State Library Victoria
Address: 328 Swanston Street , Melbourne VIC
Type: Unique Venues
The State Library Victoria is one of Melbourne’s most distinctive landmarks and offers a truly unique venue for your next function or conference. Boasting magnificent 19th-century heritage galleries, spacious contemporary venues and Conference Centre, whether you’re organising a conference, workshop, dinner or wedding, the Library’s venues bring you one step closer to making your event a truly memorable occasion.
The Village Roadshow Theatrette can accommodate up to 200 guests and the venue’s versatility is enhanced with stadium style seating. It is an accessible venue with four wheelchair spaces, audio hearing loop and disability stage access.
Situated on the upper level of the Conference Centre, our five light-filled seminar rooms are fitted with the latest equipment so that you have everything you need to run workshops and concurrent sessions.
The Library’s most spectacular architectural feature, the dome, makes an impressive centrepiece for a special event, catering for up to 520 people for a cocktail event. The Reading Room makes a most impressive entrance for guests and can be a stunning pre-dinner space before moving to another room for a seated dinner or the lasting impression as guests finish their evening with roving dessert and post dinner drinks.
Featuring contemporary designer furniture, portable digital screens, gaming technology and a large media wall, Experimedia is one of Melbourne’s most unique locations for any type of event.
Queen’s Hall is one of Melbourne’s most beautiful 19th-century interiors and features grand columns, ornate plasterwork and elaborate chandeliers. It has splendid Victorian décor and is reminiscent of the gold-rush days of the late 1800s and the era of Marvellous Melbourne. Accessed from a sweeping marble staircase, with walls adorned with a magnificent 1920s mural.
This spectacular 19th-century gallery creates an atmosphere of prestige, refinement and exclusivity. Surrounded by original paintings and sculptures in a truly palatial setting, your guests are sure to be impressed by this venue. The elegant Cowen Gallery is a spectacular gallery space featuring original paintings and sculptures in a beautiful heritage setting.
Adjoining Cowen or book as an independent and exclusive space, Red Rotunda features 19th-century portraits of influential Victorians. Named for its plush red walls, the Rotunda is a stunning backdrop for an intimate and memorable cocktail party or glamorous sit-down dinner.
The Courtyard offers designer fittings and furnishings, with fabric designs by aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle. This impressive space with flexible layout features a 19th century bluestone wall and natural light.
Our catering partner, food&desire specialises in creating magical events to delight and inspire, tailored for you with individual themes and bespoke menus.
Audio Visual Equipment
Our standard venue hire service is designed to maximise value. It includes a venue staff member who can set-up and pack-down your event and provide basic technical support including screen, projector, range of microphones, laptop and remote mouse. Some events require extra attention or a higher level of technical support. If you will be using specialised or multiple forms of digital media, we can provide you with a digital media technician for the duration of your event. Our technician can also customise a quote if you wish to record your event.
- Disabled Access
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