2022 planning will soon be underway and if this includes looking for a conference venue, the Sunshine State’s capital offers a wide range of conferencing solutions. From more intimate settings of 100 guests, to large scale conferences with state of the art technology, the options are vast. 

To save you time with your conference venue research, we have compiled our top ten conference venues in Brisbane. 

Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Address: Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 2000
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located in South Bank, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre has cutting-edge spaces which offer a fresh canvas and unmatched flexibility for any-sized conference event.

Brisbane’s most versatile gala and functions space with capacity of 2000 guests. Spacious natural light filled foyer and concourse allow for pre-dinner cocktails, breakouts or trade displays. The Plaza Ballroom is equipped with the latest in event production and presentation technology making this the perfect venue for your next corporate conference.

Ballroom, Victoria Park

Ballroom, Victoria Park
  • Venue: Victoria Park
  • Address: 261 Herston Rd, Herston QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 550
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

Victoria Park’s grand Ballroom is renowned in Brisbane CBD for its nostalgic Victorian charm. The Ballroom seats up to 200 guests seated cabaret style, and the Victoria park precinct has multiple other spaces for breakout areas making this venue perfect for conferences.

The Ballroom comes fit with seven crystal chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows and a private terrace overlooking the magnificent Brisbane city skyline. This stunning room is the perfect function venue for conferences, presentations, galas, private parties and weddings.

The Ballroom’s timeless appeal and classic charcoal decor make for a memorable evening. This event space can also be divided into two function rooms for smaller or two stream events.

Situated just two kilometres from Brisbane city, Victoria Park is an inner city sanctuary combining golf, weddings, conferences and bistro facilities in one stunning setting.

See how this space could work for your next conference by taking the virtual tour.

The Guineas Room, Eagle Farm Racecourse

The Guineas Room, Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Venue: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Address: 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot QLD 4007
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Conferencing, Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located on Level Two of the Members’ Reserve, experience the NEW Guineas Room – Brisbane Racing Club’s destination for dining, socialising and entertaining at Eagle Farm Racecourse!

With elevated views of the Parade Ring, the new open-air balcony on the eastern wall will allow racing fans a direct view of the pre-race action under the canopy of the magnificent fig trees. Two huge screens show all the racing action and there are a number of screens around the room with the latest betting trends.

This space is suitable for race days, corporate functions, conferences, weddings, gala dinners, networking, private dining and has capacity for up to 400 guests cocktail style.

Only minutes from the Brisbane Airport and the Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Racing Club events offer onsite car parking facilities and is close to public transport.

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse
  • Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse
  • Address: Yagara Country, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 550
  • Event Type: Conferencing, Networking, Parties, Weddings

The Brisbane Powerhouse Iconic contemporary theatre is one of the most sought after event spaces in Brisbane. With a flexible performance space and impressive in-built production facilities, the Powerhouse Theatre is ideal for large scale events like conferences , gala dinners, product launches and TV commercials and has capacity of 550 guests.

Featuring highly versatile capabilities, the Powerhouse Theatre boasts a fully retractable seating bank, revealing flat floor space of 458m2. Showcasing some of the building’s original graffiti mixed with an optional exposed brick backdrop for the stage, this space has all elements for a truly memorable experience.

See how this space could work for your next conference by taking the virtual tour.

Customs House

Customs House
  • Venue: Customs House
  • Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located on the Queen Street Level, The Long Room is an impressive event space featuring grand columns beneath Custom House’s magnificent copper dome, providing access to a private balcony overlooking the Brisbane River.

Built in a cruciform, each section cross is 23m long and the height of the dome is 19.5m.

The Long Room is the traditional name for the heart of customs services and is the perfect space for large events, corporate conferences  or charity functions, weddings, galas or awards nights.

Customs House is one of Brisbane’s premier function venues. With spectacular views of the Brisbane River & Storey Bridge, attentive service and magnificent facilities, you will be sure to impress your colleagues!

