Weddings are one of those very personal affairs, where desires differ so greatly from one couple to the next. So many decisions to make, with often very little choice. And catering is one of those oh-so-important decisions. Sometimes it can be the difference between choosing one venue over another.
There are great benefits to choosing a venue that offers flexible catering arrangements – hello food trucks! You really can have your cake and eat it. What about that burrito van you’re always banging on about to your friends? Or your fiancé’s favourite gourmet hot dog van? We say YES!
Sometimes, you can even supplement a venue’s main catering services – we’re thinking fresh fried donuts, or strawberries and ice-cream (or both)!
Below is a list of our favourite venues that offer the flexibility for you to add that edgy element to your catering.
Whilst wine is available in house with a very reasonable minimum spend, Fleurieu Cherries are flexible and allow you to supply your own beers, soft drinks and accompaniments as well as selecting your choice of caterers or even food trucks.
Catering is offered through preferred caters who customise seated, canapé and casual menus to taste and can be paired with Ivybrook’s very reasonable beverage packages. If a caterer is not up your alley, they also offer the option for food trucks.
This chic Adelaide Hills venue is offered for intimate weddings of up to 60 guests. Jura House offers couples full flexibility in selecting their own wines, preference of caterers and suppliers.
This soon-to-be VENYU exclusive property on the skirts of the Clare Valley is an absolute stunner and offers couples in-house catering through a preferred supplier, as well as the option food trucks. The full listing is coming soon – watch this space!
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.
One of Australia’s most awarded boutique wineries this 90-hectare property is a couple’s dream, Lake Breeze allows you to customise your day, including your catering options.
Tent on a Hill is offered as a dry hire venue, so your options are entirely your own in terms of set-up, catering and beverages. Bring in that seductive clear marquee, big open tipi tent, or simply have a beautiful unplugged dinner under the stars. Roll in the food trucks or lock in a remote caterer to serve you a gourmet plated menu, that’s entirely your choice.
While most people wouldn’t turn their nose up at in-house wood fired pizzas, Smiling Samoyed allows food trucks as well, so you can have the best of both worlds. Think multiple food trucks, vibrant spaces, craft beers and ciders on tap, live music and a great celebration.
A dry hire facility, White Hill Estate leaves you complete control over your experience. We love that Oliver’s partner with a variety of preferred caterers offering everything from gourmet plated menus to wood fired pizza. Of course, you can also source own alcohol, stylists and event planners. There is no cookie cutter here, only unique celebrations fitting of your personality and budget.
Offering 800 sqm of manicured lawn surrounded by gardens and ocean views Aldinga Bay Bungalows truly is the perfect blank canvas for those wanting a DIY wedding. 100% BYO access allows you the option to bring in all your own catering (including food trucks), decor and alcohol.
The layered garden provides many different intimate spaces for guests including a wide gravelled laneway which is wrapped by large hedges and seasonal foliage. 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 fun alternative food truck selections.
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 strong possibilities.
Bungala House venue hire includes exclusive use of the property, and allows couples select their own caterer, suppliers and BYO beverages with full flexibility.