Matt & Tegan - Real Wedding


These two lovers were such a treat to have at The Bower Estate. With an international cast of guests, Matt and Tegan made the most of The Bower Estate’s stunning hinterland situation to show off the best of the city they fell in love in.

Boasting the best of our Gold Coast summer, endless clear blue skies and warm weather brought a festive and relaxed atmosphere to the day.

Enjoying a longer day allowed guests to soak up the afternoon light with canapes and drinks while the newlyweds and bridal party caught epic sunset photos in the Bower fields. Late afternoon in front of the pine forest made for one of our favourite stunning photo locations.

The Cottage

The Bridal crew made the most of the Bower Cottage the night before the wedding. Easing into the big day amongst the serenity of the fully self contained cottage allowed the girls to relax on the deck and get their essential pre-wedding fill of pancakes and bubbles. Being able to get their hair and make-up done onsite made for perfectly toned make-up and a relaxed bridal gang.

The Ceremony

Adding a beautiful personal touch to the wedding, Tegan’s bridesmaid, Natalie, performed an acoustic cover for the bridal entry. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Being a December wedding, Matt and Tegan opted for a slightly later ceremony time of 3:30pm to catch the best light of the day.

Cocktail Hour

Celebrating the best of Australian summer, sunset was spent under the fairy-lit fig tree for an outdoor cocktail hour. Grazing boards were provided on the Estate’s wine barrels throughout the area and guests watched the sun set over the cliffs of Springbrook National Park. We also spied some late night dancing back out under the Fig Tree a few hours later! Guests enjoyed both a pop-up photo booth and Polaroid cameras for a beautiful guest book, signed and snapped by everyone.

The Suppliers

Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids Dresses: Grace Loves Lace
Hair: Fox Lane Styling
Photographer: Andrew Sun
Videographer: Dean Perrin
Catering: Ridgeway Group Catering
Wedding Favours: The Bower Estate Honey jars
Celebrant: Inner Circle Ceremonies

An event at The Bower Estate is like no other. As you make your way from the Fig Tree outdoor area to our signature clear marquee, prepare to have your breath taken away by a canopy of magical fairy lights, framing your view of the night sky. 

View more on holding your reception in our Clear Marquee  or your event at The Fig Tree + Clear Marquee

The Bower Estate clear marquee is a stunning wedding reception, event and function venue on the Gold Coast

With beautiful wooden floors and clear walls that can be fully opened up, you'll feel like you're immersed in nature when partying at The Bower Estate. With endless variations to your floor plan, the marquee can accommodate guests seated at long feasting tables, canape standing style dining or a rocking dance floor. The space is a flexible as your creative ideas!

Here at The Bower Estate we have a location to suit every event. Check out some of our favourite spots including:

The Fig Tree + Clear Marquee

The Deck

Clear marquee event dining and catering photo by Possum Creek Studios

Choose one of our spectacular locations for your wedding ceremony:


The Lawns

The Fig Tree

The Verandah

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