Events at Customs House

Multi Award Winning Function Venue in Brisbane

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.

Event Sales Coordinators

Mrs. Bec Malloch
Event Sales Manager
+61 7 3365 8912

Ms. Veronica McDowell
Event Sales Coordinator
+61 7 3365 8908

Ms. Danielle Wood
Event Sales Coordinator
+61 7 3365 8903

Ms. Nicola Arratoon
Event Sales Coordinator
+61 7 3365 8925

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.

The Long Room

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: 130 guests
  • Theatre: 200 guests

The River Room

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: 96 guests
  • Theatre: 150 guests

The River Terrace

The River Terrace is one of Brisbane’s premier outdoor function venues for cocktail parties that can be configured to cater for a range of private functions and events. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks with your Long Room dinner function or offered in conjunction when booking the River Room. Entertain your guests by the river with the picturesque backdrop of Brisbane’s Story Bridge and the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

The Reid Room

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

The Sylvia Jones Boardroom

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

The Charitable Trusts Room

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

Download Our Event Packages

All inclusive event packages are available to download using the button below. Alternatively our event coordinators can organise a quote to suit your specific event requirements and our award winning kitchen team will be happy to tailor a menu to impress your guests.

Enquire Now

To enquire about hosting your next event at Customs House, please complete the enquiry form and one of our staff will respond to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, contact our function coordinators directly using the details listed at the top of the page.

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