Given we are at the start of festival season, we thought those of you planning your weddings would probably be feeling fairly inspired to have a festival wedding or ‘Wedstival’.  Given we have held several Wedding Festivals at NightQuarter, we have put together some fun festival wedding essentials and inspiring ideas to help you plan the perfect festival style event!  We are using our venue as an example to show you the variety of experiences you can have that will fill a lifetime of memories.

Just imagine a day of live music, gourmet food vans, flower crown workshops and bubbly.  It is more like a fun outdoor festival event than a stuffy wedding venue.  A Wedstival is a fun experience to celebrate that special day!

We even have a grass isle leading into the main function area!


Hens nights and Bucks nights can be a fun event leading up to that special day.  You can host a gin high tea, a mock-tail and cocktail class, celebrate in The Backyard Grill for a blokes night or even host a workshop on how to make flavoured bourbon.

Creative Activities

Festivals are about having fun so organise a fun activity on the day. It can be an art class, mock-tail workshop, photo booth or even set up an Instagram slideshow. If there are kids, organise a jumping castle or cooking class.  It’s usually not a big cost, and rather than having a guest book, sign a guitar so it becomes a cool keepsake.  Be creative!


Fabulous Floral Crowns

A floral crown is a must for any festival style bride! Not only are they fun to wear but they make for a perfect weekend DIY project too.  There are specialists that can make ones for you out of imitation flowers or you can have a fresh one made up to match your bouquet.  You can even add a veil to give it a more of a traditional look. The veil can be short or long depending on the style of the dress.  Speak to your hairdresser about the best hairstyle to go with the design floral crown you are thinking.  The experience of floral crowns can be extended with a workshop on how to make them on the day with your guests to join in the festivities.

All Access Pass

Give your guests an all access pass to your big day with festival style tickets, lanyards or wristbands. You can get ones designed exactly like you would find at any of the major festivals by us or use someone on Etsy.

Rustic Signage

Creative and fun signage lets your guests know where all the festivities are taking place as well as giving that authentic festival feel.  Show off your lineup of events on a chalkboards, painted wooden signs or print onto a core flute.

Table Settings

A true festival wedding would not be complete without themed table settings.  They can be formal, theatrical, romantic or reflect your interest in organic.

International Food

Whether it is a food marquee, food truck, grazing boxes or platters of canapes, food doesn’t have to be boring for your wedding.  We can set up antipasto tables on arrival, dessert tables with cupcake towers and donut walls or even deconstrcuted taco tables.

Alternatively we can set up the NightQuarter Backyard Grill and make it a real Aussie experience.


Festivals are all about live music so make sure it is an awesome band.  Venues like NightQuarter have over 1000 bands on their database so can book someone perfect for your day.


Chill Out Area

Festival style seating is a must for your guests for them to chill out on and relax in between all the festivities or your big day. We love the use of deckchairs, cushions scattered freely or even the use of hay bales, an inexpensive decor idea that is super practical too! Spruce them up with a little fabric or some blankets to make them a little more comfortable.

Festival Decor

Let your imagination run wild with colourful, fun and interesting decor. Bunting, streamers, festoon lighting, tons of florals and rustic details look great as festival decor. Remember you can never have enough bunting!  The beauty of this at NightQuarter is that it is already up and installed at no extra cost!

Light Up The Night

No serious festival style wedding would be complete without glowsticks or sparklers!  Perfect to give to your guests for bopping the night away or for a fun exit!  You can even book a fire twirler to perform roaming amongst your guests during the night.


Drinks can be served in jars.  You can incorporate edible flowers and put together some specific cocktail menus that reflect a true festival experience.

Food and Wine Pairing

NightQuarter is passionate about the food and produce we source (most of it local) and the wine we pair with it.  Whether it is a business event, party or something as special as an engagement or wedding, it is important that the food served is matched up with the appropriate wine or cocktail.



