The Red Rotunda is an elegant gallery featuring 19th-century portraits of well-known Victorians, including William Buckley and Governor La Trobe. Named for its plush red walls, the Red Rotunda is the perfect backdrop for a memorable cocktail party or glamorous sit-down dinner.
The intimate space is a popular cocktail and dinner party venue. With splendid timber parquetry floors and high ceilings, it is also a versatile location for meetings, lectures, workshops, launches, social functions or photography shoots.
The Red Rotunda also makes a fantastic venue for post-conference dinners and celebrations.
See our venue hire services page to read more about the services included with the hire of the Red Rotunda, along with our standard range of optional extra services.
Gusto! unique opportunity
Invite your clients, guests or staff to a special evening in the distinctive surrounds of the Library, with delicious catering and exclusive after-hours access to our exhibition Gusto! A culinary history of Victoria (3 August 2012 – 28 April 2013). Choose from one of six hospitality packages that showcase the culinary riches of Victoria, or contact the venue hire team to create a custom experience.
Unique event experiences
Give your guests a better understanding of some of the Library's important artworks by arranging a curator's talk for your function.