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Parliament House, Capital Hill Canberra ACT 2600


Events at Parliament House

One of few Parliament buildings in the world available for private use, Parliament House is a unique venue proposition. Australia’s most famous meeting place is the heart of the nation, held in high esteem for its national significance as home to the most influential members of Australian democracy. Beneath the political pulse Parliament House is highly regarded for its impressive architecture, extensive collection of Australian contemporary art, and for the immediate status preferred to any event held within its walls.

Parliament House Catering by IHG welcomes business, government and private events; with a suite of impressive venues offering the perfect space for groups from 10 – 1000. From large gala events to intimate dinners, business meetings, working luncheons and launches, Parliament House Catering by IHG offers exceptional service, flexibility and premium quality food and beverage services befitting the location.

Function and Meeting Facilities

Great Hall & Marble Foyer

The prestigious Great Hall is one of Australia’s most impressive settings, with a soaring ceiling and polished wood floors against a backdrop of the famous Arthur Boyd tapestry. It’s ideal for high profile dinners and gala events. The Marble Foyer welcomes guests with two sweeping marble staircases and 48 marble clad columns, reminiscent of a eucalyptus forest. An impressive entry to the Great Hall, the
foyer is an elegant pre-dinner cocktail venue.

Mural Hall

Located directly under the iconic flag pole mast, the Mural Hall is a unique venue style for special events, launches and luncheons or dinners. Named for the large ceramic murals depicting a river’s journey from mountain to sea, the Mural Hall is a spacious hollow square layout with abundant natural light.

Senate and House of Representatives Alcoves

With beautiful views of Canberra through floor to ceiling windows, these private and comfortable annexes are perfect for small meetings and seminars as well as cocktail parties and intimate dinners.

Theatre and Theatre Foyer

The Theatre offers fully tiered seating for 288 guests and is an excellent venue for
presentations, conferences and film screenings. The adjoining Theatre Foyer allows space for conference registration, refreshment breaks, buffet lunches and cocktail parties for up to 150 guests, while larger groups can enjoy their dining breaks in the nearby Mural Hall.

Private Dining Rooms

When privacy and intimacy is paramount to the success of your event, the discreet Private Dining Rooms are the ideal solution. Perfect for small meetings, business lunches and formal dinners, the dining rooms are available as 5 individual rooms or in combination, with capacity for an executive boardroom for 10 through to a dinner for 100 guests.

Queen’s Terrace Café

Airy and contemporary, the café and outdoor terrace are an inimitable venue for a cocktail celebration for up to 150 people or dinner for up to 90 people. Guests will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Parliamentary Triangle, Lake Burley Griffin and the Australian War Memorial. With proximity to the Great Hall, the café can also be used for VIP cocktails to complement a gala function.