1. Earthy dishes with mushrooms, truffles, beetroot and roasted tomato are perfect teamed with a light Pinot Noir as they complement each other

2. The deep, dark richness of a full bodied red such as the VS Cabernet Sauvignon pairs perfectly with juicy red meat such as steak, lamb cutlets, duck or strong chedder.

3. Light and zingy dressings with lime, chili and corriander on salads sit beautifully with a light and clean VS Sauvignon Blanc.  To contrast, a fish with a creamy lemon sauce contrasts with a crisp, acidic Sauvignon Blanc as it cuts through the creaminess to give a different, refreshing sensation on the palate.

4. A dry VS Rose and any hearty cheese tower are like a match made in heaven. Some whites go well with some cheeses, and others with red wine – but all will blend perfectly with a Rose so is a safer bet.  If marrying up your canapes, tapas or a chicken salad, you cant go wrong.

5. Lightly flavoured seafood dishes such as prawns or scallops are well matched with light whites such as Pinot Grigis

6. Sparkling wines and salty snacks are perfect together – sparkling’s can often have a hint of sweetness which is balanced when teamed with a salty mouthful of something tasty like smoked salmon canapes, fresh oysters and prawns.  Alternatively, if you are after a pre-dinner cocktail, the Fiji Giner Sparkling sits well on the palate.

7. Fatty fish (such as salmon) or seafood served in a thick, luscious sauce are perfect with a full bodied, buttery Signature Collection Chardonnay.

8. A red wine with a hint of spiciness eg Shiraz is good to go with heavily spiced food such as Mediterranean coated meats (cumin, paprika and the like). Think spiced lamb loin with couscous.   Cooking a roast though is better matched with a Merlot.

9. Dry Riesling and a spicy dish such as Singapore laksa or a red curry offset each other perfectly or alternatively, marry up with a Viognier.

10. A sticky Moscato served with a fruit based dessert is a great match – figs or apples do a service to this lovely drop to finish off your night.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

How awesome are mums? So awesome that they get a whole day dedicated to celebrating them and what they mean to us!

We are celebrating Mother’s Day on Saturday 12th May… and while mums deserve to be celebrated and appreciated 365 days a year, make this day extra special for her with a beautiful gift or experience from the markets.

We have some amazing retailers, tours and experiences at NightQuarter, and we went on a shopping adventure to pick out some perfect gifts for mum…


WIN! Go in the draw to win a special Mothers Day hamper for mum from Miscellas Soy Candles, valued at over $100! Filled with soaps, bath salts, soy candles, diffusers, bath bombs and more, this is the ultimate Mothers Day hamper!



Treat mum to a world of sweetness this Mothers Day with a NightQuarter dessert tour! Taste 5 different desserts from award winning vendors, from donuts to honey puffs! The best part? You can go too!




Featuring 100% Indian cotton, hand-dyed with a natural vegetable dye, Summer Beach has a huge range of mandala-inspired fashion and homewares. From throws and floor cushions, to beach bags and boho kimonos… this is the perfect place to find a gift for mum.




Australian Rescued Timbers custom make completely unique cheese boards and cutting boards, in all different shapes and sizes recycling old timbers! These make an awesome gift for mum!


These triple layer soy candles feature three delicious aromas in one and come in gorgeous glass apothecary jars! You can also find single scented candles, with every scent from vanilla to Japanese honeysuckle!



NIGHTQUARTER – LIVE IN THE PADDOCKGive mum the gift of music this Mothers Day with tickets to upcoming events at NightQuarter! The Presets, Spiderbait, Xavier Rudd and Never Ending 80’s are all coming to NightQuarter this year, all tickets are available now!



TREASURAMATreasurama is home to a wide range of home and giftwares. From Kelly Lane goodies, to dreamcatchers and home decor… it’s a treasure trove for Mother’s Day gifts.



NIGHTQUARTER EXPERIENCESTreat mum to a special High Tea experience this Mothers Day in a unique VIP area where you and mum can indulge in decadent sweets and savoury eats, while sipping on some teas and wines!




