Facade conservation and repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information


Queen's Hall

Queen's Hall features one of Melbourne's most beautiful 19th-century interiors, evoking the splendour of Marvellous Melbourne. Your guests will know they are attending an event with a difference when they enter via a sweeping marble staircase with walls adorned by magnificent 1920s murals by Napier Waller and Harold Septimus Power.

A popular venue for wedding ceremonies, the historic Queen's Hall features ornate plasterwork, elaborate chandeliers, heritage furniture and beautiful 19th-century decor. It is a unique and historic venue for cocktails, formal dinners, wedding receptions, private functions, parties or photography shoots.

Our venue hire team would be delighted to provide advice on event themes and catering packages. Past events have included weddings, murder mysteries and themed cocktail parties. See our venue hire services page for more information.

Unique corporate hospitality opportunity – Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage

Entertain, inspire and engage your guests with an exclusive after-hours viewing of our Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage exhibition (running 18 July to 9 November 2014), accompanied by an exquisite French food and wine package.

Your guests will enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition, including Victor Hugo's original handwritten manuscript of Les Misérables, theatrical costumes and historic French treasures. The Parisian theme continues with your choice of five fabulous food and beverage packages featuring traditional French cuisine paired with exquisite French cocktails and vintage wines.

Whether you're planning intimate cocktails and canapés for 20 or an indulgent three-course French dinner for 200, call us on 03 8664 7327 about creating an unforgettable bespoke package for you.

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.