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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 both past and present.

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

Wedding

Allow us to paint the possibilities of your wedding reception. Your invited guests arrive at 6.30pm, parking in our free underground carpark. Our security team will greet guests at the front doors, and elegant canapés and beverages will be presented. Meanwhile you and your bridal party may enjoy having photographs taken in the magnificent gardens of the parliamentary triangle.

Your cocktail reception may begin in the stunning Gordon Darling Hall, featuring timbers from every state in Australia and westerly views into Reconciliation Place. Or it could be in the external Forecourt, an all-weather venue ideal for cocktails.

The Gallery team will then invite your guests into the Gordon Darling Hall or the Terrace Room overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. Guests will enjoy entrée, main course and dessert followed by speeches, cake cutting, bridal dance and dancing.

Please explore our spaces for inspiration. Additional venue information is available below.

Most importantly, the National Portrait Gallery hosts only one event per evening, so for one night, it's exclusively yours!

Broadbean Catering and Events provides the Gallery’s catering and café services. Broadbean has established itself as a sought-after caterer in Canberra with a reputation for delicious food and outstanding service. Under the guidance of famed and celebrated chef Vanessa Broadfoot, Broadbean has a proven track record of delivering services to the highest standard and this is self-evident as winner of the acclaimed ACT Caterer of the Year award for three consecutive years.

For more information, please contact Matthew Robinson. He will be delighted to assist with any food and beverage related questions that you may have.

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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 both past and present.

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