Self Catering Wedding Venues in NSW

Looking for a self-catering wedding venue? Here are 18 highly recommended self catering wedding venues in NSW. They've all been endorsed by industry professionals including the state's best wedding caterers, photographers and celebrants.

Self catering venue hire at these properties typically includes exclusive access to the entire venue and any commercial kitchen areas and cool rooms onsite. If you're looking for an epic spot for a relaxed, BYO food & beverage style celebration with food trucks and mobile bars, these 18 self cater wedding locations offer an absolutely spectacular blank canvas setting.

These are the most recommended self cater wedding venues in NSW.

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Top 18 Self Cater Venues In NSW

St Josephs Guesthouse - Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains
1. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

St Joseph's Guesthouse is an award winning heritage wedding venue built in the ruins of a 160 year old church. The unique 5 bedroom, 3 level stone building is surrounded by tranquil farmland and bush and offers the ideal all-in-one location for intimate day-time weddings.

An affordable flat venue hire fee includes exclusive access to the building, accommodation and grounds so you have time to DIY wedding preparations and then relax for a day or two post celebrations. There's an ideal area for food trucks on the grounds and the owner will assist in local area vendors. 

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Eleven Eighty Self Cater Wedding Venue
2. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 80
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is a little 3 acre country property with a beautiful rustic courtyard and 4 eclectic indoor spaces for small DIY & BYO weddings. There's an old school hall that seats 50, a barn that seats 30 and a train carriage for micro weddings of up to 20 guests. The courtyard easily seats 80 with space for food trucks and there's a commercial catering kitchen.

One of the great things about Eleven Eighty is its extensive prop shed which comes with all the furniture and tableware you need to style a unique and relaxed wedding, like timber tables and velvet lounges. You can also make use of the Argentinian BBQ during your stay, which comes fully stocked with wood.

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Self catering venue hire Mount Rivers
3. The Lodge At Mount Rivers

  • Location: 38 Lawrences Road, Mount Rivers, NSW 2311
  • Capacity: 250
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16 + camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Lodge at Mount Rivers offers self catering venue hire for weddings and private events on the banks of the Peterson River. The 6 bedroom/4 bathroom homestead is nestled on a 200 acre mountain retreat in the Upper Hunter Valley and is the perfect destination for private parties in the great outdoors. 

A spacious riverfront lawn is an ideal spot for open air dining under the stars and a marquee or tipis can be hired through the venue for sheltered options. The house also has two large dining rooms and a poolside entertaining area suitable for smaller weddings or for pre & post wedding events. Camping permitted. Pet friendly.

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BYO Catering Venue Berry NSW
4. Linnaeus Farm Berry

  • Location: 599 Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 2 - 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: DIY/BYO

Linnaeus Farm is one of the few luxury wedding venues that allows external catering in NSW and is based just south of Sydney in the popular getaway town of Berry. The 5 bedroom estate can be hired weddings & events with a maximum of 30 guests and the grounds feature an entertainment barn perfect for a lunch or dinner event.

The 3.5 hectare estate is exclusive yours for two nights and comes with use of a resort style swimming pool, a Petanque Court, a one-of-a-kind kids playground that they'll never forget, an orchard & olive grove that offer a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos and a lake house and pair of Fig Trees that are idyllic settings for wedding ceremonies.  

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Fig Tree Park is a new BYO wedding venue on the South Coast
5. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: Tilba NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

Fig Tree Park is a brand new DIY & BYO wedding venue in the Sapphire Coast region. Located just 2 minutes to the beach, Fig Tree Park is an ideal spot for a destination wedding with all your favourite peeps and it's also perfect for small weddings and elopements. 

Celebration areas include an elegant homestead, vine covered arbours, rose gardens and expansive lawns overlooking surrounding countryside to the ocean. You can set up a marquee near beautiful old fig trees or simply pop tables onto the lawn.

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country wedding venue figbird
6. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 150+
  • Accommodation: 2 cottages sleep 8

With venue hire from just $4,500 Figbird Cottage is one of the best value self-cater wedding venues in NSW. Relaxed spaces include English style country gardens and an elegant European marquee with adjoining manicured lawns perfect for drinks & games or a fully seated outdoor reception.  

