the bridal shower. Focused entirely on celebrating the bride-to-be and helping to prepare her for married life, the bridal shower is your one and only opportunity to celebrate with just the most important women in your life—from your mom, mother-in-law, and sisters to aunts, cousins, and friends. It's a special occasion, and it should be treated as such. While themes and fun games help make a bridal shower special, we think the most important factor is the venue since it sets the vibe for the entire event. That's why we asked our friends at the Venue Report to help us round up some of the most unique, spectacular bridal shower spaces in the country; by that, we mean rooftop venues.
While a rooftop venue works for any season, they're an especially great choice during the spring and summer when guests are itching to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Plus, when you're celebrating in an urban setting, they're a great way to treat guests to sweeping city views or the coolest attractions. But you won't just find rooftop spaces in big cities highlighted here—if seeing the ocean is more your thing, you'll be pleased to know we found a number of spaces that will allow you and your guests to check out the beach, too.
No matter what kind of bridal shower you're thinking of, there's a rooftop space out there to suit your needs. Here, ten of the most breathtaking rooftop bridal shower venues across the United States.
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Rare Bird at Noelle Nashville sits perched above Printer's Alley with views of the Cumberland River and city skyline. Chic décor, a fireplace, and draft cocktails ensure your bridal shower is anything but boring. Suitable for almost any time of year, book Rare Bird if you're looking to be showered high above downtown Nashville.
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Before we mention anything else, it's important to note that Little Goat Diner serves some fun food: By fun, we mean funfetti cake, tonkatsu sandwiches, veggie breakfast quesadillas, and just about every other dessert imaginable in an elevated diner setting. Head up to the roof for some privacy, sunshine, and, of course, all of the treats while you enjoy the company of your most cherished gals.
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The Surfrider, Malibu
What's arguably Malibu's most of-the-moment rooftop venue is located at The Surfrider, a boutique hotel overlooking the coast. Enviable furniture fills the hotel and tops the rooftop deck that is focused on serving food and drink that is California to the core. With only 20 guest rooms, taking over this stunning spot is a breeze for a bridal shower-turned-sleepover.
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Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, Seattle
This covered rooftop terrace is your answer to year-round bridal showering in Seattle. This indoor-outdoor space can accommodate all of the important women in your life as you prepare to say "I do." The atrium ceiling, chandeliers, and wood paneling create a warm atmosphere while the glass walls and surrounding deck provide uninterrupted views of the city.
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Celebrate your last days as an engaged woman overlooking all of San Francisco. At Loews Regency San Francisco, take to the terrace for sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, bay and city below you. Keep the sunset in mind to get those perfectly timed, golden hour photos with your closest ladies.
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Catahoula Hotel, NOLA
Everything about this hotel-rooftop-courtyard-bar is fun. From the eclectic décor to the endless activities, you'll be showered in Big Easy style at Catahoula Hotel. With so much to do in New Orleans, we love the idea of starting your shower here and taking it to the city after you've had your rooftop fun.
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Possibly the coolest rooftop venue in New York City, 620 Loft & Garden was made for exclusive showers. We're sure you will be left speechless while you stroll the rooftop garden overlooking some of NYC's most beautiful buildings. Able to accommodate all of your family, bridal party and friends, 620 Loft & Garden will have your guests feeling like they stepped into their favorite NYC-based TV show.
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Elephante, Santa Monica
Another hot spot in the Los Angeles area is the new rooftop restaurant, Elephante. Imagined and designed by Nicholas Mather, the space is a delightful trip to the Mediterranean filled with handmade pieces, a soothing palette, and views straight to the ocean. Throw your bridal shower in true vacation style at Elephante.
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The LINE, Austin
As of March, The LINE introduced its newest space at the hotel: A rooftop lounge called P6, a nod to its past as a parking garage. Sure to be Austin's hottest rooftop, the space will have panoramic views across the lake, the Austin skyline, and down Congress Avenue.
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If you need to get out of the city without actually getting out of the city, Brooklyn Grange is your shower spot. Situated at an organic farm on a rooftop in Brooklyn, you will toast and celebrate amongst lush veggies beds overlooking the Manhattan skyline. We love the idea of using pillows on the floor and low tables instead of a traditional table-and-chair setup.