Break the Ice at Brisbane’s Best Engagement Party Venue

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Brisbane Engagement Party - Our Guide

So you’ve got the ring on your finger and updated your Facebook relationship status accordingly the only thing left to do to set your engagement off is to throw a great party at an even greater engagement party venue. But if you don’t want to settle for just any old celebration, our team have come up with 3 great engagement party ideas that’ll have you smiling all the way down the aisle.

Break the ice:

Love your partner’s zany relatives but you’re not quite sure how your Nanna is going to react to their colourful personas? Every great engagement party venue knows that breaking the ice between your wedding guests is crucial to the success of your big day, and nothing warms up a crowd quite like a little team work. Why not arrange your guests into teams and invite them to play a game of trivia all about you and your partner? It’s a sure fire way to get the crowd mingling over their favourite memories from your amazing journey together.

Let loose:  

Weddings are pretty serious business, but that doesn’t mean your engagement party has to be. For memories that will last you long past your big day ditch the ordinary and inject some fun into your engagement party venue with features like photo booths and your very own lolly buffet – because there’s nothing like a little sugar rush to remind your guests how sweet love really is.

Make your own engagement flash mob:

Take your engagement party ideas to the next level and bring everyone together a surprise flash mob! Pick your favourite song, send out the choreography in advance and entertain your guests with your very own Youtube worthy moment. If there’s one sure fire way to introduce your love to the world, it’s with a little bit of viral internet hilarity.

Make sure you kick start the rest of your life with a party as fun as you are because and leave the rest to us. Because when it comes to pulling off perfect engagement parties, Brisbane’s experts are right here at the Pineapple Hotel.

Our Guide to 21st Birthday Parties in Brisbane

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It doesn’t matter where you come from, all around the world if there is one great tradition that holds true for every young adult’s life, it’s the time honoured tradition of the 21st Birthday party. This isn’t any other ordinary birthday celebration, it’s the official start to your (kind of) grown up life, and we all know that nothing less than a proper party is going to cut it. So when it comes to nailing down the perfect 21st birthday venue, Brisbane’s party experts can be found right here at the Pineapple Hotel.

Keep it Classy in the Plantation Room:

There’s nothing worse than trying to plan your dream party in a dodgy venue.

Score yourself some serious style points with your friends this year and treat them to an upmarket shindig in our signature Plantation Room. This stylish, heritage-listed function space comes fully equipped with wide sweeping verandahs, private bar and all the AV equipment you need, so you can wine ‘em, dine ‘em and then blow them away with that big speech at the end of the night.

Get the party started in Park View:

So you’ve been given the key to your adulthood and it is time to put it to good use. Unlock your party destiny with a big night out in the Park View function space and treat your guests to a little VIP action. Featuring your very own private bar and outdoor deck space overlooking the park it’s the perfect casual 21st birthday venue to kick off an entire weekend of festivities, after all when it comes to celebrating the first day of the rest of your adult life why should you just stop at the one night?

Have a theme 

To spice things up a little in your event calendar, why not have a party theme? There are endless options, from the classics like masquerade and Gatsby, to the more quirky ideas like ‘my biggest fear’ and ‘thrift shopping’. It automatically changes the tone of your event to a more casual, fun affair.

Host an intimate Dinner for your Closest Loved Ones 

The best thing about 21st birthdays is that there are so many ways to celebrate. If you’re not into the partying scene then an intimate sit down feast with 10 of your closest could be a perfect way to celebrate. Dine the night away over delicious share platters or 3-course menus carefully selected for your party.

Mingle over Cocktails and Canapés 

If you prefer a bigger affair then a cocktail party is a perfect way to celebrate. Let your guests mingle over canapés and cocktails, all carefully selected by yourself. This keeps guests moving and socialising, forcing your more antisocial friends out of the corner! Of course, at a cocktail party there should also ways be space for dancing and end of night speeches.


You’re another year older, so make sure you party wiser and leave the details to the Pineapple Hotel, Brisbane’s number one 21st Birthday venue.

3 Reasons Why Romance Isn’t Dead at Brisbane’s best wedding venue

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3 Reasons Why Romance Isn’t Dead at Brisbane’s best wedding venue


3 Reasons Why Romance Isn’t Dead at Brisbane’s best wedding venue

Congratulations! You’ve finally locked down the partner of your dreams and decided to make it official with the perfect wedding. This is meant to be the most romantic day of your life, but we all know that sometimes the stress of planning your dream wedding can send you into a spin. The impossible task of choosing the right dress, the right shoes and nailing down your guest list is stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect Brisbane wedding venue too! So that’s why the team at the Pineapple Hotel have come together to invite you to take the stress out of planning with our 3 reasons why romance isn’t dead, at the Pineapple Hotel – Brisbane’s wedding venue experts.


