Wedding Reception Brisbane riverside receptions

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If you’re looking for a stunning waterfront ceremony and reception venue, which marries an urban city landscape with panoramic water views, you’ll love this list of beautiful Brisbane city riverside receptions.

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Brisbane Riverside views at Blackbird Bar & Grill.

Blackbirds award-winning venue, Blackbird Bar & Grill, is excited to announce the opening of its own exclusive events venue, Blackbird Private Dining & Events. The glamorous new space features panoramic views of Brisbane River and the iconic Story Bridge. With delicious menus designed by executive chef Jake Nicolson, your guests will enjoy an opulent dining experience like no other.

Sit-down: 20-220 guests // Cocktail: 50-450 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: Riverside Centre 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane


Bride and groom at a reception at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Brisbane Powerhouse is a unique wedding venue with breathtaking river views, beautiful park surrounds and endless stunning settings for photographs. There’s a range of locations for the ceremony and reception, cocktail or sit-down, along with on-site bars where you can entertain guests during your bridal party’s photography session. Highly skilled staff will ensure your wedding at Brisbane Powerhouse is both unforgettable and enjoyable.

Sit-down: 40-300 guests // Cocktail: 40-400 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site //  Location: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Brisbane


What better place to celebrate your marriage than in the spectacular setting of Customs House. From grand reception rooms to expansive balconies adorned with stately columns overlooking the Brisbane River, Customs House offers a unique and unforgettable setting for the biggest day of your life. Its dedicated team of professionals will ensure your wedding reception is a truly memorable occasion.

Sit-down: up to 200 guests // Cocktail: up to 300 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: 399 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD


Wedding reception setting at Esq & Esquire along the Brisbane river.

One of Australias most hattedestablishments, Queenslands multi award-winning Esq & Esquire offers small bohemianto grand ballblack tie weddings. Choose from the informal Esq (a small breezy room with a private balcony) or Esquire (a formal room with American walnut and Italian marble). With Australias leading chefs designing a menu to your exact needs, Esq & Esquire ensures exceptional service. Set on the Brisbane River and with spectacular views of the bridge, the open courtyard offers a unique space for your special day.

Sit-down: esq. 20 esquire 70-80 combined 100+ // Cocktail: 250+ courtyard options // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: 145 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD


Riverside views at a Brisbane wedding at Eve's on the River.

Eves on the River at Teneriffe is the ultimate location for stylish and elegant wedding celebrations. Dine on the covered, waterfront terrace which provides panoramic river views and overlooks lovely gardens that are perfect for a romantic garden ceremony and wedding photographs. Whether it be an intimate sit-down wedding, a lavish affair or a cocktail wedding, the professional wedding team at Eves on the River will help you celebrate your special day your way.

Sit-down: up to 100 guests // Cocktail: up to 140 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: 53 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Brisbane


Brisbane riverside wedding at the Gallery of Modern Art.

Queensland’s unique and prestigious Gallery of Modern Art is set in exquisite, scenic surrounds and is renowned as one of Brisbane’s most stunning wedding venues. Award-winning executive chef, Josue Lopez, combines his passion and creativity to deliver a luxurious, two-hat dining experience. New wedding package options, impeccable service and impressive city views all help to make your wedding day very memorable.

Sit-down: up to 160 guests // Cocktail: 220 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane


Brisbane riverside views for a wedding at The Landing at Dockside.

The Landing at Dockside is one of Queenslands multi award-winning riverside wedding and function centres. Offering three unique reception spaces and a beautiful riverfront ceremony garden, you can enjoy the ease and simplicity of having your wedding in one location. With packages to suit all wedding styles and budgets, The Landing at Docksides premium five-star food, service and spectacular setting ensure your wedding will be a flawless and memorable celebration.

Sit-down: 30-550 guests // Cocktail: 40-1,500 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane


Brisbane riverside views at a wedding at Moda Events Portside.

Moda Events Portside is a stunning venue located just minutes from Brisbane’s CBD at Portside Wharf. Guests can indulge in delicious canapés while enjoying magical, sweeping views of the city and river from the expansive top floor balcony, before being welcomed into one of the modern spaces to celebrate your special day. Renowned for award-winning cuisine, seasonal menus and exceptional service, Moda Events Portside offers superb waterfront hospitality at its finest.

Sit-down: up to 400 guests // Cocktail: 800 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: Level 2 Porside Wharf, Hamilton, Brisbane


Riverside receptions: Bride and groom with the Brisbane Eye in the background for their wedding at Skyroom & Terrace.

Brisbane’s Sky Room & Terrace is committed to making your special day a magical occasion. Set against a backdrop of glittering city lights in the heartland of the riverside arts and entertainment destination of South Bank, Sky Room & Terrace will take your wedding celebration to the next level. Award-winning chefs and a professional events team have created all-inclusive wedding packages that include one night’s accommodation for the bride and groom at Rydges South Bank.

Sit-down: up to 160 guests // Cocktail: up to 300 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane


Riverside receptions: Bride and groom getting married along the Brisbane river at Watt.

Celebrate your wedding at one of Brisbane’s premier waterfront venues, Watt. Offering both semi-private dining rooms and larger event spaces, Watt can cater for small and intimate weddings through to large and lavish ones. Its unique park and riverside setting, industrial-chic furnishings, exceptional service and seasonal rustic menus ensure your wedding will be a day to remember.

Sit-down: 30-250 guests // Cocktail: 80-350 guests // Ceremony: facilities on site // Location: Riverfront at Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Brisbane

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