Customs House Brisbane

Events at Customs House


Brisbane’s premier event venue offers a range of private function rooms and is available to hire for a range of corporate functions, conferences, seminars & events. Start planning your next event at one of the best function venues in Brisbane.


Private Function Rooms & Event Spaces for Hire

Featuring spectacular views of Brisbane’s River and Story Bridge, our heritage listed function venue provide 6 luxurious function rooms for hire with modern facilities to accommodate a range of events including:

  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Private Dining
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Private Meetings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Gala Dinners
  • Riverside Events


Function Rooms

Capture a memorable moment with an intimate meal or impress your guests with a gala dinner in one of our historic private function rooms.

Our event coordinators will provide you with a friendly and personalised service. We can assist you from your initial function enquiry, through to the planning process and throughout the event. Our professional team are committed to excellence and will ensure that your function is a great success.


Located on the Queen Street Level, this impressive event space features grand columns beneath the building’s magnificent copper dome and provides access to a private balcony overlooking the Brisbane River.

Built in a cruciform, each section cross is 23m long and the height of the dome is 19.5m.

The Long Room is the traditional name for the heart of customs services and is the perfect function space for large events.


  • Banquet: 220 guests
  • Cocktail: 300 guests
  • Cabaret: 120 guests
  • Theatre: 300 guests


Located on the River Level, this impressive event space has been recently refurbished to combine state of the art technology with contemporary styling. The room has marvellous views of the Story Bridge and provides direct access to the terrace overlooking the Brisbane River. This room can accommodate groups for a range of functions and events due to its operable walls.

The River Room was once the Queen’s Warehouse and used as a bond store.


  • Banquet: 120 guests
  • Cocktail: 200 guests
  • Cabaret: 100 guests
  • Theatre: 200 guests


The River Terrace is one of Brisbane’s premier outdoor function venues for cocktail parties and marquee events that can be configured to cater for a range of private functions and events. Entertain your guests by the river with the picturesque backdrop of Brisbane’s Story Bridge and the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

With marquees exclusively available from November through to December, leave a lasting impression with a private riverside party, with a touch of heritage charm. Let our team help you make an impact with a marquee venue with a difference. Places are strictly limited. Enquire now to secure your place.


  • Cocktail: 200 guests
  • Marquees: 120 guests


This private dining room, located on the Mezzanine level, will allow you to enjoy a range of intimate dining experiences. Featuring an elegant silky oak drop-leaf table, this room adjoins the Charitable Trusts room and balcony.

At the turn of the last century, electric light was installed, and this room has the only remaining brass light fitting from that time.

The Reid Dining Room was named in acknowledgement of the gift by John T Reid of the Australian Charitable Trust towards the restoration of Customs House. This room features selected works from the UQ Art Museum.


  • Banquet: 10 guests
  • Cabaret: 8 guests


Located on the Mezzanine Level, the boardroom is an exquisite, formal showpiece featuring crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces and an 1880’s heritage cedar table. The elegance of this private function room is echoed in the finest crystal, silverware and napery, making this space appropriate for a range of private events.

This room was named in honour of Sylvia Jones – Lady Mayoress of Brisbane 1961 – 1975 in appreciation of her contribution to the citizens of Brisbane (gifted by Dr Clem Jones towards the restoration of Customs House). The boardroom features selected works from the UQ Art Museum.


  • Banquet: 24 guests
  • Cabaret: 22 guests


This comfortable lounge setting, located on the Mezzanine Level, is suitable for pre-dinner drinks or cocktail functions. The balcony leading from this room still features the original iron lacework cast in England at the end of the last century. An exquisite crystal chandelier and paintings from the University Art Museum bring a special elegance to the room. This room also adjoins the Reid Dining Room and Balcony.

The Chartiable Trusts Room was named in honour of Edward Corbould, James Simpson Love, John Christopher Pascoe, Samuel & Eileen Gluyas Charitable Trusts administered by Perpetual Trustees Queensland Limited.


  • Cocktail: 30 guests

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