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Brisbane’s Most Beautiful Function Spaces

By Erin Curtain - 07 Dec 2017

Darling & Co
Paddington, QLD 8 Images
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Eagles Nest Brisbane
Kangaroo Point , QLD 8 Images
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Deer Duck Bistro
Auchenflower, QLD 1 Image
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NEXT Hotel Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
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Norman Hotel
Woolloongabba, QLD 1 Image
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Spicers Balfour
New Farm, QLD 7 Images
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Summit Restaurant & Bar
Mt Coot-tha, QLD 1 Image
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Cloudland
Fortitude Valley, QLD 1 Image
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The Fox Hotel
South Brisbane, QLD 5 Images
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Factory 51
Coorparoo, QLD 1 Image
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Sixteen Antlers
Brisbane, QLD 1 Image
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Designated party planner? Whether it is your office Christmas party, your sister’s wedding, or your Aunt Betty’s 60th, you have been crowned as the party organiser and there is no getting out of it now. How were you to know that your endless Sunday sessions and weekend cocktail parties would come back to bite you in such an unexpected way? After all, a professional party goer does not a capable planner make.

Don’t fret, we are here to help! Brisbane is practically bursting at the seams with stunning venues to host your next party, and we have compiled a list of the top tier ones here! (You’re welcome)

Proud Henry Wine Bar & Ginoteca

Fortitude Valley

The fact that Proud Henry stocks more than 80 kinds of gins should be convincing enough that this is one of the best party venues in Brisbane! But seriously, with an all-star spirit list, some top vino drops, a great selection of bar snacks plus a secret courtyard and indoor tadting room, Proud Henry is the perfect spot to bend the elbow for a specal occasion.

Darling & Co

Paddington

A go-to spot for luxe functions in Brisbane, Darling & Co sets the scene perfectly for any big event. Choose from four gorgeous rooms to cater anywhere between 10 and 700 people. Each room has its own distinctive style and vibeto match the tone of your shindig, from the dimly lit, slightly mysterious ‘Unforgiven’ bar, to the light, bohemian-esque main foyer.

Newstead Studios

Newstead

Extra brownie points for existing inside a beautifully converted warehouse, Newstead Studios is no ordinary event space. Think of it as the perfect blank canvas for a special event or gathering of your fave people. Featuring a bar and cafe space (courtesy of famous Brissy crew Loaded Food Co.), plus various sized areas that can be individually booked out, Newstead Studios can easily accommodate any sized party, and is seriously one of the most stunning under-the-radar spots in town.

Eagles Nest

Kangaroo Point

Have your next event rise above the rest by holding it at Brisbane rooftop bar, Eagles Nest. Eagles Nest is 12 stories up, boasting stunning panoramic views of the city and available to hold your next private event. Give your friends or colleagues a taste of the highlife as they sip on a cocktail with a spectacular view of the Brisbane River before them.

Deer Duck Bistro

Auchenflower

Looking for a venue fit for royalty? Take a look at the regal fittings of Deer Duck Bistro. They take their décor inspiration from European culture, showcasing luxuriously plush seating, an excess of royal reds and golds, and magnificent French touches at every turn. Choose from three function rooms and party like it's 1770 France.

NEXT Hotel

CBD

NEXT Hotel is a Brisbane staple when it comes to checking in for the night and fine dining, but you may not know about the stunning function areas within the hotel. Choose from the Lennon Restaurant and Private Dining Room for a more intimate affair, or go all out by booking their Pool Terrace and Bar. Nothing says luxe like an infinity pool!

Norman Hotel

Woolloongabba

Known as Brisbane’s worst vegetarian restaurant, the Norman Hotel has more to offer than just a terrific cut of meat. Inside there are six unique event spaces, at least one of them is bound to be perfect for your next function. The rustic brickwork gives a heritage vibe, and, being that Norman has been kicking since 1889, the rich history of the building is sure to enhance any big event.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm

The Spicers Balfour Hotel is nestled in the heart of New Farm, and its chic interior will have you swooning. Not only do they have downright brilliant views of the Story Bridge, but the iconic Queenslander is home to a stylish bar and function room for you to impress your guests.

Summit Restaurant And Bar

Mt Coot-tha

If an event with a view is what you’re looking for, you can’t go past Brisbane Lookout at Mt Coot-tha. Offering functions in their Summit Restaurant, you can spend your next lunch event looking over the lush green bushland to the Brisbane city skyline. Evening events are just as magical, with the twinkling city lights mirroring the stars from the secluded mountaintop's sweeping vantage.

Lightspace

Fortitude Valley

Lightspace is a transformative venue in Fortitude Valley that is designed to create exactly the space you want for your next event. They allow you to decorate however you wish, the industrial warehouse vibe becoming the backdrop for whatever your vision may be. From fairy light-laden weddings to sleek conferences, Lightspace is here to be exactly what you want it to be.

Cloudland

Fortitude Valley

A total icon when it comes to Brisbane functions is, of course, the legendary Cloudland. This ever-changing nightclub boasts seven distinct function spaces, all with entirely different tones and styles. Their urban oasis Madame Hedges room features over 5000 live plants, where The Cellar sports a rustic vibe with a massive crystal candelabra light feature spanning across the entire ceiling. Anywhere you turn in Cloudland you are greeted by a new and exciting design moment, making it a gorgeous spot for your next party.

The Fox

South Brisbane

The Fox has it handled when you are looking for a fab function area. Ditch the dull carpet and fluorescent lights of the town hall, The Fox has a wide range of bright, loud, fun, and classy rooms for any occasion. The standout is Dandy’s Rooftop Bar, a technicolour dreamland with 360 views and a killer cocktail bar.

Factory 51

Coorparoo

This restored brick warehouse is now an industrial-chic bistro, bar, and function venue. The Factory 51 function room is decked out with polished concrete floors, a gorgeous marble bar, red brick walls with exposed steel beams, and a giant crystal chandelier in the centre of the room to add a touch of glamour to the industrial vibe.

Sixteen Antlers

CBD

Named after their tell-tale, antler-esque pillars, Sixteen Antlers is a rooftop bar located in the heart of the city. The sleek setting is accompanied by glorious views of the city skyline, with leafy greenery to provide a relaxed atmosphere for events of any size as you and your guests sip on cocktails and boutique beer while enjoy the best of the tapas menu.

Not a fan of big functions? Check out the introvert's guide to parties to help you survive the festive season. 
Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List

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