With the extensive A$215 million restoration in its final stages, the venue management and catering team from EPICURE were thrilled to be able to reveal details of the impressive new function spaces at the heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall during a press conference held at AIME in Melbourne.
Striking a fine balance between a modern building that can serve the city and the people of the city whilst maintaining the heritage aspects, this iconic venue will ooze style and grace when it officially re-opens this April to coincide with its 83rd anniversary.
With sweeping marble staircases, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and mosaic-tiled floors, function facilities have been significantly enhanced to add additional features and services so that the building can be used well into the future.
EPICURE will be managing all of the functions and events held at the Brisbane City Hall and the adjacent 3,000 square metre King George Square and will offer guests the unique blend of seasonal, contemporary food and exceptional service that they are renowned for.
“They don’t build unique spaces like this any more,” says Mark Kendall, EPICURE Venue Manager, Brisbane City Hall. “This restoration has meant a significant and comprehensive upgrade of the event and meeting spaces at Brisbane City Hall, whilst maintaining all of the charm of the building’s significant heritage. The new spaces also mean that event organisers will be able to capitalise on the fantastic central location, making light work of logistics.”
Twelve carefully restored and redesigned indoor function rooms with state-of-the-art audio- visual and information technology facilities will be capable of hosting 20 to 2,000 guests and will be available for hire for events such as business meetings, gala’s, awards dinners, school formals and speech nights, weddings, exhibitions and concerts. And, for the first time, there will be a brand new commercial kitchen that will cater for the thousands of events to be held in the building which will be run by EPICURE’S Executive Chef Russell Armstrong.
In addition to the function rooms, King George Square is an ideal outdoor venue adjacent to Brisbane City Hall offering full catering and outdoor beverage services.
ABOUT BRISBANE CITY HALL
Built in the 1920s, located in the heart of the Brisbane Central Business District on King George Square, Brisbane City Hall is a symbol of civic pride, one of Brisbane’s greatest icons and the home of elegance and grandeur.
Reopening in April 2013 after a 3-year, A$215m restoration program, Brisbane City Hall will once again take its place as the ultimate venue for gala dinners and balls, luncheons, Civic events, conference, wedding ceremonies and receptions.