Being described as Australia’s ‘new world city’, Brisbane is sure having a moment. Not only known for its ‘beautiful one day, perfect the next’ weather, but for what it has to offer those visiting.

Fortunately for us who do live here, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, culture, nightlife and the great outdoors on offer.

There’s never been a better time to host an event in Brisbane, with an array of new and revamped venue options ranging from dedicated event spaces to new hotels and award-winning restaurants.

From the recently opened $100 million The Fantauzzo Hotel, with some of the best views of the Brisbane River, to the picture perfect The Calile Hotel on trendy James Street in New Farm and the new $200 million The Westin Brisbane, the bar keeps being raised.

The Howard Smith Wharves (HSW) precinct has been a game changer for Brisbane’s event scene. The $200 million waterfront development has transformed an underutilised waterfront location into a Brisbane institution. HSW offers restaurants, bars, a brewery and dedicated event spaces for large events or more intimate gatherings.

Brisbane is also home to the heritage listed Brisbane Showgrounds and state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre, and the popular Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in the heart of Southbank.

If it’s something smaller, The Grove in Brisbane’s CBD is the perfect place to host a small conference or networking event and is sure to impress your guests. It’s situated on the 32nd floor at 480 Queen Street and has sweeping views of the Brisbane River and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for a venue for an intimate cocktail event, dinner under the stars or a large space for a multi day conference, the experts at Firefly Events will ensure your next Brisbane event is one to remember.