Overview

Creating history.

With stunning natural light and sweeping views across to Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy at historic Old Parliament House has long been the venue for spectacular celebrations.

From royal banquets and official state receptions, to corporate conferences and galas alike, this venue has hosted it all.

With seven unique spaces restored to their original grandeur: The Members' Dining Rooms, Private Dining Rooms, The Members' Bar, King's Hall, The Senate, The House of Representatives, and separate courtyards, this renowned heritage listed venue provides a sophisticated and elegant backdrop for events of all styles.

The passionate and experienced events team will collaborate with you to turn any idea into your dream reality, ensuring that your event is both sensational and seamless.

Your guests will also leave with the fondest memories thanks to the award-winning, fine cuisine catering partners, Restaurant Associates, who provide the talent, including Michelin-starred and hatted chefs combined with home-grown experience with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


Standard office hours for site visits and enquiries are 9:00am - 5:00pm weekdays, excluding public holidays.

Capacities & Facilities

Area sq.m Ceiling ht.m Cocktail Banquet Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Catering Audio Visual Disabled Access
Members' Dining Room (Full) 575.00 3.70 500.00 400.00 350.00 150.00 0.00 0.00 Yes Yes Yes
Members' Dining Room 2 275.00 3.70 240.00 180.00 230.00 80.00 50.00 50.00 Yes Yes Yes
Members' Dining Room 3 140.00 3.70 120.00 70.00 110.00 20.00 30.00 30.00 Yes Yes Yes
Private Dining Room 2 102.00 3.30 95.00 60.00 70.00 25.00 45.00 45.00 Yes Yes Yes
Members' Dining Room 1 215.70 3.40 140.00 80.00 130.00 30.00 40.00 40.00 Yes 0.00 Yes
Private Dining Room 1 307.30 2.60 130.00 80.00 100.00 25.00 45.00 45.00 Yes Yes Yes
King's Hall 0.00 0.00 500.00 210.00 200.00 70.00 80.00 80.00 Yes 0.00 Yes
Senate Courtyard 0.00 0.00 440.00 16.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Yes 0.00 Yes
House of Representatives Courtyard 0.00 0.00 440.00 160.00 200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Yes 0.00 Yes

Capacities & Facilities

Members' Dining Room (Full)
Area sq.m575.00
Ceiling ht.m3.70
Cocktail500.00
Banquet400.00
Theatre350.00
Classroom150.00
U-ShapeNo
BoardroomNo
CateringYes
Audio VisualYes
Disabled AccessYes
Members' Dining Room 2
Area sq.m275.00
Ceiling ht.m3.70
Cocktail240.00
Banquet180.00
Theatre230.00
Classroom80.00
U-Shape50.00
Boardroom50.00
CateringYes
Audio VisualYes
Disabled AccessYes
Members' Dining Room 3
Area sq.m140.00
Ceiling ht.m3.70
Cocktail120.00
Banquet70.00
Theatre110.00
Classroom20.00
U-Shape30.00
Boardroom30.00
CateringYes
Audio VisualYes
Disabled AccessYes
Private Dining Room 2
Area sq.m102.00
Ceiling ht.m3.30
Cocktail95.00
Banquet60.00
Theatre70.00
Classroom25.00
U-Shape45.00
Boardroom45.00
CateringYes
Audio VisualYes
Disabled AccessYes
Members' Dining Room 1
Area sq.m215.70
Ceiling ht.m3.40
Cocktail140.00
Banquet80.00
Theatre130.00
Classroom30.00
U-Shape40.00
Boardroom40.00
CateringYes
Disabled AccessYes
Private Dining Room 1
Area sq.m307.30
Ceiling ht.m2.60
Cocktail130.00
Banquet80.00
Theatre100.00
Classroom25.00
U-Shape45.00
Boardroom45.00
CateringYes
Audio VisualYes
Disabled AccessYes
King's Hall
Area sq.mNo
Ceiling ht.mNo
Cocktail500.00
Banquet210.00
Theatre200.00
Classroom70.00
U-Shape80.00
Boardroom80.00
CateringYes
Disabled AccessYes
Senate Courtyard
Area sq.mNo
Ceiling ht.mNo
Cocktail440.00
Banquet16.00
Theatre200.00
ClassroomNo
U-ShapeNo
BoardroomNo
CateringYes
Disabled AccessYes
House of Representatives Courtyard
Area sq.mNo
Ceiling ht.mNo
Cocktail440.00
Banquet160.00
Theatre200.00
ClassroomNo
U-ShapeNo
BoardroomNo
CateringYes
Disabled AccessYes

Special Offer

Special Offers from Old Parliament House Events

Deal ends: Friday 31 August 2018
Host your event during June, July and August and receive 1 of 3 exciting special offers.

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