The State Library of Queensland is known for being Queensland’s cultural hub. But did you know that the venue also offers function spaces for conferences, corporate functions, private events and weddings? In fact, State Library of Queensland has 11 specialty function spaces, 3 auditoriums and 9 meeting rooms. Additionally, State Library of Queensland has an experienced onsite AV team to ensure your event’s technical elements run smoothly.

With its breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and convenient South Brisbane location, it is no wonder that it is one of Brisbane’s most beloved venues. In this venue spotlight, we share some of the function facilities available at State Library of Queensland for your event.

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The Queensland Terrace is the showstopper function space at State Library of Queensland. This versatile space configures to hold a capacity for up to 200 in a cocktail setting and 130 sit down. The Queensland Terrace has stunning mirrored ceilings, vintage teacups nestled on the shelving and a welcoming open-air design. Not only is the Queensland Terrace suitable for wedding receptions, but it also is idea for corporate cocktail events.

Planning a wedding at State Library of Queensland? Our events team recommend hosting your ceremony on the Queensland Terrace and using the River Decks for cocktail hour. During this time our team will flip the Queensland Terrace for your reception. While your guests enjoy cocktail hour, make the most of the beautiful backdrops near by for your photos.

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Chasing river views? You cannot go past State Library of Queensland’s magnificent River Decks. Overlooking the Brisbane River with scenic views of the city skyline, the River Decks is a must see space. The space is ideal for a wedding ceremony, breakfast with a view or cocktail function. The partially covered deck secures you from the weather while still allowing you to dine under the stars. The River Decks can hold 80 pax cocktail or 50 pax for sit down functions. Hot tip: the River Decks have one of the best vantage points for fireworks during Riverfire.

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State Library of Queensland offers nine meeting rooms and training spaces. These spaces are ideal for conferences, workshops and educational seminars. Each space offers its own configurations and capacity. Click here to view the different meeting room spaces available.


The aptly named Red Box is one of the most unique function spaces on offer at State Library of Queensland. The space features ceiling to floor glass windows with panoramic city views. Thus providing the perfect backdrop for your event. Enjoy canapes at your corporate Christmas party or sit down for an intimate wedding celebration with your loved ones within the glass walls of the Red Box. The Red Box is another fantastic vantage point for Riverfire.

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State Library of Queensland offers three auditoriums for your next awards evening or conference. The largest of the auditoriums, The Edge Auditorium can host up to 300 while Auditorium 1 and 2 can host 264 & 108 guests respectively.  Each auditorium is equipped with inbuilt projection and AV equipment for your presentation requirements. The Queensland Terrace makes an ideal breakaway space for Auditoriums 1 & 2 while The Edge Auditorium allows your guests to head outside and enjoy the view.



The Poinciana Lounge is another multi-purpose space at State Library of Queensland. With capacity for up to 150 cocktail or 100 sit-down, the space can be hired outside library hours for corporate functions, private events and weddings. Enjoy a view of the Brisbane River and city skyline with magnificent windows spanning two stories while hiring a pianist to entertain your guests on the venue’s grand piano. Our events team recommend co-hiring the Red Box to give your guests a breakaway space.

Do you need catering for your State Library of Queensland function or event? Our team are here to help. Contact our events team for more information on our event packages and wedding packages.

For more information on hiring a space at State Library of Queensland, please head to their Venue Hire Page.