Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERE A VENUE HIRE FEE?
We have no venue hire fees, just a minimum spend requirement on food and beverage. If you would like to enquire about availability and minimum spends for our function venue, please send through an enquiry with your proposed function details and our Functions Manager Ellie will get back to you as soon as possible.
DO YOU ALLOW EXTERNAL CATERING?
We provide all catering in-house with our great team of qualified chefs. We do allow you to bring in your own wedding cake, lolly buffet, or cultural sweets. Please inform our Functions Manager ahead of time so that we can make arrangements.
CAN WE BRING A WEDDING CAKE?
You are welcome to bring in a wedding cake! We offer complimentary cutting of the cake to be served on a platter, or alternatively we can cut and plate your cake individually for a small fee per person. Please let our Functions Manager know your preference in the lead up to your wedding.
ARE KIDS ALLOWED?
Of course! We are a family-friendly venue so kids are welcome to stay for the whole wedding reception. We know that children don’t always want to eat the same as adults, which is why our menu includes delicious kids' meal options.
Can WE BYO ALCOHOL?
We provide all beverages for your reception in-house, and do not permit BYO alcohol. We can however accommodate special requests, so please ensure you contact us ahead of time so that we can place an order for your wedding.
Can WE HAVE A BAR TAB INSTEAD OF A BEVERAGE PACKAGE?
You can choose to have either a bar tab or a beverage package for your wedding. A bar tab is a pre-designated amount set towards beverages. Our professional staff will keep you informed on the night as to how your bar tab is tracking. You may wish to extend the bar tab, or change to a cash bar once the amount is reached (for guests to pay for their own drinks). A beverage package is a set price per person for a set amount of time. Please refer to our Functions Package for a beverage list and beverage package pricing.
Can FACTORY51 PROVIDE STYLING?
We love our rustic chic venue, and are happy to provide styling options to further enhance the space for your wedding. You can choose from fresh foliage, fairy lights, and/or gold candelabras which our team will set up for you. Alternatively, you can bring in your own styling which we can set up for an additional fee.
Can WE CHOOSE OUR OWN STYLISTS/SUPPLIERS?
You can! We are happy to work with your preferred stylists and suppliers. We are also able to recommend some great vendors that we regularly work with and are already familiar with our venue. You may also choose to do your own styling, which you can set up yourselves or have our team set up for you at an additional fee. Our high industrial ceilings, rustic brick walls, and crystal chandelier provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding – you won’t need an elaborate set up to impress your guests!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NOISE RESTRICTIONS?
Our venue is sound engineered and has a very high noise rating of 100dBC. Your DJ, band, or playlist can play right up until the conclusion of your event. The latest possible finish time for events is midnight.
HOW LATE CAN OUR WEDDING RUN?
Our liquor licensing curfew is midnight. We allow a grace period of 30 minutes to give guests time to say goodbye and make their departure.
Is there anywhere to get photos taken nearby?
There are many scenic locations within a 15-minute drive including Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Botanic Gardens, New Farm Park, South Bank, the Story Bridge, and Seven Hills Bushland Reserve! Otherwise, feel free to arrive a little earlier to snap some pics in our private laneway entrance or against the red brick inside The Workshop room.
IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?
There is free parking in the surrounding streets, as well as paid amenity parking nearby at Coorparoo Square. After-hours, there is plenty of free parking available in the office block directly next door.
Can we have our ceremony at the venue?
We can provide the perfect set up for your ceremony so that all your formalities are in the one easy location. We set the venue up beautifully for your ceremony, then while you are getting photos taken, we invite your guests for refreshments at your private bar. Meanwhile, we draw the black velvet curtains and magically transform the space ready for your reception.