Strangers’ Room

This large versatile dining room featuring panoramic garden views is ideal for conferences, seminars, luncheons, award dinners and stand-up cocktail reception events.

The Fountain Court area leading into the Strangers’ Foyer can be booked on request in-conjunction with the main room for pre-dinner reception drinks.

Strangers’ Room combined with the Fountain Court has a capacity of 1,200 people for a stand-up cocktail event.

The Strangers’ Lounge

The Strangers’ Lounge at the entrance of the Strangers’ room, is ideal for reception drinks, conference breaks and exhibition displays.

Capacity: Cocktail 200

Where Strangers become friends

The Strangers’ Room is a meeting place where members of Parliament greet visiting dignitaries including consuls’ generals and members of the Royal family. Historically, these guests were referred to as ’strangers’, thus creating the saying ‘where strangers become friends’.

Today, Parliament House invite you and guests to continue this tradition.

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met”. William Butler Yeat – Poet

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