Wedding Catering – Newcastle, NSW
From mouth-watering finger foods, to three-course menus and even food trucks, your wedding menu is in good hands with our top-rated wedding caterers
Fennel and Co Catering
Mayfield West, NSW
Nothing can quite top a great wedding day like good food can. With Fennel and Co Catering, all aspects of wedding dining are wonderfully looked after – be it a delicious banquet, scrumptious canapes or marvellous grazing stations!
They believe in simple pairings of fresh and seasonal food. Couple this with attentive and friendly customer service, along with catering for dietary requirements, and it’s pretty hard to pass them over when it comes to your wedding catering needs.
Sprout catering always considers the needs of the bride and groom when they finalise a wedding menu. Their portfolio is diverse, and they cater for a plethora of wedding styles, palates and budgets with their bespoke packages.
Along with their great team, the end goal is to serve delicious food at your wedding and ensure your peace of mind.
They pride themselves with being the best pick in the Newcastle area for your wedding day catering requirements.
Hot Rock Events and Catering
One of Newcastle’s most respected wedding caterers, Hot Rock Catering and Events offers tailored packages for weddings. They have a knack for conceptualising curated menus, which can even be adapted to themed concepts!
If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of celebrating a wedding, Hot Rock Catering and Events can guarantee a minimal carbon footprint on this special day – including local organic produce, sustainable seafood and compostable cutlery too.
Mayfield West, NSW
This award-winning Newcastle wedding caterer has been a crowd favourite for over 25 years. They have six “Wedding Bells” menu options for you to pick from, but these can be easily altered to suit your personal preferences too.
Essentially a mobile catering service, Cater Force believes that their strength lies in their simple yet delicious food that will please the most discerning diner.
The force is strong with this one!
Billy Goat Catering
Food that you love! – that is what Billy Goat Catering strives to achieve.
This boutique Newcastle-based catering service believes in making your catering visions a reality on your wedding day. They work towards customising packages and always deliver flavour-packed dishes, served by their passionate and professional staff.
With 20+ years of global catering experience, rest assured you’re in safe hands for your wedding menu with Billy Goat Catering.
With over three decades of catering experience, it’s safe to say that Chardonnay Catering knows exactly what they’re doing when it comes to food! Their motto is all about serving fantastic food that adds great fun to create happy memories.
Specialising in weddings and other formal events, they believe in delivering their services in a helpful and friendly manner. No matter how large or small, this is a catering service you can wholeheartedly place your trust in.
The Wilderness Chef
Skip the ‘middleman’ when it comes to your wedding catering with the expert team at The Wilderness Chef.
They can cater for any location for any number of guests and are guaranteed to grant you an unforgettable dining experience. They don’t even need kitchen facilities to make their magic happen! Create a tailored package that suits your crowd and location and they can easily make it a reality.
Wild Ivory Mobile Bar
Let Wild Ivory Mobile Bar make your wedding day extra special. Their gorgeously renovated BYO mobile bar, can ensure a stress-free beverage service for your wedding.
Providing the entire bar operation including RSA, glassware, ice, personalised signage, hire items, lawn games, and so much more.
With packages starting from just $800, they believe in providing a premium service for an affordable cost. Check them out on Instagram, Facebook, or their website for more information.
Wedding bells may be ringing but there are always hungry bell-ies waiting to be fed! Dvine Catering is Newcastle’s answer to doing wedding catering in style with the right bit of funk!
Specially curated sophisticated menus for your guests’ and your refined palates with delicious small bites, standing meal offerings, feasting tables and delectable desserts! It’s a feast for the eyes AND your tastebuds!
What Is Included When You Hire A Wedding Caterer?
Wedding catering is an important part of your big day – for the way to your guests’ hearts are definitely through their stomachs. Finding and booking your wedding caterer is, for sure, one big task to cross off of your wedding checklist.
Across Newcastle, you will find different caterers have different inclusions in their wedding catering packages. While some adhere to a traditional wedding banquet, many others offer roving menus or even food stations to get your guests mingling instead of being served to your guests at their tables.
No matter which one you pick, make sure you have substantial canapés organised for guests who feel particularly peckish before the mains arrive.
As part of a wedding catering package, in most cases, you’ll be guaranteed table service by uniformed staff, as well as plates, glasses, stainless-steel cutlery and matching serviettes as part of the deal.
