The Ipswich Showgrounds hosts a number of venues available for hire to accommodate small business meetings and clubs sessions to events and gala dinners for over 500 people.
We are excited to feature our on-site caterer BOULEVARD CATERING who manages many of the functions and events held on the grounds.
Boulevard Function Room & Terrace
The Function Room & Terrace is part of the beautiful new event centre. with prime position under a festoon lit fig tree, with views of the city. The room boasts full glass doors that open to an expanding terrace. The room is air-conditioned with AV facilities available and bar.
Access via Parker Avenue; Parking Available
Capacity: 140 seated; 250 cocktail
The Showplace Reception Centre offers a large open plan and expansive windows on both sides presenting a light and fresh feel to your function. This venue is reminiscent of a bygone era with a retro feel, however it offers the comfort of air conditioning and lighting options.
It boasts an adjoining grassed area (which is available for hire additionally) and the new outdoor deck for cocktails under the sunset.
This venue has a garden chapel situated on its entry for the convenience of a wedding ceremony and reception all in the one facility.
Capacity: 220 seated; 300 cocktail
Events Centre – Main Pavilion and Breezeway
The Main Pavilion offers an expansive large space with capabilities for large dinners, music concerts and expos/events with seating capacity of over 500 people. The Pavilion features high ceilings and industrial sized fans that assist in air circulation and comfort. The Pavilion also hosts a stage with AV capabilities. The Breezeway connects to the Pavilion offering complete open yet undercover protection for red carpet entry. This venue is highly sort after to host major events including expos and trade shows. This area has hosted boxing tournaments, dog shows, antique fairs, model expos and gala dinners.
Catering packages are available through Boulevard Catering.
Events Centre Board Room
The lower level of the Events Centre offers a more intimate space to conduct small meetings and board sessions with seating up to 30 to 40 people in multiple configurations. The Board Room includes an adjoining kitchen for catering or tea/coffee facilities. Entry is via Parker Avenue and parking is available.
For professionally catered meals and offers as part of the venue hire, contact Boulevard Catering for packages and event servicing.
Guests of our venues are offered discounted promotional prices for accommodation at our Service Partner – Quest Ipswich – located only 400m away from the venue.