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267, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101, Australia
Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane Weddings
Set in the heart of Brisbane’s beautiful South Bank, Emporium Hotel is a five-star hotel wedding venue with a grand ballroom and luxurious guest accommodation. Whether you’re planning an intimate soiree with your closest loved ones or a lavish wedding reception with all the bells and whistles, you’ll find the perfect venue at this stylish boutique hotel.
Wedding planning will be a breeze with the help of Emporium Hotel’s dedicated events team, made up of experienced coordinators who go the extra mile to ensure everything runs smoothly. As well as the exceptional service, you’ll love the carefully curated wedding packages, fine dining menus with both sit-down and cocktail options, and hand-picked wine lists.
The Scene at Emporium Hotel Brisbane
From the moment you arrive at Emporium Hotel, you’ll fall in love with its ultra-modern interiors and stunning event spaces. Wedding receptions unfold in the grand Frangipani Ballroom, and there’s also an array of smaller yet equally impressive venues dotted throughout the hotel for more intimate affairs. From the 1920s-inspired Piano Bar to the Signature Restaurant with its blush pink interiors, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations.
Boasting a subtle colour palette and contemporary styling, the Frangipani Ballroom at Emporium Hotel exudes elegance and sophistication. This grand space offers a stylish setting for glamorous ballroom weddings in Brisbane with mirrored walls and decorative ceiling details. The ballroom is incredibly versatile and can be configured according to your guest list, with moveable dividing walls, pillarless interiors, and flexible floorplans.
The convenience of hosting your wedding at a five-star hotel is incomparable, with everything you need for an unforgettable experience under one roof. You won’t need to worry about calling a taxi at the end of the night, as wedding packages of 80 guests or more include a complimentary stay in a River City King Suite for the bridal couple on their wedding night. Your guests will also be well looked after with significant discounts on accommodation rates.
As well as its luxurious accommodation, Emporium Hotel Brisbane is renowned for its incredible amenities and five-star facilities. So why not make the most of everything the hotel has to offer and treat yourself to an indulgent stay on the eve of your wedding? Book in for a relaxing spa treatment at The Healing Stone or head up to the rooftop infinity pool and sip cocktails from the comfort of a private cabana.
Emporium Hotel Brisbane Wedding Ceremonies
For more intimate weddings of up to 100 guests, there is the option to have your ceremony in one-third of the grand Frangipani Ballroom at Emporium Hotel South Bank and the reception in the other two thirds. This is an excellent option if you’re looking for a versatile space to host both your ceremony and reception.
If you’re dreaming of a romantic outdoor wedding ceremony, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are less than a ten-minute drive from the hotel. Say your vows against a backdrop of beautiful lush greenery and swaying palm trees, then continue to Emporium South Bank for an unforgettable reception in the Frangipani Ballroom.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to have a more traditional ceremony, there are plenty of churches near the hotel, including St Mary’s Catholic Church and St Andrew’s Anglican Church. The Brisbane Registry office is also conveniently located just ten minutes from Emporium Hotel.
Emporium Hotel Brisbane Wedding Receptions
Following your ceremony, guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the Piano Bar at Emporium Hotel. This sophisticated space is inspired by the golden jazz era of the 1920s and features dark mirrored walls, custom chandeliers, plush furnishings, and of course, a stately grand piano. It’s then time for the main event, which usually takes place in the hotel’s spacious, pillarless ballroom.
The Frangipani Ballroom is the hotel’s most popular reception venue, boasting a flexible layout and moveable walls. If you’re planning an extravagant celebration with an extensive guest list, the entire ballroom can be hired out exclusively, with plenty of space for a dancefloor and stage.
Wedding Photography Emporium Hotel Brisbane
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Emporium Hotel South Bank Brisbane are:
- South Bank Parkland
- Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
- Kangaroo Point Lookout
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
The Frangipani Ballroom
The grand, pillarless Frangipani Ballroom can accommodate 260 seated guests or up to 400 guests for cocktail events. This versatile and elegant space features mirrored walls, a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, moveable dividing walls, and a stylish neutral colour scheme.
