Our Services

From corporate events, to weddings and private functions, Somerville House offers tailored services and suppliers, including catering, audio visual, security and cleaning, to ensure your event runs smoothly. Home to a range of venues including the expansive, modern spaces of the Foundation Building and Valmai Pidgeon Performing Arts Centre, to the ornate, historical beauty of the Chambers Building and Chapel, Somerville House is the perfect location for any event.

Our Preferred Suppliers


In order to make your event trouble free, we are able to offer the services of a range of professional caterers to assist you. These professional catering companies are fully versed with our facilities and have experience in set-up and presentation in our venues.

Different events have different requirements, from a simple tea/coffee station for a short lecture to a formal dinner for a wedding reception, the following companies will be able to provide quotations for your function to satisfy your individual requirements. These catering companies are specially recommended by Somerville House, and are the only approved catering providers permitted to use our premises.


Somerville House Catering Services


Audiovisual / Lighting

Somerville House has partnered with highly experienced audio-visual providers to assist with your event needs. It is the responsibility of the hirer to liaise directly with audio visual contractor.



Basic linen such as tablecloths are supplied inclusive of the hire booking.

Inventory hire is available at the following charges:

Tea and coffee station (chinaware): $1.30
Bar establishment (glassware): $1.50
Table setting (glassware, china and cutlery): $3.50
Grand Piano: $150.00 Daily
Music Stands: $15.00 Each


The School maintains 24/7 on-site Security for the campus. Should the Hirer, or the School deem appropriate, that dedicated security is required for the event, this can be arranged through the School’s existing security provider, TAS Security Australia. This service is charged at $70 per hour per security officer.


General cleaning is included in your hire, however should your event generate excessive rubbish and require additional cleaning an additional charge will be included in your final invoice. This will be charged at $60 per hour.

Venue Supervisor

Depending on the size and nature of your hire, the Venue Supervisor will be in attendance to ensure the smooth running of the event. This will be charged at $60 per hour.

Corporate Events

On the doorstep of South Bank’s bustling cultural and business hub, Somerville House provides the perfect location to host your conference, corporate event or training seminar. Our range of venues present a number of versatile spaces for functions of any size, and facility requirements.

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Private Functions

Whether you're planning a reunion, celebration or fundraiser, Somerville House has a range of excellent venue spaces to cater for your upcoming private function. With expansive, modern rooms and dining areas in the Foundation Building, including sweeping views of Brisbane city from the Terrace; to the stunning, intimate spaces offered in the Chambers Building, the venues and services on offer can be tailored to suit any occasion.

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From the grandeur and historic beauty of the Chambers, to the modern, expansive spaces of the Foundation Building, Somerville House offers ideal venue spaces for a picture-perfect ceremony and reception.

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