FAQ

F.A.Qs

Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions

Can dogs come to the venue?

We welcome dogs for Food Truck Fridays, as long as they’re friendly and ok with other dogs and guests.

How can I send my promo info to be considered as a musician at Arcana?

Please send us an email ! arcanabrisbane@gmail.com

Do you have live music at Food Truck Fridays?

Yes ! Every week we have a different musician playing. Always local musicians, always talented.

Beers on tap?

We have a diverse range of quality craft beers on tap – click here for our menu.
At Arcana, we strive to work with local and independent breweries, to bring you the very best of Brisbane.

Can we BYO drinks?

No, Arcana is a licensed venue, so no alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks can be brought on site.

Do we have access before our event?

Yes, you are welcome to arrive 1 hour prior to your event in order to set up. However, your guests should arrive no earlier than the time of the event (the bar will not be open before hands).

Does every guest need to be vaccinated ?

We will be following the QLD government health measures in place at the time of the event. At the moment, there are no vaccination requirements to enter a licensed venue.

Do we host 18th & 21st birthday parties?

Yes, we have many great options for 18th and 21st birthday parties.
We can organise :
  • Balloon garland with arch and number
  • Neon sign “18th” or “21st” or “Happy birthday”
  • Giant Number
More ideas here
We require a security guard for 18th and 21st birthdays.

Can I set up decorations before my event?

You are welcome to bring your own decoration, as long as it is taken down or thrown away at the end of the evening.

what theatre configurations do you have?

We offer a few different theatre configurations.
Click here for more details.

Can you book a table?

You welcome to book a table for Food Truck Fridays.
Yes, it is recommended !
Please, book a table here.

Are children allowed at the venue?

Yes, children are welcome at Arcana, as long as they are supervised by an adult at all time.

How long is a booking for?

All bookings are 4-hours
Afternoon bookings from 12pm – 4pm
Evening bookings from 7pm – 11pm
You can add extra hours for a charge.
Our liquor licence finishes at 11pm, so we cannot serve past this time.

Do you have Parking on site?

We have 25 on-site car parks and 100 after hours street parks available.

Do you host school related celebrations like formals or post formal events?

No, sorry, we don’t host any formal or school-related events at Arcana.

Do you have a venue charge?

Yes, we charge a $500 venue hire fee.

Can I bring my own caterer?

We do not authorise BYO catering for weddings and on Saturdays.
Otherwise, you are welcome to bring your own caterer. We charge a BYO fee of $3.99 per guest. We will need to receive the food license of your caterer and their contact to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
We require the space to be left clean at the end of the event. Leftover food, plates and cutlery have to be taken away or disposed of at the end of the event.

Can we bring a cake?

You are welcome to bring a cake free of charge, this can be stored in our fridge if you like. We can happily provide our plates and gold hammered cutlery for $3.95 per person, or you’re welcome to bring in paper plates and plastic cutlery. We just ask you clean all of this up at the end of your booking (leftover cake to be taken away or thrown away is bins provided).

Do you have a DJ or Musicians?

Yes, we have several different DJ and musician options. Let us know what you’re looking for and we can assist you.

Do you offer ceremony-only options?

No, sorry, we do not offer ceremony only packages.

Do you offer mid-week discounts for weddings?

We offer a discounted minimum bar spend for weekday weddings.

Can vehicles enter the Empress Room for photo shoots?

No, sorry, we have sprung floors that are not made to support the weight of a car.

How can we book the studio?

You can check the availability of our spaces and book through our website.
Check out https://arcana.skedda.com/booking for more details.

What are the dimensions of the Empress Film studio?

The Empress is the largest of the spaces at 14.4m long x 10.8m wide

Are the lights included in the hire?

The lights are not included in the hire.
You can hire the lights and a design to produce up to 3 lighting states for $199.

How long is a booking for?

All bookings are 4-hours
Afternoon bookings from 12pm – 4pm
Evening bookings from 7pm – 11pm
You can add extra hours for a charge.
Our liquor licence finishes at 11pm, so we cannot serve past this time.

Do you have Parking on site?

We have 25 on-site car parks and 100 after hours street parks available.

Do you host school related celebrations like formals or post formal events?

No, sorry, we don’t host any formal or school-related events at Arcana.

Do you have a venue charge?

Yes, we charge a $500 venue hire fee.

Can I bring my own caterer?

We do not authorise BYO catering for weddings and on Saturdays.
Otherwise, you are welcome to bring your own caterer. We charge a BYO fee of $3.99 per guest. We will need to receive the food license of your caterer and their contact to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
We require the space to be left clean at the end of the event. Leftover food, plates and cutlery have to be taken away or disposed of at the end of the event.

Can we bring a cake?

You are welcome to bring a cake free of charge, this can be stored in our fridge if you like. We can happily provide our plates and gold hammered cutlery for $3.95 per person, or you’re welcome to bring in paper plates and plastic cutlery. We just ask you clean all of this up at the end of your booking (leftover cake to be taken away or thrown away is bins provided).

Do you have a DJ or Musicians?

Yes, we have several different DJ and musician options. Let us know what you’re looking for and we can assist you.

Do you offer ceremony-only options?

No, sorry, we do not offer ceremony only packages.

Do you offer mid-week discounts for weddings?

We offer a discounted minimum bar spend for weekday weddings.

Can vehicles enter the Empress Room for photo shoots?

No, sorry, we have sprung floors that are not made to support the weight of a car.

How can we book the studio?

You can check the availability of our spaces and book through our website.
Check out https://arcana.skedda.com/booking for more details.

What are the dimensions of the Empress Film studio?

The Empress is the largest of the spaces at 14.4m long x 10.8m wide

Are the lights included in the hire?

The lights are not included in the hire.
You can hire the lights and a design to produce up to 3 lighting states for $199.