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Top Self Catering Venues in Sydney

If you're planning a party and want to bring in your own food or choose to use an outside caterer, there are plenty of self catering venues in Sydney that make it possible. The beauty of this type of venue is that it allows you to be completely flexible when it comes to the type of food served at your event—you can get anything from casual barbeque fare to high-end gourmet cuisine. The possibilities are endless, and we are here to help you find the right venue. Check out some of our favourite self catering venues in Sydney and book the perfect spot in just a few clicks!

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Self Catering Venues Hire Guide

Searching for a self-catering Sydney venue that will make the right fit? Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Is there room for a buffet? One of the easiest ways to serve food to a large party of people is to prepare a buffet table where your guests can come up and fill their plates with the food available. If you choose to do a buffet, you will want to make sure that the venue you choose will have enough room for a buffet line/table.
  • Have a vegetarian option. There are a lot of vegetarians out there, and when you are in charge of the menu it is your responsibility to provide a meal option for them. Consider other possible dietary restrictions your guests may also have.
  • Plan the details. Choosing an event venue and catering service separately can add more work to your schedule, so be detailed and thorough with your planning. Plan out a time when you can go check out the venue before reserving it, as well as a time when you can taste-test the menu from the caterer if you are using one.

Wondering how much it costs to hire a self-catering space in Sydney? We've listed the price ranges below:

  • The most common price structure for self-catering party venues in Sydney is the hire fee – this is one flat rate fee for the use of a venue alone. This price obviously doesn’t include food, as you will be bringing in the food yourself or through an outside catering service. The cost for a hire-fee venue in Sydney usually ranges from $400 for a few hours to $8,000 for an entire day.
  • The per-person price structure is less common for self-catering venues in Sydney. The per-person fee may be found at museums or boat venues that do not provide food but still charge a per-person price. The price range for self-catering venues in Sydney is $25-$70 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.)

FAQs about Self Catering Venues in Sydney

How much food should I have at my event?

The answer depends on the number of guests attending and how many courses are being served. To estimate the amount of food you need, first, determine the number of people who are attending and multiply that by how much food each guest is expected to eat. For example, if there were two appetisers and two entrees, then two people would probably each eat one of those items. If you are hosting a formal dinner party, then it is likely that you want to provide a three-course meal accompanied by wine or sparkling water. However, we recommend having at least 1.5 times the amount of expected guests at your event. This will ensure that you have enough food to go around, and also give you some wiggle room if numbers are higher than anticipated.

What is the best way to keep the food warm if I’m preparing it myself?

Every venue is different in what facilities offer and how flexible they are. Most of the self catering venues already have the necessary facilities, such as a kitchen. These venues also have refrigerators or ovens, so you can store and heat up your food until service time. If the venue doesn't have such facilities, you can use a portable burner, oven or stovetop to heat up the food. And if you have access to electricity in your venue, you can also use an electric warmer. We also strongly recommend getting chafing trays and ethanol gel fuel cans to keep them warm. This will make your buffet look nice and keep the food at the perfect temperature.

Do self catering venues provide dishware?

Luckily, many self catering venues do offer dishware and dining setups as part of their services. However, every venue is different in what they offer and how flexible they are. Most venues at least provide you with tables and chairs, but you should check each venue to specifically see which services and amenities they provide.

Guests Reviews of Self Catering Venues on Tagvenue

Dina E.
Booked The Office Spot at The Office Spot
I highly recommend this venue for anyone looking to host an event! Alberto, the host, was incredibly friendly and accommodating, making the experience enjoyable from start to finish. The location of the venue is also a huge plus, as it is conveniently located near a train station. The space itself is clean, and well-maintained, making it the perfect setting for the type of gathering we had. Overall, I had a fantastic experience renting this venue and would definitely do so again in the future.

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