Events Hire

Few venues truly make an impact like Boggo Road; the towering cellblocks and imposing walls of the Gaol 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 an important historic site. Holding an event here is a special and amazing experience.

Boggo Road Gaol may be hired for events exclusively in its entirety – or hire part of it. Hire the stunning Gaol Forecourt dominated by the gatehouse on one side and the city’s lights in the distance; dine in a cellblock, network in the Gatehouse, or mingle in 3 Yard overlooked by the iconic guard tower. “Boggo” will create a lasting memory for your guests as it did for His (and Her) Majesty’s guests. The heritage-listed site is suitable for:

  • Breakfasts
  • High Teas
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Function Venue
  • Corporate Functions
  • Weddings & Receptions
  • 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 – tours & experiences and books & merchandise are popular additions to your night at the road.

To protect the heritage site, everything is setup every time especially for your event – tables, chairs, bar, and cooking facilities – using licensed caterers – keeping the prison is as it was when it closed nearly 30 years ago – a time capsule of the past.

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Groups – up to 100 pax

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary with a small group of friends and family?

Dine, party or catch up in one of the original cellblocks or the atmospheric gatehouse, an authentic prison yard or for large groups, the Circle in the centre of the Gaol, surrounded by the towering cellblocks.

Every visitor wants to know about the history of the Gaol – our all-inclusive Jail  Package for $69.99pp includes as standard a fascinating 30 minute guided History Tour or Ghost Tour (choose either) on arrival, followed by delicious two-course BBQ prepared and cooked onsite. All the extras – dining tables, chairs, tablecloths, cutlery, security, cleaning and amenities – are inclusive.

We include Gaol postcards for you to post out to your invitees to join you inside – all you have to do is choose when you want to go to jail!
Your group will be allocated a cellblock, gatehouse or the Circle – based on the number of people – and depending on availability. It will be memorable.

Our fully staffed and licensed on-site bar supplies a wide variety of beer, wine and spirits – at very reasonable prices. If you have a budget in mind, a cash bar or on-consumption bar is available.

Groups – 100 – 250 pax

Exclusive hire of Boggo Road Gaol for your event can be arranged for groups of 100 persons or more. Bespoke events – can be organised for groups of 100 persons or more. Contact our Events Coordinator with your needs and we will work to create a memorable experience.

Our fully staffed and licensed on-site bar supplies a wide variety of beer, wine and spirits – at very reasonable prices. If you have a budget in mind, a cash bar or on-consumption bar is available.

Conferences/ Meetings

Hold your next meeting or networking event in one of the original cellblocks or the atmospheric gatehouse, an authentic prison yard or for large groups, the Circle in the centre of the Gaol, surrounded by the towering cellblocks.

The rawness of the prison and the stories of its past make a stimulating environment for tackling problems and developing teamwork skills.

We can organise tours and catering for your meeting by arrangement.

Contact our Events Coordinator with your needs and we will work to create a memorable meeting.

 

Service of Alcohol / BYO – Not Permitted at Gaol

Boggo Road Gaol is a licensed event venue – like a hotel or bar – as a licensed venue we do not offer BYO at the prison

Comparison to other venues

The Gaol is not comparable to a local hall, pub or hotel.

Many hotels and pubs offer room hire or a discounted event space. They also require minimum spending on food and drinks – usually $1000 -$1500. They do not offer BYO.

Halls are another option for many people, however you will be required to pay a bond, organise chairs, tables, cutlery, catering, drinks, tablecloths, cleaning and security. Our Jail Package is all-inclusive. You do not have to do anything except turn up and have an unforgettable experience.

Other historic venues to consider for your event include Newstead House, Old Museum at Bowen Hills, Customs House, City Hall. Boggo Road is a very reasonably priced historic experience.

Please fill in the Event Form below. Gaol Hire rates are currently under review.

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