The Convent Daylesford

5.0  ( 40 reviews ) · 7 Daly Street, Daylesford, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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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.


I purchased the old 19th century convent in 1988 and had it restored to its former beauty. I love this building and its history. And I love my customers! The Convent is a unique venue, allowing your entire celebration to be here - all under the one roof! But it is my staff and I that will make the real difference. Marija, who has been organising weddings here for almost 30 years, and the team will welcome your guests and ensure they are well looked after so that you can enjoy your wedding!

Ms Tina Banitska


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 24 / Max 200 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $160 / High $ 210

Time restrictions: 1:00 AM



7 Daly Street, Daylesford, Victoria


Nearby Accommodation


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.

40 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

March 2023

Marija, Tina and the Daylesford Convent made our wedding a beautiful experience. The whole event was flawless and so smooth that we truly got to relax and celebrate on the night with everything sorted. The venue was stunning and lots of places to capture our beautiful day. Thank you for making our day so special.

Desiree T.

January 2023

We had our special day at the convent and from the day we went in the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They will have suggestions, recommendations and will go the extra mile to make your day special. We used a variety of their props for decorating which you don't need much with this venue! Food fabulous and overall well run day. Everyone will remember this venue!

Kelly J.

The Convent Daylesford

Thank you for the lovely review Kelly. It was a pleasure to host your wedding. We loved being part of your Big Day and we especially loved the Kiwi singing & dancing. It was really special. We look forward to seeing you and the girls when you visit Daylesford.

November 2022

Tom and I cannot thank the staff at the stunning Convent Gallery. Our wedding was postponed due to to Covid but Marija, Tina and the amazing team at the convent ensured when our day came around it was absolutely beautiful. We were married in May in the convent Chapel which we both loved from the moment we saw it. The grounds of the convent during this autumn season were gorgeous. From the planning to the staff to our amazing ceremony and reception and altar bar after party we sincerely thank this amazing team led by Marija and Tina for making our wedding day so special. Our guests absolutely loved the Convent and still speak so highly of the beautiful food served and the amazing service from the staff.

Sarah H.

The Convent Daylesford

Thank you for taking the time to write ( a wonderful ) review Sarah! It was our pleasure to "finally" host your wedding... and what a great night it was! We are lucky to have such a beautiful venue... and great service staff who ensure every wedding is perfect! Thank you once again... and we look forward to seeing you & Tom ( and the rest of your family ) soon. xx

October 2022

Wow wow wow! This venue is stunning, our photos are amazing! The staff bend over backwards to make the day perfect! If you need a wedding or party venue you need to go see the Convent! Marija is the so easy to work with, her staff are trained to the highest standards! We could not fault the food, waiter’s or package we arranged! The ceremony and reception could all be in the same place. Perfect indoor/outdoor flow and the amount of extras decorations that you can use is almost endless. We will be heading back to walk around, catch up with staff and have a scone!


The Convent Daylesford

Thank you for your 5 star review Sophie. It was a pleasure working with you and Amy to create a memorable day... and it was such a joy hosting your wedding day! A glorious celebration of your love!! We look forward to seeing you when you pop in for the yummy scones in our café.

May 2022

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

Claire L.

The Convent Daylesford

Thank you! It is always lovely to receive such wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure looking after you and your guests. xx

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