Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

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420, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006, Australia

The Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Weddings

If you’re on the hunt for a unique, blank canvas wedding venue in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, let us introduce you to the Institute of Modern Art (IMA). Home to renowned contemporary artworks from leading Australian and international artists, the IMA’s various galleries and beautiful alfresco courtyard lend themselves perfectly to relaxed yet elegant wedding celebrations. 

The Scene at the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

Nestled in the heart of Fortitude Valley, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is Australia’s oldest independent visual art space, offering a unique backdrop for your wedding celebrations in Brisbane. Host an intimate ceremony in the galleries, followed by an incredible alfresco reception beneath the festoon lights in the lovely outdoor courtyard.

With over 500 square metres of flexible floor space, the IMA’s various gallery spaces feature three-metre-high ceilings, dimmable LED lighting, spectacular contemporary artworks, and polished concrete floors throughout. You’ll enjoy the freedom to bring in your own suppliers and catering team to create your dream day at this unique Brisbane wedding venue.

Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Wedding Ceremonies

At IMA, you’ll have the opportunity to host a unique, modern, and intimate wedding ceremony in the galleries, surrounded by striking contemporary art from leading Australian and international artists. After exchanging vows, guests can spill out into the beautiful courtyard for post-ceremony nibbles and drinks.

Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane are fabulous, one-of-a-kind affairs, with the flexibility to tailor each space to suit your exact vision. The Institute’s lovely open-air courtyard provides the perfect setting for an evening of dinner, dancing, and drinks beneath the twinkling festoon lights. Alternatively, intimate cocktail receptions take place in the galleries amidst stunning modern artworks.

Wedding Photography Near IMA Brisbane

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane are:

  • Howard Smith Wharves
  • Roma Street Parkland
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sitting Up to 120 Sitting
standing Up to 300 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost



Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

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The IMA Galleries

The IMA Galleries offer 500+ square metres of versatile space for hosting private events, weddings and corporate functions. These contemporary galleries offer bright, modern surroundings with striking artworks and are well-equipped with projectors, speakers and microphones.


The location of Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

Nearby attractions:

  • Howard Smith Wharves
  • James Street
  • Roma Street Parkland

Hotels nearby:

  • Hotel X Brisbane
  • The Calile
  • Spicers Balfour Hotel

Frequently Asked Questions

The venue hire fee for weddings at IMA starts from $4,600 + GST.

The IMA can accommodate 120 seated guests and up to 300 standing.

Weddings here are unique and memorable occasions, taking place amidst striking contemporary artworks. 

There is no on-site parking available at IMA. Secure parking is available across the street.

The Institute works closely with renowned caterers Cuisine on Cue to offer exceptional menus for weddings and events, with a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. You also have the freedom to bring in your preferred caterers, should you wish.

If your event is over 60 guests, then yes, security is needed. The security fee is $350.


Ciara Coghill

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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.

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