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VENYU Recommendations

BYO Venues

Forget the city of churches, South Australia should be renamed to the city of winemakers and lovers. Let’s face it, pretty much every South Aussie knows a winemaker, brewer or has a friend with contacts in the liquor industry?

The pleasure of choosing your favourite drop for your big day, or bringing along a case of special sparkling that was gifted to you for the wedding-day toasts, is surely not too much to ask.

Plus, weddings are expensive. We get it. Everything adds up, so if you can save a few dollars here and there why wouldn’t you? The BYO beverages options are often few and far between, but we have a number of venues that offer just that. Cheers!

So here we go a list of our favourite BYO venues in South Australia, best enjoyed with a bottle of SA’s finest:

1. Aldinga Secret Garden, Aldinga

Venue hire of Aldinga Secret Garden is extremely affordable and allows you complete flexibility over catering and beverage selections and with great rear property access lends itself well to little bar trucks or vans.

Aldinga Secret Garden, Fleurieu Peninsula, Venue for weddings and events, engagement parties and birthday celebrations. Rustic, quirky secret garden offered exclusively through VENYU

Photo credit – Travis and Benny Wedding Photography

2. Brin Farm, Kangarilla

As a VENYU exclusive this private property allows you full flexibility to make your own alcohol and catering arrangements. All spaces offer good vehicle access allowing food trucks, mobile bars and large equipment hire to all be great possibilities.

Brin Farm Styled Photo Shoot, Adelaide Hills, Private Horse Stud, Weddings and EventsPhoto credit – Time with Alex

3. Carrick Hill, Springfield

The well known and much loved Carrick Hill offers couples the choice to bring in all their own drinks, which will then be coupled with their award-winning in-house catering.

Carrick Hill Historic Adelaide Wedding and Event Venue Managed by Tabel Catering. This National Heritage Trust Property with extensive gardens and views over Adelaide offers an incredible option to couples wanting a private space within 30 minutes of the CBD on the edge of the Adelaide Hills for their ceremony and reception.

Photo credit – Little Car Photography

4. Chateau Apollo, Adelaide CBD

A cool, rustic warehouse space in the heart of Adelaide, Chateau Apollo has some major perks, including a gorg garden bar and late licence, but also the option to either have one of their beverage packages, or BYO drinks. Their BYO access allows you the option to bring in all your own beverages.

Chateau Apollo, rustic industrial wedding venue in the heart of Adelaide's CBD.

Photo credit – Jack Fenby

5. Fleurieu Cherries, Pages Flat

Not only do these guys grow amazing cherries, but Fleurieu Cherries also have their own range of wines, Fleurieu Hills Wines. So while they can provide you with the vino, you are welcome to bring in your own beer, soft drinks and other accompaniments, as well as your choice of catering or food truck.

Fleurieu Cherries is a South Australian wedding and event venue set within the McLaren Vale Wine region, just behind Willunga.

Photo credit – Bridget Quain Photography

6. Glen Lea Homestead, Bugle Ranges

Glen Lea Homestead venue hire includes exclusive use of the property, and allows couples select their own caterer, suppliers and BYO beverages with full flexibility.

Glen Lea Homestead Styled Shoot, Historic Dry Hire Wedding Venue in the Adelaide Hills. A rustic farm setting now available for ceremonies and receptions.

Photo credit – Kerin Burford Photography

7. Koonowla, Auburn

Koonowla Wines, historic winery wedding venue in SA's Clare Valley

Photo credit – Evan Bailey Photography

8. Kuitpo Hall, Kuitpo

Offered as a dry-hire facility, Kuitpo Hall allows you the freedom to confirm your own beverages and caterer, or alternatively, they are also happy to make a recommendation from their fabulous network of suppliers. With a full kitchen and bathrooms on site, there really aren’t any hidden extras to worry about.

Kuitpo Hall, Kuitpo Forest, Reception Venue, Weddings, Fleurieu Peninsula, Tim Day Photography

Photo credit – Tim Day Photography

9. La Grange Estate, Yundi

Another total dry-hire space in the Fleurieu, La Grange is a beautiful private property with a bit of French flair and space to bring in all your own chosen suppliers. Now the choice will be between an authentic delicate Champagne, or a local sparkling white, but that’s completely up to you!

La Grange, Southern Fleurieu Barn. A flexible Wedding ceremony and reception Venue allowing people to BYO drinks and catering.

10. Morning Star, Wistow

While this property was once a well-established hotel for weary travellers, the Morning Star is now privately owned and the gardens and outhouses are being offered as total dry-hire spaces. You can BYO all beverages as well as catering (and they have an al forno oven that can be used for cooking wood-fired pizza).

