Old Parliament House

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 been host to it all. Restored to its original grandeur, this renowned heritage listed venue continues to provide a sophisticated and elegant backdrop for events of all styles.

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Capacity

Up to 500 cocktail
Up to 350 banquet

Address

18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Telephone

1300 870 433

Rooms

Members' Dining Rooms

There are three separate Members Dining Rooms that can either be partitioned or used as one large ballroom. All have been faithfully restored with beautiful heritage features. Your guests will be awed by the history of the rooms, dining in the same seats as Australian and world leaders.

Capacity

Combined Capacity: Up to 400 banquet
Dining Room 1: Up to 140 cocktail, 80 banquet
Dining Room 2: Up to 240 cocktail, 180 banquet
Dining Room 3: Up to 120 cocktail,  70 banquet

Members' Bar

With its richly stained timber panelling and period fixtures, this room exudes history.

Capacity

Up to 65 cocktail

Secretariat

An ideal space for small board meetings or intimate dinners, but also perfect as a bridal room.

Capacity

Up to 30 boardroom, 10 boardroom

Private Dining Rooms

The Private Dining Rooms adapt beautifully to any event.

Capacity

Dining Room 1: Up to 130 theatre, 40 banquet
Dining Room 2: Up to 95 cocktail, 60 banquet

King's Hall

The life-sized statue of King George V overlooks high patterned ceilings, stunning parquetry floors and period lighting fixtures. King’s Hall has been the setting of hundreds of historic celebrations and receptions. Why not add yours to the list?

Capacity

Up to 500 cocktail, 230 banquet

House of Representatives and Senate Chambers

Stage your debate where some of the most momentous speeches of Australian history took place or welcome your conference delegates in true historic style with a welcome address they won’t forget..

Capacity

House of Representatives: 174 seated
Senate: 152 seated

House of Representatives and Senate Courtyards

The central, symmetrical courtyards of Old Parliament House are perfect for weddings ceremonies, cocktail receptions and dinners. They are completely surrounded by the building making them very private spaces – a rarity for outdoor venues, and reminiscent of secret gardens.

Capacity

Up to 440 cocktail, 200 banquet