For a boutique conference venue in the heart of Melbourne's central business district, look no further than State Library Victoria.  Originally built in the 1850’s Australia’s oldest public Library is an impressive events destination in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

With a variety of unique venue spaces, it offers the flexibility to cater to any occasion including conferencing events spaces, heritage meeting rooms, and a world-class gallery. The interconnected spaces within the Library walls can be used individually or together to create large-scale events.

One of the signature spaces is the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall that after a historic redevelopment one of the grandest event spaces in Melbourne was revealed. A reading room by day and come night it can be transformed into a special event space, taking full advantage of its historic setting. Designed to accommodate 200 seated guests and up to 300 for standing events, this incredible venue offers charm, rich history and class which is simply unmatched.

Named after the Library’s first listed female staff member, Isabella Fraser Room is a heritage gallery that can be transformed into a sophisticated dining room, perfect for corporate events and business breakfasts. This magnificent room boasts glorious high ceilings and large windows looking over La Trobe Street for beautiful natural light. The Isabella Fraser Room is located next to the new world-class exhibition space, the Victoria Gallery, providing an opportunity to create a bespoke curator led-experience for up to 150 seated guests and 200 standing events.

For the perfect space for social or corporate events, purposely designed to accommodate a range of engaging events, including seminars, lectures, workshops, conferences and meetings, consider booking Conversation Quarter. The space is enclosed by ’three centuries of architecture’ with a glass ceiling high above this venue is versatile and entirely unique. Accessible from the Swanston Street Entrance or many other avenues within the library. The Conversation Quarter has the ability to connect guests throughout the state and around the world. This state-of-the-art public forum is equipped with the latest two-way broadcast technology, taking the Library’s events and programs to schools, libraries and homes around Australia while bringing the world’s best events and experiences to Victoria.

As event partner and caterer, Showtime Event Group along with State Library Victoria, offers a full suite of services, including catering, security and support staff, to ensure your event is a truly memorable occasion.

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