Brisbane's Best BYO Venues - Function & Private Event Hire

It's no secret, we are big fans of BYO drinks and alcohol. With drinks being one of the most important factors of any celebration, it’s great when you are offered the freedom to select your own menu, create your own bar experience - and of course save some big bucks in the process.

If you need convincing of how great BYO catering drinks can be and the benefits it offers, check out 'Why We Love & Recommend BYO' on our blog. 

Finding the perfect Brisbane function space for hire that is also BYO can mean countless hours on Google and many dead-ends. Being a mobile BYO bar service, our events take us all over the city and beyond to some hidden gems to places you would never think about converting into a beautiful celebration. Brisbane has fantastic BYO function spaces available for weddings, corporate events and parties - you just need to know where to find them. 

Below are our top recommendations...enjoy. 

 

THE JOINERY, West end

A contemporary warehouse-style event space located in the bustling heart of Brisbane's West End. This dynamic function space is completely customisable, making it perfect for any occasion from private celebrations to corporate functions. From cocktail carts to a whisky tasting experience, this blank space can become the event you have always dreamt of. 

BYO Event Brisbane - The Joinery - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - The Joinery - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

NEWSTEAD HOUSE, Newstead

Established in 1846, this iconic venue is Brisbane's oldest surviving home. Surrounded by parkland and set on the Brisbane River, it makes for a perfect ceremony location or garden reception. Allowing clients to BYO all catering, alcohol and drinks, this space is ideal for weddings, private celebrations and intimate events. 

BYO Event Brisbane - Newstead House - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Newstead House - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

NEWSTEAD STUDIOS, Newstead

With several architecturally designed rooms available for hire over two levels, this beautifully restored Brisbane warehouse offers a unique entertainment space, ideal for exhibitions and launches through to intimate cocktail events and private dinners.

BYO Event Brisbane - Newstead Studios - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Newstead Studios - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

EL'ROSA, Fortitude Valley

One of Brisbane's newest (and prettiest) event spaces, this pink wonderland is the latest creation from James Street's Arc & Family. Located in their courtyard space and styled with handmade Arc & Family pots and lush greenery, this intimate BYO venue can be hired for birthdays, baby showers and just about anything!

BYO Event Brisbane - El'Rosa - Arc & Family - James Street - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - El'Rosa - Arc & Family - James Street - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

SMOKED GARAGE, Fortitude Valley

Smoked Garage is a unique function venue located in the Fortitude Valley. By day a motorcycle house of all things cool, and by night an event space for private functions. Hired for BYO weddings, exhibitions and everything in between, this space allows clients to personalise their event with beverages and a choice of food truck or catering within a warehouse setting.

BYO Event Brisbane - Smoked Garage - Fortitude Valley - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Smoked Garage - Fortitude Valley - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

VIEILLE BRANCHE, Albion

An eclectic French Farmhouse cafe and warehouse, this venue is hidden within Brisbane's suburb of Albion and is perfect for weddings, workshops and events of all sizes. Filled with gorgeous greenery and antique furnishings, Vieille Branche is close to the city with a park view. This creative space is the perfect location if you are looking for a warehouse wdding, and will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

Check out Viv & Cienwen's romantic garden wedding at Brisbane's hidden warehouse wedding venue. 

BYO Event Brisbane - Vieille Branche - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Vieille Branche - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

WALKABOUT CREEK, The Gap

You'll find this picturesque wedding location less than half an hour from the Brisbane city, nestled within the beautiful D’aguilar National Park. Opening in 1988 for the Brisbane Expo, this venue hosts it's events surrounded by the beauty of nature and also has a marquee (or teepee) site available for hire.

View more images from this new outdoor wedding space on our blog. 

BYO Event Brisbane - Walkabout Creek - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Walkabout Creek - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

THE BROOKFIELD HALL Brookfield

This unmistakable hall has been a symbolic part of Brookfield for over a century. With the freedom to choose your own catering and of course BYO drinks caterer, the venue is great for large or small private events and DIY weddings. You can use the indoor hall, outdoor area and even have a marquee or tipi set-up.  

BYO Event Brisbane - Upper Brookfield Hall - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Upper Brookfield Hall - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

SAMSONVALE HALL, Samford

Positioned just North of Brisbane city, this venue features landscaped gardens and boasts countryside charm. Fitting up to 150 guests, the facility has a large open hall, stage and side verandahs making it perfect for a DIY wedding. 

BYO Event Brisbane - Samsonvale Hall - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Samsonvale Hall - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

 

SAMFORD SHOWGROUNDS, Highvale

A beautiful outdoor event space ideal for outdoor celebrations, marquees and tipi's. With an open, expansive area and a large hall with full facilities, this gorgeous Queensland countryside is a blank canvas which also offers overnight camping, great in-house facilities and plenty of parking for guests. 

View Jayde & Dave's real wedding on our blog.

BYO Event Brisbane - Samford Showgrounds Highvale - Venue Hire - Gathering Events
BYO Event Brisbane - Samford Showgrounds Highvale - Venue Hire - Gathering Events

To explore more BYO venues in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Sunshine Coast, view our Venue Page

If you need helping bringin your event space to life, and are looking to hire a bar and bartenders to charm your guests, get in touch today.