Conferences and Events

Sancta is the perfect venue for your next event

Sancta Venue HIre Features

  • Easily accessible via public transport from Central Station, Newtown Station and Redfern station

  • Situated on-campus within The University of Sydney and only a five-minute walk to University buildings and grounds

  • Sancta’s in-house caterers offer menus and service styles to suit all occasions and budgets

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, and AV equipment provided on request
  • Versatile spaces available for small to large conferences, boardroom meetings, corporate functions, family events, special occasions, weddings, cocktail parties, training seminars and banquets

  • A mixture of heritage and modern peaceful spaces

  • All spaces are versatile and can be set up differently according to your preferences

  • Accommodation available on-site

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Choose from 10 sophisticated spaces

The Quadrangle 

A cherished space for all Sancta students and staff past and present, The Quadrangle is a large rectangular garden space in the centre of the main building. It offers tranquillity, nature, and simplicity and has been used for large outdoor functions such as open-air cinemas, weddings, cocktail parties and summer banquets. Best availability is July, December-February. 

Perfect for: Cocktail parties, weddings, gala dinners, barbecues, receptions, photography, outdoor activities.

Figtree Terrace

Situated in the modern Graduate House building, Figtree Terrace is a ground floor timber decked courtyard spanning several metres, covered by an ancient fig tree and facing a picturesque garden. Figtree Terrace can accommodate a large number of guests for a standing event; it is most suited to cocktail parties, barbecues and banquets.

Perfect for: Cocktail parties, barbecues, receptions, photography, outdoor activities.

Rooftop Terrace

With stunning city skyline views and overlooking Sydney Tower, the Graduate House Rooftop Terrace is welcoming and intimate. This space is a favourite for rooftop cocktail parties, morning teas, barbecues and smaller group meet-ups.

Perfect for: Cocktail parties, barbecues, meet-ups and outdoor activities.


The Lower Common Room is a large heritage space with a refined look and feel. Ideal for almost any event style, the space offers high ceilings, polished timber floorboards, a grand piano, stained glass windows, a sandstone fireplace and refined, comfortable furnishings. The room can be split into two via a large sliding door in the middle.

Perfect for: Banquets, large conferences, presentations, cocktail parties, seminars, intimate gatherings.

McDonald Room

The McDonald Room is part of a more recently added section of Sancta’s main building. With ample natural light and space for up to 120 guests, this space is commonly used for training seminars, retreat days and as one of the main rooms for conferences.

Perfect for: banquets, large conferences, presentations, classroom-style events


This room has been used by the managing board of Sancta Sophia College for meetings for over 80 years. Charming high ceilings and windows with green outlooks to The University of Sydney make it a tranquil space for small to medium-sized professional events.

Perfect for: small or medium conferences, group meetings, conference breakout room.

Shanahan Room

This heritage dining room has been exceptionally well maintained, with original details and furnishings and a charming courtyard.

Perfect for: boardroom meetings, breakfast/lunch/dinner events, conference breakout room.


This petite heritage room offers direct access to Sancta’s beautiful Quadrangle garden, and surrounds its guests with walls decorated with historic book collections. The Library is a superb choice for intimate gatherings, classroom-style events, cocktail parties and morning tea events.

Perfect for: boardroom meetings, conference breakout room, classroom-style events, intimate gatherings.

Sheldon Dining Hall

The Sheldon Dining Hall is a grand space with the capacity to seat up to 200 guests. Best availability is December-February. 

Perfect for: large functions, formal dinners by candlelight, wonderfully presented buffet luncheons, breakfast/lunch/dinner events, reunions, banquets, cocktail parties. 


Contact Sancta’s Venue Manager to enquire about your next event
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