Rydges South Bank

4.8  ( 13 reviews ) · 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Queensland · Show Phone
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Overlooking Brisbane’s picturesque river and ideally located in its blossoming cultural precinct, Rydges Hotel South Bank is an inner-city wedding venue with a modern design. This 4-star hotel boasts multiple reception spaces, a rooftop terrace, tasty menus, and a weather-safe ceremony site. Also offering panoramic views over Brisbane’s skyline, this chic venue is a must for city slickers.

“Attended a wedding hosted at the rooftop room of Rydges and the view was spectacular, could see the whole city from the room and that really made for a special night. The facilities were clean, food was good and the space was fantastic. Would love to come for another event again!” James

What you'll love about hosting your wedding at Rydges Hotel South Bank Brisbane:

  • Indoor ceremony options. Wedding ceremonies at Rydges Hotel South Bank usually take place on the magical Level 12 Rooftop, which offers pristine views over the Brisbane city skyline and the Brisbane River. Meanwhile, if the weather doesn’t allow for an outdoor occasion, you might choose to host a dreamy indoor ceremony with city views.
  • Multiple reception spaces. Rydges Hotel South Bank has several reception spaces to choose from. The largest, Podium Ballroom, is an impressive, expansive space that screams luxury. Opulent and plush, this world-class space is perfect for larger receptions. Meanwhile, Level 12 is a light-filled space offering unparalleled views over the Brisbane River, and moody Podium 5 is ideal for intimate occasions.

Highlights of Rydges Hotel South Bank:

  • Breathtaking views over the Brisbane city skyline
  • Modern, 4.5-star hotel with sophisticated design
  • Delectable wedding menus and tasty drinks
  • Dedicated event and wedding planners
  • Can tailor packages to suit your budget and needs
  • Deluxe accommodation options for groups
  • Ceremony and reception wedding packages
  • Close to transport links and shops

Wedding packages by Rydges Hotel South Bank.

Rydges Hotel South Bank offers both ceremony and reception packages, with options to suit all needs and requirements. Below are the reception packages available to select from.

Reception packages.

  • Three-Course Reception Package
  • Podium Ballroom Buffet Reception Package
  • Cocktail Reception Package 

“This hotel has everything - location, facilities and service! Located in Southbank it's excellently positioned and within walking distance to everything. The rooms, restaurant and bar were all wonderful. The breakfast buffet had a huge range as well as an omelette station! The service from all staff from concierge before we'd walked in, front desk, wait staff and even housekeeping was always very friendly and willing. Great place to stay!” Emma

Venue Features

Indoor Ceremony

Min 1 / Max 350 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $115 / High $ 145

Min 1 / Max 350 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

Easy Weddings Special Offer

New Years Eve Wedding

Step into a world of enchantment and celebrate love as the clock strikes midnight. A New Year's Eve wedding at Rydges South Bank is a truly magical affair, where glitz and glam meet unforgettable events.

Delight in an atmosphere of joy and celebration while Brisbane’s night sky illuminates with breathtaking fireworks. Your guests will have front-row seats to the mesmerizing display, creating wedding day memories that will last a lifetime.

Experience the elevated effervescence of a New Year’s Eve wedding on our Level 12 Rooftop and let love shine bright as you ring in the new year with style, romance and end to your perfect wedding day.

Wedding Gift From Us

Your choice of:

  • Additional night of accommodation in the Bridal Suite
  • Cheese table
  • Upgraded beverage package
  • 1-year Anniversary dinner in Bacchus Restaurant
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Exclusive Offer
The Adventure - Ceremony Package
  • 40 Gold Tiffany Chairs
  • Welcome sign
  • Registry table with white linen & a custom floral arrangement
  • Water refreshment station
  • Venue hire for two hours

Exclusive Offer
The Perfect Match - Ceremony Package

• 40 gold tiffany chairs

• Welcome sign

• Registry table with white linen and 2 x gold tiffany chairs

• Rose petals scattered down the aisle

• Rydges green faux arbour - additional floral upgrade available

• Water refreshment table

• Venue hire for two hours

• Red carpet

Exclusive Offer
Banquet Wedding Package

• Menu tasting dinner for two

• 30 minute chef selection canapes for guests on arrival

• Three course alternate service menu (entrees, mains, desserts)

• Buffet available at additional $10pp

• Your wedding cake served on platters

• White table cloths & napkins

• Silver cutlery and classic glassware

• Your creation of floral centrepieces designed by Bouquet Boutique

• Rectangle bridal table dressed with white linen

• Gold tiany chairs

• Cake table dressed with white table cloth and silver cake knife

• Gift table dressed with white table cloth and tea light candles

• White frosted perspex table numbers - up to 24

• A1 perspex frame and white easel for your custom seating plan

• Custom designed printed menus

• Scattered cocktail tables

• Dance floor

• Lectern and microphone

• 2-4 PA speaker system pending room selection

• PC audio wire

• Deluxe King Suite on your wedding night (3pm check in)

