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Conferences & Events

Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. From meetings and workshops to private events and gala dinners the Abbotsford Convent has a space for everyone.

Abbotsford Convent is a unique heritage listed venue combining 19th century architecture and the arts. From intimate to grand, 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.

Bursaria have a range of catering packages for the following unique rooms and outdoor spaces:

The Oratory capacity 200
Community Room capacity 200
Bishop’s Parlour capacity 50
Breakfast Parlour capacity 15
Salon capacity 80
Rosina Auditorium capacity 300
The Rosina Function Space capacity 500
The Rosina Courtyard capacity 250
Sheet Room capacity 60

To book a space with Abbotsford Convent and for venue hire information click here We’ve featured some of the unique venues we can also cater for below.

The Sheet Room

Situated within the newly renovated Sacred Heart, the Sheet Room features a raw industrial interior. The light-filled space is perfect for meetings, AGMs, seminars, training days or break-out sessions.

Standing – 60
Theatre style – 40
Cabaret – 25
Boardroom – 16

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The Oratory

With distressed walls and stained glass windows, the Oratory is perfect for performances, fashion shows, media or product launches or corporate events.

Capacity – 200
Hall size – 174m2

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The Rosina Function Space

The Rosina Function Space is a heritage space with original leadlight windows, polished floorboards, high ceilings, exposed trusses and architecturally designed lighting. This venue is perfect for gala dinners, fashion shows, product launches, conferences, end of year celebrations and private events.

Cabaret – 126
Theatre – 350
Classroom – 160
Cocktail – 300
Banquet – 280 (without a dance floor) 250 (with a dance floor)

The Rosina Courtyard

Adjoining the Rosina Function Space, the Courtyard is a unique space offering an open air setting styled with wicker furniture, church pew benches, high bar tables and bentwood stools. It’s suitable for private celebrations, end of year functions, product launches, networking events and more!

Seated – 100
Cocktail – 250

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Industrial School

Located within the newly restored Sacred Heart is a versatile and open industrial space, filled with natural light. The space features a central partition, which can be used to divide the space in two distinct halves. It is perfectly suited for performances, workshops and corporate events.

Capacity – 270
Size- 303m2

Mural Hall

The Mural Hall is an exquisite space filled with original historic features, available for corporate events, cocktail parties or celebratory dinners. Expressions of interest are now open for catered corporate events.

Abbotsford Convent spaces for hire

The Abbotsford Convent venue hire page has information about the spaces available for hire for corporate meetings and functions. To find out more or check availability visit

For information about how Bursaria can assist you with catering for your meeting, function or event please contact us today or enquire here