Throw A Party! These Are Brisbane’s Best Event And Function Spaces
Celebrate good timesBy Style Journo | 9th June 2023
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!
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
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Howard Smith Wharves
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.
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!
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.
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 you can find. 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!
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!
The Incholm by Ovolo
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!
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.
Architecturally designed with a lattice façade and warehouse interior, The Joinery is an expansive and uninterrupted event space. With contemporary design and an industrial-style backdrop including lofty high ceilings, pendulum lights, and polished concrete floor, the space here can be transformed for all manner of celebrations, corporate functions, and of course, weddings. With catering supplied by their experienced on-site caterer Chez Nous who can tailor a menu to suit your taste, budget, and style, creating your dream event has never been easier. They also have a BYO alcohol option for those after a gin bar or whiskey station. There’s not a detail spared when it comes to hosting your event at The Joinery!
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.
Merci Event Space
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.
ZA ZA TA Bar & Kitchen
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.
Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane
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 Lice and Cold Stores building, gather 20 to 200 guests and soak in the urban atmosphere that’s embodied in the innovative industrial space. Hungry? 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 you’re serving, you’re in the right place, but Stone & Wood also has plenty for those not frothing the froth, thanks to their range of wines, seltzers, and ginger beers.
If you’ve been trying to emulate the European summer experience for your next event, then we suggest booking Lina Rooftop. With stunning views of the city and Australia’s first non-residential tower infinity pool, Lina Rooftop is a luxurious restaurant and bar that feels like it belongs on the Mediterranean coast. Whether you’re planning an à la carte dinner or an oyster-filled lunch, Lina Rooftop is the place to go if you’re craving sublime summer flavours and an elegant event space.
William Wallace Group
Skip the stress and book your next event with William Wallace Group – a premium Brisbane catering service with access to some of the finest event spaces in town. From Mirra in Fortitude Valley to the rustic Stone & Wood brewery, and your own home or office, William Wallace Group can create custom packages to suit your needs. Bringing their contemporary menu to you wherever you choose to host your event, this team of hospitality specialists know how to make a special occasion one to remember.
La Belle Vie Bistro
Enchant your guests at the glasshouse inspired La Belle Vie Bistro in Brisbane’s leafy Bardon. Offering traditional French fare and wine in a range of customisable set menus and packages, you’ll enjoy exceptional service and a Parisian atmosphere that everyone will be sure to remember. Perfect for a special occasion, company function, cocktail party, family reunion, and more, La Belle Vie’s flexible dining area, mood-lighting, and inimitable views over the hills of Mt Coot-Tha provide the perfect setting for memorable events.
Making things easy and breezy right from the get go, voco Brisbane City Centre is the perfect place for your next event. With its idyllic riverfront position in North Quay, voco provides an iconic backdrop for your next corporate meeting or special occasion. For smaller, corporate get-togethers, their 11 premium meeting rooms have it all, while their Grand Chelsea Ballroom is a space to celebrate something special. Plus, you’ll have access to their designated onsite event planner which is on board to help you every step of the way.
A Brisbane icon and architectural delight, Customs House is also one of the city’s premiere function and event venues. Boasting a prominent, riverside locale, breathtaking views, and state of the art facilities, this award-winning location is the perfect place to host your next corporate function, cocktail party, gala, conference, seminar, or event. With a team of experienced coordinators on hand, contemporary styling options, and a range of food and beverage packages available to serve anywhere between 10 and 300 guests, your next seamless event is just a phone call away.
Port Office Hotel
Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD is where you’ll find the Port Office Hotel – an establishment that’s been sitting pretty since 1909. And, while you might consider this a place to grab a drink after work on Friday, the Port Office Hotel also offers a range of function rooms to suit all occasions. From private dining and intimate parties to large corporate gatherings, weddings, cocktail events and more, this award-winning heritage listed building is home to nine function rooms and spaces that are the perfect fit for your next event. And, with function packs and staff on hand to answer all your questions, you can be sure you’ll find bringing your vision to life a breeze.
