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Control Your Booze: The Best BYO Party Venues in Brisbane

Quality of Service: We chose BYO party venues with high ratings and a good reputation for providing top-notch event services.

Expertise: Our selected locations have years of experience under their belt, so they already know the ins and outs of hosting an unforgettable event.

Communication: It's important for us that the event staff is super responsive and easy to work with.

Value and Cost-Effectiveness: We want party services that charge fairly and competitively according to the chosen packages.

Understanding Client Needs: For us, the staff should take the time to understand what you're looking for and tailor their services to fit your preferences.

Range of Services: We looked for BYO places that offer a wide range of service inclusions or add-ons to meet various needs.

Creativity: Our chosen event providers should be able to come up with creative ideas or solutions crucial for successful party planning.

Got a big party coming up but can’t trust anyone else with the booze selection? Totally get it! Hey, who says drunkards can’t be picky?

But let’s say you are drinking responsibly. Pretty sure it can still be challenging to enjoy if the beverages don’t suit your taste. If you’re hosting any kind of celebratory or intimate event, you might appreciate the creative freedom to really personalize it.

So check out these BYO (bring your own) party venues in Brisbane below and enjoy the DIY experience!

How much do BYO party venues charge in Brisbane?
BYO party venues in Brisbane charge between AUD 28 and AUD 160 per hour, depending on location, size, and amenities. Other factors include the time of day and event duration.

 1. Benga Box

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Website: https://bengabox.com.au/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bengabox/ 

24 Stone St, Stafford, QLD 4053

+61 410 081 331
Wed-Thurs: 12:00pm – 3:00am

Our experience at Benga Box was truly exceptional. As a BYO party venue, it offers unique features that set it apart from any other option in Brisbane. Firstly, the late-night hours were a massive advantage. While most venues close by midnight, Benga Box stays open until 3am, allowing us to keep the celebration going well into the night.

Specializing in 18th and 21st birthdays, as well as school post-events, Benga Box fills a significant gap in the market. Finding a venue that accepts these types of functions is nearly impossible, but Benga Box caters to them specifically, making it a go-to for milestone celebrations.

The venue itself includes everything you need for a memorable party. From lights and music to fridges and more, Benga Box provides all the essentials, eliminating the need for us to bring additional equipment or make separate arrangements. This convenience is unparalleled, as other venues often offer only partial setups, leading to added stress and costs.

What truly sets Benga Box apart, though, is its fully BYO policy for both food and alcohol. This level of flexibility is unmatched in Brisbane, where most venues offer one or the other but not both. Being able to bring our own refreshments allowed us to customize the party exactly to our tastes and budget, enhancing the overall experience.

Lastly, the self check-in and check-out process was seamless and stress-free. Without the need for on-site staff, we enjoyed a sense of privacy and control over our event, which is a rare and welcome feature.

Benga Box is the ultimate party venue in Brisbane. Its late-night hours, specialization in specific events, comprehensive amenities, full BYO policy, and self check-in/out process make it a standout choice for anyone looking to host a memorable celebration. We highly recommend it for your next big event!

Pros

  • Creative add-ons like DIY DJ booth
  • Cheaper on Sundays
  • More special offers now and then
  • Long party hours

Cons

  • Unavailable 2 days a week

Excellent 18th Birthday

“Our experience of Benga Box for our daughter’s 18th birthday was excellent. Fiona was easy to deal with and gave us good practical tips about the venue after a walk through. The communication and information provided was thorough and clear. We had about 100 guests and hired a DJ as well. The young people loved the place and danced the night away. Our security was fantastic and he was able to answer any last minute questions. Would definitely hire again…we have twin younger brother to come!” 

-Mr. Peter Plowman, Google Review

Highly Recommended

“We highly recommend the Benga box, we had my husband’s 50th at Benga Box, we had an awesome time, it’s a fantastic venue, all the guests were very impressed, bengabox has amazing features just like your own private nightclub / venue – great vibes, special effect lighting, big screen and much more, we used the bunmobile foodtruck which came onsite for our catering which was was perfect!!” 

-Ms. Melissa Seeto, Google Review

2.  The Refinery

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Website: https://refinery-events.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therefinery__ 

12 Austin St, Newstead, QLD 400

+61477011033

The Refinery started with husband and wife Dan and Rach Myers in 2018 as owner-operators. In 2015, they planned their own wedding and had a tough time looking for a venue in Brisbane that had everything they wanted. After this experience, they decided to raise the industry standard and create the venues they envisioned, but now for others.

What was once a panel beater (space used for automotive repair) has been meticulously thought out and transformed into a stunning, versatile space. The duo uses top-notch restaurant food from The Refinery’s sister venue, Rogue Bistro, and has hired executive chefs for both places.

Now, the location is a dream wedding spot, featuring a spacious private garden and a chic indoor warehouse. With amenities like platforms, lounges, VJ bars, and cake stands, it can seamlessly host both weddings and receptions in one venue.

Pros

  • All-in-one spot for weddings and receptions
  • Uses own restaurant for catering
  • Multiple locations based on the weather

Cons

  • Limited booking slots

Couldn’t Be Happier

“Honestly could not be any happier with The Refinery! We had a very last minute wedding due to an overseas move (booked and planned in 4 months). Rach was AMAZING, and everything was incredibly smooth and easy. They were accommodating of everything we asked for, including small things such as allowing my uncle to BYO gluten free beer etc…I could go on and on about how amazing the venue and Rach were. Cannot recommend enough!” 

