Best BYO Wedding Venues in NSW

BYO Wedding Venues NSW

BYO wedding venues come in two varieties. The first is BYO alcohol venues where you can bring your own drinks to be served at your wedding. The second is BYO catering venues where you can choose your own suppliers to cater your wedding, and in NSW these venues will usually allow you to bring your own drinks as well.

BYO venues are a great budget-friendly option when you’re looking for opportunities to save on wedding costs. The price per head of mobile catering trucks, drink carts, vans and caravans can be substantially cheaper than all-inclusive packages provided by the majority of wedding venues.  

If you are considering a BYO alcohol venue there are a couple of things you need to know before rushing off to Dan Murphy’s for cheap drinks on your members discount. While the below venues allow you to bring your own alcohol, it is still a requirement that they comply with RSA laws (Responsible Service of Alcohol). This means, in addition to bringing your drinks you’ll also need to have RSA trained and qualified bar staff at your wedding.

Instead of having to find & hire your own properly qualified bar staff, many BYO wedding venues make it easier for you by providing a BYO package that includes their preferred suppliers at a set cost (usually under $20 per head). With a BYO package, you simply purchase your own alcohol & drinks and deliver to the venue. The venue will then ensure your drinks are chilled and provide appropriately qualified staff to serve your guests in line with RSA requirements. 

BYO packages usually include bar staff for the duration of your wedding, a bar set up & service area, glassware, ice, washing of glassware and rubbish removal. FYI, weddings in NSW are generally required to employ 1 RSA qualified bartender per 30 guests. Some BYO wedding venues require a minimum of 2 bar staff per event.

Here's a list of wedding venues where you can BYO alcohol (and in some cases catering) in the Australian state of NSW.  

44 BYO Wedding Venues in NSW

Blue Mountains Venues
Byron Bay Venues
Central Coast Venues
Hunter Valley Venues
Illawarra Venues
North Coast Venues
Riverina Venues
South Coast Venues
Southern Highlands Venues
Sydney Venues 
Off-the-beaten-track Venues

BYO Venues in the Blue Mountains

BYO wedding venue in the Blue Mountains - St Joseph's Guesthouse
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Capacity: 60: Saint Albans - Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Location: Hawkesbury, NSW
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a BYO wedding venue surrounded by peaceful bushland, green paddocks and native Australian flora & fauna just 90 minutes from Sydney. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the property including accommodation for up to 4 days for an affordable $6,000. Best suited to day-time weddings & receptions.

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BYO Wedding Venues Blue Mountains
2. Lithgow State Mine

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Lithgow, NSW
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol
  • Info: Industrial wedding venue with expansive outdoor areas and stunning mountain views. The lawn is the ideal relaxed space for a teepee, yurt or tent set up. The bath house provides a seperate indoor reception space with blank canvas to self style. Commercial food prep area for BYO caterers. 

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BYO Wedding Venue Hawkesbury
3. Ding Dang Doo

  • Capacity: 40+
  • Location: Lower Blue Mountains
  • BYO: Alcohol
  • Info: 30 Acre horse ranch specialising in affordable smaller weddings.  Packages include catering. BYO alcohol with option to hire mobile bar to serve your self-supplied beverages cold. Cottages & glamping options onsite. 

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BYO Venues in Byron Bay

BYO wedding venue byron bay
4. Midginbil Hill Eco Resort

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Tweed Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + drinks
  • Info: Eco-friendly and budget friendly wedding venue on 400 acres of countryside with mountain views. Exclusive hire with a variety of accommodation to suit all guests from campsites & bunkhouse to motel & safari tents. Choose your own wedding suppliers.

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BYO wedding venue byron bay nsw
5. Ardeena Events

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Carool, NSW
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks
  • Info: Bring your own suppliers to this blank canvas, BYO wedding venue. Spectacular views across the hinterland to the ocean make Ardeena the ideal location for an outdoor wedding styled with festoon lighting and a teepee bar. 9 guest rooms provide accommodation within stumbling distance.

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BYO wedding venues Byron Bay Hinterland
6. The Earthhouse

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Byron Bay Hinterland
  • BYO: Alcohol
  • Info: 110 acre farm in the Byron Bay hinterland with boutique B&B accommodation. Blank canvas wedding venue with spectacular views of surrounding region. BYO alcohol with no corkage fee and choose from venue recommended caterers. 

