If you are looking at planning a large style event – whether that’s the annual Christmas party, product launch, milestone event or wedding – it’s always a good idea to have a bank of large event venues in mind to help with your search.

So, we’ve put together our favourite large event venues across Brisbane to give you all the information you need when looking for the perfect venue.

Marquee, Victoria Park

  • Venue: Victoria Park
  • Address: 309 Herston Rd, Herston QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 700
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

With grand proportions and twinkling chandeliers, The Marquee is the crown jewel at Victoria Park complete with eight sparkling chandeliers and unbeatable city views.

The Marquee is Victoria Park’s largest room and along with the adjoining outdoor space, can be transformed to host just about any type of event with space for 1000 guests cocktail style and 400 guests seated.

With floor to ceiling windows, a large al fresco deck overlooking the gorgeous city skyline, and two stunning white private marble bars, it’s the perfect venue for large cocktail parties, galas, presentations and conferences.

X Cargo

  • Venue: X Cargo
  • Address: 37 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 400
  • Capacity: 1200
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings, Consort

Step into the heart of Fortitude Valley’s Entertainment Precinct and discover a sun kissed garden party, set amongst a labyrinth of glistening white cargo containers. Welcome to X CARGO Social Hub.

Exclusive hire of X Cargo is Perfect for concerts, weddings, corporate functions, team building, Sports viewing events… Your imagination is endless as this venue has a capacity of up to 1200 guests.


  • Venue: Arcana
  • Address: 46 Evesham St, Moorooka QLD 4105
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Arcana is a unique, fully licensed warehouse space hosting receptions, events, workshops, concerts, parties, shows and more, for up to 300 people.

Located just 6km from the CBD, Arcana’s flexibility and versatility make it the ideal venue for hirers who are looking for something a little bit different.

From intimate presentations to large-scale theatrical shows, Arcana is the perfect ‘blank-canvas’ for your occasion.

The venue has a total area of 790 square metres, comprising interconnecting ground floor spaces – The Empress Room and Moon Room, Dressing room and our lush, Temperance garden bar, with the Sun Room upstairs.

Plaza, Brisbane Showgrounds

  • Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds
  • Address: 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 1500
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located within the Brisbane Showgrounds, and in front of the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC), The Plaza features 1,500m2 of flexible open space that can be utilised for outdoor exhibitions, banquets, product launches, exhibitions and functions.

The Plaza is located just 1.5km from Brisbane’s CBD and 15 minutes from Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airport, at the historic Brisbane Showgrounds.

Fortitude Music Hall

  • Venue: Fortitude Music Hall
  • Address: 312-318 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 2000
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

The Fortitude Music Hall is the largest ballroom/theatre style venue in Australia, with a 3,000 person standing capacity and a 1,100 seated capacity.

The Main Auditorium of The Fortitude Music hall is a breathtaking open floor space from the moment you walk through the foyer doors with a large mezzanine spanning the sides and back, overlooking the stage. It is an ideal venue for large gigs, events, galas, presentations and weddings.

The boutique art-deco styling and exposed beam ceiling provide a fantastic platform for amazing event experiences such as customised lighting and aerial displays. In addition to this, the Main Auditorium has an eye-popping LED screen spanning the width of the stage, as well as multiple bars servicing the area exclusively.

Smoked Garage

  • Venue: Smoked Garage
  • Address: 126 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 600
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located in Fortitude Valley, Smoked Garage is a 3 level, 100+ year old building draped in history, flora and fauna providing a unique and picturesque experience to share with family, friends, colleagues or clients. Exclusive hire of  their beautiful venue offers an abundance of floor space, a private bar and enough dining area to host large parties, weddings and corporate functions.

Smoked Garage invites you into their home, so you can share an experience with your colleagues or clients that will be hard to forget. They boast an extremely spacious level of our building dedicated to hosting private and corporate events. Featuring a private bar, unique floor arrangements to cater for every event and various packages to provide you with everything you need to host your guests in our Brisbane venue.


  • Venue: Tivoli
  • Address: 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 1000
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties

Impress your guests (or your boss!) by booking The Tiv! An Icon of Brisbane, The Tivoli has been hosting parties for decades and has everything you need to create and deliver a truly legendary event. The Tivoli is conveniently located only 5 mins walk from Fortitude Valley station.

Grand yet intimate, the theatre is perfectly suited to networking events, gala awards dinners, product launches and company celebrations of any size. When you hire the Tiv, it is exclusively yours with purpose-built performance stage, integrated lighting, amazing sound, multiple bars, backstage areas, and an onsite commercial kitchen. 


  • Venue: Cloudland
  • Address: 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 500
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located in the thriving heart of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Cloudland is more than a bar and offers so much more than you might imagine.

Designed as Brisbane’s only urban oasis, Madame Hedges features over 5,000 live plants that climb the 25 foot interior walls, a ten metre sparkling waterfall and an array of intricate interior finishes. Glistening chandeliers, a spiral staircase and mesmerising lights create a stunning ambiance for an unforgettable event.

Events on Oxlade

  • Venue: Events on Oxlade
  • Address: 50 Oxlade Dr, New Farm QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 730
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Events on Oxlade is located 10 mins drive from the CBD and only 5 mins walk from the New Farm City Cat stop, free parking onsite and on the street is available.

Wedding ceremonies, receptions, garden parties and concerts can be held in the River Room overlooking the Brisbane river, or on the manicured lawns under our iconic Jacaranda tree.

Perfectly positioned right on the banks of the Brisbane River at New Farm with a spectacular 90 metres of grassy river frontage, The River Room has everything you need for a gala get together, be it an intimate gathering of 65 guests or an extravaganza catering for up to 2000 cocktail-style. For over 70 years, residents of Brisbane have been coming here for good times, fabulous food and unforgettable memories.


  • Venue: Riverlife
  • Address: Naval Stores Kangaroo Point Cliffs Drive, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
  • Capacity: 800
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

With the dramatic Kangaroo Point Cliff face on one side, and stunning river city views on the other, the Sunset Marquee is the perfect Riverside Wedding Venue for large weddings.

Spacious and fully enclosable, you can enjoy a spectacular sunset over the city while your wedding is bathed in golden twilight. Poised on a rustic sandstone plinth, this distinct venue awaits your grand occasion.

Riverlife is ideal for a wedding, gala, conference, special celebration, corporate function or large party.

Working on an enquiry for a large event, we can help – simply send us your enquiry here.


  1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

  1. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.