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.

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!


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!

Aussie Favourites At NightQuarter

Aussie Favourites At NightQuarter

Australia Day is coming up this January and in celebration of all things Australian, we have gathered some of our Aussie faves at NightQuarter! From giant lamingtons, craft beers and prawns, to wildlife experiences, candles and more!


Two To Mango Juice

PRSD Juice Co.

Peeled, pressed, poured. PRSD Juice Co. use the freshest local produce to make the best cold pressed juices on the Gold Coast. Not only do they make yummy juices, but smoothies and smoothie bowls too! It’s a fruity paradise!

Our favourite juice is the Two To Mango Juice, nothing but mango, orange and pineapple all cold pressed and poured fresh to order.

Giant Lamingtons

My Sweet Spot

My Sweet Spot has changed the dessert game with all the best traditional Aussie desserts, lamingtons, pavlova, vanilla slice, apple turnovers, macadamia slice, coconut slice, they have it all!

Springy sponge cake cut into giant cubes, covered in chocolate icing and coconut… it’s an Australian classic! So good you won’t want to share.

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Triple Scented Soy Candles

Miscellas Soy Candles

Miscellas Soy Candles have all your candle wants and needs. Their natural soy candles, soy melts, tea lights and bath bombs are all locally hand crafted with Australian products.

They have such a massive range of scents in their candles that sometimes it’s hard to choose just one! Well, their triple scented candles are the solution! Choose a mixture of scents in one candle! Once the first layer/scent is all melted, it goes onto the next scent! These are our top 3 choices!

Grilled Prawn Skewers

Fish On Hawker

Fish On Hawker have a seafood menu that does not disappoint. With fish & chips, prawns, calamari, and so much more, dinner is sorted for the whole family. All of their seafood is caught locally and cooked fresh to order! Nothing says Australia like some fresh seafood and chips with the family.

Fresh prawns put onto skewers and chucked onto the barbie, grilled to perfection, then garnished with herbs, served with hand cut chips, and of course, a slice of lemon.


Hand Made Soaps

My Designer Soaps

My Designer Soaps are the one stop spiritual shop at NightQuarter! Find a range of hand made soaps with natural Australian oils, leaving you super clean and super smooth! They also have a range of bath salts packed with all Australian clays and zeolite!

Not only do they have a range of soaps, they also have essential oils, crystals, jewellery, an in house psychic, books and more!


Lemon Meringue Pie

My Sweet Spot

Comforting, zesty and light, lemon meringue pie is the ultimate dessert. My Sweet Spot hand make traditional Australian desserts with local products. Lamingtons, lemon meringue pie, apple turnovers, they have it all!

Freshly baked shortcrust pastry filled with a tangy lemon custard filling and topped with a fluffy meringue topping, this dessert is unforgettable.

Australian Designer Fashion

The Boho Shed

The Boho Shed is a bohemian inspired fashion and homewares store with multiple Australian designer names. Jaase is a designer name featured at The Boho Shed, all exclusive Jaase prints are hand drawn and made in Australia.

Gorgeous bohemian style dress made and designed by Jaase.


The Backyard Bar
The Backyard has all the main factors needed to create the ultimate, quintessential Aussie pub experience, from a huge BBQ serving up steaks and fish, to a hills hoist in the beer garden, live tunes from the locals and of course, a XXXX bar! XXXX is Australia’s most loved beer range, so we created a bar dedicated to it!
Grab a bucket of 4 stubbies or a schooner from the tap, paired perfectly with a steak straight from the grill and live tunes! The Friday night footy is even screened in The Backyard!

Wildlife Adventure

Night Creatures

Encounter unseen creatures of Australia with Night Creatures! Learn all about the animals while getting up close and personal with them! Grab a photo with a snake, possom or owl, or hold a birthday party with Night Creatures for the entertainment! The unique, educational experience is perfect for any occasion!

Night Creatuers Wildlife Adventure is perfect for the kids, giving them a unique and educational experience with animals they may have never seen before! But don’t let just the kids have all the fun, the adults can join in too! Spice up your NightQuarter visit with a photo with an owl or a python!