Wedding packages include a day hire option or 3 day/2 night package deal with accommodation for 8 in 2 cottages. All furniture & tableware for ceremony and reception venue set up is included free of charge, plus festoon & fairy lighting and a bunch of other extras. You will not need a furniture hire budget.

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Self Catering Wedding Venue Seven Hills
7. Lords Estate

  • Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
  • Capacity: 2 - 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive or DIY/BYO

Lords Estate is one of the few self catering venues in Sydney and being a private chapel set within an urban meadow, is also one of the city's most unique wedding locations. The 140 year old chapel has been refurbished with white wash walls and polished timber floors and comes with removable pews allowing for self styled ceremonies or receptions with up to 50 guests.

Outside the chapel are spacious lawns, a private meadow and gardens surrounding the property's historic rectory. Self catered wedding receptions or post ceremony drinks can be hosted in the gardens and marquees are permitted. The rectory also has a private dining room, drawing room (great for elopements) and whiskey room where you can hire a private chef for small weddings with up to 10 guests.

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Self Catered Venue Hire Dantosa
8. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Self catering venue hire is available at Dantosa Estate, a private retreat in the heart of the Blue Mountains world heritage National Park. This 9 acre estate features two seperate cottages sleeping up to 18 guests, the largest of which has a private dining room seating up to 60 guests.

The park-like grounds at Dantosa Estate are completely encircled in native bushland offering a private setting for outdoor weddings with views over the property's pretty lake. Marquees are welcome onsite and can be pitched on the tennis court to save on floor hire costs. 

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Private Catering Venue Footprints Farm
9. Footprints Farm

  • Location: 192 Jones Road, Eungai Rail, NSW 2441
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Footprints Farm is an affordable and relaxed camping venue perfect for self catered weddings. The 300 acre property is situated on the Mid North Coast between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and offers a picturesque setting for weddings centred around a 5 acre spring fed lake.

The Boat Shed is a unique event space that offers the rustic vibe of a farm venue with the light & airy atmosphere of an outdoor marquee. The owner also has two tipis that can pitched beside the lake, or for dining under the stars there's a huge Moreton Bay Fig tree which can be dressed in festoon lights. Guests can bring their own camping gear or the owner can assist in arranging a glamping village.

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Midginbil Self Cater Wedding Venue
10. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: Midginbil - Northern Rivers, NSW
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+

Midginbil Eco Resort is a 3 day wedding venue immersed in a sub-tropical rainforest setting with accommodation for all of your wedding guests. Wedding receptions are self catered in the barn or outdoors, and you can bring food trucks onsite.

One of the great things about Midginbil is the ability to celebrate with all of your loved ones over several days without needing to sell your left leg to pay for it. The affordable venue hire fee allows guests to pay for their own accommodation and you cater for your wedding thereafter to your own budget.

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Self catering venue Berry
11. Far Meadow Cottage

  • Location: 450b Coolangatta Road, Berry, NSW 2535
  • Capacity: 30
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Location Hire: $4,500+

Far Meadow Cottage is one of the only external catering wedding venues in NSW to be housed within a fully furnished & licensed restaurant with commercial kitchen facilities. This intimate function space is located beside Far Meadow Cottage in Berry and can added to hire of the cottage for small wedding receptions with up to 30 guests. Wedding ceremonies can be hosted in the cottage gardens where there are also beautiful photo opportunities.

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BYO catering venue Leura

12. Leuralla Amphitheatre

  • Location: 41 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

With stunning views over the iconic Jamison Valley, Leuralla Amphitheatre and the adjoining outdoor function area is one of the most scenic self catering venues in Australia. The secluded location can be booked for your private use through Kyle & Emily at Blue Mountains Weddings and dry venue hire packages include ceremony hire, reception hire or both.

Leuralla Amphitheatre is the perfect location for a simple post-wedding celebration that's not a full reception. You can BYO catering & drinks or hire finger food caterers to serve light refreshments following your nuptials. Alternatively, a cocktail or seated reception can be hosted on the lawn, and due to the wilderness location is best concluded during daylight hours.

