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.

Open everyday except Christmas Day:

 – Weekdays: 9.00am – 3.30pm

– Weekends: 9.00am to 4.30pm


Bookings are welcomed and can be made online

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.


Thanks so much for all your generous assistance with the dinner and going “above and beyond” to help me on the night!

The food and service on the night was excellent and the feedback was all positive from the Managing Director and Board members – the ultimate benchmark – as well as other guests. So a warm thank you for a great evening.


Corporate Dinner – August 2018


Just to let you know that I have had some lovely comments this morning about our event last night at the Gallery. Especially the quality and quantity of the food and the fact that no one complained about being hungry. Thank you for helping us with our Welcome Function 2018.


Conference Welcome Reception – May 2018


Just wanted to send you both a little message to say thank you so much for all your incredible efforts leading up to the wedding and on the day. We couldn’t have asked for anything better and felt that NPG and Broadbean Catering were absolutely awesome! Also, the cheese tower looked outstanding! Thank you for doing! 

Melissa & Jack

Wedding  Reception – May 2018


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