At a Glance
The NGV is home to a large collection of artworks and attracts thousands of visitors each winter for its Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibitions
The Great Hall is a large capacity event space famous for its high, stunning stained glass ceiling by Leonard French
The Garden Restaurant is framed by a backdrop of the city skyline, creating an artistic and stylish setting
National Gallery of Victoria Weddings
World class elegance in Melbourne’s famous Art’s Precinct a few minutes walk from the CBD, the NGV is home to a large collection of artworks and attracts thousands of visitors each winter for its Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibitions.
With a choice of two both contemporary yet elegant wedding reception venues, your guests will be impressed
The Great Hall is a large capacity event space famous for its high, stunning stained glass ceiling by Leonard French, a perfect venue for large dinners and cocktail receptions. Pre-dinner drinks can be held in Federation Court, beneath the expansive glass ceiling or on the Terrace overlooking the Grollo Equiset Garden, home to some of the Gallery’s most impressive sculptures
For a more intimate celebration, the Garden Restaurant transforms from a highly regarded restaurant by day to a contemporary venue for wedding dinners and cocktail receptions by night. Overlooking the magnificent gardens, The Garden Restaurant is framed by a backdrop of the city skyline, creating an artistic and stylish setting. A private entrance boasts a romantic boardwalk from the gate to the venue’s entrance whilst the gardens provide the perfect location for pre-dinner drinks.
The National Gallery of Victoria, known as the NGV, is located in Melbourne, Victoria’s Arts Precinct. Founded in 1861, the NGV is Australia's oldest and largest art museum. A collection of 73,000 works are housed at NGV International and Ian Potter Centre. The museum, a few minutes walk from the Melbourne CBD, hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Weddings at National Gallery of Victoria
Wedding ceremonies take place in Grollo Equiset Garden. Receptions are hosted in three contemporary spaces. The Great Hall, which seats 600 guests, is famous for its stained glass ceiling by Leonard French. Garden Restaurant overlooks the landscaped garden, and Federation Court, with its glass ceiling, is an ideal space for cocktail functions.
Restaurant Associates provides fine-cuisine catering and hospitality services for the NGV. The company crafts contemporary dishes and delivers world class service in some of the most culturally significant venues all over the world. Restaurant Associates is part of Compass Group Australia.
Accommodation and Tourist Attractions
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, Mantra Southbank Melbourne, and Quest Southbank Melbourne are the hotels that are closest to the National Gallery of Victoria. Other nearby hotels include Oaks Southbank, Quay West Suites Melbourne, and The Langham, Melbourne.
There are many attractions in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct. The Arts Centre Melbourne is a performing arts centre, and Southbank Theatre is home to the Melbourne Theatre Company. Malthouse Theatre is located in a renovated brewery while Melbourne Recital Centre showcases architectural innovation. The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art always pursues innovation.