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Outdoor Spaces

Key Venue Features

Open-air space
Scenery of the Convent precinct
Heritage gardens, native flora and fauna
Backdrop of the Convent's heritage buildings
Views of Birrarung/Yarra walking trail

Outdoor Venues

Heritage Garden
Rose Garden
Clarke St Lawn
Mercator Lawn
Infirmary Lawn
Hospital Lawn
Providence Lawn
Rotunda

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Outdoor Spaces Venue Pricing & Information

Key Venue Features

Open-air space
Scenery of the Convent precinct
Heritage gardens, native flora and fauna
Backdrop of the Convent's heritage buildings
Views of Birrarung/Yarra walking trail

Outdoor Venues

Heritage Garden
Rose Garden
Clarke St Lawn
Mercator Lawn
Infirmary Lawn
Hospital Lawn
Providence Lawn
Rotunda

Downloads

Outdoor Spaces Venue Pricing & Information

About

The Abbotsford Convent offers a range of outdoor gardens, courtyards, and lawns available for hire. Each space has a distinct quality, with great potential to activate and explore. The Sacred Heart Courtyard offers a perfect canvas for lighting and projection, corporate events, or outdoor performances, whilst the natural amphitheatre of the Heritage Gardens lends itself beautifully to outdoor summer performances, markets, and festivals.

As with our indoor spaces, all the Convent’s outdoor areas have a particular history and past use. Some are sheltered and private, others open and public. All of them embrace both natural and built surrounds, offering serene, nature-based settings paired with spectacular architectural backdrops.

Facilities

Power is available in several outdoor locations. Additional facilities including tables and chairs are available to hirers. Outdoor infrastructure, such as marquees, stages and umbrellas may be present during certain seasons. Private marquees are permitted. Basic AV equipment is available to hirers.

For more information on each of the Convent’s outdoor spaces, including rates, floor plans and capacities, click here.

Accessibility

The Convent’s outdoor spaces are wheelchair accessible. Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available at several locations within the Abbotsford Convent Precinct.

Make an enquiry

Abbotsford Convent’s varied indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for inspiration, creativity and collaboration.

To hire a space, simply fill out our Venues Enquiry Form and a member of our team will be in touch.

By hiring a space at the Convent you are supporting the long-term sustainability of our not-for-profit arts, cultural and learning precinct for everyone to enjoy.