Throw A Party! These Are Brisbane’s Best Event And Function Spaces

Celebrate good times


By Astrid Taemets | 9th June 2022

Gathering your nearest and dearest together for a good time is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but finding a space to fit all your loved ones that suits your style, taste, and budget is often the biggest – and first – hurdle.

Whether you’re looking for something small and intimate or a room that can fit a crowd, Brisbane has a wide selection that can accommodate your every want and need. From secluded, private dining spaces to scenic riverside locations, here you’ll find Brisbane’s best event and function spaces, all conveniently located in one, easy-to-read list. Let’s get the party started!

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Howard Smith Wharves

Brisbane City

Setting the scene with dazzling views of the Story Bridge and city skyline, it really doesn’t get better than hosting an event at Howard Smith Wharves (HSW). Whether it’s a corporate function, birthday, or any other celebration, HSW is a no-brainer, with on-site parking, five-star accommodation, and an impressive portfolio of restaurants and event spaces to choose from. Their devoted team of experienced event planners take all the stress out of planning for you, taking care of every detail down to the nitty gritty. Treat your guests to panoramic river views, mouth-watering seasonal menus, and stunning styling touches that can only be brought to life at HSW. Jump online and explore their collective of venue spaces, and start bringing your vision to life.

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Stone and Wood

Fortitude Valley

Good vibes and a great spread are on the cards when you host your next event at Stone & Wood! Tucked inside the heritage-listed Trails Ltd Ice and Cold Stores building, gather amongst 20 to 200 guests and soak in the urban atmosphere that’s embodied in the innovative, industrial space. Bites are sorted by local foodie faves William Wallace Catering, who are the resident chefs behind the delicious fare made from the best in local and seasonal produce. If craft beer is what your company is after, they’re most definitely in the right place, while Stone & Wood also has plenty for those not frothing the froth, across their range of wines, seltzers, and ginger beers.

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Walkabout Creek

The Gap

Surrounded by lush rainforest,  this unique event  venue will ensure a celebration that you and your guests will be gushing about for years to come. No matter the festivities , a dedicated function coordinator will help make your event a dream come true. From birthday parties to engagements and gala dinners, every detail will be attended to, making your celebration one to remember. Walkabout Creek also offers an assortment of catering packages from South East Queensland’s renowned culinary  specialists, Cuisine On Cue, with menus for every occasion. You won’t need to add much decoration, as the natural  surroundings  of D’Aguilar National Park will take your breath away all on its own!

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Regatta Hotel

Toowong

The Regatta Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most prestigious private functions venues, showcasing a broad range of dining and event spaces across four levels. The Hotel now boasts a brand-new premium event space on the iconic level two veranda – The Glenolive Room. By taking inspiration from the Queensland colonial-style exterior, The Glenolive Room re-creates the grandeur and elegance of an exclusive, first-class heritage function space. The beautiful addition enhances the old-world ambience of the property by bringing in rich tones and fabrics, textural wallpaper, and delicate patterned carpets.  Walls adorned with period-inspired artwork and cabinets containing curio create an ambient and comfortable drinking space all while taking in the views of the Brisbane River.

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Motorwagen

Brisbane City

With a love for bringing people together no matter the occasion, having your event at Motorwagen is a no-brainer! Tucked in the heart of the city, the modern European restaurant has a range of spaces to serve as the backdrop of your occasion, from the private dining room with Mercedes murals, to the lounge dining room oozing comfort and luxury, the front dining space that’s flexible to your needs, or the outdoor terrace with bustling views of the streets. The dishes of the day will also be a highlight, as Motorwagen offers an array of approachable and seasonal group dining menus that have been specifically designed to delight even the pickiest of eaters. With an attention-to-detail like no other and a personalised touch to suit your needs, keeping the whole crowd happy has never been easier!

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Victoria Park

Herston

Whether you’re organising a birthday party, conference, gala dinner, or celebration, Victoria Park has some of Brisbane’s most aesthetic function rooms and event venues for your next event. Home to seven function rooms all with a unique style and panoramic views, plus outdoor spaces, and a stunning marquee, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at Victoria Park. Plus, their on-site facilities and catering offering canapes, cocktail menus, and sit-down dinners, as well as beverage packages means all the work is done for you. All you have to do is show up to your own event, easy!

