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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

Brisbane’s most unique wedding venue!

Whether you are looking for a small intimate affair, or a large & lavish event, we have spaces and packages to suit all needs and budgets. We offer a wide range of complete food & beverage packages starting from just $99 pp.

Kookaburra Showboat cruises is one of the most showstopping Brisbane wedding venues with stunning ever-changing scenery providing you an elegant backdrop with endless photographic opportunities.

Take the stress out of planning your big day and contact one of our experienced wedding coordinators today.

Call 07 3221 1300 or complete the enquiry form below

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Overview

All event packages include:

  • 3-hour package & cruise time

  • Venue hire

  • Personal event coordinator

  • Your choice of cocktail, buffet or 3-course from our seasonal Silver, Gold or Platinum package menus

  • Your choice of beverage package

  • Tea & Coffee Station

  • Choice of white or black table linen

  • Bridal table, gift table and cake table all with table skirting (optional)

*minimum spends apply

Your dedicated wedding coordinator offers the following complimentary services to make the process as easy as possible for you:

  • Initial consultation and site inspection

  • Personalised event proposal

  • Unlimited telephone and email contact

  • Menu and beverage recommendations

  • Final consultation 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding day

  • Recommendations for ceremony and reception styling, celebrant, photographer, entertainment wedding cake and accommodation

  • Seating plan & Running order

  • Oversee set up

  • Will attend and coordinate wedding until conclusion of ceremony

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Food Packages

With the option of cocktail, buffet or 3-course menu styles, we have over 9 different seasonal menus all prepared fresh on-board by our chef. With no shortage of options there is bound to be something to be something to suit all palettes!

Royal Affair from $72 pp

  • Cocktail: 15 pieces pp with a selection of 3 hot & 3 cold

  • Buffet: over 13+ hot & cold dishes with plated alternate drop dessert

  • 3-course: selection of 1 x entrée, 2 x main & 1 x dessert served alternate drop

Royal Romance from $84 pp

  • Cocktail: 16 pieces pp with a selection of 4 hot & 4 cold

  • Buffet: over 13+ hot & cold dishes PLUS seafood & dessert buffet

  • 3-course: selection of 2 x entrée, 2 x main & 2 x dessert served alternate drop

Royal Elegance from $94 pp

  • Cocktail: 18 pieces pp with a selection of 5 hot & 5 cold

  • Buffet: over 13+ hot & cold dishes PLUS seafood, premium menu item & dessert buffet with cheese

  • 3-course: selection of 2 x entrée, 2 x main & 2 x dessert served alternate drop

To see our sample menus please download our brochure or enquire today

* prices listed are based on Monday-Thursday rate on standard 3-hour cruise and are current for 2020. Supplements apply for weekends and extended time frames. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Beverage Packages

Whether you are just wanting beers & wines or something more inclusive, our beverage options are bound to give you what you need for your event.

Silver from $29 pp

XXXX Gold
Monteith’s Pointers Pale Ale
Hahn Light
Hahn Super Dry


House white wine
House red wine
House sparkling wine

Soft drinks and juice

Gold from $36 pp

XXXX Gold
Monteith’s Pointers Pale Ale
Hahn Light
Hahn Superdry
Crown 


Choice of 2 White Wines
Choice of 1 Red Wine
Choice of 1 Sparkling 


Soft drinks and juice

Platinum from $45 pp

All beers

All White Wines
All Red Wines
All Sparkling

Soft drinks and juice

* prices listed are based on Monday-Thursday rate on standard 3-hour cruise and are for 2020. Supplements apply for weekends and extended time frames. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Ceremony Onboard

Ever fancied saying “I do” with Brisbane city as your backdrop? With us you can!

The open top decks of our vessels provide the perfect setting, day or night.
Hold your ceremony an hour before your reception, starting from $790
Add on drinks and canapes after your ceremony from $16 pp

* prices listed are based on Monday-Thursday rate on standard 3-hour cruise and are for 2020. Supplements apply for weekends and extended time frames. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Our fleet

Kookaburra Queens I

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Seat Capacity:

  • Main deck: 80 pax

  • Upper deck 120 pax

Cocktail Capacity:

  • Whole boat: 150 pax

Kookaburra Queens II

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Seat Capacity:

  • Main deck: 100 pax

  • Upper deck: 100 pax

  • Boardroom: 80 pax

Cocktail Capacity:

  • Main deck: 150 pax

  • Upper deck: 150 pax

  • Boardroom: 60 pax

Voyager

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Seat Capacity:

  • Main deck: 180 pax

  • Upper deck 80 pax

Cocktail Capacity:

  • Whole boat: 470 pax

* minimum spends and numbers apply

Real Wedding

Nikki & Justin
Thank you again to the functions team and crew for looking after us

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“We were planning a steampunk-themed wedding so we it had to have the right look. When I contacted Trista at The Kookaburra Queen was most helpful with options, menus, and everything they could offer us for our special night. Over the months leading up to ‘The Day’ I changed my mind several times on what I wanted, but no change was to hard for Trista to adjust the quotes and options… My sister and I visited Brisbane to check out the venue, Trista took time out of her day to take us on a tour. My mind was set, this is where we were definitely having it. My husband and I want to say thank you to the crew that attended to our every need and to Trista for giving me the confidence that everything was organised without me having to set it up. We had a fantastic night, our family and friends from all over Australia had a perfect evening. Oh and the lamb cutlets were ‘to die for’ and the chocolate truffles were ‘amazing’, the chef deserves praise for the beautiful food. Thank you again to the functions team and crew for looking after us, we could not have asked for anything more.”


Maddie & Jesse
Everything ran seamlessly on our end and for us it was a really magical experience

“Jesse and I both had a wonderful day. Everything ran seamlessly on our end and for us it was a really magical experience.
Our guests said things like ‘This was the most fun I’ve ever had a wedding’, and ‘I was left wanting more… particularly more pork belly!’ and ‘The whole thing felt like a movie’.

We loved having the buffet because people were able to go back for more and serve as much as they liked. It was also great having dinner ready almost immediately, because another thing that’s awful about weddings is waiting for 2 hours before the waiter brings your table any food. I think people enjoyed being in a different environment for a wedding, and seeing as how we had so many interstate visitors, it was a great touristy way for them to see and enjoy Brisbane.

The staff were very attentive to Jesse and I in particular – we had our own lady bringing us drinks all night long.

Thank you for the gorgeous bridal room set up, and for being so accommodating with the decorations set up. My Mum had great feedback about your staff on the day and found everyone was really helpful overall. We hope you all enjoyed being a part of the event also!”

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Donald & Kelvin
Ours was the first same sex wedding on Kookaburra

Kelvin wedding on Kookaburra

“Faultless. Ours was the first same sex wedding on Kookaburra. The event coordinator was of great help. The boat was decked out in all its finery, including three rainbow flags flying proudly. The food was great, drinks package even more so. The wait staff were so friendly and supportive. If we ever had another wedding!!! Then we would charter Kookaburra Queen again.”


Bernadette & Scott
The perfect location for both ceremony and reception

“Kookaburra Queen I was the perfect location for both ceremony and reception. Originally on other boat, we switched venues at the last minute due to predicted bad weather. The staff were efficient, and everything was absolutely perfect. Stunning location, excellent food and friendly staff provided an unforgettable day.”

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