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BYO Venues on the Central Coast

BYO wedding venue Paradise Botanical Gardens
7. Paradise Botanical Gardens

  • Capacity: 230
  • Location: Kulnura - Central Coast, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol/drinks
  • Info: Paradise Botanical Gardens is a 230 acre privately owned property with unique heritage features including these Roman Columns and a Monet Bridge. Other wedding venues onsite include a manicured ceremony lawn and Garden Marquee. DIY & BYO all your own suppliers with flexible wedding packages. Accommodation onsite.

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BYO wedding venue central coast
8. The Stables of Somersby

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Somersby, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + beverages
  • Info: Repurposed rustic barn on a private equestrian property. Fully DIY & BYO wedding venue to style as your own. Available for exclusive hire with beds for 4 in the loft. 

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BYO Venues in the Hunter Valley

Moravia Park outdoor weddings

9. Moravia Park

  • Capacity: 200
  • Sleeps: 2
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks
  • Info: Unique barn venue offering a blank canvas for budget friendly DIY & BYO weddings. Bridal suite sleeps 2 and has plenty of space for getting ready with the entire bridal party.

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Hunter Valley Private Wedding Venue
10. Redleaf Wollombi

  • Capacity: 250
  • Location: Wollombi, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: 6 bedroom luxury homestead with tuscan style courtyard, stunning gardens and expansive grounds. Fully DIY & BYO wedding venue for your exclusive hire all weekend. Hire a marquee and bring your own stylist. Sleeps 12. Budget guide: $50,000+ (less for micro weddings)

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BYO Venue Woodhouse
11. The Woodhouse

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Wollombi, NSW
  • BYO: Alcohol
  • Info: 100 acre country property with central lake surrounded by 5,000+ trees. Stay in the 140 year old barn exclusively offered to the bridal couple for as long as you care to stay. Very private wedding venue with blank canvas to style as your own. Exclusive caterers. Ask about BYO alcohol.

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Hunter Valley Exclusive Use Venue
12. Lonely Goat Olives

  • Capacity: 50
  • Location: Hunter Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + drinks
  • Info: DIY & BYO wedding venue on a private olive farm. Bring your own wedding suppliers. 2 bedroom bridal suite provides accommodation onsite. Pet friendly farm.

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Hunter Valley private marquee venue
13. Stonehurst

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Hunter Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol
  • Info: Unique wedding venue on 550 acres of bush, vineyard and farm land. Private & budget friendly venue that's yours for exclusive hire with 7 onsite cottages. Bring your own alcohol & caterers and have a long table wedding under the trees or a marquee reception. A great BYO venue for small weddings too.  

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Hunter Valley Private Exclusive Use Property
14. Woolshed Hill Estate

  • Capacity: 100
  • Sleeps: 30
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks
  • Info: Relaxed DIY venue with accommodation for 30 onsite. Several great spots for a BYO marquee wedding including a budget friendly option over the tennis court which means there's no need to hire flooring. 

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Camway Private Wedding Venue

15. Pokolbin Village

  • Capacity: 300
  • Sleeps: 54
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: Pokolbin Village spans 100 acres in the heart of the Hunter Valley.  A variety of sites are available for BYO weddings including a function room for smaller events of up to 60 guests. Accommodation available for everyone.

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Adams Peak outdoor weddings16. Adams Peak Country Estate

  • Capacity: 180
  • Sleeps: 24
  • BYO: Alcohol
  • Info: All-in-one pet friendly wedding venue with hay shed & barn spaces for weddings. BYO alcohol only with catering provided onsite. Luxury house & seperate homestead available for the weekend.  

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Merrindah outdoor weddings
17. Merrindah Weddings

  • Capacity: 40 - 120
  • Sleeps: 5 + camping
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks (optional)
  • Info: Located on 75 acres at Mulla Villa Farm, the rustic barn or BYO marquee provide expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Catering & drinks can be packaged with the venue or just hire the venue and BYO everything else. Alpacas on the farm to add to your wedding photos.

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BYO Venues in the Illawarra

BYO Wedding Venue Illawarra
18. Tumbling Waters Retreat

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Stanwell Tops, NSW
  • BYO: Alcohol (on request)
  • Info: Stunning garden venue with panoramic ocean views. This popular wedding venue has 12 luxury suites, some of which include an outdoor bath and are ideal bridal suites. 

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BYO Venues on the North Coast

BYO wedding venue North Coast
19. Longview Farm

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Manning Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + drinks
  • Info: Unique wedding venue with rotating house on waterfront farmland. Small weddings are suitable for the luxury residence while larger receptions can be held in the rustic barn or a hired marquee. BYO catering & drinks to this fully DIY property and stay for the weekend. There's a late curfew and plenty of space for glamping.

