Abbey Medieval Banquet, your ultimate medieval experience!
In 2017 we are delighted to announce that the popular Abbey Medieval Banquet, which heralds the beginning of the Abbey Medieval Festival, will be held on June 24th 2017.
Due to the popularity of this event, a second banquet will follow on July 1st.
Admission to the Banquet is by pre-paid tickets only (click on Medieval Festival Tickets ). After purchasing your ticket, our staff will allocate your seating, and you will receive notification of the seats you have been given via email. (Please note, your seating allocation will not be marked on your ticket.)
Telling our medieval story!
On this night of authentic medieval food and entertainment, you will be guided by the Steward of the Feast in the manners and customs expected of those attending such a prestigious event.
On entering the Great Hall, you will experience a traditional ritual of washing the hands with scented rosewater. Once this is completed, you are then directed to your seat. Then the fun begins! Read about one of our guest’s personal experience at the Abbey Medieval Banquet.
The Banquet is fully licensed and wine, beers, cider and mead are available for purchase. (Please note: No BYO.)
What’s on the menu?
Download the Medieval Banquet Menu
Where will I be sitting?
Download the Banquet seating layout
This event is always a huge favourite, renowned throughout Queensland and beyond, and in sells out quickly, so don’t delay with booking your tickets. Wanting to go that little bit further in your Medieval experience? Book a Premium ticket which includes seating closest to the High Table and entertainment for the night, as well as a lovely cushioned seat and a photo at the Medieval Photo Booth!
( Please note: PREMIUM TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT for 2017 )
Abbey Medieval Festival Banquet FAQ
What’s the difference between a General Ticket and a Premium Ticket?
A Banquet Premium seat includes seating at the front of the Hall (closest to the High Table and entertainment), a cushioned seat and a photograph at the Medieval Photo Booth.
What time should I arrive?
Doors open at 5:45 pm. We ask for all guests to be seated by 6:20 pm for the Opening Ceremony. The procession to the High Table by your hosts and Guests of Honour precedes the serving of the First Remove.
What do I get to eat?
Your meal consists of two Removes (or courses), each consisting of several dishes, and a final course called an ‘Issue’. Make sure you pace yourself as the food will be plentiful. There are vegetarian options available.
Is there parking or public transport?
There is parking close to the Great Hall and there will be signage to direct you. If you’re from interstate or overseas, you’ll find the Abbey one of the more far flung Brisbane Museums.
Do I need to dress up?
Although costuming is optional, we encourage everyone to don medieval costumes and get into the spirit of the event. From a proper lady, to a brave knight, to a saucy wench, you’ll love the colour and culture of our famous Medieval banquets.
Need more information?
View the details of the 2017 Banquets and seating map to get an idea of the layout.
Learn more about the Abbey Tournament
Wassail! Enjoy the Abbey Medieval Banquet.