Howard Smith Wharves

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Fortitude Valley, Brisbane


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  • What is the min guest requirement for a ceremony? 0-50
  • What is the max guest capacity for a ceremony? 300-400
  • What is the min guest requirement for a reception? 0-50
  • What is the max guest capacity for a reception? 500-750


  • What style is your venue? Industrial, Jewish, Luxury
  • What kind of scenery is your venue set in? Inner City
  • What kind of reception types does the venue offer? Ceremony-only, Cocktail, Dining
  • What type of settings does your venue feature? Indoors&Outdoors
  • Which types of catering options do you offer? In-house catering
  • What kind of services, facilities and amenities do you offer? Accommodations, Alcohol, AV system, Bridal suite, Dance Floor, Generator, Parking, Wedding Planner / Coordinator, Wet weather cover, WİFİ, Audio Equipment, Cake Cutting, Chairs, Chair Covers, Clean up, Cooling System, Flatware, Glassware, Heating System, Lighting, Linens, Sound, Tables, Transportation, Valet, Celebrant, Decoration, Music, Venue, Food


  • What catering services does your venue provide? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Wedding Cake
  • What type of cuisine do you offer? Australian, American, Asian, French, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Southern, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, No pork, Nut-free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What kind of bar service does your venue provide? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Signature Drink


  • Is there a fixed-menu option? Yes
  • What kind of events does the venue carry out? Ceremony, Reception, After Party, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • Does the venue provide an accommodation service? Yes
  • Can more than one wedding be held at the same time? No
  • Could the beverage package be upgraded? Yes
  • Are children allowed in the venue? Yes
  • Is bringing a wedding cake allowed? No
  • Are pets allowed at the venue? No
  • Can the venue be reserved for a booking date? Yes

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Howard Smith Wharves is among the most premium waterfront wedding venues in just 10 minutes walk from Brisbane CBD. Special events are hosted with the stunning view of Brisbane River among cliffs and garden lawns and also a five-star hotel located on-site. The 2.7 hectares of open space creates the perfect atmosphere for any type of indoor or outdoor pastoral wedding- be it an intimate reception or a grand celebration. The Howard Smith Wharves, established in 1935, comes with a history of excellent service and unique locales.
Facilities and Capacity
In Howard Smith Wharves, there are a couple of event spaces to choose from for your wedding venue.
● The Rivershed is among the large event spaces, and it can also be broken down into two areas as Rivershed East and Rivershed West for separate events. It can accommodate 360 guests seated or 630 cocktail style.
● The Bougainvilla is a boutique event area ideal for intimate gatherings. It has a capacity of 80 seated or 100 guests cocktail styles.
● Green House is also a boutique event area with a veranda which has a capacity of 50 seated or 60 guests cocktail styles.
● The outdoor area and parklands come together to create a large space for large events that can accommodate 400 guests seated or 500 cocktail-style.
● Howard Smith Wharves has a dedicated team of wedding planners who help you to have a stress-free wedding.
● On-site parking at Howard Smith Wharves is available with Secure Parking so that you can reserve it online in advance.
● Accessibility and safe access are available for all visitors for your guests’ convenience.
● Howard Smith Wharves provides you with recommendations of expert stylists who work with you to create precisely the type of decor you want.
In-House Catering
● Howard Smith Wharves has an in-house catering team that provides your guests with just the type of meal you want. Choose from a two or 3-course meal, additional canapes, upgrades, and more.
● Any special dietary requirements can also be catered to on request.
● Howard Smith Wharves is a fully-licensed venue so you can customize and get precisely the drinks package that you desire, including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
The five-star Art Series Hotel – The Fantauzzo offers a comfortable hotel experience with 166 suites.
The wedding planning team at Howard Smith Wharves will ensure that you have a stress-free wedding with everything that you dreamed of. Contact with wedding experts by filling the form and arrange for a menu tasting with the executive chef to see how Howard Smith Wharves will help your wedding dreams become a reality.


Howard Smith Wharves

  • Address: Under the Story Bridge. 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City 4000

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  • What is the guest capacity of Howard Smith Wharves?

    Howard Smith Wharves has a maximum capacity of 500-750 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 300-400 people for a cocktail wedding.

  • What kind of services and facilities are offered in Howard Smith Wharves?

    Howard Smith Wharves provides events such as venue, transportation, celebrant, cake cutting, lighting, parking, generator, glassware, bridal suite, tables, valet, decoration, heating system, sound, alcohol, music, flatware, wet weather cover, av system, chair covers, audio equipment, food, cooling system, clean up, accommodations, wedding planner / coordinator, wi̇fi̇, linens, dance floor and chairs.

  • What kind of events does the Howard Smith Wharves carry out?

    Apart from weddings, Howard Smith Wharves provides services such as elopements, rehearsal dinner, after party, ceremony, engagement party, reception and bridal shower.

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