Spaces for all Occasions


The Convent holds the potential to host a variety of activities in its large and small rooms, chapel, cloisters and gardens. It possesses a unique heritage atmosphere but lends itself to adaptation according to need. Every effort will be made to accommodate you in a spirit of warm hospitality.

There are so many activities for which Sacred Spaces can provide that special venue. 

Within the main convent building there are three very large rooms which are adaptable to a variety of uses: social, educational, musical, spiritual in nature. The five cloisters which surround the building offer shelter, and the opportunity of withdrawal during sessions within the convent.

There is much original furnishing in place and rooms can also be used in their traditional mode. However it is possible to adapt spaces to need. The abundant tables have casters, modern comfortable seating is on hand and electrical equipment is catered for.



The chapel is reserved for its original religious functions but is now frequently used for weddings. Like the other large rooms it is often hired for concerts because of its superb acoustic. The gardens offer unlimited opportunity for outdoor activity, quiet contemplation and photography. There is space suitable to food preservation, preparation and serving. The more modern buildings with small rooms to the east of the convent add to the opportunities for finding your venue for your special need.


The Convent Reception Room


About the Reception Room

This very gracious and beautiful heritage room with its central two-fold table is particularly suitable for seated dining or for finger-food occasions; but it also adapts to accommodate seminars, workshops, lectures, meetings etc. It is a wonderful “salon” for music recitals.


Cost (per hour) $55 (Minimum charge $165)
Size 12m x 6.4m
Capacity (adults) Up to 100 people

The Convent Community Room


About the Community Room

Originally a school room, this very spacious and imposing room is dominated by three large, historic stained glass windows and a three-fold cedar table down the centre. A very adaptable space for all kinds of activity – concerts, displays, lectures, presentation with finger food, group activities etc.


Cost (per hour) $55 (Minimum charge $165)
Size 18m x 9m
Capacity (adults) Up to 150 people

The Convent Refectory


About the Refectory

This room, still furnished with original tables, was formerly the Sisters’ dining room. A beautiful space, very flexible, and able to be extended by large folding cedar doors to accommodate up to 150 persons. Capable of many configurations. Vinyl-covered chairs replace original stools. Used for lectures, dining, seminars, meetings, workshops and musical performances.


Cost (per hour) $55 (Minimum charge $165)
Size 12m x 6.6m (Extension 6.6m x 6m)
Capacity (adults) Up to 120 people

The Convent Chapel


About the Chapel

The sacred chapel was created for religious services, now including weddings, and for quiet prayer and retreat. Its wonderful acoustic and space make it an ideal venue for concerts. The seating in the choir stalls can be complemented by chairs in the nave and pews in the transepts. Organists are welcome to enjoy playing an historic musical treasure.


Cost (per hour) Please contact the Sacred Spaces office
Size N/A
Capacity (adults) Seats up to 150 people

The Convent Boarders' Dining Room


About the Boarders' Dining Room

This light and bright room, built around 1920 for the girls of St Catherine’s College, is an attractive, adaptable space suitable for a variety of activities. It is used as the welcome room for tours, but is suitable for meetings, seminars, lectures and dining. Food preparation areas through the doorway in the former boarders’ kitchenette and convent kitchen.


Cost (per hour) $55 (Minimum charge $165)
Size 15m x 7m
Capacity (adults) Up to 120 people

The Convent Old Kitchen


About the Old Kitchen

Except for the removal of the kitchen stove etc., this area is little altered from when the Sisters prepared meals here for the community and boarders. It is still an excellent food preparation space. It is a large irregular area with tiled floor, sink, domestic fridge and large work tables. There is also an adjoining kitchenette with two domestic stoves. Ideal also for art/craft activities.


Cost (per hour) Negotiable
Size N/A
Capacity (adults)

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