There’s nothing more special than a gift that you’ve made yourself for someone you love! Choose from a huge range of candle sands, witth all the colours and scents you could imagine, and create your own candle for mum!




Does mum have an artsy side that she doesn’t get to show off? Now’s her chance! Book mum in for Paint & Sip where she will learn to paint, or further her skills, while sipping on wine and enjoying the festival atmosphere that surrounds her!




What better gift for mum than the gift of relaxation? Treat mum to a night in with bath bombs,whipped soap, candle melts and a gorgeous burner, the ultimate relaxation combination!



Go on a journey with mum through the lights and evolving landscape of NightQuarter on a journey to discover local wines, refreshing beers and colourful cocktails, paired perfectly with cheeses! Not only will you learn about beverage pairing and local brewing history on this Gold Coast wine tour, but you will get to sip proudly on tasters as you go.




Discover a gorgeous range of bohemian style jewellery and accessories in The Alley, making perfect gifts for mum! Rings, necklaces, bags, purses, bracelets and so much more!




Get creative with Mum this Mother’s Day eve with our tote bag and hand lotions workshop. Get your hands colourful and create a meaningful self-painted tote bag using both yours and mums hands, and you can’t leave the bag empty, the kids can make their very own hand cream for mum!



Go on a wildlife adventure with mum this Mothers Day at NightQuarter! Bunny cuddles, snake encounters, making friends with owls, and most importantly, cute pictures!



Is mum a cheese lover? Book a table at NightQuarter for you and mum with a cheese tower that is sure to impress! Paired perfectly with a variety of wines at the bars!


Valentines Day Gifts At NightQuarter

Valentines Day Gifts At NightQuarter

Treat your loved one this Valentines Day with a gift from NightQuarter, or a romantic date with unique tours and experiences!

Whether it’s dessert tours, DIY gifts, unique experiences or bath bombs, we’ve got you covered this Valentines Day!


Dessert Tour

NightQuarter Tours & Experiences

Valentines Day is all about dessert, right? Start Valentines Day on a sweet note with your loved one on a NightQuarter dessert tour! Make all of your dessert dreams come true with five different dessert tastings in one night! Why limit yourself to just one dessert, when you can join the tour and taste five different desserts and meet the small business owners that bring you each life changing moment.


Candles, Bath Bombs & Soaps

Miscellas Soy Candles

Having Valentines Day at home this year? Head down this weekend to grab the essentials! Set the mood with delicious smelling candles, romantic bath bombs and soaps that leave you feeling silky smooth! Find a range of gift baskets to choose from, or choose your favourite items to create your own! Find them in The Alley every weekend.


Bar Tour & Tasting W/ Cheese Platter

NightQuarter Tours & Experiences

Celebrate Valentines Day this year with bar tour and delicious cheese platter at NightQuarter! Discover local wines, refreshing beers and colourful cocktails with your loved one. The tour will be concluded with a delicious cheese platter.



Go Shopping For Cute Gifts At NightQuarter


NightQuarter is food, desserts, music and shopping all in one! It’s the perfect place to take your partner and spoil them with some sweet and thoughtful gifts, so they can remember the date you have shared together. Head to Miscella’s Soy Candles and browse through lanters, burners, candles and all the different varieties of soy melts on offer… from ‘Sex on the Beach’ to ‘Sexy Man’ you are sure to find something you both love #winkwink. At Just Retro, buy each other novelty gifts, or go crazy in the candy shop with heaps of novelty and nostalgic candy from your childhood!


Have A Wildlife Experience Together

Night Creatures
It might not immediately sound romantic, but there is seriously nothing more #truelove than ‘grammin a photo of you and your lover holding an owl, snake, lizzard or crocodile together. It’s totally adorable. Find Night Creatures in Side Street every weekend!

High Tea

NightQuarter Tours & Experiences

Spend Valentines Day afternoon sipping on some sparkling wine and iced tea while indulging in sweet and savoury treats. With your own private space with the finest views, you will have a whole new NightQuarter experience with your loved one. Choose from a Traditional High Tea, a Sweet Tooth High Tea and a Gin & High Tea.



