Whether you’re celebrating an intimate affair with your nearest and dearest or throwing a corporate bash to delight clients, planning an event can be tricky. To make your job a little easier we’ve listed some of Brisbane’s best event spaces. From heritage listed buildings to the loft-inspired spaces, there’s something here for all types of functions!
Covent Garden | West End
Our favourite Gin House, Covent Garden is changing the dining game for allergy sufferers with their newest autumn menu launching early-April, making decadent dining an option for everyone. Along with an extensive menu that will be fully gluten free and coeliac friendly, while also providing abundance of vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options, Covent Garden is committed to providing exceptional function experiences. Whether you are hosting a small family get together, a cocktail soiree or larger event for up to 250 people, Covent Garden can create an event package for you in one of their four stunning spaces!
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | South Bank
It should come as no surprise that the iconic Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre features on the list. Located in the convenient and thriving South Bank precinct, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is perhaps best known for conferences, galas and exhibitions, however, they are also perfectly equipped to handle events of a smaller scale. BCEC is more than just an event space – it’s a contemporary multipurpose venue that offers a variety of fabulous and flexible event spaces that can be tailored to suit your needs. With award-winning catering and exceptional service, you can see why they are the best in the business. Some notable events they have recently hosted include; 2018 Walkley Awards for Journalism, Steve Irwin Gala Dinner and the HIA-CSR Queensland Housing Awards.
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Lightspace | Fortitude Valley
Located in Fortitude Valley, Lightspace is a boutique function, exhibition and wedding venue that was converted from a warehouse into a loft-style space. With rustic vibes and three spaces to choose from for your celebration, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
The go-to for a Sunday sesh, The Fox Hotel has a range of spaces to choose from in the one venue. They can cater to any budget or function size and they have AV equipment for hire. It’s super close to Cultural Centre busway and South Brisbane train station. Plus, South Bank and the CBD are a short walk away.
The Stables Craft Kitchen & Bar | Ascot
The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen thrives on hosting corporate events and smaller parties. With chic interiors, pops of greenery accenting the exposed brick walls and the ability to cater for up to 60 guests – it’s the perfect choice for more intimate gatherings. Seasonal sharing style dishes enable guests to mingle and the accompanying drinks are carefully selected to enhance both the dishes and the overall dining experience. This venue is one of our favourites for an intimate celebration.
The Landing at Dockside | Kangaroo Point
This is a beautiful location and perfect for any special event. The Landing at Dockside can cater for 30 to 1500 guests comfortably and have some beautiful rooms to do just that. They have breathtaking views of the river and it’s a perfect location for photos!
The Hilton | Brisbane CBD
This 5-star hotel towers over Queen St Mall and has 2500 square metres of space for events, can cater for up to 1000 people and they even have event and wedding planners available if needed! They also have a helpful Event Space Chart to find the perfect room for your celebration. Make things easy for yourself and book a room while you’re there!
Stamford Plaza | Brisbane CBD
Right on the Brisbane River, Stamford Plaza is for those who love all things luxury. Specialising in meetings, conferences, seminars, functions and weddings, they are definitely a venue to consider for your celebration! They cater to your needs and your budget while creating your dream function.
Eagles Nest | Kangaroo Point
Get a birds-eye view at Eagles Nest. Situated in Kangaroo Point, this location has breathtaking views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and the city skyline. Situated on the 12th floor of The Point Brisbane Hotel, this space is perfect for special occasions.
Hillstone St Lucia | St Lucia
If your taste lies within a more traditional setting, Hillstone could be your perfect venue! A ‘home on a hill’, Hillstone offers a celebration and events packages to tailor your event to your needs. There are three function rooms to choose from with beautiful parkland views, natural light and outdoor terraces.
Victoria Park Golf Club | Herston
Situated just two kilometres from the city, Victoria Park is a favourite for celebrations. They can cater for as little as 10 guests or over 1000 with restaurant quality food on offer. Victoria Park boasts eight impressive function rooms, all with views of the city skyline. If you’re looking to go all out, this is the venue. Don’t forget to take advantage of their Event Styling department!
Sofitel Hotel | Brisbane CBD
This chic and stylish French-inspired hotel boasts the largest hotel meeting facility in Brisbane and has the space to prove it! Sofitel Brisbane Central has fifteen fully flexible conference and event venues and can accommodate for up to 1,100 people. Don’t forget to stay the night and take advantage of their amazing buffet breakfast and dinner!
Queensland Cricketers’ Club | Woolloongabba
If your idea of a good time involves sport, then you’ll jump at the thought of having your celebration at the Queensland Cricketers’ Club! Located inside the Gabba and only five minutes from the CBD, this venue accommodates for range of private functions and has two rooms to choose from. You can even arrange to have the Gabba lights switched on and you can take a walk on the turf! You can look forward to being the envy of your mates.
Tattersall’s Club | Brisbane CBD
With fourteen function spaces under the one roof, Tattersall’s Function Centre is a prime venue for your private function. Catering for small boardroom meetings to gala dinners, Tattersall’s offer a high standard menu to suit your needs and have a wide range of facilities you can use. This historical venue provides a unique setting to a modern celebration.
The Joinery | West End
Located in buzzing inner-city West End, The Joinery is one of Brisbane’s hippest and most versatile function spaces. Its minimalist, versatile warehouse-style interior is the perfect canvas for private and corporate Christmas parties, from elegant sit-down dinners right through to casual cocktail parties. We hosted our Melbourne Cup party at The Joinery this year and it was everything we’ve ever dreamed of!
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Gambaro Hotel | Petrie Terrace
Known as Queensland’s Most Award Winning Restaurant, Gambaro also has 12 function spaces for you to choose from. There’s nothing better than someone else taking the reigns when planning a celebration and let Gambaro Hotel do it for you.
Port Office Hotel | Brisbane CBD
Right in the Brisbane CBD, The Port Office Hotel caters for a range of different occasions, including Christmas functions, product launches and theatre style presentations. You’ll be able to tailor packages to your needs and requirements and choose the function area that suits you.
Customs House | Brisbane CBD
This heritage listed function venue is a great choice for any event. Book one of their historic private rooms or enjoy the river views on The Riverside Terrace. There are six spaces to choose from and all inclusive function packages available. This building is the perfect backdrop for capturing special moments.