Brisbane’s Best BYO & Self-Catering Venues

POSTED ON Oct 13, 2020

A BYO or self-catering venue gives you a bit of license to make your event your own. Brisbane offers a range of blank canvas, warehouse and self-catering venues that offer choices around catering, drinks and styling. Here’s our pick:

Featured Image – The Joinery, West End

  1. Rosewood Estate
  2. Light Space
  3. The Joinery
  4. The Grand on Stanley
  5. Benga Box
  6. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens
  7. Riverlife

1. Rosewood Estate

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

Country BYO Weddings

Situated on the famous Lamington Plateau in the “Scenic Rim” region is the beautiful 100-year-old Rosewood Estate. It’s about a 30 minute drive from the Gold Coast and 75 minutes from Brisbane.

This rural hinterland setting is straight out of a fairy tale with an abundance of fresh air, local wildlife and exceptional views. Being 600 metres above sea level, Rosewood enjoys cool weather that escapes the heat of the Queensland summer, making it perfect for weddings in hotter months; the average January peak summer temperature is a comfortable 28 degrees. 

This idyllic and luxury country wedding venue allows external catering and BYO beverages. There are several picturesque locations on the property that can be used for ceremonies. Wedding receptions for over 50 guests are held in a marquee.

More about Rosewood Estate: Self Catering Wedding Venue

BYO wedding venue

2. LIGHT SPACE IN FORTITUDE VALLEY

BYO Alcohol: No
Self Catering: Yes

Unique warehouse style venue

Think unique, warehouse-style and vintage. This brilliant venue is for those that like to be different. But don’t be fooled, being different certainly doesn’t mean that you go without. This seemingly DIY venue has a whole lot to offer including furniture, projectors, sound system, microphones, glassware, wifi and more.

With flexible space arrangements, Lightspace can cater for events between 50 and 500 and even has the ability to accommodate food trucks inside the venue. It’s popular for weddings, workshops, dinner events, cocktail parties and product launches.

Learn more about Light Space here: Unique Brisbane Venue

Unique Brisbane BYO Venue

3. THE JOINERY IN WEST END, BRISBANE

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: No

Stylish and industrial event space

Where modern and sleek meets raw and industrial. With it’s striking external facade, The Joinery is an architectural delight boasting lofty high ceilings, pendulum lights, contemporary exposed brick and polished concrete floors.

Whether you are looking to hold the wedding of all weddings, a private event or a stylish business event , the Joinery will work with you to make it happen. Exclusive caters Chez Nous custom design your event menu and BYO alcohol is served by their RSA certified team. Facilities include wheelchair accessibility, speaker system and microphone.

Find out more about The Joinery here: Stylish Brisbane Events

Stylish BYO venue

4. THE GRAND ON STANLEY BAR IN WOOLLOONGABBA

BYO Alcohol: No
Self Catering: Yes

Self-Catering food at this licensed bar venue

Rich in character, The Grand on Stanley is grand in ideas, yet small by nature. The lovingly preserved space with stained-glass windows, exposed brick walls and lavish light fixtures is an elegant, uncomplicated and comfortable venue.

As a fully licensed bar venue, BYO alcohol is not permitted. However, this is a perfect venue to bring in your own catering and let your guests take care of their own drinks at the bar or you can set up a tab. Holding up to 60 seated guests or 100 standing event, you can decorate the venue and also enjoy access to the outdoor courtyard. The Grand on Stanley is in demand for an array of events including birthdays, small weddings, engagements, 21sts, corporate events and networking.

More images and information on The Grand on Stanley here: Woolloongabba Venue

Brisbane Venue with Character

5. BENGA BOX BYO PARTY VENUE IN STAFFORD

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

Affordable Venue Hire for Parties

Ready to party? Benga Box is your place. Located in Stafford in a secure gated warehouse, this unique industrial venue allows you to design your party the way you want it. With an appealing vibe, this space has been created with flexibility in mind. Thinking of food truck catering and mobile bars? Easy peasy.

Benga Box is fitted out with a PA system, lighting & projector, DJ Box, lectern, dry bar tables and stools, all of which are included in the affordable venue hire. Available on Friday and Saturday nights, this is a hit for birthday parties and celebrations.

More information on Bega Box can be seen here: Brisbane BYO Party Venue

The Ultimate Party Venue

6. BUNDALEER RAINFOREST GARDENS

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

Wedding venue with BYO drinks

Just 20 minutes outside of Brisbane’s CBD, you will feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle at Bundaleer. This treasured family-owned four-acre property is nestled in the rolling hills of Brookfield with country views, expansive space, and rainforest gardens.

This idyllic location is a stunning background for your special day. Your ceremony, photographs, and reception can all be held within the same beautiful vicinity. Two reception locations are available to choose from; the rustic Treetops Room with a capacity of 120 guests or The Marquee for weddings up to 200 guests.

Bundaleer is currently a BYO licensed venue for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. A corkage fee per head is charged to cover the full bar set up.

Want to know more about the ceremony and reception options at Bundaleer? Look here: Bundaleer Weddings

BYO wedding venue

7. RIVERLIFE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: No

Waterfront events in Brisbane city

You can have your cake and eat it at Riverlife. Situated on the water’s edge with dazzling city views, this unique riverside venue allows BYO and caters for events between 20 and 800 guests. With four open plan marquees to choose from, the backdrop will make you weak at the knees.

Whether you are looking for a Christmas party venue, a casual cocktail or fine dining event, the professional events and catering team at Riverlife will ensure the right package is available for you.

Learn more about this: Waterfront BYO Venue

Riverside Celebrations

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