Host your mates for your next event at The Boundary Hotel – a historic building full of flair. Featuring three levels of entertainment including West End’s only rooftop bar, The Boundary is home to four function spaces that can cater to your next birthday celebration, engagement party, wedding, or corporate event. Better yet, The Boundary makes organising an event a total breeze with the function enquiry form so you can choose a convenient time to come in, check out the spaces, and start discussing your vision with their in-house events coordinator. Planning a successful event has never been so easy!
Hyatt Regency Brisbane
Tucked above the heart of the city, Hyatt Regency Brisbane is the chic and convenient destination for an event or function with all the trimmings! Embrace a sunshine state of mind at the Hibiscus Room with its quintessentially Queensland terrace or indoor venue featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the outdoor infinity pool catering for up to 150 guests. Hyatt’s classic bistro, Lennons Restaurant and Bar also serves as a classy host with its historic ambience and elevated service – whether you opt for the restaurant space or private dining room. Need to break out of the office for your next meeting? Hyatt Regency Brisbane offers an array of versatile conference rooms in Executive Studios, perfect for accommodating business meetings or gatherings for up to 50 guests.
Milestone moments are practically synonymous with Bar Pacino – the iconic riverside destination where hosting is their specialty. From birthdays to engagement parties, corporate events, and weddings, Bar Pacino has truly seen it all. Boasting an array of spaces for 20 to 200 people that all feature unbeatable views of the Brisbane River, their range of cocktail and seated packages makes planning a breeze, with generous portion sizes and great prices, starting from just $30 per person. Set your soiree on the expansive outdoor balcony or gather your guests in the intimate indoor areas, and you’ll quickly see why a Bar Pacino event is truly above the rest!
Settimo by Guy Grossi
For an intimate soiree as they do on the Amalfi Coast, Settimo’s custom-designed private dining room is where you need to be. Backlit with an abundance of natural light illuminating the space from floor-to-ceiling windows, Settimo’s handcrafted furnishings are complemented by views over Mary Street to capture a romantic Italian atmosphere. Chef Alessandro – under the tutelage of Grossi himself – creates incredible bespoke menus for up to 20 guests, with matched wines also available for every meal. Enter through Settimo’s wine room and enjoy a prosecco or signature limoncello spritz, before taking your seat in the laid back yet sophisticated space for a treasured dining experience.
Hillstone St Lucia
Treat your guests to a special occasion amongst the rolling hills and endless charm of Hillstone. Nested in the lush St Lucia, this venue makes for a stunning backdrop to craft cherished memories and unforgettable moments. Whether it be the picturesque scenery or unrivalled service that piques your interest, Hilltone’s array of spaces are sure to hone every detail to perfection. There’s The Grandview Room for expansive soirees, The Rosewood Room for stylish affairs, or The Library Room for intimate moments – whichever you choose, you’re in for a beautiful time! From weddings, to corporate functions, charity events, or birthday celebrations, this team certainly knows how to pull together an incredible shindig you’ll be raving about for years to come.
A stone’s throw away from the city is Bacchus Restaurant, where you can treat your guests to an array of dining experiences sure to impress. The luxe contemporary venue boasts charm and comfort in hints of emerald, and burgundy with gold and marble features, making it the perfect spot for your next private event, birthday celebration, or baby- and bridal-shower high tea. The choice is yours here, with packages offering customised wine tastings, cocktails and canapes, degustations, and group dining menus, making it a prime spot for a lavish occasion with your family, friends or colleagues. The delectable dishes are expertly curated to showcase the finest ingredients, while the craftsmanship exceeds expectations to take your function or event to new heights.
Fancy an evening in Italy with your crew? Tucked on the corner of King Street, Bar Gusto is the charming open-air venue that doubles as the perfect location for your next celebration. Led by Executive Chef Franceso Trucco and expert mixologist/bar manager Lloyd Russ, you can enjoy a variety of packages suited to your style of party. The Gusto Grazing will see you and your guests digging into an antipasti station and chef’s selection of gourmet pizzas, or level up to the Gusto Feast which also includes traditional pastas alongside the three-hour standard beverage package. And for those who can’t go past a sweet treat, The Riviera throws in a chef’s selection of Italian desserts while elevating your offering with premium drinks! Ps. This spread is good, we had to try it out for ourselves – check it out here!