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Top 10 Brisbane Reception Venues

Published 7th March 2019 in ALL Categories, Reception Venues

wedding reception table set up at Victoria Park Wedding Venue

Photo of Victoria Park Wedding Venue (above)

So you've decided on a wedding date...great! Now what?  Well, one of the first decisions you need to make is where to hold your wedding reception. Once your wedding date has been decided on, your reception venue normally needs to be locked in 6 to 18 months in advance of that date. But where do you start...with so many venues to choose from in and around Brisbane it's not easy, that's for sure. To help get the ball rolling, we've selected 10 of the best of Brisbane's wedding reception venues; their unique features earning them their coveted spot.

1. Brisbane Airport Conference Centre  

 Brisbane Airport Conference Centre is taking weddings sky high! Perched high atop with stunning views is Brisbane’s most unique wedding venue, the Sky Lounge Rooftop Venue.

The architecturally designed Brisbane Airport Conference Centre is a fresh, contemporary wedding venue. Offering a unique space with floor to ceiling windows creating airy, light filled spaces, the flexible floor plan allows for couples to create a fully customised space to celebrate their special day.

The venue offers packages to suit all budgets and styles from intimate sit downs of up to 200 guests,  to cocktail celebrations for up to 336. Cap off your perfect day with a relaxing night’s accommodation at the 5 star Pullman Brisbane Airport, adjacent to the venue. Guests can also enjoy onsite accommodation at the Pullman Brisbane Airport or the 3.5 star ibis Brisbane Airport.

Wedding Reception set up inside the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre.

Bride and Groom with their heads together at wedding reception.


2. Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

Love Jazz? Then this one is perfect for you!

Doo-Bop Jazz Bar offers Brides and Grooms a unique atmosphere of welcoming warmth and elegance. This three level venue is located in the heart of Brisbane (at the Paris End of Edward Street) and each level offers’ its own exquisite style and ambiance.

The Gatsby Room seats up to 120 guests or 220 for a cocktail celebration.
The Piano Bar seats up to 100 guests or 120 for cocktails, and The Basement Bar is a little more intimate with 90 seated guests or up to 120 cocktail guests.

Offering many dinning and beverage options, access to Brisbane’s finest musician’s, wedding supplies and accommodation providers, make Doo-Bop Jazz Bar your central point of contact when creating the Wedding Reception of your dreams.

An elegant, three-level entertainment venue with a touch of pizzazz!

Bride dressed in a Gatsby inspired wedding gown.

Bride and Groom sitting together at a piano.


3. McLeod Country Golf Club

In the heart of Mount Ommaney, McLeod Country Golf Club offers a beautifully landscaped Garden Ceremony area complete with fountain views, ideal for you to say your I do’s and for those precious family photos. The many lakes, trees and stunning vistas of the course are the perfect backdrop for your Wedding photos.

The Westlake Room has superb views of the golf course and lakes, a large balcony for you to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a private entrance and bar and seats up to 140 guests for your reception. With plenty of complimentary off street parking, easy access to the Western Freeway and just 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD, McLeod Country Golf Club is the place to celebrate your special day.

Wedding reception set up at McLeod Country Golf Club.

Happy Bride, Groom and wedding party in the gardens of McLeods Country Golf Club.


4. Redland Bay Golf Club

Overlooking the waters of Moreton Bay, with breath taking sweeping views across the bay, Redland Bay Golf Club offers 3 picturesque ceremony location options, set amongst the magnificent manicured lawns & serene fountain lake back drop. Your photo album will be envied by all.

The fountain room has floor to ceiling windows offering a magnificent view of our beautiful golf course. We cater for all styles of wedding Reception packages from cocktail style for up to 120 guests, or sit down buffet or plated menus for up to 100.

Let us bring your dream wedding to life, we specialise in seamless organisation and our friendly dedicated staff are there to ensure you and your guests have a truly unforgettable experience.

Redland Bay Golf Club offers the ultimate location for both your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception.

Bride and Groom kissing under an arbour on manicured lawns at Redland Bay Golf Club.

Wedding Reception table set overlooking the Redland Bay Golf Club course.


5. Robertson Gardens

If you're looking to head south, but not too far afield, Robertson Gardens Wedding Venue may be for you.  Nestled amongst ten acres of landscaped gardens south of Brisbane, this gorgeous garden wedding venue is still only 15 minutes from Brisbane's CBD.

The ten acres of landscaped grounds allow for beautiful photo opportunities, while the on-site Reception Room and Gazebo Garden make this venue perfect for both ceremonies and receptions. With ample onsite parking, bridal suite, deluxe hotel rooms and self-contained villa accommodation, all guests can enjoy a comfortable stay before and after the event.

Their experienced team provides the wedding couple with personal and professional service throughout each step of their journey ensuring their special day is one to remember.

Reception capacity: 110 guests seated or 150 guests cocktail style.

