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Our Guide to Brisbane’s Unique Venues and Experiences

If you’re after a space to shake up your next event, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered some of the best unique function rooms Brisbane has to offer to ensure you can create a function for guests to remember!

1. The Lord Alfred, The Watch House

Nestled under Caxton Street is one of Brisbane’s most unique function rooms. Found under the almost 150-year-old The Lord Alfred pub sits the old overflow gaol cells, which have now been converted into Brisbane’s only underground dining experience. An intimate space that sits 25 people, the old sandstone walls and barred windows retain a sense of history as you enjoy aged whiskey and beautiful wines curated for your group. Dine on modern Australian cuisine and soak up history with a private dining experience your guests will be sure to remember.

  • Venue: The Lord Alfred
  • Address: 68 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 25
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties

2. Lefty’s Music Hall, Upper Mezzanine

Transport your guests to the Wild Wild West at your next function with the Upper Mezzanine at Lefty’s Music Hall. A slice of Americana perched right on Caxton Street, Lefty’s takes on the shape of a saloon-style bar complete with red drapes strung from the ceiling, chandeliers and gilded mirrors to really set the scene. Sip on Lefty’s signature whisky apple cocktail and watch live music on the stage below as you dine on the Americana cuisine. Accommodating up to 80 guests, the Upper Mezzanine is the perfect function space to still be a part of the action whilst giving your guests a semi-private area to relax and celebrate.

  • Venue: Lefty’s Music Hall
  • Address: 15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 80
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties

3. River to Bay, Bottlenose Fast Boat

If you’re up for something a little bit adventurous for your next event, a city escape with River to Bay is a perfect choice. One of the most unique function boats Brisbane wide, The Bottlenose Fast Boat is one of River to Bay’s most versatile vessels available for charter, and can comfortably fit groups of up to 30 people for a day out on the river or beyond the bay. With a variety of tours on offer, Bottlenose is ready for anything with day trips to Moreton Bay, snorkelling, diving and surfing tours, a brewery tour along the river or a cocktail cruise. River to Bay provides the ultimate experience for your next event.

  • Venue: River to Bay
  • Address: 1/12 Fraser Rd, Northgate QLD 4013
  • Capacity: 30
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Team away days

4. Meadowbrook Golf Club, Exclusive Hire Driving Range

Enjoy picturesque Brisbane weather with a day out on the driving range for your next function. Meadowbrook Golf Club is just 20 minutes south of the Brisbane CBD in Logan, featuring 27 holes of golf and rolling green scenery. Take your event to the outdoors with Meadowbrook’s Driving Range. It’s available for exclusive hire for up to 60 guests, and is the perfect function venue for team-building exercises or your next party. No matter if you’re a beginner or a golfing pro, The Driving Range is the ultimate option to have some fun at your next event.

  • Venue: Meadowbrook Golf Club
  • Address: Golf Course Dr, Meadowbrook QLD 4131
  • Capacity: 60
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Team away days

5. Triffid, The Live Room

Housed inside an old WW2 aircraft hangar, The Live Room at Triffid is the home of Brisbane live music. Within walking distance of Fortitude Valley, enter a completely unique space with the curved steel dome providing an effective reflection of the bright and colourful lights from performances. Bring your guests along to one of the many live music gigs, or hire the entire space to accommodate up to 700 guests. No matter your needs, this function room will provide an experience that guests will be talking about long after it’s over.

  • Venue: The Triffid
  • Address: 7/9 Stratton St, Newstead QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 700
  • Event Type: Conference, Networking venues, Presentation, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding

6. High Church, Exclusive Hire

Right in the heart of Fortitude Valley, High Church offers three unique function rooms perfect for any of your event needs. Marvel at the colourful stained glass windows of The Church space, which pop against the all white high vaulted ceilings and chandeliers, or enjoy glimpses of the Story Bridge under alfresco umbrellas on The Rooftop Terrace. The Gallery space sits on the ground level, with gilded mirrors and genuine Versace furniture for the design-minded. Each space can be hired separately, or for larger functions like weddings, conferences or large celebrations the entire venue can accommodate up to 250 guests. The beauty of this heritage listed building will be sure to impress.

  • Venue: High Church
  • Address: 483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 250
  • Event Type: Conference, Meeting workshop, Networking venues, Presentation, Private dining, Private parties, Studio, Team away days, Wedding

When it comes to finding the best unique function rooms Brisbane bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started- contact the HeadBox team today!


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

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

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.