When it comes to planning your big day, here at Urban List we’re of the opinion that the food and drink should never be an afterthought. Between the venue, the florals, the bridesmaid dresses, party favours, the celebrant, and the seating plan—figuring out what your nearest and dearest with sip and dine on as you celebrate can feel like a daunting task.
That’s where we come in. Here, we’ve unearthed the best of the best wedding caterers throughout Australia, suited to any kind of wedding style, from cool DIY nuptials to extravagant ceremonies with all the trimmings.
Here are the best wedding caterers of 2022.
Various Locations Australia Wide
Gathar is an incredible Australia-wide private chef and catering platform guaranteed to up the ante on your wedding feast. Headlined by a community of amazing chefs and cooks, with Gathar, you're able to choose from a collection of curated menus, chefs' signature menus, or even design your own custom menu for the big day. Whether you're after a private chef experience and a stunning sit-down lunch, or you want the most 'Grammable grazing table to have ever existed, Gathar is the perfect solution. Check out Gathar here.
Perfect for: DIY weddings
Over in WA, Perth's Beaumonde Catering has been in the business for over 30 years. They are the exclusive caterer at two stunning venues—Beaumonde on the Point on the fringe of the Perth CBD is a spectacular waterfront ballroom, while the Point Bar & Grill is a more relaxed, rooftop venue enjoying views of the sparkly Swan River. They're also a panel caterer for a huge selection of other iconic Perth venues—like the Art Gallery of WA, the Perth Mint, the Government House Ballroom, The Goods Shed, Freemantle Prison, and more. Menus can be tailored to suit any wedding theme, from cocktails at sunset, to grazing stations, and opulent banquets. Check out Beaumonde here.
Perfect for: Grand affairs, epic venues
Various Locations Australia Wide
Launched back in 1962, Peter Rowland has been creating memorable wedding menus for generations. Their collection of timeless wedding venues ticks off gothic churches like Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent, country wedding hot spots like Belgenny Farm in NSW, and the picturesque Willow and Stone Estate in regional Victoria. Despite being one of the more established caterers in the biz, their menus are both timeless on trend, including anything from classic banquets to low-key grazing tables, and fully plant-based dinners. Read more here.
Perfect for: Classic and timeless weddings, beautiful venues
For a pared-back celebration with a sunset in Naples feel, Sydney's Aplenty is perfection. The ultra-cool catering business was founded in the midst of 2020 lockdowns, crafting picnic packs for holed-up Sydneysiders and hosting virtual pasta-making classes. Now though, Aplenty caters for events small and large, delivering delightful grazing tables filled with impeccable seasonal produce. It's a good food in good company vibe, which we dig. Read more here.
Perfect for: DIY weddings, picnic weddings, cocktail weddings
What started out as one of Sydney's most popular cafes, is now a collection of fairy-tale-like wedding venues, complete with beautiful catering. From banquets to buffets and cute cocktail-style affairs, The Grounds can do it all—they even have a team of wedding planners to help guide you through the process. Their intricately decorated venues will give you the Vogue editorial wedding look, minus having to source and set up the venue yourself. Their newest venue, The Eveleigh, is absolutely breathtaking. Read more here.
Perfect for: Fairy tale weddings
Sydney And Regional NSW
Led by a husband and wife duo with a wealth of experience and culinary expertise from all around the world, Bev's Catering is a crowd favourite for Sydney weddings. The team is able to cater to intimate receptions and behemoth weddings for 500 guests; and they're also able to service parts of regional NSW too, like the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Southern, Highlands, and the South Coast. There is a range of menus to choose from, including wedding cakes, brunch canapes, and supper boxes. Check it out here.
Perfect for: DIY weddings, garden weddings
With over 20 years of experience in the catering biz, Bespoke Caterers know what's up. These guys specialise in high-end private events with a range of classic catering options on offer, all of which can be tailored to suit your wedding style and budget. Bespoke ticks off everything from cocktail canapés, to buffet dining services, and a full-blow a la carte set-up with your own waiter and your own personal chef. More info is here.
Perfect for: Classic and timeless weddings
Image credit: The Grounds, Jasmin Sleeman for Gathar, Peter Rowland, Aplenty, The Grounds
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