Two new bespoke event spaces have opened at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane, with two more to follow at the end of March.
The Houses event spaces – Bougainvillea, Greenhouse, Citrus and Wisteria – open out on to the lawns of Howard Smith Wharves.
“We have created a collection of unique and intimate spaces, with our vision being to evoke the feeling of a beautiful home rather than a typical function space, each with its own story,” said Samantha Leigh, co-founder of Fellow Interiors, who were behind the design.
The largest of The Houses, Bougainvillea can host events of up to 200 people, and features a wrap-around veranda with views overlooking the Story Bridge and city skyline.
Greenhouse is nestled in the heart of Howard Smith Wharves’ gardens, offering an inner city escape for guests. Overlooking the precinct’s Olive Grove, Greenhouse can host events of up to 125 people, and opens onto a veranda, creating an alfresco dining or breakout area.
Opening in late March are the final two houses: Citrus and Wisteria. Smaller than Bougainvillea and Greenhouse, Citrus and Wisteria are perfect venues for small meetings and gatherings.
Scott Bayne, general manager of Events at Howard Smith Wharves, said the opening of The Houses means there is a venue for everyone at the precinct.
“We have Howard’s Hall and The Rivershed which are great for larger events, but The Houses are a unique offering in the Brisbane event scene for smaller-scale events,” he said.
Howard Smith Wharves also provides catering for events held in The Houses.