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National Gallery of Australia

5.0  ( 13 reviews ) · Parkes Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory (View Map) · Show Phone
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This picturesque venue is home to Australia’s national collection of art. Situated over the waterfront view of Lake Burley Griffin facing the National Carillon; this unique setting highlights Canberra's most fascinating monuments.

  • Ceremony locations in our Sculpture Gardens
  • Wet Weather Back up Ceremony location available
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks & Canapes on Private Terrace
  • Reception in Gandel Hall (max capacity 350 guests) 
  • Reception in Sculpture Garden Pavilion (max capacity 80 guests) 

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 40 / Max 500 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $185 / High $ 250

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering

5.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 12:00 AM


Parkes Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra and surrounds
Canberra and surrounds

Nearby Accommodation

13 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

July 2019

Jasmyn, Natasha, Haresh, and the wonderful events team at the NGA made the lead-up and day of our wedding in April 2019 perfect. The considered, comprehensive, and transparent consultation, communication, and planning support (including engaging with the other vendors) from early in the process, presentation of the already stunning venue, catering package, and attention to detail overall was amazing, with the high quality of service emphasised by many of our guests for good reason. The NGA made everything easy, looked after us, and can’t be recommended by us enough as an amazing wedding venue.

Liam F.

April 2019

We had our dream picture-perfect wedding at the National Gallery of Australia thanks to the lovely staff of The Big Group. Our wedding coordinator, Jas, was especially helpful and attentive. The friendly staff truly supported us throughout the wedding planning process. We wouldn't have such a memorable day without The Big Group. The venue is also breathtaking with lots of different spots (both outdoor and indoor) to have the ceremony, reception, and taking pictures. Highly recommended!

Ella T.

National Gallery of Australia

Thanks for your kind words Ella, it was so lovely being part of your special day!

May 2017

Everything the Big Group did was great - the food was outstanding, the planning was thorough, their help with the venue decorations was life-saving, they were always friendly and responsive, and their advice was helpful. Kate, Bianca and co. were fantastic

Evan B.

National Gallery of Australia

Thank you Evan, it was our pleasure

June 2023

NGA was an incredible venue - situated by the lake, it is stunning, and you can get some amazing photos there. The venue took care of everything so we did not have to stress on the day, which we appreciated. The events coordinator, Jaimi, was fantastic throughout the process and helped us every step of the way. She really brought our vision to life, and everything turned out just as we pictured. In terms of reception, we had ours in Gandel Hall and guests commented on how great the food was. If you're looking for a beautiful venue that takes a lot of stress out of wedding planning, then you really can't go wrong with the NGA. Would highly recommend.

Michelle T.

November 2021

We held both our ceremony and reception at the National Gallery. It was the perfect backdrop, such a gorgeous venue! The staff took excellent care of us - they were very quick to respond to emails and to propose solutions for anything that came up. The event ran seamlessly thanks to the team and the food was absolutely delicious.

Kellie E.

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