Venues that allow BYO Caterer in Sydney | 20 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 Planner’s feel they have more control over the food element of the event.

However, finding a venue in Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney event and weddings caterers to find the perfect supplier for your special event.

The Studio

100 Banquet | 180 Cocktail
The perfect blank canvas venue for your event, The Studio gives you the freedom to present your product at its best.
The Studio

Prestige Harbour Cruises

Darling Harbour
10-500 Banquet | 18-950 Cocktail
Prestige Harbour Cruises is your Sydney Harbour Cruise specialist. Their large range of private charter boats provide a great Sydney Harbour venue for all events – all with 360 degree views!

Prestige Harbour Cruises

The Private Kitchen

80 Banquet | 120 Cocktail
The Private Kitchen is a bespoke pop-up space located in The Old Rum Store in Chippendale's buzzy Kensington Street. With an indoor space flooded with natural light and a large wrap around balcony, it can be booked for a large variety of events. 
The Private Kitchen

Pix on Location

330 sqm
Pix On Location is a New York style daylight studio that has the WOW factor. Diamond polished concrete floors and spunky translucent partitions keep the light flowing from both sides of the studio in the morning and afternoon light. 
Pix On Location

Manly Yacht Club

100 Banquet | 170 Cocktail
The perfect waterfront venue, Manly Yacht Club offers uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour from their huge sheltered balcony and hall. 
Manly Yacht Club

Urban Winery Sydney

Moore Park
150 Banquet | 200 Cocktail
This multifunctional space allows you to create a truly unique event that’s sure to engage all of the senses. It features a fully functional winery, cellar door, wine bar and event space.
Urban Winery Sydney

Harbourcat Party Boat

36 Banquet | 44 Cocktail
If you are looking for fun, this is it! Harbourcat is a purpose-built catamaran designed solely for day and twilight cruising, offering the experience of a lifetime in and around the most beautiful Harbour in the world.
Harbourcat Party Boat

Freedom Hub

80 Banquet | 140 Cocktail
This unique 100 year old warehouse has high ceilings and black steel beams that are perfect for hanging gardens, festive lights and flowers. Not only do you get an amazing event space, but Freedom Hub also gives back - 100% of profits support victims of modern slavery and human trafficking within Australia.
Freedom Hub

Impact Corporate Venue

Moore Park
70 Banquet | 70 Cocktail
This innovative and exciting event space features state-of-the art technology. Their Impact Wall is a laser field in front of a screen that detects an object or someone’s hand and then alters the video content accordingly. Use for team building, product launches, media events and conferences.
Impact Wall Corporate Venue 

The Venue Alexandria

The Venue 1900 sqm  | The Studio 350 sqm 
Located conveniently between Sydney’s International Airport and the CBD, The Venue is a large, flexible warehouse space with 5 star amenities.

The Venue Alexandria

The Cutaway

5400 sq. m  | 3500 Cocktail
The super-sized concrete void is Sydney’s newest and most unique cultural venue. Located a step away from the CBD at Barangaroo Reserve, it can be transformed in a variety of innovative ways to host your next event.

Overseas Passanger Termial

The Rocks
250-700 Banquet | 400-1200 Cocktail
The Overseas Passenger Terminal is Sydney’s premier location for events and activations offering hirers direct views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour from each of its four indoor event spaces. 

White Bay Cruise Terminal

500 Banquet | 500 Cocktail
Boasting dazzling views of the Sydney skyline, it has a variety of flexible spaces including the terminal with 12m ceilings and a wealth of natural light. 

Lindesay House

Darling Point
100 Banquet | 100 Cocktail
An elegant 1830's mansion with full views across manicured lawns to Sydney harbour. A beautiful garden and marquee offer an outdoor space.

Botanic Gardens Fleet Steps

Circular Quay
550 Banquet | 800 Cocktail
Fleet Steps offers unsurpassed views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Garden and city skyline. These fantastic views are complemented by the historic Fleet Steps, providing a stunning entrance for your guests. The overall effect is one of grandeur that never fails to impress. 

Sydney College of the Arts

150 Banquet | 200 Cocktail
Kirkbride is a Victorian neo-classic complex built of sandstone and set against the shores of Iron Cove on iconic Sydney Harbour. It provides an assortment of scenic and specialised venues, catering for anything from large events to intimate gatherings.

Lion Gate Lodge

80 Banquet | 100 Cocktail
Built in 1878, Lion Gate Lodge is a stunning Victorian sandstone building boasting a private landscaped cottage garden, large permanent awning and paved courtyard.

Whitehouse Institute of Design

Surry Hills
300 Banquet | 600 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

S.H. Ervin Gallery

120 Banquet | 250 Cocktail
This Georgian style building dates from 1856 and featurs high ceilings, gracious spaces and natural light. The S.H. Ervin Gallery offers a very elegant backdrop for 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!