Hire our spaces
Boasting beautiful surrounds, heritage features and modern amenities, State Library Victoria is the perfect place to host special events. From conferences, workshops and lectures to dinners, weddings and parties, we will make your event a truly memorable occasion.
The Library is one of Melbourne's most distinctive landmarks, offering a unique venue for your next function or conference. The choice of venue hire includes the 19th-century Cowen Gallery, majestic Ian Potter Queen's Hall, architecturally stunning La Trobe Reading Room, two contemporary spaces, the Village Roadshow Theatrette and a range of seminar rooms.
While enjoying our gorgeous event spaces, indulge in delicious cuisine prepared by our catering partner, food&desire.
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For updates on the Library's exciting redevelopment project, which will transform Ian Potter Queen's Hall into a public reading room and first-class event space, visit the Vision 2020 microsite.
Conferences & meetings
Host a lecture in our 200-seat theatre, a meeting in one of our seminar rooms or hold a conference or series of workshops with exclusive use of the Conference Centre.
Make your special event an occasion to remember with a sit-down dinner or cocktail party in one of our stunning heritage spaces.
Whether you're seeking an intimate gallery for your wedding ceremony or breathtaking architectural space for your reception, we can help create a magical experience for your special day.
From the La Trobe Reading Room to the Cowen Gallery, the State Library offers a diverse range of exceptional venues for your next function or conference.
We work closely with our catering partner, food&desire, to provide seamless event delivery and unforgettable experiences.
The State Library hosts all kinds of events, from weddings and dinners to conferences and workshops. See what event organisers have to say about their venue-hire experience at State Library Victoria.