Venues for Hire

    Venues for Hire

    Abbotsford Convent is a unique and beautiful place with a rare fusion of old and new. Its 19th century landscape is filled with artists’ studios, cafes, galleries, markets and more. From intimate to grand, industrial to opulent, the Convent’s spaces are historically fascinating and bursting with character. With views of the countryside, heritage gardens and Yarra River, it’s hard to believe you are just 4km from Melbourne’s CBD. 

    The Abbotsford Convent Foundation is always looking at new ways to support our community and offers discounts for not-for-profits and artistic projects. All venue hire fees go to supporting this unique not-for-profit community site.

    With our recent Sacred Heart restoration now complete, we are pleased to announce that the Oratory and the Industrial School are now available for venue hire again, along with two new venue hire spaces in Sacred Heart which we be available  from April. The Sheet Room is perfect  for meetings, training and seminars, and the Packing Room will offer wet room facilities for arts activities and workshops. Please contact our Venue Hire team for more information and advanced bookings.

    For a snapshot of all of our venue hire spaces and capacities, see our information sheet.

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    Packing Room

    Suitable for: Arts, crafts, textiles, sculpture, hard arts workshops or studio sessions
    Capacity: 60
    Hire rate: from $30 hourly

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    Sheet Room

    Suitable for: Seminars, conferences, meetings
    Capacity: 60
    Hire rate: from $90 hourly

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    Oratory

    Suitable for: arts workshops, performing arts, rehearsals and events
    Capacity: 200
    Hire rate: POA

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    Industrial School

    Suitable for: rehearsals, performances, markets, workshops, events
    Capacity: 270
    Hire rate: from $140 per day

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    Rosina Auditorium

    Suitable for: Classes, rehearsals, performances
    Capacity: 300
    Hire rate: from $25 hourly

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    Dorm One

    Suitable for: performing arts, rehearsals, workshops
    Capacity: 40
    Hire rate: from $133 per day

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    Yellow Room

    Suitable for: workshops, rehearsals
    Capacity: 30
    Hire rate: from $25 hourly

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    Community Room & Linen Room

    Suitable for: seminars, conferences
    Capacity: 140
    Hire rate: from $500 per day

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    Bishop's Parlour

    Suitable for: meetings, talks
    Capacity: 50
    Hire rate: from $350 per day

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    Salon

    Suitable for: Seminars, conferences, small markets
    Capacity: 80
    Hire rate: from $345 per day

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    Breakfast Parlour

    Suitable for: Meetings
    Capacity: 12
    Hire rate: from $175 per day

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