Quince Brook is a quaint farm set on the outskirts of Fleurieu Peninsula's Strathalbyn, and this spacious dry-hire venue is now being exclusively offered for weddings through VENYU.
VENYU Recommendations

Food Truck Friendly Venues

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.

1. Fleurieu Cherries, Pages Flat

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.


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

2. Koonowla Wines, Auburn

This beautiful 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 of food trucks.


Koonowla Wines, historic winery wedding venue in SA's Clare ValleyPhoto credit – Evan Bailey Photography

3. 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, www.venyu.com.au Tim Day Photography

Photo credit – Tim Day Photography

4. Lake Breeze, Langhorne Creek

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.


Lake Breeze Wines Langhorne Creek Wedding Venue suitable for ceremony and receptions with indoor and outdoor space for marquees on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Photo credit – Johnst Photography

5. White Hill Estate, McLaren Vale

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.


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

Photo credit – Tammy Cooper Photography

6. Aldinga Secret Garden, Aldinga

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.


Aldinga Secret Garden, Fleurieu Peninsula, Venue for weddings and events, engagement parties and birthday celebrations. Rustic, quirky secret garden offered exclusively through VENYUPhoto credit – Time with Alex

7. 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 strong possibilities.


Secret Horse Stud, Brin Farm, Wedding Venue located just around the corner from Clarendon, Kuitpo Forest and Kangarilla offering flexible spaces, BYO alcohol, catering and suppliers.

Photo credit – Emma Faith Photography

8. Ortus Wines, Willunga

This cool New York loft style hire venue in Willunga is a dry-hire dream, with plenty of space for you to bring in a food truck or two (did someone say spit roast?).


Ortus Wines, a flexible dry hire warehouse-style venue in the countryside of Willunga surrounded by gum trees and vines

Photo credit – Harry Vick.

9. The River Block, Bookpurnong

If you’re on the search for a self-contained Riverland gem, with all the space and flexibility you could hope for, look no further – The River Block ticks every box. You can just about BYO everything to this venue, including your caterer or food trucks.


The River Block styled shoot - splashes of vibrant colour at this complete dry hire wedding venue in the Riverland with luxury accommodation

Photo credit – Dani Bartlett Photography

10. Fox Gordon, The Range

From food trucks to pizza ovens, Fox Gordon is a venue that will happily allow you to pair your choice of caterer with their award-winning wines at their beautifully picturesque venue just a mere 5 minutes from McLaren Vale.


Fox Gordon Wines, Kuitpo Forest, McLaren Vale. Wedding venue offering incredible views and a space that allows for marquees

11. Villa Vineyards, Currency Creek

Villa Vineyard is a country vineyard owned by a family with a long history in the area, and the venue itself is located on 60-acres of beautiful green space. The dedicated reception space, the Tractor Shed, is ideal for hosting an evening wed-fest with your own food trucks dishing out the goods.


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

12. Werner Vineyards, Willunga

If the gum-studded amphitheatre wasn’t enough to get you excited about this venue, how about the fact the owner is also an event manager and stylist? Werner Vineyards is another venue that allows you complete catering freedom – wheel those food trucks on in!


Werner Vineyards, flexible Willunga Wedding Venue in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula offering byo beverages and catering

Photo credit – Davish Photography

13. The Barns of Freeling

Another exclusive VENYU property, the Barns of Freeling is a wide-open Barossa beauty with both space and views. You have complete freedom when it comes to your catering supplier.


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 – Davish Photography

14. Redwing Farm

VENYU’s own exclusive Yorke Peninsula venue, Redwing Farm offers couples a piece of quiet farm life for their special day. Being a completely dry hire space means that you can bring in both your own choice of catering or food vans as well as beverage suppliers.


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

Photo credit – Davish Photography

15. Sinclair’s Gully, Norton Summit

Standing amongst the candlebark gum forest at Sinclair’s Gully you’d think you were in the heart of the Australian bush, but this epic venue is only a 20 minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD. If that’s not the best bit already, they allow you to BYO caterer, alternatively they are happy to make a recommendation from their own network of amazing suppliers.


Sinclair's Gully Winery, Wedding Venue in the Adelaide Hills offering flexibility for catering, beverages and a casual woodland style feel only 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

Photo credit – Little Car Photography

16. Mt Beare Station, Mt Compass

Mt Beare Station is fully flexible dry hire venue with its historic wool shed and 500 acres of open space, offers all the flexibility when it comes to catering (and beverages too). Even the caterers get to join in on the fun – the kitchen facilities are located within the Blacksmith shop!


