Your wedding deserves the perfect venue.

Wedding receptions large or small, the State Library can be transformed to create just the right ambience for your special day. The State Library of New South Wales is located in the heart of Sydney overlooking the spectacular Botanical Gardens on one side and Macquarie Street on the other.

This beautiful heritage building is a great setting for events and a perfect setting for wedding receptions. One of our panel of caterers ARIA Catering, Blonde catering or Laissez Faire will be able to design the perfect menu to suit the size and style of your event and meet your budget requirements.

Select the venue that best suits your needs:

Dixson Room 

The Dixson Room is located on the ground floor of the Mitchell wing and offers an elegant historic setting with views across the Domain and to Woolloomooloo. This is a warm and spacious room with high ceilings and original oil paintings adorning the walls; it is ideal for conferences, luncheons, dinners and cocktail parties. Often used for sit-down meetings and weddings for up to 120 people


The Friends room is on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell Library building.  This beautiful space is the original Mitchell Reading Room, opened to the public in 1910.  It features enameled steel and leadlight bookcases which hold editions of Cervantes’ Don Quixote from the magnificent collection of the late Dr Ben Haneman. This space is often use for cocktail parties for up to 130 people


The Vestibule of the Mitchell wing features; the Marble replica of the 1644 Tasman Map, some of the finest stained glass in Sydney by artist Arthur Benfield and a magnificent white Italian Botticino marble staircase with turned balustrades. All of these features add to the neo classical splendour of the historic State Library. The Mitchell Vestibule is a unique venue for cocktail parties and ceremonies for up to 150 people

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Macquarie St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 9273 1414

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