It was a far cry from heaving throngs of supporters that gathered at Punt Rd and Swan St to celebrate Richmond's previous two premierships in their ongoing period of AFL dominance.
Players, staff and families who had been part of the club's travel bubble in this unusual season mingled on Sunday in the afterglow of another Tigers flag as leading figures - chief executive Brendon Gale, coach Damien Hardwick and captain Trent Cotchin - addressed the group.
The low-key honouring of the Tigers' latest flag success, which was sealed with a 31-point win over Geelong at the Gabba on Saturday night, seemed to suit Cotchin just fine.
"The best way to describe it is it's a bit more like a country footy premiership coming back here," Cotchin told reporters at the club's modest Elite Gold Coast accommodation.
"Clearly we have a lot of people at home that would've loved to have been a part of the celebrations, as we would've loved to have had them here.
"It was quite unique in itself and a bit more intimate."
Winning three premierships in four seasons has elevated Richmond to a position along side the triple flag-winning Brisbane, Geelong and Hawthorn teams as greats of the 21st century.
Cotchin is one of 14 Tigers who have been part of all three and has now won more premierships as Richmond captain than anyone else.
He admitted the playing group hasn't yet fully grasped the magnitude of what they have achieved.
"I will definitely take a moment or two, whether it's today or tomorrow, just to sit back and reflect on season 2020 and our journey as a whole over the last few years," Cotchin said.
"It's been an exceptional ride and one that we're incredibly proud of."
Cotchin said Nick Vlastuin was "a bit worse for wear" on Sunday after being knocked out by a stray elbow from Patrick Dangerfield in the opening five minutes of the grand final.
The tough defender was taken from the field on a medicab and watched most of the match from the bench.
"Just the courage to get back out there and sit on the bench was pretty amazing given the hit he copped," Cotchin said.
Gale made special mention of the 100,000-plus Richmond members who he said had "effectively donated" their money to the Tigers knowing that they would not be able to see any live football in 2020.
Australian Associated Press