A warm congratulations to the happy couple.

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 Catering & Events 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.

If you are UQ Alumni or staff, you can host your wedding ceremony at one of Brisbane’s most scenic outdoor locations. With river frontage, lakes, picture perfect greenery and iconic sandstone buildings, you’ll have the perfect backdrop to capture your special day. We offer flexibility are dedicated to creating the wedding you envision.

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

We're here to ensure that your perfect day runs smoothly and is what you envisioned. That's why we offer a a variety of ceremony packages to help take the stress out of planning your wedding day. All our ceremony packages include:

  • 2-hour exclusive use of either the Natural Amphitheatre Ceremony Lawn or Alumni Court
  • Full set-up, styling & pack down of the ceremony site
  • Unlimited access to the UQ grounds for bridal photography
  • Reserved parking for 2 bridal cars
  • Personalised directional signage to the ceremony location
  • Water refreshment station
  • Your own experienced wedding coordinator to assist with the planning and coordination of proceedings on the day
  • An experienced wedding ceremony attendant present to assist & receive guests

Download the Ceremony Packages 

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. 

Innes Room

  • Parquetry floor
  • Private bar & kitchen
  • floor to ceiling windows
  • Expansive private balcony with Brisbane City views
  • Ideal for formal dining and cocktail events
  • Ideal for medium to large sized corporate events, conferences, workshops or training sessions

Reception Catering

Reception Packages

Our Wedding Reception Package offers you choice at an affordable price without compromising on the quality. Choose from a 3-course reception package or buffet option. We can also create a bespoke package to better suit your needs, please contact us for more information.

Download the Reception Package

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.