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BYO wedding venue seaeagle point
20. Sea Eagle Point

  • Capacity: 120
  • Location: Whoota, NSW
  • BYO: Food + drinks
  • Info: Budget friendly venue for extended weekend weddings where you can bring your own catering & alcohol. Situated on 100 acres overlooking a pristine lake, the property has 3 onsite cottages, volleyball, tennis & two friendly donkeys.  

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BYO wedding venue Pillar NSW
21. Pillar Rock Farm

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Pillar Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + beverages
  • Info: 270 acre farm with fishing, bushwalking, rock climbing, mountain biking & 4WD. Fully DIY wedding property. Accommodation includes a guesthouse, barn loft and hunting cottage. Ideal wedding venue for nature & wildlife enthusiasts.

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BYO wedding venue Tanilba
22. Tanilba House

  • Capacity: 90
  • Location: Port Stephens, NSW
  • BYO: Alcohol
  • Info: Heritage listed waterfront homestead and gardens in Port Stephens. All inclusive wedding ceremony + reception packages provided with BYO options available.

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BYO Wedding Venue Bombah
23. Bombah Point Eco Cottages

  • Capacity: 35
  • Location: Myall Lakes, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + drinks
  • Info: 4.5 star retreat for eco-conscious couples. Bush bound property surrounded in wildlife with short walk to the beach. Communal wedding reception space with fully stocked kitchen and adjacent veggie and herb garden.

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BYO Venues in the Riverina

BYO wedding venue Kimo
24. Kimo Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Gundagai, NSW
  • BYO: Enquire about BYO catering + alcohol
  • Info: 7,000 acre working farm and wedding venue with 115 year old high ceiling, tin walled grain shed. Accommodation in the homestead, eco huts and cottages. Pet friendly & BYO options.

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BYO wedding venue Riverina
25. Big Springs Homestead

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + drinks
  • Info: Private countryside venue offering lush garden ceremonies and receptions in the stables or outdoor festoon-lit events with dancing under the stars. DIY wedding venue to style as your own.

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BYO Venues on the South Coast

small wedding venue figbird
26. Figbird Cottage

  • Capacity: 150+
  • Location: Terara, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: Marquee venue suitable for small & large weddings. Grounds are ideal for outdoor dining with food trucks & drinks carts under festoon lighting. Budget-friendly day rates or 3 day/2 night packages. All furniture, tableware etc provided onsite. Cottage accommodation + glamping.

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byo wedding venue willow farm
27. Willow Farm

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Berry, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: Private & relaxed country retreat on 160 acres of green farmland with creek frontage. The farm features a ceremony paddock, games & marquee lawn, rustic entertainment shed, yoga barn and a farmhouse that sleeps 10. BYO wedding vendors.

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BYO wedding venue Bewong
28. Bewong River Retreat

  • Capacity: 130
  • Location: Bewong
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: DIY riverfront venue with expansive grounds and accommodation onsite for 38 guests + option of glamping. Stay the weekend and enjoy the jetty & private golf course.

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BYO wedding venue driftwood
29. Driftwood Shed

  • Capacity: 100
  • Location: Terara
  • BYO: Alcohol + catering
  • Info: Fully DIY wedding venue in the permanent marquee. Outdoor weddings can be enjoyed on the beautiful riverside lawns or beside the quaint 100+ year old wares-filled shed.

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small wedding venue kangaroo valley
30. Wildwood

  • Capacity: 10 - 90
  • Location: Kangaroo Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: Eco friendly bush venue with cliff top ceremonies in complete peace and privacy. DIY & BYO wedding venue that also offers elopement packages.

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small wedding venue tathra
31. Kianinny Bush Cottages

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Tathra, NSW
  • BYO: Ask about alcohol
  • Info: Outdoor adventure venue with plenty to do for the entire weekend, including zip lining, archery, put putt, tennis and volleyball.. All guests can stay the weekend in self contained cabins and the flexible event spaces are accessible for pre & post wedding events at your leisure. 

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small wedding venue kullindi nsw
32. Kullindi Homestead

  • Capacity: Flexible
  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + drinks
  • Info: Private waterfront homestead with 5 spacious self contained units. Expansive lawns ideal for marquee or teepee weddings. Hire the property for the weekend & bring your own wedding vendors.