Cocktails and Canapés

It might be your big day, but the last thing you want to do is put on another stuffy reception at a boring Brisbane wedding venue – after all you want your guest’s eyes to be on you, not their wrist watches. Fortunately, when you book your event with us you can ditch the dull reception room and celebrate your nuptials with cocktails and canapés in our Baines Street function space.  With sweeping verandas overlooking the park, this versatile indoor/outdoor space strikes just the right balance between elegant and casual. So you can spend less time worrying about keeping your guests entertained and more time trying to remember those damn steps to your first dance.


Wining and Dining

Hoping for an intimate sit-down affair but you’ve got a cast of hundreds to cater for? Sure you had hoped to keep the numbers under 50, but with half of your partner’s family flying in from across the Tasman you’ve suddenly realised that you’re catering for a whopping 120 hungry mouths and that number is steadily climbing! You might be tempted to call the whole thing off or just put out a tray of party pies, or you can leave it in the hands of the experts and nail down Brisbane’s favourite function venue. When it comes to catering for a cast of thousands there’s no need to sacrifice refinement for convenience, our Plantation Room is the perfect choice for an elegant sit-down affair. This split-level, heritage listed function space is equal parts elegant and versatile with enough room for 150 – 300 of your closest friends and family. All so you can have your wedding cake – and eat it too!


Design your own space

If there’s one thing we understand about weddings, it’s that everyone has their own unique style and they want the freedom to express it. You know that when it comes to your big day a couple of crepe streamers and a doily on the table just aren’t going to cut it! You want the best, that’s why when it comes to booking your wedding venue, Brisbane’s most versatile function spaces can be found right here at the Pineapple Hotel. Unleash your creativity and turn your space into the venue of your dreams, our friendly team have everything you need to make your all of your wedding wishes come true.


So when it comes to tying the knot let us tie up the loose ends, and just say “I do” to Brisbane’s wedding venue experts at the Pineapple Hotel.

Australia Day 2016 is Coming

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Australia Day 2016 is on its way at last. It’s our national day to give thanks for our pristine beaches, year-round glowing tans and our ability to end every statement with “mate” regardless of the occasion. So when it comes to celebrating Australia Day in Brisbane there’s only one way to do it right, and that’s with a cracking day out at the Pineapple Hotel.

Our friendly team have got everything you need to celebrate, and while we can’t exactly remember all the words to the second verse of the national anthem, what we do know how to fulfil our patriotic duty to celebrate.

Celebrate Australia Day with Brisbane’s best selection of music:

There’s nothing better than a balmy summer’s day with a few brews and a great selection of music. That’s why this Australia Day, Brisbane’s best selection of tunes is with us! Hang out downstairs in the Park Bar and catch some of the best local acts light up the stage for a cracking afternoon of live music and ice-cold beers with your mates. Or hold true the time honoured tradition of the annual Triple J hottest 100 and help us countdown to the years #1 party anthem. Whatever your style, there’s a song for every singer when you spend Australia Day 2016 at the Pineapple Hotel.

Official Australia Day 2016 Pineapple Throwing Competition:

We all know that you’ve been hitting the gym since June to get ready for this. It just wouldn’t be Australia Day in Brisbane without our annual pineapple throwing competition! Every year we invite you to flex your muscles and win yourself the respect of your mates (not to mention some serious cash) when you take part in Brisbane’s favourite fruit throwing game. What better way to cap off your Australia Day 2016 than with some dollars in your pocket and the most prestigious pineapple throwing championship title in Queensland!

So whether your chasing beers and beats in the bar, or looking to take a shot at eternal glory in our official pineapple throwing competition, there’s simply no place to show your national pride and celebrate Australia Day 2016, than with a killer day out at the Pineapple Hotel.

Your Brisbane Birthday Party: A Milestone to Remember

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Brisbane Birthday Party Venue: Ideas for Your Milestone Birthday

Milestone birthdays are always a cause for celebration. Whether you’re dreading the big three-oh, or you’re throwing the half-century celebration of a lifetime, it’s always good to start thinking out of the box and plan a party that you’ll love and remember for years to come. From soaking your dirty-thirty in cocktails, to a massive celebration with a buffet to match, the Pineapple Hotel is of Brisbane’s best birthday party venues that has the versatility to suit your milestone bonanza.

