Top Brisbane Private Dining Venues to Host Your Guests

POSTED ON Sep 3, 2021

Best Brisbane Private Dining Rooms

If you are looking to host an intimate special dinner and want to wow your guests; Brisbane has a decent selection of private dining rooms to choose from. From unique and tastefully different to old world charm and sophistication, check out our top picks below.

*Please note that some of the room capacities may not be accurate due to COVID restrictions.

  1. Private Dining Room at Motorwagen
  2. Blackbird
  3. Ovolo The Valley
  4. The Parlour at The Inchcolm
  5. Cellar at Cloudland
  6. The Alliance Hotel
  7. The Drawing Room at Calile Hotel
  8. The Boardroom at Hillstone St Lucia
  9. VIP Room at Rydges Fortitude Valley
  10. The Garden Room at Paw Paw Cafe
  11. The Sylvia Jones Boardroom at Customs House

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1. Private Dining Room at Motorwagen

Contemporary Private Dining Venue in Brisbane CDB

Motorwagen specialise in functions and events, offering an attractive private dining room for special occasions and business meetings.

They are serious about their food and local produce – making everything in house. The European style room can seat up to 32 guests and comes equipped with full AV capabilities and sheer and blackout blinds.

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Brisbane City private dining

2. Private Dining Room Rooms at Blackbird


Known for its exquisite menu and private dining rooms, Blackbird is you destination for indulgence. With a choice of a few rooms, all with their own uniqueness and decadence, you really are spoilt for choice.

The Champagne Room can seat 12 guests on dark leather dining chairs, surrounded by an award winning wine cellar, whilst the equally impressive Cellar and Deco Rooms hold larger numbers and include screens for presentations.

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Executive lunch venue

3. Ovolo The Valley

Unique Private Dining & Meeting Rooms The Valley

Self-described as a whimsical oasis; Ovolo The Valley have outside the box private dining and meeting rooms. With ultra-modern, funky and fully equipped spaces, you can hold anything from creative meetings to executive luncheons and intimate dinner events.

Choose between their boardroom B.I.G which holds up to 10 people or The Games Room for up to 20 people. Quality and exotic menus are served by in-house restaurant ZA ZA TA centring in on the flavours of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

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Unique private dining

4. The Parlour at The Inchcolm by Ovolo

Elopement Dinners and Intimate Celebrations

The Parlour was the grand sitting room in this once private home – and now Brisbane’s favourite boutique hotel. Inspired by Art Deco Style, your guests will be impressed with the herringbone oak floors, floor to ceiling windows and Granite fireplace.

It’s the perfect private dining room to thank colleagues, impress associates or celebrate a special occasion with those that mean the most to you. The room can seat a maximum of 32 guests in a long table setting.

The Inchcolm also offers the sophisticated Foxtrot Room – a stylish boardroom/private dining room suited to smaller luncheons and dinners for up to 12 people.

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5. Cellar at Cloudland

Intimate Celebrations in Fortitude Valley

Cloudland in Fortitude Valley is full of surprises and this is one of them. With delicate silk furnishings, rustic leather clad seating and soft mood lighting, The Cellar is warm and inviting private space.

Ideal for an intimate wedding reception, private celebration or sit down business event, the room can seat up to 40 guests. The ‘sky of diamonds’ ceiling creates a sophisticated atmosphere full of old-world charm.

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Dinner event venue

6. The Alliance Hotel in Spring Hill

Two Private Dining Rooms for Meetings and Special Dinners

Located in Spring Hill, the charming Alliance Hotel offers two private function venues ideal for private dinner events.

The smallest of the two – The Headquarters has a sophisticated feel with natural light and AV capabilities. The room seats 16 guests and is a beautiful private dining room for offsite meetings, masterclasses and special dinners.

Inspired by the stylish apres-ski lounges of the Alps, The Chalet Bar can seat up to 25 guests for a private dinner. Designed with exposed brick and red walls, the space is cosy and unique. Including a private bar and in house sound system, it’s popular for family celebrations.

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7. The Drawing Room at The Calile Hotel

Dinners, Luncheons and Meetings

This Fortitude Valley 5-star hotel is one of Brisbane’s favourite destinations. So it’s no surprise that amongst their list of credentials, they are renowned for delivering flawless tailored functions.

Two drawing rooms are available with a capacity of 12 around one table. Adjacent to each other, the rooms can be combined, allowing up to 24 seated. The elegant tables, plasma TV screens, access to open terrace spaces and natural light make them ideal for private dining events and meetings.

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8. The Boardroom at Hillstone St Lucia

Private Dining with Outdoor Space

Hillstone St Lucia is a well sought after venue with its stunning location and backdrop. The function rooms are all classically styled with access to their own private terraces.

The boardroom is elegantly designed for long table private dinners, perfect for a small retreat or family celebration. With plenty of natural light and a private, undercover outdoor terrace, the space is inviting. The room includes a TV screen for presentations and slide shows, wheelchair access and private bathrooms.

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Brisbane boardroom dinners

9. VIP Room at Rydges Fortitude Valley

Classic Lounge Style

For a unique private-dining experience, check out the VIP Room at Rydges Fortitude Valley. The sophisticated lounge with a gentleman’s club feel will intrigue your guests with the antiques, old books and sporting legends that line the room.

Furnished with chesterfield armchairs and pull back curtains, the VIP room benefits from tailored packages and flexible room configurations. The space can accommodate one long dining table for up to 15 guests or a banquet style dinner for up to 30 guests.

Please note that Rydges Fortitude Valley is temporarily closed

Unique private dining room

10. Garden Room at Paw Paw Cafe

Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan

This Bali-chic function room at Paw Paw cafe in Woolongabba is a beautifully styled visual delight. It’s a gem of a spot especially if you are into fresh Southeast Asian cuisine. Their catering options include Thai buffets, banquets and platters. They also specialise in gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Let them know what you want, and they will tailor a food and drink package to suit your occasion.

There is no room hire fee for this gorgeous private space; simply a minimum spend on food and drink. It perfectly suits seated events of between 20 and 40 guests

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Vegetarian private dining venue

11. The Sylvia Jones Boardroom at Customs House

Heritage Elegance at Customs House

This elegant boardroom and private dining venue features crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, an 1880’s heritage cedar table and artwork from the UQ Art Museum.

Located on the Mezzanine level at Customs House can seat a maximum of 24 guests in a banquet style and also suits a formal long table set up. With fine crystal, silverware and napery, the room offers an exquisite private dining experience.

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For more great venues in and around the Brisbane area, head over to our helpful search function on the venues Brisbane QLD page. You’ll find it really easy to find a close matching venue for your event needs, whatever the occasion.