Howard Smith Wharves (HSW), located in the heart of Brisbane right under the Story Bridge, are wharves originally constructed in the 1930s as a project by the Queensland Government to provide relief work during the depression years.
In 2017 work began on transforming the heritage listed 3.4 hectare site into the precinct that it is today – featuring an Art Series Hotel – the Fantauzzo, event spaces including overwater bars and rooftop terraces, as well its own craft brewery, Felons Brewing Co.
One of the most critical components to any event is the food and drink. HSW Director of Culinary, David Finlayson has some serious street cred in Australia for working with restaurants including Melbourne’s Chin Chin and Kisume.
Menus featuring produce sourced from Queensland’s best growers and makers are in keeping with the ‘fresh and local’ theme, and you can also take advantage of HSW’s on-site coffee roasters and their brewery, Felons Brewing Co.
HSW are also in the process of developing a permaculture program to cultivate organic produce on site, for use in their menus.
The luxury on site Art Series Hotel The Fantauzzo, is named after award winning Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, renowned for his skill in portraiture. The six-storey 166-suite hotel features original artworks by Fantauzzo throughout. The hotel will also have complimentary art tours, multiple restaurants and a rooftop pool and bar with views of the river.
Great location – tick, luxury hotel – tick, delicious food – tick….but what about the event spaces?
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The largest of the HSW venues is Howard’s Hall.
East Lawn, one of three lawn spaces at HSW, enables your guests to kick off their shoes and enjoy Australia’s weather.
The heritage listed Rivershed is one of four original wharf buildings at HSW, now rejuvenated.
HSW has four houses available for venue hire. The first to open and the largest of the four is Bougainvillea House.
Contact Sally Pulford – Director of Sales
+61 419 202 208