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Conferences, Meetings and Events at Rydges


Spaces at Southbank Convention Centre and Southbank hotel are ideal for large and small meetings

The Southbank Convention Centre next to Rydges Southbank Townsville features three state-of-the-art Townsville meeting spaces for conferences and board gatherings of 10 to 500 people.

Two additional rooms are available within the Southbank hotel.

Whether booking the Townsville meeting venues for a simple day meeting or multi-day retreat, the Southbank hotel offers multiple packages which include overnight accommodation.


Big or small, all events are welcome at our Southbank hotel

Rydges Southbank Townsville is equipped to cater events with 10 to 500 attendees. Our Townsville event venues can host weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, school formals, product lunches and special dinners with ease. Let our professional event staff help you make the most of any Townsville event.


Focus on romance and leave wedding details to professional staff at Southbank hotel

Say "I do" in one of Townsville's most romantic wedding venues: the Southbank Convention Centre next to Rydges Southbank Townsville. Glide down the centre’s iconic staircase for a grand entrance into one of life’s most memorable moments. The setting is ideal for photo opportunities before or after your Townsville wedding.  

Three themed rooms at the convention centre open to form the Grand Ballroom, serviced by a pre-function room and bar. The grand foyer can also serve as an ideal location for a ceremony.

For a more intimate affair, the Portside room can be set up banquet-style to accommodate up to 50 guests. The room features a private bar and balcony overlooking Palmer Street. The poolside gardens on the hotel property also are welcoming.

Our seasoned Townsville wedding planners are able to assist with every detail of a lavish banquet or intimate affair. Staff also can assist in arranging deluxe Townsville accommodations for all attendees.


'JUST MARRIED’ – FROM ONLY $99* per person

Our new three-course, all-inclusive package features the following from only $99* per person.


          ♥ Chef’s selection of canapés & drinks on arrival
          ♥ Three-course set menu
          ♥ Tea and coffee
          ♥ 4 hour beverage package*  

*Includes pre-dinner drinks. House white and red wines, sparkling wine for toast, beer, soft drinks and orange juice.


          ♥  Dedicated wedding coordinator
          ♥  Room hire
          ♥  Complimentary menu tasting for bride & groom*
          ♥  Personalised menus
          ♥  Sparkling wine for the toast
          ♥  Service of the wedding cake  
          ♥  Cake table, knife and gift table
          ♥  Dance floor (unless specialty floor is required)
          ♥  One night’s accommodation for bride and groom in bridal suite
          ♥  Complimentary breakfast for the bride and groom
          ♥  Complimentary parking for the bride and groom
          ♥  Late check out
          ♥  Special accommodation rates for guests
          ♥  Special parking rates for guests (or complimentary where available)

*Menu tasting on confirmation of booking. Additional menu tasting $59 per person.
**Minimum number of 150 guests

***Upgrades are available, please see our dedicated Wedding Coordinator for more information


Children's meals are available for those age 3-12.  Please discuss your requirements with our team


Our wedding team would be delighted to assist should you require help with any finishing touches. We have a list of preferred suppliers we could recommend in any of areas of theming, musicians, hire cars and much more. 


If you’re after a cocktail-style event, we can discuss your needs and tailor a special package to suit.


Terms and Conditions

Subject to availability and for new event bookings only made between 1 January 2015 and 24 December 2015 and consumed between 1 January 2015  and 24 December 2016. Offer applies to wedding events only, block out dates may apply and a minimum numbers of guests are required – see each Hotel for required numbers. Offer and inclusions subject to change at the discretion of the providing hotel.

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Meetings & Events

Productive meetings and memorable weddings flourish at our Southbank hotel

Townsville meeting rooms at the Southbank Convention Centre next to Rydges Southbank Townsville are ideal for hosting weddings, receptions and banquets in addition to business meetings and conventions. The iconic Townsville conference venue offers flexible spaces and modern equipment in a stylish setting complemented by comfortable chairs and trestle and oval tables.

The Southbank hotel’s cross-cube buffet stations are a work of art for any conference lunch or buffet. The functional art pieces are comprised of stunning glass and polished steel frames which  help reinforce the dining experience offered for all Townsville weddings or meetings.

Townsville wedding planning is made easy with Southbank hotel’s team of seasoned professionals who are ready to ensure all events go off without a hitch and are productive. 

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Poolside Boardroom 6m x 3.5m 2.5m 20m² 12 n/a n/a n/a 12 n/a n/a
Grand Ballroom 13m x 33m 4.5m 430m² 360 320 500 280 n/a 500 n/a
Kingston 13m x 10m 4.5m 130m² 70 50 80 40 30 80 35
Portside 8.5m x 10.5m 2.5m 90m² 40 50 60 35 24 60 27
Raffles 13m x 13m 4.5m 90m² 120 80 100 96 n/a 150 80
Raffles 2 (Raffles & Kingston) 13m x 23m 4.5m 300m² 200 200 300 180 n/a 240 n/a
Savoy 10m x 10m 4.5m 100m² 60 40 60 40 30 60 35
Savoy 2 (Savoy & Kingston) 13m x 20m 4.5m 260m² 120 120 150 96 n/a 140 n/a
Raffles & Savoy Balconies 12m x 5m 2.5m 60m² 30 n/a 40 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Palmer Boardroom 3m x 4m 2.5m 12m² n/a n/a n/a n/a 7 n/a n/a
Tropical Poolside Garden 13m x 13m n/am 120m² 40 n/a 70 n/a n/a 40 n/a
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