Cocktail Party Venues in Brisbane

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Top Cocktail Party Venues in Brisbane

Where better to enjoy a cocktail party with friends than Brisbane? Whether it’s overlooking Moreton Bay or on the banks of the Brisbane River, you’ll be sure to find some exquisite cocktail party venues in the capital of Queensland. From the CBD up the banks of the river and on to Fortitude Valley, the city comes alive in the evenings with plenty of upmarket bars, restaurants and other venues all offering private venue hire. There is something for everyone – you can book an intimate space for less than $100 per head or go for a more exclusive venue.

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Cocktail Party Venues Hire Guide

Wondering what kind of spaces you can expect to find in Brisbane? Here are some of the most popular kinds of cocktail party venues in the city:

  • There are many multipurpose event venues in Brisbane available for private hire. These often have private rooms of various sizes. Such venues are usually slightly more expensive than bars or restaurants. On the other hand, if you’d prefer to enjoy the exclusivity of the venue, this is the perfect option. If you’re looking for a view of the water, there are plenty of stunning spaces for a drinks reception on the banks of the Brisbane River. Most event venues charge a session or day hire fee with prices ranging from $700 to $30,000 for a large space with a capacity for 1,500 guests.
  • If you prefer a bar or restaurant venue, Brisbane has a lot of variety for you to choose from. You can opt for a very classic and elegant restaurant near Roma Street or hire an outdoor beach bar in South Brisbane for a more laid-back vibe. Brisbane also has a few breweries and wine bars offering private function rooms if you’re looking for either a beer or wine affair. These venues will either work with a minimum spend or, for a seated dinner, may charge per person rates. Minimum spend for cocktail party venues in Brisbane starts at around $500 and goes into the thousands while you can find rates as low as $15 with the average being around $65 per guest.
  • Last but not least, in Brisbane, you’ll also find several hotels with spaces for private receptions. Most of them are located between Brisbane City Hall and the Botanic Gardens. Some even hire out their pool bars – how about a poolside cocktail party? Depending on the hotel, they may charge per person rates or require a minimum spend. Per person rates go from as little as $55, while minimum spend starts at $1,500. 

These are some of the most popular parts of Brisbane for cocktail parties:

  • Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley are where you’re going to find most cocktail party venues in Brisbane. In and around Turbot Street, Edward Street and George Street are the best places to start your search in the city centre. Whickham Street, Ann Street and Little Street are the most vibrant cocktail party spots to explore in Fortitude Valley.
  • How about South Brisbane? This area is home to a handful of beautiful venues including the picturesque Greek Club, a couple of bars and an outdoor beach club overlooking the river. Just to the east, in Woolloongabba and Kangaroo Point, you’ll find even more unique venues for cocktail parties to remember.
  • If you feel like going off the beaten path, head west of Brisbane to Milton. Here you can choose from a handful of venues offering private function rooms for hire. This is the perfect pick if you’d like to host your cocktail party in a Thai restaurant or a hip brewery.

Guests Reviews of Cocktail Party Venues on Tagvenue

Carly Nzvimbo
Booked North Shore at Southbeach Social
We found the location of the venue to be beautiful. It sits right opposite the man-made beach and is picturesque and cool at night. The staff on the night were lovely and the manager who I dealt with was efficient, warm, kind and great at her job. The food and drinks package were plentiful and really delicious! On the actual night, I have no complaints. I hope this helps someone make decisions as to whether they will choose this venue.

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