She’s been your best friend since the third grade. He was your wingman during your college years. It’s your job to give them one last weekend of friendship and laughter before they walk down the aisle.
There’s no better place to celebrate than Roanoke, Virginia. Here are our top five ideas:
1. A Foodie Delight
The Downtown Roanoke Food & Cultural Tour features Roanoke’s well-known restaurants and hidden gems. The bride’s (or groom’s!) inner foodie will be charmed by the pairing of perfectly- seasoned delicacies and craft beers. The tour ends with breathtaking views of the city and surrounding mountains. Spend the rest of your day visiting the art galleries and shopping our eclectic shops that dot our downtown.
2. Like a Fine Wine
If the best days with your best friend involved long chats over a bottle (or two) of good wine, then book a Blue Ridge Wine Tour. You’ll experience fantastic views (the Blue Ridge Mountains!), wine tastings (at least six tastings at each stop!), and guided tours (learn why we’re one of the top 10 wine destinations in the United States!).
Toast the groom — or bride — in the midst of Roanoke’s thriving craft beer scene during a Craft Beer Tour. Our microbreweries are hopping with unique blends and artisan touches. Each tour visits three local microbreweries where you’ll explore the facilities and learn the secrets of crafting a perfect beer.
4. Outdoor Adventures
Before the groom walks down the aisle, he needs to paddle, kayak or float-on-a-tube down the Roanoke or James River. (Tour Roanoke can help you with all three!) Or hike McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail. Or climb some rocks. Or zoom down one of Roanoke’s Greenways on a bike.
5. A party for the wedding party!
Your bridesmaids and groomsmen represent the various parts of your life. Unfortunately, that means that they won’t know each other well. An Urban Scavenger Hunt through downtown Roanoke brings everyone together. By the time the wedding rolls around, the members of your wedding party will be friends with lots of memories to share.
Also for a thorough listing of local venues and vendors to help make your event special see these two web sites:
Tour Roanoke would be thrilled to create a fun and memorable adventure for your group. Cheers!!
We love the vibrancy of Roanoke and Lexington VA!
We love showcasing the iconic food and craft beverages of our region. The way these weave into our history and culture is fascinating. But most of all its the guest interaction and bonding that happens on our tours that energize us! We never grow tired of this.