Howard Smith Wharves: Brisbane’s ultimate riverfront destination for memorable events

Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s game changing entertainment, dining and tourism destination, reactivating 3.4 hectares of Brisbane’s historic riverside underneath the iconic Story Bridge.

Originally constructed in the 1930s, the Howard Smith Wharves were a project to provide locals with relief work during the depression. Largely abandoned since the 1960s, these astonishing spaces are now heritage listed and have been restored to their former glory for locals and visitors to enjoy.

HSW is home to Felons Brewing Co., Arc Dining, Stanley, Greca, Ciao Papi, Yoko, Mr Percival’s overwater bar, abundant green spaces and picnic areas, two large, riverfront indoor event spaces with boutique event spaces for smaller events, and a luxury 5-star Art Series Hotel – The Fantauzzo. The focus at Howard Smith Wharves is overwhelmingly on generating spaces for locally made food and beverages to thrive. At HSW, visitors can dine at unique restaurants with both rising stars and acclaimed chefs at their helm, or sample fresh, locally roasted coffee and Brisbane brewed beer at Felons Brewing Co.

Events at Howard Smith Wharves follow the same philosophy, delivering inspired menus supporting Queensland’s best growers and makers, offering a tantalising food experience underpinned with an ethos of sophisticated simplicity delivered on a large scale. Warm and rich in character, Howard Smith Wharves offers a memorable and personalised event experience like no other.

With dazzling views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane City skyline, on-site parking, five-star accommodation and an impressive portfolio of event spaces to choose from, Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s ultimate riverfront destination for every kind of corporate event.

The precinct features an array of indoor event spaces and unrivalled options for alfresco events including intimate private venues nestled amongst the cliffs, providing a city escape for delegates and guests. Whether you’re planning a conference, trade show, meeting, gala dinner, intimate cocktail function or social event; the list is endless.

The team at Howard Smith Wharves have a passion for creating memorable, out-of-the box experiences, so that every event is special. Treat your guests to panoramic riverfront views, mouth-watering, seasonal menus and experiences that will keep them talking for months to come.