Top Awards Dinner Venues Brisbane for Hire

Find, compare and book the best awards dinner venues Brisbane has to offer with VenueNow, Australia's #1 venue hire experts. Discover the top venues of all sizes from hotels, to large conference spaces, restaurants, unique bars and much more in just a few clicks.

Best Brisbane Awards Dinner Venues for Hire

29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane Q…

60 Seated • 100 Standing • $$

190 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QL…

70 Seated • 80 Standing • $$

483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley …

80 Seated • 250 Standing • $$

48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

360 Seated • 500 Standing • $$$

600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QL…

200 Seated • 1000 Standing • $$$

157 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064

150 Seated • 300 Standing • $$

39 Edward St, Brisbane QLD 4000

160 Seated • 200 Standing • $$

64 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000

200 Seated • 250 Standing • $$

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Brisbane Awards Dinner Venue Hire Guide

From a local grassroots level to the highest most elite level, award dinners are always a glitzy, celebratory affair. There are a few non-negotiables such as superb AV facilities, a stage, and a smooth-flowing layout. But maybe you need something a bit bigger? Smaller? By the water? Whatever your budget or brief, Brisbane has a number of incredible venues to host an amazing awards dinner. Let VenueNow help you find and book an ideal awards dinner venue in Brisbane.

Tips on finding the perfect venue for your gala dinner or awards night

Whether you're planning an industry-specific awards ceremony or a company-wide staff recognition event in Brisbane City, there are a few key things you should look for when choosing the perfect venue:

Size and capacity:

How many people do you need to accommodate? Do you want space for a dancefloor? Make sure the room can comfortably fit your entire guest list.

Catering and food options:

Will you need catering? If so, what kind of menu do you want? Most awards dinners include a sit-down meal, so it's important to make sure your venue can cater to your specific needs. If you have guests with dietary requirements, be sure to check that the venue can accommodate them.


Where is the event being held? Do you want an inner-city venue or something a bit further out? If your event is being held in Brisbane City, you'll want to make sure the venue is easily accessible for all your guests. Is it near public transport?


How much are you willing to spend on the venue hire? Be sure to get quotes from a few different venues before making your decision.

Now that you know what to look for, it's time to start searching for the perfect venue for your awards dinner. VenueNow has a wide range of venues to choose from, so you're sure to find something that ticks all the boxes.

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Types of function venues for your gala event in Brisbane

There are many types of impressive event venues that would be ideal to host an awards dinner in Brisbane. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Hotel ballroom:

Many hotels have large, luxurious ballrooms that would be perfect for an awards dinner. Be sure to check out the food and beverage options before booking -some hotel ballrooms come with in-house catering, while others will require you to organise your own. You may want to check out The Pacific Hotel Brisbane for example. The Pacific Hotel Brisbane offers a range of customised event solutions to suit a wide range of functions close to Brisbane's CBD.

Art gallery

If you're looking for something a little different, why not hold your awards dinner in an art gallery? There are some stunning galleries in Brisbane that would make a beautiful backdrop for your event. Just be sure to check that the gallery is available to hire for private events. High Church Brisbane is an excellent option. Located in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, High Church is a beautifully restored sandstone church that has been transformed into a stunning events space and art gallery.

Warehouse venues

For a more unique awards dinner experience, hire a warehouse venue. These venues are often large and open-plan, making them ideal for larger events. One of the best things about warehouse venues is that they can be easily styled to suit your event's theme or vibe. The Glasshouse in Fortitude Valley is a popular choice for functions and events. With its exposed brick walls and high ceilings, The Glasshouse is a blank canvas that can be transformed to suit any event.

Private dining room

For a more intimate awards dinner, hire a private dining room in a restaurant or hotel. This is a great option if you're looking for a sit-down meal with waiter service. Be sure to check the venue's capacity and catering options before booking. Urbane in Brisbane's CBD is a good option for private dining. With its sophisticated menu and exceptional service, Urbane is sure to impress your guests. The Prince Consort Hotel for example has a variety of private dining options to suit your needs.

Function Room

A function room is a versatile option for an awards dinner, as it can be styled to suit any event, like Victoria Park. Victoria Park is home to seven character-filled function rooms – all with their own individual style and panoramic room views. Be sure to check the capacity and amenities of the room before booking, as some function rooms come with in-house catering and audio-visual equipment.

