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Elegant Wedding Reception Brisbane

Imagine stunning waterfront views at sunset with canapés and cocktails, enjoying five-star cuisine and encircled by Brisbane’s dazzling city lights. The perfect reception venue for your perfect day, Moda Events Portside is an award-winning Brisbane wedding reception venue.

Experience the elegance, romance and luxury with a magical reception, tailored just for you.

Experience the romance

Elegance, charm and breathtaking views

Award-Winning River Wedding Reception Venue Brisbane

Set along the Brisbane River waterfront, Moda Events Portside is the essence of luxury. One of the best wedding reception venues Brisbane has to offer, our beautiful space gives access to stunning modern décor, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sweeping, panoramic views of the river and city skyline – creating a picture perfect backdrop for your moments of celebration. Boasting exquisite cuisine and polished service, our venue’s relaxed elegance makes an ideal setting for your blissful moments surrounded by friends and family.

Whether you’re dreaming of an upscale, waterfront cocktail wedding reception in Brisbane or a banquet featuring the finest gourmet cuisine, our expert team will create the perfect, elegant backdrop for your reception. Our spacious venue easily caters for wedding receptions from 20 to 400 seated guests up to 800 cocktail guests. With our luxury views and contemporary interior design, we create a sophisticated ambience that few Brisbane wedding reception venues can match.

Simplicity and convenience

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Your wedding day will be scattered with special, joyful moments. Crafting the perfect wedding reception Brisbane moment, and all of the special moments throughout the day, takes skilful planning. That’s where our team of talented event planners come in: to seamlessly and invisibly manage all the intricate details of your reception so you can focus your attention on sharing your day with the people you love.

From our passionate events team to our caring wait staff to our devoted network of partners, we are well-equipped to create the perfect wedding reception for you. Upon booking with us, you will have access to your very own dedicated wedding coordinator who will help bring your wedding reception ideas to life. Moda Events Portside partners with some of Queensland’s top wedding creatives — including photographers, cake makers, DJs and more — to deliver a magical experience that will last a lifetime.

Inspire your dream wedding

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Consult with our expert event planners or explore our blog to discover amazing advice to incorporate into your own wedding reception. We have plenty of wonderful, Pinterest-ready ideas to make your reception fun and memorable.




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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does your wedding reception package include?

    Whether you’re dreaming of a casual cocktail reception or an intimate fine dining event, Moda Events Portside has an all-inclusive package for you.

    Our wedding reception Brisbane packages include the following:

    • Wedding reception venue Brisbane hire for the duration of your beverage package (with the option to extend at additional charges)
    • Private balcony with spectacular river and city views for your guests
    • Private area for the bridal party to refresh whilst enjoying canapés & bubbles before joining the reception
    • Dance floor area
    • Tables set with crisp white linen, white napkins, premium cutlery and glassware
    • Premium centerpiece in your choice—not included in all packages.
    • Mirrored centerpiece base and tea light votive on each guest table
    • Skirted bridal table, gift table and cake table with cake knife
    • White Tiffany chairs with white cushions (not included in all packages)
    • Printed seating allocation displayed for your guests
    • Personalised directional signage
    • Personalised menus on each guest table
    • Lectern and microphone
    • Use of our ceiling mounted data projector
    • Themed in-house lighting
    • In-house audio visual
    • Wheelchair-friendly venue with 350 undercover car parks with additional overflow and street parking

    You will benefit from the talents of:

    • An in-house Coordinator to help you organise the wedding reception and ensure everything runs smoothly during the event
    • An experienced Food and Beverage Manager dedicated to your wedding reception
  • How many guests can your wedding reception venues accommodate?

    Whether you would like a sit-down banquet or a cocktail wedding, we can help you design your ideal wedding reception. Ultimately, the capacity depends on the style of wedding reception you seek.

    For a cocktail wedding reception Brisbane:

    • Our Viewing Room offers space for 200 guests
    • Our Riverview Room accommodates 400 guests
    • With exclusive venue use, we can cater for up to 800 guests

    For a sit-down  wedding reception Brisbane:

    • Our Viewing Room can seat up to 70 guests
    • Our Riverview Room can cater for up to 270 guests
    • Exclusive venue use allows us to seat up to 400 guests
  • Can I bring my own catering?

    You can only bring your wedding cake. We provide full catering through our fully-equipped, professional on-site kitchen. Our high-quality catering ensures you and your guests will enjoy gourmet cuisine crafted by expert chefs.

  • What do you provide in terms of catering and beverage package options?

    For a seated Brisbane wedding reception, we offer a range of dining packages, including Riverside, Portside, Prestige and Banquet dining — all designed using fresh, seasonal ingredients by our talented chefs.

    For a cocktail wedding reception, we provide Portside Cocktail and Prestige Cocktail package options. These may include platters, tapas, canapés, cocktail dishes, and your wedding cake served as finger slices.

    We have a variety of premium customisable beverage packages available, including wine, beer, cider, and bottled spirits. Your beverage package duration can be extended at $10.00 per person, per hour after your initial 5 hour period.

  • Do you cater for those with special dietary requirements?

    Yes, we cater for your guests with special dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

  • Do you offer menu tastings?

    Yes, we offer menu tastings to help you decide which food you would like to serve at your wedding reception. If you would like to sample from our extraordinary gourmet menu, please request your event coordinator to set up a menu tasting.

  • Are there any styling packages to choose from? Are there any décor or styling restrictions?

    Yes, we offer a variety of styling choices available for centrepieces, chairs, linen and lighting for the wedding reception.

    If you would like to add unique furniture, centrepieces, linens or backdrop designs, please speak to your event coordinator about setting up a meeting to talk through your options. We can arrange whatever you require through our in-house stylist. Our venue is a versatile space that can be tailored for all themes.


  • Are we able to bring our own decorations, band or DJ?

    Yes, we can provide a list of our preferred suppliers or you can organise your own styling and entertainment.

  • What are my options for entertainment?

    Optional services we offer through our preferred suppliers include:

    • Your very own photo booth for your guests, complete with creative props
    • Fireworks
    • Staging
    • DJ services
    • A professional photographer to capture fun and special moments at your reception with your guests
  • What is your payment and cancellation policy?

    Progressive payment of 50% of the estimated expenditure will be issued prior to your event. Final numbers must be provided a minimum of 10 business days prior to your event. Your final invoice will be issued at this time and must be paid a minimum of 3 business days prior to your event.

  • Do you have wheelchair access?

    Our wedding reception Brisbane venue has wheelchair access via a lift. Disabled bathrooms are also available.

  • Can we smoke on the balcony?

    Since we are a non-smoking venue, you can only smoke outside on the ground floor.

  • Is parking available at the wedding venue?

    Yes, we offer ample parking with 350 undercover car parks and street parking nearby. All Moda guests receive 4 hours complimentary with reduced rates afterward.

  • Do you provide accommodation?

    Moda Events is a partnered with Alcyone Hotel Residences. Simply inform guests to let Alcyone Hotel know they are attending a wedding at Moda Events Portside to receive a discount rate.

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