Bride and Groom in the landscaped gardens of Robertson Gardens.

Set up of Wedding Reception table at Roberson Gardens.


6. The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

 If you're looking for views, The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron offers stunning panoramic views of Manly Boat Harbour and Moreton Bay.

Away from the city's hustle and bustle with the tranquil backdrop of Moreton Bay, The Squadron is the perfect venue to start this new and exciting journey together.

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron offers a stunning green Ceremony Lawn for your ceremony and the Girdis Room for your reception. They understand how important all of the small details are; that the centrepieces face the same direction, that the food arrives at just the right time and that their staff exceed expectations of service for each guest from the minute that they arrive until they depart.

 Ceremony capacity: up to 150 guests.
Girdis Function Room capacity: 150 guests.

Tiffany chairs set up for a wedding ceremony.

Wedding Reception set up at the Royal Qld Yacht Squadron.


7. Summit Restaurant

Imagine sparkling city views at sunset over canapés and cocktails, and a Bridal Waltz surrounded by the dazzling night lights of Brisbane. Romance is inherently a distinguishing feature of all weddings held at the Summit Restaurant.

Nestled in the bushland of Mt Coot-tha Forest Park, the Summit is only 7 kms from the city centre. The magnificent panoramic views of Brisbane and beyond represent the ultimate backdrop for any wedding. The heart of your reception though will be the exceptional service and exquisite food that the Summit proudly presents.

Winners of the 2018 Australian Bridal Industry Academy awards for Queensland’s best wedding coordinator, The Summit Events team boasts a personal service that works to tailor your wedding to reflect your unique love story.

Flexible, all inclusive and custom packages are designed to accommodate receptions of all sizes and budgets. The Summit also boasts Queensland’s highest ceremony location set to wow your guests as you say ‘I do’. The Summit ensures a memory you and your guests will never forget.

Capacity seated: 10-200 guests.
Cocktail: 10-290 guests.

Bride and Groom hugging with Brisbane city views in the distance.

Bride and Groom at the Summit Restaurant with twinkling city lights backdrop.

Top Photo: Prue Franzman | Bottom Photo: Sterling Studios.

8. The Golden Ox

If you are passionate about food and service, then this venue is perfect for you.

The Golden Ox is passionate about good food, first class service and they care about the little touches that are guaranteed to make your day truly memorable.

They work carefully with you to transform your desired vision into reality. Their packages make planning your dream wedding enjoyable and hassle-free with a modern cuisine menu accompanied by a selection of fine wines and beverages.

The Regency Room can accommodate up to 75 guests. The larger Grande Room can comfortably accommodate up to 110 guests and for larger groups, The Golden Ox can combine the two function rooms to seat up to 250 guests.

A multi-award winning, purpose-built wedding and reception venue, the Golden Ox offers private gardens as a natural backdrop for your wedding and reception. There are no hidden extras and they pride ourselves on being able to create a menu package to suit all event requirements and budgets.

Beautifully decorated wedding reception at The Golden Ox.

Table setting and cake details at The Golden Ox.


9. The Westin Brisbane

Prepare to experience exceptional service and extraordinary cuisine at the newly-opened Westin Brisbane.

A tropical oasis in the heart of Brisbane CBD, The Westin Brisbane is committed to bringing your vision of your perfect wedding day to life flawlessly.

They take the time to understand your unique needs so that we can delight you with intuitive service, thoughtful touches and enriching experiences, allowing you to enjoy each moment to the fullest.

The Westin Ballroom accommodates up to 500 guests for a cocktail event or 300 for a banquet style.

Table setting for a wedding at The Westin Brisbane.

Wedding Reception set up in The Westin Brisbane's ballroom.


10. Victoria Park Wedding Venue

Victoria Park Wedding Venue is an award winning premier Brisbane wedding destination, perfect for both ceremony and receptions.

The choices are endless at Victoria Park, with five award winning wedding venues perfect for both ceremony and reception.

Overlooking a picturesque golf course, Victoria Park's wedding venues feature sparkling chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor cocktail spaces and lovely city views. You can choose to celebrate your wedding in a Marquee room with garden surrounds, or a traditional ballroom complete with floor to ceiling pillars and drapery.  Surrounded by rolling green hills and breathtaking city views, Victoria Park promises a truly amazing experience for your wedding day.

Victoria Park Wedding Venue has the capacity to cater for 30 to 400 guests.

Wedding Ceremony set with Tiffany chairs on deck.

Luxurious wedding reception set up in a marquee.

Searching for more of Brisbane's best wedding reception venues? Check out our online directory or visit us at the Royal International Convention Centre on 30th June 2019 for our Brisbane Wedding Expo featuring more of the best wedding reception venues Brisbane has to offer! We're open from 9am to 3pm and entry is Free online, so save the date and get your free tickets online now!


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