A warm congratulations to the future bride and groom.

We are truly delighted to assist in conceptualising, planning and guiding your extraordinary day. Our passionate and dedicated functions team has specialist wedding knowledge, as well as a referral network of leading suppliers, to meet your every desire.

Whether it is an intimate, casual ceremony or a large-scale, formal reception, we are committed to making your wedding a perfect reflection of you.
We look forward to meeting you and ensuring your day is as exceptional and as stress-free as possible.

- The Schonell Events & Catering team.

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Ceremony Spaces

Natural Amphitheatre

The University of Queensland St Lucia campus will add an exquisite backdrop of traditional elegance to your day.

Host your wedding ceremony at one of Brisbane’s most stunning outdoor locations. With river frontage, lakes and iconic sandstone buildings, your wedding photographer will truly be spoilt for choice.

We offer flexibility to all couples and are dedicated to creating the wedding you envision. Choose from several stunning ceremony locations across the grounds.

Natural Amphitheatre  

Leafy and tranquil. The Natural Amphitheatre (pictured) overlooks the fountains and serenity of UQ Lakes, between large trees and natural flora. Beautiful photographic opportunities await every turn.

Capacity  250
Power access  Yes
Disabled access  Limited 

Alumni Court

Peaceful and intimate. The Alumni Court is tucked away amongst the historic, sandstone buildings of the Great Court.

Capacity  200
Power access  Yes
Disabled access  Yes

Ceremony Packages

All ceremony packages include:

  • 2-hour exclusive use of either the Natural Amphitheatre Ceremony Lawn or the Alumni Court
  • Full setup, styling & pack down of the ceremony site with your personal choice from our Ceremony Style Guide provided by the award-winning stylists at Beautiful Weddings
  • Unlimited access to the stunning UQ grounds for bridal photography
  • Reserved parking for 2 bridal cars
  • Personalised directional signage to ceremony location
  • Water refreshment station
  • Your own experienced wedding coordinator to assist with the planning of the ceremony & the smooth coordination of proceedings on the day
  • An experienced wedding ceremony attendant present to assist & receive guests

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Reception Spaces

You have the choice between two beautiful reception spaces on the historical grounds of the University of Queensland.

The Innes Room is a traditional reception venue, located on its own private floor overlooking the manicured grounds of the university. The space is elegantly finished with a stunning parquetry floor, floor to ceiling windows and expansive private balcony. The room features a private bar and kitchen with exclusive use of facilities on your wedding day. This is a truly flexible space with a simple, open design that will suit any event style and configuration. Set the mood with a personalised soundtrack using our PA system.

The Holt Room is ready to be transformed into your dream reception venue. It is the perfect space for those looking to host a large wedding without feeling cramped, with natural light and a private balcony making the room bright and airy.

Download the Weddings Reception Package


Innes Room


Venue hire 2,000
Cocktail 200 ppl
Banquet 140 ppl

Reception Catering

Self  Cater Your Wedding

Brisbane’s newest self catering wedding venue has arrived in the stunning University of Queensland grounds. With two flexible spaces you will have the opportunity to achieve the wedding of your dreams with a personal choice of licensed caterer, satisfying all your guests’ tastes.

Casual Catering Options

Looking for something a little more laid back? We can offer great casual yet delicious catering in our spaces, Red Room or anywhere on campus. With a selection of platters, morning and afternoon tea items and modern casual buffets you can create your dream wedding on a budget.

Talk to our friendly events team for a personalised quote.

Download the Wedding Reception Package