Brisbane’s Best BYO & Self-Catering Venues

POSTED ON Dec 13, 2023

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. The Joinery
  2. Benga Box
  3. Life +
  4. VHS
  5. Cherbon Waters
  6. Brockhurst Farm
  7. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens


Stylish and industrial event space

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: No

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


Affordable Venue Hire for Parties

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: Yes

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 Benga Box can be seen here: Brisbane BYO Party Venue

The Ultimate Party Venue

3. LIFE+

Fresh Business and Private Events

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: Yes

Step into a world of creativity at this architecturally designed haven where exceptional experiences come to life. Bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, this lifestyle venue exudes a fresh and modern atmosphere, creating the perfect backdrop for your next memorable event.

Located in Woolloongabba, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering, a grand celebration, or a corporate event, Life+ has you covered. With customisable options, and the ability to self cater and supply your own drinks, this versatile space is a top pick.

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4. VHS

Unique space in Woolloongabba

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: Yes

Embrace a fusion of vintage charm and vibrant energy at VHS — a multifaceted space ready to cater to your diverse event needs.

VHS provides a dynamic setting: choose to socialise and refresh in the inviting front cafe/bar area or descend into the “party pit,” equipped with a fully set up in-house PA and lighting system. A gathering at VHS ensures an unforgettable occasion that will be the talk of the town!

More About: Events at VHS

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Marquee BYO Venue

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: No

Located on Brisbane’s southside, approx 25 minutes from the CBD, Cherbon Waters is a secluded venue nestled on the banks of the Leslie Harrison Reservoir in idyllic Burbank. The venue has been designed with weddings in mind and offers a lakeside, covered gazebo, and a permanent marquee. Over the years, they have also hosted many Year 12 formal functions and other significant celebrations including, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and other intimate gatherings.

Cherbon Waters comfortably accommodates up to 160 guests with a “round table” layout, and up to 200 guests with a “rectangular table” floor plan. The Marquee can also be extended to cater for larger numbers. This beautiful waterside venue ticks a lot of boxes.

All catering is provided by Cherbon Waters, however, it is a BYO venue for drinks. Just arrange for the bottle shop to drop off your order, chilled, on the morning of your event along with some bags of ice and it’s all set to go. Anything that is unused, you take home.

Find out more about Weddings at Cherbon Waters

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DIY Country Weddings

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: Yes

One hour north west of Brisbane, set on 22 acres of rolling hills and perched high on a mountain with spectacular views is Brockhurst Farm. This ultimate DIY wedding venue offers couples the laid back, country wedding they dreamed of.

The wedding package includes venue hire for 3 days and 2 nights with 3 cabins for accommodation (total sleeps up to 17). The purpose built barn is for you to use for your reception with a maximum capacity of 80 guests.

You decorate and self-cater food and alcohol. There is so many possibilities here; think food trucks, lawn games, grazing tables, horse and cart. There is even a fire pit you can use.

DIY Weddings


Wedding venue with BYO drinks

BYO Alcohol: Yes

Self Catering: No

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.

More About: Events at Bundaleer

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