wedding stories


During a weekend away in Sydney, Rob proposed to Jemma in their hotel room just before heading out to dinner. Their engagement was the culmination of eight years of dating.

Brisbane Powerhouse was the only venue that Rob and Jemma had considered for their special day. As the couple describes it, “We have always loved the building and often spend weekends walking around the area and in New Farm Park. It was important to us that our wedding was fun and relaxed, and the exposed brick and riverside setting matched our vision perfectly. We’d also heard great things about the wonderful team and incredible food – both were correct!”

The couple chose the Turbine Platform for their ceremony, where they could bask in the afternoon light that shines through the windows and has space to seat all guests. The couple walked down the aisle to a cover of ‘This Must Be the Place’ by Talking Heads – which Rob had chosen as their aisle song long before his proposal.

The couple held their reception on the Rooftop Terrace, which provided the perfect space for their 70 guests. The Rooftop Terrace space let Rob and Jemma’s guests move about freely to socialise on the balcony and, most importantly, allowed room for an “epic” dance floor. One moment that got everyone up and onto the dancefloor was the couple’s first dance song, ‘Junk of the Heart’ by The Kooks.

There were so many things that made the day special! We chose to do our photos before the ceremony and spend the day together, which helped us to relax and soak up the day. We also had our friend officiate the ceremony with our celebrant. At the reception, we had disposal cameras at every table and a phone that people could leave messages on instead of writing in a guest book. Those two things were the gift that kept giving – getting the photos back and receiving the messages a week on meant we got to re-live the day!

Rob and Jemma’s special day was a moment for the couple to bask in the light, and Brisbane Powerhouse was the perfect canvas for them to express their love.