Wedstival

Wedstival

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!

Pre-celebrations

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.

Music

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

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

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…

GIFT IDEAS FOR MUM

WIN MOTHERS DAY HAMPER
MISCELLAS SOY CANDLES
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!
SIGN UP HERE TO WIN:

DESSERT TOUR

NIGHTQUARTER TOURS 

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!

FIND OUT MORE OR BOOK HERE

MANDALA THROWS

SUMMER BEACH STYLES

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.

 

WOODEN BOARDS

AUSTRALIAN RESCUED TIMBERS

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!

 

SOY CANDLES
MISCELLAS SOY CANDLES
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!

 

TICKETS TO UPCOMING CONCERTS

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!

BUY TICKETS HERE

HOME DECOR & GIFTWARES

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.

 

HIGH TEA

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!

BOOK HERE

DIY CANDLES

MISCELLAS SOY CANDLES

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!

 

PAINT & SIP

NIGHTQUARTER WORKSHOPS

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!

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BATH BOMBS

MISCELLAS SOY CANDLES

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!

BAR & CHEESE TOUR

NIGHTQUARTER TOURS

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.

BOOK HERE

JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

SPARKLE BARK JEWELLERY

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!

 

TOTE BAG WORKSHOP

 NIGHTQUARTER WORKSHOPS

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!

WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE

 NIGHT CREATURES

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!

CHEESE TOWER

NIGHTQUARTER FUNCTIONS

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!

FIND OUT MORE OR BOOK HERE

2017 NightQuarter FEAST Awards

2017 NightQuarter FEAST Awards

We know you love to feast at NightQuarter, so we brought back our annual FEAST Awards to crown your favourite foodies!

The results are in and the winners have been chosen… Drumroll please!

TOP 5 SAVOURY

Little Spain

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #5 – Savoury

 

Twisted Toppings Pizza

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #4 – Savoury

 

Brats haus

Crying Tiger

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #3 – Savoury
Melt

Calamari

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #2 – Savoury

And the savoury winner is…

Grumpi’s Smoke & Grill

NightQuarter FEAST Awards WINNER – Savoury

 

TOP 5 DESSERT

Dutch Pancakes

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #5 (TIE)  – Dessert

Melt

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #5 (TIE)  – Dessert

My Sweet Spot

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #4 – Dessert

Sweet Bliss Donuts

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #3 – Dessert

World Famous Funnel Cakes

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #2 – Dessert

 

And the dessert winner is…

Kernel Pop Popcorn

NightQuarter FEAST Awards WINNER – Dessert

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Gluten Free

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Gluten Free

With everything from donuts to tacos, this Ultimate Guide to Eating Gluten Free at NightQuarter has you sorted!

GLUTEN FREE EATS!

Banana and Pineapple Fritters

Koconut Kid

Koconut Kid have a naturopath designed menu so all items are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and vegan friendly. They use the freshest ingredients to create unique desserts, award winning gelato and sugarcane drinks. Koconut Kid are now serving a fried banana spilt with deep fried banana, gelato, crushed peanuts, chocolate syrup and whipped cream!

Gluten free banana and pineapple fritters served with gelato of your choice and fresh strawberries!

 

Brats haus

Butter Chicken

Curry In A Cone 

Curry In A Cone use fresh, local produce to create authentic Indian cuisine. They make beef vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma and many more! All curries are made gluten free!

Warm, traditional butter chicken served in a cone is the perfect way to spice up your weekend!

 

 

Melt

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Little Spain

All paellas made at Little Spain are gluten free and made with the highest quality Spanish bomba rice, saffron and smoked paprika. These traditional flavours of Spain will have you doing the samba in no time.

The chicken and chorizo paella is served warm and garnished with fresh parsley, lemon and chilli.

Sweet and Salty Popcorn

Kernel Pop

All popcorn made at Kernel Pop is made fresh daily and is dairy free, gluten free options, nut free and vegan friendly! Salty, sweet and salty and salted caramel popcorn are all on offer!

Sweet and salty popcorn made with only 4 ingredients! It’s a flavour explosion!

Grilled Prawns and GF Chips

Fish On Hawker

Fish On Hawker use fresh local produce to make the best quality seafood and chips on the Gold Coast! Their chips, gravy and grilled seafood items are all gluten free as well as their salt and pepper squid on request!

Grilled prawns and gluten free chips… yes please!

 

Falafel Salad

Fita Pita 

Fita Pita’s menu is all about being the ‘healthy alternative’ while still being dangerously delicious. All dishes made at Fita Pita are gluten free excluding their bread pockets. Their falafel’s are made with chickpeas and a mixture of herbs and spices making it rich in plant protein and fibre! They also serve chicken schnitzel which is crumbed in the falafel mixture! With vegetarian and vegan options, there’s a meal for everyone!

Gluten free falafels served on a fresh greek salad.

 

Cinnamon Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts have the most decadent donut range which is every sweet tooth’s dream come true, and they are now serving gluten free cinnamon donuts! Made fresh to order and rolled in cinnamon sugar, so simple yet so delicious.

