Venue hire

Plan your next event at Old Parliament House.

Old Parliament House is a spectacular venue for your celebration, offering stunning natural light, sweeping views and heritage surroundings.

We can help you plan a stylish celebration in a historic setting – whether it's a gala dinner, corporate event, cocktail evening or wedding.

Restaurant Associates are specialists in hospitality and fine food at some of Australia's best-known destinations.


For 50 guests or 500, we have just the right space


King's Hall

Once the venue for grand functions, historic announcements and receptions for Heads of State and world dignitaries. Ideal for cocktail receptions, King's Hall comfortably accommodates 80 – 500 guests.

The large central room of Old Parliament House, King's Hall, features timber floors, white ornate ceilings and a statue in the distance.

King's Hall

The Members' Dining Rooms

Our gracious dining rooms can be appointed as one, two or three separate rooms, or one grand space, all with a sweeping vista up to new Parliament House. This is our most versatile space, suitable for conferencing, formal dinners, cocktail receptions, launches, banquets, training programs and wedding receptions.  

A room with a timber roof and many circular tables covered in white tablecloths.

The Members' Dining Room 1
Capacity 140pax (cocktail), 130pax (theatre) and 80pax (banquet).

An art deco styled room with wooden pendant chandeliers, white ceilings and carpeted floor, with circular tables set with white tablecloths and lilies.

The Members' Dining Room 2
Capacity 240pax (cocktail), 230pax (theatre) and 180pax (banquet).

The members dining room with a long rectangular table.

The Members' Dining Room 3
Capacity 120pax (cocktail), 110pax (theatre) and 70pax (banquet).

A wood panelled bar.

The Members' Bar
Adjoining Members Dining Room 3, the Members Bar adds something special to your event. Capacity 65pax (cocktail).

The House of Representatives Courtyard 

Our tranquil internal courtyards are the perfect location for your outdoor functions. Suitable for cocktail events, as well as a sit down lunch or dinner. Additional charges apply for a wet weather venue which needs to be booked in conjunction with the courtyards. Capacity 440pax (cocktail), 200pax (theatre) and 160pax (banquet). 

A grassy outdoor courtyard with trees surrounded by the white walls of a building. Casual tables and chairs are set up with groups of people eating and drinking.

The House of Representatives Courtyard

The House of the Senate Courtyard

Our quintessential wedding ceremony space. Also great for Christmas parties, cocktail events and outdoor receptions. Additional charges apply for a wet weather venue which needs to be booked in conjunction with the courtyards. Capacity 440pax (cocktail), 200pax (theatre) and 160pax (banquet).

White chairs set up in rows on a lawn facing a wooden pergola covered in vines, ready for a wedding.

The House of the Senate Courtyard