The Tote at Brisbane Racing Club

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Brisbane, Queensland
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Housed within the grounds of Brisbane’s iconic Eagle Farm Racecourse, the heritage-listed Tote Room is a historic wedding venue that has recently been refurbished in a timeless, contemporary style. This all-in-one wedding venue boasts an open-air courtyard with a leafy fig tree for outdoor ceremonies, a grand banquet hall for elegant receptions, and endless photo locations around the racecourse.


Couples gravitate towards the Tote Room for its unique heritage features, including exposed brick walls, soaring 18-foot ceilings, and polished timber floors. Your guests will love discovering nostalgic reminders of the Tote Room’s rich racing history throughout the space, including the original vintage windows that punters once used to place their bets.

When you host your wedding at The Tote Brisbane, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the venue for the duration of the event, including the adjoining courtyard, which is perfect for romantic outdoor ceremonies beneath a beautiful 100-year-old fig tree. There’s also a separate private bridal suite, outdoor verandah, and spacious bar area at this all-in-one wedding venue.

If you want flexibility when it comes to tailoring your wedding package and menu, The Tote Room at Brisbane Racing Club is a wonderful venue choice. Working closely with your dedicated event manager and the exceptional catering team from The Fresh Collective, you’ll be able to transform this charming heritage-listed space into your dream wedding venue.


“The venue itself is amazing, full of heritage and charm, but also the service we received was outstanding. We can't thank you enough for ensuring our day at The Tote was perfect.” - Jenny


Top 3 things you’ll love about your wedding at The Tote Brisbane:

  • The heritage-listed banquet hall. Guaranteed to impress your guests as they sit down to lunch or dinner, the main dining room at The Tote is a grand banquet hall filled with unique historical features. This space looks incredible when set for a wedding, with 18-foot ceilings, long banquet tables, exposed brick walls, and twinkling festoon lights overhead.
  • The photo opportunities. The Tote is located on the beautiful grounds of Eagle Farm Racecourse, giving you endless backdrops for your wedding photography. There are plenty of unique shoot locations around the racecourse, and The Tote itself is a historic building dating back to 1913, with a striking architectural facade and picture-perfect archways.
  • The bespoke wedding menus. The Fresh Collective’s impressive wedding menus are a focal point of wedding receptions at The Tote Brisbane. Depending on the style of your wedding, choose from delicious cocktail-style canapés, live-action food stations, grazing tables, banquet feasts, and seated course menus.


What The Tote Brisbane weddings are like:

  • Heritage-listed building on the grounds of Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Large banquet hall with soaring 18-foot ceilings for receptions
  • Ceremonies beneath a beautiful 100-year-old fig tree
  • Adjoining verandah for pre-dinner canapés and drinks
  • Bespoke food and beverage menus by The Fresh Collective
  • Experienced in-house event planners
  • Spacious private bridal suite
  • On-site parking and public transport access via Ascot Railway Station


What does a wedding at The Tote Brisbane cost?

Weddings at The Tote are based on a minimum spend of $1,500 and range in price depending on which menu style you choose. Cocktail wedding packages start at $140 per person, and seated dinner packages start at $150 per person.


What’s included in The Tote Brisbane’s wedding package? 

The Tote’s seated reception package includes:

  • Five-hour reception duration
  • Three-course alternate deluxe menu selection
  • Premium beverage package, including arrival drinks
  • Use of the heritage-listed original Tote building
  • An experienced event planner
  • Use of the bridal suite
  • Outdoor deck verandah
  • Long tables and Bentwood chairs
  • Cake and gift tables
  • Easel for guest seating
  • Microphone and AV equipment


What’s the capacity for weddings at The Tote Brisbane?

The Tote Room can accommodate up to 160 seated guests and up to 400 guests for cocktail weddings.


Are there any hotels nearby for wedding guests?

  • Alcyone Hotel Residences, rooms starting from $160 per night
  • Quest Ascot, rooms starting from $110 per night


“Our wedding was held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in the old tote room. The facilities were excellent, and the friendly staff made it a lovely wedding.” - Tony



21 May 2021

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. The venue was stunning, spacious, the ceremony spot was right next to the reception, so many great photo locations!

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