Hunter Valley Conference Venues Intimate corporate events at The Convent. Set against the scenic backdrop of the Hunter, The Convent is a perfect escape for conferences, board meetings, product launches, incentive programs and corporate events, just 40 minutes from Newcastle or two hours from Sydney. Boasting Australia’s picturesque Hunter Valley Wine Country as our backdrop, The Convent is a charming retreat perfect for exclusive conferences, company board meetings and intimate corporate events. The 1909 retreat, was originally home to the Brigidine Order of Nuns in Coonamble, located nearly 600kms west of the Hunter. The Brigidine Room, is a purpose-built Executive Boardroom, including 60” LCD TV, wireless broadband and the flexibility to accommodate a variety of conferencing styles. The Convent is an ideal base from which to explore the many delights of the Hunter Valley region such as wineries, hot air ballooning, and joy flights. A dedicated coordinator will act as your single point of contact, working with you throughout the entire process. They will offer expert advice and pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure your event is a success. To find out more about conference and events at The Convent, browse through the side menu options.