This sophisticated space is inspired by the glamorous golden jazz era of the 1920s and can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests for cocktail soirees. It features dark mirrored walls, custom chandeliers, plush furnishings, and of course, a fabulous grand piano.
Emporium Hotel South Bank Catering
Emporium Hotel South Bank’s impressive catering menus are lovingly crafted by talented in-house chefs, focusing on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. You’ll be blown away by the array of menu options on offer, including delectable bite-sized canapés for cocktail soirees, exquisite course meals for sit-down events, private dining in the Signature Restaurant, and a delightful French High Tea at Belle Époque.
Dietary requirements are considered throughout all menus, with a range of vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy options available. Emporium Hotel’s chefs are happy to adapt to guests’ dietary needs and provide an appropriate chef’s choice meal to accommodate these requirements. Just let your event coordinator know about your dietary requirements in advance and the hotel’s culinary team will cater for them accordingly.
Highlights of Catering at Emporium Hotel Brisbane:
- Fine dining menus crafted by talented in-house chefs
- A variety of menu options to suit all tastes and dietary requirements
- Three beverage packages to choose from, all featuring exceptional wines
- South Bank Parkland
- Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
- The Wheel of Brisbane
- Kangaroo Point Lookout
- Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar
- River Quay Fish
- Harajuku Gyoza South Bank
- OTTO Ristorante
THE BEST WEDDING VENUE IN BRISBANE!!!! They were the most competent, creative and professional team I have ever dealt with. From the very beginning, the Emporium Hotel catered to our every need, explaining the detail each step of the way. The food was AMAZING and very high quality. The bar and service were 10/10. We were considering other venues in Brisbane, however, we thank our lucky stars that we chose the Emporium Hotel.
Jonathan P. ·
The whole team at Emporium Hotel helped us create an unforgettable wedding day, it was everything we could have imagined and more. The incredible views from the 21st-floor penthouse certainly set the scene for our guests as they enjoyed cocktail hour at sunset on the balcony followed by a stunning 5-course dinner. We could not fault a thing on the day, the food, service and set-up was exceptional. Thank you!
Brittney R. ·
I recently had my wedding at the Emporium Hotel and would just like to say thanks to the awesome team there! The customer service level at the hotel is extremely high and everything from the night stays to the coordination and run of the wedding on the day/evening was perfect! If you are looking for a wedding venue where everything can be in one spot - this is it. I have always been worried about the rain and of course, it rained on the entire day of my wedding and we were so lucky to have a beautiful setting of the hotel to get photos inside.
Sam A. ·
Frequently Asked Questions
The Cocktail Reception Package is $125 per person, the Enchanted Reception package is $150 per person, and the Exquisite Reception Package is $200 per person. Package prices outlined are from prices, and minimum spend amounts apply to each function space at the hotel.
The Frangipani Ballroom at Emporium Hotel can accommodate up to 260 seated guests and 400 guests for cocktail events.
Yes, Emporium Hotel offers complimentary wedding menu tastings for two people. Tastings typically take place two to three months before the wedding.
Weddings at Emporium Hotel must end by midnight.
Weddings here are modern and luxurious, housed within a five-star hotel on Brisbane’s iconic South Bank. There’s a grand ballroom for elegant wedding receptions, bespoke wedding packages with both cocktail and sit-down menu options, and dedicated event managers to ensure everything runs smoothly.
This five-star hotel on Brisbane’s South Bank features 143 luxuriously appointed suites, with stylish interiors, state-of-the-art technology including Bose audio systems, Molton Brown amenities, and large marble ensuites with double vanities.
Yes, the hotel offers valet parking.
Emporium Hotel South Bank’s exceptional catering menus focus on showcasing fresh, Australian-sourced ingredients. Choose from an array of impressive menu options, including delicious bite-sized canapés and decadent sit-down menus.
Ciara brings a refreshingly calm mindset to planning events of all sizes and styles. She's well-versed in the best local spots and will help guide you through your options in an efficient and friendly manner.