The Convent

Rating
(36 reviews)
 
Location
7 Daly Street, Daylesford, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
Open 7 Days 10am - 4pm
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Historic Daylesford wedding venue The Convent encompasses a 19th-century, architecturally magnificent building nestled amongst six acres of enchanting gardens, with colourful foliage enveloping this ceremony and reception venue. Old world charm meets stunning views, heavenly fare, and a classic chapel at this multi-award-winning venue. Perfect for art lovers, it also boasts an exquisite gallery.

 

If other-worldly romance, literature, great art, and enchanting garden vistas sound like a good time, you’ll love the historic-elegant wedding venue, The Convent Daylesford. This multi-award-winning wedding venue was built for the Gold Warden during the 1860s gold rush, acted as a convent for near-90 years, and was expertly restored in 1988, making it a truly distinctive mansion with a rich history and plenty of culture.

For couples desiring a traditional ceremony, there is the classic Chapel or two romantic garden locations. As for those after a contemporary ceremony, there is the stunning Atrium. Meanwhile, the post-reception after-party celebrations are often held in The Altar Bar, which entices couples with its eclectic blend of decor, extensive wine list, and innovative cocktails. Whether you’re a history buff, find solace amongst nature, or are on the hunt for a sophisticated venue with character, The Convent Daylesford is an excellent find.

 

“If I could give 10 stars I would! ... not only is the venue absolutely stunning, but I honestly cannot speak any more highly of the whole The Convent team!! The support and can-do attitude on the day were incredible! Carol & Marija, many times you pre-empted our needs and we truly wouldn't have been able to pull off the day as seamlessly without your help and support, all of which was always done with a warm and friendly approach! I will be recommending The Convent to anyone who will listen in the future, the service and stunning venue were outstanding!” — Brittany.

 

Wedding reception spaces at The Convent Daylesford.

The Convent Daylesford offers couples the choice of two striking wedding reception spaces: the St Lawrence Room and the St Michael’s Room. Here’s what you need to know about both magnificent areas:

  • The St Lawrence Room. This divine room seats up to 60 guests. It boasts a balcony overlooking charming Daylesford and a decking area that traverses into the colourful gardens, which are beautifully illuminated in the evenings.
  • The St Michaels Room. The St Michaels Room can accommodate up to 120 guests and includes a spacious dancefloor. It conveniently contains bi-folding doors that open to the deck, allowing guests to mingle outdoors while still being able to access the festivities inside. This marvellous space is adorned with festoon lighting, creating a beautiful sense of occasion.  

 

Highlights of The Convent Daylesford:

  • Historic building masterfully restored in 1988
  • Voted in the Top 10 Wedding Venues in Australia
  • Beautifully scented, flourishing gardens
  • Warm, friendly customer service
  • Modern designs paired with old-world charm
  • Exotic cocktails and a diverse, boutique wine list
  • Breathtaking views of Victoria’s central highlands
  • Situated atop Wombat Hill, overlooking the town
  • Has three incredible accommodation options
  • Offers customisable all-inclusive wedding packages
  • Boasts four floors, seven gallery spaces, a museum
  • Located 75 minutes from the Melbourne CBD

 

“We had our wedding here in March (just before the lockdown) and it was the most perfect day. Could not recommend this venue highly enough. The wedding planner and waitstaff, the gardens, the venue, the food and drink — all 5 star. All our guests commented on what an amazing wedding venue it was.” — Christopher.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 24 / Max 200

Price per head

Low $160 / High $ 210

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

Time restrictions

1:00 AM


Questions and Answers

Is there accommodation available for the wedding couple?

The Convent

For a special wedding night, the Bride and Groom can luxuriate in The Convent Penthouse. Perched up high on the third level with 360 degree views, complete with a boudoir style curtained bed, hydrotherapy spa, two private balconies, fireplace and magnificent cushioned daybed.

Reviews

(36 reviews)
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21 Apr 2022

Absolutely amazing location, view, venue and staff. Thank you for looking after us. Claire & Pete

29 Jan 2022

it’s the perfect place to have your wedding. Staffs are so kind and gave me a lot of suggestions and support. Food and drinks is so good. The mountain view is wonderful.

The Convent  

Thank you for your kind words. I loved working with you to create an absolutely stunning wedding. Congratulation once again.

8 Jan 2022

There are many venues to choose from in Daylesford but what made us decide with The Convent Daylesford are: 1. Their long history of wedding planning experience. 2. How they handled with suppliers. 3. The Amazing team. Many of our guests commented on how great the team was. Marija lead the team of professional waitering staff on the day. Service was genuine, attentive and seamless. 4. The breath taking views. 5. The flexibility of the ceremony location catered for both dry and wet weather condition. 6. The variety of meal selection. We opt for the roaming entree with paella and blue cheese gnocchi, best decision ever. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day as much as we did. Thank you The Convent Daylesford, we will be back visiting for many years to come.

The Convent  

Kevin & Leo... Our team LOVED hosting your wedding... it was such a wonderful celebration! So many laughs. We are lucky to have a great team who enjoy what they do... being an integral part of the happiest day of peoples lives. Thank you for your glowing review. We look forward to your regular visits... as The Convent is now etched into your family history! xx

5 Jan 2022

My wife and I got married at The Covent in January, we could not have been happier with how beautiful and flawless the ceremony and reception went. The views and atmosphere were perfect, staff were incredible, food was amazing. I highly recommend The Covent, Marijia and her team made us feel very at ease leading up to the big day.

The Convent  

Thank you Stef for taking the time to leave a (great ) review! It was a real pleasure being part of your special day. Wishing you both all the best!! xx

5 Jan 2022

We had the perfect day with our wedding at the Convent! The staff made the day run so smoothly and the food was incredible. We honestly couldn’t have wished for a better place to have our special day.

