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Conferences, Meetings and Events at Rydges

Meetings and Conferences

Host your next successful meeting in our Rydges conference venues in Canberra

Rydges Capital Hill is the ideal Canberra conference venue for your next meeting. We offer a variety of venues from small meeting rooms to large conference facilities so that you can easily find the perfect space for your needs.

The hotel can host events of up to 200 attendees in our unique conference venues in Canberra. Our scenic outdoor terrace and lush atrium are excellent choices for post-function cocktail hours or elegant banquet-style business events. An expansive foyer gazes over the atrium and is ideal for mini trade displays, registrations and networking between meetings over excellent catering dishes. Those interested in flexible indoor event space may like to book the Forrest Suite, which can function either as one large room or be broken into three smaller Canberra conference venues.

Or, if you are looking for a more intimate meeting, our smaller conference venues in Canberra are an inexpensive function room alternative. We offer five purpose-built boardrooms that can accommodate numerous simultaneous meetings and multiple break-out sessions.

Located within the prestigious Barton/Manuka area just a short stroll away from Parliament House and Capital Hill, our conference venues in Canberra are in the ideal location. Event attendees will be pleased to find that our hotel is central to all that Canberra has to offer. 

Book your event space through one of our experienced event planners today. You will find that they pride themselves on their professionalism, attention to detail and friendly service and will work tirelessly to ensure that your meetings in our conference venues in Canberra are executed flawlessly.

Please click here for our Conference Fact Sheet.

Please click here for our Conference & Event Sales Kit including menus


Choose our party venues in Canberra and show your guests a capital time

Our party venues in Canberra are ideal for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and cocktail parties. Choose Rydges Capital Hill Canberra for your next social soiree and enjoy access to advantageous equipment and support.

Our friendly, experienced event planners will help you finalise all event details so that when the time comes to party, you can let loose and have a great time knowing that everything has been taken care of!

Have a look at the variety of events we specialise in hosting at our party venues in Canberra:


Host your ceremony or reception surrounded in the elegance afforded by our wedding venues in Canberra

The tranquil and inviting atmosphere offered by our Canberra wedding venues provides the ideal setting for your intimate and romantic wedding ceremony and reception.

The grand entrance at Rydges Capital Hill Canberra is alive with gorgeous auburn foliage in the autumn and vibrant cherry blossoms in the spring. The enchanting beauty flows across the foyer and expands into the mesmerising atrium, an ideal wedding venue in Canberra for your special ceremony or cocktail reception.

Our passionate and dedicated Canberra wedding team is here to help you create your dream day. With access to some of the best wedding resources in Canberra, our professional staff can assist you with planning the special day you have always dreamed of.



Brad and the Conference team at Rydges Capital Hill were very accommodating and contributed greatly to the success of our conference. Their professional manner and follow-through in relation to even the smallest request from participants and organisers was greatly appreciated.

Dr Lorraine Beveridge, Teacher Quality and Curriculum Advisor - Conference October 2015


Brad, the wedding planner at Rydges was incredible! He helped us organise the room, as well as ensured that the reception went smoothly. Highly recommend!

Jennifer & Graham - Married October 2015


We had a fantastic experience with Rydges for our wedding. Brad helped us organise every detail and accomodated all the special touches we needed. One the day everything went perfectly, we were so happy with the decorations, food and overall experience with brad and the Rydges team. I would highly recommend the wedding package here for your special day.

Maneesha & Nick - Married October 2015 


My husband (yay!) and I experienced absolute 5 star service from Brad McMillan as our wedding planner! He went above and beyond for us, was always approachable and so friendly. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with him. He was all over the little touches on the day that made everything run so smoothly I didn't even have a single "bride oh no moment" that everyone warned me that I would have! Kirsty Tomas came onto our wedding team late in the piece but was beyond compare with her attention to detail and ability to make everyone around her feel calm- a feat in itself as all our guests were staying at Rydges as well so it could have gotten hectic but with her oversight it was just a breeze! The service from the wait staff at our reception was phenomenal- they made everyone feel at ease and cater to all our desires- absolute top notch food as well- we have received nonstop compliments about our Reception! I cannot recommend Rydges Capital Hill for a wedging venue more highly! 

Belinda & Pete - Married August 2015


Our function rooms in Canberra are well-equipped with everything your event requires

Rydges Capital Hill Canberra function rooms are ideal for meetings, conferences, weddings, receptions, birthday parties and social affairs. Our Canberra hotel’s central location in the thriving capital of Australia makes it ideal for business events, and its proximity to numerous area attractions ensures guests have plenty to keep themselves entertained.

Our large event venue hosts a variety of unique and spacious Canberra function rooms capable of comfortably catering to small group meetings of 20 as well as large conferences and cocktail parties of up to 200. Forrest Suite is our most flexible Canberra function room option and can be utilised as one large space or broken down into three smaller Canberra function rooms, making it perfect for when you need a boardroom for the morning meeting and theatre layout in the afternoon.

If you are looking for a more intimate space, our smaller Canberra function rooms include five purpose-built boardrooms ideal for an executive team meeting or multiple break-out sessions. 

State-of-the-art audio and video equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi ensure that our function rooms in Canberra supply you with the technology you require during your presentation or party.  

Have a look at all the features that come standard to our purpose-built Canberra function rooms:

  • Well-equipped Canberra function room facilities with space for events of two up to 200 people
  • Executive boardrooms and break-out rooms
  • A comprehensive range of audio and visual equipment
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi or dedicated conference line
  • Innovative conference solutions to provide for every need
  • An abundance of natural light in our main Canberra function rooms
  • Specialised catering menus designed by the executive chef and his team
  • Instant communication with dedicated support staff during your event
  • Access to our team of dedicated event planners 


Please click here for our Conference Fact Sheet.

Please click here for our Conference & Event Sales Kit including menus

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Acacia Lounge 200 2.8m 200m² 140 n/a 160 n/a 30 120 30
Atrium n/a n/am 100m² 70 n/a 120 n/a n/a n/a n/a
The Wellington Room n/a 2.8m 170m² 120 80 120 30 31 120 24
The Barton Room n/a 2.4m 40m² 30 n/a 40 15 22 30 22
The Parkes Room n/a 2.4m 35m² 12 n/a 25 12 16 25 18
Executive Boardroom 1 n/a 2.4m 20m² 8 n/a 15 6 8 15 9
Executive Boardroom 2 n/a 2.4m 20m² 10 n/a n/a 9 16 20 9
Executive Boardroom 3 n/a 2.4m 12m² n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 8 n/a
Executive Boardroom 4 n/a 2.4m 20m² 10 n/a n/a 9 10 10 9
Forrest Room 1 n/a 3.1m 60m² 40 n/a 60 24 28 60 26
Forrest Room 2 n/a 3.1m 100m² 80 50 110 36 40 110 40
Forrest Room 3 n/a 3.1m 40m² 20 n/a 30 12 28 35 23
Forrest Suite 17.65m x 12.97m 3.1m 280m² 180 150 200 74 - 200 -