Indulge In A Cocktail Or Three

NightQuarter Bars
Nothing says #datenight like cocktails! Head to Kudu Bar at NightQuarter where the bartenders can serve you up different cocktails all night! From frosé, passionfruit & lychee martinis, espresso martinis, French martinis and mojitos… you will be in cocktail heaven!

DIY Candles

Miscellas Soy Candles

Share your love this Valentines Day by creating your very own candle for your loved one! With a huge range of different candle sand colours and scents, the candle creation ideas are endless! Nothing shows love more than a DIY gift!


Grab Your Bros For A Man Date


Sometimes it isn’t about the romance… it’s about the bromance. We can’t overlook the most important relationship in a man’s life, the relationship he has with his bros. You know that they are always there for you, and that they will do anything for you… so why not grab your mates, order some pulled pork burgers at Grumpi’s Smokehouse and a bucket of Summer beers and celebrate your bromance this weekend.

Book A Table In Tapas Street

NightQuarter Functions

Have the ultimate NightQuarter date this Valentines Day without the stress of finding a table. Book a private table in Tapas Street with a delicious cheese tower to share with a loved one!


Bohemian Dresses

The Boho Shed

The Boho Shed have a huge clothing range designed and made in Australia! You can find bohemian dresses, jackets, tops, bottoms, accessories and more! You’re sure to find the perfect gift for any bohemian style lover!


Eclectic Purses

Sparkle Bark Jewellery 

Sparkle Bark Jewellery have a huge collection of unique bags, purses, headwear, jewellery and more, making it the perfect Valentines Day gift spot! There is a range of purses that are all handmade with recycled materials, and they are gorgeous! Each product is very unique, so they make the perfect gift! There is a range of different patterns and colours available on the purses.

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Gift Packs


Treasurama have a range of gorgeous gift packs full of decorations and everyday items with a bohemian twist! They make adorable gifts! Get items indivually or all together as a bunch!

Indian Mandalas

Summer Beach Styles 

Mandalas are the perfect Valentines gift if you’re having a romantic picnic! Summer Beach Styles have gorgeous home decor gifts! With a range of genuine Indian mandalas, bed sets and floor cushions, there’s something for everyone!

Unique Rings

Sparkle Bark Jewellery
Is your valentine a jewellery lover? Sparkle Bark Jewllery have you sorted this Valentines Day with a huge range of unique, handmade rings, earrings, necklaces, headwear and more! All products at Sparkle Bark Jewllery are handmade with recycled materials. There is a collection of unqiue, bohemian style rings at Sparkle Bark Jewllery, they are the perfect gifts!

Tree Of Life Necklace

Summer Beach Styles 

Not only do Summer Beach Styles have gorgeous mandalas, bed sets and floor cushions, they also have bohemian style jewllery! These tree of life necklaces are a great final touch to a Valentines Day gift!

Cheese Board

Australian Rescued Timbers
Enjoy a Valentines Day picnic with hand made cheese boards! Australian Rescued Timbers re-invent old cast off timbers into useable products for your home. They have cheese boards, chopping boards, boxes, candle holders, clocks and more!

Rattan Bag

The Boho Shed 

The Boho Shed not only has a range of bohemian style home decor and fashion, they also have unique accessories like this rattan bag! Rattan bags are hand made with a gorgeous lining and give all the Summer vibes, they make the perfect Valentines Day gift!

Guided Tours Around NightQuarter

Guided Tours Around NightQuarter

Not only is NightQuarter the best stop for delicious street food eats from around the world and unique retail vendors, we also have a range of Gold Coast food and wine tours and experiences on offer! Bar crawls, dessert tours, high teas and cocktail classes, we’ve got it all!

Perfect way to spice up your next NightQuarter visit, or great gift ideas!



