couple having maternity photoshoot with two dogs in forest setting in gold coast.

5 Gold Coast Baby Shower Venues That Are Dog Friendly

Congratulations! You are expecting and you are at the right place to the best baby shower venues in Gold Coast. Recently I went to a friend’s baby shower in Gold Coast and I decided to steal her shortlisted venues for hosting her baby shower. She is a first time mum with a gorgeous duchshund x poodle. Today I wanted to share with you 4 of the best baby shower venues in Gold Coast that are dog-friendly, as well as some snaps from this beautiful maternity session with dog I did in Gold Coast recently!

candid shot of couple laughing together with their pups during maternity session in gold coast.
Couple walking their dogs in pizzey park during maternity photography session.

1. The Henchman Miami – cute homely backyard baby shower

The Henchman offers a unique style to host your Gold Coast baby shower. The cute white picket fence provides a homely atmosphere like your front/ backyard with big picnic tables to accommodate your guests. This is an open area with no shade, but they have the Plan B for you – The Bar. You can also hire out the entire venue if you have a big guest list. You can find their pricing and menu options here.

Detail shot taken at baby shower in Greendays restaurant by events photographer Gold Coast

2. Greendays Restaurant Bundall

Greendays restaurant is a cute oasis perfect for hosting your Gold Coast baby shower venue. They are 100% dog friendly! They have a 9 canape menu (which is a lot) for $80pp.

Detail shot taken at baby shower in Double Barrel cafe by events photographer Brisbane
Detail shot taken at baby shower in Palm Springs cafe by events photographer Southport
Pink themed baby shower event held in greendays restaurant in Bundall.
Image credit: Greendays Facebook page

3. Palm Springs – minimalistic white style cafe perfect for baby shower

Palm Springs in Burleigh has got to be one of the best Gold Coast baby shower venues. I fell in love with the white and baby green colour (gender neutral for an exciting reveal) and the sleek clean designs. Yes, it is dog friendly. For exclusive venue hire, the space is available from 4pm-8pm. To give you an idea on the price, the food package offered is a tapas style menu for $35 per head. The venue hire charge is covered under the bar tab – this is $100pp minimum spend. So for 30 people it’s a $3000 tab. I suggest to enquire within because unless you want to see someone drunk at your baby shower this place is super affordable!

Palm Springs cafe – image credit Palm Springs website

4. Cafe Catalina Southport – indoor baby shower venue

Cafe Catalina offers stunning waterfront views with sections of the venue for your use catering up to 250 guests. They have their local vendors and suppliers they partner with for your baby shower or your can use what they already have there. They even have an in-house event coordinator to help ensure your event is a smooth success.

From just $150 an hour – it really can’t get any cheaper than this. Package options for different spaces and pricing are listed here. Get in touch with them today to organise your baby shower!

5. Evergreen Garden – a fairytale venue for your next event

Although it is a wedding venue, I have certainly heard of people hosting their baby showers here. Their Gold Package is an opportunity for a simple celebration to toast the magic of your baby shower with friends and family in the beautiful garden. $8800 for 30 people, 3 hours venue hire on any day. This is a dog friendly venue

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When to book your gold coast baby shower venue

I would recommend booking 2-3 months in advance to avoid disappointment.

Styling and Coordinating Baby Showers

A venue is empty without styling. You can have a mediocre venue but stylists are experts who will transform the space to a dreamy, magazine worthy event. I have 2 wonderful stylists I recommend for baby showers:

The Hourglass House

Dorothea is such a wonderful, patient, down-to-earth girl who listens to you and makes your vision come alive exactly the way you want it. Pastel soirees to cherry blossom tree instalments – they are experts at faux florals and they do the dreamiest floral work! Get in touch with them and let them know what you are dreamin’ up!

Emunah Events

These girls know how to style light and airy dreams. French chateau, Tuscan romance…they will make you dream come true. They offer full styling services by taking care of all decor from props, furniture, floral design, napkins, stationery. Priced from just $990 – save yourself the headache of making sure everything is pretty and hire these girls!

Maternity & Event Package

Being a Gold Coast Maternity Photographer, I get a lot of enquiries about photographing events like baby showers. I would love to hear what you are dreaming up and talk about the Hikari membership if you decide to hire me as your photographer for your baby shower, maternity, newborn and milestone session!

couple each holding a dog having photos taken in cafe catalina in gold coast.
pregnancy photoshoot after baby shower at palms springs in gold coast.
girl wearing maternity dress hired from hikari photography posing for photos with forest backdrop in gold coast.
expecting pregnant mum wearing hazel and folk dress in sunset light having maternity photos taken.
Candid shot of couple kissing during maternity shoot with their dogs in outdoor forest setting.
two small dogs sitting pretty in pine forest at pizzey park miami, gold coast.

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