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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 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.

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, Tim Day PhotographyPhoto 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 – John Krüger

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

6. Aldinga Bay Bungalows, Sellicks Beach

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.

Aldinga Bay Bungalows wedding venue, open air dinner, food truck, drinks van, beach wedding, ocean views, festival, relaxed, marquee style celebration.

Photo credit – Kerry Rose Photography

7. 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

8. 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.

Brin Farm Styled Photo Shoot, Adelaide Hills, Private Horse Stud, Weddings and EventsPhoto credit – Time with Alex.

9. 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.

10. 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, complete dry hire wedding venue in the Riverland with luxury accommodation

11. 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

12. Mollydooker Wines, McLaren Vale

Well known for being the left-handed vintners, Mollydooker Wines are another McLaren Vale venue to pop on the byo-catering shortlist. No need to worry about beverages though, they have got that covered!

Mollydooker, McLaren Vale Wedding and Event Venue and Cellar Door offering flexible catering, marquee weddings and a modern indoor space in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula

13. 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.

14. 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- Kathy Poulios Photography

15. 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 – Evan Bailey Photography

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

Photo credit – Nadinne Grace Photography

17. 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

18. Mt Beare Station, 

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

19. 47 Quarry, Willunga

Tucked away behind Willunga, 47 Quarry is another of VENYU’s exclusive properties. This a beautiful dry hire venue with green spaces as far as the eye can see, and plenty of room. They too are happy for you to supply your own caterer or food truck.

47 Quarry, Willunga Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue. Fully flexible space on the Fleurieu Peninsula allowing couples to BYO drinks and catering

Photo credit – Goldlight Photography

20. 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

21. 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

*Header image credit – Els Morgan

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