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Goolawah Retreat Self Cater Venue
13. Goolawah Bush Retreat

  • Location: Mid North Coast NSW
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 30

Goolawah Bush Retreat is a stunning rustic retreat located on 28 acres of natural bushland with a stunning leafy outlook and ocean views. There are 5 cabins onsite that sleep up to 30 guests so that you can hire the entire retreat for your exclusive use for the weekend. 

Wedding packages are DIY & BYO allowing you to bring your own caterers and beverages. You get use of the Pavilion and Courtyard for covered indoor/outdoor all-weather receptions and the ability to have your first dance under the stars. Festoon lighting, a fire pit and outdoor furniture is provided with venue hire.

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Willow Farm self caterwedding venue

14. Willow Farm

  • Location: Berry - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Willow Farm is all about relaxed, country weddings where you have exclusive access to 160 picturesque acres for the entire weekend. Versatile & interconnected venues include a rustic entertainment shed, a marquee site with area for lawn games, a yoga barn that doubles as a wet weather ceremony venue and waterfront ceremony spots at the dam and secluded creek.

The Entertainment Shed caters for wedding receptions of up to 100 guests and you can hire a marquee to cater for up to 130. BYO caterers & alcohol or request to have organised for you.

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Growwild Self Cater Wedding Venue
15. Growwild Wildflower Farm

  • Location: Alpine - Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 145
  • Accommodation: Cabins + mansion next door

Growwild Wildflower Farm is a registered sanctuary with the Wildlife Land Trust and features 25 picturesque acres of wildflower gardens and native bushland. Wedding packages include a highly affordable 24 hour hire fee that includes exclusive use of the grounds with multiple ceremony & reception area options.

An elevated permanent marquee caters for wedding receptions of up to 145 guests and smaller barn is ideal for rustic micro weddings. Growwild is a very elegant but also budget-friendly venue where you can BYO alcohol & catering. The owners got married here themselves in 2019 and loved the place so much they bought it afterwards.

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DIY catering venue Monkey Creek
16. Monkey Creek Cafe & Gallery

  • Location: 227 Chifley Road, Dargan, NSW 2786
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Monkey Creek Cafe & Gallery are a pair of self catering function venues situated side by side with sweeping views over the Hartley Valley and Wollemi Wilderness Area. The site's commercial kitchen is located within the cafe, which has tables & chairs to seat 30 guests and accommodation for two guests in an upstairs loft.The Gallery comes as a complete blank canvas to furnish as you please.

Additional accommodation for up to 20 guests is available through the owner, who has an Airbnb 2 minutes walk from the venue. A further 15 minute walk along a private bush track at the Airbnb is a secret wedding ceremony venue in a private cave.

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Own catering wedding venue Glencara
17. Glencara Country Estate

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 + glamping/camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

With a unique rustic maze, quirky garden rooms featuring riddles and games, and options for indoor & outdoor wedding receptions, Glencara is an ideal location for DIY & self catered weddings. The 10 hectare working farm is situated between Young & Grenfell in the Hilltops region of NSW and is immersed in vibrant crops of canola in Spring & lush wheat fields in Autumn.

Tables & chairs can be set up in the gardens or under a marquee that the owner will assist in hiring. The property also has a gorgeous rustic barn that seats up to 120 guests. All event spaces are BYO catering & drinks.

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Self cater wedding location Tilba
18. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

One of the best country venues where you can cater yourself in NSW is Mountain View Farm, named in reference to Mount Gulaga which overlooks the property's rustic sheds, paddocks and daisy fields. Weddings at Mountain View centre around an open-sided dairy shed which adjoins a rustic cattle yard and offers an authentic and affordable location for relaxed farm weddings. 

Next to the dairy shed is an outdoor function space where marquees or tipis can be erected and where food trucks, BBQ's or other self catering vans and vendors can be stationed. Onsite accommodation is available for up to 14 guests within 4 acres of country gardens and additional accommodation is situated in Tilba Tilba just 5 minutes down the road.

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