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 banquets 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 & buffet to 4 course or banquet

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

Liquor / Drinks Include:
  • Soft Drinks & Juices
  • ¨Beers: Pure Blonde, Pale Ale, Carlton Draught and Cascade Premium Light
  • ¨Wines: Sparkling White & Moscato,  Shiraz Red and Sauvignon blanc
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.
  • 10% 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.

2 - 4 Course Options

We have set packages but you may also enjoy the option of building various courses, allowing you the flexibility of creating a wedding package that suits your style and your budget

Buffet and Table Banquets

In true “Castle” style, banquets are an enjoyable and informal approach to dining in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

Cocktail Functions

Finger food served all night long. 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.

Morning Platters

Get your day started with our signature platters designed specifically for the immediate wedding party

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)
  • Assorted Sandwiches (V)
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese Herb Bites (V)
For 50+ guests. Choose from any 15 canapés

  •  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)
  • Salmon Fritters with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
  • Assorted Mini Quiches
  • Cold Canapés
  • 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 - BUFFET RECEPTION

Choose any 4 canapés

  • Beef Meatballs (GF) (DF)
  • Herb Crusted Chicken Bites
  • Crumbed Calamari Rings (DF)
  • Potato Skins (GF)
  • Turkish Bread Pizza (V)
  • Assorted Mini Quiches
  • Homemade Sausage Rolls
  • Honey Soy Chicken Skewers (GF) (DF)
  • Crumbed Prawns
  • Vegetable Samosas (V) (DF)
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V) (DF)
  • Arancini Bites (V)
  • Assorted Sandwiches
  • Salmon Fritters
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese Bites (GF) (V)
  • 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)

Choice of 5 Sides for up to 50 guests

Choice of 6 Sides for 51 to 80 guests

Choice of 7 Sides for 81 to 120 guests

 

HOT SIDES

  • Smashed Hot Jacket Baby Potatoes (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Garlic Mash Potatoes (GF) (V)
  • Creamy Scallop Baked Potatoes (GF) (V)
  • Sweet Potato Mash (GF) (V)
  • Thai Green Vegetable Curry (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Peas with Mint and Buttered Corn (GF) (V)
  • Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips (GF) (V)
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin (V)
  • A Mix of Roasted Vegetables (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Steamed Mixed Vegetables (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Cheese Baked Cauliflower (V)
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagne (V)
  • Combination Fried Rice (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Oven Roasted Ratatouille (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Mix of Chinese Style Stir Fried Veg’s (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni (V)
  • Stuffed Zucchini (GF) (V)

SALADS

  • Caesar Salad
  • Garden Salad (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Chicken Pasta Salad  (DF)
  • Pumpkin and Spinach Salad (GF) (V)
  • Potato Salad (GF) (V)
  • Mexican Beef Pasta Salad
  • Coleslaw (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Four Bean Salad (GF) (V)
  • Beetroot and Orange Salad (GF) (V)
  • Cucumber Salad (GF) (V)
  • Greek Salad (GF) (V)
  • Pear and Rocket Salad (GF) (V)

Choice of 5 Sides/Salads for up to 50 guests

Choice of 6 Sides/Salads for 51 to 80 guests

Choice of 7 Sides/Salads for 81 to 120 guests

 
  • Smashed Hot Jacket Baby Potatoes (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Garlic Mash Potatoes (GF) (V)
  • Creamy Scallop Baked Potatoes (GF) (V)
  • Sweet Potato Mash (GF) (V)
  • Thai Green Vegetable Curry (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Peas with Mint and Buttered Corn (GF) (V)
  • Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips (GF) (V)
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin (V)
  • A Mix of Roasted Vegetables (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Steamed Mixed Vegetables (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Cheese Baked Cauliflower (V)
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagne (V)
  • Combination Fried Rice (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Oven Roasted Ratatouille (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Mix of Chinese Style Stir Fried Veg’s (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni (V)
  • Stuffed Zucchini (GF) (V)

Choice of 5 Sides/Salads for up to 50 guests

Choice of 6 Sides/Salads for 51 to 80 guests

Choice of 7 Sides/Salads for 81 to 120 guests

  • Caesar Salad
  • Garden Salad (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Chicken Pasta Salad  (DF)
  • Pumpkin and Spinach Salad (GF) (V)
  • Potato Salad (GF) (V)
  • Mexican Beef Pasta Salad
  • Coleslaw (GF) (V) (DF)
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Four Bean Salad (GF) (V)
  • Beetroot and Orange Salad (GF) (V)
  • Cucumber Salad (GF) (V)
  • Greek Salad (GF) (V)
  • Pear and Rocket Salad (GF) (V)
 

