Brisbane’s Best BYO & Self-Catering Venues

POSTED ON Sep 21, 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 Lushington
  5. Benga Box
  6. Newstead Studios
  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


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


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


BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

Beautiful Brisbane BYO venue

Rich in character, this lovingly restored building is a blank canvas venue ready for you to realise your unique event. With a four-metre high ceiling, original exposed beams, polished concrete floors and an exposed brick feature wall, Lushington oozes beauty and authenticity.

Make this space your own with complete freedom on your choice of event suppliers. The owners are helpful and care that your event is a success. With a capacity of 400 guests cocktail style and 200 for a sit down event, The Lushington is in demand for an array of events including weddings, corporate events, workshops and networking.

More images and information on The Lushington here: Woolloongabba Venue

Brisbane Venue with Character


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


BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

Restored warehouse with a contemporary style

With a variety of beautiful event spaces to choose from, this crisp white restored warehouse venue is available to hire for your special occasion. This architecturally designed creative hub evokes a sense of space and room to breathe with its clean and contemporary style.

With designer movable furniture, Newstead Studios offers an inspiring blank canvas venue for any event. Whether you are looking to organise an intimate workshop in the Arch Room, a large standing cocktail event on the whole ground level or a wedding in the lofty upstairs studio, this venue will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Want to know more about Newstead Studios venue hire? Look here: Gallery and Studio Venue

Beautiful Studio and Gallery Space


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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