The State Hall


The State Hall is used for small formal occasions as well as the entry for functions in the other State Rooms.


State HallThe State Hall as it is today



The ceiling of the State Hall has a unique barrel vaulted pointed arch design. This is unusual, as this type of architectural feature is usually found in a cathedral, not a domestic house. The architect, William Wardell, adopted this design to create a sense of spacious grandeur in the hall.


Government House State Gallery Looking towards Entry 1935 by Lyle Fowler from SLV Out of copyrightThe State Hall as it was in 1935


Architectural features

The pilasters and engaged columns of the Corinthian order support the ceiling and the overall effect of opulence is heightened by the massive highly polished architraves surrounding the doorways.