Adding a touch of theatre to any event is a simple way to stand out from the crowd.

Brisbane Powerhouse is the perfect backdrop for an End of Financial Year (EOFY) party that will steal the show with multiple function spaces and waterfront location. In part two of our three part EOFY party blogs (click for part one), we reveal our winning formula for taking the stress out of planning your EOFY event.

Whether you’re looking for stylish canapes with review views, an on trend marquee high tea experience or the ‘tastes of New York’ in a grungy, urban graffiti room, Wine & Dine’m Catering and Brisbane Powerhouse will work in close collaboration with you to create an experience to remember.

WATERFRONT ROOFTOP

Raise the roof and party like it’s 1999 this tax time at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Rooftop Terrace. The Rooftop Terrace is one of our favourite spaces, with its breathtaking waterfront views of The Brisbane River and capacity for up to 150 pax. This space is ideal for hosting canape style functions. It features a comfortable indoor room with large windows and graffiti sprayed brick walls and an outdoor covered balcony that is perfect for mingling.

Start your event with a bang and order our custom firework canape display. Pops of white mushroom, saffron rice and orange jam are placed in the sides of the display before fireworks are lit atop this showstopping presentation. Cool down afterwards with our prawn cocktail, avocado, mango gel with thousand island sauce or our tuna green, smoked green tomato sambal, green olive crisp. There is something for everyone’s tastes available on our canape menu.

The Rooftop Terrace is an exceptional space on it’s own but can easily be transformed to suit your theme or brand. Get your guests on the dance floor with Onstage Entertainment’s musical database of talent and for those who party until they drop, Valiant Hire have a range of plush couches and seating perfect for recharging. To complete the party, amp up the style with AVIdeas inventory of lighting fixtures and styling.

URBAN GRUNGE

It’s hard not to feel like you are walking through the streets of Downtown New York when you enter the Turbine Platform. This open space features worn graffiti brick walls and industrial styling that perfectly capture the creative essence of Brisbane Powerhouse. The space can accommodate up to 175 pax in a cocktail setting and can be curtained off for exclusive use.

Lean into a New York inspired theme with our Build Your Own Burger Bar with additional station styling. Pick your choice of two of the following proteins: traditional firewurst brat with red cabbage; ground beef patty, gherkin relish and cheese; chilli lime chicken thigh or satay honey tofu steaks. Or if you would like something more bespoke, talk to our team about arranging a custom menu with the full New York flavours.

For an outside the box experience, host a graffiti art workshop with the team from Banana Life. It’s team building with a twist – click and spray! Learn the skills of graffiti art before working in small groups to create a masterpiece to rival Banksy.

GARDEN STYLE MARQUEE

For an entirely bonkers celebration, dine like a Mad Hatter in an Alice & Wonderland inspired garden marquee on the Performance Lawn. Hire Republic have all your event hire needs to bring this eccentric celebration to life including clear marqueescurved trestle tablesflexiwire chairs and velvet lounges. Sip on champagne before sitting down to a high tea experience with the Wine & Dine’m twist.

Our high tea service is a station-style event without a three-tier stand in sight. Instead we bring height and dimension with an array of timber table risers and wooden rounds served straight to the table or as a station. This bespoke take on high tea dining is the perfect accompaniment to a garden marquee and would not be complete without some carefully designed floral enhancements from Bouquet Boutique and pastel crockery by The Supper Club. Light your marquee up with Out of the Dark Event Lighting and their custom lighting fixtures so you can continue to celebrate after sunset.

Looking for something bespoke? With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Wine & Dine’m Catering can help create something outside of the box! From sourcing the venue to managing site inspections, menu curation, styling, photography, music and interactive experiences, the team have got you covered with our corporate supplier recommendations. Keen to learn more? Enquire here.