Strawberry & Mango Skewers


Strawberries and mangoes are two of Australia’s most loved fruits, especially in Summer! Melt have got your fruit and chocolate cravings sorted with their strawberry and mango skewers that get coated with melted Belgium chocolate! 

These are definately drool worthy!

Grass Fed QLD Steak

The Backyard Bar & BBQ

The Backyard Bar & BBQ have Aussie dinner options for everyone, but grass fed QLD steaks are winning the BBQ game! Served with sides of your choice and delicous sauces, it’s an Aussie classic!

The Backyard Bar & BBQ use a custom built wood fire BBQ!

Seafood Platter

Yeah The Boysters

Yeah They Boysters have a menu that does not dissapoint, from delicious oysters with insane toppings to fresh peeled prawns!

Yeah The Boysters also offer seafood platters with fresh prawns, bugs, scallops and more!

Craft Beer

NightQuarter Bars

The bars here at NightQuarter not only have quintessential Aussie beers, but also some of the finest Australian craft beers on offer! Little Creatures’ range is some of the most loved craft beers here at NightQuarter. The creators wanted to brew an awesome, hop-driven Australian Pale Ale with a distinctive aroma and delicious flavour, and they did just that!

Pickled Pig is also a popular craft beer here at NightQuarter, the brewery being only 30 minutes away in Tweed Heads. Pickled Pig handcraft a premium selection of lagers, ales, pilsners and dark beers, as well as their famous alcoholic ginger beer, using the finest, as organic as possible malts, hops and grains available.

Tim Tam Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Tim Tam on a donut. Only in Australia!  Tim Tams are simple but the most luxurious biscuits, an Australian favourite! 

Sweet Bliss Donuts decorate and fill their donuts with all kinds of Aussie favourites!

Rescued Timber

Australian Rescued Timbers

Australia has some of the most durable and beautiful timbers in the world, making it ideal for design. With its sustainability focus, many of these woods are being rescued and remodelled at Australian Rescued Timbers!

Find wood boxes, clocks, cheese boards, cutting boards and loads more!


New Year Specials At NightQuarter

New Year Specials At NightQuarter

It’s almost 2018 and our vendors are celebrating with huge sales! Find bath bombs, soaps, lamps and more for super cheap prices all throughout summer! Some food vendors even have new menu items!


New Tornado Potatoes

Twist n Shake Tornado Potatoes

Twist n Shake are spicing things up for the new year with 3 new kinds of tornado potato!

Choose from BBQ crumbed, beer batter or tangy parmesan cheese for an extra $1!

Lisa Pollock Lanterns

Lisa Pollock designs uplifting and heartfelt homewares and interior décor pieces. Treasurama have a range of Lisa Pollock designs, including her light up lanterns!

Lisa Pollock light up lanterns are normally $19.95 and are now $7!

Bath Bombs

Miscellas Soy Candles

Everyone loves a good bath bomb and Miscellas Soy Candles have some of the best ones you can find! In celebration of the new year, Miscellas Soy Candles are having a huge bath bomb sale, with 1 for $5 or 3 for $12!

With a huge range of scents, sizes and shapes, you can make bath time loads more fun!

Whipped Body Soap

Miscellas Soy Candles
Not only are Miscellas Soy Candles going bath bomb crazy for the new year, they’re also having a body soap and scrub sale!
Whipped body soap is a whole new soap experience! There are a range of scents and oils that leave your skin feeling super smooth! With any whipped soap purchase, grab a coffee body scrub for 50% off!
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Retro Lamp Sale

Not Just Retro

Not Just Retro are having a massive New Year’s sale! Emoji lamps are down from $14.95 to $9.95, unicorn snap bands are $2.95, Kombi van lamps are down from $54.95 to $45 and flamingo lamps are down from $54.95 to $45!

Their cactus lamps have been reduced from $55 to $20! What cooler way to decorate your room?


Summer Berry Sampler


Can’t decide on what to try at Melt? Try them all with the new Summer berry sampler!

A strawberry dipped in Belgium chocolate and coated with flake, a pao with berries and a chocolate ganache tart with cream and a cherry on top!





Treasurama have a huge range of home decor, art and more, and there are some serious sales going on to celebrate the new year!

Lisa Pollock Teapots normally $54.95 are now $15!