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Struggling to source the best bar for a bangin’ bucks night or classy event? Stress a little less, because we know the best 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.
Stunning views of the city and rolling greens are just the beginning at Victoria Park. With fabulous function rooms like the breathtaking Marquee, the vibrant Orchard and the stunning Garden Marquee, there’s a space for every event. Complete with special function packages designed to fit your needs, putt your faith in the attentive team who’ll make sure you’re happy every step of the way.
Great for: engagement parties, weddings, cocktail events.
Toowongs do make a right when it comes to the Regatta Hotel–this iconic riverside Queenslander is perfect for functions big and small! Treat large parties to an indulgent dining experience in the Boatshed, or take a seat in the intimate Henley Room which doubles as a working wine cellar. For a unique experience, you can’t go wrong with the 1920s speakeasy-style Walrus Club for cocktails.
Great for: birthdays, engagement parties, private dining.
The Greek Club welcomes you with open arms. Revel in sweeping views of the parklands and take in the cityscape with a cocktail party on the Grand Balcony, or plan a fairytale wedding in the gorgeous Grand Ballroom. Now, what about the dining? Choose from phenomenal two- and three-course menus, generous banquets, hot and cold platters and canapés, all packed with Greek favourites and a few contemporary twists.
Great for: weddings, engagement parties, birthdays.
If a private room, fresh Asian bites and comprehensive hospitality is what you’re after, look no further than Pawpaw! The space comes complete with a personal bar and bi-fold windows giving it an inside-outside feel. making it the perfect spot to knock back bao buns, spring rolls, and plenty of other tasty treats.
Wow your family and friends with a night by the river at the beautiful Mediterranean-inspired Byblos Bar. The Phoenician lounge area and alfresco riverside space will give you an escape to the Mediterranean with unrivalled sunset views. If the glamorous location and unique style wasn’t enough to pique your interest, their award-winning Lebanese menus are sure to.
Great for: cocktails, hens parties, birthdays.
With no less than six unique and freshly renovated spaces suited to all kinds of events, the Norman Hotel is known for more than just a mean steak! Go big or go home with an event in Norman’s Bar and treat 250 of your best mates to drinks, canapes, and plenty of laughs, or opt for a more intimate affair in the Angus and Hereford rooms.
Great for: engagement parties, birthdays, Christmas parties.
Iconic location. Modern Italian eats. Comprehensive bar. River views. Bar Alto is ticking all of the boxes, and might just be the venue you’ve been looking for. Sitting pretty in the rustic Brisbane Powerhouse, Alto offers three distinct function spaces, shared feasts of flavourful eats, and perfect party vibes.
Great for: group dining, birthdays, end of year events.
The team at Catchment Brewing Co have nailed the craft of event hosting… The restored art-deco haunt is a West End favourite, boasting four unique spaces and functions packages to suit every occasion and budget. Lock in an event at Catchment and prepare for beer, beer, and more beer, as well delicious eats and friendly service.
Great for: team lunches, bucks parties, brewery tours.
Leave everything in the hands of Montrachet, and enjoy a night of exquisite French food in a timeless setting. The private dining room is perfect for an intimate occasion with a capacity of 18. There’s no fixed functions menu here, so let your tastebuds run wild with dishes from their exquisite a la carte menu, or consult with chef Shannon Kellam to craft your dream menu.
Great for: private dining, intimate gatherings, birthdays.
If rosé, seafood, and ‘80s tunes are up your alley, you can expect to be blown out of the water at this suburban hotspot. Their three group menus sit between $35pp and $75pp and range from gourmand to gourmet, best enjoyed with your nearest and dearest on the sunny enclosed veranda, bustling bar space, or, you know, the entire venue!
So, what’s it going to be? An intimate event in the Cabinet, Map, or Ryan’s private dining rooms, or a large-scale soirée in the Court Lounge or alfresco Courtyard? If those elegant, ornate spaces don’t tickle your fancy, Treasury Brisbane also happens to be the home of six restaurants, five bars, a hotel, and a casino. Take your pick.
Great for: launches, cocktail events, corporate functions.
When we say Bar Pacino has done it all, we really mean it. Quite possibly Brisbane’s most versatile functions space, the team at Bar Pacino are experts when it comes to planning and executing a memorable shindig. And we haven’t even touched on the cocktail menu, modern Italian eats, and Nutella shots…
Great for: birthdays, engagement parties, end of year events.
At Brisbane Marriott, being grand is kind of their thing. Formals, weddings, corporate functions and cocktail parties are their specialities, with 12 freshly-refurbished spaces to choose from. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views out to the Brisbane River, Story Bridge, and Kangaroo Point Cliffs–the perfect backdrop for devouring hot and cold canapés, business lunches or seated dinners.
Great for: weddings, corporate functions, cocktail events.
Intimate cocktail parties, rooftop soirées and fairytale weddings–Brisbane Racing Club can do it all. Its heritage-listed buildings, sprawling gardens, and the soft glow of fairy lights dotted throughout the trees make the perfect setting for a romantic occasion, while the Society Rooftop is great for any cocktail event with its twinkling lights, ornate furnishings and bird’s eye view of the racecourse.
Great for: rooftop events, engagement parties, weddings.
If you’re on the hunt for a gourmet private dining experience, let La Lune take care of your next special occasion. Get comfy in the exclusive dining space and be treated to gourmet European dishes and gorgeous wines, or hire the whole venue and really receive the star treatment.
Great for: birthdays, private dining, intimate gatherings.
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