See how this space could work for your next conference by taking the virtual tour.

Queensland Cricketer’s Club

Queensland Cricketers Club
  • Venue: Queensland Cricketers Club
  • Address: Gabba Towers, 411 Vulture St, East Brisbane QLD 4169
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

The Qld Cricketer’s Club features a Glass Viewing Room which boasts floor to ceiling glass frontage overlooking the Gabba stadium, allowing natural light throughout your function space and a view like no other.

Including state of the art audio visual equipment, private bars and amenities, this space, hosting up to 220 sit down and 400 cocktail, is our most sought after within the Qld Cricketers’ Club.

With the grounds sunlit by day and able to be lit up at night just for you, look no further than our Glass Viewing Room for your next event.

Frangipani Room, Emporium Hotel

Emporium Hotel
  • Venue: Emporium Hotel
  • Address:  267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

A truly unique event space easily configured in various formats, the grand, pillar-less Frangipani Ballroom features the latest digital entertainment and audio-visual equipment, state of the art lighting and sound system, 250 pax sit down capacity and four projector screens, the largest of which is 5.7m wide.

From weddings, gala balls and school formals, to conferences and product launches, Emporium Hotel South Bank’s Frangipani Ballroom can cater for all.

Emporium Hotel Southbank – Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury hotel is the perfect location for your next residential conference, combining state of the art facilities with exquisite accommodation and dining options, not to mention being located in Brisbane’s premier lifestyle precinct, South Bank.

See how this space could work for your next conference by taking the virtual tour.

Hall C, Brisbane Showgrounds

Brisbane Showgrounds
  • Venue: Brisbane Showgrounds
  • Address:  600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 10323
  • Event Type: Conferences,Networking, Parties, Weddings

The Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) is a state-of-the-art convention centre located just 1.5km from Brisbane’s CBD and 15 minutes from Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airport, at the historic Brisbane Showgrounds.

Located within the Royal ICC, Hall C is a 1323 sq m exhibition space suitable for up to 1323 guests. Hall C is a modern and versatile pillar-less space ideal for conferences, exhibitions and banquets. It features Australia’s first operable ceiling grid system, which is a state of the art rigging system designed to dramatically cut set up time and costs. Hall A can be combined with Hall A and/or B to create an even larger space.

The Royal ICC offers world-class facilities, onsite accommodation and dining, five star service and menus featuring award-winning produce not offered at any other convention centre. Our professional in-house team offers customised services tailored for conferences, exhibitions, meetings, banquets and weddings within a unique, heritage inspired convention centre.

The Pod, Capri by Fraser

Capri by Fraser
  • Venue: Capri by Fraser
  • Address: 80 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

The Pod is Capri by Fraser’s largest, most versatile space showcasing an abundance of natural light and reflective gold ceiling. Perfect for all types of events from conferences, meetings, workshops to birthday parties.

The Pod features the latest audio visual equipment including an in-built data projector, screen and sound system.

The Pod room is well-equipped for everything from business presentations and meetings to end of year celebrations and weddings.

Capri by Fraser offers three thoughtfully designed event spaces, menus to cater for all dietaries featuring locally sourced produce, free + fast Wi-Fi and integrated audio visual capabilities.

Grandview Room, Hillstone St Lucia

Hillston St Lucia
  • Venue: Hillstone St Lucia Golf Course
  • Address: Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067
  • Capacity: 800
  • Event Type: Conferences, Networking, Parties, Weddings

The Grand View Room with in Hillstone St Lucia has been created to engage with the beautiful, uninterrupted view of its surroundings. This means it’s a very open space and is perfect for holding conferences.

The Victorian Long Bar is used to service The Grand View Room – giving guests both indoor and outdoor facilities to enjoy through out the day. The Mango Tree Terrace is also included with The Grand View Room and can be used as a breakout space.

The Grand View Room and the Mango Tree Terrace are the perfect choice for a conference, presentation, gala or special celebration.

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