The Calile

(6 reviews)
48 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Business Hours
By appointment
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The Calile Hotel is a resort sanctuary embedded into a vibrant Brisbane urban streetscape. Whether you’re planning a luxe poolside celebration or a gala event to remember, our event spaces can be customised with you in mind with resident chefs and event planners on hand to bring your vision to life.

Located in the heart of Brisbane’s James Street precinct, The Calile Hotel is recognised as Australia’s first urban resort. The 175-room architecturally designed hotel draws on the enviable Queensland climate and sub-tropical surrounds to deliver a resort wedding in an urban setting. Whether you’ve scrapbooked this moment since childhood or embraced it since meeting The One, it’s not just a big day – it’s THE big day. We get that, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with you. You want it to be perfect, we’ll settle for nothing less, with a dedicated events team in place to ensure all the small details will be just right. (Note: best-man speeches are outside our jurisdiction …)

With a spa onsite for pre or post pampering, a room upstairs ready when the time comes for your grand exit and our iconic 27-metre pool on standby for celebratory “newlywed” cocktails the next day, we’ve got before and after covered too. We’ll make sure everything is in place for you to make your fondest memories.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 2 / Max 280

Price per head

Low $150 / High $ 240


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 2 / Max 200

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Additional hours

$7 Per Hour

Music must end by

12:00 AM

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COVID-19 Information

The Calile

Considered protocols are currently in place to safely accommodate weddings at this time. For peace of mind, we have been working with health authorities and closely monitoring all public health updates to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and team. Please note, event capacity is frequently changing in line with government directives – venue capacity referenced below is based on maximum capacities without imposed restrictions.


Ceremony Spaces

The Calile

The Calile Hotel has four ceremony spaces on offer – all open aired, all with inclement weather options and all dependant on the number of guests you wish to invite as well as the visual direction you have in mind.


The spaces and maximum capacity of each:  Terrace = 80 guests; Grand Reception = 100 guests; Amphitheatre = 180 guests; Rooftop = 250 guests.

Reception Spaces

The Calile

The Calile Hotel has multiple spaces which perfectly lend themselves to intimate gatherings of four guests to large celebrations with 250 people – no matter the guest list, we have an option,


The Drawing Rooms and Calile and Ada Suites are ideal for intimate celebrations and elopements of up to 25 people.


The Grand Room can be divided into multiple spaces to cater for up to 280 guests sit down or 250 with a dancefloor.


The Calile

We welcome Calile couples to capture photographic memories at The Calile Hotel with special access to the rooftop on the day of the wedding. Photography permission will be arranged through your Calile Wedding Coordinator and photographer. Wedding photography is exclusive to those hosting their event onsite, however, if you are a newlywed staying at the hotel and wish to capture wedding party images on the premises, prior written approval must be granted in order to proceed. Photography permission can be requested via For guest privacy, all photography is prohibited in and around the pool deck.

Event Styling

The Calile

The following décor items are included for all Calile events: chairs, tables, tablecloths, vases, cutlery, crockery and tealight candles, Guests or event planners are welcome to add other visual items and are encouraged to contact their Calile Wedding Coordinator for a list of recommended suppliers and set up schedules.


(6 reviews)
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12 Oct 2019

All very easy to organise and to get too. Great place to lay back after the wedding!

The Calile  

Thank you, Caitlin!

6 Jul 2019

Thank you for making our day so special. From the moment we met you, you answered all our questions so quickly. Nothing was too hard for you. Also, thank you for standing in as my bridesmaid for the dress rehearsal. Thank you for really making an effort to try and have our ceremony at the amphitheatre. Even though the ceremony didn’t go as planned, we felt so relaxed and assured that you would make plan B work for us. Overall, it was an amazing night. Our guests said the service was amazing, waiters were polite, tables would always be reset and drinks would appear within moments of ordering. The food came out in really good timing. Everyone enjoyed the food, feedback was that the fish and steak were cooked perfectly. We cannot fault anything and would give you guys an 11/10 if we could.

The Calile  

Thank you for your kind words, Michelle! It was a pleasure being part of your special day.

21 Jan 2021

We wanted a small ceremony in a beautiful location and decided to go with the Elopement Package that The Calile offers. Staying in the Calile Suite was an absolute luxury and it made our wedding extremely special to us. The day went so smoothly and we felt absolutely no stress because everything was taken care of so well.

5 Dec 2020

The venue was immaculate and gorgeous. The staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The transition between the ceremony and the reception was seamless. The timing and delivery of the meals was excellent. Everything looked perfect and went perfectly.

8 Aug 2020

We had a beautiful intimate elopement ceremony at The Calile. Such an amazing venue and excellent service, the rooms and views are incredible. Highly recommend!

1 Dec 2019

I couldn’t fault The Calile one bit. Kate, our wedding co-ordinator kept so calm when I was freaking out and it really helped me to ground myself. The food is incredible and the venue as a whole is on another level of incredible. If I could relive my wedding over again I would pick The Calile every single time.

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