If you’re going to invest your time and energy into any one aspect of the planning process let this be it, folks. Trust us, quite often this is one part of your wedding that will undoubtedly endure for your guests (alongside your cute as heck vows, ofc). Serving up tasty gelato post-ceremony or the best slow-roasted lamb shoulder that has ever graced the planet of the earth will leave you feeling like the absolute legend that you undoubtedly are.
We’ve dug deep and today we’re bringing you our faves, from cocktail slinging vintage horse floats through to taco trucks and farm to table feasts. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll scroll right to the bottom of this post for all the talented lens people responsible for these snaps, too.
If you’re desperate for a smidge more assistance, be sure to check out our Top 15 Country Wedding Venues, 10 Hire Item Providers You Need On Your Day and Top 15 Cake Makers To Follow On Instagram posts. But for now, grab a snack and read on…
The Farm Cafe
The Farm Cafe is all about delicious, hearty and abundant food and, naturally, we’re all about The Farm Cafe. They source their produce as locally as possible and aim to have their guests leaving with full tummies and happy hearts (no McDonalds drive through on the way home necessary!). They’ve got shared platters, cocktail-style dining and grazing table options up for grabs so there’s plenty of choice. Catch them working their magic at Terri & Ben’s Collingwood wedding here and be sure to drop them a line here should you have any questions.
Location: Melbourne, VIC
The Wandering Waterhole
The Wandering Waterhole serves bevvies from one of two refurbed vintage horse floats. Not only are you securing some straight-up vibe with the olive and navy floats (and the fabulous humans within them ofc), but you’re ensuring smooth bevvy acquisition for your guests. These guys are also BYO which means you can snag all your favourite drinks to serve your guests at the best prices possible. This is what we call a win-win situation. Get in contact and nab a groovy float for yourself here.
Location: Central Coast, NSW
The Italian Job
If handmade gnocchi and garlic bread are your kryptonite then these are the people for you. They offer a sit-down and cocktail service as well as an all you can eat banquet option (see ya guys, just flying to the Gold Coast for a minny). If you’re a fiend for a grazing table they can also sort you out for over three metres of goodness.
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
The Gelato Bike
Being served gelato from a bike is right up there with one of life’s greatest pleasures. Could it get any better? Well, yes, yes it could. The Gelato Bike source all of their gelato from local micro-dairy The Pines and offer a bunch of sweet extras like personalised stickers for your gelato cups and gluten-free cones should you so desire. They also have some very delish looking gelato donuts available alongside all you can eat gelato packages. Secure them for yourself here.
Location: South Coast, NSW
Sabre Catering & Events
Located in Hobart but available everywhere, Sabre are as wholesome as it gets. They’re passionate about supporting local producers and they’re also passionate about offering a service that is both intuitive and bespoke. Their gram is a great place to be if you love being inspired by a tasty morsel every now and then. Expect dishes like watermelon, aged balsamic, black pepper, basil and Goat cheese, smoked honey, and thyme to grace your eyeballs. Pop on over here for a little extra info.
Location: Hobart, TAS
The Speakeasy Hotel
The Speakeasy Hotel have got two Art Deco-inspired mobile bars up for grabs and we’re struggling to choose a fave! Pick between the Hollywood van, that features a plush velvet booth and crystal chandelier (a fab photo op), and Miami. This lil pink bar is for couples looking to jazz things up with fluro lights and alllll the fun. They offer all-inclusive packages or BYO for those keen to curate their own bevvy list.
Location: Adelaide, SA
This BCorp certified biz is a leader in the sustainable catering industry. They source their meats from pasture-raised farms only and refuse to serve and red-listed seafood. Their menus are influenced by what is seasonal and available at the markets and as a result, their food is as tasty as it gets. And options. There are options, guys. Radish offer up buffet, canapé, share plate, grazing table and plated experience menus as well as their iconic food stations (think Bahn mi, poke bowls and pasta and taco bars). Big yum. Questions? Get in contact here.
