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. A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art in an historic 19th century mansion.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BUSINESS – WEDS 22ND SEPTEMBER
Unfortunately, as a result of the continuing lockdown in Melbourne and some regional towns, we have made the hard but necessary decision to temporarily close the business, effective today.
We are acting in the best interests of our team, customers and business. The Convent has operated 7 days a week for 30 years, thus deciding to close has been a very difficult decision and we thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you all back once the state reopens.
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.