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Our Guide to The Best Blank Canvas Spaces in Brisbane

Do you have a fabulous vision in mind for your next event and just need the perfect space? We’ve gathered some of our favourite ‘blank canvas’ function venues Brisbane has to offer, with all the customisation and creative options to make your event unforgettable.

1. The Joinery, Exclusive Venue Hire

Tucked in the heart of the bustling West End, The Joinery’s warehouse interior offers the perfect canvas for your next event. Exposed brick walls, high ceilings and polished concrete floors create a modern industrial vibe and heighten the sense of open space. An abundance of natural light makes this function venue a perfect choice for conferences, weddings or as a creative space, accommodating up to 300 guests. With rigged ceilings and an amazing amount of customisation on offer, The Joinery can make your next event dream a reality.

  • Venue: The Joinery
  • Address: 244 Montague Road, West End QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 300
  • Event Type: Conference, Meeting workshop, Networking venues, Presentation, Team away days, Studio, Private parties, Wedding, Other

2. Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform

Situated right on the Brisbane River, this 1920’s power station has been reborn as the arts and cultural centre of Brisbane. Just one of the many unique spaces on offer from Brisbane Powerhouse, the Turbine Platform is the perfect blank canvas for your next event. Offering a capacity of up to 175 guests, the space includes a stage and an impressive array of lighting and in-built production facilities. With a remote control crane hanging above the platform adding to the quirky industrial vibe, this function venue allows all the creative flair needed to bring your next event to life.

  • Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse
  • Address: 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 175
  • Event Type: Conference, Meeting workshop, Networking venues, Presentation, Studio, Private parties, Other

3. eSpace, Private Event Space

Just a short stroll from Howard Smith Wharves, eSpace is the perfect escape from the bustle of the CBD. Their Private Event Space has an open plan design complete with its own bar, accommodating up to 100 guests. The brick walls, concrete floors and exposed beam ceilings offer a contemporary industrial loft design; primed to make your chosen event styling pop. With a combination of large, open spaces and cosy seating nooks to relax on, this function venue has everything you need to create a picture-perfect event.

  • Venue: eSpace
  • Address: 510 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Private parties, Networking venues, Meeting workshop, Presentation, Team away days, Other

4. Soapbox Beer, Level One

Conveniently situated in Fortitude Valley, Soapbox Beer has all your event needs covered. Level One is the perfect function room for larger events, with a capacity of up to 400 guests and complete with its own bar, facilities and stage. Boasting an open plan industrial design with plenty of natural light, the space is a great blank canvas for your next networking, party or exhibition event.

  • Venue: Soapbox Beer
  • Address: 89-101 Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Networking venues, Other

5. The Fitzgerald, Exclusive Venue Hire

Situated right in the heart of Fortitude Valley, The Fitzgerald’s loft space is a primed blank canvas ready for your next event. With exposed brick walls, high ceilings with wooden beams and fairy lights, and plenty of natural light, The Fitzgerald can easily cater to both daytime and nighttime events. This function room has a capacity of up to 50 seated or 100 guests standing, comfortably accommodating anything from birthdays, engagement parties and networking events to studio hires and launches. Offering both BYO and a range of preferred caterers, let your imagination run wild at The Fitzgerald.

  • Venue: The Fitzgerald
  • Address: Level 1 190 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Meeting workshop, Presentation, Studio, Team away days, Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding, Other

6. Metro Arts @ West Village, Studio Two

Nestled in the West Village Precinct, Metro Arts sits in the heritage listed former Peters Ice Cream factory. This function venue has a variety of blank canvasses just waiting to be brought to life, including their studio and theatre hire spaces. Studio Two provides a more intimate space for your next event, accommodating up to 54 guests. The all white ceiling, walls and floor are sure to make your styling stand out, with floor to ceiling windows creating an abundance of natural light and a stunning overlook of the Factory Lane courtyard. Acoustic dampening and inbuilt speaker systems keep your event rolling, with blackout curtains adding an additional layer of privacy. No matter the function, Studio Two is the perfect space to bring it to life.

  • Venue: Metro Arts @ West Village
  • Address: 97 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 54
  • Event Type: Conference, Meeting workshop, Presentation, Team away days, Studio, Private dining, Private parties, Networking venues, Wedding, Other

When it comes to finding the best blank canvas function room 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.