Events Hire

Very few venues truly make an impact like Boggo Road Gaol. The towering cellblocks and imposing walls of the prison make a dramatic backdrop for any event. Boggo Road Gaol is a licensed event venue – one of the most unique places in Brisbane to hold your special event, birthday or function.

The former prison is heritage-listed and is an important historic site, so holding an event here is one special experience.
Boggo Road may be hired for events such as:

  • Breakfasts
  • High Teas
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Function Venue
  • Corporate Functions
  • Weddings & Receptions – Boggo Road Gaol Events Brochure
  • Engagement Parties
  • Hen’s Night/ Buck’s Night
  • 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th Birthday Parties
  • Christmas & New Year’s Parties

Everyone who visits Boggo Road wants to know about the history of the Gaol – So to protect the heritage site, everything is set up to keep the Gaol in good condition when we are hosting an event here.

You can choose from one of our event packages to celebrate at the Gaol or you can even host your very own Bespoke Boggo Road Event.
The choice is yours!

The Gaol can host events for up to 200 guests depending on the locations you choose, which are outlined below.
To view the PDF Events hire document click HERE

Groups and Locations

Groups from 20-50 pax
If you are celebrating a birthday or an anniversary with a small group of friends or enjoying a nice little outing with the family. You can dine, party or catch up in one of these locations which will ensure you with enough room for your smaller type events.

The Gatehouse (Indoor location)
This is the main point of entry and exit into the prison with it’s iconic gates – the perfect place to dance, wine and dine!

The Prison Yard (Outdoor location)
Why not check out the Boggo Road prison yard! This ideal location is usually popular for 40th or 50th birthday celebrations or even cocktail parties.

The Cellblock (Indoor location)
Why not hold your special event or birthday in of our Cellblocks here at Boggo! These awesome cellblocks can cater for events up to 50 people.

Groups from 50-200 pax
If you are hosting an event that needs a little more room, the following locations are perfect for any medium sized events that you may want to host here at Boggo Road Gaol. Some events that would fit well with these locations are: Meetings, Conferences, Birthdays and Celebrations.

The Circle (Outdoor location)
What a perfect spot for your next event! Surround your function with the looming cell blocks and have your event at the centre of everyone’s attention. This location would be perfect for any event supporting groups of guests from 50-200 people.

The Gaol Forecourt (Outdoor location)
This large open area outdoors is in front of the prison and provides views of Brisbane’s city skyline producing a dramatic backdrop which will compliment your event at Boggo Road Gaol.

Groups from 100-200 pax
This option is here to cater for those larger and more special events! We have one amazing location that we can recommend for your big occasion and this setting will leave you and your guests with something truly special to remember.

Exclusive Hire (Indoor and Outdoor locations)
This location is our prime recommendation for those special but larger events. It is more personal and we believe you will agree that the exclusive hire of the Gaol will benefit your event with the scenic views and captivating areas that lay inside the walls of Boggo Road Gaol.

Conferences/ Meetings

Why not hold your next conference or meeting here at Boggo Road Gaol? We have some pristine locations such as the cell blocks that would surely add to your experience, or the atmospheric gatehouse as another option for your smaller meetings or conferences.

If you need something a little bigger, we even have an authentic prison yard that can cater towards larger groups with the option of having your meeting in The Circle, which is surrounded by towering cell blocks – right in the centre of the Gaol!

The stories that lay in these prison walls are captivating and makes for a stimulating environment. This environment could be great for meetings with the team to enhance those team leadership skills or discussing any work issues  – as we are sure that the prisoners at the time had much bigger problems to deal with.

Conference Hire is between 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
$125 per hour with a minimum requirement of two hours.

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