Our Reception Menus Cater for Groups From 30 to 120 Guests

RECEPTION MENU OPTIONS

We have an extensive range of menu options to cater for everyone's taste. From casual cocktail style menus to full service 4 course meals that is sure to please even the fussiest eaters.
 

Avalon Castle
Wedding Reception Options
& Menus


Avalon Castle offers a wide range of menu and wedding reception options to suit 30 to 120 people.

  • Fantastic communication at a well-kept venue

    I have yet to have my big day (it is later in November) however already the team at Avalon are 5 stars in my books! Fantastic communication, a beautiful and well kept venue as well as reasonable prices have made our dreams a reality.

    I cannot recommend them enough, such an amazing place and seriously so excited for our wedding at Avalon!
  • The Wedding Planners found solutions for every little problem

    Absolutely incredible venue. The owners are very lovely and very extremely helpful. Denise is an amazing gem. She found solutions to every problem and was cheerful and lovely throughout our forgetful process.

    The food is incredible. Great sizes and tastes. And the location speaks for itself. Stunning.

    I could not imagine my wedding day anywhere else.
  • Being able to use the cottage to get ready was fantastic,

    and the morning wedding platter was appreciated too!

    This is a stunning venue in gorgeous surrounds. The gardens are lovely and the place is obviously so loved. The personal touches like seating in the garden, the gazebo they built and the light up tree just make for both special photos but also just lovely gardens to explore. Being able to use the cottage to get ready for the big event was fantastic, love the little touches they have in there, very comfortable and pretty room. The other guest accommodations were bigger than expected and each with their own ensuite is awesome. The beds were comfy and while the theme was present, it was not over the top. Fantastic venue for small-ish weddings. Wonderful staff, great range of food. Cannot believe how much there was to eat throughout the day! A platter for the bridal party before and after the reception was appreciated.

    It was an amazing ceremony. The garden was absolutely gorgeous and is well taken care of so you photos look stunning! The decorating of the Gazebo was phenomenal and was more than I could have hoped.

    Our guest all mentioned how amazingly beautiful the venue was.
  • Service did not miss a beat

    Better than I envisioned. Amazing venue. Amazing food. So many guests made comments about the large portions and amazing quality of meals. Service did not skip a beat!

    Such attentive and friendly staff
  • It is the staff (and possible the Ice cream bar) that makes this place special

    My best friend got married at Avalon Castle yesterday and it was perfect. The venue is stunning, with photo opportunities around every corner.

    The on-site accommodation was comfortable, with all necessities one might need, and plenty of room for the bridal party and close family/friends.  The food served was delicious, and the ice cream bar at the end of dinner was such an amazing idea and loved by everyone.The staff here is what makes this place special. They go above and beyond to ensure the day runs smoothly and will help with anything you might need. I cannot recommend Avalon Castle highly enough. I am so thankful to Yvonne, Aaron and all the staff for helping my best friend have the most magical and special wedding day.

    They genuinely enjoy sharing this special day with everyone involved, and by the end they felt like family.
  • Super impressed with how they accommodated the dietary requirements

    Amazing venue. Had our wedding here recently and we could not have asked for more. The staff were with us every step of the way and were perfect on the day. Of particular note we were super impressed how accommodating they were of the dietary requirements of our guests, ensuring they had good food on par with what everyone else got and even hunting down our vegan friend to make sure she got some canapés. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

Choose from a wide range of options.
From cocktail & 3 course or 4 course

All receptions include beer, wine, soft drinks and tea & coffee served throughout the reception starting after the ceremony in the garden.  Spirits and cider are available for purchase over the bar in the dining room.

Liquor / Drinks Include:
  • Soft Drinks & Juices
  • ¨Beers: Pure Blonde, Pale Ale, Carlton Draught, Carlton Dry and Cascade Premium Light
  • ¨Wines: Sparkling White & Moscato,  Shiraz Red and Sauvignon blanc
  • ¨Coffee and Tea Station with a variety of choices
What you need to know:
  • Pricing and Discounts applied as a per head rate (per person) inc GST
  • Children 4 and under are free
  • Children 5 to 12 years old are 50% off the per head rate.
  • Any professional services working at the reception are charged at 50% off the per head rate.
  • 15% surcharge applies for public holiday. 10% discount applies for the Winter months.
  • Prices are subject to change.

THE ULTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!


The memory of a wonderful dining experience can linger with you for years. We are always evolving and so too, are our menu choices and our dining options.

We offer the follow menu choices but if you have your own ideas, talk to the boss. Yvonne is the castle “Foodie” and she has the most comprehensive knowledge of what each menu consists of.

3 - 4 Course Options

We have set packages for 3/4 course with your chioce of alternating meals with all dietary requirements well catered for, we also offer fully vegan and vegetarian menus allowing but you the flexibility of creating a wedding package that suits your style.

Cocktail Functions

Finger food served over a 4 hour period. We guarantee that your guests will not go hungry

Grazing Stations

Served on our feasting tables. Food styling at its best with a colourful blend of delicate bite-sized portions of fresh food.

