Top 11 Small Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Just got engaged? Congratulations! Now it’s time to organise the wedding of your dreams. If you’d rather have an intimate gathering than a crowded reception, if you prefer exclusive venues, or if you’re on a tight budget, then a small wedding venue is the way to go.

We’ve hand-picked some of the best small wedding venues in Brisbane to help you get started. Check out our top small and intimate wedding venues Brisbane has to offer below!


1. Art Deco designs

With an edgy rock n’ roll vibe and unique historic features such as a preserved 100-year-old lift, Ovolo Inchcolm, Brisbane's latest designer hotel, is the place to be for a one-of-a-kind celebration. The Charleston Room is a multi-purpose space that can be separated into three smaller areas. It's a pillarless room awash in natural light, with tall windows filtering natural light by day and offering a spectacular view of the city lights in the evening. Charleston Room is perfect for weddings of up to 120 guests. Your visitors will appreciate the vast open area with no pillars to obstruct views or layouts.



2. Grand rooftop space overlooking the Brisbane River

The most stunning, uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River and city skyline are provided through large picture windows at Rooftop Level 12. You can book half of this remarkable space for 70-100 guests. It’s a wonderful blank canvas and we think; one of the top wedding venues in Brisbane. The versatile room can be separated into two private spaces with sound-proof moveable walls that ensure your smaller event stays private. Guests can take a breath of fresh air on the outdoor terrace, which overlooks the Brisbane skyline.



3. Private dining at the Governor’s Pavilion

The Brisbane Showgrounds is a popular event and lifestyle precinct located close to the Brisbane CBD. The Governor’s Pavilion gives an intimate air to your event with its high-ceiling windows, fantastic views across the Main Arena, and adjustable lighting. During the day, the tinted windows allow natural light to flood the room. This gorgeous space is enhanced by a full surround sound system, air conditioning, polished floors, and a bar area.



4. Minimalist luxe at The Terrace

The Calile Hotel is a tranquil hideaway within a social hub, providing the ideal setting to organise events. The Terrace is a private balcony adjacent to Grand Room IV that is excellent for small cocktail receptions, seated dinners, ceremonies or breakout sessions. There are gold mirrored ceilings, fans, heaters, and audiovisual capabilities in the room.

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5. Everything you need at The Gallery

The Gallery is a boutique events facility located right beneath High Church. As you sip and sup with your chosen guests, immerse yourself in gorgeous modern decor, gold-edged mirrors, marble, stone, and luxury. There is a private bar, restrooms, and kitchen to serve your guests, as well as lots of space to socialise and a lounge area. This location fits up to 45 people for sit-down dinners and up to 80 people for cocktail parties. The area is fully air-conditioned and self-contained, with its own bathrooms and kitchen to accommodate your visitors.



6. Open-air ceremony

Start your special day with a lush poolside ceremony, then retire to one of their resort-style function rooms for an elegant reception. This venue is kid-friendly with great in-house catering options, plus optional overnight accommodation for your guests.



7. Classic and elegant space at the Glen Hotel and Suites

This elegant and classy space is steeped in romance. With chandeliers and a silk-lined wall that complements the feature lighting, this is the setting for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception. For your visual pleasure, the lighting in the Elaine Room is convertible through the VIA Connect Pro audio-visual system to match any colour theme.



8. Quartz Room at the Victoria Park  

Victoria Park boasts eight distinct function rooms, each with its own private bar, outdoor terrace, and breathtaking views of Brisbane and the surrounding parklands. The Quartz Room is a contemporary space with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide unobstructed city views from all angles. Facilities include creative lounge areas, access to private courtyards with stunning water features, a dance floor and a built-in audiovisual setup.



9. LA-inspired cocktail bar

Looking for something different? This next one is definitely one of the most unexpected small wedding venues in Brisbane. Mr. Mista boasts an Asian-inspired kitchen and a Los Angeles-inspired club vibe that caters to those who enjoy an upscale dining experience whilst also enjoying a good time. Excellent service, delectable cuisine, and inventive cocktails, all served in an L.A.-style setting, will offer your event a new level of refinement.



10. Charming rooftop space

Cielo, inspired by the Italian Riviera, is one of Brisbane's most popular bars and boasts a magnificent rooftop positioned above Fortitude Valley. The sun-drenched bar pays homage to the Mediterranean country's seaside retreat, with sleek yellow and white seats, pastel colours, and pops of aromatic herb pots and lush foliage. Spectacular views of the Fortitude Valley skyline from the wraparound balcony add a wow factor to any celebration. Whilst Cielo is full of charm and whimsy, it’s also your blank canvas; the venue can be easily styled so you can bring your event to life — the sky’s the limit!


Blackbird Brisbane

11. Next-level dining experience

Blackbird Brisbane is a modern, award-winning restaurant and bar with a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Combining classic French cooking techniques with contemporary Australian fare and stunning views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, it’s an ideal destination for intimate weddings or special occasions when you want to treat your guests to something extra special. Their private dining room offers a luxurious, next-level dining experience. With floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the river, the room is perfect for a small wedding and can be tailored to suit any occasion. At this stunning venue, there’s also an impressive array of wine and cocktails on offer.


What should I consider when looking for small wedding venues in Brisbane?

When planning your wedding day, there are a few things to consider. Aside from the wedding date, finding the perfect location is essential to the success of your special day. Consider the following factors when looking for event spaces:

Venue Size

How much space do you need? Consider the size of your guest list and the activities you plan to include in your event. Will you be hosting a seated dinner or a cocktail party, and how many guests will be attending?

Location and Accessibility

Where will your guests be travelling from? Look for a venue that is centrally located and easily accessible via public transport.


What budget do you have for your wedding venue? Consider all the associated costs, such as catering, wedding suppliers, decor and rental fees. Look into venues that are within your price range but also offer quality services. Ask about small wedding packages that may help you save money.


What kind of atmosphere do you want to create? Is it a traditional, rustic or modern-style wedding? Are you looking for a hotel wedding venue like Brisbane Marriott Hotel or something a little different like Hampton Estate Wines? Look for a venue that has the right vibe for your event and can be easily decorated to fit your desired theme.


What amenities are offered by the venue? Does it come with a dancefloor, tables and chairs? Is there ample lighting and sound equipment available to use? Will external wedding suppliers be allowed at the venue? How about luxury accommodation? Look for a space that offers everything you need for your special day.


Will the venue provide catering? Do they have in-house chefs and bartenders? What kind of menu do they offer, and is it within your budget? Consider all these factors when looking for a caterer.


How much does it cost to hire a small wedding venue in Brisbane?

Find the perfect small wedding venue in Brisbane and start planning your special day today! Prices for hiring a small wedding venue in Brisbane vary depending on the type of venue, size and amenities required. Are you looking to hire the whole venue or just a small part of the venue for your small weddings? Generally speaking, smaller venues cost less than larger venues. Prices can range from $500 to over $5000. Be sure to factor in additional costs such as catering, decorations and any other services you require. Don’t forget to check if your chosen venue offers discounts or packages that might save you money! No matter what your budget is, there are lots of great small wedding venues in Brisbane that offer something for everyone. From intimate garden wedding ceremonies to elaborate rooftop soirees, find the perfect space for your intimate weddings.

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