The Highfields Cultural Centre is a full-service function venue located 10-minutes north of Toowoomba. The centre provides the perfect wedding, conference and events venue. It boasts a secluded position within lush, leafy surrounds, spacious private gardens that offer seclusion, together with the full complement of equipment, catering and hospitality services.

There are more than 60 free on-site parking spaces with the local bus service a short stroll away

The centre also houses the local Council service centre and is adjacent to Highfields Fitness and Recreation, pool and local library

 

How to book

The check vacancies and make a booking, contact us via the following options:

Online: Highfields Cultural Centre booking form (online)

Phone: 07 4699 6500

Email: highfields.cultural@tr.qld.gov.au

 

Location

O'Brien Road, Highfields - Google maps - Highfields Cultural Centre

 

coupledancingatweddingThe most important day of your life deserves a stunning venue like the Highfields Cultural Centre. Celebrate the beginning of a lifetime of happiness with confidence, knowing that our dedicated event team are here to help you with every detail.

At Highfields Cultural Centre, we provide a range of services to make your wedding reception one to remember, including:

  • personal and professional planning
  • use of bar/garden area for pre-dinner canapés and drinks
  • use of gardens and foyer for wedding photos
  • a full table setting with white linen tablecloths and napkins, cutlery and glassware
  • white skirting on bridal table/head table
  • lectern and wireless microphone
  • dance floor
  • basic cleaning
  • ample off-street parking
  • decorating assistance
  • personalised table seating plan.

The Highfields Cultural Centre has a stellar reputation, evident with a gold accreditation from the Australian Bridal Industry Academy. Since 2010, the venue has been a finalist in the reception centre and function coordinator categories and placed highly in the national Designer of Dreams. You can trust our experienced team to deliver the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Catering

With a reputation for house-made delicacies, our catering will elevate your wedding celebrations with creative and elegant cuisine with professional catering and a range of menus available to suit your requirements. We also cater to all allergies and intolerances.

Treat your guests to canapés in our beautiful garden before moving into the reception room for the main and dessert. Our cocktail party options are also popular. A fully staffed, licensed bar provides a variety of beer, wine and soft drinks. There are several options, including beverage plans, bar tabs, a cash bar – or a combination of all three.

Décor

At Highfields Cultural Centre, we take care of all the details. You won't need to lift a finger, tables and chairs are set to your custom seating plan with white linen tablecloths and linen napkins, bridal table and cake table skirting, cutlery and glassware. Our experienced staff can also assist with decorating your wedding with chair covers, sashes, table centrepieces, bridal backdrops and ceiling drapery. We can even tailor our lighting to suit your colour scheme!

Garden Weddings

We offer a beautiful garden ceremony to remember. In addition to the spacious auditorium, guests can make use of a beautiful outdoor area that is perfect for a garden wedding. The peaceful, secluded outdoor area is surrounded by stately trees providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding. A signatory table and chairs for the couple and their guests can be arranged, along with a red carpet.

In the event of bad weather, a smaller room is available to take the worry out of having to contact your guests with a change of plan.

Cocktail wedding reception

Our cocktail packages are ideal for brides wanting a more relaxed event. With house-made canapés and sparkling wine, guests can mingle in our bar area and beautiful garden area. This area is also ideal for intimate weddings with less than 50 guests. Our cocktail package includes a selection of ten canapés served throughout the night. The bar is available for guests to purchase their drinks, or you can select a beverage package or bar tab.

Contact the centre to obtain our latest wedding package information.

ConferenceatHighfieldsCulturalCentreThe Highfields Cultural Centre is the perfect space to host your next conference. From tricky break-outs to large scale functions, this venue can host it all. With competitive pricing, free on-site car parking and catering available, this venue is hard to beat.

With a space to suit any event, the Highfields Cultural Centre offers diversity in the form of several break-out areas including, the boardroom, rear bar, garden area, stage, mezzanine and community corner

No two events are the same, we will work with you to customise a plan to suit your needs. Arrange a tour with one of our Function Coordinators today. We would welcome the opportunity to show you the capabilities of the centre and what we have to offer your next event.

Menus & packages

We have a range of catering options to any function - meetings, conferences, dinners, networking events, cocktail parties, luncheons or breakfasts. From freshly-baked muffins for morning tea to canapes at dusk, we can create a menu to suit your budget and event.


We are happy to cater for anyone with special dietary needs, such as vegetarians, vegans, diabetics and food intolerances, provided we are advised in advance.


We generally serve our meals in the rear bar area where your delegates will be able to mingle and make use of our outdoor eating area. Our outdoor garden area also can be used for team building activities such as volleyball.

Our venue is well equipped to run concerts of any size. Our premium lighting and sounding equipment will help your company promote the best event possible. We have previously hosted concerts for ‘The Wiggles’ and ‘Playschool’.  It is the perfect space, for local dance schools, schools and music ensembles.

The equipment we have available:

  • professional sound system
  • theatrical lighting which can be controlled from our bio box
  • 16m x 6m working stage area
  • Side of stage and control room communications
  • 2 dressing rooms on each side of the stage
  • 1 green room (Rogers Room)
  • theatre seating capacity of 500
  • use of the Mezzanine level for additional seating
  • built-in data projector and screens
  • wireless internet
  • theatrical lighting which can be controlled from our bio box
  • a fully staffed and licensed bar
  • event staff/ushers.

There is onsite parking available for ticket holders. 

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There are five spaces available to suit your needs. Weddings, conferences or concerts, each room can be personalised to suit your event.

Peter Rorke auditorium

The Peter Roke auditorium is an adaptable space with no columns or pillars. From trick break-outs spaces at a conference to large weddings, it suits a variety of events. The auditorium also includes a full-sized stage and dressing rooms.

The room includes:

  • fully air-conditioned for year-round comfort
  • high ceilings
  • permanent dance floor
  • theatrical lighting rig and sound system.
  • Wireless internet

Room capabilities

 Room Configuration  Capacity
 U-shape 40 
 Workshop style (open rounds) 208 
Theatre style  550 
Classroom style  120 
Dining 300 

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Rogers room

The Rogers room is ideal for your next meeting, conference or training workshop. The room can accommodate boardroom, theatre, u-shape and workshop room formats. With black block-out curtaining, the room provides a private space to conduct business.

Room capabilities

 Room Configuration  Capacity
 U-shape 26
 Workshop style (open rounds) 45 
Theatre style  90
Classroom style  20
Dining 50

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Breakout spaces - boardroom, community centre, mezzanine

With a space to suit any event, the Highfields Cultural Centre offers diversity in the form of several break-out spaces, including the boardroom, rear bar, garden area, stage, mezzanine and community corner.

Room capabilities

Breakout space  Capacity 
Mezzanine (per side)  48
Community corner  50
Boardroom 8

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"I wanted to thank you and Renee for all your help over the past few weeks. The facilities at Highfields have been great mainly due to both of you. You have been easy to work with, have accommodated our requirements and have gone out of your way to make things happen. I certainly have appreciated working with such a professional team. I will be recommending the centre to others." - St Joseph's College, Toowoomba.

"Exceptional venue, food and centre staff were friendly and professional in all dealings. Zoe was fantastic, very friendly and professional. Hope to work with her again in the future." - Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

"In the middle of the covid pandemic they were very accommodating in helping find new ways to entertain guests. Due to COVID-19 we had to reschedule our wedding to another date and they were very helpful and supportive during this stressful process." - Melanie and Tom.

"Emma was amazing to work with. No request too big or too small. Made us feel very welcome." - Brianna and Brad.