Riverfront Weddings at Howard Smith Wharves

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Riverfront Weddings at Howard Smith Wharves

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Say “I do” to a riverfront wedding at Howard Smith Wharves. Picture yourself with a city backdrop at Brisbane’s most charming destination for riverside weddings.

Set amidst 2.7-hectares of open green space, Howard Smith Wharves offers a selection of waterfront reception venues. Located on the river, we provide an idyllic setting for your special day. No matter what your perfect day looks like, our team will work with you to create your dream wedding, right here in the heart of Brisbane.

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Take your pick from a collection of unique reception venues ranging from boutique houses, the Green House and Bougainvillea House to the heritage-listed, charming Rivershed or the modern, light-filled Howard’s Hall. Explore the intimate outdoor spaces nestled below the breathtaking cliffs, surrounded by open green spaces its the perfect location for picturesque arrival cocktails and inspired wedding photography.

Wedding, reception, ceremony, Howard Smith Wharves


Perfect for large celebrations, Howard’s Hall features stunning uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and city skyline. The floor to ceiling glass doors open onto the decking and wide veranda over the river, an unrivalled setting for your pre-reception cocktails and canapés.

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Located in the centre of the precinct, this dramatic space can accommodate a stage and dance floor and features 6m high ceilings for guests to take in the stunning vista. The custom-built venue space is perfect for large receptions. If you’re looking for a contemporary space to host your special day, Howard’s Hall is the perfect fit.

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With rustic charm and a riverside setting, Rivershed is one of Howard Smith Wharves most endearing reception venues. Rich in character, this heritage listed wharf building features exposed beams, and unparalleled views of the iconic Story Bridge and Brisbane city skyline.

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Rivershed can accommodate a stage and dancefloor and features a timber deck where guests can savour the stunning views. Its simple yet romantic elegance allows you to create a truly memorable wedding experience that will be talked about for years to come.

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The largest of the houses, Bougainvillea House features a wrap-around veranda with stunning elevated views of the river, Story Bridge and the city skyline. Inspired by summer holidays in the Mediterranean and the relaxed Queensland lifestyle, this space will feel like a home away from home.

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Nestled in the heart of our gardens, Green House offers an inner city oasis for guests. Overlooking the Olive Grove, this lush event space, reminiscent of a beautiful English glasshouse opens out onto a veranda creating an opportunity for alfresco dining and intimate weddings.

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Our devoted team of wedding planners and award-winning chefs will passionately ensure your special day is a truly unique and memorable experience.

Weddings at Howard Smith Wharves are catered for by our culinary team headed by David Finlayson, Director of Culinary and Grant Murray, HSW Events Executive Chef.

The team work to deliver inspired menus that support Queensland’s best growers and makers, whilst offering a tantalising and memorable food experience for you and your guests. Our menus are enhanced by the curated beverage packages, highlighting local winemakers and unique blends.

To make planning your wedding day at Howard Smith Wharves even simpler, the five-star Art Series hotel, The Fantauzzo located on-site offers stylish accommodation for you and your guests to celebrate, relax and enjoy the full extent of your magical day, all in one location.

Speak with our team today to start planning your big day.

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