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

17. Dudley Wines, Penneshaw

Dreaming of an island wedding? Dudley Wines has got to be one of those locations that will leave you awe struck. Even better that they offer the option to supply your own catering!


Dudley Wines, Kangaroo Island, Weddings, Events, Rustic Farm, Waterfront Views, Modern events space, island wedding

Photo credit – Hannah Walker

18. Vine Shed, McLaren Vale

Vine Shed venue is brand spanking new, has been specially built for weddings and functions, and is of course in keeping with the rest of this list – super flexible when it comes to catering and food trucks. Amen to that!


The Vine Shed Venue, McLaren Vale, purpose built wedding and function venue opening in 2020

19. The Pines, Kuitpo

A 100% dry hire venue, The Pines gives you all the freedom (and space) you need to wheel in those tasty food trucks!


The Pines is a picturesque paddock wedding venue on the edge of the majestic Kuitpo Forest, a dry hire space set on 50 acres, close to accommodation in Willunga and McLaren Vale.

Photo credit – Time with Alex

20. Hughes Park, Watervale

With complete freedom to choose your caterer and plenty of space to park a van or two, Clare Valley’s Hughes Park is without a doubt one of our more popular flexible venues.


Hughes Park is a historic Clare Valley property nestled in the picturesque Skilly Hills, just 2km from Watervale, and now available as a dry hire space for weddings and events.

Photo credit – Kelly Champion Photography

21. Paxton, McLaren Vale

Paxton is one of VENYU’s newest exclusive venues, and with good reason! With their selection of wines already available to select, all that’s left to do is organise your caterer or food truck – pizza anyone?


Famed already for its wine, McLaren Vale's Paxton is now offering their beautiful property for weddings and events exclusively through VENYU, with wine packages and flexible catering.

Photo credit – Tess Newton Photography

22. Velvet and Willow, Auburn

We love our gorgeous garden properties, and Velvet and Willow is certainly no exception. Pair their delicious wines with your food truck of choice and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.


Velvet and Willow is a winery, cafe and cosy wedding venue nestled amongst lush gardens in the heart of Auburn, Clare Valley

Photo credit – Nadinne Grace Photography

23. Penny’s Hill, McLaren Vale

Penny’s Hill is an iconic (but flexible) venue, offering a multitude of choices for your wedding, and also providing you with the option to use their Kitchen Door restaurant or bring in your own caterer or food truck.


Penny's Hill, McLaren Vale Winery Wedding Venue. Full service space offering rustic charm, modern elegance and many different venues on the historic property.

Photo credit – Little Car Photography

24. McLaren Vale Event Centre

The McLaren Vale Event Centre is another venue where catering is available to you, however you also have the choice to bring in your own caterer or food truck


McLaren Vale Event Centre in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region has views and space for large weddings and marquees

25. Lloyd Brothers, McLaren Vale

These guys don’t just do great wine and olives! Offering a luxury bar service alongside multiple stunning event spaces, Lloyd Brothers gives you the option to bring your own caterer or food truck.


Lloyd Brothers, McLaren Vale, Winery, Olive Grove, Modern White Wedding Venue, Fleurieu Peninsula

Photo credit – Time with Alex

26. Quince Brook, Strathalbyn

On the outskirts of Strathalbyn lies Quince Brook – a stunning working farm and totally dry hire property now available for weddings, and of course there is plenty of room for bringing in food trucks galore.


Quince Brook is a quaint farm set on the outskirts of Fleurieu Peninsula's Strathalbyn, and this spacious dry-hire venue is now being exclusively offered for weddings through VENYU.

Photo credit – Mitcha Photography

27. Hardys Tintara, McLaren Vale

Exclusive to VENYU, Hardy’s Tintara is a beautiful combo of old meets new, featuring stone, slate, timber beams and their iconic Moreton Bay fig tree. The best part is that if you bring in a caterer, they full access to their commercial kitchen. But of course their is plenty of room for a food van or truck as well!


Hardys Tintara styled shoot. Operating since 1878 in a converted flour mill on the main street of McLaren Vale, Hardys Tintara is a beautiful rustic wedding venue with lots of history and lush gardens.

Photo credit – Hannah Benwell Photography

28. Glen Lea Homestead, Adelaide Hills

Being a VENYU exclusive, Glen Lea Homestead is only available to a select few couples each year, and being completely flexible with all suppliers (including food trucks), it’s no wonder that this venue is so highly sought after.


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

Photo credit – Johnst Photography

Header image provided by Mitcha Photography

*Article updated September 2021*

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