Traditional German Bratwurst’s

Brat Haus

Brat Haus bring their traditional German flavours to the NightQuarter streets with their bratwurst sausages. All sausages are made gluten free excluding their bread. They have all the best flavours on offer, Chickenwurst, Vegan Bratwurst, Currywurst, the Gold Coast’s hottest sausage, the Firewurst and many more! The bratwurst’s are topped with sauerkraut, onion and sauces of your choice!

 

 

Volcano Taco

Los Volcanes Mexican Taqueria

Los Volcanes bring real, authentic Mexican cuisine to the Gold Coast! Their Volcano Tacos are made completely gluten free with chicken, pork or their vegetarian option topped with black beans, rice, carrots, potatoes and salsa! Biting into one of these feels like you’ve just entered Mexico!

 

 

Steak Skewers

The Backyard Bar & BBQ

The Backyard Bar & BBQ serve all the freshest seafood and BBQ goodies straight from their custom built wood fired barbecue.The steak is completely gluten free and served with a fresh garden salad and extras of your choice!

 

 

 

The Twelve Days Of (Toy!) Christmas

The Twelve Days Of (Toy!) Christmas

In spirit of the holiday season, Aussie Walking Pet Balloons have made their toy version of The 12 Days Of Christmas!

Hint hint… Christmas gift ideas! Find them in High Street all weekend, every weekend!

 

THE TWELVE DAYS OF (TOY!) CHRISTMAS

12 bubbles blowing…
Melt
11 beavers chasing…
Brats haus
10 frogs a leaping…

 

9 mesh balls squeezing…
8 lights a glowing…

 

7 balls a splatting…
6 slimes a dripping…
5 squishy toys… 
4 barking dogs… 
3 rebound balls… 
2 unicorns… 
And a balloon with walking feet! 

Halloween At NightQuarter

Halloween At NightQuarter

NightQuarter has been brewin’ up a Halloween party filled with devilish desserts, ghoulish delights, and trick or treating until moonlight. Families of frightening creatures of the night are invited to eat, drink and be scary at NightQuarter for a spooktacular Trick and Treat Hunt and a wickedly good time.

There will be a Scary SPFX Makeup Station, a kids dance party, a spooky magic show, a classic halloween movie screening and of course, a trick or treat hunt!

EAT, DRINK & BE SCARY!

Blood Filled Drip Bags

Fizz Soda Shop

Fizz Soda Shop have the best soda known to man, and this Halloween they are making things scary!

A replica drip bag is filled with a delicious blood red soda that you can sip on while roaming the markets… definately not for the faint hearted!

Kid’s Dance Party

Halloween

The kids are invited to dress in their Halloween best and dance the night away this Halloween at NightQuarter! After a big trick or treat hunt and loads of lollies, there will be a kid’s dance party in The Paddock where they can dance to some Halloween tunes!

Spooky Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Normally, donuts from Sweet Bliss Donuts are beautiful and sooooo instagramable, but this Halloween things are getting spooky!

Grab the usual delicious donuts you know and love but with a Halloween twist!

SFX Makeup Station

Bliss Makeup & SFX

Bliss Makeup & SFX will be popping up at NightQuarter this Halloween to make everyone look scary!

Transform into a zombie or get fake wounds to scare your way around the markets!

 

Trick Or Treat Hunt

Just Candy & Licorice 
Halloween is all about sugary treats, and Just Candy have a huge range for you to choose from! 

This Halloween at NightQuarter there will be a huge trick or treat hunt for the kids! The hunt is from 4pm-6pm where kids will roam the markets and act out Halloween themed actions to recieve lollies! The hunt is $5, be sure to get in early before we are sold out!

Creepy Halloween Toys

Not Just Retro

Not Just Retro have a huge range of vintage toys, signs, magnets, games, lamps and more! In celebration of Halloween season they have some creepy Halloween toys for you to scare people with!

A light up head that speaks and has flashing eyes is sure to spice up your Halloween festivities!

Freaky-freak Shakes!

Melt

Melt are known for their Crazyshakes and Belgium chocolate treats, but they are spicing things up this Halloween with their Freaky-freak shakes!

A delicious milkshake of your choice is topped with all kinds of Halloween treats!

 

Halloween Movie Screening

The Paddock

This Halloween we are screening Hocus Pocus in The Paddock! After a trick or treat hunt, loads of sugary treats, a dance party and more, grab a bean bag and enjoy a Halloween classic on the big screen!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts are ready and excited for Halloween this month, with spooky donuts and scary ice cream cookie sandwiches!

Creamy ice cream is sanwiched between two giant cookies and topped with scary Halloween treats, like lolly eyeballs and blood red syrups!

Spooky Magic Show

The Magic Castle – Gold Coast

This Halloween there will be a spooky magic show on the main stage! The show will be interactive for kids and adults and is guaranteed to get everyone laughing, or screaming…