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BYO wedding venue worrowing
33. Worrowing

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • BYO: Enquire about BYO wedding packages
  • Info: Unique 250 acre private property available for exclusive hire with accommodation in boat sheds & wilderness huts. Barn, shed or outdoor weddings on the lawn. Enjoy watching the local wallabies in the late afternoon.

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byo wedding venue terara park
34. Terara Park Farm

  • Capacity: 180
  • Location: Nowra, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: 22 acre horse farm with large converted arena. Exclusive weekend hire with accommodation in 4 units. Budget friendly, DIY & BYO venue suitable for marquee wedding.

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byo wedding venue cove
35. The Cove

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • BYO: Food trucks & drinks carts
  • Info: Get married on your own private beach surrounded by the peace & tranquility of native bushland. Beautiful lawns perfect for outdoor weddings. Indoor space available.

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BYO Venues in the Southern Highlands

BYO wedding venue Growwild Wildflower Farm
36. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Capacity: 145
  • Location: Alpine, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: Growwild wildflower farm is an affordable BYO wedding venue with 25 picturesque acres of gardens, native trees and local wildlife (Koalas have been spotted here). This elegant venue features a permanent marquee, choice of ceremony gardens, plenty of outdoor space, a rustic barn for micro weddings, a bridal suite for getting ready and accommodation for the entire guest list at the neighbours. 

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BYO wedding venue Southern Highlands
37. Weddings in the Wilde

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow, NSW
  • BYO: Catering + alcohol
  • Info: Rustic, bushland setting with affordable accommodation for the entire guest list. Ideal venue for relaxed, festival weddings with outdoor festoon lighting next to log chapel & wood floor marquee. Private DIY weddings & late curfew. Perhaps a game of backyard cricket on the Sunday?

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BYO wedding venue Sylvan
38. Sylvan Glen

  • Capacity: 140
  • Location: Penrose, NSW
  • BYO: Ask about BYO package option
  • Info: Charming country venue surrounded by 60 acres of vineyards and ecologically protected woodlands. Private golf course, huge country guesthouse, huge cottage and seperate getting ready quarters. Ideal weekender for extended weddings with pre & post event facilities (BBQ etc). 

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BYO wedding venue secret
39. The Secret Garden

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Wildes Meadow
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks
  • Info: Stunning 5 acres of cool climate gardens centred around the permanent Sperry marquee. Bespoke wedding packages where you bring your own alcohol and catering suppliers. Affordable BYO wedding venue.

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BYO wedding venue Hillview
40. Hillview Heritage Estate

  • Capacity: 200
  • Location: Sutton Forest
  • BYO: Caterers + drinks
  • Info: Hillview Heritage Estate is a former Vice Regal Retreat built in 1882. Now a BYO wedding venue with a backdrop of magnificent views over the valley and waterways below. 8 Cottages provide on site accommodation for guests. 

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BYO wedding venue Kangaroo Valley
41. Wildwood

  • Capacity: 10 - 90
  • Location: Kangaroo Valley, NSW
  • BYO: Food & beverage
  • Info: Eco friendly bush venue with permanent marquee-like pavilion. Complete privacy and peace. Cliff top ceremonies. DIY/BYO rustic wedding venue where you can organise your own caterers & bring your own alcohol.

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BYO Venues in Sydney

BYO wedding venue sydney
42. The Freedom Hub

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Waterloo
  • BYO: Caterers + alcohol
  • Info: Large urban warehouse and ethical wedding venue supporting people who have experienced modern day slavery or human trafficking. BYO wedding caterers & bar and The Freedom Hub provides a list of preferred ethical suppliers that you can choose from if you wish.

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BYO wedding venue Killcare
43. Killcare Surf Club

  • Capacity: 150
  • Location: Killcare, NSW
  • BYO: Food & beverages
  • Info: Beachfront wedding venue with large balcony overlooking the ocean. Have your wedding ceremony directly in front of the venue on the beach. Fully BYO & DIY with a commercial grade kitchen onsite. 

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Off-the-beaten-track BYO Venues

BYO wedding venue mudgee
44. Blue Wren Wines

  • Capacity: 350
  • Location: Mudgee, NSW
  • BYO: Alcohol
  • Info: Destination wedding venue with gorgeous country views. 5 bedroom homestead + accommodation for additional 10 people. All inclusive packages with option to BYO alcohol.

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If you’re searching for a BYO wedding venue you’ll probably want to explore wedding caterers and drink providers. NSW has an excellent variety of food trucks & drink vans to consider for your wedding. There’s also a great range of commercial caterers who offer full sit down meals from 3 courses to degustation menus. 

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