The banquet and seated-and-served options are the most popular but, of late couples have been opting to set up stations serving their favourite foods too.
Most often, beverages are not included in your standard catering packages but can be added-on at an additional cost. If you do book for beverage service, rest assured, your package will also include bar staff, ice and glasses.
The options are plenty and it is challenging to zero in on one wedding caterer who will be able to match your palates, budgets and requirements. Without a doubt, this is the one aspect of the wedding that guests will be open to critiquing the most, so you must ensure that your wedding caterers know exactly how to get the job done!
How To Choose A Wedding Menu Your Guests Will Love?
The nuptial nom-noms are a BIG DEAL! In most cases, it is the difference between guests saying it was a good wedding to parading about claiming they attended the best wedding ever! Now, who wouldn’t want to be the couple behind the latter?
Wedding catering is so multi-dimensional. Most couples want to play it safe with menus which are tried and tested but others really try to up the quirk factor when it comes to food.
Speak to your wedding caterer if you have a unique requirement (think lolly buffet, noodle stations, DIY cupcake designing table, or make your own fajita or taco bar) and they will definitely be able to help you out with it.
We’ve all been to weddings serving prawn cocktails, but since we are talking about wedding finger foods that we want your guests (and you) to truly love, why not think a little outside the box. While choosing your hors d’oeuvres or canapes, keep in mind that you must be as inclusive as possible to cater to dietary restrictions. We personally love a good mix of the flavourful Middle-Eastern and Oriental cuisines in our wedding finger foods, as well as options for vegetarian, non-seafood lovers etc.
When it comes to your main wedding menu, forget the mantra of less is more. In this case, it is not. People tend to be quite narrow when it comes to their personal preferences in food so make sure you get a healthy mix of choices in there. Usually a chicken and red meat dish are good choices for alternate serves. If you choose a fish for one course such as entrée then try to choose a different protein for the main or vice versa. As for the wedding drinks menu, we urge you to look for the package with the premium options and splurge a little – after all, this is your big day!
How To Achieve Delicious Wedding Catering On A Budget?
Are you struggling to get delicious wedding catering options within your wedding budget? Here are a few tips to ensure that you get maximum bang for your buck on the most special day of your life. Wedding catering on a budget is not a distant dream – it is definitely something you can transform into a reality.
The first and possibly most helpful tip is to perhaps explore wedding caterers other than the ones suggested by your wedding location. The locations which push in-house catering tend to show you restricted options which may be a little pricier than independently hiring your wedding caterer.
Fewer staff means reduced costs – but how could you use this to your benefit? Think about it, if you have roving service of your appetisers during the reception, you’ll need at least 3 waitstaff going around for even the smallest of venues. Add a ‘serve-yourself’ style appetiser station and you’re surely going to be saving a little. And a little goes a long way, another money-saving tip when it comes to appetisers is to only choose two (perhaps one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian?).
And our favourite method to cut down wedding catering costs and still have delicious food is to think about skipping the traditional three course meal. Perhaps drop dessert and serve your wedding cake as the third course, look at serve yourself food stations or wedding food truck hire (more on that below) or go with substantial canapes instead of a sit-down meal and enjoy a feast of a smorgasbord of your favourite foods!
Why Food Truck Weddings Can Be An Awesome Catering Idea?
Food trucks have gone from just being seen at markets and fairs to becoming a fairly mainstream wedding catering option! In addition to being quirky and extremely fun for guests, they can potentially save you a truck load of money. A food truck at your wedding is an especially good option if you happen to have a Summer ceremony!
Food truck hire for weddings need not cover your entire menu, but just a category in addition to the traditional wedding caterer. The most popular option is to get dessert food trucks for weddings. This could be churros, ice-creams, doughnuts or crepes – absolutely anything that you fancy. But that’s not all, BBQ food trucks are a rage at weddings too.
The only thing you need to keep in mind when you hire a food truck to supplement your wedding catering is to make sure you have enough arrangements for seating around the truck for people to enjoy their food truck fare. Finalise your menu beforehand, ensure they get cutlery needed for their stall and don’t forget to give them a heads up about how many people will be at the wedding. Nothing worse than guests leaving disappointed because they couldn’t get to try dessert!
If you keep these tips in mind, a food truck hire is a great option for weddings!