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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 21 January 2024

Unveiling Unobstructed Elegance With Our Favourite Canberra Pillarless Function Rooms

Discover some of our favourite pillarless function rooms Canberra has to offer, right in the heart of Australia's political hub, standing as a testament to the power of seamless collaboration. With no pillars to constrain you, you are free to paint a canvas of possibilities and host your next diplomatic soirée with elegance and style.

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1. National Ballroom 1 or 4, Hotel Realm


Hotel Realm is located in Canberra's bustling CBD. Situated next to the Parliamentary Triangle. Whether you're looking for a sophisticated and elegant setting or a place to relax and unwind, the hotel's beautiful pillarless function room, double backing curtains, and outdoor terrace provide a breathtaking view of Parliament House that will leave you inspired. The National Ballroom, in particular, is the epitome of grandeur, offering a truly unparalleled experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

2. Carlton Room, Mercure Canberra


Mercure Canberra offers a prime location to explore the heart of Canberra. With five flexible function spaces, the hotel can accommodate up to 180 guests. The hotel is set in a beautifully landscaped courtyard garden which is perfect for wedding ceremonies or relaxing during a lunch or tea break. You can even host your event outside, either on the outdoor terrace or in the English-style gardens. The Carlton Room is an elegant and naturally pillarless function room that features a private bar, dance floor, and top-notch audiovisual equipment. With street access and versatile layouts, Mercure Canberra is the ultimate choice for your next event!

3. Bay Windows, National Museum of Australia


The National Museum of Australia is situated on Canberra's Acton Peninsula on the picturesque shores of Lake Burly Griffin. The Bay Windows within the Gandel Atrium provides an intimate yet architecturally dramatic setting with sweeping lake and city views for up to 150 guests. Also, The Lakeside Deck offers a refreshing outdoor extension to your event and can be arranged on request. This pillarless function room can accommodate up to 150 guests. Access to the Lakeside Deck, with grassed gardens leading to the water’s edge, can be arranged on request.

4. The Members’ Dining Room 2, Old Parliament House


The Members’ Dining Room 2 was the main dining room for the exclusive use of parliamentarians, with direct and stunning views of the Australian Parliament House. With its high ceilings, original timber lamps, white plaster walls with low timber panelling, and unique light fittings, this pillarless function room is a beautiful and historically significant backdrop for any special event.

5. Drama Theatre, Cultural Centre Kambri


The Kambri Precinct at The Australian National University offers eight world-class spaces and a multi-purpose teaching facility, capable of hosting a versatile range of events. The pillarless function room Drama Theatre, boasts full-length glass windows overlooking West Loop Road, which can be covered with ceiling-to-floor blackout drapery. It can accommodate up to 180 people in various seating arrangements and comes equipped with a removable stage, sprung floors, separate servery, and lighting and sound production capabilities. This makes it an ideal venue for theatre and dance classes, speeches, small concerts, and lectures.

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