The Abbotsford Convent by Bursaria

Call: 03 9417 7771
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
The perfect heritage venue for intimate gatherings or biggest of celebrations. Located only four kilometres from the city with stunning garden ceremony locations...

Thinking of planning a cozy winter wedding in Melbourne? Host your special day during the months June, July or August and receive Bursaria’s special winter rates at the Abbotsford Convent for $135/pp. T&Cs apply. For more info, contact Bursaria at [email protected] or 03 9417 7771.

Award winning caterer, Bursaria Fine Foods creates unforgettable weddings at The Abbotsford Convent – a heritage venue offering a variety of spaces and ceremony backdrops all in the one location. Bursaria has been creating weddings in this unique setting since 2011. Our award-winning catering will tempt your guests and our experienced Events Management Team will assist you on your exciting journey ahead to create your special day.

Choose from three ceremony locations; under the shade of the old oak tree or in the rose garden amongst the lush greenery of the Heritage gardens. Then celebrate with pre-lunch/dinner drinks and gourmet canapés in the open-air courtyard under a sky of twinkling stars.

Continue the celebration in the Rosina Space with stunning high ceilings, exposed original wooden trusses, original leadlight windows and designer chandeliers that sparkle with a soft glow for your first dance. The Rosina Function Space and Courtyard caters to celebrations of all styles and sizes seating 250 guests with dance floor to 500 guests for a cocktail style event.

“We believe a shared enjoyment of wonderful food is central to any great party – it brings people together and creates unforgettable moments.” This is your special day and you can bring as little or as much of your personal touch as you wish. Whether you choose our popular grazing menu to share, plated or cocktail style dining, we want everything to feel like it reflects who you are and how you imagine your wedding day to be.


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