With an inside space lit beautifully by our acclaimed stained glass windows, and an outdoor terrace with panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin, your event at BOOKPLATE is bound to be memorable.

Our talented team work passionately to create interesting and flexible menus to suit many occasions, and are always eager to help your event run smoothly with friendly and efficient service. Whether you're after conference catering, a cocktail reception, or a private dinner, BOOKPLATE is a unique and iconic Canberra destination.

BOOKPLATE also offer food & beverage arrangements for venue hire bookings within the National Library of Australia, and would be happy to discuss options to suit your event.

Private Functions

Whether it be a networking cocktail reception, a corporate breakfast banquet with colleagues to start the day, or a formal dinner, BOOKPLATE is able to be transformed to suit a range of events for special occasions.

Please contact us for pricing & package information


Our spaces present the ideal​ venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions with views across Lake Burley Griffin and Patrick White Lawns. The iconic National Library of Australia, Canberra's most majestic building, provides a wonderful backdrop for a personalised event of fun, laughter and delicious food.

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NLA Venue Catering

Are you hiring a venue at the National Library of Australia? BOOKPLATE offers a variety of food and beverage packages to suit whatever sort of event you're holding. Whether you're after a working lunch or a morning or afternoon tea, our kitchen team are sure to provide a range of delicious options.


Please contact us for pricing & package information

Bookplate Events & Catering Office 

T: 0455 556 357


BOOKPLATE is located at the National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT, Australia