State Library Victoria

(8 reviews)
328 Swanston Street,, Melbourne, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
M-F: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sat: Open all day by appointment
Sun: By appointment only
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Set in the heart of Melbourne, State Library Victoria is a world-class heritage-listed wedding venue with a distinctive charm. Celebrate your unique love story in one of Australia's oldest cultural institutions, complete with stunning marble staircases, soaring bookshelves and architecture dating back to the 1850’s.

The current $88.1 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria has entailed restoring and rejuvenating life into some of the most untouched and unseen rooms of the Library for the last decade. Bringing together a wonderful combination of new and old, your wedding can be held in any one of the eleven new function spaces within the State Library.

 Our award winning Wedding Team from Showtime Event Group will be with you every step of the way, to arrange all of your important details, provide guidance and support and create an unforgettable wedding celebration. Work with your own dedicated Wedding Producer to make all your dreams come true.

There are so many distinctive features hidden within the walls of the State Library, which boasts elegant halls, marble staircases, Corinthian columns, galleries and reading rooms just to name a few! Whether you are looking for ceremony location, reception location, or both (!), we are sure there is a space you will love.

Be one of the first couples to experience the magic of the Library, see what immense possibilities and spaces exist at the Library. We invite you to contact our amazing Wedding Producers, who will be able to walk your through our current packages, or help create your own unique package. It’s genuinely important to us that each and every wedding feels as individual and special as the couple and we make no apologies for our “no cookie-cutter” policy! 



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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 700

Price per head

Low $133 / High $ 226



Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 300

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

6.00 hours

Additional hours

$10 Per Head

Music must end by

1:00 AM


(8 reviews)
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15 Feb 2020

We always said we wanted a unique city venue- well the Ian Potter Queens hall at the State Library Victoria certainly had it all! Our vintage glamour wedding style matched perfectly with the stately room, that managed to handle a full night club vibe at the end of the night! Just stunning. We were so grateful to be able to gift our guests the experience of this gorgeous venue, "after dark".

29 Mar 2014

The menu choice was amazing and although (as is quite normal) I didn’t get to taste everything on the night, our guests raved about the food afterwards. The caterers did their job without any fuss whatsoever and the pre communication was excellent. I would recommend them for any catering event that you have.

State Library Victoria  

Hi Kathy, thanks so much for the lovely feedback!

1 May 2021

Stunning venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. All our guests couldn’t believe what a perfect venue it was. Gorgeous photography opportunities within the library, but also at the Carlton gardens which are walking distance away. Showtime event group will go above and beyond to ensure your day is perfect.

10 Apr 2021

The team at SEG are UH-Mazing! Our wedding was absolutely flawless! The staff went over and above to make our evening a Fairytale. All of our guests have commented on the amazing service, exceptional food and wonderful atmosphere!

22 Dec 2019

I knew as soon as i saw the library i wanted to get married there, we held our ceremony in the Isabella Fraser room and i couldn't thing of a more perfect place to have such a special day

5 Nov 2017

We held our wedding ceremony at the State Library. No dramas, everything ran really smoothly. Easy booking process.

9 Mar 2017

Such attentive, helpful and accommodating staff and the most amazing meals.

18 Dec 2015

Didn't find CNK very helpful or professional in the lead up to the day. They were rude at times and we regretted our decision initially but they were outstanding on the day! We couldn't have been happier with the catering staff and would now highly recommend them based on this.


328 Swanston Street,, Melbourne, Victoria

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