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The Ian Potter Queen's Hall at State Library of Victoria

Why you'll love this venue

  • Features incredible event spaces in Australia's oldest and most impressive Library.
  • With meticulously restored heritage design, ceiling skylights, letting natural light flood in.
  • With AV facilities and events catering.
The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall is one of Melbourne’s most beautiful 19th-century interiors, evoking the splendour of marvellous Melbourne. Ian Potter Queens Hall will transform into a special wedding event space, taking full advantage of its historic setting. Dedicated suite of banquet furniture, integrated AV and adjacent finishing kitchen will cement The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall as “Melbourne’s premier event space”. In addition to package pricing, a venue hire and additional AV cost will incur.

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Please note, that pricing and inclusions may be subject to change without notice. We recommend confirming with the venue prior to booking to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

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Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
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External Catering
Filtered Water
Venue Offers Catering$

Audio Visual Equipment (AV)


Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Dance Floor$
External Music or DJ
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire$
Natural light
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Thanh Hảo Lê

March 7, 2024

I recently had the chance to visit the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, and let me tell you, it was an absolute delight. As someone who loves getting lost in a good book, I was immediately taken aback by the sheer scale of the place. It's massive! But not just big, it has this grand, old-world feel to it, with beautiful architectural details and these stunning reading rooms that feel straight out of a movie. I spent hours just wandering around, browsing the shelves and soaking in the atmosphere. They have such an incredible collection, from historical documents to modern bestsellers, and everything in between. I even stumbled upon a special exhibit showcasing some of Australia's literary history, which was fascinating. But beyond the books, what really struck me was the energy of the place. There were people of all ages and backgrounds, quietly reading, working on laptops, or attending talks and events. It felt like a true community hub, a space where everyone was welcome to learn, explore, and be inspired. Overall, my visit to the State Library Victoria was an enriching and memorable experience. Whether you're a bookworm like me or simply someone who appreciates history and culture, I highly recommend checking it out. It's a true Melbourne gem.

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leonardo claver

February 11, 2024

I visited the Victoria Library last Saturday and was impressed with the extensive collection of books and resources available. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable, making it easy to navigate the library and find what I was looking for. The atmosphere was peaceful and conducive to studying or reading. I liked very much that they allocated sections for study and work with free and fast internet and free computers. It is really a wonderful gesture from the Victorian government. 💯👏

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Daniel Sin

March 8, 2024

State library of Melbourne very grand and beautiful inside. I was standing in awe of the preservation that goes into maintaining the table that each has a name to it and at the same time served as a museum exhibits while it is a fully functional library on the basement. I am very amazed on how they do that which is great.

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Aleksandar Lazic (Lazica)

February 10, 2024

A must visit when in Melbourne, peaceful, quiet, historical, educational. Gorgeous historical building with lots of spaces to explore with a free exhibition. Always diverse group of people at the front of the building on benches, grass, playing chess. Awesome vibe. Loved Melbourne space.

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Claudine Faerie

December 5, 2023

I visited the State Library recently for a function in its Conversation Room. A beautiful function space with each wall a different style, creating quite a striking impression. Facilities are clean and nice. The library space itself is beautiful, set under the huge dome. Green brass lamps and reading desks, plus books are free to access for a quiet read. Climb the stairs for a magnificent view looking down into the library.😉

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