Located on the Brisbane River in the heart of the CBD, Riverlife offers a stunning backdrop of city lights, moored yachts and the Botanic Gardens from a quite secluded location.

Riverlife has the perfect space for your event or function. From our indoor heritage-listed function room to our waterfront deck and sunset marquee, every one of our venues creates the perfect atmosphere with million-dollar views that will dazzle your guests.

Riverlife is a venue like no other, accommodating events from 20 guests up to 1000. Our open plan marquees allow you to add personal touches to transform them into the most spectacular events.

Riverlife’s team of dedicated event professionals believe in making memories and will be delighted to assist you to create and deliver a truly memorable event.

Take a look at our beautiful venues

Sunset Marquee

With the dramatic Kangaroo Point Cliff face on one side, and stunning river city views on the other, the Sunset Marquee is the perfect venue for large events. Spacious and fully enclosable, you can enjoy a spectacular sunset over the city while your event is bathed in golden twilight. Poised on a rustic sandstone plinth, this distinct venue awaits your grand occasion.

Capacity: 350 standing or 200 seated
This marquee is a wheelchair accessible venue

Riverfront Deck

The Riverfront Deck will simply dazzle your guests. Built out over the river, and fully embraced by the astonishing CBD views, you’ll feel like your on a private yacht. There is no better way to be right in the middle of the beauty that is Brisbane City. Give your event a very special atmosphere on the Riverfront Deck.

Capacity: 150 standing or 110 seated
The deck is a wheelchair accessible venue

City Lights Marquee

The beautiful, glittering lights of Brisbane city are almost yours alone with the City Lights Marquee. Featuring an uninterrupted view of the CBD and the river, you can indulge in Brisbane’s most exclusive location. Be awe-inspired as you celebrate your event with the shimmering river reflections adding just a touch of magic. If you require additional space, the marquee has an adaptable mezzanine that can be used.

Capacity: 150 standing or 100 seated
This marquee is a wheelchair accessible venue

Riverside Marquee

Enjoy all the spectacular views and magnificent atmosphere of the Riverside Marquee in a more intimate and enclosable space. With its own private jetty, the Riverside Marquee offers you a cosy venue with inspiring views enjoyed by the very few.

Capacity: 75 standing or 38 seated
This marquee is a wheelchair accessible venue

Cannon Room

The Cannon Room is a dynamic indoor function space, located on the second floor of the heritage-listed Naval Stores. Boasting classic exposed beams, carpeted interior and sprawling windows. This space offers a charming view of the Brisbane River and city skyline, within a private setting.

Capacity: 120 standing or 80 seated
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    Sunset Marquee

    With the dramatic Kangaroo Point Cliff face on one side, and stunning river city views on the other, the Sunset Marquee is the perfect venue for large events. Spacious and fully enclosable, you can enjoy a spectacular sunset over the city while your event is bathed in golden twilight. Poised on a rustic sandstone plinth, this distinct venue awaits your grand occasion.

    Capacity: 350 standing or 200 seated
    This marquee is a wheelchair accessible venue
  • Deck Event
    Riverfront Deck

    The Riverfront Deck will simply dazzle your guests. Built out over the river, and fully embraced by the astonishing CBD views, you’ll feel like your on a private yacht. There is no better way to be right in the middle of the beauty that is Brisbane City. Give your event a very special atmosphere on the Riverfront Deck.

    Capacity: 150 standing or 110 seated
    The deck is a wheelchair accessible venue
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    City Lights Marquee

    The beautiful, glittering lights of Brisbane city are almost yours alone with the City Lights Marquee. Featuring an uninterrupted view of the CBD and the river, you can indulge in Brisbane’s most exclusive location. Be awe-inspired as you celebrate your event with the shimmering river reflections adding just a touch of magic. If you require additional space, the marquee has an adaptable mezzanine that can be used.

    Capacity: 150 standing or 100 seated
    This marquee is a wheelchair accessible venue
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    Riverside Marquee

    Enjoy all the spectacular views and magnificent atmosphere of the Riverside Marquee in a more intimate and enclosable space. With its own private jetty, the Riverside Marquee offers you a cosy venue with inspiring views enjoyed by the very few.

    Capacity: 75 standing or 38 seated
    This marquee is a wheelchair accessible venue
  • Riverlife Function Venue
    Cannon Room

    The Cannon Room is a dynamic indoor function space, located on the second floor of the heritage-listed Naval Stores. Boasting classic exposed beams, carpeted interior and sprawling windows. This space offers a charming view of the Brisbane River and city skyline, within a private setting.

    Capacity: 120 standing or 80 seated

Function Packages

Choose from one of our carefully designed packages or tailor to suit your preferences. We offer 2 and 3 course menus, buffet as well as cocktail style menus. All of our menus are customisable and can be tailored to taste preferences as well as dietary needs.

Our packages allow for the BYO of beverages for the duration of your event. This allows you to choose the beverages you enjoy, just another way Riverlife can make your event extra special.

Please enquire now to request our packages, arrange a site visit or speak with one of our dedicated events managers.

  • Great venue. We planned our end of year event at Riverlife last December and it was fantastic! Staff were great, the owners were so lovely, everything was perfect. I wouldn’t hesitate to go there again for any type of event.

    Clarissa Jade
  • We just had a wedding/50th birthday party recently at Riverlife in the “City lights Marquee “. Excellent staff and atmosphere was just perfect and beautiful city colourful lights view! All of my guests enjoyed and they are still talking about it! It was a Fantastic party THANK YOU!!

    Jasmine and Pauline
  • The team at Riverlife were great to work with and extremely helpful in assisting us to plan our Wedding. We were so pleased that we found a venue where we could have both the Ceremony and Reception in a beautiful natural setting in the heart of Brisbane. We couldn’t think of a more perfect place in Brisbane for our wedding and would highly recommend Riverlife to anyone looking for a wedding or function venue to wow their guests.

    Ben and Holly Stokes
  • Our wedding at Riverlife was the happiest and most enjoyable day of our lives. Even despite the rainy weather, Riverlife were able to provide us with our beautiful dream outdoor wedding. From the moment we booked our special day a year in advance until the end of the wedding reception, Riverlife catered to our every need and request to ensure that we had the most perfect day. The venue, the people, the food, and everything in between were just amazing and we couldn’t have been more grateful or pleased.

    Amy and Brad
  • I wanted to take this moment to thank you for what was, one of the best nights of our lives! My guests have commented so highly on the quality of food, and everyone went home with full bellies – this is just what I was looking for in a cocktail party. Thank you to your team who I know work tirelessly in the hours leading up to our special event. I hope we all get the opportunity to work together again, and I cannot stop telling people about how amazing the night was. Thank you again for not only making the memory for Stephen and I, but also for sharing in the night that we will forever remember as one of the best.

    Kathleen and Stephen