The big three-oh

Your 30th birthday is an occasion best celebrated with friends and family, so why not add a few cocktails to the occasion and reminisce with your nearest and dearest about the thirty years that were. Enjoy a stand up celebration where you can mingle with your favourite crowd over a selection of delicious canapés and a few dozen cocktails. Whether you’re looking to host an intimate group of 30, or invite everyone you’ve ever met, our Plantation Room has a capacity of up to 300 people and is the perfect Brisbane birthday party venue for any cocktail fuelled 30th celebration.

Naughty forties

Turning 40 is a huge milestone in anyone’s life – well worthy of celebration. If you’re after a laid back occasion, why not take a little inspiration from the backyard BBQ and jazz it up at the Pineapple Hotel. With the ability to cater for up to 80 people in our Park Bar, it’s a great birthday party venue to host your casual BBQ birthday, enjoy a great feed, and still fit all your friends and family in the one spot.

Nifty fifties

Whether you’re throwing a party for someone turning the big 5-0 or your planning your own half century ‘do’, Pineapple Hotel makes it easy to celebrate with everyone you love over a buffet birthday party with the lot. Orchestrate a memorable event and enjoy a selection of your favourite Pineapple fare, all over casual dining in our Plantation Rooms. Mingle among loved ones and enjoy a buffet sized birthday, perfectly suited to your milestone occasion.

Whether you’re celebrating your milestone affair with a couple of friends or inviting your entire Facebook list to join in drowning your aging sorrows (it’s all over the hill from here), there’s no better place in Brisbane to say ‘down the hatch’ with a couple of cocktails or eat yourself birthday buffet silly.

Cause for celebration? Check out one of our great function packages or enquire now.


How to host a killer cocktail party

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How to host a killer cocktail party

How to Host a Killer Cocktail Party

You’ve got a long list of people you’ve postponed dinner plans with for the past three months and you need an excuse to wear the new dress that you paid far too much for online. You consider a girls night out on the town, but then you remember what happened last time… You lost everyone and ended up sitting on a bench in the valley at 3am… alone. So, what do you do? Pick a night, get that dress ready, send a Facebook invite around to your friends and call The Pineapple Hotel, Brisbane’s best cocktail party venue

Killer Cocktail Party Tip #1: The Venue

To host a killer cocktail party means to host it at a venue that your guests are going to remember. Now’s the time to stop searching for function room reviews. Whether you’re inviting a handful of friends, or 300 friends, The Pineapple Hotel offers four gorgeous function rooms, large and small, for you to make yourself comfortable. Host your cocktail party in either Baines Street, Alcove, Parkview or one of our spacious Plantation Rooms, depending on your guest list. Want to kick on? The Pineapple Hotel is just a few minutes and a small cab-fare away from some of Brisbane’s best party spots, including Eagle Street Pier and Fortitude Valley.

Killer Cocktail Party Tip #2: Menu & Drinks

You want to feed your guests, but you don’t want to feed them a tray of greasy, deep-fried hors d’oeuvres. There’s nothing worse than going to a party with bad food. Not only do we provide you with a range of beautiful function spaces to host your cocktail party, we also offer three decadent menus to choose from as part of our function packages — and we’ll even take care of the clean up! Select from a spread of cold and hot canapés, including freshly shucked oysters, decadent black olive and goat cheese tarts, Wagyu beef skewers and sticky buffalo wings, or ask about ordering from a list of cocktail platters for your event. Want something a little more substantial for your shindig? Our buffet menu includes a range of cold meats, contemporary dishes, roasts, hot vegetables, salads and three finger-licking desserts.

Hosting a killer cocktail party means supplying your guests with a selection of beverages for the evening. If you’re searching for a Brisbane function venue for your next event, Look no further – your guests can choose from a range of our beers and wines, which are included in any of our beverage packages. Ask us about our premium beverage packages!

Brisbane’s Melbourne Cup Venue 2015

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Brisbane’s Melbourne Cup Venue 2015

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It’s the race that stops the nation, so why stay cooped up in the office crowded around an old radio when you could be spending Australia’s favourite race day the right way, with a drink in your hand? Just to help you make up your mind, our team have come up with the top four reasons why Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup venue is The Pineapple hotel.


The Food:

Ditch the boring sandwich platter and get yourself a proper spread at Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup destination. For just $99pp you and your colleagues can enjoy three hours of food and beverages with our decadent three course menu. Select from classics like our “Old School” tiger prawn cocktail, oysters served three ways or tender Bangalow Farm pork belly with caramelised apples.


