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National Museum Of Australia

5.0  ( 20 reviews ) · Acton, Australian Capital Territory (View Map) · Show Phone
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Experience the colourful style & sophistication of the National Museum of Australia. Our architecturally-stunning venue is the perfect place to celebrate somewhere completely unique!

With its stunning architecture and magnificent location, the National Museum of Australia is an ideal venue for unique weddings with exceptional lakeside dining.

The Museum boasts sweeping decks, expansive windows and imposing indoor and outdoor spaces with mountain, lakeside and city views, providing versatile and memorable settings for any occasion.

You may choose to have an elegantly modern cocktail style reception, or a classic sit down full service reception. We will work with you to tailor a menu to your requirements and provide you with exquisite food and personnel service.

We are proud to announce Broadbean Catering & Events, Canberra's highest awarded caterer, as our exclusive caterer at the National Museum of Australia. For exceptional food, quality & service, look no further than the locally owned and operated Broadbean Catering & Events.

Our commitment is to make this special day memorable and to ensure every detail is seamlessly arranged. Let the benefit of our experience & thoughtfully contemporary food make your wedding unique.


Our combined vast & varied industry experience in Canberra has fueled our passion for innovation in food concepts and a non-negotiable stance on consistency in the delivery of produce. Many of our team are born & bred from within the Canberra region. As a result we are passionate about supporting local farmers & produce suppliers from in and around Canberra.

Mrs Natalie Rawsthorne

Sales & Events Manager

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 50 / Max 400 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $100 / High $ 180

Min 1 / Max 400 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

6.00 hours Event time included


Acton, Australian Capital Territory


Nearby Accommodation


We have a number of stunning outdoor ceremony locations including the  Headland, the Amphitheatre and the Garden of Australian Dreams. We also offer the Peninsula Room as a wet weather back up. 

The National Museum of Australia offers a selection of beautiful spaces to choose from—many with stunning views across the lake, Including; The Gandel Atrium, The Bay Window or The Peninsula Room. We also offer outdoor receptions in The Garden of Austraian Dreams or The Amphitheatre. 

Usually until midnight, but if you want to cerebrate longer let us know and we can definitely organise something for you

Yes! All of our indoor spaces have access to a stunning lakeside deck area 

Yes, all dietary requirements are catered for at no additional cost 

20 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

March 2024

Ahhh, it was all perfect! The evening went exactly as planned. The food was as wonderful on the evening as it was on the taste test. Many, many compliments from guests on the food, location and ambience. The museum was a superb venue for our Latino-Australian-wedding with ceremony by the lake and dance party inside. Natalie Rawsthorne was brilliant to deal with from the first phone call to delivery on the night. Selfie of us with Nat included. Muchas gracias Natalie, muchas gracias Museo Nacional. Fue noche increible!

Clinton P.

October 2023

Natalie and her team controlled the management process for our wedding perfectly, she is really passionate and easy to work with, we had an amazing wedding in the National Museum of Australia and with her help, that night will become our most precious memory throughout our whole life.

Zichao Z.

National Museum Of Australia

It was our absolute pleasure. We are so glad to hear the night was everything you wanted!

April 2022

I cannot speak higher if the museum as a venue for our wedding! Not only was Natalie a dream to work with but the staff on the night were so much fun and so incredible. You can tell they are so passionate about what they do and made our night so perfect and stress free. The whole process was made so simple and exciting working with Natalie and the team and they bent over backwards to get us things that were unusual. They were our biggest cheerleaders and it felt like planning a wedding with friends rather than random event staff. If you’re not getting married at the museum you’re doing it wrong!

Samantha K.

National Museum Of Australia

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for the amazing review, we had an absolute ball planning your wedding with you and wish you both nothing but happiness!

November 2022

Natalie and the team did an amazing job for our wedding at the National Museum! The food was excellent, everything ran smoothly and Natalie anticipated our needs. We had a fantastic day and would highly recommend Broadbean.

Amanda T.

November 2022

Food was AMAZING we could not pick a fault and all our friends and family left the reception full and totally satisfied !

Caroline S.

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No Wedding Party Table at Reception

I am looking at venues for our reception and along with that table set ups. We prefer long tables. I have always loved the idea of not having a wedding party table and sitting amongst our guests. At this stage we are not having a formal wedding party just my nieces and nephews as flower girls and ring bearers. Does anyone have any examples of how couples have done this? Or advice for and against doing this?

National Museum Of Australia

Such a beautiful idea. We've had couples do this, they simply placed themselves in the middle rows of their long tables so they were amongst their guests. It worked really well, the couple were very happy on the day. 


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