Venues that allow BYO Caterer in Melbourne | 13 Venues Listed

One of the most common venue search requests we get from event planners is, “need a venue where I can BYO our own caterer”.

For some, choosing their own caterer is preferred as they think it will mean the event is cheaper… (note, it’s not always the case). But, for most event planners, they prefer to use an external caterer so they can have more flexibility and creative direction over the catering at their event. Styling the menu can have a big impact on the overall event experience, and by choosing their own caterer, Event Planners feel they have more control over the food element of the event.

However, finding a venue in Melbourne where you can BYO catering can be tricky as a lot of venues have in-house catering teams. But never fear, as your trusty event side-kick, Event Birdie is here to help!

Check it out, we’ve compiled a long, long list of Melbourne venues where you can bring your own caterer and produce the menu (and event) of your dreams…

Oh, and if you’re not settled on which caterer you want for the job, then check out our list of fantastic Melbourne event and weddings caterers to find the perfect supplier for your special event. 

Cubes 3122 Hawthorn

55 Banquet | 120 Cocktail
The space features a polished concrete floor, exposed brick and timber panelled walls with plenty of natural light through windows down the length of the space. With 145sqm including dimmable lighting, breakout boardroom & meetings rooms available on site and dedicated high speed wifi network.

Cubes 3122 Hawthorn

Luxury Cruises Melbourne

Port Melbourne
25 Banquet | 25 Cocktail
Treat your special guests to a unique experience in Melbourne onboard our luxury Sunseeker vessel. Step on board this pristine boat and enjoy a stylish day on the water. Step up the luxury experience by picking up your guests in their Lamborghinis.

Luxury Cruises Melbourne


North Melbourne
200 Banquet | 300 Cocktail
Twotonmax is a modern, versatile blank canvas venue ready for both corporate and private clients to make their own. With a choice of caterer, this exceptionally maintained warehouse transforms to match individual tastes and style.


Cubes 3121 Richmond

88 Banquet | 150 Cocktail
The space features polished concrete floor, exposed brick and timber panelled walls with plenty of natural light through windows down the length of the space. It has 170sqm including a stage, dimmable lighting, connected kitchen facilities, connected breakout boardroom and dedicated high speed wifi network.

Cubes 3121 Richmond

Warehouse 35

250 Banquet | 300 Cocktail
This industrial space is perfect for large gatherings and parties and can host a range of food trucks as well as food stalls and sit down events. The mood of the event is totally dependant on you and what you bring to the space.

Warehouse 35

Highline Melbourne

120 Banquet | 180 Cocktail
Originally an old denim factory, this space's industrial charm has been brought to life by a meticulous renovation. The open plan light-filled interiors act as the perfect blank canvas that can be transformed into a perfect event. 

Functions on Chapel

200 Banquet | 300 Cocktail
Located in the heart of Chapel Street, in the historic Prahran Town Hall, Functions On Chapel is elegant, stylish and sophisticated.

Ellis Street Studios

South Yarra
100 Banquet | 150 Cocktail
A beautiful warehouse function space xxx 

One Roof

200 Banquet | 300 Cocktail
One Roof is more than just a co-working space, it's about collaboration, community and support for women-led businesses. 

524 Flinders

130 Banquet | 270 Cocktail
This unique warehouse space offers the perfect blank canvas for your next event. The architecturally designed venue boasts clean white finishes, high ceilings and 300 square metres of beaming concrete floors. 524 Flinders is a versatile space in a convenient and central location.


240 Banquet | 500 Cocktail
The SUBSTATION offers a point of difference to your event. The beautiful conversion of the original SUBSTATION building features large ornate windows that will impress your guests from the moment they walk through the door.


Cremorne and Richmond
85 Banquet | 95 Cocktail
With decorative plants provided, the space exudes a unique ambience ideal for both daytime and evening functions. When industrial chic meets botanical splendor that’s a recipe for a truly memorable event. 

Whitehouse Institute of Design

400 Banquet | 800 Cocktail
Whitehouse Institute of Design offers an industrial feel and is complemented by large windows filling each room with natural light. The expansive foyer and grand staircase is a unique venue space that lends itself to a variety of functions

NOTE: This list of venues isn't finished and we'll be adding to it again shortly. Book mark this page and return when you next need a venue with BYO catering!