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Pawpaw Cafe

Woolloongabba

Everyone knows a seat at Pawpaw Cafe is highly sought-after, with crowds often milling outside in waiting on the weekend, so secure your space within their gorgeous function room! Separate from the main dining room, the chic and lush private area offers picture-perfect decor and a personal bar to ensure your celebration is one to remember. The same Southeast Asian feasts that are beloved at Pawpaw will serve as your catering, with Thai table platters, banquets, canapés, dinner boxes, and gourmet grazing platters available to cater to a variety of dietary requirements. With the ability to tailor a food and beverage package that perfectly suits your needs, be warned: when your guests see your event will be held at Pawpaw, the RSVPs will be flying in!

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The Incholm by Ovolo

Spring Hill

Would you like your special occasion to be marked by revelry and rhapsody? Then this prestigious, boutique space needs to be at the top of your list. The Inchcolm by Ovolo is an eclectic paradise that seamlessly balances heritage with distinct design features. From memorable conferences to romantic engagement parties and everything in between, The Inchcolm boasts an array of versatile spaces with event packages that do the possible – they make planning a breeze. Plus, with on-site catering and even accommodation just upstairs, The Inchcolm may be small in size, but it has everything you could possibly need under the one roof!

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The Warehouse

Fortitude Valley

Looking for a space that’s more than just four walls? At The Warehouse, there’s an abundance of character and history to draw from to help set the mood for your event. Constructed in 1905, this building has since been transformed into a stunning venue that pays homage to its rich history in every detail. Offering multiple function rooms and venues such as The Loft and Rooftop Terrace or The Hall, bring your vision to life with the help of the creative stylist and event planners who take the stress out of finessing the details, so you can bring on the good times without a care in the world.

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The Joinery

West End

Architecturally designed with a striking lattice façade, warehouse interior, and an expansive uninterrupted event space, The Joinery is one of Brisbane’s most flexible and versatile venues. With contemporary design accents against an industrial-style backdrop, the space can accommodate up to 200 guests seated. Create, connect, and celebrate in this openair space, and let your personal taste shine with personal styling touches. Tick not one, but two big tasks of the event planning prep – at The Joinery, catering is supplied exclusively by experienced on-site caterer Chez Nous Catering, with an abundance of fresh food and menu options to choose from that’ll impress your guests. We’ll cheers to that!

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The Lussh

Woolloongabba

Pull out all the stops and lock in this oh-so-aesthetic venue for your next celebration. This historic building has had a modern makeover, bringing the best of both worlds to your celebration. Featuring four metre high ceilings and polished concrete floors, The Lussh serves as the perfect blank canvas, where any transformation is possible. Set beside a striking cliff face and lush date palms on the other with a private garden, cocktail bar, and festoon lighting to really set the mood, it’s the perfect setting for a long lunch or party under the stars.

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Merci Event Space

Hawthorne

Overlooking the bustling Hawthorne Road on the upper level of a heritage cottage, this boutique event space with a Hamptons-meets-plantation style is the ideal setting for those after a place to celebrate. From bridal and baby showers to intimate engagement parties, Merci can host up to 65 guests, with exclusive use of the entire venue, including a dedicated bar and balcony overlooking the street below. Build your dream event with the help of their event planning team, who can assist in creating a bespoke food and beverage package, styling, and more, to make your event a one-of-a-kind experience for all.

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ZA ZA TA Bar & Kitchen

Fortitude Valley

Make your next event one to be remembered with ZA ZA TA’s array of spaces that offer a rich kaleidoscope of character and cuisine. Amp up the fun in The Games Room or head to The Grand Hall for a backdrop of Victorian details and tropical wallpaper. If plush and intimate is your vibe, The Library is the place for your soiree, boasting Mediterranean ornaments and Persian rugs. Or, dine the night away in The Conservatory and Dining Room with its buzzing open kitchen and jungle features, catered by an exotic melting pot of modern twists on centuries-old flavours.

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La Vue Restaurant

Brisbane City

Take your event to the riverfront with a side of breathtaking Story Bridge views at this sophisticated restaurant. Whether you’re after an elegant luncheon or a spectacular soiree, the knowledgeable and expert team here will help you pull it together with ease, ensuring every detail is one to be cherished. From the refined European menu to the impressive wine list, you’re spoilt for choice at La Vue, where they’ll tailor a package to suit your style and budget. And while you won’t need much for decor (the Brisbane River will do all the work!), the understated yet elevated interiors will make turning the space into your own a breeze.

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