21st Birthday Party Venue

Say ‘happy birthday to me’ with a function venue that’ll blow your guests away! The Fox Hotel has all that you need to make your 21st birthday party really stand out from the crowd.

Enjoy the convenience of the central location of our function venue, with the Busway, Brisbane CBD and South Bank just a short five minute stroll away.

Join us and see why the stylish and sophisticated multipurpose Fox Hotel is the perfect Brisbane function venue for your next event.


OK we get it, your 21st is coming up and it needs to be a big one. Everyone is going all out for their 21st birthday, Brisbane has fifty every Saturday and most of them are forgotten and not just because of all the booze. So we get it, yours has to be special – well we got you.

We’re not gonna mess around with basic 21st birthday party ideas like ‘Hey my name start’s with a T so everyone dress as something that starts with a T!’ (Super hilarious transformers costume dude, hope it’s still funny when you have to pay the surcharge for an Uber XL).

What we’re going to do is do everything right. Let’s go through the list, k? View our top birthday party ideas and tips below.

While we know you’ve gotten older and wiser since 18, sometimes it’s still a challenge to decide how to celebrate a milestone birthday as big as 21. Never fear though, we’ve come to the rescue with a whole list of 21st birthday party ideas that’ll inspire your inner party god.

Midnight to Midnight

Why not make the most of this milestone and turn it into an all day affair? Ok, so it might not be midnight to midnight, but with The Fox opening at 11am you can cruise down after a sleep in (which everyone deserves on their birthday, right?) just in time for lunch at Fish Lane Bistro before kicking the party up a notch to Dandys Rooftop.

The Costume Challenge

While a good ol’ costume party is not exactly a revelation, try challenging your guests to dress up only as people who were born on the same day as you. Bizarre costumes guaranteed.

The Surprise (Sort Of)

Sick of researching endless function rooms in brisbane and fretting about your 21st? Let your family and friends take over the duties, but with one condition. Tell them they can do whatever they want, as long as it’s at The Fox. That way you know the venue will be on point, and we’ll make sure your mum doesn’t go overboard with the sentimental stuff.

The Sophisticated Adult Option

Act like the adult that you now officially are and enjoy a private dining experience with your nearest and dearest in one of The Fox’s many charming function spaces.

Ok, this is it, the big one, the one you’ve been waited for. It’s your 21st Birthday and that means just one thing, it’s time to throw one hell of a party. There’s nothing quite like a summertime celebration to get your favourite friends and family together and bond over the most important person in the world today, you! So when it comes to finding the best function rooms in Brisbane to host your big day you don’t want to settle for just any old location. That’s why we’ve put together the top 3 reasons why when it comes to your 21st birthday party, you shouldn’t settle for less than the best Rooftop Bar in Brisbane.

The Food
Summer is the perfect time for a good old fashioned backyard BBQ, but when it comes to celebrating your official coming of age sometimes a snag just isn’t going to cut it! Ditch the dodgy spread and leave it in the hands of the party professionals. With a huge range of functions packages available we can cater to any taste or budget, so you can spend less time trying to crank up the grill and more time soaking up all the attention. After all, it’s all about you.

The Resources
Are you dying to show off all those cute photos of your year two dance recital? Or have a secret trove of selfies that are just begging to be cued up to your favourite tunes? When you decide to host your party at Brisbane’s favourite rooftop bar, we have everything you need to make sure your party goes off without a hitch! With premium AV equipment, iPod capabilities, and two flat screen plasma TV’s available, you can customize your space any way you like, it’s just another reason why we’re the most versatile function venue in Brisbane.

The Views
The best part about hosting your party at a great rooftop bar? Brisbane itself! Your guests will be blown away by the amazing views from the top as they raise their glasses to your birthday. With panoramic views of gorgeous South Brisbane the only light that will shine brighter than the CBD will be you on your special day when your guests start raving about how you managed to nail down the perfect 21st birthday party venue in Brisbane.