OPTION 3: 3/4 COURSE TABLE SERVED RECEPTION

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)
  • Lamb Koftas (GF)
  • Crumbed Prawns
  • Sticky Pork Belly
    Cooked in a sticky marinade, with caramelised carrots, beans, and jasmine rice
  • Arancini Balls (V)
    Pumpkin mushroom and feta Arancini Balls
  • 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
  • Roast Pumpkin Risotto (GF) (V)
    With roast pumpkin, spinach, mushrooms and feta cheese
  • Prawn Cocktail (GF)
    Layered with crispy lettuce cocktail sauce and prawns
  • Pumpkin Soup (GF) (V)
    Creamy pumpkin soup, garnished with fresh herbs.
  • Thai Beef Salad (GF)
    Marinated eye fillet beef on an Asian inspired salad with Thai dressing
  • More soup options are available on request.
  • Roast Scotch Fillet (GF)
    Tender scotch fillet roast beef served with a rich gravy
  • Honey & Rosemary Lamb (GF)
    Cooked with honey and rosemary, served with gravy
  • Roast Pork (GF)
    Succulent, mouth watering pork, served with gravy, apple sauce and crackling.
  • Chicken Swiss Roll (GF)
    Chicken breast fillet enclosing tomato, bacon, mushroom, and Swiss cheese with a white wine and mushroom sauce. Topped with Napoli sauce and melted Swiss cheese
  • Chicken Thigh Mignon (GF)
    Chicken thigh with garlic butter and wrapped in bacon
  • Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast (GF)
    Chicken breast stuffed with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes with a creamery pesto sauce
  • Trout Fillet (GF)
    Baked in butter, lemon, dill and spring onions.
  • Roast Vegetarian Lasagne (v)
    Roasted vegetables layered with tender pasta and a creamy cheese sauce, topped with melted cheese
  • Stuffed Zucchini (v)
    Roasted zucchini stuffed with a mix of vegetables topped with melted cheese

All mains are served with our own creamy scalloped potatoes & seasonal vegetables
  • 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 4 - BANQUET RECEPTION

Choose Any 4
  • 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)
  • Assorted Sandwiches
  • Salmon Fritters
  • Cucumber and Cream Cheese Bites. (V) (GF)
  • Lamb Koftas (GF)
  • Crumbed Prawns ​
A choice of two dishes
  • Roast Beef Scotch Fillet (GF) (DF)​
    Whole beef fillet roasted and marinated in mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, tomato, herbs and spices. Served sliced
  • Beef Massaman Curry (GF) (DF)​
    Beef pieces slow cooked in a mild Massaman curry served with jasmine rice
  • Roast Pork (GF) (DF)​
    Roast pork with crackling and apple sauce, served sliced
  • Roast Lamb (GF) (DF)​
    Traditional Roast Lamb coated with honey & rosemary, served sliced
  • Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast (GF)​
    Chicken breast stuffed will pesto and a creamy sauce
  • Honey and Mustard Chicken Thigh (GF) (DF)​
    Chicken thigh cooked in a honey and mustard sauce

    Premium options Add $5 per person
  • Roast Shanks (GF) (DF)​
    Cooked in a red wine sauce
  • Salmon Fillets (GF)​
    Garlic Butter Baked Salmon Fillets
A choice of 2 hot sides and 2 salads

Hot Sides
  • A Mix of Roasted Vegetables (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Oven Roasted Ratatouille (GF) (D) (V)
  • Steamed Mixed Vegetables (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Stuffed Zucchini (V)
  • Thai Green Vegetable Curry (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Combination Fried Rice (GF) (DF)
  • Mix of Chinese Style Stir Fried Vegetables (GF) (DF) (V)
  Salads
  • Garden Salad (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Caesar Salad
  • Chicken Pasta Salad (DF)
  • Pumpkin and Spinach Salad (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Mexican Pasta Salad
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Greek Salad (GF) (V)
  • Pear and Rocket Salad (GF) (V)

Served with Fresh Bread Rolls
We can cut and serve your cake after mains or add $5 per person for 3 desserts

  • Mini Pavlovas
  • Fruit Salad
  • Apple Crumble
  • Sticky Date Puddings
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Custard Tarts
  • Churros with Chocolate Sauce
Add $10 per person:
Chocolate Indulgence:
4 mini chocolate treats per person plus fresh fruits, chocolate sauce, assorted chocolate truffles and chocolate strawberries.

All Served with whipped cream. ​​
 

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