Howard Smith Wharves Brisbane Event Photography

Located right underneath the historic Story Bridge, Howard Smith Wharves is a premium Brisbane venue that serves as a spectacular backdrop for some of the best event photographs we have ever had the privilege of doing.

Offering a magnificent vantage point over the Brisbane River, the Howard Smith Wharves have so much to offer in terms of functions, events and photographic opportunities. This historical site has been reborn for the new generation of event attendee and our Brisbane event photographers could NOT be happier to shoot there!

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About Howard Smith Wharves

What is NOT to love about this fantastic Brisbane venue?

The afore-mentioned location puts the Howard Smith Wharves streets ahead of competitors. There is ample, easily accessible parking available nearby as well as any number of accommodation hot spots. Matter of fact, you can stay right within the precinct itself, making it a perfect choice for visitors from interstate (or in Brisbane if you fancy a little staycation).

The venue caters for any sized events from 10 to up to around 1000, all bathed in natural light and perfect sunset views. It’s the venue of choice for the savvy event organiser and we just love to shoot there.

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Why Go Elsewhere?

The Howard Smith Wharves tout themselves as Brisbane’s newest entertainment and lifestyle destination. There is green space that sits delightfully against the water and gorgeous lighting perfect for that evening event.

Watch the night sky light up the city as beautiful twinkling lights from nearby skyscrapers cast pretty focal points in outdoor shots. Marvel at the green space that’s just perfect for lounging, schmoozing and partying the night away.

You can also visit (within the precinct) Felons Brewing Co, Mr Percival’s Overwater Bar, GRECA Greek Tavern, the ARC Dining and the ARC Dining and Wine Bar. There are two indoor event spaces and the Crystalbrook Vincent hotel. This truly is a venue that has everything!

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Howard Smith Wharves Venue Spaces


Steeped in distinctive character and intricate details, this historic wharf structure stands as a matchless event setting, offering stunning vistas of the city and Story Bridge.

The Rivershed stands out as one of Brisbane’s most sought-after and unique event locales, perfectly suited for elegant cocktail affairs and grand gala dinners.

Preserving exposed timber beams and authentic heritage elements, it boasts a riverfront deck that offers one of Brisbane’s finest panoramas. Featuring adaptable walls, the venue offers flexibility—choose to utilize the entire space or a section for intimate gatherings, each side equipped with its own interior bar.

Seated: 360
Standing: 595

Bougainvillea House

Bougainvillea House presents a panoramic wrap-around veranda boasting breathtaking views of the Story Bridge and city skyline. Drawing inspiration from Mediterranean summer getaways and Queensland’s laid-back lifestyle, this setting is perfect for intimate dinners and cocktail soirées.

This unique venue includes an indoor bar with direct access to the veranda, ideal for welcoming guests with arrival drinks and seamless service throughout your event. Positioned atop a gentle hill at the precinct’s eastern end, Bougainvillea House offers added exclusivity and an awe-inspiring elevated perspective.

Seated: 70
Standing: 150

Howard Smith Wharves Brisbane Event Photography FAQs

Is there parking at the venue?

There is on-site parking is available through Secure Parking. Unfortunately, the alternative car parking is at Secure Parking Emirates Car Park on Eagle Street (a 3 min walk along the river), Secure Parking Chinatown Car Park and Secure Parking 388 Brunswick Street Car Park.

Is the venue accessibility-friendly?

Yes. The venue is all on ground level with footpaths.

Does the venue have in house Audio Visual?

AV in Rivershed is provided by Scene Change, Howard Smith Wharves’ exclusive AV hire and production company offering video, audio, lighting, staging, IT and technical services for your event.

What accommodation options are nearby?

Event Photographer at Howard Smith Wharves

If you’re looking for a professional event photographer to cover your next event at Howard Smith Wharves then get in touch. We’ve covered numerous events at this stunning location.