A Unique Venue

Weddings &
private functions

Rutherglen, Victoria
Exclusive use
Built Circa 1927
Entire Building & Grounds
Rutherglen Convent

Weddings at the
Rutherglen Convent


The Rutherglen Convent is perfect for couples looking for freedom and flexibility for a wedding filled with character, beauty and charm. The combination of the enchanting presence of the building and natural beauty of the surrounding area will provide a magical setting for your special day.

Steeped in history and character, The Rutherglen Convent was built in 1927 and is surrounded by the delightful wine-making township of Rutherglen. Located 3 hours from Melbourne this unique, family-owned property not only provides picturesque views of the local wineries but boasts truly spectacular sunsets. 

You are only limited by your imagination as you plan your big day with exclusive access to the entire convent building and grounds. Hold an unforgettable ceremony in the thoughtfully-restored Chapel with beautifully intricate lead-light windows, or perhaps in the landscaped front gardens under the shade of the giant oak tree. The ground floor original classroom basking in local history and natural light can host your cocktail-style reception or a more intimate sit-down affair, or for a more relaxed celebration the courtyard with fire-pit, rock seating and open green space may better suit your style, accommodating up to 100 guests. The Rutherglen Convent offers couples the opportunity to create a day that tells your own love story.  

Included in our wedding packages are on-site accommodation which comprises 11 stylish rooms that could easily accommodate your wedding party or special guests. The large fully-restored first floor bathroom will also provide ample space for the wedding party to relax and get ready together for your special day if desired. 

Get in touch with us today.

Make an enquiry

Rutherglen Convent provides a unique space and location for Weddings and Private Functions. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on your needs.

Functions may utilise the entire building and grounds, including kitchen and accommodation facilities.

For accommodation bookings only, please visit this page, or to apply for your function just complete the request form and we’ll be in touch with more information.

Key Points

The Restoration

Labour of Love
After countless hours of dreaming on just how grand the previously run down building could be again we decided to make this dream come true.

Purchase of property and grounds and heavily reinvested into renovation works so far.

History Preserved

We have worked extensively with specialised trades persons to have original parts restored or reproduced for future generations.

Windows & Walls
All windows restored. Entire building was repainted inside and out. Extensive Solid plaster and render repairs.
Flooring throughout was sanded and re-oiled. Luxurious new carpet installed in all bedrooms.
Modern Upgrades

Building was completely electrically rewired. Heating and cooling installed. Renewed plumbing throughout.

Rutherglen Convent

Rutherglen Convent
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Jeff Forrest
Jeff Forrest
22:02 16 May 22
What an amazing job these guys have done in returning life back to the place GREAT JOB.
Emily Harris
Emily Harris
01:06 10 Apr 22
The Rutherglen Convent was perfect for our large group. Lots of space and everything worked perfectly. We loved the... character and charm of the convent, with respect shown to its heritage yet updated beautifully with top quality. I would highly recommend a stay at this stunning venue.read more
Tess Murphy
Tess Murphy
01:17 13 Dec 21
Thoughtfully, tastefully and well crafted restoration to a unique piece of history to the area. What delight to stay!... We stayed with large group and the Convent had not only the space we needed but also the intimacy for dinners and balmy nights chatting around the fire pit. We would definitely recommend and will be back to enjoy again in the future!read more
Dominique Pringle
Dominique Pringle
00:45 26 Nov 21
Incredibly warm, inviting space. You’ll feel right at home the moment you walk in to the convent. Waking up to birds... chirping and crisp white sheets. Great facilities, brand new bathrooms, so clean. Excellent for a trip with friends or family.read more
Hannah Miller
Hannah Miller
10:24 06 Oct 21
Wow, what a place! Rutherglen Convent is beautiful and a fantastic place to stay with friends and family. The convent... has been beautifully restored and is so full of character and charm. It is also perfectly situated, being only a short stroll from shops, restaurants and pubs. We would definitely recommend staying here and will be back for another visit soon hopefully!read more
Sue Kennedy
Sue Kennedy
03:12 01 Oct 21
Wow what a beautiful place to spend a few days , the accommodation was great and right in the heart of Rutherglen. So... much to see & do. Could not recommend more highlyread more
Strokes nLines
Strokes nLines
10:56 30 Sep 21
I have had the pleasure of staying at The Convent on several occasions, from the beginning of the restorations to its... current restored glory.The convent is rich, in not only its history but also the country atmosphere , making it a truly unique place to accommodate any gathering however big or small.My last visit was like walking through a welcoming home, large enough to contain the history of old & beautifully restored to bring in the exciting future of the new.This place is where memories were made & beautiful moments will be shared.read more
Hayley Coviello
Hayley Coviello
23:11 29 Sep 21
The Rutherglen convent is completely unique. With the history still flowing through the buildings, extravagant... architecture, the character has been beautifully and respectfully restored to make these buildings not just accommodation, but also a work of art. I cannot recommend this place more highly, the warmth, beauty, functionality and comfort will bring you and your family and or friends a magical experience. I can’t wait to get back there for a visit!read more
Tayler Angus
Tayler Angus
22:14 28 Sep 21
Beautifully restored building with plenty of room for large groups to stay. Feel quite privileged to have been able to... stay in such an amazing building. The location is perfect, we were able to walk into town each day and its got a number of wineries close by for those wanting to experience the local wine region. Highly recommend for those looking to stay with Family and Friends!!read more
Shelly Jam
Shelly Jam
23:49 27 Sep 21
We stayed at the beautiful Rutherglen convent for a week over last New Years. The place itself is so thoughtfully... restored and the beds are really comfortable. All the amenities are new and in great condition. A great place to stay with friends, family and children. Close to heaps of delicious wineries and a short walk to the local pool or drive to the river if you need a dip. 10/10 would recommendread more
Fred Porter
Fred Porter
12:38 27 Sep 21
Wonderfully restored historical building in Rutherglen, Victoria. Book the entire convent with Airbnb. Great for groups... and extended families.read more
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50-74 High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685.
Rutherglen is just a 3 hour drive north of Melbourne, Australia.

The Rutherglen Convent is built on the lands of the Yorta Yorta people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.