Bar Tour & Tasting W/ Cheese Platter

A bar crawl at a Gold Coast night market? Where do we sign up?! Your tour leader will guide you through the lights and evolving landscape of NightQuarter on a journey to discover local wines, refreshing beers and colourful cocktails! Not only will you learn about beverage pairing and local brewing history on this unique Gold Coast food and wine tour, but you will get to sip proudly on tasters as you go… And what better way to finish a bar tour than with a delicious cheese platter?!

Perfect for a group weekend activity or gift for friends or family!


High Tea

High tea with a NightQuarter twist! Choose from a Traditional High Tea, a Sweet Tooth High Tea and a Gin & High Tea! Enjoy wines, teas and treats on these Gold Coast food and wine tours at NightQuarter!

Call your ladies together for a spot of tea with our Traditional High Tea. Enjoy some classic sweets and savoury treats paired with your choice of teas or wine in your own private area.

Enjoy an afternoon sipping on some sparkling wine and iced tea while indulging in sugary treats from award winning vendors on our Sweet Tooth High Tea. Have a NightQuarter experience like no other with your own private space and the finest views!

Refresh your weekend with the high tea you know and love, with a special twist. Enjoy a jug of Gin and Citrus Tea with your assortment of sweet and savoury treats in a private space with our Gin & High Tea!


Dessert Tour

NightQuarter is the mecca of desserts! The hardest part of the night is choosing between strawberry chocolate fondue, a donut or raw bounty cheesecake.

Make all of your dessert dreams come true with five different dessert tastings in one night on this Gold Coast food tour! Why limit yourself to just one amazing dessert, when you can join this dessert tour and taste five different desserts and meet the small business owners that bring you each life changing moment.


Botanical Mocktail & Cocktail Class

Learn how to make Australian botanical mocktails & on trend cocktails in this hands on masterclass.

Guests on this Gold Coast food and wine tour will be taught to make three signature drinks under the guidance of an experienced cocktail expert. Then as a team, guests can use these newfound skills to enjoy their own creation.


Cheap Eats Round Up 2018

Cheap Eats Round Up 2018

Everyone loves a cheap feast at NightQuarter, from starters and mains to desserts and sharing plates, we’ve got you sorted! All items mentioned in our 2018 cheap eats roundup are $10 and under!


American Style Wings

Wings, loaded fries, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, jalepeno poppers… Yes, we’re drooling too.

Grab 6 wings, either buffalo or Southern fried, for just $8 every weekend!

Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream

Dippin’ Dots are a whole new ice cream experience. Tiny flash frozen balls of ice cream, so you can eat them by the scoop or individually!

There is a huge range of different flavours to choose from, you can even add toppings!


Traditional Kebabs

Mouthwatering fresh kebabs with your choice of meat, over eight sauces and a variety of salads! You can even replace the meat with falafels!

Don’t wait until 3am!​


Craft Soda

Soda crafted with style! Find organic soda, craft soda, snow cones, naked pops and slushies every weekend!

There is a range of soda flavours to choose from, like cotton candy, lemon lime bitters, cherry, raspberry and loads more! They even take the sodas to the next level with delicious toppings!

Tornado Potatoes

Tornado potatoes are the ideal market snack! A crispy potato slinky on a stick coated with different flavours and sauces, sounds good to us! Perfect to enjoy while roaming the markets!

In celebration of the New Year, there are 3 new tornado potatoes! Choose from BBQ crumbed, beer batter or tangy parmesan cheese for an extra $1!

Butter Chicken

Beef vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma and much more all served with rice and traditional naan bread in a cone! All curries are also made gluten free!

The perfect way to spice up your weekend!

Unicorn Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Not only can you find the most decadent donuts know to man at NightQuarter, you can also find these insane ice cream cookie sandwiches! Things have just been taken to the next level with the introduction of the Unicorn Icecream Cookie Sandwich!

Because anything that looks like a unicorn must taste good!

Classic Cheese Langos

Find authenic Hungarian flavours at NightQuarter with freshly made langos!

