NGV Live: Orchestra Victoria performs in the Great Hall at NGV International.
© National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Functions and Venue Hire

Hold your next event at the National Gallery of Victoria - a unique venue for your special occasion or function.

NGV International on St Kilda Road – offer many locations for your event.

Private viewings of the NGV Collection can be arranged to add to your Gallery experience.

NGV Functions and Venue Hire are managed by Peter Rowland Catering.

NGV International

  • The Great Hall

    The Great Hall is a large capacity function area famous for its stunning stained glass ceiling by Leonard French. The perfect backdrop for a memorable gala dinner, grand wedding receptions or large scale cocktail events, The Great Hall has an area of 775 square metres, with a capacity of 600 (theatre), 750 (banquet), 680 (banquet with dance floor), 1400 (cocktail).

  • Great Hall and Federation Court

    Events and functions can be held in Federation Court near the Waterwall or Level One in the ornate surrounds of the Tea Room. Federation Court, with its glass ceiling, is a contemporary space suitable for cocktail functions for up to 500, or may be used as a pre-dinner area for functions in the Great Hall. With a combined area of 1171 metres squared, these spaces have a capacity of 600 (theatre), 950 (banquet), 950 (banquet with dance floor), 2500 (cocktail).

  • Persimmon

    Persimmon overlooks the sculpture and elegant landscaping of the Grollo Equiset Garden. With windows on three sides and bathed in natural light, the restaurant is ideal for corporate cocktail functions, wedding receptions or intimate dinners. With an area of 197 square metres, Persimmon has a capacity of 200 (theatre or cocktail), 176 (banquet), 144 (banquet with dance floor).

  • Clemenger Auditorium

    Hold your next training seminar, symposium, guest lecture, or film screening in the Clemenger BBDO Auditorium. This space is equipped with multimedia facilities and has fixed seating for 250.

    Note capacities may change depending on artwork installations. NGV venues may be hired for private events only.