The Carrington Inn is a great location in the Canberra region for a range of smaller sized conference activities from recurring off-site team meetings to new product and policy launches.

The combination of venues and services offered by the Inn make the Carrington a unique self-contained conference centre.  Our facilities are filled with natural light and rural charm, and are professionally furnished.  Each year our gardens get more lovely as new plantings mature, making them inviting for break-out areas or just quiet contemplation.

The 1885 rural inn provides a compliment of spaces that together create a great environment particularly conducive to productive intellectual and creative meeting pursuits.  Pursuits such as workshops, executive meetings, conferences, lectures, small expositions, and team building.

The spaces include, the Rose Cottage’s three function spaces – Main Hall, Blue Lounge, and enclosed Veranda; the ELM PARK Event Space, and the Wintergarden complex – Restaurant, Tavern, Courtyard, and Tea Room. The Inn has 26 comfortable accommodation suites on the property, where attendees to multi-day meetings can feel at home.

The Carrington Inn staff know that every event is important to its convener.  Accordingly, they are dedicated to making them affordable, easy to organise, and effective.

We can provide venues that can accommodate from 10 to 80 participants indoors, and as many as 200 in our outdoor ELM PARK Event Garden.

Location

The Carrington Inn isn’t an isolated resort.  It is at the centre of an interesting and accessible rural village complete with numerous craft galleries, cafés, and friendly pubs that provide character and interest to meeting participants during down-time.  

It is close enough to the Capital and Canberra to be a short drive, and far enough away to create that feeling of getting away from it all.  Your participants can travel to the Carrington by car, train or plane. The Inn is 3-blocks from Country Link’s Bungendore Station and 25-minutes from the new Canberra International Airport.  The Inn has an abundance of on-site parking for cars and busses and is serviced by taxi and Uber.

For people organising a multi-day conference, the Carrington staff can assist in arranging short local tours to award-winning wineries, pastoral farms, truffle farm, wind turbine farm, or the deep-space telescope to mention a few interesting and unusual possibilities.

Catering

At your Carrington Inn function, you can say farewell to the cliché conference fare of cut white bread sandwich wraps, muffins, and a fruit plate. 

Here, the chefs will prepare contemporary, colonial-heritage, or internationally-inspired food for you, for a similar price of a Delegates Package at a city hotel. But unlike those hotels, their food will delight your participants and support the success of your meeting.

At the Inn, we create a good meeting place to achieve break-through meeting results. Everything we do is intent on helping create a positive outcome for whatever matter the participants came here to engage with.

Richard GrahamInnkeeper

Guest Accommodation

Suites: We have twenty-six comfortable accommodation suites on the property that is naturally graced year-round with a variety of beautiful exotic birds such as Silver Crested Cockatoos, Eastern Rosella parrots, grand pink and grey Galas, and iconic Australian Kookaburras (as featured in our logo).

Each has a kitchenette, small fridge, safe, LED flat-screen TV and, of course, fine bath amenities. There’s wireless internet, and climate control air-conditioning.

Drinks & Dining:  Before and after the function, guests can enjoy the Carrington Inn’s food and beverage destinations, including the Wintergarden dining parlours; the TOM WILLS Tavern & Courtyard; and Myees Garden Room tearoom.

Fitness: For exercise, Bungendore Village is a safe and friendly place to go for a slow stroll or a brisk run. Inn guests can also take advantage of fitness facilities at the STEPUP 2 FITNESS health and fitness centre located one block away.

Cobb & Co Quarters

Generous-size room with King or King-Twin beds and large bath. Positioned for quick access to your car or horse. Makes the layover part of the journey

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 3)

Country Garden Suites

Generous-size room with comfortable Queen bed, a sofa-bed, walk-in shower, kitchenette, high ceilings, and private outdoor garden.

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 4)

Garden Salons

Generous-size room with comfortable Queen bed, large bath, and kitchenette. Great business accommodation or a quiet get-away.

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 2)

Spa Garden Suites

Pleasant 3-room suite with comfortable Queen bed, Jacuzzi spa bath, and lovely amenities. A relaxing retreat from the mundane.

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 4)

Australia Suite

Our largest suite with comfortable Queen bed, Jacuzzi spa bath, lovely amenities, and private outdoor garden space. A place for someone special.

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 4)

Family Garden Retreat

Comfortable family quarters that can sleep six. Has kitchenette, flat screen TV, bath and toilet facilities, and private garden space.

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 6)

Cobb & Co Quarters – Disabled

Generous-size room with King or King-Twin beds and wheelchair enabled shower. Positioned for easy access to your car or horse. Makes the layover part of the journey.

Guests Included: 2 (Max: 2)