Venue Review – The Greek Club
A new era for The Greek Club.
I recently attended the relaunch of the Greek Club. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect; I envisaged some sort of scene out of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and that I’d be forced to dance the Zorba and maybe get to smash a plate.
Well, I can assure you there wasn’t a Goddess statue or décor ancient pillar in sight. The new Greek Club is stylish and contemporary but still has a hint of traditional Cycladic architectural design.
The Greek Club had been a Brisbane favourite since 1975, but with so many new venues popping up in recent years, we tended to forget about her.
The recent $3 million refurbishment puts her back on the scene! My favourite feature is the 115sqm balcony which takes advantage of the view out across Musgrave Park and towards the twinkling Southbank and Brisbane City skyline.
Its location is fantastic. It’s close proximity to BCEC presents an offsite dinner option for your convention delegates that you might not have considered before; did you realise that The Grand Ballroom can host 800 guest cocktail style, or 1,400 seated banquet style?
The Greek Club has plenty of other rooms too, from 45sqm up to 1000sqm providing 11 combinations of functional spaces. If you have an event that requires several break-out rooms, you can find them all under the one roof. Or, if your event size changes dramatically, there’s a good chance The Greek Club can move you to a more suitably sized room (if available) or reconfigure The Grand Ballroom using its retractable walls.
The decor of the revamped Greek Club is neutral and appeals to both corporate and wedding clients. The relaunch event used some beautiful styling from Innovative Hire that really transformed the space and made me realise what is possible. Also, the Grand Ballroom has the biggest fixed dancefloor in Brisbane, so you can dance the night away at your work Christmas party and not have to budget the additional expense.
Catering has been well thought out by Head Chef Jean-Louis Beauilieu, fusing Greek and Australian flavours. The Greek Club is happy to customise menus for events, and of course accommodate dietary requirements too.
For all the refurbishment has done, the traditional warmth and hospitality of the Greek community remains. If you are visiting the Paniyiri Festival this weekend, be sure to take a look around for yourself and decide if you can see your next event back at The Greek Club.