Junior Menu

Children love weddings but fancy food brings no joy to toddlers! We have them covered with all the usual kiddie options.

As experienced hosts we aim to exceed your expectations. Everything is taken care of for you! Click here to view other standard inclusions

 
 

Avalon Castle
Has a range of meal choices
for all dietary requirements

 

OPTION 1 - COCKTAIL PARTY RECEPTION

  • Potato Wedges with Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli (V)
  • Herb Crusted Chicken Bites
  • Crumbed Calamari Rings Served with Tartar Sauce
  • Potato Skins with Bacon Salsa and Cheese (GF)
  • Greek Flavoured Lamb Meat Balls (GF)
  • Turkish Pizza Bread (V)
  • Mini Dim Sims Served with Soy Sauce (DF)
  • Crumbed Prawns with Garlic Mayo
  • Beef Sausage Rolls Served with Chutney and Tomato Sauce
  • Honey Soy Chicken Skewers (GF) (DF)
  • Tandoori Chicken Skewers (GF)
  • Vegetable Tempura with A Japanese (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls served with Soy Sauce (V)
  • Vegetable Samosas Served with Sweet Chilli Sauce (V)
  • Pumpkin, Mushroom and Feta Arancini Balls (V)
  • Shots of Pumpkin Soup (GF) (V)
  • Meat balls with Tomato and Sweet chilli sauce
  • Assorted Dumplings
  • Assorted Sandwiches (V)
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese Herb Bites (V)
For 50+ guests. Choose from any 15 canapés from the above and below

  •  Pulled Pork Sliders with Coleslaw (DF)
  • Meat Balls with Tomato & Sweet Chilli Sauce (GF)
  • Mini Beef Burgers with Caramelised Onions
  • Rare Seared Beef with Chutney on Bread (DF)
  • Lamb Spicy Koftas (GF) (DF)
  • Cold Canapés
  • Salmon Fritters with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
  • Assorted Mini Quiches
  • Antipasto Platters
  • Mini Pavlova with Cream and Berries (GF)
  • Fudgy Cherry & Chocolate Brownies
  • Churros with Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate and Raspberry Baked Cheesecake
  • Fresh Fruit Platters
  • Mini Custard Tarts
 

OPTION 2 and 3: 3/4 COURSE TABLE SERVED RECEPTION - Summer Menu

Choice of 4 Canapés

  • Beef Meatballs (GF)
  • Herb Crusted Chicken Bites
  • Crumbed Calamari Rings
  • Potato Skins (GF)
  • Turkish Bread Pizza (V)
  • Assorted Mini Quiches
  • Homemade Sausage Rolls
  • Honey Soy Chicken Skewers (GF)
  • Vegetable Samosas (V)
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)
  • Arancini Bites (V)
  • Assorted Sandwiches
  • Salmon Fritters
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese Bites. (V) (GF)
  • Assorted Sushi
  • Assorted Dumplings
  • Crumbed Prawns
  • Sticky Pork Belly
    Cooked in a sticky marinade, with caramelised carrots, beans, and jasmine rice
  • Arancini Balls (V)
    Mushroom, thyme and goats cheese risotto encased in a crispy panko crumbs, served with aioli
  • Pho Noodle Soup (choice of Chicken or Tofu) GF VG
    Rich clear broth, greens, rice noodles and fresh herbs
  • Salt and Pepper Squid
    Served with mixed green salad and tartare
  • Chargrilled Chicken Salad
    Crispy chargrilled Chicken and mango salad, with fresh herbs
  • Crispy Coconut Prawns
    Crunchy Prawns served with a green papaya and coconut salad and creamy dipping sauce
  • Classic Bruschetta V
    Rustic combination of tomato, basil, red onion and garlic served on sourdough ciabatta topped with sticky balsamic glaze.
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto GF, VG
    Chargrilled vegetables tossed through a rich Napoli sauce base
  • Cannelloni V
    Pasta filled with a traditional mix of spinach, ricotta and fresh herbs, baked in rich napoli sauce topped with melted trio of cheese
  • Thai Beef Salad
    Marinated rare eye fillet served on zesty salad with fresh herbs, chilli and lime
  • More soup options are available on request.
  • BBQ Plum Pork GF
    Sticky and sweet pork loin served with a vibrant apple salad and char-grilled corn pieces
  • Mexican Braised Chicken GF
    Beautiful and rich smokey flavours in a tomato braised chicken breast, served with chargrilled vegetables and a zesty mango salsa
  • Roast Scotch Beef
    Classic roast scotch fillet, with crispy rosemary baby potatoes, seasonal vegetables finished with a red wine jus
  • Crispy Skin Ocean Trout
    Ocean Trout seared with a lemon and dill butter, served with a buckwheat, watercress and asparagus salad.
  • Warm Lamb Salad (Available in vegetarian on request)
    Slow cooked, tender lamb shoulder, roasted beets, cumin spiced pumpkin pieces tossed through an ancient grains and rocket mix, topped with a goats cheese and a sticky balsamic glaze
  • Teriyaki Buddha Bowl
    A stunning collection of vibrant fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs, pickled glass noodles and a sticky sweet teriyaki marinated protein of your choice (chicken, beefor tofu), finished with a house made roasted sesame dressing
  • Cauliflower Curry
    Creamy coconut cauliflower and yellow lenƟl curry served with sauteed greens,jasmine zesty herb rice and papadums
  • Baby Pavlova (GF)
    Baby pavlova, served with fresh fruit and cream
  • Black Forest Brownies
    Fudgy chocolate and cherry brownies, served with cream
  • Berry Cheesecake
    A fruity flavoured baked cheesecake, served with whipped cream
  • Chocolate Mousse (GF)
    Our own rich chocolate mousse with a hint of Kahlua. Served with cream
  • Lemon Tart
    With a macadamia praline and cream
  • Chocolate Mud Cake
    If you are a chocolate lover, you will love this​
  • Apple and Berry Crumble
    Apples and berries under a spicy buttery crumb. Served with ice cream
  • Sticky Date Pudding
    With a butterscotch sauce and ice cream
  • Ice Cream Bar & Wedding Cake
    6 assorted ice cream flavours
  • Toppings
    Crushed Honeycomb, Crushed Oreo's, Milo, 100’s & 1000’s, Mixed Lollies, Toasted almond and coconut
  • Sauces
    Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel

