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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.