POSTED ON Jun 6, 2019

If you’re looking for flexibility at your event, why not consider a BYO or self-catering venue? Perth offers a range of venues that will give you the ability to make your event unique. Here’s our pick:

  1. Perth City Farm
  2. Locally Crafted Space
  3. Nedlands Yacht Club
  4. Cottlesloe Surf Life Saving Club
  5. Barrett Lane
  6. Whitespace Gallery And Studios
  7. Swan River Rowing Club
  8. WA Rowing Club
  9. Brookleigh Estate
  10. Kidogo Arthouse

1. PERTH CITY FARM

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

This industrial warehouse style barn in the heart of Perth features a gabled ceiling, character stone and bush-land surroundings. It brings off-beat outback charm to the big smoke.

With exposed metal beams and rustic wood just seven minutes south of the CBD, if you want to strike an organic chord with any modern event-goers, your guests are likely to compliment these converted buildings set amongst modern city life. Whether it’s smashing slices of wedding cake or sipping sophisticated champagne, when it comes to insta-worthy pictures…..this venue is jam-packed with style which can be customized to host anywhere between 50-400 guests indoors or outdoors.

Perth City Farm

Image Credits: Featured Image at the top of page: The Art Room by Shoshana Kruger Photography. Image below: The Barn by Amanda Alessi Photography

PERTH CITY FARM

2. LOCALLY CRAFTED SPACE

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

This industrial style BYO venue will definitely give you a taste of downtown Brooklyn with its high ceilings and original factory features that strike an attractive balance against the smooth cement flooring.

The entire venue can be exposed or sectioned off into smaller areas for intimate events. Highly versatile when it comes to lighting; Locally Crafted Space can have strobes that flash across the dance-floor or stay humble with exposed bulbs over a moody-lit dinner table.

Stand up or sit down, corporate or private functions hosting up to 250 guests. This BYO venue has an accessible kitchenette, making it easy for guests to store and mix their own drinks. Locally Crafted Space is a modern blank canvas located just 5 minutes from Perth CBD and 2 minutes from Crown Casino with ample parking and access to public transport.

Locally Crafted Space

Locally Crafted Space

3. NEDLANDS YACHT CLUB

Self Catering Only

Feel the breeze and watch the sunset from the award-winning Nedlands Yacht Club. A peaceful venue with a lusciously green lawn that’s views from the foreshore over-look sparkling waters are glittered with reflections of the Perth city skyline.

This DIY style venue presents an abundance of choices that can host up to 1500 guests. Think food trucks, teepee’s, glamorous lighting, sofas on the open-lawn or a clear-roof marquee. You can experience the open fresh air with this outdoors venue that allows a set-up of your choice.

Nedlands Yacht Club

Nedlands Yacht Club

4. COTTLESLOE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Self Catering Only

Overlooking a famous seascape, this multi-purpose space holds loads of potential to socialise within just moments reach of the water, the lawn and the beach.

With easy access to kitchen and bar facilities, the upper-floor of this venue has seen a versatile range of events take place on the waters edge. Let the ocean fuel your vision for a creative event with a capacity of 120 seated or 220 cocktail with a large adjoining deck and balcony area.

Proceeds from the events at this much-loved club support the surf lifesavers.

Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club

Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club

5. BARRETT LANE

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: No

Amongst the twirling vines, in a secluded location, Barrett Lane estate is nestled amongst the Swan Valley. A rare setting of an original barn that’s attached to a newer building; a stately venue with walls made entirely of floor to ceiling glass, capturing a widespread view of the landscape.

Amongst Swan Valley’s fruity lanes of greenery; this venue hosts admirable wooden planks that can host 130 cocktail or 80 seated without compromising on intimacy, functionality and class.

With balcony views of the vineyards and a fully equipped function room, the beautifully manicured gardens are the perfect setting for a private dinner, conference, wedding or small show.

Barrett Lane

Barrett Lane

6. WHITESPACE GALLERY AND STUDIOS

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

It’s beautiful when it’s empty. But this heritage-listed building in Pakenham, Freemantle, is often used as a blank canvas for creative events or as an exhibition space. BYO friendly, there is plenty of culture to be seen, felt and heard with a little creative curatorship.

It hosts an upstairs ‘heritage gallery’ of over 450 sqm and a separate artist’s studio complete with their own smaller gallery downstairs.

The raw space is an old brick building which has large rustic pillars, red bricks and plenty of white floors and lighting. Popular for large scale art shows and private functions, from fashion shows to engagement cocktail parties between 20-160 guests.

Whitespace Gallery and Studios

Whitespace Gallery and Studios

7. SWAN RIVER ROWING CLUB

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

This rustic building on the river with a shoreline acting as a backdrop, the SRRC rowing club on the Esplanade at Mt Pleasant is a BYO favorite for day and night events.

You can feast on the large balcony overlooking the river, a view just south of the Perth CBD; the SRRC offers a location to pause by the water and connect with nature, family and friends.

It is a timeless venue that features an iconic Swan River outlook, it’s a blend of old and new. Perfect for hosting corporate or private functions; standing cocktail event of 160, or a maximum seated event of 85-100 guests.

Swan River Rowing Club

Swan River Rowing Club

8. WA ROWING CLUB

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: No

Walking into the River room at the BYO WA Rowing Club and you will find the perfect view of the city skyline and Swan River. Situated on the water’s edge, it dissolves into a world of its own. The lights are sparkling upon the stillness of the water at night.

Its most regular events include hosting functions from corporate to private events, to weddings and product launches, it can comfortably allow 80 sitting or 130 standing.

The weatherboard and gabled ceiling provides a traditional charm with white and natural wood. With 30 years combined experience in the catering industry, BYO is easily complimented with fresh local produce that’s turned into innovative cuisine. The menu can be provided to suit all tastes and budgets.

WA Rowing Club

WA Rowing Club

9. BROOKLEIGH ESTATE

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

A picture-perfect scene, this 80 acre European inspired Country estate is sure to manifest fairytales with its French Chateau style architecture. The Limestone buildings are overlooking a lake, garden and local wineries.

Brookleigh is the only BYO venue in the Swan Valley and can literally be your kingdom for the day. Whatever is on your wish list when it comes to catering style, entertainment, performances or ceremony, they can all be accommodated here.

And if you’re not interested in making every last detail perfect, Brookleigh’s in-house event planner will make sure all is covered.

Total guest list between 50-300 people.

An extra added benefit is the luxury apartment accommodation available that sleeps 36 with beautiful separated Groom and Bride areas.

Brookleigh Estate

Brookleigh Estate

10. KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

BYO Alcohol: Yes
Self Catering: Yes

This unique BYO exhibition space located at the waters edge in Freemantle features two galleries housed in a beautiful, heritage-listed building.

Its rustic setting includes wooden beams, a high ceiling, barn-like look, hardwood floors and original heritage stone walls. It is very popular with creatives, where artwork is often exhibited or celebrated on the decking area overlooking the ocean.

With the ability to host between 10-200 guests, between the indoor heritage building and surrounding courtyard and deck, this beautiful old gallery can host weddings, functions and events for musicians, poets, and authors to stage live performances.

Kidogo Arthouse

Kidogo Arthouse