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State Library of Victoria Weddings


State Library Victoria  Weddings

At a Glance


Set in the heart of Melbourne, State Library Victoria is a world-class heritage listed wedding venue with a distinctive charm. Celebrate your unique love story in one of Australia's oldest cultural institutions, complete with stunning marble staircases, soaring bookshelves and architecture dating back to the 1850’s.

State Library Victoria Weddings

  • Capacity:
    • Sit Down: up to 280
    • Cocktail: up to 700
  • Style & History:
    • State Library Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. It was established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, making it Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. The Library's vast collection includes over two million books and 350,000 photographs, manuscripts, and more.
    • Centuries of history within its various rooms and corridors, feel the life that has come through its doors.
    • An architecturally and internally beautiful building, pillars of stone, natural light, hard wood floors, heritage wooden doors, original stain glass windows,  marble and much more are to be found.
  • Your Dream Wedding: Work with the Showtime Team and you own dedicated Wedding Producer to execute your Dream Day. Our experienced and award winning Wedding Team will find the perfect room, package (can be completely custom made for you!), and elements to create your perfect wedding.
  • Price Per Head: $133 - $226 (custom packages also available)
  • Stunning Photo Opportunities:
    • Complimentary Photography Tour (with a guided escort to all the best spots), valued at $500, these are once in a lifetime photos that you will treasure forever.
    • Enjoy special access to areas not available to the public.
  • Perfect Year-Round Venue: Completely indoors with air conditioning with heating for winter (Ask us about our Winter Wedding Specials!)

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328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC

State Library of Victoria Weddings

The current $88.1 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria has entailed restoring and rejuvenating life into some of the most untouched and unseen rooms of the Library for the last decade. Bringing together a wonderful combination of new and old, your wedding can be held in any one of the eleven new function spaces within the State Library.

Our award winning Wedding Team from Showtime Event Group will be with you every step of the way, to arrange all of your important details, provide guidance and support and create an unforgettable wedding celebration. Work with your own dedicated Wedding Producer to make all your dreams come true.

There are so many distinctive features hidden within the walls of the State Library, which boasts elegant halls, marble staircases, Corinthian columns, galleries and reading rooms just to name a few! Whether you are looking for ceremony location, reception location, or both (!), we are sure there is a space you will love.

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC

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