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.
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.
The photos below show a set up for 35 people in our Lakeside Function room.
The College can provide accommodation for up to 212 guests when the University is in cessation during the 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.
- 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
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
Melanie Wratten | Development Coordinator | UQ International Development | The University of Queensland
Renee Montgomery | Development Coordinator | UQ International Development | The University of Queensland
Helen Hall Deputy Principal | Science, Mathematics & Technology Campus
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
Choose an option from the below to make your enquiry
Specific Events, Accommodation and Room Hire Enquiry
Duchesne College was founded through the inspiration and at the direct wish of His Grace Archbishop Duhig, in March, 1937, to provide a safe and welcoming home for young Catholic women from rural…Read more
How to Apply
Applications to Duchesne College are now open and are easy to do. Simply Download and complete the Application form along with the Application Interview form and mail them into the College.…Read more
Scholarships and Bursaries
Duchesne College seeks to nurture each of its students, in the tradition of Madeleine Sophie Barat. Acknowledging and celebrating ‘achievement’, in its widest sense, plays an important part in this.…Read more