It’s never too early to start thinking about the Royal Queensland Show or EKKA as it is most commonly known. Ekka began in 1876 and now boats annual visitor numbers in excess of 400 000. This year will be the 140th show, bringing a variety of talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment. This event showcases the best that Queensland has to offer across many different areas including award winning food and wine, live entertainment, carnival fun, family shopping, educational activities and much much more.


If you are from out of town getting to the EKKA is a piece of cake – just stay at the Brisbane International Windsor and you can either take an easy 15 minute stroll to the gates or alternatively jump on a bus right outside our front door. We have plenty of FREE undercover parking available to our guests so you can leave the car with us and not worry about trying to get a park (or paying for the parking bill at the end of the day).


We have several different room types available, including an apartment for guests who need a bit more space or would like to self-cater. For those who aren’t worried about self-catering we have a fabulous Italian Restaurant Va Bene onsite where you can come back and put your feet up after a busy day at the EKKA and enjoy a pasta and glass of Italian wine.

Due to our convenient location and the added advantage of FREE car parking and FREE WIFI our rooms don’t last long around EKKA time so be sure to book your as soon as possible.

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Top 5 Wedding Planning Tips

The Brisbane International at Windsor is one of the most popular northside wedding functions, not just because we are centrally located, but because we take all of the stress away from organising your dream day.

As a premium wedding venue in North Brisbane we understand that it is all of the little fiddly details, which can often cause havoc for the bride and her bridesmaids on the big day. The problem is that the planning and the stress doesn’t stop until the very last guest has left the reception and you can at long last relax in your honeymoon suite, alone together as husband and wife.

This really means that the wedding accommodation in Brisbane you select needs to have the experience and the skills to ensure that your big day goes off flawlessly, leaving you to relax and enjoy your time with family and friends.
As the premium wedding venue in North Brisbane, the Brisbane International at Virginia will make sure that you don’t have to do a thing except have a fabulous and memorable wedding day.

  • Sign up for a wedding specific email account: This helps you to organise your RSVP’s, the emails from the florist, the venue and dressmaker etc.
  • Number your RSVP cards: This is a great tip because even if your guests forget to include their name when they RSVP, the numbers will tell you who has responded.
  • Colour code your table seating: Colour coded sticky notes, for example – green for family, pink for the bride’s friends, blue for the bridegroom’s friends and yellow for work colleagues, helps to simplify the seating arrangements.
  • Use technology to help you: Download the iWedPlanner app to keep a track of all the wedding details.
  • Sandpaper the bride and bridesmaids shoes: An unusual tip, but if you sandpaper the soles of your shoes you avoid any embarrassing or nasty slips during the day.

And of course we’ve got one more great tip up our sleeve – Book into the best wedding accommodation in Brisbane and call Alex at Brisbane International Virginia on 07 3265 7066 or email
weddings@vrooms.com.au to organise your dream wedding.

We are located on the north side of Brisbane and can offer you and your guests accommodation at a great price with FREE parking, easy access to the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports and an exceptional wedding experience. We have different packages available to suit any budget.

So why wait, call Alex at the premium wedding venue in North Brisbane, set up an appointment and find out how we can remove the stress from your big day.

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