La Trobe Reading Room

The Library's most spectacular architectural feature, the dome, makes an impressive centrepiece for a special event. Meticulously restored to its former glory, the La Trobe Reading Room is the ideal venue for large functions that need a grand space, such as pre- or post-event cocktails, or a cocktail wedding reception.

Located in the Melbourne CBD, the historically significant La Trobe Reading Room also offers the perfect photo shoot or film clip opportunity, outside of the Library's opening hours.

Why not consider the La Trobe Reading Room for pre-dinner drinks, followed by a sit-down dinner in the Cowen Gallery?

Unique event experiences

Ask us about arranging curator's talks and tours in the Dome Galleries overlooking the La Trobe Reading Room.

More information

You can inquire online or contact our venue hire team at or on 03 8664 7291. For inquiries about holding your wedding or hen’s event at the Library, contact our expert wedding coordinators at or on 03 8664 7293.