Event Photography at Hilton Brisbane

Aug 12, 2020Brisbane Events, Conference, Event Photography, Venue, What's Hot

About the Venue

The location of this 5 star hotel puts you right in the heart of the city, allowing you to explore all that Brisbane has to offer without venturing beyond the top attractions. Australian cuisine, award-winning hotel services and a wide range of entertainment options for all ages.

Hilton Brisbane Event Photographer

With a high-profile location the Hilton Brisbane hosts a number of special events, including the Brisbane International Film Festival, the Australian Film Institute and the Queensland Film and Television Festival. The hotel is ideal for a variety of entertainment events, including film screenings, concerts, film festivals and other events

The Hilton Brisbane has ballrooms with computerised lighting, tech-enabled boardrooms and can also meeting rooms. The venue also has flexible venue spaces including the indoor-outdoor pool terrace with naturally lit function suites. Although the view is somewhat obstructed, it is still an amazing feature, the view of the city and its skyline from the hotel’s rooftop terrace is particularly fascinating.

Hilton Brisbane event space

Also popular for weddings, Hilton Brisbane boasts to be the the largest hotel conference venue in Brisbane Central Business District.

The Grand Ballroom measures 30m x 25m when fully open and can be split into 3 ballroom spaces. This ballroom space can hold 470 guests in a banquet setting or up to 1000 guests in a reception style. As you enter the ballroom shown on the floorplan as the ante rooms, you’ll notice the large round pillars and low ceiling height – however this jumps to 6 metres.

In The Area

Located in the heart of the city, the Hilton Brisbane is located in one of Brisbane’s most popular tourist areas, with an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels, and within walking distance of many of Queensland’s major tourist attractions, it is the perfect place to explore the main attractions and discover all that Brisbane has to offer. 

Event photography in Hilton Brisbane

We’ve already written about our experience at Sofitel Brisbane and compared to the Hilton Brisbane – these two hotels are very similar. The Queen Street Mall can be reached by a lift to the mall itself from the Hilton Hotel, whereas it is just a short walk from the Sofitel Brisbane.

The casino is just 2 blocks to the left of the entrance, Brisbane Botanical Gardens is 3 blocks walk from the hotel and Southbank Parklands is a short trip across the Brisbane River.

Essential Information

Where is the Hilton Brisbane?

The street address is 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane. City QLD 4000

As the Hilton Brisbane is on level 5 of the hotel, events held at the Hilton Brisbane are wrapped up by midnight and noise is monitored by event staff. At the time of writing, there are no other noise restrictions.

Contact Hilton Brisbane for latest pricing and inclusions as packages vary on your catering, beverage package options and event date.

Conference Package – $7 per person per day
– Room Hire
– Arrival tea and coffee
– Morning tea and Coffee with Snacks
– Conference Lunch
– Pads, Pens, Mints and Iced Water

Hilton Brisbane has a number of meeting rooms and a large ballroom which can be split into to 3 ballrooms.

Here are the seated capacities of each event space:
Grandball Ballroom | Room Size: 895m² | Reception: 1000 | Theatre: 800
Redland/Lockyer/Moreton | Room Size: 327m² | Reception: 180| Theatre: 180
Queen’s Ballroom | Room Size: 326m² | Reception: 280 | Theatre: 150

Please note that the capacity displayed does not factor in a CovidSafe practice or social distancing rules.

Events at Hilton Brisbane

The venue hosts a variety of events from weddings and multi day conferences however we found this venue to be very popular with Awards Nights. The foyer and it’s grand staircase makes a great location for pre-dinner drinks while the ballroom is a perfect setting for a formal event.

Events we’ve covered at the Hilton Brisbane:

  • Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
  • MFAA Excellence Awards
  • Cardno Mid-Year Event
  • Elders QLD Awards
  • Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Christmas Breakfast

Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Christmas Breakfast

Venue Review

The Hilton Brisbane has been a popular venue for smaller events but also for events during the evening as there is limited natural light coming into the event space.

As a event space, Hilton Brisbane is hard to fault.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • The AV desk is usually tucked to stage left in the back corner and not hidden from guests.
  • The high ceilings were updated to interactive dynamic lighting and can match your room’s theming.
  • Access from the secure parking next door to the venue space is easily accessible – handy when we have to carry a lot of gear with us.
  • The staircase is a nice option for group photos.

The party doesn’t have to end at midnight as you’re right in the middle of the CBD there are plenty of bars and nightclubs you can visit to dance the night away.

Photographer’s Review

Located in the heart of Brisbane CBD, it’s no wonder the Hilton Hotel is a popular space for corporate and private events. With a grand spiral red staircase and large ballroom, event photography at Hilton Brisbane allows for our professional photographers some creative options to work with.

Cardno Mid-Year Event

When we were booked for event photography at Hilton Brisbane we were so excited and ready to take incredible event photos. Our brief from the client was to capture their awards night and our casual event photography style was exactly what they needed. What we hadn’t realised was how much of an effort the client had made to theme the room using event stylists Coastal Productions, and the extra effort guests made to dress up in theme – which makes our job so much easier!

As with most events we start capturing the room setup as a whole but as the room was still being prepared we had to start with the smaller details at the tables. In order to capture the lovely room setup we had to ask the wait staff to set aside for a minute and we made sure we didn’t take too much time as they were still preparing the room.

Mid Year Event Hilton Brisbane

Whilst we were photographing the event the sound and lighting guys went a little too crazy with the smoke machine, but luckily for the client and our experienced event photographer, there was an understanding that perhaps turning down the smoke machine especially during the awards presentation was a good idea. This was a critical decision to ensure the client received the absolute best event photographs possible.

We love the Hilton Brisbane for it’s staircase in the foyer which allows us to get groups of people together. There is also space to put a media wall outside of the main ballroom for those formal award winners. For awards nights and presentations we highly recommend the Hilton Brisbane as event photographers due to it’s low stage height.

Brisbane event photographer for Hilton Brisbane


Is there parking at the venue?

Valet parking is available from the entrance of the hotel on Elizabeth Street.
The Wintergarden Car Park which is next door to the Hilton Brisbane and the entry is directly before it. Being a one way street, if you miss the entrance ramp it requires a loop around the Brisbane CBD. If it’s your first time here you should familiarise yourself with the car park entry ramp using Google Maps.

Is the venue accessibility-friendly?

Yes. Access to all levels of the hotel are available via lifts.

Does the venue have in house Audio Visual?

The in-house AV team is handled by Encore, Australia’s leading event services company. Encore is known for turning events into extraordinary experiences and is pleased to be a partner of Hilton Brisbane.

What accommodation options are nearby?

Novotel Brisbane
Sofitel Brisbane
W Brisbane
Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Next Hotel Brisbane
Capri By Fraser
The Westin Brisbane
Brisbane Mattiott Hotel
Treasury Casino and Hotel
Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Need a Brisbane photographer?

For nearly two decades, Event Photos Australia have covered a number of high profile events across Brisbane, a number of those events at Hilton Brisbane. So get in touch if you need a Brisbane event photographer for your next function.

Get in Touch With The Venue

Did you know that popular Brisbane event venues book out well in advance?

To avoid disappointment, use the following form to lodge an availability and pricing request and we will deliver it directly to the venue manager.

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