Location: Sydney, NSW
Charlie & Collette
Hiring a caravan bar is a sure-fire way to add a splash of charm to your reception, all whilst keeping things easy breezy when it comes to logistics. The gorge Charlie & Collette caravan bar, part of Mint Events Collectives’ offering, is a renovated vintage caravan made of West Australian Jarrah. Hiring this old gal will secure you two lovely bar staff, basic styling, lawn games and glassware. How good is that?!
Location: Margaret River, WA
Garnish Creative Catering
Garnish are the OG grazing table and shared feast specialists. Their tables full of seasonal produce and homestyle dishes are iconic here at the HM office and we count ourselves amongst their biggest fans. You simply can’t go wrong with their passion for homegrown and locally sourced food. Catch them in action via Caroline & Jared’s wedding here and get in contact right here.
Location: Berry, NSW
The Tipsy Mare
The Tipsy Mare is a revamped horse float decked out in festoon lighting and yes, she’s available to hire, offering packages starting at three hours and extending to seven hours. They take care of bar staff, glassware and lovely printed menus whilst all you have to do is provide the booze.
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Do you love options and cruising through tasty menus? Gathar could very well be your dream wedding caterer. This Australia-wide collective offers 5-star dining experiences to over 30 Aussie locations. Consisting of caterers, chefs and grazing stylists, you tell Gathar what you want and they’ll curate an entire culinary experience for you and your guests. Intimate elopement feast or 100+ cocktail party, they’ve got the goods. Cruise their website here to take in some of their scrummy menus. Once you’ve decided on your feast, you can get in contact here.
The Gnarly Bus
Dessert is often the last thing on your mind when you are planning a wedding, even for the biggest dessert buffs out there. The Gnarly Bus keeps things simple by rocking up to your event and serving creamy gelato and vegan sorbet straight from their apricot kombi. Want more pics? Head on over here. You can also make use of their newest addition, Olive, if you’d like to sling coffees and hot choccies out to your favourite people.
Location: Mid-North Coast, NSW
Heyder & Shears
These foodies love to bring their signature pizazz to any and all weddings from jazzy cocktail party receptions to cruisey backyard shindigs. Their food is a literal chef’s kiss and their menus are tailored to a T. These good people are also of the opinion that a good caterer is invested in the entire guest experience so can even help you out with styling, too. Catch them in action via Britt & Nick’s wedding here.
Location: Perth, WA
Mr Goaty Gelato
It’s all about the flavour folks. Inspired by the local surrounds you can expect flavours like butter caramel, native chai, baileys & milk and lemon myrtle macadamia from Mr Goaty Gelato. They are constantly updating their flavours and cater to all kinds of dietary restrictions, too, with goats milk ice cream and vegan gelato up for grabs. Best of all, you can choose either their 1970s vintage ice cream truck (check it out here) or classic gelato bikes for it to be served from. So cute!
Location: Central Coast, NSW
Eating tacos is a very enjoyable experience. Eating tacos at your wedding is your peak existence realised. This groovy truck serves up delish Spanish and Mexican noms. Opt for their taco bar offering, giant paella or other scrummy morsels like stuffed jalapenos and salt & pepper calamari. So good. Catch them serving up the goods at Zoe & Leigh’s wedding here.
Location: Melbourne, VIC
CREDITS Photos (from top) Enchanted Wedding Photography, Anchor & Hope Photography, Euphoria Films, Susannah Johnson Photography, Angela Cannavo, Mitch Pohl, Translucent Photography, Madeline Kate, Lilac In Hand, Jason Corroto Photo, Images By Kevin, Natasja Kremers, Keeper Creative, Red Berry Photography, Love From Luna, Enchanted Wedding Photography, The Rennies, AK Photo Co, Paris Hawken Photography, Ona Janzen, One Spoon Two Spoon.