Built on a hill to be close to heaven.
And it still is…
The Convent Daylesford
Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below. One of the most celebrated wedding venues in Australia, its historical origins make for a unique and glorious backdrop to any occasion. In addition to our Bad Habits Cafe, we cater for private parties and corporate events. A feast for the senses, the expansive gardens are the perfect complement to this 19th century mansion. The art galleries stretch over more than three levels which showcase an array of fine art.
NEW OPENING HOURS (as of OCTOBER 28TH 2021)
Described as ‘the most beautiful gallery in Australia’, the Convent Gallery presents local, national and international artists working in a variety of media and styles.
In an atmosphere enhanced by the high atrium ceiling, art-filled walls and pleasant aromas you can enjoy a light snack or a more substantial meal.
Built on a hill with spectacular views overlooking Daylesford and beyond, The Convent regularly features in the top 10 Wedding Venues in Australia. It has everything in one location to make your dream wedding come true. Ceremony choices abound: six-acres of manicured gardens, historic chapel or a soaring glass conservatory.
Set against the stunning backdrop of our award winning gallery and surrounded by six acres of spectacular gardens, The Convent Functions Centre has a charm that is hard to match.
With its decadent retail areas, Mediterranean restaurant, relaxing Altar bar and lounge, restored chapel, nuns museum, penthouse apartment and two stunning glass fronted function spaces, all surrounded by six acres of stunning gardens, our multi-award winning gallery offers endless possibilities for a unique and satisfying experience.
The origins of this splendid building date back to the Gold Rush era of the 1860s when it was built as a private residence. Find out more about this amazing building and it’s incredible history.