Here’s CHEERS to the re-opening of Brisbane’s City Hall!
I’m Susie and what a privilege it was to host & co-ordinate one of the last events to be held at City Hall before she closed for renovations in December 2009. The Centenary Classic Mercedes Benz MSquerade Ball was a perfect finale with over 600 guests in attendance to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis.
Yes, that’s me together with 8 of my closest (and awesomeness) clients. Needless to say, with “access all areas” engraved on my tiara, I was a typical groupie hanging out in the green room with Kate Ceberano!
Look at her now….let’s take a peak inside…
She may no longer be the tallest building in Brisbane (that was back in 1957), in my opinion she is certainly the most stunning.
AND…she has been joined by the famous, the original Shingle Inn!! The heritage listed Single Inn was dismantled and closed in August 2002. All the wood, booths, display cabinets etc were locked away for 15 years and then painstakingly put back together piece by piece. Fantastic, yummy, decadent, oldie worldly and awesome! I know right!!
Be still my beating heart…..
THAT SEXY DOME CEILING! ALL CHOCOLATY AND COPPER ON TOP!
The Main Auditorium is such a “glamour girl”. She’s all polished and brand spanking new. Lights, Camera, Action……Action, she wants some ACTION!! Every wood panel, floor board, stage and walls were lovingly restored. OK, so what would you expect if you were spending 20 billion dollars.
The Grand Organ (only two in the world) is an ENORMOUS instrument and boasts of 4332 pipes! NO backdrop has ever looked so good. Still to be tuned by experts (in 6 months time).
The foyer, the function rooms, the catering, the possibilities!!!!
LEVEL 3, Brisbane’s Museum. Recognize the Expo 88 characters? Clock tower tours FREE, Museum FREE. Stop it, your killing me!!
Let’s get in there – plan an event – bring the people (and they will come) to Brisbane’s beautiful City Hall.
King George Square you’ve got it going on now don’t ya!