Riverlife Brisbane

Kangaroo Point, Queensland, 4169, Australia


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Riverlife Brisbane Events

Boasting an unrivalled waterfront location by the Brisbane River, Riverlife is a unique function venue at Kangaroo Point. Here, weddings and private events take place against a stunning backdrop of uninterrupted river and city skyline views, with three open-air marquees, leafy grounds, private gardens, striking sandstone features, and a private jetty at your disposal.

Conveniently located just moments from Brisbane’s vibrant CBD, Riverlife has an array of versatile event spaces that can be transformed to suit any occasion, including the elegant Sunset Marquee, the heritage-listed Cannon Room, and the stunning Riverfront Deck. 

Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration for a select few or a lavish waterfront wedding with 200 guests, you can expect a seamless and stress-free affair at Riverlife Brisbane, thanks to the incredible Fresh Collective team. These event planning experts are known for creating unforgettable experiences at venues across Brisbane, offering bespoke food and beverage menus that are sure to impress.

Highlights of Riverlife Brisbane Events:

  • Picture-perfect waterfront location by the Brisbane River
  • Choose from multiple stunning event spaces, including the riverside marquee
  • Exceptional catering menus from the renowned Fresh Collective team 
  • Conveniently located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD
  • Private jetty for guests to arrive by boat
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sitting Up to 180 Sitting
standing Up to 300 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Kangaroo Point Cliffs Public Car Park

Spaces At This Venue

  • Riverlife Brisbane Waterfront Wedding Reception Venue

    Sunset Marquee

    Perfectly placed between a towering sandstone wall and the shore of the Brisbane River, Riverlife’s spectacular Sunset Marquee offers a picture-perfect setting for weddings and private events. This versatile space can be styled beautifully to suit any event and looks particularly beautiful while bathed in golden light during sunset.

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  • Riverlife Brisbane City Lights Marquee

    City Lights Marquee

    Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, the stunningly secluded City Lights Marquee boasts panoramic views of the Brisbane cityscape. The marquee also features its own private garden — perfect for cocktail hour or as a backdrop for your wedding photos.

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  • Riverlife Brisbane Waterfront Wedding Reception Venue

    Riverfront Deck

    Built out over the Brisbane River, the incredible Riverfront Deck offers expansive and uninterrupted water views across to the Brisbane CBD. The deck can accommodate up to 100 seated guests and 160 standing.

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  • Riverlife Brisbane Cannon Room

    Cannon Room

    This charming event space is located on the second floor of Riverlife's heritage-listed naval store building. The Cannon Room is bright, airy, and inviting, with freshly painted white walls, rustic exposed beams, carpeted floors, and large windows.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Brisbane River
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs
  • Story Bridge

Hotels nearby:

  • Royal on the Park Brisbane
  • Capri by Fraser
  • Brisbane Skytower
  • The Point

Venue Testimonials

We had a beautiful mid-week wedding at Riverlife Brisbane and it was everything we wanted and more. They hosted the ceremony and reception taking care of everything from furniture to food, and event planning to make sure everything runs smoothly throughout the day. They made our wedding so easy and stress-free to plan. All the guests loved the location and the food was divine. I would highly recommend Riverlife to anyone for their wedding.

Kirsty E

This was the best decision we made — choosing Riverlife. They have everything we needed: a garden, the element of water and the Brisbane view. We didn't have to spend much on decorations really because the view on its own is breathtaking. Riverlife is the best supplier that offers not only a venue but excellent service! The team have been superb — so easy to talk to and deal with!

Eden S

Riverlife was the most amazing wedding and reception venue. Our ceremony was in the Kangaroo Cliffs parklands with Brisbane City as the backdrop, and then it was just a short stroll to the reception venue, the riverfront deck. Both locations were incredible! Our event manager was a delight to work with and made the planning process so smooth. On our wedding day, all the staff were incredible and made us feel like VIPs! It was an absolute dream, and we are so fortunate to have been able to get married at Riverlife. We HIGHLY recommend it!

Eswen N

Frequently Asked Questions

Riverlife’s bespoke wedding packages start from $140 per person, plus venue hire.

Capacity limits vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

  • City Lights Marquee — 80 seated, 150 cocktail
  • Riverfront Deck — 100 seated, 160 cocktail
  • Sunset Marquee — 180 seated, 300 cocktail 
  • Riverside Marquee — 30 seated, 50 cocktail
  • Cannon Room — 80 seated, 100 cocktail

Weddings at this stunning waterfront wedding venue in Brisbane are the perfect combination of elegant and relaxed, with a number of incredible ceremony and reception spaces to choose from, depending on your vision.

  • Royal on the Park Brisbane
  • Capri by Fraser
  • Brisbane Skytower
  • The Point

There is no on-site parking at Riverlife. Parking is available nearby in the free public car park at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs or next to Joey’s Cafe.

The Fresh Collective create exceptional food and beverage menus for weddings and events at Riverlife Brisbane. Each carefully curated menu focuses on quality, sustainability, and fresh local ingredients. Options include grazing tables, live-action food stations, grand banquet feasts, cocktail-style canapés, and seated course menus.


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