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Conferences & Events

From workshops to private events and gala dinners. The Abbotsford Convent has a space to suit an intimate event or the largest of conferences.

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 are proud to cater for the following unique rooms and outdoor spaces with our award winning, delicious onsite catering.

Please note that The Abbotsford Convent Foundation currently has a restoration project of the Sacred Heart Courtyard and building underway. It’s business as usual at the Convent, with most of their venue hire spaces open as normal and Bursaria can cater for your event at any of the following venue spaces listed below. Please contact our office for further information on 9417 7771 or make an enquiry here.

Community Room & Linen Room capacity 140
Bishop’s Parlour capacity 50
Salon capacity 80
Yellow Room capacity 30
Dorm One capacity 40
Rosina Auditorium capacity 300
The Ironing Room capacity 80
The Rosina Function Space capacity 350
The Rosina Courtyard capacity 250

For more information about the spaces available click here View the list of Bursaria’s venues on offer below.

The Ironing Room

Situated within the Sacred Heart Courtyard, the charming light filled Ironing Rooms are ideal for any number of uses from training days, meetings, seminars, book launches, workshops and exhibitions. The Ironing Room also provides a much desired space for smaller catered private functions such as high teas, luncheons and boutique dinners.

Cabaret – 32
Theatre – 60
Cocktail – 80
Banquet – 50

The Ironing Room will become available for hire when restoration works have been completed (due april 2018). Contact us on 9417 7771 to keep updated.

The Rosina Function Space

The Rosina Function Space is an exquisite heritage space, with original leadlight windows, polished floorboards, soaring 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 is the Rosina Courtyard. This unique space offers an open air setting, styled with wicker furniture, church pew benches, high bar tables with bentwood stools. Suitable for private celebrations, end of year events, product launches, networking functions and more!

Seated – 100
Cocktail – 250

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