BROWSE OUR 21st Birthday party venues

Fox Hotel, boom, done. Easy to get to, everyone knows it, tonnes of options. Go exclusive and artsy cool with the Fish Lane Studios, or you can opt for the Verandah if it’s more of a family thing (where mum and dad would be happy to pick up the bar tab) or blow the metaphorical roof off by partying on the actual roof at Dandy’s. There’s no surprise as to why the Fox is one of Brisbane’s best birthday party venues.

Conveniently situated in the beating heart of South Bank, The Fox Hotel is one of Brisbane’s best birthday party venues. We can make your birthday party count with a function venue as unique as you are.

Whether it’s cocktails and canapés with friends or a sit down meal with family, the Fox Hotel has 8 exceptional birthday party spaces to suit your needs.


This birthday party venue is decadent and inviting. Perfect for larger birthday parties you’ll feel right at home in the bespoke interiors of this unique function space. Featuring a private bar, sit-down tables and enough room for a large dancefloor – this spacious birthday party venue has everything you’ve ever wanted to throw the birthday party of your dreams!


Private bar, bathrooms, dancefloor, AV inputs for DJ, iPod or wireless microphone, TV screens x 2 and disabled access


Inspired by Queensland’s iconic plantation homes, The Veranda Room is a fresh and vibrant recreation of a classical homestead. Wicker furniture and feature wallpapers deliver a room perfect for cocktail style birthday parties.


Private bar, bathrooms, dancefloor, AV inputs for DJ, iPod or wireless microphone, TV screens x 1


This French-inspired birthday party space pays homage to indulgence. Heavy framed mirrors and tailored furniture makes this function room the perfect location for intimate drinks with a group of friends and family.


Cordless AV, large screen TV with USB and HDMI inputs, private bathroom


Host an intimate birthday party dinner in our private dining room. Adorned with prized collections from adventures and expeditions, the private Collectors Room will whisk you away to bygone times of journey and discovery. This room provides an intimate birthday dining experience with your own dedicated wait staff.


Cordless AV and large screen TV with USB and HDMI inputs


Celebrate your birthday party from this light and breezy function room located on Fish Lane. This space is perfect for large cocktail style birthday parties and sit-down dining.


AV connectivity for iPod or roving microphone, wide screen TV available upon request


Tucked behind the Long Bar on the ground floor of the hotel, the Atrium is a perfect space for smaller birthday parties.Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, guests can enjoy an exclusive bar and plenty of seating.


Large screen TV with USB and HDMI inputs, exclusive bar, disabled access

Reserved Spaces: 20 – 150 guests
Exclusive Use: Up to 360 guests

Brisbane’s premier rooftop bar is without doubt the urban backyard. Featuring a dedicated char grill kitchen, exquisite cocktail bar and spectacular views of the city nightscape, our rooftop birthday party venue can be configured to cater for small private areas through to exclusive use for extravagant events.


2 bars and cocktail service, bathrooms, designated smoking area, 2 x large screen TV’s with USB & HDMI inputs. AV capabilities for iPod, DJ and wireless microphones

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With its blank canvas of white walls and raw unfinished edges, Fish Lane Creative Studios is an industrial style birthday party venue. Design your own birthday party from this unique function room.


Projector facilities, AV inputs for DJ, cordless microphone or iPod and private bar


Milestone celebrations are simply better when you have Brisbane’s best birthday party venue on your side.

We cater for everything from:
– Cocktail parties
– Private dining
– Group dinners
– Luncheons
– Casual drinks & get togethers

Host a stand up extravaganza, or enjoy an intimate meal with your nearest and dearest. As Brisbane’s favourite birthday party venue, we have an extensive range of catering options for your celebration.

Turn up the sound on your next birthday party with a little help from the Fox Hotel Keep your occasion stress free with AV equipment available to hire on request, perfect for embarrassing birthday slideshows, as well as an assortment of additional services available.






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