How to throw a 'WOW-worthy' Bridal Shower

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As Maid of Honour, you have the job of ‘wowing’ the lady of the moment with the bridal shower of her dreams. That’s no easy feat, so we’re sharing inspiration on how to throw an incredible bridal shower – suggested venues included!


High Tea is traditional, High Coffee is edgy, daring and definitely not what your bride will expect! Toast to an afternoon spent gushing about wedding plans, sipping on signature Espresso Martinis and soaking up the tranquil surrounds of The Fireplace which overlooks a cascade of tiered fountains flowing through InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s tropical gardens. 

Suggested InterContinental venue: The Fireplace


Perfect for the health-conscious bride, focus your groups mind and body on the upcoming nuptials with a luxury spa date. Plenty of spas cater for group packages and add in special touches such as sparkling on arrival, chocolate coated strawberries and day passes to their pools, saunas and fitness centres.

Suggested venue: Champions Day Spa or Endota Spa


This occasion needs to be met with bottomless flutes of sparkling, seasonal flower displays lining the table and a strong focus on the food being served. Book in for a three-course set menu, and make sure you add matching wines to complete the experience. This event style works for fine dining restaurants, but for a real ‘wow’ factor why not move the event to an outdoor venue like InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s one-acre Lagoon Beach?

Suggested InterContinental venues: The Fireplace, Fountain Terrace, Lagoon Beach or one of our three Garden Lounges


Take a trip to your nearest winery and go sample some fruits from the vine with your girl group. Many cellar door locations partner with local produce suppliers meaning you can do ‘Cheese & Wine’ tours. If you’re in the Gold Coast, we would recommend visiting Mt Tambourine’s hinterland. It’s a spot that has it all, a number of cellar doors featuring Queensland’s most awarded wines, breweries if you want to take a break from vino and boutique shops to pick up cheese samples and home-made fudge.

Suggested venues: Check out our top five wineries on the Gold Coast here. 


Throw your bride a stunning cocktail event with her own private venue, and an expert mixologist on hand to teach your group how to make some signature cocktails. If it’s a success, you could even have the signature cocktail of the evening brought out at the wedding reception to give your bride a reminder that you threw her the best bridal shower ever. 

Suggested venues: Verandah Restaurant & Bar

To start planning your Bridal Shower, please reach out to our team here.

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*photo credit: Just for Love photography 
May 24, 2018