National Portrait Gallery of Australia

(2 reviews)
National Portrait Gallery, Kind Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory
Business Hours
By appointment
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With each space designed to capture Canberra’s unique quality of light- the National Portrait Gallery presents a personality

Allow us to paint the possibilities of your wedding reception. Your invited guests arrive at 6.30pm, parking in our free underground carpark. Our security team will greet guests at the front doors, and elegant canapes and beverages will be presented.

Meanwhile you and your bridal party may enjoy having photographs taken in the magnificent gardens of the parliamentary triangle.Your cocktail reception may begin in the stunning Gordon Darling Hall, featuring timbers from every state in Australia and westerly views into Reconciliation Place.

Or it could be in the external Forecourt, an all-weather venue ideal for cocktails.The Gallery team will then invite your guests into the Gordon Darling Hall or the Terrace Room overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. Guests will enjoy entree, main course and dessert followed by speeches, cake cutting, bridal dance and dancing.

Let our experienced function managers, thoughtfully contemporary food and architecturally stunning building make your wedding one to remember.

Most importantly, the National Portrait Gallery hosts only one event per evening, so for one night, it's exclusively yours!


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 250


Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Questions and Answers

What event spaces are available for a reception?

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

The National Portrait Gallery has a variety of venue spaces suited for such a celebration, including the architecturally stunning Gordon Darling Hall, Terrace Rooms, Tim Fairfax Forecourt or the Western Forecourt  

Is your venue exclusive to couples on their wedding day?

National Portrait Gallery of Australia


How late can weddings at your venue go?

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

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

Does your venue include outdoor space?

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

Yes! You will have acess to the Tim Farfair Forecourt and the Terrace Balconies 

Do you offer catering tastings prior to the wedding? Is this included in the wedding pricing or an additional charge?

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

A complimentary wedding tasting is part of our wedding package inclusions 


(2 reviews)
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5 Apr 2019

The National Portrait Gallery was a fantastic venue for our wedding. The venue only hosts one wedding per night so you have the option of using whichever space you like. Matthew who looks after the catering was easy to work with and was able to guide us through a lot of the process. Rachel the events coordinator was really helpful with scheduling and supplier contacts. The food on the night was perfect, all our guests said the food was fantastic. The staff working the wedding provided great service and were never intrusive. The gallery provides security at the entrance to the venue and there is free parking underneath where guests can leave their cars overnight if required. I would highly recommend this venue - the building provides a stunning background for photos as well!

National Portrait Gallery of Australia  

Thank you! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and being part of your special day!

13 Oct 2017

Amazing wedding venue and great people to work with.The venue was unique and it had a great atmosphere. Everything ran so smoothly thanks to Chloe. It was an unforgettable night.

National Portrait Gallery of Australia  

hanks for your lovely review Editha, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure working with you.

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