Events at the National Portrait Gallery


The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is a dramatic and culturally rich venue perfect for your next event. The gallery’s elegant building has the greatest respect for the local environment, natural light and human proportions. The Gallery features flexible event spaces which can cater to any style of event, including breakfasts, seminars, conferences, workshops, launches, meetings, cocktail receptions, seated dinners and wedding ceremonies and receptions. Combine spaces to create a vibrant event your guests will remember.


Broadbean Catering has established itself as a sought-after caterer with a reputation for delicious food and outstanding service. Winner of ACT Wedding Caterer of the Year, ACT Caterer of the Year and ACT Venue Caterer of the Year three times, we have a proven track record of delivering our services to the highest standards. We are passionate about great food, and this is reflected in our innovative menus that focus on fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce.

We are here to remove the hassle and stress that is often involved when planning a event – our commitment is to make your event memorable and to ensure that every detail is seamlessly arranged.

Let the benefit of our experience and thoughtfully contemporary food make your event utterly unique.


NPG Venue Hire

Wedding Reception Package

Corporate Breakfast Package

Cocktail Package

Conference Packages

Function Packages

Portrait Café

Located at the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Café is the perfect spot for a relaxed coffee, weekend brunch or weekday lunch with friends. Unwind with a locally brewed beer or homemade iced chai overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, the High Court & Reconciliation Place.

Bookings welcome groups of 4 or more. Make a booking online or call on 02 6102 7162.

Open everyday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Sample Café Menu

Reviews & Awards

Our combined vast & varied industry experience in Canberra has fueled our passion for innovation in food concepts and a non-negotiable stance on consistency in the delivery of produce.


We had such a wonderful time and it was the perfect venue for us! The staff on the night were fantastic and it all went off without a hitch. We’ve had a few reports back from guests that it was one of the best venues they’ve attended for a wedding.


Wedding Ceremony & Reception – November 2016


So many of our guests complimented the service provided by your staff on the night – that they were always on hand to top up a drink or respond to a request. Many said the food was excellent, the lighting and space was fantastic, and that they truly had a wonderful time (which really pleases us as well). Ian and I felt exactly the same – anything we needed or wanted was looked after, the food and wine were delicious, and we really had the best time.


Wedding Reception – December 2016


We were so proud of the event, and everybody who attended had a pretty bloody good time – The food and service both copped the most praise from our family and friends. People loved the pork buns and the risotto – these were the most regularly occurring favorites. The setup was great, particularly given the very little assistance we provided. So thank you to you and your team for making it happen! Security and other staff were all very helpful and professional also. Finally, thanks for being so responsive on the day! And for doing us such an incredibly generous cost for the event. We will be forever grateful.


Wedding Ceremony & Reception – December 2016


Our combined vast & varied industry experience in Canberra has fueled our passion for innovation in food concepts and a non-negotiable stance on consistency in the delivery of produce.

Many of our team are born & bred from within the Canberra region. As a result we are passionate about supporting local farmers & produce suppliers from in and around Canberra.

Each of our key team members has worked in the hospitality industry for a minimum of 15 to 20 years. If it is experience you are after, look no further than Broadbean Catering.

Vanessa Broadfoot

Executive Chef / Director

Savva Dimarhos

Procurement / Director

Anthony Bahroush

Sales Manager / Director

Sebastian Nicinski

Head Chef / Director

Matthew Robinson

Functions Manager