The Star Brisbane has announced it is now welcoming bookings for its state-of-the-art Event Centre, slated to welcome its first guests from April 2024.
Located at the heart of Brisbane’s A$3.6 billion (US$2.3 billion) Queen’s Wharf precinct, the expansive 3,500m2 Event Centre is anchored by Brisbane’s largest hotel ballroom. The pillarless ballroom, designed by Hassell and taking inspiration from Queensland’s subtropical landscape, has the capacity to host up to 2,000 guests, and can be split into five separate serviceable ballroom spaces.
Kelvin Dodt, chief operating officer at The Star Brisbane, said the Event Centre will significantly bolster the region’s destination appeal ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Dodt said: “In designing this high-spec Event Centre, we’ve kept variety and flexibility front of mind, creating a series of transformational spaces to cater to events of all shapes and sizes. Whether you require a sit-down gala dinner for 1,400 guests, a 1,800-person cocktail soirée or a product launch, exhibition or tradeshow, the Event Centre at The Star Brisbane inspires big ideas and bold concepts and heralds a thrilling new era for events in Queensland.”
Event attendees will be greeted by a striking central glass atrium, and floor-to-ceiling windows which frame the Brisbane City skyline. There is also an outdoor terrace – which perfectly offers views across the city to the Story Bridge – for pre and post-event functions.
Six additional breakout rooms, a business centre and a conference secretariat round up the facilities. The Event Centre complements a range of unique event and entertainment spaces within The Star Brisbane and the broader 12-hectare Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct, including the signature showpiece Sky Deck, Brisbane’s verandah over the city.
Featuring a 250m rooftop runway of restaurants and bars floating 100m above the Brisbane River, Sky Deck will be where locals and visitors can meet and mingle, book private functions, or soak up 360-degree views.
The 12,000m2 open-air Leisure Deck also offers more event and entertainment opportunities and the equivalent of two football fields of mixed-use space. The Star Brisbane Event Centre will be serviced by four future luxury hotels including The Star’s signature five-star hotel, The Star Grand Brisbane, and connects via pedestrian link to Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.