Local Bridal Guide: Host a Private BYOB Painting Party for Your Bachelorette Party at One of These 6 Philly-Area Studios
BYOB painting parties have been all the rage these days—it seems our Facebook feed is always filled with posts that show (most usually) groups of girlfriends holding up their finished artwork, wine glasses in hand—and it got us thinking that the concept would work really well for a bachelorette party. After all, you can’t really go wrong with good friends, good wine and a fun activity, right?
If you’re not familiar with the whole painting party idea, let us fill you in: Basically it’s an instructional art class where everyone learns to paint the same exact picture while schmoozing, drinking wine and eating snacks. The classes can take place at a painting party studio or they’re often hosted at local bars and restaurants throughout the area. Most places hold classes for upwards of 30-40 people, but they all offer private parties as well (more on that below!). Add in dinner at a nearby restaurant and a hop or two to the bars afterwards and you’ve got yourself a pretty fun little evening with your ladies.
Sound like something your girls might be into? We took the liberty of rounding up a few places that would be ideal for your bridal shower or bachelorette party. Happy painting!
Where: 542 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
What: This South Jersey painting studio makes it super easy to book a private party for you and your girls. All you have to do is pick a date and the painting you want to do (they’re all pictured on the website) and co-owner Karen will have all of the supplies ready for you when your crew shows up. Don’t forget to bring along a few bottles of wine or champagne and your favorite snacks to munch on while you paint, too. There’s a 10 person minimum for parties during the week (and a 20 person minimum on the weekends) and a $30 charge for each painter in your group.
Painting With a Twist
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: Chances are, you or someone you know has already created a masterpiece at one of Painting With a Twist many local outposts. To host your bridal shower or bachelorette party at the studio nearest you, just give them a call to choose a date and the pretty painting your group will replicate. The cost and minimum number of guests required for a private party varies depending on the location, so you’ll want to inquire before booking. Off-site parties are also available.
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: While PaintNite does offer private parties at a location of your choosing, if your group of girls is on the smaller side, it’s worthwhile to look in to their public event group discounts (so instead of having a whole class to yourself, you’ll join other painters at one of PaintNite’s public events). They host daily painting parties at restaurants all across the city—Positano Coast, Isabella and Derek’s are a few common spots—and depending on the number of people you’re bringing, you’ll get a 10-25 percent discount on the tickets.
Where: 100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford
What: For parties with 16 guests or less, you’ll get a private painting lesson in the Barrel Room—an intimate area with full-sized easels, high-backed seating and individual wine tables for each painter. Classes can be two or three hours long and cost $35 or $45 per person respectively. As for the painting itself, you can choose from their massive library of options or, for an additional fee, they’ll custom design a painting just for you.
Phoenixville’s BYOB & Paint
Where: 237 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
What: At the helm of this Phoenixville studio is owner Greg Pietrzykowski and graphic designer/illustrator Ed Luterio, a self-taught artist with quite an impressive resume of past clients (including the NFL and MLB). For your private party, you can choose a painting from their gallery, or Ed will custom design one based on a picture, idea or theme you provide. The cost is $35 per person, with a minimum of 12 painters for parties on Sunday-Thursday and 16 painters on Friday and Saturday. They also offer mural painting parties where the group takes turns painting a custom designed canvas mural.
The Uncorked Artist
Where: 1414 Old York Road, Warminster and 115 S. Main Street, North Wales
What: You’re welcome to host your gathering an either one of The Uncorked Artist’s two locations or you can take advantage of their mobile paint parties. They’ll bring the supplies and do all of the set up and clean up, all you have to do is pick the time, place (which can be your home, a restaurant, a park or any other location you can dream up) and the painting.
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