Rydges Southbank Convention Centre, Townsville's newly renovated event venue with 400sqm of floor space, provides unique facilities for all events including meetings, conferences, functions and trade exhibitions. Catering for groups of up to 500, the venue offers state of the art audio-visual facilities and a variety of breakout venues within the property.
With classic north Queensland architecture and heritage style decor, the Southbank Convention Centre also provides the venue for the most romantic wedding imaginable. Special features include 4.5 metre high ceilings, timber panelling and doors, chandeliers and brass fittings.
Experience the stunning choice in event venues in tropical north Queensland - Rydges Southbank Convention Centre - the only location for your special event.
Townsville provides the perfect location to explore all that beautiful north Queensland has to offer. With its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and world famous attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, rainforests, country towns and historic outback, a visit to Townsville is an experience never to be forgotten.
The newly refurbished and renovated Rydges Southbank Convention Centre is ideally located within Townsville's city centre, in the heart of the restaurant and cafe precinct and close to shopping, entertainment venues and major tourist attractions. Perfect for those who like to be close to all the action.
Rydges Southbank Hotel is a 4 star hotel offering a wide range of accommodation including Standard, Superior and Executive rooms.
Stunning Two-Bedroom, Two Bath Fully Self contained apartments are available as well.
Standard rooms are located on floors 1 - 5.
Superior rooms located on executive floors 6th and 7th levels.
Executive Suites feature large open plan living with separate bedroom and indulgent spa bath.
All rooms are stylish & modern with Rydges Dream Beds, for the best night’s sleep. All rooms feature air-conditioning, work desk, FREE WI-FI, LCD TV, iron & ironing board, mini bar, & coffee & tea making facilities.
Apartments - S/C fully serviced - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living area and balconies.
Numerous catering awards including national awards - Australian Restaurant and Caterers Award - Winner Function/Convention Centre Catering and Australian Caterer of the Year.
An extensive selection of menus, liquor packages and catering options are available. Breakfast, Morning and afternoon tea, lunches, dinners and cocktail parties can all be catered for. Menus can be created for special events.
The Southbank Grill offers an intimacy and warmth long missing from the Townsville event and catering scene and is perfect for private functions and dining events.
Rydges Townsville offers a range of amenities to delight business and leisure travellers. Take advantage of our 24-hour reception, business centre, FREE WI-FI, or simply relax by our outdoor pool.
Located in the heart of Townsville on vibrant Palmer Street, Rydges Townsville is moments away from the Townsville CBD and numerous local attractions, including Reef HQ. With easy connections to Townsville Airport our Townsville hotel puts you in prime position to explore Tropical North Queensland, from the Billabong Sanctuary to picturesque Magnetic Island.
We can arrange audio visual equipment to suit any event;
We offer, but are not limited to the below;
High resolution data projectors
Whiteboard and Markers
Computer Controlled Lighting with Dimmers
Microphone and Lectern
Staging / Dance Floor
Extension Leads and Power Boards
Power: 15amp, 240 volts, 3 phase
Business Centre and assistance available. Includes facilities such as:
Desktop computer (PC)
Faxes (Local, STD & IDD)
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Best Steak Restaurant
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Winner Best Corporate Caterer
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Winner Best Wedding Caterer
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Best Fine Dining Restaurant
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Best Hotel Restaurant
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Best Conference/Function Centre
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Best Wedding Caterers
NQ Restaurant & Caterers - Caterer of the YEar
AUSTRALIAN RESTAURANT & CATERING ASSOC
Function/Convention Centre Catering Award & Caterer of the Year
QLD RESTAURANT & CATERING AWARDS
Function/Convention Centre Catering
Caterer of the Year
QLD TOURISM AWARDS
Meetings & Business Tourism
NTH QLD TOURISM AWARDS
Best Deluxe Accommodation
3 ½-4 ½ Star Ac