Community drives design at new event spaces The Rivershed and The Houses
Former heritage wharf building The Rivershed offers a flexible space with capacity for 480 seated guests and 630 standing. The venue can be broken into two smaller spaces, Rivershed East and Rivershed West, to host events simultaneously.
Four boutique venues known as The Houses will also be on offer from February 2019 for smaller events. Each of The Houses features distinct characteristics, such as the Citrus House, ideal for private dinners or boardroom meetings, and the Bougainvillea House with river and city views and a wrap-around veranda.
Howard Smith Wharves general manager of events Scott Bayne says Brisbane’s strong sense of community shaped the design of the new spaces.
“It was therefore essential for us to create welcoming, ownable spaces within the precinct that could be constantly transformed for any event size or type, be it runway shows or gala dinners, product launches or weddings,” he said.
“Crafting a place that accommodates those various needs, while still feeling bespoke, classic-contemporary and personable, isn’t easy, which is why we partnered with Fellow Interiors.”
The new spaces will complement Howard’s Hall, a 1100-square-metre venue with a capacity for 1200 in cocktail style, that is slated to open next month.