Brisbane always looks stunning at night, which makes it’s easier to take gorgeous wedding photographs when Brisbane city is the backdrop.
But there’s a new venue in town called the Sky Room & Terrace and I had the honour of photographing a wedding there recently. This space has a breathtaking rooftop view across South Bank and Brisbane city, and I just had to tell you about it in my blog this week.
The new kid in town
The Sky Room & Terrace is a gala venue located in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in South Bank.
It’s a lovely room with a huge, private terrace that the talented people at BCEC can help you dress up any way you can imagine. They will work with you on the theming, so you can have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
That’s the real draw of this wedding venue. Well, that and the view! You can see for yourself in this 360-degree video of the space.
Ceremony and reception
This space holds 80 to 150 people in banquet style and 300 for cocktails.
We used the private terrace for the ceremony and sunset cocktails. Then the Sky Room hosted the reception, which looked magical. We took in the amazing city views out the floor-to-ceiling windows with South Bank’s Wheel of Brisbane right outside.
The BCEC does glamour well. They organised everything – table settings, lighting, dance floor and terrace bar. The organisers are very open to your ideas. I heard that one couple even had a photo booth on the terrace!
They can provide a red carpet for your arrival and a private lounge for the wedding party to relax in (subject to availability).
And whether you prefer a formal or casual reception, they provide a large number of choices for your menu. You won’t know what to pick! But, no matter what you decide on, every morsel will be delicious because it’ll be created by BCEC’s award-winning chefs.
Apart from the ceremony and reception shots, you’ll probably need to go offsite to get interesting photographs. But you’ll find plenty of options outside.
At the recent wedding I photographed there, we got creative and headed down to Fish Lane to take location photos against the graffiti backdrop. Then we walked along the river, which also got us some great shots.
Parking and accommodation
As Brissie locals already know, South Bank is basically the city, so this venue is easy to find and easy to get to via public transport (though BCEC does offer discounted parking for guests in its wedding package).
Your guests will have no problem finding accommodation if they decide to stay in town. They’ll actually be spoilt for choice.
If you’re considering a city venue for your wedding, definitely put this one on the list to check out.
While we’re talking about the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, it’s worth mentioning that the annual wedding expo is on again in July.
I’m excited because I’ve been a vendor at the event for 7 years and, like everyone. I can’t wait to get out and meet lots of people again!
Tickets are free, though you can upgrade to a VIP ticket to get a great bag of goodies from suppliers.
Nothing short of lockdown will stop this day going ahead, so I hope to see you there!
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