-Ms. Erin Fordyce, Google Review 

Amazing Experience

“Attended my sons wedding at The Refinery.  What an amazing experience.  Beautiful setting, great service, amazing food. A fabulous day, if there were any hiccups, it was not noticed by me.  Would highly recommend” 

-Ms. Sally Lansom, Google Review

3.  Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre

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Website: https://www.cherbonwaters.com.au/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherbonwaters.equestrian/ 

121 Cherbon St, Burbank, QLD 4156

+61 417 704 671
Mon-Thurs: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Sat: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Sun: 8:00am – 7:30pm

Cherbon Waters Equestrian Centre is a dreamy spot in Brisbane where you can bring your own drinks to your event. With its wide, grassy grounds, it’s great for beautiful photos and offers complete wedding services, even for Indian weddings.

You can have both your wedding and reception here too. The spot can fit up to 160 guests with round tables or up to 200 with rectangular ones. Your silk-lined marquee (big tent) can also be extended to cater to up to 320 guests with extra fees. Plus, this place has a lakeside gazebo and a stunning view of Reflection Cove, which lights up at night for a super romantic vibe.

Besides being a wedding venue, it’s also close to honeymoon hotspots like the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Byron Bay.

Pros

  • Big, picturesque, grassy area
  • Also services Indian weddings
  • Nearby several honeymoon locations

Cons

  • Some criticisms about the food

Recommended for Weddings

“My daughter was married here last weekend. What a great venue right on the river. They were very helpful with everything that we asked of them. They have a BYO option which appealed to us. The food was good, if anything, too much. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding  venue.” 

-Mr. Tim Hackett, Google Review 

Great for Private Functions

“Great place for your private functions. Awesome outdoor are when it’s not raining.” 

-Mr/Ms. Szabi, Google Review 

4. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

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Website: https://bundaleer.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bundaleer/ 

59 Bundaleer St, Brookfield, QLD 4069

+61 7 3374 1360
Mon: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Wed-Fri: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens has been providing outdoor wedding venues since 2012. It a 4-acre family-owned property with beautiful rainforest gardens, a wonderful waterfall, and a charming creek.

This place can cater to numerous events, like big or small weddings, corporate events, graduations, and fundraisers. The company has also been awarded the Number 1 Wedding Venue in Queensland at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA). 

At present, this company offers weddings at the Waterfall Deck and Jacaranda Tree. You’ll find hardstanding floors and seating in the rainforest, surrounded by fresh air and amazing 360-degree views of natural wildlife and scenery.

Pros

  • Award-winning venue
  • Refreshing natural sceneries
  • Vast event locations

Cons

  • Concerns about refunds

Went Above and Beyond

“…Sasha and Catherine went above and beyond to keep us in the loop the entire time, and allowed us to have our own vintage caravans and photo booth on site for the enjoyment of our guests. It’s also BYO alcohol, so your guests can drink their favourite drinks on the night…” 

-Ms. Olivia Westlake, Google Review 

Unforgettable Day

“It was absolutely a perfect natural/rustic site where we were exactly looking for to be our wedding reception! We just love the the Nature to be so close to us, but still have a beautiful indoor venue for our reception. Sasha has been very responsive, understanding and helpful to all of our enquires; especially, so many things could change during a pandemic! We  were so blessed to have this wondering experience with Bundaleer and thank you so much for making our day unforgettable!” 

-Ms. Wei-Elvira Shiu, Google Review

5. Amore Events

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Website: http://amoreevents.com.au/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amoreeventsbrisbane/ 

34 Collingwood St, Albion QLD 4010
Mon-Sun: 10:00am – 11:30pm

Since 2016, Amore Events has been offering cool event spaces just 5 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD. Its converted warehouse boasts high ceilings with concrete floors, fun street food menus, and tons of Instagrammable spots.

You can choose between two different areas for your event or rent the whole place for larger gatherings. For BYO events, there’s no minimum spend on food and drinks, but there is a cakeage fee. And if you prefer, you may bring your own decorations and set up the event however you want.

The company also provides a virtual tour showing the floor plan, courtyard, bar, and more for those who can’t visit in person.

Pros

  • Near Brisbane CBD
  • No minimum food and drink fee
  • Plenty of parking available
  • Offers a virtual tour

Cons

  • Some complaints about customer service

Fantastic Venue

“I recently had my 40th birthday at Amore. The venue is fantastic! Food was delicious and the staff were very attentive and friendly! Everyone commented on what an amazing space Amore is! My only suggestion would be that the staff take the food around to the guests. Apart from that it was a wonderful night and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Thank you to Fabio and the Amore staff!” 

-Mr/Ms. Prue Mann, Google Review

Truly a Hidden Gem

“This Venue is truly a hidden gem! I had booked this venue last minute and Fabio was really accommodating and really easy to communicate with. The whole booking process was super easy and fast. Fabio is great host and we loved the venue so much!! Will definitely book here again for future events. I highly recommend Amore Events and Functions, the venue is beautiful, you don’t need to do any decorating as it’s already full of decor. We truly enjoyed our time and the staff that night were awesome! Don’t second guess just book it, I promise you won’t be disappointed” 

-Mr. Will Fuaivaa, Google Review

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