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The G&G guide to Brisbane's ultimate function venues
Spent way too much time stressing over the perfect place to host a party your guests will be sure to remember for all the right reasons? Struggling to source the best bar for a bangin’ bucks night or classy event? Discover our guide to the best function rooms Brisbane has to offer.
We’ve all been there, and it’s a decision that can leave you at your wits end. But you can stress a little less, because we know the Brisbane function venues to suit any occasion. From relaxing rooftop bars for casual drinks, to sophisticated function rooms for more opulent occasions (whimsical fairy tale wedding, anyone?) you’re sure to find the perfect location for your next little (or big) get together amongst our top picks of the best function rooms in Brisbane.
Riverbar & Kitchen | CBD
With stunning views of the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River, not to mention a killer cocktail list, it’s no wonder Riverbar is one of the most sought after function venues in Brisbane (seriously – book your Christmas party early). Set sail for an evening (or morning – breakfast meeting anyone?) of river breezes and glittering twinkle lights with anywhere from 10-150 guests, seated or standing, while the kitchen dishes up scrumptious canapés like soft shell crab sliders and crispy chicken tacos. Doing dinner? Their share menus will leave you saying ‘oh buoy!’
This function venue is perfect for: Corporate functions, networking events and birthday parties
Darling & Co. | Paddington
If a fabulous function with drool-worthy morsels and tasty local tipples is what you have in mind, look no further than Darling & Co. With four function rooms and plenty of catering options to mix and match, there’s no better spot to delight in high tea, cocktails, canapés or a sit down dinner. Spend an afternoon sipping on West End Tea Co brews with high tea, or work your way through their list of boutique Australian spirits like Applewood Distillery and The Melbourne Gin Company. For the more cultured among us, enjoy a dinner featuring the finest local produce or cater your wedding night with dishes like roast Cape Grim rib eye and Cone Bay barramundi. With breakfast, lunch and dinner covered, your next function here will leave your guests ooh-ing and ahh-ing.
This function venue is perfect for: Weddings, engagement parties and corporate functions
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
Whether you’re planning a killer rooftop cocktail bash or classy corporate function, The Fox Hotel should be your first port of call. But surely one venue can’t do both, you say? The Fox is happy to prove you otherwise, with the glittering Dandys Rooftop that will dazzle any corporate guests at a business event, and their decadent Acadia Room complete with its own bar for the perfect cocktail soiree. With 6 other function rooms to choose from, the capacity to host any function, great or small, and more catering options than you can poke a swizzle stick at, The Fox will have you spoilt for choice.
This function venue is perfect for: Corporate functions, rooftop cocktail parties and product launch events
Heya Bar | Fortitude Valley
If a vibrant night full of fun, friends and full-on festivities (not to mention scrumptious Asian-themed street snacks?) is what you’re after, look no further than uber cool underground bar, Heya. Ideal for a banging 21st, a Christmas party everyone remembers for all the right reasons, or a buck’s party for you and your best bros, Heya will make sure you host one hell of a party. With the option to book out the whole bar (including their 4 bars, a dance floor, pool tables and PINBALL MACHINES) for a big night, or simply hire out your own private bar for a more intimate affair, your options are endless. With some killer canape packages or the choice of feasting on individual Asian delights, your guests will not be found wanting for good food OR a good time when you party at Heya.
This function venue is perfect for: 21st birthday parties, corporate functions and buck’s nights
The Gresham Bar | CBD
Combining old world charm with the best whisky, wine, and rum in the world, The Gresham is an award-winning (named Australia’s best, in fact) bar oozing exclusivity, class and the guarantee of a good time. Perfect for a buck’s night that’s more intimate than incriminating, you and your closest few can enjoy a night of legendary liquor and make some history of your own, tucked away in their private lounge. If you’re looking for the ideal schmoozing spot for your next Brisbane function, The Gresham can happily provide, with the option to book out the venue in its entirety and supply your guests with some lavish liquor and charming catering options.
For an event sure to make some memories worth keeping, get in touch with The Gresham.
This function venue is perfect for: Buck’s nights and corporate functions
Cuisine on Cue | Various
Want catering that covers an event from A-Z, while making sure all your personal preferences are taken care of? Cuisine on Cue should be your go-to party planning pals. The event entrepreneurs behind fabulous functions held at The Old Museum, Newstead House and Walkabout Creek, Cuisine on Cue are just the people to make sure your getting hitched, goes off without a hitch. With the capacity to oversee everything from catering to centrepieces, you can feel comfortable leaving your wedding plans in their very capable hands. Did we mention they also have the option of pop-up functions just about anywhere? With marquee hire and catering options for all occasions, they are ready and willing to help you plan that next corporate retreat with a difference.
This function venue is perfect for: Weddings, corporate functions and conferences
Friday’s Riverside | CBD
If you want a party that leaves guests feeling like they’re VIPs, then Friday’s is the venue for you. Whether you book out the Grand Deck for a riverside cocktail soiree, take a seat in their Private Part for bottle service and some seriously royal treatment or even just take advantage of their Celebration Menu for a girl’s night out, they’ll make sure it’s a night to remember. And how could any celebratory evening be complete without a dance floor and a killer cocktail list? From intimate business dinners to 700 strong corporate extravaganzas, they’ve got the perfect function room, the menu and the drinks list for you.
This function venue is perfect for:Birthday parties, corporate functions and hen’s nights
Because the party don’t start until you know where to have it….