    Wedding Cake will be placed on the tea and coffee station unless served as an upgrade with berries and cream
 

OPTION 2 and 3: 3/4 COURSE TABLE SERVED RECEPTION - Winter Menu

Choice of 4 Canapés

  • Beef Meatballs (GF)
  • Herb Crusted Chicken Bites
  • Crumbed Calamari Rings
  • Potato Skins (GF)
  • Turkish Bread Pizza (V)
  • Assorted Mini Quiches
  • Homemade Sausage Rolls
  • Honey Soy Chicken Skewers (GF)
  • Vegetable Samosas (V)
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)
  • Arancini Bites (V)
  • Assorted Sandwiches
  • Salmon Fritters
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese Bites. (V) (GF)
  • Assorted Sushi
  • Assorted Dumplings
  • Crumbed Prawns
  • Sticky Pork Belly
    Cooked in a sticky marinade, with caramelised carrots, beans, and jasmine rice
  • Arancini Balls (V)
    Risotto balls encased in a crispy panko crumb, served with aioli. Choice of: Mushroom, thyme and goats cheese OR Pumpkin and feta
  • San Choy Bow (GF)
    Chinese inspired chicken mince wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
    Crisp Cos lettuce leaves, with bacon and shaved Parmesan
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto GF VG
    Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables tossed through a rich napoli sauce-based risotto finished with shaved parmesan cheese
  • Cannelloni V
    Pasta filled with a traditional mix of spinach, ricotta and fresh herbs, baked in a rich napoli sauce topped with melted trio of cheese
  • Roast Scotch Fillet (GF)
    Classic roast scotch fillet, with a creamy potato gratin and seasonal vegetables finished with a red wine jus.
  • Braised Lamb Shanks GF
    Tender braised lamb shanks served on a bed of silky potato mash, with honey roasted carrots and greens.
  • Roast Pork (GF)
    Apple cider and tarragon roasted pork, with a creamy potato graƟn, roast pumpkin, seasonal greens and a caramelised apple sauce.
  • Pesto Chicken (GF)
    Chicken breast stuffed with semi-sundried tomatoes and a house made nut-free pesto, baked gently in a creamy white wine sauce. Served with crispy baby roast potatoes and greens
  • Pumpkin Ravioli
    House made butternut squash ravioli with a gorgonzola and sage sauce, topped with a roasted hazelnut crumb.
  • Cauliflower Curry VG
    Creamy coconut cauliflower and yellow lentil curry served with sautéed greens, a jasmine zesty herb rice and papadums.
  • Ocean Trout (GF)
    Baked Ocean Trout served with crispy baby roast potatoes, a pea and chorizo fricassee and a cracked caper sauce.
  • Baby Pavlova (GF)
    Baby pavlova, served with fresh fruit and cream
  • Black Forest Brownies
    Fudgy chocolate and cherry brownies, served with cream
  • Berry Cheesecake
    A fruity flavoured baked cheesecake, served with whipped cream
  • Chocolate Mousse (GF)
    Our own rich chocolate mousse with a hint of Kahlua. Served with cream
  • Tiramisu
    An Italian espresso and mascarpone delight, with delicate sponge fingers.
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
    Decadent chocolate cake with a molten ganache centre, served with a warm berry compote and whipped cream.​
  • Apple and Berry Crumble
    Apples and berries under a spicy buttery crumb. Served with whipped cream
  • Sticky Date Pudding
    With a butterscotch sauce and whipped cream
  • Ice Cream Bar & Wedding Cake
    6 assorted ice cream flavours
  • Toppings
    Crushed Honeycomb, Crushed Oreo's, Milo, 100’s & 1000’s, Mixed Lollies, Toasted almond and coconut
  • Sauces
    Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel

    Wedding Cake will be placed on the tea and coffee station unless served as an upgrade with berries and cream
 

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