Xavier Centre conference rooms

The Xavier Centre conference rooms—located in the Xavier Centre in Wollongong (adjacent to St Francis Xavier Cathedral)—are available to hire for Catholic agencies, ministries and religious communities in the diocese. There are two large conference rooms located over two floors that can be partitioned into four separate smaller conference rooms. See below contact for rates and booking enquiries.

Seating and amenities

Seating

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The conference rooms can be configured to suit most seating arrangements as follows:

THEATRE

This is the simplest style, reflecting the seating found in a theatre or cinema with chairs aligned in consecutive straight rows. Each large conference room can comfortably seat up to 100 people in theatre style (half that number if split into two rooms).

HERRINGBONE

This style reflects the seating found in a school or lecture theatre, with chairs and trestle tables aligned in angled rows. Each large conference room can comfortably seat up to 55 people in herringbone style (half that number if split into two rooms).

U SHAPE

As the name suggests, this style is in the shape of the letter U, with the tables and chairs arranged in an open ended configuration with the audience facing inwards. This style is more suited to the smaller partitioned conference rooms. Each smaller conference room can comfortably seat up to 24 people in U shape style.

HORSE SHOE

This style is very similar to U Shape, however there are no tables, only chairs arranged in an open ended configuration with the audience facing inwards. This style is more suited to the smaller partitioned conference rooms. Each smaller conference room can comfortably seat up to 30 people in horse shoe style.

HOLLOW SQUARE

This style is similar to U Shape, however there are four sides and no open end, with the audience all facing inwards. This style is more suited to the smaller partitioned conference rooms. Each smaller conference room can comfortably seat up to 30 people in hollow square style.

BOARDROOM

This style is a smaller version of the Hollow Square or U Shape, however there is a large elongated table, with the audience all facing inwards. Each large conference room can comfortably seat up to 40 people in boardroom style (half that number if split into two rooms).

BANQUET

This style is similar to a rectangle dinner table, with the audience seated around the circumference facing inwards. Each large conference room can comfortably seat up to 50–60 people in banquet style (half that number if split into two rooms).

COCKTAIL

This style is unlike any others with no chairs or tables. It is literally standing space. Each large conference room can comfortably stand up to 70 people in cocktail style (half that number if split into two rooms).

Amenities

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The two large Xavier Centre conference rooms are fitted with the following amenities:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Kitchen and servery
  • Tea and coffee with urns, cups and saucers
  • Plates, glasses and cutlery
  • Full audio/visual equipment with projectors in each small conference room (i.e. two projectors per large conference room) and various connections including Apple TV, HDMI, VGA  and audio inputs
  • Lectern with wireless microphone

Rates and bookings enquiries

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Ms Jane Hollier

Events Liaison Officer
local_phone (02) 4222 2426