The Criterion Hotel is located within the CBD of the city, which overlooks the Fitzroy River and the beautifully landscaped and prepared Riverbank walk. Parkers Function Room is the original ‘Grand Ballroom’ of the Criterion Hotel, which was built by the Parker and Curtis families in 1887. Parkers has lost none of the character of that bygone era and is truly representative of the traditional English/Victorian influence in the development of Rockhampton. Parkers is fully air conditioned with bar and bathroom facilities. Subject to the style of the function, Parkers can cater for up to 100 cocktail style or 70 seated.

The Criterion has a long, well established and valued reputation for hospitality and catering to your requirements including:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Trade shows and Seminars
  • Cocktail Parties
  • A La Carte Private Dinners
  • Breakfast Meetings

Undoubtedly one of the happiest days of your life, we at the Criterion consider this a speciality of the house. Parkers is the ideal venue, whether it be for the Wedding Ceremony which can be followed by cocktails in the Grand Foyer and the Newsroom Bar or for the Wedding Reception.

Dress Flounces for the Bridal table Coordinated
Napkin colouring
Remote Microphone
Flat Screen TV
Inhouse Music System

The minimum number of persons for a function is 30. Should the numbers go below this figure and you require table service for the drinks or the bar to be open, a fee of $30.00 per hour for the bar staff member will apply. Numbers of the persons attending the function are required seven days prior and this will be the number applied to the function account. Should you require full table service for the duration of your function this will be charged at $30.00 per hour, for each waiter required. Should you not require bar service you are more than welcome to purchase your drinks from the main bar.

The Criterion does have access to several local entertainers and is happy to put you in touch with them, to organise this portion of your function. We do reserve the right to veto any entertainment not considered suitable with regard to the hotel licence and request a moderate music volume is maintained.

Should you have a special dietary requirement or any other special requests please advise us and we will do our best to assist you.

Phone: (07) 4922 1225
Facsimile:(07) 4922 1226


Ideally located within the CBD of Rockhampton your Seminar or Trade Show will be a success at The Criterion Hotel.

With a comfortable seating capacity of 50 theatre style, this air conditioned room has its own bar and bathroom facilities. We are pleased to offer a morning and afternoon tea and a light or medium style of lunch.


  • In house music system
  • In house remote microphone and audio system
  • Whiteboard
  • Iced water and mints on tables at all times

2018 Function Book  

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