Isabella Fraser Room

A stunning new special event space, the Isabella Fraser Room, will open in spring 2018.

Named after the Library’s first listed female staff member, this new heritage gallery can be transformed into a sophisticated dining room, perfect for unique weddings, corporate events, business breakfasts and more. Previously closed to the public, this magnificent room boasts glorious high ceilings and large windows looking over La Trobe Street for beautiful natural light. Designed to accommodate 200 guests, the Isabella Fraser Room is located next to the new world-class exhibition space, the Victoria Gallery, providing an opportunity to create a bespoke curator led-experience for guests.

This special event gallery will be directly accessible through a new entrance on La Trobe Street.

Bookings are now open for spring 2018 events in the Isabella Fraser Room.

State Library Victoria was awarded Best Specialty Venue by Meetings and Events Australia in March 2017. The Isabella Fraser Room will provide another stunning specialty space for hire in Victoria.

Key Features;

  • Dedicated Entry via Latrobe Street
  • Ornate heritage interior
  • Natural light
  • Event lighting including rigging
  • Adjacent to Victoria Gallery
  • Flexible floor space


Capacities –   220 cocktail / 156 banquet / 200 theatre

Floor area –   308m2

Availability –   Always available