Morning Star, historic Adelaide Hills wedding venue minutes from Mt Barker, with formal gardens, Bluestone courtyard and rustic stables bar and reception space.

Photo credit – Charles Lynch

11. Mt Beare Station, Mt Compass

Mt Beare Station is a huge private property that has just recently been opened to the public for limited bookings. Being totally dry hire, you can just imagine the drinks options and catering or food trucks.

Mt Beare Station 100 year old iconic sheep station, rustic and private wedding venue not far from McLaren Vale

12. Redwing Farm, Weetulta

Redwing Farm Styled Shoot, Yorke Peninsula Destination Wedding Venue in the South Australian Countryside suitable for ceremony and reception with accommodation on site.

Photo credit – Nadinne Grace Photography

13. Templewood House, Inglewood

Templewood House, Inglewood, Adelaide Hills Wedding Venue, Country Property on the Outskirts of the City, Drinks Service, Flexible Catering Space suitable ceremony and receptions

Photo credit – Two Tell a Tale

14. Tent on a Hill, Blewitt Springs

Tent on a Hill is offered as a dry hire venue, so your options are entirely your own in terms of beverages, set-up and catering. Roll in the cocktail van or secure a local beverage supplier, that’s entirely your choice.

Tent on a Hill, Blewitt Springs, Fleurieu Peninsula, Unique Event Space suitable for open air dinners, tipis and ceremonies, receptions and glamping.

Photo credit – Time with Alex

15. The Barns of Freeling, Freeling

Barns of Freeling, Barossa Valley Barn, Event and Wedding Venue offering a beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremony and reception. All fully flexible in both catering and drinks.

Photo credit – Becc Vidovich Photography.

16. The River Block, Bookpurnong

The River Block, complete dry hire wedding venue in the Riverland with luxury accommodation

17. Tipi Lane, McLaren Vale

Tipi Lane HQ Our Place, McLaren Vale Fleurieu Peninsula Dry Hire Venue allowing BYO Catering and Beverages

Photo credit – Deb Saunders Photography

18. Villa Vineyards, Currency Creek

Villa Vineyards – a super cool space that oozes festival-vibes is the total BYO dream. You have total flexibility regarding all your suppliers – bring in your own beverages or alternatively use their family connection to add on a superb wine package.

Villa Vineyards is a country vineyard with rustic charm offering full flexibility in hire for weddings.

Photo credit – Shot from the Heart Photography

19. Waverley Estate, Port Elliot

Set on 4 acres in the gorgeous coastal town of Port Elliot, Waverley Estate offers you space and flexibility to bring that next-level-party to your reception. They allow BYO beverages, and with plenty of spaces to play with, there’ll be room to put that cute drinks van.

Waverley Estate Port Elliot historic property perfect for weddings minutes from the beach 4 acres suited to marquees and pool side receptions

Photo credit – Luke Simon Photography

20. Werner Vineyards, Willunga

A place to make your own. Werner Vineyards is not your typical winery, there is not a cellar door or hoards of people but instead there is calm, space and a few rows of Shiraz with a beautiful view.

Werner Vineyards, flexible Willunga Wedding Venue in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula offering byo beverages and cateringPhoto credit – Kathy Poulios Photography

21. White Hill Estate, McLaren Vale

A dry hire facility, White Hill Estate leaves you complete control over your experience. Choose your own beverage supplier and White Hill Estate can recommend a variety of preferred caterers. Of course, you can also source own stylist and event planner too!

White Hill Estate Oliver's McLaren Vale Homestead Wedding Ceremony, Reception, Accommodation, Rustic Barn, Dry Hire Property

Photo credit – Tammy Cooper Photography

22. Woodburn Historic Homestead, Langhorne Creek

Woodburn Historic Homestead is a great venue for those that want the customised handcrafted look and flexibility without the stress. Owner Cindy Westphalen is a highly awarded wedding caterer and brings years of experience to this property something you can see at every corner. Cindy offers a variety of catering packages and allows BYO alcohol ideal for those that want to serve french champagne but can’t bear the retail price points usually associated with it.

Woodburn Historic Homestead, Fleurieu Peninsula Wedding Venue, Langhorne Creek Farm property now offering weddings.

Photo credit – Chasing Eve Photography

23. 47 Quarry, Willunga

The ultimate DIY dry hire space, 47 Quarry gives you the complete freedom to bring your own beverages as well as catering and all your styling masterpieces.

47 Quarry, Willunga Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue. Fully flexible space on the Fleurieu Peninsula allowing couples to BYO drinks and catering

Photo credit – Goldlight Photography

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