Planning a bachelorette can be quite the difficult task, especially when you want to do something unconventional and keep it classy. I spent months looking around at a variety of themes and activities that we could partake in and often felt discouraged because everything was something I knew the bride would hate. I decided to do a fall theme throughout our house because it seemed fitting for the time of year and the activity we planned.
We booked with Iron Nation Axe Throwing in Barrie. They easily accommodated us so last minute (we booked a week in advance) for a group of four. They were quick to respond by email and made the process super easy. As we arrived, we were welcomed by a wall covered in cards that were signed by previous visitors to this venue and an aged barrel in the corner. The space was warm, industrial, yet had a rustic charm. The staff were very welcoming and greeted us almost immediately as we entered the building.
The event begins with a staff member addressing the entire room about the rules and regulations. They give a general overview of what to expect during your visit. You then get a staff member that over looks your personal group. Since we were a small group we were joined up with another of about equal size. You begin with practicing how to throw the axe. You are given advice along the way to help you hit the target. At first it seems almost impossible but as you continue to practice and you start hitting the target, you feel like such a pro! I definitely recommend using this time wisely because when you enter the round robin game, you begin to wish you had more practice time. The round robin game was so much fun. You are paired against a different person each time, until you have played everyone. Then when you have, they announce who won the most games and who had the most points. I came in third, which was great for bragging rights. After this, you play around the world against the other team. This was very challenging but really exciting. We lost but laughed the entire time. The last game was to hit the cards that are pinned to the board with your axe. Once you have hit a card, you sign it and add it to the wall in the entrance.
Over all, this experience was not only exciting but also rewarding. There were people participating of all different ages and were visiting to celebrate different events (bachelorette, date night, jack and jill, birthday). The staff encouraged your participation and ensured you are successful. There is an area to purchase drinks but they also allow you to bring your own. I highly encourage you do so and bring snacks as well. We didn’t think to bring snacks and were definitely jealous of the tables around us that did so. Thank you to Iron Nation Axe for making my sister in laws bachelorette a memorable experience that we will not forget!
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