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State Library Victoria

5.0  ( 28 reviews ) · 328 Swanston Street,, Melbourne, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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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 historic architecture dating back to the 1850s. The library can host both ceremony and reception in one gorgeous venue.

The State Library Victoria is a uniquely Melbournian venue that is sure to make your wedding one which guests will not soon forget. A perfect space for all couples, from the bibliophile couple to those wanting to celebrate in elegance and style, there is a sense of magic that emanates from the walls at the State Library Victoria, with an old-world glamour which is hard to find in event spaces today.

“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’.” Jessica S

There are many distinct features unique to the Library, such as long elegant halls, grand marble staircases, Corinthian columns, galleries and reading rooms, just to name a few. Whether you are looking for a ceremony location, reception location, or both, the venue can cater to both, the State Library Victoria can cater to the needs of your big day. 

Over the last decade, the State Library Victoria has been brought back to life with $88.1 million worth of redevelopments, which has exposed some of the never before seen rooms back to their original grandeur. These restorations haven’t infringed on the historical atmosphere; instead, they have created a seamless combination of new and old. There are now eleven new function spaces within the State Library that can host your dream wedding.

Showtime Event Group elite team of wedding planning specialists will be able to walk you through the range of wedding packages or help create you tailor a package that suits your needs and budget. Showtime Event Group doesn’t believe in cookie-cutter weddings, so your wedding will be treated as the unique event it’s meant to be.


What you’ll love about State Library Victoria for your wedding in Melbourne:

  • The Showtime experience. The award-winning Wedding Team from Showtime Event Group will be with you every step of the way to arrange all of your essential details, provide guidance and support and create an unforgettable wedding celebration. Work with your dedicated Wedding Producer to make all your dreams come true.
  • The extraordinary venue. Not many people get to experience one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues “after dark”, but when you choose the State Library Victoria as your wedding venue, you’ll get the complete VIP treatment. Be surrounded by historical books, grand architecture, and feel like a part of history.
  • Ceremony and reception in one place. There’s no need for you to move between venues for your ceremony and reception because the State Library Victoria can host both. The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall is an exceptionally breathtaking ceremony location that would ideally suit a dramatic, royal aisle. Follow it up with a reception in the Cowen Gallery or La Trobe Reading Room.

Highlights of State Library Victoria in Melbourne:

  • Heritage-listed Melbourne icon
  • Showtime Events Group venue
  • Award-winning events and catering team


Showtime Event Group is an award-winning Wedding venue and production company. We can plan your unforgettable day from start to finish with state-of-the-art venues, incredible staff and impeccable catering.

Showtime Event Group

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Venue Features

Indoor Ceremony

Min 10 / Max 700 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $130 / High $ 235

Min 10 / Max 300 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

6.00 hours Event time included

Additional Hours $10 Per Head

Music must end by 1:00 AM

Easy Weddings Special Offer

Winter Weddings Offer

Melbourne is a city that absolutely dazzles in Winter and we love everything about this (often overlooked) time of year! The perks truly are undeniable, with more dates available, all of your favourite people will be able to attend. It is also the perfect time to jet off to Europe for the trip of a lifetime on your honeymoon.

Trust us, even your photos look better: no squinting into the sun, sweating or melting make up. Most importantly of all, a cooler evening ensures your guests will be glued to that dancefloor all evening!

Our fabulous Winter special is available at your chosen venue during May, June, July and August 2024.

Why not let us take care of you the entire day, and receive a 50% discount on your Ceremony when booking in conjunction with your Reception!

Winter Special $149pp

5 hour duration

3 Chefs selected canapes on arrival

Set entrée course

Set main course

1 side dish

Your Wedding cake served on platters

Silver Beverage package consisting of; Sparkling, red and white wine 2 beers Soft drink, juice, tea and coffee

Security for the duration of your event

Lighting applicable to your chosen venue At Showtime we reward outside the box thinking.

Flexible working has meant that the days of Saturday only weddings are long behind us. Host your reception on a Sunday - Thursday and benefit from the rate of $134 per person, or $144 for Fridays. Winter Special $149pp Winter package is based on a minimum of 100 guests Venue hires apply for your specific venue


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328 Swanston Street,, Melbourne, Victoria


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28 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2023

Showtime Events, handled our wedding reception with a bang! We chose to have our reception in the Conversation quarter, and it truly showed representation of our relationship. Our event producers, Chloe and Dana were the best! they made sure that our day would be free of stress and filled with love! Their menu has received compliments from our guests! and was noted to be the best wedding menu they have tasted. Thank you Showtime events!

Andrew B.

August 2022

The showtime events team are exceptional! Absolutely made the entire process smooth sailing and nothing was too difficult. They were so so so lovely and I could not recommend them enough. As for the venue itself the state library was beautiful all our guests loved the venue, the ambience and most of all the food! Incredible!

Alessia F.

August 2022

Had our wedding at the state library and it was the most beautiful event, a small gathering of family and friends join in on our celebration and all had a fabulous time. Staff and caterers where amazing and everything was set up so beautifully. If you love books and history and enjoy the intimate environment and state library is a wonderful choice for all events. My husband and I are so happy we could share our special day there. Thank you.

Marie Sioukas S.

April 2024

Beautiful venue, Chloe and the team at Showtime made it a breeze, everything went great and if it didn't the team were on hand to help and rectify and go with the punches.

Sarau L.

August 2022

Showtime was extremely professional and put in a lot of effort to make sure that the wedding was exactly the way we wanted. When we started planning our wedding, we wanted a venue that we could trust to ensure that our guests were comfortable and well looked-after. Showtime definitely delivered on that, with a good staff-to-guest ratio, excellent food and drinks, and a well-planned night that went without a hitch. They looked after most of the major aspects of the wedding in-house, and recommended great suppliers for the rest. The whole process was smooth and as stress free as a wedding can be.


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