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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Terrace Room

The Terrace Room opens onto a north facing, outdoor heated terrace with great views, making it perfect for your breakfast or lunch reception, conference and forums. It's also great for an evening cocktail reception or or dinner and picture-perfect for a wedding reception, when the lights on the buildings in the Parliamentary Triangle make an impressive vista.

When hiring the Terrace Room for your dinner or wedding, the Gordon Darling Hall is included for your pre-dinner drinks.

Rates
Full weekday (8am–5pm) $1100
Weekday (6–10am /  8am–12pm / 11am–3pm / 1–5pm) $850
Monday to Thursday evening (6.30–11.30pm) $1700
Friday to Saturday evening (6.30–11.30pm) $2000
Weekend (10am–5pm) $1100

 

Seating capacities, 284m2
Cocktail up to 400
Theatre up to 250
Long tables up to 200
Round tables up to 180
Cabaret up to 120
U-shaped up to 75

It’s possible that there’s been a change in government restrictions and you’re seeing the following seating capacity figures or venue guide PDF before we’ve had the chance to update them. To ensure we can meet your needs please get in touch by completing the enquiry form or contacting the events coordinator at npgevents@npg.gov.au

Seating configurations

Theatre style

Theatre seating

Theatre style seating is considered the best way to maximise space, but does not lend itself to note taking or group interaction. It is ideal for events that feature staged entertainment or speakers.

Round/long

Round long seating

Seating style almost always used at functions that include food. Also for boardroom style seating for groups that gather around one large table.

Cabaret

Cabaret seating

Similar to banquet seating, but the chairs are placed around one-half of the table. The chairs all face the front of the room. Suitable for conference and seminar events.

U-shaped

U-shaped seating

This style of seating consists of tables in a u-shape. Attendees are seated around the shape facing each other, but there is a space between the tables that can be used for presentations.

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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