Newstead house is Brisbane’s oldest surviving home, established in 1846. This iconic landmark has evolved from a simple Georgian cottage into a grand residence following significant renovations and extensions in 1867. The house occupies a commanding position within Newstead Park, with sweeping views of the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the Brisbane River.
Newstead House is an established house museum, decorated and furnished to reflect the late Victorian period and is a significant part of Brisbane history.
Looking for function venues in Brisbane? Newstead House has always been a location for hosting lavish parties and now you can host one here too! The Harris family, who lived at the property from 1862 for over 20 years, were well known for their entertaining. An affluent lifestyle with lavish entertainment prevailed and Newstead House was for many years the centre of Brisbane’s social life. Today Newstead House continues this tradition and is available for exclusive hire.
From our elegant fountain courtyard, to wide verandas with river views, Newstead House has many wonderful settings for your event.
Our wrap around verandahs offer a uniquely Brisbane and Queensland function venue for your event.
The Riverside Verandah opens on to a grassed terrace with spectacular views of the Brisbane Rivers’ Hamilton and Bulimba reaches. The Western Veranda looks over the courtyard, with views to the magnificent Moreton Bay Fig in the circular drive.
Our Verandas make the perfect location for celebrations of significance.
The Newstead Courtyard, featuring the lily fountain, is enfolded by superbly manicured gardens and offers a versatile and unique space for any event. With views to the Western Verandah, the Moreton Bay Fig in the circular drive the Newstead Courtyard has the capacity to hold a free standing marque. A favourite for elegant wedding ceremonies, followed by champagne on the Riverside Verandah!
Experience the magic of Newstead!
All events are tailored to your specific needs and function venue hire fees are quoted accordingly. Please contact our Events Manager on 07 3216 1846 to discuss how Newstead House can be home to your next event or contact events @ newsteadhouse.com.au
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