When on the hunt for function rooms, Brisbane residents are increasingly examining venues’ commitment to building a greener future. Sustainability is important to the HeadBox team, so we’ve compiled a list of our 5 favourite function venues Brisbane wide that are making an effort to minimise their carbon footprints.

Stone and Wood

The Stone & Wood Brewery in Fortitude Valley doesn’t just have a great function room Brisbane residents love – they have also launched a Green Feet Program. The program aims to combat climate change and explore eco-friendly alternatives to traditional brewing methods. This includes reducing water and energy waste, encouraging reusable cups at events and partnering with suppliers to minimise their carbon footprint.

  • Venue: Stone and Wood
  • Address: 99 Bridge St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 230
  • Event Type: Parties, Networking, Private Dining, Team Activities, Weddings

Spicers Balfour Hotel

Spicers Balfour Hotel, an urban retreat located in New Farm, has set themselves a number of admirable sustainability goals to reach over the next few years. They are aiming to get to zero net emissions by 2030, zero net waste by 2030 and reduce their water usage by 50% by 2025. Their goals are all aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to keep them accountable and ensure realistic, achievable objectives.

  • Venue: Spicers Balfour Hotel
  • Address: 37 Balfour St, New Farm QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 60
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Baby Showers, Weddings, Meetings

The Calile Hotel

When it comes to function rooms hire, Brisbane residents often immediately think of The Calile. It’s one of the most popular venues in the city – but their commitment to sustainability provides another reason to love them. The hotel is built with Queensland’s sub-tropical climate in mind. Air is naturally ventilated to reduce energy usage, architectural elements have been ethically sourced, they have a strict minimal plastic policy and green cleaning is encouraged.

  • Venue: The Calile Hotel
  • Address: 48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 500
  • Event type: Parties, Meetings and Workshops, Networking, Presentations, Private Dining, Team Activities, Weddings

Walkabout Creek

Walkabout Creek in Enoggera Reservoir is a national park that is available for hire for a range of different events. Venue operators are careful to ensure all events are hosted sustainably and park rangers are on-site to help protect and preserve all the flora and fauna found throughout the park.

  • Venue: Walkabout Creek
  • Address: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir QLD 4520
  • Capacity: 450
  • Event Type: Parties, Conferences, Meetings and Workshops, Networking, Presentations, Private Dining, Weddings

The Grand Hall, Ovolo The Valley

Sustainability is a top priority for Ovolo who proudly maintain a low carbon footprint wherever possible, including bamboo flooring and costly but low-consumption LED and fluorescent lighting. The exquisite hotel continues to put ongoing green efforts into several aspects of the venue with eco-friendly products and room features.

  • Venue: Ovolo Hotel
  • Address: 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Parties, Conferences, Networking, Private Dining, Presentation, Meetings and Workshops, Weddings

When it comes to venue hire, Brisbane can trust HeadBox to find them the perfect venue
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1. Who can use HeadBox?

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

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