A wedding venue is one of the very first things that couples usually decide early on once the wedding planning starts. In fact, the date will usually revolve around available slots at your dream venue!
There are countless venues to choose from around Melbourne – make no mistake, newlyweds are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a place to host their wedding reception!
However, some prefer to throw their wedding festivities a bit closer to home – literally
Perhaps you’re planning something intimate, you couldn’t find something that fit with your theme, or you’d rather skip the often hefty venue fees.
Whatever the reason, Your Private Chef is pleased to help if you’re struggling to meet your at-home wedding catering needs.
Not only do we offer a huge variety of dining styles and menus to choose from, but we can also offer full staffing, equipment and event styling. Who said home weddings couldn’t be fancy too?
Weddings are a social event, and if you ask us, there’s no cuisine more social than Mediterranean.
Not only is it hearty and filling, but it’s also great for sharing too!
Mediterranean food is our specialty at Your Private Chef. Taking inspiration from all over the region, Executive Chef David Kolembus and the team have put together a fantastic Mediterranean menu, made from the freshest ingredients available.
Planning an evening of fine dining? Put a Mediterranean spin on wedding catering with our 3-course dinner menu.
Want something to share? Our banquet menu offers delicious grazing platters of Mediterranean-themed classics.
And if you want the freedom to mix-and-match, what happens then? Fortunately for you, you’re free to do that too – pick from our range of platters both hot and cold to create the perfect wedding menu!
Wedding buffet at home
Like we mentioned before, weddings are social events. And what’s more social than a friendly family buffet?
Kick off your new life together with a delicious array of dishes, courtesy of our Hot Buffet Catering Menu.
Try hard enough, and any meal can be a buffet. If shared dining is your “thing” however, then you can’t go wrong with our buffet catering! We’ve curated a delicious menu of protein-rich dishes, healthy servings of salads and mouthwatering desserts.
Indecisive? Why not choose A Nice Spread?
Can’t decide what you want for your buffet? Opt for our A Nice Spread package!
Feature the perfect mix of proteins, greens and sweets, this gourmet buffet package is perfect for a huge range of palates.
Start your wedding buffet with our homemade salads featuring:
- Vine-ripened tomatos, cucumber, capsicum, Kalamata olive, feta, cos lettuce, and lemon dressing
- European-style potato salad with fresh herbs, seeded mustard, capsicum and cornichons, tossed in olive oil and lemon juice
- Gourmet coleslaw, featuring red and white cabbage, mint, parsley, and lemon
As for mains, there’s no shortage of proteins for your guests to skip ahead to! This package includes:
- Scotch fillet with herb pepper seasoning
- French cut chicken breast stuffed with olive & sundried tomato butter
- Grilled Tuscan Marinated Atlantic salmon steaks
And of course, we can’t talk wedding catering without talking about dessert!
In addition to your choice of classic sweets, we also offer gourmet cheese and fruit platters. Enjoy generous servings of seasonal fruits, as well as cheddar, blue & brie cheese sourced from Victoria’s very own Gippsland region, served with lavosh bites, water crackers and gluten free rustic sea salt wafers.
Interested in a bottle of red to accompany our locally-sourced cheeses? Check out our drinks packages.
More Protein Please
If you’re looking for a meat-heavy buffet, our More Protein Please package is the perfect option!
Indulge in generous serves of our:
- 12-hour slow roasted lamb shoulder
- Free-range grilled baby poussins with preserved lemon and sumac
- Marinated Atlantic salmon, Tuscan-style
Finish your meal off with and fruit and cheese platter and mini desserts.
The Royal Treatment
Who said that home weddings have to be low-key?
If you missed the Royal Wedding a couple of weeks ago, our Royal Package is the perfect opportunity to relive the magic and excitement of Harry and Meghan tying the knot… well, the culinary side of it at least!
Do you have expensive taste? Our Royal Treatment package is tailored for newlyweds that want to start their new lives as kings and queens.
Featuring freshly-prepared dishes that once would have been eaten exclusively by royalty and the uber-rich, this option is perfect if you want 5-star food at home!
Begin your wedding buffet with Nibble on fresh Queensland prawns, eye fillet beef wellington and panko crumbed scallops, as well as your choice of gourmet salad and sides.
And of course, a royal wedding isn’t complete without dessert!
Sweets and desserts
Make you celebration of love even more sweeter by adding a dessert buffet to your plans!
We’ve got plenty of sweet delights to fill your dessert buffet table.
Our talented team of bakers don’t just create desserts… we create works of art, literally! Ask us about adding a personal touch to your nuptials with customised cupcakes, mini cakes, tartlets, and cookies.
And if you want a dessert that makes a statement, why not try one of our bang-on-trend donut walls?
Looking for your one-stop shop for home wedding catering?
Your Private Chef has got you covered!
Weddings can cause mountains of stress, even at the best of times. And one of the most challenging parts is organising a venue.
Take some of that pressure off your shoulders by cutting the venue out and opting for a home wedding!
If you’re planning on tying the knot at home, get in touch with Your Private Chef.
These are just some of the ways we can turn your wedding into something special – trust us though, that’s not all we do!
If you need help setting up, our event stylists are more than willing to help make your big day even better!