The classic cheese langos is so simple but so delicious!

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Honey Puffs

Honey puffs are fried, doughy balls of deliciousness coated with honey and topped with all kinds of treats!

These are definately perfect for cheat day.

Iced Tea

Cold, refreshing and all yours! Refresh yo’ self this Summer on your journey around the markets with a range of different tea flavours and $2 refills when you come back with the jar!

Our favourite flavour is Raspberry

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Salted Caramel Popcorn

You can’t visit NightQuarter without grabbing a take home bag of salted caramel popcorn!

It’s a whole new world of deliciousness!


Hangi Wrap

Traditional Maori hangi techniques are used at NightQuarter to serve the best hangi in Australia! The hangi is made fresh daily with chicken and root vegetables.

Hangi wraps are made with the traditional hangi mixture and put into a kebab type wrap which is then toasted to perfection.

Pulled Pork Nachos

Corn chips, pulled pork, cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole… Now that sounds like some serious nachos!

So good you wont want to share with anyone!


Nutella Cronut

A cronut is a whole new world for all dessert lovers, being half donut, half croissant, it’s nothing like you’ve ever experienced before! They have all the best flavours, from jam to Nutella to salted caramel, there’s a cronut for everyone!

Introducing the Nutella cronut, a freshly made cronut rolled in cinnamon sugar, filled with Nutella, topped with Nutella icing and sprinkled with chocolate shavings! It’s a dream come true!



You haven’t tried calamari until you’ve tried NightQuarter calamari!

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, served with lemon and tartare sauce!

Berry Smoothie

Peeled, pressed, poured. Choose from a range of smoothie flavours, from, acai, berry, chocolate, banana, virgin colada and of course, mango!

We love the berry smoothie!


Find authentic German flavours at NightQuarter every weekend!

Choose from a range of different flavoured bratwursts, from chickenwurst to firewurst!

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Nutella Strawberry Crepes

Authentic French crepes filled with Nutella and topped with strawberries, chocolate sauce and icing sugar!

Dessert can’t get any better than that!

Beer Battered Prawns

Beer battered prawns with smokey chilli mayo and chips…oh yes.

You can’t go wrong with some good prawns and chips!

Chocolate Coated Strawberries

Fresh Australian strawberries drizzled with melted Belgium chocolate, yes please!

Chocolate coated strawberries are the perfect dessert, a little bit naughty but a little bit nice!


Fried Rice

Fried rice is always a family favourite, and this fried rice is packed with so many flavours that it’s like a whole new experience.

Made fresh to order and garnished with onion, lemon and chilli!


Brownie Stack

Everyone loves hand made desserts, from mouses, brownies and cupcakes to slices, cheesecakes and giant lamingtons, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to try first!

The ‘Brownie Stack’ is your choice of two brownies, ice cream, warm chocolate fudge and a wafer!

San Choy Bow

Find traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern feel every weekend at NightQuarter. We love their san choy bow!

Perfect as a starter, a share for two or a meal for one!


Find a range of authentic artisan gelato and sorbet every weekend at NightQuarter!

All their gelato and sorbet is made from scratch using real ingredients and tastes like no other.

Haloumi Fries

Haloumi fries with aioli… Need we say more?

Paired perfectly with homemade lemonade!

Pinoy Chicken

What better way to spice up your weekend than with some Filipino style fried chicken?!

Pinoy chicken served with rice!

Potato Skins

Crispy bacon and cheese potato skins… oh yes.

It’s the ideal combination of flavours!

Asian Tapas

Dumplings, pork buns, dim sums, spring rolls, it’s the perfect tapas for one!

The ideal mix of Asian flavours!


Churros galore! Everybody loves a good churro, crispy and sugary on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

Choose from a range of toppings and sauces to take it to the next level! (Hint, hint, they have Nutella!)

Rice Paper Rolls

This warm Summer weather calls for fresh rice paper rolls!

Choose from prawn, chicken or pork!