8 Melbourne Wedding Menus That Are Actually Delicious
By Amelia Scatigno /Melbourne Venue Expert
Tue 21st Feb 2023 Wedding Venues
When it comes to wedding menus, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every couple is different and every wedding is unique, so it’s important you find a menu that reflects your individual tastes and preferences. Luckily, if you’re tying the knot in Melbourne, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
From award-winning in-house chefs to specialist catering teams hired for the occasion, the city’s top wedding venues know how to deliver. Whether you’d prefer a formal sit-down meal or a casual finger buffet for your outdoor drinks reception, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 8 of the best Melbourne wedding menus that you and your guests are sure to love.
Menus at this contemporary warehouse venue are designed and executed by leading caterer Damm Fine Food. For standing receptions, opt for waiter-served canapés on Alto’s outdoor terrace or delicious antipasto tables so guests can help themselves.
Alternatively, why not wine and dine in style with a multiple course feast? All dishes are made with seasonal ingredients, and the roasted Wagyu sirloin with creamy herb mash comes highly recommended. Tables can also be arranged to make the most of the venue’s great city views.
With multiple function rooms and an all-weather terrace overlooking the Yarra River, Metropolis is a top choice for city weddings. And when it comes to catering, this industrial-style loft has one of the best Melbourne wedding menus going.
Their in-house chefs create bespoke menus showcasing an array of colourful Asian and Indian dishes, and complementary wines. Or if you want a more laidback celebration, how about a cannoli cart and refreshing lemon lavender fizz? A great option for sweet-toothed couples!
If you’re looking for a Melbourne wedding venue with great food and bags of period charm, then look no further. The Victorian-inspired George Ballroom boasts ornate ceilings and distressed walls – the perfect backdrop for post-wedding dinner dances.
Choose a multi-course menu and you’ll enjoy tasty entrées like crispy Otway pork belly, followed by lamb rump and asparagus spears for main. Alternatively, live food stations manned by Damm Fine Food’s top chefs are sure to impress your guests.
4. Prince Deck
Just minutes from St Kilda Beach, this tree-lined venue is the perfect spot for summer weddings. The outdoor deck with bay views is great for drinks receptions with grazing tables or canapés. Inside, there’s also a cosy dining room with resident sommelier to help with your wine pairings.
Better yet, all of Prince Deck’s Melbourne wedding menus are designed in collaboration with nearby farms. As a result, everything from the tuna crudo to the veggie gnocchi with pumpkin pesto and wild mushrooms contains locally sourced ingredients.
Located 55 floors up in the striking Rialto Tower, Vue de Monde has won several awards for its food. There are also three event spaces for you to choose from, each with opulent dark interiors and wraparound views.
When it comes to catering, the venue’s executive chef specialises in authentic European and seasonal Australian cuisine. Dishes range from extravagant 5 course meals to bite-sized canapés – the cured king fish with avocado combo is a real hit!
6. Jardin Tan
Situated at the heart of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Jardin Tan is loved by nature lovers and food connoisseurs alike. Opt for champagne and canapés on the secluded garden deck, or take things up a notch with a more formal wedding dinner inside.
Either way, you can look forward to eclectic southeast Asian menus bursting with flavour. Typical dishes include things like steamed ocean trout with soy, ginger and spring onions – hand-picked from the venue’s own kitchen garden. Custom wine and cocktail packages can also be arranged.
7. Q Events
Searching for bright and airy Melbourne wedding venues with great food? Then Q Events is a worthy contender. It even has movable walls so you can open up the space for sit-down meals. Or you can create an intimate room for drinks at the cocktail bar and optional champagne tower.
In-house wedding coordinators are on hand to help you organise a bespoke menu, with tastings available to help you decide. The pan-seared Atlantic salmon fillet with quinoa, herb salad and punchy mango and chilli salsa is definitely worth a try!
Owned by MasterChef judge Andy Allen and partners, Three Blue Ducks promises Melbourne wedding menus to die for. In fact, if you love smoky flavours and craft ales, then this cosy waterfront venue with rotisserie and charcoal pit is a no-brainer.
The focus is on shared plates like Portuguese paprika chicken with peppers or succulent lamb shoulder seasoned with rosemary. However, there’s also a pizza oven on-site, plus optional grazing tables and late night snacks too. So whatever you fancy, you won’t be disappointed!