• 1 x overnight valet car park and either buet or room service breakfast the morning after your wedding

• 20% off our best flexible accommodation rate link for your wedding guests

Exclusive Offer
Cocktail Reception

• Menu tasting dinner for two

• 30 minute chef selection canapes for guests on arrival

• Your choice of four hot and four cold canapes

• Your choice of two substantial canapes

• Cheese grazing table

• Your wedding cake served on platters

• Your choice of lounge furniture with matching coffee tables

• Four cocktail tables dressed with white linen

• High black bar stools and cocktail tables

• Cake table dressed with white table cloth and silver cake knife

• Gift table dressed with white table cloth and tea light candles

• A1 perspex frame and white easel for your welcome sign

• Custom designed printed menus

• Dance floor

• Lectern and microphone

• 2-4 PA speaker system pending room selection

• PC audio wire • Deluxe King Suite on your wedding night (3pm check in)

• 1 x overnight valet car park and either buffet or room service breakfast the morning after your wedding

• 20% off our best flexible accommodation rate link for your wedding guests


Nearby Accommodation


Yes, we offer guests who stay in house with us 20% off our best flexible rate for the duration of their stay (this discount is subject to availability)

Yes, we include floral centrepieces as part of our packages, these are designed with our florist to match your theme and style.

We have multiple spaces that can be used for ceremonies within the hotel and have become quite popular in the last 12 months.

We work with many local suppliers and are more than happy to share those contacts with our brides and grooms.

We offer cake cutting at no extra cost and serve your wedding cake on platters with tea and coffee after formalities of the evening. 

13 reviews 4.8 Write a Review

September 2019

Would highly recommend this venue. I’m very glad my fiancé (now husband) and I chose the Level 12 rooftop at Rydges for our wedding location. We are actually based overseas and my entire wedding was organised from abroad, using a mix of online reviews and emailing. Our decision to go with Rydges had originally been based on its central location, the amazing views of the Brisbane waterfront from the Level 12 rooftop and the fact that Rydges was located next to Southbank Parklands, providing a nice area for our guests to visit in between our ceremony and the reception. It was logically a good choice. However, having had a wonderful wedding day, we can now also add that the excellent event coordination, friendliness of staff and some amazing pre-dinner canapes, were further reasons that made this a great choice of venue. We received a lot of compliments from our friends and family about the pre-dinner canape service and of course, the spectacular views over sunset as well as into the evening. There’s no doubt that the Level 12 rooftop is one of those venues that will remain memorable for wedding guests, which is exactly what we had wanted. It’s also worth mentioning that a big part of our positive experience was the amazing wedding coordination by our event coordinator, Rebecca, who was very patient and responsive to all my questions from day 1. There was a lot of care and attention to detail put into the coordination, down to the accuracy of the last place card for my guest tables. This left me very reassured and I would particularly recommend Rydges for this reason.

Vicky L.

August 2018

The team here were phenomenal. We really enjoyed dealing with them. They were fantastic at making us feel like the weight was lifted off our shoulders. I highly recommend this venue for the wonderfully helpful staff as well as for the venue itself. The Rooftop is just so perfect.

Eloise M.

Rydges South Bank

Dear Eloise M, Thank you for your five star review and your recommendation! We are delighted to read that our wonderful staff were able to help make your day stress free and you enjoyed our panoramic views of Brisbane city and the river from our Level 12 Rooftop room! Kind Regards, Rebecca Wedding & Events Sales Executive

March 2018

We had our reception there. They were so helpful all the way. THey included an extra nights accommodation for me. When we got back to our room there were rose petals and champagne. Those little things were unexpected and really added to our day. The general service was really, really good. We had a full sit down meal. The food was delicious. We went for a tasting a few weeks before. The portion size is really decent which is really good. They did our flower centrepiece and our seating chart which were simple but all that we needed and wanted.

Ashleigh S.

Rydges South Bank

Hi Ashleigh, Thank you very much for your beautiful review, we really appreciate it! I'm so pleased that you and your guests had an amazing time at Rydges South Bank. You were both a pleasure to work with and we want to wish you the best for your new beginning as husband and wife. Kind regards, The Rydges Events Team

May 2023

We wanted a small reception, the Rydges South Bank were able to accommodate us in the Podium 5 room. Tiana was so helpful throughout the whole process and answered all my questions quickly. The night was amazing, highly recommend for anyone looking for an amazing venue.

Miss D R.

June 2019

Great experience over all. A few things went wrong on the day with luggage going missing which was stressful and they were a little unorganised and also didn't have any plates so guests could have their dessert on the night but instead the hotel just put out plastic takeaway cups we had which were intended for the guests to take dessert home. The functions manager was excellent and really professional and more than happy to meet with us to discuss the details of our day.

John C.

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