Schonell Catering & Events is owned and operated by the University of Queensland Union (UQU). We are an independent non-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds help foster a more vibrant campus life for UQ students.

Schonell Catering & Events has provided outstanding catering and venue services to UQ staff, students and the wider Brisbane community for more than 20 years.

Our new menu offers a diverse range of casual, cocktail and formal dining options. Our staff have decades of combined catering expertise, and pride themselves on combining delicious cuisine with premium customer service and competitive prices.

As well as catering, we can provide the ideal venue for your event, plus services available for styling, equipment hire, staffing, security and entertainment. We also offer customised events tailored to your needs.


Set amongst spectacular gardens & picturesque sandstone buildings, the University of Queensland in St Lucia provides an elegant, all-inclusive setting for your next event.

With river frontage, lakes & iconic sandstone buildings the historic campus surroundings include stunning ceremony locations & private rooms complete with balcony views.

Only a ten minute drive & 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, the University of Queensland, St Lucia has eleven direct bus routes and is just two City Cat stops from the city centre. Our central location means that the venue is easily accessible for guests staying in the city or travelling from south of the Brisbane River.


What We Do


Schonell Catering & Events aim to be sustainable in our business practices. We are proud to be a member of the UQ Unwrapped program and are committed to reducing plastic on campus.

We use reusable serveware and all our disposable packaging is biodegradable or compostable.