If you’re dreaming of a secluded, intimate space to host an unforgettable micro-wedding on the Gold Coast, look no further than Solis Estate. Nestled on a hilltop in the lush Currumbin Valley, this stunning private property is a tropical oasis offering sweeping hinterland views, a hoop pine forest and plenty of open, sun-drenched spaces for a spectacular event.
Not only does this dreamy estate host micro-weddings and elopements, it’s also the perfect backdrop for photoshoots, activations, luncheons and other corporate functions, offering a unique blend of grandeur and natural serenity.
Solis Estate’s owners Aaron and Alana recently tied the knot at the property, and we were lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their day. Keep reading as we shine a spotlight on this incredible private estate, and give you an inside look into Aaron and Alana’s Gold Coast hinterland wedding!
All images via Tom Judson Photography.
About Solis Estate
Solis Estate is a completely private estate set upon 10 acres in Currumbin Valley – just a 15 minute drive from Currumbin Beach and close to an abundance of accommodation options, offering a feeling of seclusion without being remote. The property boasts panoramic views of both the mountains and the beach, with a variety of diverse spaces available for your micro-wedding or event.
Some of the properties most unique features include the main grounds (with beautiful vistas of the valley and its surroundings), a hoop pine forest with an elaborate stone staircase and customised deck, a large tropical pond, a smaller pond with a private cabana, and a 17-metre pool with a stand-alone pool stage – all interconnected by a large, open grass expanse, creating a feel of luxury and grandeur.
The property also has a wet weather backup in the form of a spacious, modern barn equipped with festoon and fairy lighting that can be transformed to suit the nature of your event. With a relaxed and secluded feel, this tropical haven is best suited for intimate elopements and micro-weddings (up to 55 pax) along with brand activations, corporate events, nature conferences, photoshoots, TV and film sets, retreats and more.
Keep scrolling as owners Aaron and Alana share their favourite moments and planning tips from their intimate micro-wedding at Solis Estate, beautifully captured by Tom Judson Photography.
Describe your wedding day: Humbling, warm, and incredibly special.
What were the highlights on the day? Apart from marrying my wonderful man, both of us keeping it together was a big win! (There were many tears in our eyes, but we avoided turning into blubbering messes.)
The buzz of anticipation and excitement I felt when getting ready with close family and friends before the ceremony was so special too – it’s easy to get caught up in focusing on the ceremony / reception, but this was such a fun time!
Seeing our nephews and niece run around playing with the confetti after the ceremony was priceless too; witnessing and being a part of pure, innocent joy, brought a lightness to what can be such a traditionally formal occasion. This was beautiful to experience and look back on in photos.
What was the feel and style of your wedding? “Queensland cocktail”; colourful, casually elegant, light, fun.
If you could do it all over again, is there anything you would change? In an ideal world, I would have absolutely everything organised prior to family/friends arriving to stay, as well as getting more sleep in the week leading up to the wedding day (it was tiring, but unquestionably worth it!)
Do you have any tips for other brides?
Get photos with everyone – even if your cheeks are sore, you will appreciate them later!
Schedule time with your partner after the ceremony / during the reception when you step away from the party briefly; it’s so lovely to take a few moments together, observe the festivities in real time and take in what is such a wonderful occasion – which, from experience, is over so quickly. With everyone essentially being brought together for the sake of you and your partner, you will be constantly chatting to everyone (which is great!). However, the day can fly by without you taking time to experience the present moment and take it all in. I highly recommend this!
Let family and friends help you if they offer – it can make it even more special for them seeing their contribution to the day and knowing they’ve made, even a small part of it, a little easier for you.
Styling Tips for Solis Estate
Surrounded by plenty of lush greenery and natural colourings, this property is the perfect blank canvas – allowing you to design your dream wedding or event from scratch. Our white furniture items create a beautiful contrast against all of the tropical greenery, but our black furniture items can also create a chic, modern and elevated look. For a more organic feel, opt for pieces in timber or rattan, and add a pop of colour with our cushions and textiles!