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For Aussies (who generally don’t mind a tipple), alcohol can be one of the biggest expenses when it comes to getting hitched. So here we are, helping you to save a few bucks with some of the best BYO venues Australia-wide. No worries.
Not only do these spaces offer the flexibility to bring your preferred poison, they’re also epic venues in their own right. Walk this way and get inspired.
Byron Bay, NSW
A 100-year-old farmhouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean, byronviewfarm is one way to live out your bohemian beach house dreams. Featuring white, French windows, a wrap-around verandah and epic ocean views, this is paradise found.
Photo credit Tennille Fink Photography.
Brisbane region, QLD
This historical property is located about an hour outside Brisbane and has quickly climbed its way up some metaphorical wedding food chain. With high timber ceilings, plenty of space to self-style and of course the option to bring your own booze, what’s not to love?
Photo credit Luke Going Photography.
High Country, VIC
Five hundred acres of sprawling green hills set the tone for this idyllic wedding venue located next door to the Howqua River. With a new custom-built wooden wedding barn and some good ol’time saloon buildings on the property, this property screams fun.
Photo credit Peter Billingham.
Southern Highlands, NSW
If tiny, inner-city spaces aren’t your jam then we suggest trying Weddings in the Wilde on for size. Surrounded by bush and boasting on-site accommodation, a flying fox and an enchanted wood chapel, you’ll feel a million miles away (when technically you’re only 140km from Sydney).
Photo credit: Weddings in the Wilde.
Northern Tasmania, TAS
Get ready to gasp at one of the most epic sheds we’ve ever come across. Sandridge Estate sits pretty in its bushland surroundings, just 10 minutes up the hill from the aqua shores of Tasmania’s north-west coast. With original working stockyards, a quarry and 500 acres of surrounding land, this property is prime for an authentic, all-Australian experience
Photo credit: Alison Cosker.
Country NSW, NSW
While unique, rural wedding venues seem to be popping up left, right and centre, what sets Kimo Estate apart is that it requires minimal styling and offers unique on-site accommodation for 30 guests. Just organise enough alcohol to keep your guests well hydrated, give your partner a celebratory high-five (just because) and let the countdown begin.
Photo credit: Michael Briggs Photography.
Once Newcastle’s police station and lock-up, this heritage listed building has been reimagined as a contemporary arts space that now doubles as a truly unique wedding venue. The great acoustics and size of the space also make it perfect for live music.
Photo credit: What Xanthe Saw.
Blue Mountains, NSW
An 800 hectare working cattle farm with five acres of manicured gardens, Waldara is sitting pretty in a league of its own. With luxury on-site accommodation and a bunch of perfect ceremony spots to boot, this BYO wedding venue is a place you’ll remember for all the right reasons.
Photo credit: Tim Williams Photography.
If the idea of escaping the city floats your boat, then a BYO wedding at Hawkesbury Country Retreat is something to seriously consider. Situated 50 mins north of Sydney on a quiet country road and overlooking the Hawkesbury River, it boasts an in-ground pool, accommodation for 20 guests, a petting zoo for the kids and come August, the old farm shed will be operating as a purposed designed function space.
Photo credit: Hawkesbury Country Retreat.
Gold Coast, QLD
Another family-run gem, this absolute river-front property has a lot going for it. Let’s start with the levelled lawn area perfect for a bohemian tipi or marquee, add the 10 acres of lovingly maintained farm and garden, and finish with the fact that this property allows absolute flexibility – BYO caterer, styling and (you guessed it) booze.