Venues for hire

At this time we’re not taking bookings in line with the Victorian government’s Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions. For future bookings, please submit a venue hire enquiry and someone from our team will be in touch. Please also read our updated Conditions of Hire.

Weddings, parties & private functions

Bursaria Fine Foods  is the exclusive caterer for the heritage gardens, Rosina Function Space & courtyard, hosting a range of events from wedding ceremonies and receptions to corporate workshops, Christmas parties, special occasions, life celebrations and family fun days.

The Rosina Function Space is a unique venue offering heritage elegance for your special event; featuring original lead-light windows, polished floorboards, atmospheric high ceilings and exposed trusses. This exquisite space is the perfect canvas for you to add your own personal touch to create a fabulous celebration for up to 280 guests seated or 500 guests for a cocktail style event. Host your wedding ceremony amongst the rolling lawns of the heritage gardens or in the original bluestone Good Shepherd Chapel.

Contact Bursaria for all enquiries relating to hosting your wedding or event in the Rosina Function Space on 03 9818 1626 email hello@bursaria.com.au or make an enquiry below.

Make an Enquiry

Filming & photography

The Abbotsford Convent is the perfect location for a variety of film and photography shoots. We have facilitated a large number of film and television productions, advertisements and fashion shoots as well as many student and artistic projects.

Family portraits are allowed outside the buildings and on the grounds without prior approval or any fees, however please be respectful of patrons. 

Wedding and engagement photography enquiries are managed by Bursaria who can be contacted directly on 03 9818 1626 or hello@bursaria.com.au

Location photo and film shoots must have prior approval from the Abbotsford Convent. In order to undertake filming or photographic projects on site we require that you read the filming and photography conditions of hire and complete the Application Form.

Application Form

Programming & partnerships

The Abbotsford Convent fosters new ideas and critical thought, providing artists from a diverse range of disciplines opportunities to develop and present new work on-site. Our varied indoor spaces, grounds and gardens are the perfect locations for inspiration, growth and development of new works through which we encourage creativity, collaboration and diversity. Artists, collectives and organisations wanting to present works in partnership with the Convent or seeking opportunities to develop new works are encouraged to contact the Convent’s Producer directly.

ACF Producer
Natalie Smith
03 9415 3615

Image credit: ButohOut! Festival Performance Season 2019, photo by Vikk Shayen.