The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall
Opened in 1856 as the Library’s original reading room, and reopening as a venue in late spring 2019, The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall is one of Melbourne’s most breathtaking historical venues. Featuring a newly renovated 19th-century interior evoking the splendour of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’, it is an unforgettable venue for your wedding reception, end-of-year celebration, musical soiree or theatrical performance.
By day, The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall will function as a tranquil reading room, with refurbished 1860s decor and restored skylights. By night, the imposing double-height room lined with gilded arcades will transform into an opulent venue for special events.
With entry via a grand marble staircase, the hall lends a sense of drama and exclusivity to any occasion, and is equipped with a dedicated suite of banquet furniture, integrated AV and catering facilities.
- Grand entry via sweeping marble staircase
- Separate lift entrance
- Natural light
- Fully integrated audio-visual and event lighting
- Adjacent to La Trobe Reading Room (the Dome)