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hello Amelia. We are so happy you chose The Convent for your wedding. It was an honour to be part of your special day, witnessing the love you have for each other. Congrats once again. xo

10 Oct 2021

We would like to say thank you so much for making our wedding the most memorable of our lives. It was just PERFECT. Our families and friends thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful setting, delicious food and the great service that you and your team provided. Everything went amazingly well and we can't thank you enough for everything that you guys did for us. Dean and I are very grateful. Thank you again, you ladies are the best!:)

The Convent  

Thank you Veronita. & Dean. We loved hosting your wedding. It was such a beautiful ceremony and celebration with your nearest & dearest. It was a pleasure to witness all the love in the room. Look forward to seeing you when you pop into the gallery/cafe. xx

19 Mar 2021

The team were amazing! Every little detail was no trouble and everything was so organised. On the day the staff were so helpful and friendly and we had so much great feedback from our guests. The venue was beautiful and so well set up for weddings. Would highly recommend!

The Convent  

The team at The Convent love hosting weddings and always ensure you and your guests are taken care of... creating a wonderful wedding day to remember. Thank you for your kind words & recommendation and thank you for sharing your photos. xx

16 Jan 2021

Can’t recommend this venue enough. Absolutely perfect and a dream. Very organised and friendly staff, so great to work with, and especially through Covid postponements. Our day went perfectly, and not to mention how delicious the food was, our guests can’t stop talking about it.

The Convent  

Dear Brittany & Khegan. We loved working with you both and then hosting your PERFECT wedding. It was so much fun. Thank you for the wonderful recommendation. And thank your guests... we love that they are spreading the word. Congratulations once again. See you when you visit the gallery. xx

5 Dec 2020

Marija and staff were so helpful, helping me put up decorations at no extra charge and always had time for hundreds of questions. The venue is stunning and service very attentive, food was great and drinks kept flowing! Beautiful, beautiful venue.

The Convent  

Thank you for your glowing review Angela. We absolutely loved hosting your wedding day. xx

7 Mar 2020

Venue of my dreams! Marija and Tina were so flexible with what I wanted. Food was outstanding Everything was perfect

The Convent  

Dear Claire. It was a pleasure working with you to create your dream wedding. And it was PERFECT... we nailed it! xx

26 Oct 2019

The Convent far exceeded our expectations. From day 1, Tina, Marija and the team were hands on and accomodating in helping us plan everything. Their years of experience showed in their organisation and planning - asking all the right questions and ensuring they had everything they needed to get all the details just right. We were able to relax and enjoy our wedding knowing that everything had been thought of and meticulously planned. The service on the day was impeccable and the food was delicious (and plentiful!). Tina was there from managing ceremony entrances to locking up after the last guests left. We can not recommend The Convent more highly. It is so much more than just a beautiful location, it is a one-stop-shop for the perfect day with an experienced, warm and friendly team who take all the stress out of planning a wedding.

The Convent  

We are all blushing!!! Thank you Laura for this amazing review. We ae so incredibly lucky to have a team that love what they do. Together, they create magic... bringing your dream wedding to fruition. And what a beautiful wedding it was! The photos you have sent through are absolutely stunning. Thankyou for sharing them. Look forward to seeing you both back year after year! xx

5 Apr 2019

Absolutely stunning venue, incredibly friendly and professional staff and our guests won't stop talking about how much fun they had. The day came together so well and we couldn't be happier with how it went!

The Convent  

Dear Chloe. It was a pleasure planning your wedding and then of course being there for the celebration. What a great night it was! Thank you for your wonderful review. Hope to see you on your Anniversaries! xx

18 Aug 2018

We had our ceremony and reception at the Convent Gallery in August 2018. We loved that everything was in the one place. Beautiful location, which made for great photos. Food was delicious, we had many compliments from our guests. . Thank you Tina, Marija and all the staff you made our day so special!!

The Convent  

Thank you for your kind words Winda. The Convent does tick all the boxes. What we are most proud of, is executing a wonderful night - we are thrilled to read that you and your guests agree. Congratulations again to you both. xo

5 Aug 2017

Communication was great and every question was answered. They were accommodating and beautiful feedback was provided from the guests. Nothing was a hassle and they were great. The team will help you with anything that you are after!

The Convent  

Thank you Sally. We at The Convent understand it is "your wedding", thus we ensure we work with your plans. It was a pleasure working with you to create an absolutely stunning wedding. We can't wait to see your photos. Congrats once again. xx

26 May 2017

Absolutely everything about our wedding at the Convent was outstanding and lived up to all of our expectations. The staff were brilliant, in particular Xanthia and Teneal stood out as being particularly attentive and interactive with our guests and all around warm and lovely people. Our guests continually commented about the wonderful food and service. It is a very distinctive and unique venue. Our favourite wedding photos were taken in the grounds and upstairs in the infirmary. The grounds are spectacular and even on May 27th there was still beautiful autumnal colours to make it that little bit extra special. We chose the smaller of the options for our reception, the St Lawrence Atrium, which was a perfect size for our numbers (about 55) and gave it a nice intimate feel but was still enough room for a decent size dance floor and 4-piece band. Amy and her family put a lot of effort into decorating the room but it looked truly stunning! We stayed in the Penthouse which is so handy being on the same site and available throughout the day. Overall it was honestly the best day of our lives and we are so glad we chose the Convent!

The Convent  

We are so glad you chose The Convent too! Our team love what they do and guests really feel the love! So glad you & your guests had a great time. That is what it is all about... you enjoying the best day of your life! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience... your 5 star review is much appreciated. xx

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7 Daly Street, Daylesford, Victoria

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