National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place East, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, 2600, Australia


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Corporate functions & events at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra

Boasting lake views and art-rich surroundings, the National Gallery of Australia is Canberra’s premier venue, perfect for any important corporate event. The venue offers exceptional cuisine and flawless service for events of any size and type, courtesy of the Trippas White Group. From formal gala dinners to conferences, meetings, EOFY parties and workshops, the NGA’s catering packages are customisable to serve anywhere from 20 to 900 guests.

The National Gallery of Australia highlights:

  • A unique and impressive setting to host your corporate event
  • Situated in Canberra, the Gallery is easily accessible for local and interstate guests
  • Catering by award-winning Trippas White Group
  • The Theatre includes leading edge visual capabilities and superior cinema-quality projection and audio
  • Gandel Hall includes a built-in stage, in-house AV and ramp accessibility
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standing Up to 800 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 180

Spaces At This Venue

  • National Gallery of Australia

    Gandel Hall

    The Hall’s floor-to-ceiling windows, red ironbark floors, and gold-leaf glass doors make a striking statement. The space opens onto an expansive terrace with views over the sculptures and landscaping of the Australia Gardens.

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    Dining Room

    Host your evening event in the midst of the Gallery's exemplary brutalist architecture. Featuring high ceilings and scenic views of the garden, the Dining Room offers a timeless and elegant setting.

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  • National Gallery of Australia

    James Fairfax Theatre

    Ideal for conferences, symposiums, film screenings and performances, the 244-seat theatre provides multiple presentation options, video conferencing equipment, theatrical lighting, and surround sound.

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Venue Testimonials

The NGA hosted our wedding ceremony in April. I was so impressed with the service, from the moment of our first enquiry, through all my difficult bride questions, to the day of. The gallery itself looks FANTASTIC in our pictures, and that alone would have impressed me even without the fantastic service. I could not fault anything, and highly recommend them to any couple looking for a unique and beautiful venue for their wedding.

Danni D

A beautiful building with gorgeous artwork and grounds. The staff are lovely and helpful. Good, clean facilities. I've also attended a wedding here which was stunning!

Tasnim G

Our daughter had her wedding reception in April and it was absolutely beautiful. The food and catering was outstanding as were the staff. Highly recommend The National Gallery of Australia.

Barb P

Frequently Asked Questions

The capacity for events and weddings at the NGA are as follows: Standing Cocktail: 800, Banquet Dinner: 300, Dinner and Dance: 250, Theatre: 300, Cabaret: 224

Yes, the NGA does corporate functions. There are two main function rooms that are ideal for a corporate event: Gandel Hall, which can be partitioned into smaller rooms, and includes a built-in stage, in-house AV, and ramp accessibility.

The James Fairfax Theatre includes leading-edge visual capabilities and spacious seating, as well as superior cinema-quality projection and audio, theatrical lighting and surround sound, and video conferencing facilities.

Yes, Hyatt Hotel is within close proximity to the NGA for event and wedding guests.

Yes, there are up to 180 car parking spaces for guests attending any event at the NGA.

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