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Great Hall at the NGV

Restaurant Associates - National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

Restaurant Associates - National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)


Recognised as one of Australia's most prestigious venues to stage an event. As one of Melbourne's finest cultural institutions let the dramatic surrounds, exhibitions and designed spaces inspire your next cocktail reception, gala dinner, business event or product launch. Features include; - The Great Hall's large capacity and famous stained glass ceiling - Garden restaurant is available for exclusive use, overlooking the Grollo Equiset Garden and the impressive collection of sculptures - Private viewings of the NGV collection can be arranged to add to your event experience - Access to the Gallery's unique public spaces including Federation Court near the water wall or the decadent surrounds of the Tea Room - City location with on site car parking and easy tram access


Enter via Melbourne's iconic Waterwall for a Dinner of up to 600 guests in the stunning Great Hall. Opportunities to add on private tours of current exhibitions will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

meeting facility description

The Great Hall is a large capacity function area famous for its stunning stained glass ceiling by Australian artist Leonard French. A unique back drop for a gala dinner, grand wedding reception, large scale cocktail function or presentation, the Great Hall is Melbourne’s perfect art venue for your upcoming event. Predinner drinks can be held in the Federation Court, amongst dynamic art installations, with guests then led into the Great Hall. Let your guests enjoy this awe-inspiring space with world class catering by the onsite caterer, Restaurant Associates. The Great Hall has an area of 775 square metres, and a height to truss of 8 metres.

meeting facility details
Facility Details
Floorplan File Floorplan File
Total Sq. M 775
Reception Capacity 1100
Theatre Capacity 400
Banquet w stage & dancefloor 500
Boardroom Capacity 0
Cabaret Capacity 400
Restaurant: Entire venue capacity 0
Hollow Square Capacity 0
U Shape Capacity 0
Venue Pricing Venue Hire
Banquet Capacity 580
Number of Rooms 1
Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
meeting rooms
Garden Restaurant
Square Meters Width Length Height Booths Theater Capacity Classroom Capacity Banquet Capacity Reception Capacity Amphitheater Present Listening Devices Present
165m² 2m 100 130 180