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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 21 January 2024

Immerse Yourself in These Wonderful Brisbane Venues by the Water

Dive into the city’s waterfront magic with our list of the best venues by the water Brisbane offers. From romantic dining spots to lively riverside bars, these locales promise unforgettable experiences that perfectly balance urban excitement with natural tranquillity. Get ready to explore the best of Brisbane's waterside gems!

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1. Riverside Terrace, Customs House Brisbane

Brisbane City

Step into outdoor sophistication at The River Terrace, Customs House's premier function venue for al fresco events in Brisbane. Ideal for cocktail parties and marquee gatherings, this versatile space boasts a picturesque backdrop of the Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point cliffs. The venue’s 300-standing capacity only adds to its charm, ensuring a memorable riverside celebration. Act quickly to secure your spot in this limited oasis, where the Customs House team is ready to craft a unique marquee experience for your special event. Enquire now to make a lasting impression by the water.

2. APSU, Babylon Brisbane

Brisbane City

Discover the allure of Babylon Brisbane, a captivating function venue nestled along the picturesque banks of the Brisbane River. Take your experience to new heights on the lower deck, where APSU awaits. Offering breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and the iconic Story Bridge, Apsu provides a semi-private haven perfect for hosting cocktail-style events with a capacity of up to 80 guests. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of this waterside gem, where modern luxury meets historic charm, creating an unforgettable setting for any occasion by the water.

3. ZUMA, voco Brisbane City Centre

Brisbane City

Dive into waterfront luxury at Zuma Restaurant in voco Brisbane City Centre! This function venue offers unparalleled views of Brisbane and the Brisbane River, making it ideal for any event. With its abundant natural light, private bar, and stylish lounge area overlooking Southbank, Zuma provides the perfect backdrop for mingling in comfort and style. A standing capacity of 200, or 90 seated, ensures all attendees are taken care of. Take your event to the next level with Zuma Restaurant and brace yourself for an unforgettable experience by the water!

4. Bridge Bar, Friday's Riverside

Brisbane City

Embark on a waterside journey at Friday's Riverside, Brisbane's premier rooftop bar, boasting 180-degree views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Whether it's a corporate lunch, sunset drinks, or a lively party, this iconic function venue has you covered. Dive into the exclusive Bridge Bar on the terrace, offering a semi-private space for up to 50 guests, perfect for intimate gatherings like networking parties, birthdays, or private dinners. Immerse yourself in the heart of the action and enjoy the best of Brisbane's waterfront with Friday's Riverside.

5. Riverfront Deck, Riverlife

Kangaroo Point

Experience the pinnacle of riverside sophistication at Riverlife, Brisbane's foremost waterfront function venue nestled in the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Offering unparalleled panoramic views of the city, this versatile venue with five distinct spaces is perfect for any celebration. The Riverfront Deck, extending over the river, provides a captivating setting for weddings, accommodating up to 200 guests and creating a yacht-like atmosphere against the stunning CBD backdrop. Set sail on this beloved venue and get ready to enjoy the whimsical atmosphere!

6. Main Dining Floor, Alchemy Restaurant & Bar

Brisbane City

Discover an unparalleled Australian dining adventure at Alchemy Restaurant and Bar, nestled in a breathtaking spot along the Brisbane River. This function venue seamlessly blends relaxed elegance with a culinary journey that mirrors its spectacular surroundings. With the option for exclusive events, Alchemy offers an experience for up to 300 guests in a cocktail-style setting or 100 guests for a sit-down affair. Elevate your celebration against the backdrop of the river, where exquisite cuisine and stunning views come together to create unforgettable moments.

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