Weddings at NightQuarter

Weddings at NightQuarter

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.

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

 

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Crying Tiger

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #3 – Savoury
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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!

 

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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!

 

 

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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…
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11 beavers chasing…
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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! 

Ice Cream Favourites At NightQuarter!

Ice Cream Favourites At NightQuarter!

Sunny days, good vibes and ice cream… Spring is here!

We love ice cream at NightQuarter! So many yummy eats in one place… from ice cream, gelato, waffles, pops, crazy shakes, dip n dots, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches and sliders, funnel cakes and poffertjes!

SWIPE RIGHT FOR ICE CREAM!

Melt

Donut Cone

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts not only create the world’s most Instagrammable decadent donuts with insane toppings… they also have ice cream sliders, cookie sandwiches and now donut cones!

Donuts & ice cream… no, this is not a drill. A crispy, sugar coated, donut cone is topped with a scoop of homemade ice cream of your choice, then covered in toppings you won’t believe. Chocolate, pretzels, Oreo, the choices are endless at Sweet Bliss Donuts!

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Fizz Pops

Fizz Soda Shop

Fizz Soda Shop are famous for their organic and craft sodas! Refresh yourself on your trip around the markets with a healthy, organic soda filled with berries and fresh mint, or spoil yourself with a craft soda, topped with candy or fairy floss! In celebration of the warm weather and Spring Ice Cream Social, Fizz Soda Shop are introducing Fizz Pops!

Fizz Pops… a delicious flavour explosion. Start with a mouth-watering Popsicle drizzled with your choice of milk or white chocolate, then garnished with your favourite topping. Choose from either Crunchie, Oreo, Tim Tam or M&M’s.

Ice Cream Funnel Cone

World Famous Funnel Cakes

World Famous Funnel Cakes transports you into a vintage cabaret parlour where girls dance to vintage electric swing music all whilst making your gourmet Funnel Cake. Funnel Cakes are cooked to order and served hot, with vanilla bean ice cream and your choice of gourmet toppings.

Soft like a donut, crispy like a churro with the sweetness of a waffle. New Funnel Cones are funnel cakes with a twist! They are shaped into a giant ice cream cone and filled with a huge scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and crazy toppings!

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Cocowhip Vegan Ice Cream

Whips & Co. Ice Cream Truck 

“The Original Healthy Soft Serve”.
Cocowhip is a coconut-based soft serve that not only tastes delicious but is 100% Vegan, Gluten and dairy-free and packed with probiotics. The menu is full of different toppings, from fruit and granola to vegan chocolate, there’s something for everyone!

Whips & Co. are bringing their ice cream truck to NightQuarter to share their vegan goodies with everyone, find them at the front entrance!

Rainbow Cup

Dip N Dots

Dip N Dots are magical, mini scoops of ice cream that come in all kinds of different flavours!

Eat them one by one or by the spoonful! You can even add toppings and turn it into a sundae! With a massive range of flavours from bubblegum to cookies & cream, and different ways to serve up Dip N Dots, there sure is a type of icecream for everyone.

Poffertjes

Dutch Pancakes

Dutch Poffertjes are the kings of mini pancakes! There are so many different toppings to choose from, it’s almost impossible to choose which ones to try first! Theres Nutella and cream, strawberries and cream, traditional and of course, ice cream!

They are the ideal dessert for all!

Crazyshakes

Melt
Melt is a chocoholics dream come true. Indulge in fresh strawberries dipped in melted Belgium chocolate, or maybe grab a slice of cheesecake on a stick with crazy toppings! Would rather something to drink? Melt has you covered with their range of Crazyshakes!
This Mermaid Crazyshake is so pretty you wont want to drink it! A milkshake with ice cream topped with a wafer cup, whipped cream, chocolate and lollies… yes please!

Acai Bowl

PRSD Juice Co.

Peeled, pressed, poured. PRSD Juice Co. use the freshest produce to make mindblowing pressed juices, smoothies and bowls! Smoothie bowls are basically healthy ice cream, cold, smooth and yummy toppings!

An acai berry blend topped with granola, fresh fruit and coconut! Yum!

