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State Library of Victoria


Why you'll love State Library of Victoria

  • 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.

State Library Victoria is without a doubt one of the most recognisable landmarks in Melbourne – recently having has just undergone an incredible $88.1 redevelopment. Restoring and reopening spaces within the Library, some of which have been closed for over a decade. It is one of the most ambitious projects the Library has undertaken and has resulted in some of Melbourne’s most historic and captivating spaces now available for events. This includes the grand Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, restored to its former 1850’s architectural features and paint scheme. As well as fully equipped conference areas like he Conversation Quarter, fitted with state of the art A/V and broadcast technology. The spectacular La Trobe Reading Room, the grand Melbourne stalwart leads something of a double life as an elegant function venue. This modern update to the State Library opens up a world of event possibilities with the combined use of multiple areas for large scale programs, multi-space conferences and festival concepts. A true events hub, located in the middle of Melbourne’s central business district. The new Library is an events precinct unparalleled by location, facilities, style and history. The library will house eleven different function spaces, State Library Victoria has hosted conferences, weddings, opulent dinners, unique launches and countless corporate presentations. It's not difficult to see why, with the high ceilings, old-world sophistication, wooden floorboards and artwork found throughout the venue's many spaces. LOCATION DETAILS- •11 Unique Event Spaces •Original heritage features •Capacity for over 1000 guests •Easily accessible via public transport •Historical significance, originally built in 1854 •Combination of Reading Rooms, Galleries & Halls •Showtime Event Group is the exclusive event partner of the Library •Situated on an entire city block between Russel & Swanston Streets

State Library of Victoria Function Rooms

Cowen Heritage Gallery Space

Cowen Heritage Gallery Space

This spectacular 19th-century gallery creates an atmosphere of prestige, refinement and exclusivity. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of original paintings from our vast collection, the large room is a center point between the Redmond Barry Re...

220
330
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Conversation Quarter

Conversation Quarter

The Conversation Quarter, will connect the Library and its guests across the state and around the world. This state-of-the-art public forum will be equipped with the latest two-way broadcast, top-end conference and presentation technology. ...

200
320
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Light & Flexible Seminar Rooms

Light & Flexible Seminar Rooms

The Seminar Rooms are a group of spaces designed for meeting and engagement purposes. A flexible floor plan means spaces can be opened up or sectioned off for different purposes. Located in the Armstrong Building and adjacent to Entry 3, f...

70
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The Ian Potter Queen's Hall

The Ian Potter Queen's Hall

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 h...

300
450
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Village Roadshow Theatrette

Village Roadshow Theatrette

The Theatrette has fixed raked seating capacity for 200 and features fully integrated multimedia equipment, all with remote panel control. Lecture tablets are fitted to all seats. Two rows are also fitted with power outlets to enable e...

200
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North Rotunda

North Rotunda

This elegant gallery is a stunning backdrop for an intimate dinner or memorable cocktail party. The North Rotunda has undergone recent restoration and will have it’s walls redecorated as part of current redevelopment works featuring signifi...

60
70
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Isabella Fraser Room

Isabella Fraser Room

Named after our first listed female staff member, this new heritage gallery can be transformed into a sophisticated dining room, perfect for unique weddings, corporate events, business breakfasts and more. Previously closed to the public,...

200
200
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La Trobe Reading Room

La Trobe Reading Room

Undoubtedly one of the most impressive spaces that Australia has to offer. The La Trobe Reading Room carries a sense of awe and amazement as soon as it is entered. A spectacular architectural feature, the dome, makes an remarkable centrepie...

140
500
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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
Coffee / Tea
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering

AV Equipment

Microphone
Projector
Speakers
Stage
TV

Basic Amenities

Accessible
Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
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Lighting
Natural light
Pens & Paper
Receptionist
Restroom
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Security
Whiteboard
WiFi