Rooftop bar

For a fun and relaxed awards dinner, why not hire a rooftop bar? These venues are perfect for summer events and offer stunning city views. Some of the best rooftop bars in Brisbane include Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar and Cielo Rooftop.


If you're looking for a more casual awards dinner, hire a restaurant. This is a great option if you want your guests to be able to order from the menu during the night. Some restaurants even have bars, perfect for pre-dinner drinks. Check out the Greek Club. The Greek Club is recognised as one of Brisbane's leading event and function venues, renowned for its outstanding cuisine and impeccable service.

Outdoor spaces

For a truly unique awards dinner experience, hire an outdoor space. There are some beautiful parks and gardens in Brisbane that would be perfect for your event. There are some character-filled function rooms with gorgeous outdoor areas that will make your awards dinner one to remember. The River Terrace, for example, is one of Brisbane's premier outdoor function venues for cocktail functions and marquee events that can be configured to cater for a range of private functions and events. The River Room located here boasts a picturesque backdrop of Brisbane's Story Bridge and the Kangaroo Point cliffs. Check out also the glorious Customs House, which has proudly stood overlooking the Brisbane River since it was built in the late 1880s and is today a city icon in its own right. 

Top neighbourhoods to find awards dinner venues in Brisbane City

Brisbane City is home to some of the best awards dinner venues in Brisbane. Here are some of the top neighbourhoods to check out:

Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is known for its lively nightlife and is home to some of Brisbane's best bars and clubs. This is the perfect place to hire a function room or warehouse venue for your awards dinner.

Brisbane CBD

If you're looking for a more sophisticated awards dinner, look no further than Brisbane CBD. Here you'll find private dining rooms in restaurants and hotels, as well as function rooms and rooftop bars.

Kangaroo Point

Kangaroo Point is a great option if you're looking for an outdoor awards dinner venue. This neighbourhood is home to some of Brisbane's best parks and gardens, as well as the River Terrace.


Paddington is a popular inner-city suburb, known for its eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Ithaca Creek and the surrounding parks are perfect for an outdoor awards dinner.

South Bank

South Bank is one of Brisbane's most popular destinations, known for its restaurants, bars, cafes and markets. This is the perfect place to hire a function room for your cocktail parties and other large events, with stunning views of the city.


Milton is a trendy inner-city suburb, home to some of Brisbane's best cafes and restaurants. This is the perfect place to hire a private dining room for your awards dinner.

Looking for an event space in Brisbane City?

There are a variety of event spaces available for hire in Brisbane City. These include function rooms, restaurants, bars, warehouses, and rooftop venues. To find the perfect event space for your special event, consider your event's size, theme, and vibe. Once you have an idea of what you're looking for, start searching online or contacting VenueNow for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Brisbane awards dinner venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Brisbane awards dinner venues cost between 80 per person and 120 per person. For example, a 200 person awards dinner would cost approximately 16000-24000. Costs may differ based on your food and beverage requirements, AV requirements, event date and time and the type of venue you decide to book.

What are the top Brisbane awards dinner venues?

Here are some of our favourite Brisbane awards dinner venues: 1. Brisbane City Hall 2. The Greek Club 3. Pullman Brisbane 4. Brisbane Showgrounds 5. Sofitel Brisbane Central 6. The Callile Hotel 7. High Church Brisbane 8. The Trivoli 9. Emporium Hotel Brisbane 10. Victoria Park Function Centre

How do I find and book Brisbane awards dinner venues?

Finding and booking a Brisbane awards dinner venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps: 1. Enter Brisbane as your location and awards dinner as your event type into VenueNow's search engine. 2. Narrow down your search results by entering more filters such as number of people, event date, room layout and budget. 3. Send enquiries to venues to request pricing and availability (we recommend sending 3-5 enquiries to different venues to ensure you get the best price). 4. Review your quotes and connect directly with your favourite venues to book a site visit and finalise your booking. 5. Host your event!

How far in advance should I book a Brisbane awards dinner venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Brisbane venue 90 days in advance of the event. For larger events and event dates in December we recommend allowing additional time as there may be limited availability.

Can VenueNow help me find a Brisbane awards dinner venue?

We sure can! VenueNow's team of Venue Booking Experts can help you find the perfect venue, collect quotes from multiple venues on your behalf, negotiate the best price with venues and book venues, all for free. Simply send us your event brief and our team will be in contact with venue recommendations within 24-48 hours.

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