Gelato

Koconut Kid

Koconut Kid uses authentic artisan gelato and sorbet made by Delizia in Brisbane, Gold Medal winners at the Royal QLD Food & Wine Show for ice cream, gelato and sorbet. Using the very best imported Italian machinery and traditional artisan methods used in European gelaterias, their gelato is to die for.

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

Nutella Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts not only create the world’s most Instagrammable decadent donuts… they also create icecream cookie sandwiches! They have taken things next level with their Nutella Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

Silky smooth Nutella ice cream sandwiched between two giant cookies and topped with crushed meringue and a drizzle of Nutella… oh yes.

Ice Cream Cocktail

Kudu Bar
Kudu Bar in Tapas street has a bar menu like no other! Not only can you quench your craft beer thirst but other drink cravings too, with a range of local Sirromet wines and of course, crazy cocktails. They even have mulled wine in Winter!
The Ice Cream Cocktail is a sweet, creamy delight, created in celebration of our Spring Ice Cream Social!
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Honey Puff Sundae

Honey Puffs 

Honey Puffs are like a dream come true. They are like little donut balls that taste like honey! Grab them traditionally with just honey, or indulge in a giant sundae like this!

A huge scoop of ice cream ontop of freshly made honey puffs, drizzled with a Nutella sauce and dusted with coconut.

Brownie Stack

My Sweet Spot

Brownies, mousses, slices, cheesecakes, My Sweet Spot has it all and more.

Their brownie stack will warm your stomach and your heart. What goes better than brownies and ice cream? 2 chocolate brownies served warm and topped with vanilla bean icecream, warm chocolate fudge sauce and a Belgian chocolate cigarello.

Triple-Choc Waffle

Bean Around Broadbeach 

Creators of mind-blowing Nitro Coffee by day, Bean Around Broadbeach create gourmet waffle creations at NightQuarter by night. Their freshly baked waffles are served with a range of home made gelato!

Their triple-choc waffle is one you won’t forget. A freshly baked waffle drizzled with chocolate sauce, then topped with gourmet chocolate icecream, white chocolate shards and Belgian chocolate cigarellos.

 

 

NiceCream bowl

Koconut Kid
A refreshing, healthy and guilt free treat, this Coco Pitaya NiceCream bowl is full of good stuff. Topped with fresh fruit like blueberries, kiwi fruit, strawberries and cherries, it is perfect for a Summer evening.
It comes in a variety of flavours including Acai, Pitaya, Piña Colada, Lemon and Chocolate.

Poopbread & Ice Cream

Poop n Scoop

Poop n Scoop are fresh onto the NightQuarter streets with their Poopbread. Poopbread is made with a sweet batter that is cooked in the shape of the poop emoji! The best part? It’s filled with Nutella!

Grab some poopbread and ice cream for a unique dessert experience!

Tapas Street Stories: Kudu Bar

Tapas Street Stories: Kudu Bar

KUDU BAR

TAPAS STREET

Your search for a finely crafted drop full of flavour is now over. Kudu Bar in Tapas Street has what you need.

While few would argue against the statement that beer is Australia’s national drink, it can ironically be a challenge at times to find a bar that serves exceptionally crafted beer full of flavour. Kudu Bar in Tapas street not only quenches that craft beer thirst but other drink cravings with a range of craft beers on tap, a variety of local Sirromet wines, mulled wine in winter and crazy cocktails.The kudu head that stands proudly in the Kudu Bar is a family heirloom of NightQuarters owner, Ian Van der Woude.

“Kudu Bar is perfect for couples wanting to share a bottle of wine in Tapas Street under the fairy lights.”

And what drinking experience is complete without live music? Don’t stress, Kudu Bar has that too. Each week young, unearthed artists play a range of chilled covers to sing along to, setting the mood underneath the fairy lights for couples, families and friends.

“It is so important for us to incorporate live music into the bar experience to set a unique dining atmosphere in Tapas Street.”

Kudu Bar delivers everything you need for a memorable night out with friends, family or your partner. Being surrounded by flavoursome food stalls from all around the world means you can pair your perfect drink with perfect eats. Tapas Street has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a breathtaking range of everything from beer to Japanese kaarage chicken. Pair your traditional Italian pasta perfectly with a Shiraz or your fresh oysters with a Sauvignon Blanc.

“NightQuarter is all about the food and wine experience, you can mix and match your food from our range of vendors with your bar beverage of choice.”