Events, Accommodation and Room Hire

Events, Accommodation and Room Hire

Duchesne’s proximity to the University of Queensland campus and public transport makes it the ideal choice for an event or meeting. Duchesne College can cater for a variety of functions. From a casual gathering to a black tie formal dinner or cocktail party, the unique location and superior facilities of the College will help to make any event a success. Furthermore, with access to a Chapel and views over The Lake, it is a lovely venue for a summer wedding or baptism.

We are able to provide a boutique service with a staff member dedicated to overseeing use of our function and event facilities, meeting rooms and accommodation.

Meetings

Our rooms can be equipped upon request with data projector and laptop, whiteboards and sound equipment. For larger seminar or conference groups, the College Dining Hall is fully air-conditioned with an inbuilt PA system and a large screen digital projector.

There are a number of rooms available for non-residential conference groups and functions throughout the year

Accommodation

The College can provide accommodation for up to 212 guests when the University is in cessation during the winter (July) and summer (November – mid February). The style of room ranges from a standard student room with shared bathroom to ensuited rooms in the Rose Philippine Wing.

Facilities

  • The fully equipped gym is convenient and air conditioned
  • Music practice rooms are sound proofed
  • The Chapel is conveniently centrally located
  • The Quad is a perfect outdoor barbeque and meeting area
  • Café Duchesne provides an undercover, outdoor venue

 

Location

Nestled between the lake and the Brisbane River, within the peaceful, natural beauty of the UQ grounds, Duchesne offers seclusion and privacy. Easily accessible;

  • Two minutes walk to Lakes Bus Station
  • Five minutes walk to The Great Court and University lectures
  • Right on the river with rooms having views of either lake or river
  • Go Between Bridge gives access to Dutton Park

Testimonials

The staff at Duchesne College make organising functions and workshop events a breeze! The staff are friendly, helpful and accommodating to the needs and requirements of our varied delegates. The facilities, location and catering make this conference venue one which we will continue to work with for many years to come. Thank you!

Melanie Wratten | Development Coordinator | UQ International Development | The University of Queensland


Duchesne was a wonderful venue to host my two groups of professionals from across Africa. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and did everything to make my groups feel at home – including birthday cakes for the morning teas on participant’s birthdays! The food was great, the kitchen staff are able to cater for all needs and the facilities are lovely.

Renee Montgomery | Development Coordinator | UQ International Development | The University of Queensland


Since 2010, the Queensland Academies Science Mathematics and Technology Campus has been delighted to partner with Duchesne College for our pre-entry Engagement Camp. The facilities are exceptional, the staff go far beyond what would be expected of them and most importantly for my 14 year old students, the food is always wonderful – plentiful with great variety. 2015 will be our 6th camp and Duchesne is again our first choice.

Helen Hall Deputy Principal | Science, Mathematics & Technology Campus


'Duchesne College has been a welcoming and congenial venue at which to host our Shakespeare Summer school for the last few years. Convenient to UQ, and with excellent facilities and supportive staff, participants in the school have enjoyed the location and atmosphere. '

Dr Victoria Bladen


Staff, particularly the kitchen, maintenance and security staff are excellent - helpful, thorough, accommodating of needs, pleasant and friendly.

The facilities are excellent in that every room we used is clean, well-appointed and well furnished. The ability to house school groups doing study, passive recreation and seminar work is vital and Duchesne has all of these multi-purpose areas.

On behalf of St Kevin's College I thank you and the staff for adding to the very successful tour we had in Brisbane.

St Kevin’s College Toorak


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