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National Portrait Gallery

  • Capacity
    50 - 225
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National Portrait Gallery Capacity

Min. 50 - Max. 225
Min. 50 - Max. 225

Features National Portrait Gallery

What is the type of venue?
Banquet Hall Weddings
What style is your venue?
Affordable Contemporary
What kind of scenery is your venue set in?
Inner City Meadow
What kind of reception types does the venue offer?
Which types of catering options do you offer?
In-house catering
What kind of services, facilities and amenities do you offer?
Dance Floor Fitness Centre Generator Parking Wedding Planner / Coordinator Wheelchair Access WIFI Audio Equipment Cake Cutting Centrepieces Chairs Chair Covers Cooling System Glassware Heating System Tables Music

Cuisine National Portrait Gallery

What catering services does your venue provide?
Buffet Cocktail Reception Dessert Family Style Plated

National Portrait Gallery Frequently Asked Questions

What is the guest capacity of National Portrait Gallery?

National Portrait Gallery has a maximum capacity of 225 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 225 people for a cocktail wedding.

What kind of services and facilities are offered in National Portrait Gallery?

National Portrait Gallery provides events such as cake cutting, wheelchair access, dance floor, audio equipment, generator, tables, glassware, parking, cooling system, music, fitness centre, chairs, heating system, centrepieces, wedding planner / coordinator, chair covers and wifi.

What kind of events does the National Portrait Gallery carry out?

Apart from weddings, National Portrait Gallery provides services such as reception, elopements, ceremony and engagement party.

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Does the venue provide an accommodation service?


Can more than one wedding be held at the same time?


Could the beverage package be upgraded?


Are children allowed in the venue?


Is bringing a wedding cake allowed?


Can the venue be reserved for a booking date?


About National Portrait Gallery

One very culturally rich and dramatic venue for holding your wedding reception is the National Portrait Gallery. It was founded in May 1998 but became officially opened for public use in December 2008. Situated in King Edward Terrace at the Australian capital territory, this beautiful venue is for indoor and outdoor weddings. Events such as weddings, cocktail receptions, conferences, seminars, seated dinners, and workshops can be held here.
Couples who will prefer to have an affordable evening wedding reception will find this place exciting.

Facilities and Capacity

The Gallery has beautiful venues to host your indoor and outdoor wedding reception. The capacity of the rooms depends on your seating configuration choices.
• The Gordon Darling Hall is an ideal venue for your wedding reception. From this hall, you can have a distant look at Lake Burley Griffin. The hall has a section for cutting your cake, a dance floor giving your reception a party feeling, and can accommodate up to 250 seated guests or 500 standing guests.
• There is also an external Forecourt, just like a semi-outdoor spot that is perfect for your cocktail reception and can host up to 250 guests.
• The Terrace Room is perfect for conferences, dinners and wedding receptions. It has a heated terrace with a spectacular Lake Burley Griffin view. The Gordon Darling Hall is also offered for the pre-dinner drinks when you hire the Terrace Room for your wedding. The capacity of the room is up to 200 seated guests or 400 standing guests.


• An event coordinator to organize your wedding reception.
• Free beverages and canapes are given to your guests the moment they arrive at The Gallery.
• Only one wedding happens per evening so you and your guests can enjoy a level of privacy.
• A beautiful photo scenery for you and your bridal party at the parliamentary triangle garden.
• There is a secure parking space for your guests in the underground park.


The indoor dining hall has a modern decorative style with enough lighting, centrepieces, chair bands, and flowers that create an alluring atmosphere. Beautiful flowers to match the colour of your evening reception are used to decorate the outdoor forecourt.

In-House Catering

Broadbean, one of Canberra's most sought-after caterers known for delicious food, provides The Gallery's catering and cafe services for your event. Guests will be served an entrée, a main course, and dessert; so third-party catering is not permitted.

The Gallery provides tight security at its entrance and allows you to use any space of your choice for your evening wedding reception. The venue is affordable and has a great atmosphere. Get in touch with The Gallery and schedule a day for your event

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    National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

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