Five quirky Brisbane business event venues 

18 JANUARY 2023

Sometimes a business event calls for something a little bit different, decadent or downright quirky. Exposed brick walls, street art, inspiring surrounds and a left-of-centre menu are just a few details that can get your attendees talking, so we've done the legwork to find five of Brisbane's most trendy spaces that will spark creativity and collaboration

Brisbane Powerhouse  

Industrial vibes abound at the Brisbane Powerhouse, with exposed bricks and pipes winding their way through the building. The former 1920s power station exudes history but doesn't compromise on forward-thinking technology, with a great tech setup including wi-fi, electronic whiteboards, data projectors and high-quality sound systems. New Farm Park is next door if attendees want to feel the grass between their toes, and Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant on site have awesome eats and drinks when the business end is over.  

Total capacity: 525  
Number of meeting rooms: 10  


Cloudland is in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley. The interiors range from fairytale chic in the Alice Room to darkly decadent in The Cellar and everything between, and the set-up is complemented by high-tech audio visual and sound systems built into each function space. Did we mention it has 5,000 climbing plants, a sparkling waterfall, a grand staircase and a retractable roof?  

Total capacity: 2,200  
Number of meeting rooms: 5  

The Charming Squire  

The Charming Squire is at South Bank, Brisbane's thriving leisure and cultural hub, just a quick stroll across the river from the city. There's a James Squire microbrewery on site (important things first), and the high ceilings and timber decor make it a relaxed place for business ideas to flow and flourish. There are a heap of transport and parking options around the venue, and your attendees will love you for the top eats on offer.  

Total capacity: 210  
Number of meeting rooms: 3  

Woolly Mammoth  

Embrace the elephant in the room (there is literally a huge woolly mammoth in the venue) at one of the Woolly Mammoth's trendy experiential and multi-purpose meeting spaces. There are bocce courts and giant Jenga for networking and brainstorming sessions, and the rustic catering and 31 craft beers on tap will make attendees' mouths water. The location in Fortitude Valley is also spot-on for transport and entertainment afterwards.  

Total capacity: 1,200  
Number of meeting rooms: 5  

Loft West End  

The Loft, in West End, is a bit of an oasis - with spaces designed to surprise and delight. With polished concrete floors, large wooden beams and floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors, the venue is perfect for idea generation and creative collaborations in a more relaxed setting. And it's just a short stroll from South Bank and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  

Total capacity: 500  
Number of meeting rooms: 5  

Planning an event in Brisbane? Check out the Brisbane Event Planner for more information on Brisbane venues, accommodation and services, all in one place.  

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