Then indulge yourself with crispy skinned Atlantic salmon served with a zesty citrus salad or our take on a retro chicken supreme with premium corn-fed chicken, charred asparagus and crispy pancetta. Or are you in the mood for something a bit heartier? Choose from either a 250gm Rangers Valley eye fillet or a 300gm Southern Gippsland grass-fed rib fillet, served with double-cream mash and crispy beer battered onion rings. Then top it all off with a great selection of chocolates and petit fours to share (if you have any room left that is).


The Fashion:

It just wouldn’t be race day without the glitz and glamour of Fashions on the Field, and since you can’t make it Flemington, we’ll bring a little piece of Flemington to you. Dust off your fascinator and get dolled up in your race day finest to win yourself some goodies, we’ll be handing out awards for the best dressed punters all day.


Full Live coverage:

Usually spending Melbourne Cup in Brisbane means crowding around that old crackly office radio, straining to catch the results over the sound of Greg from IT shouting “come on number 8!” (even though he’s backed number 7). Take the stress out the equation and catch all the action live as it unfolds in high definition on our jumbo screen. Our round-the-clock broadcast is the next best thing to actually being there.


TAB on site:

Forget the boring old office-pool, take part in our sweeps and you could win yourself a stack of cash (or at least enough to shout a round for those poor sods who backed a donkey). Or have you got a hot tip under your cap? No need to rush to the bookies, we’ve got our very TAB on-site open from 12pm so you can turn that fancy into a flutter. It’s just another great reason why the Pineapple Hotel is Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup destination.


So whether it’s a girl’s day out, an office outing or the perfect excuse to take that long lunch you’ve always wanted, don’t take a gamble on anywhere else, we have everything you need to make your Melbourne Cup in Brisbane a sure bet.


Be the first out of the gate: click here to secure your spot!

21st Birthday Venue in Brisbane: Make the most of your party

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21st Birthday Venue in Brisbane: Make the most of your party

21st birthdays are always a milestone – you’re considered a ‘real’ adult (because we all know 18 doesn’t count), can drink legally all over the world, and you have the chance to host the party of the year. You spend your days lusting over Pinterest displays, deciding on details from the balloon colourings to the candy stations, you’ve nailed down your outfit and invited your entire Facebook friends list, but what you really want is for your party to be memorable. So, here are a three ways the Pineapple Hotel can jazz up your event, and make it one that you, your friends and family will be talking about for years to come.

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Try a Themed Birthday Party

Party like it’s 1990 with a themed birthday party based on your birth year! (Or, of course, any other theme of your choosing – animal onsies anyone?) Nothing gets people into the mood to party like lowering their insecurities with a few drinks and a funny costume. Whether you’re hosting a small function for your closest friends and family at the Park Bar, or throwing a big birthday bash in the Plantation Room, a theme will set the mood and give your guests a talking point.

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Hire a photo booth

You’re never too old to enjoy a photo booth, and your 21st birthday is the perfect time to document an occasion. No matter the size of your function, or the space you choose for your event, a photo booth is a compact way to have some big fun. We’ll worry about the hiring – all you have to worry about are the happy snaps!

No cleaning up the day after

Why host a birthday party at home when the cleaning up onus is on you the next day! No half finished cans of soft drink, or food squashed into your furniture here, we’ll make sure your 21st birthday is a stress free one. No cleaning up for you? Bonus!

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21st Birthday Parties at the Pineapple Hotel

A great atmosphere makes for a great party, and that all comes down your 21st birthday venue. Whether you’re planning on a sit down or stand up function, there’s a space perfectly suited to your big night at the Pineapple Hotel. Enquire today and feel confident knowing you’ve booked the best 21st birthday venue in Brisbane.

Father’s Day

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Fathers day

This September 6, treat Dad to our Father’s Day special:

A Cape Grim 120 day dry aged New York strip on the bone, topped with half a Moreton Bay bug and paired with an ice cold pint of Heineken for just $50 – and he gets to keep the glass!

Not up his alley? There are plenty more options on our new restaurant menu.

We’ve got space to suit small groups and family reunions alike, and there’s even a playground for the little ones – it might be Father’s Day, but the entire family will have a great time.

Call 3393 1111 to make a booking.

Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays

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Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays

Great family value is here to stay!

Stop in to the Pineapple Hotel on Wednesdays and we’ll shout the kids dinner!

Book now and treat the whole family to a great night out.

*Under 12’s receive one complimentary meal when dining with a paying adult.