While Brisbane has a reputation for doing big events with a special flair (as anyone that’s been to Riverfire can tell you), it is in its little function venues that the city really shines. If you’re on the lookout for small function rooms, intimate party venues, a place for smaller group get togethers or even a small-scale business meeting then you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of some of the best small function rooms in Brisbane’s CBD and its surroundings (such as Paddington, Newstead, Fortitude Valley, South Bank - you name it) so all you need to do is plug your needs into our search and see what jumps out at you!
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As you might imagine, Brisbane has a lot to offer when it comes to small function places to hire, so the only really important factors are your preferences and your budget. You can’t go wrong by starting your selection process with small hotel rooms, which come in a huge variety of space formats, price points and atmospheres (especially as you hug the river from the Botanic Gardens to Story Bridge). These are especially good for small business meetings, regardless of whether you need a table and a conference room or something featuring fancy drinks with umbrellas sticking out of them.
If hotels are a bit too formal, try your luck with pubs, bars and clubs as many of them offer small private function rooms for reasonable prices (plus nothing brings a group together like putting your heads together in a speakeasy near Victoria Bridge!). Co-working spaces will also offer smaller-sized offices for a daily or monthly fee. You can even look into a few places that aren’t readily apparent, such as municipal buildings like the Old Government House or a local university space.
Wherever your search takes you, don’t forget to check out small venues offers to ensure that they include light refreshments or perhaps even lunch, depending on your timing. The incidentals can often add up quickly, no matter how small the group is.
The average hire fee for hiring a small function space in Brisbane is around $350-$1,500 per session or $70-$140 per hour, and the most expensive venues can go up to $3,000+ per session. Keep in mind that this is just an average—prices may vary depending on the location and amenities included with each space. If you are looking for venues which charge per person, expect to pay about $25-$50+ per guest. Some venues charge on a minimum spend basis, with prices ranging from $500-$1,000+ per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)
With so many options available in Brisbane CBD, it's easy to find a space that fits perfectly into your vision for your event! You can find everything from traditional pub fare to modern Asian dishes served by local businesses. If you're looking for something a little more sophisticated than that, though, you may want to consider heading to George Street and hiring one of the city's premier event venues such as luxurious function rooms and conference spaces at one of the famous hotels. The top restaurants in Brisbane are located on Adelaide Street and offer high-end dining experiences that are sure to impress even the most discerning of guests. Fortitude Valley is known for its eclectic mix of bars, pubs and clubs. You can find everything from grungy dive bars to hipster cocktail lounges across Ann Street. The area also boasts some of the best restaurants in town! Spring Hill has a lot of great bars, but it's also home to some fantastic outdoor venues around Roma Street Parkland which are great if you want to get some fresh air and see some of the city's beautiful streetscapes. It also has plenty of restaurants on Wickham Terrace just a short walk from the park offering specialised menus to suit any occasion. You can find everything from traditional pubs to cocktail lounges there.
There are plenty of options available in Brisbane—and they don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Outside the city centre you can find more budget-friendly spaces perfect for small your celebrations. With minimum spend pricing, you won't have to worry about breaking the bank for your next event. You just need to pay a certain amount for food and drinks while the venue hire comes for free. You may be able to get away with spending less on your event if you hire a venue that allows outside catering or bringing your own food. You can also save money by holding your event on a weekday as many venues offer cheaper rates than on weekends.
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