The Reading Room

Located within the Fitzroy Town Hall, The Reading Room was originally part of the building’s library and features the original floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

This impressive room features nine chandeliers, a decorative ceiling, polished floorboards and heritage paintwork. Its warm and welcoming interior makes it a popular choice for weddings, performances and cocktail events for up to 100 people.

Features and Facilities

  • 13.1 x 14.4m floor space
  • Wooden floors
  • Adjoining kitchenette with large refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave
  • A commercial kitchen is also available; additional charges apply
  • 10 trestle tables (seating 8-10 people)
  • 100 chairs
  • PA equipment is available upon request; additional charges apply
  • The Reading Room is fully wheelchair accessible
  • Download The Reading Room floor plan here

Restrictions and Further Information

  • All functions must finish by 10pm Sunday to Thursday or by 1am Fridays and Saturdays.
  • A minimum of eight weeks notice is preferred for all potential bookings.
  • Fitzroy Town Hall is in a residential area; noise levels must be monitored.
  • Hirers must supply their own cutlery, crockery, glassware and linen.
  • Hirers may choose their own caterer; names of recommended caterers can be provided upon request.
  • This is not a licensed venue. Hirers must apply for a temporary limited licence if they intend to sell alcohol. If a hirer wishes to supply alcohol free of charge or to allow their guests to bring their own alcohol, they must submit a Partysafe form to Victoria Police.
  • Download the Frequently Asked Questions
  • Download Council’s Conditions of Hire


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille tactile signage
  • Disabled drop off area
  • Disability drop off zone

Hire Charges

Individual or Commercial: Full day - 8 hours (mid-week) From $1,175
Not for Profit: Full day - 8 hours (mid-week)From $940
Individual or Commercial*: Full day - 8 hours
(Fri to Sun, Public Holidays)
From $1,490
Not for Profit: Full day - 8 hours
(Fri to Sun, Public Holidays)
From $1,192
Additional hourly commercial hire$82
Additional hourly concession hire $65
BondFrom $1,000
Kitchen HireMinimum of $144 for 4 hours or $220 per day
Balcony hire$420 + security guard
Public Liability Insurance$76

Discounted Use of Town Halls is available to eligible organisations.


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To book this venue Enquire Now or call us on 9205 5577.