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Why you’ll love an intimate reception at this Brisbane riverside restaurant

Venues // by QB

An intimate atmosphere, mouthwatering cuisine and quality wines – it’s no wonder restaurant weddings have become a popular option with couples lately! Offering all this and more, Pony Dining in the heart of Brisbane boasts all the essentials for a magnificent reception.

Suiting both small and grand celebrations (the venue is available for exclusive use), it provides an exquisite setting for wining and dining guests. Curious? Here are five reasons to consider hosting a reception at Pony Dining Brisbane

Pony-Dining-01Convenient location

Picture the scene – you’ve just said “I do”, had your photos taken and you’re excited to celebrate the occasion… then you get a heap of phone calls from loved ones saying they can’t find your reception venue. Nightmare! The beauty of hosting a reception at Pony Dining is that you’ll enjoy all the convenience of a city-central venue. No need to venture out far to get from the ceremony to the party.

With a slew of fabulous accommodation options situated in Brisbane’s centre, guests visiting from interstate or overseas also won’t find it hard to organise a place to stay the night. Plus, you won’t have to travel for ages at the end of the reception to get to your wedding-night accommodation. Tick and tick!

One last wonderful touch? Pony Dining is located right on the river and there’s a ferry terminal nearby, meaning guests can choose from an array of transport options. Also, you can really make an entrance by rocking up to your reception by boat – very glamorous!

Pony-Dining-02Impressive views

One of Pony Dining’s most incredible features is, easily, its views. Situated in Brisbane’s riverside Eagle Street Pier area, the venue offers up one of the city’s most beautiful outlooks. Expect gasp-worthy views of the dazzling Story Bridge and the city skyline.

With such a magnificent backdrop, Pony Dining is sure to impress friends and family. For a magical evening, kick off the festivities with pre-dinner drinks on the riverside terrace and admire the spectacular outlook while sharing a delicious gourmet feast with guests. Sounds perfect to us!

Pony-Dining-03Next-level amazing food

Along with its views, Pony Dining’s fare will certainly make for an unforgettable reception. Widely regarded as pioneers of the wood-fire grill, the acclaimed restaurant serves up flavour-driven modern Australian cuisine that celebrates the very best in fresh, locally sourced produce. Gourmands, you will be in heaven here!

Making wedding-planning all the more hassle-free, the venue’s dedicated wedding planner and chefs will also craft a personalised menu for your reception. Whether you’re thinking of serving canapés or you’re wanting to go all-out with a multi-course sit-down feast or grand food stations, they’ll suggest an array of sensational dishes that guests will love. And with talented bar-staff on-hand and an impressive drinks list on offer, Pony Dining knows how to keep friends and family in high spirits.

Pony-Dining-04A contemporary-chic setting

Love the ‘modern elegance’ look? Dreaming of a classically romantic reception? Searching for a venue that’s full of personality while still being able to work with a number of styles? Pony Dining offers the ideal fit.

Designed by world-class restaurant designers from Woods Bagot, the venue is known for its contemporary-chic aesthetic. Centring around an open kitchen (sure to win over foodies), it ups the sophistication with natural timbers, sleek metal and polished stone touches, black furnishings, mood-lighting and hanging greenery baskets. Outside, glass structural elements make it feel as if the venue blends into the riverside setting. Keep things minimal or work with Pony Dining’s wedding coordinator to bring to life your own unique vision.

Pony-Dining-05Expert help for a stress-free day

If you ask us, a little expert assistance is always a good idea… especially for weddings! Pony Dining’s knowledgable wedding coordinator is available to answer all your questions and help create your dream reception. From styling and suggesting brilliant vendors to organising all the fine details, they’ll make sure you feel confident for your special day.

Want more? When you toast the occasion at Pony Dining, an experienced supervisor will also be there to ensure everything goes smoothly. All you have to do is rock up and have the best time – simple!

Inspired? Start planning your reception at Pony Dining Brisbane here

Images courtesy of Pony Dining and taken from the real wedding of Kierra and Andrew