Catering Services

Wedding catering


Wedding catering

Your wedding reception is one of the major aspects of your wedding day. It's the time when your guests will sit down and relax together, when families will meet, conversation will flow and your wedding will be celebrated.

To make this an absolute success, it's important to spend some time focusing on the menu - on what type of dining experience would suit the venue, the type of occasion, whether formal or casual, seated or standing, and your guests, so it's important to decide how you would like to serve the menu. Creating a menu can be nerve-racking if you don't have the experience, that's why Wanaka Catering can be so much help.

Guests can be seated at a formal sit-down dinner, enjoy a more relaxed buffet, or perhaps celebrate with canapés. Because no two functions are alike, we will ensure that your wedding is tailor-made to your requirements.

If you’re not sure what you want, we will happily discuss all options and if you are working to a fixed budget, you can rest assured that there will be no unpleasant, unexpected surprises our wedding menus are designed to give you choice in both style of food you would like to complement your event.

Below are a few helpful suggestions of other services that may help you make your day just that little bit easier.

Look Out lodge


Lake Wanaka Centre
The lookout lodge
Snow Park Woolshed
Maple lodge

Photographers/ Filmers

Camilla Stoddart Photography
Sheena Haywood photography
Anna Allan
Mark Orbell Photographer
Stephanie Defregger


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Wanaka fine wines & Bullock Bar Pembroke Wines & Spirits

Cake Maker

Nikki Recorden
Let them eat cake – 03 443 7114 email

Cakes of Wanaka


Carley Jones Floral Designer

Wedding Planners

Theresa Rossellini - New Zealand Wedding Design


Inspired Entertainment
Entertainment solutions – phone 0274 370330


Luxury Accommodation

Bridal Boards

Bridal boards

Bespoke Bridal BoardsBespoke Bridal Boards - Handmade exclusively for your wedding by Celia Kennedy, Christchurch. Fabric covered, with exquisite ribbon and detail, a Bridal Board is designed to beautifully and easily display table settings at your reception. Placed on an easel or propped on a table it creates a practical yet beautiful way of showing your guests to their table. Later, it can be used for display of photos and memorabilia of your wedding day. Celia can include remnants from your dress, beads, buttons, ribbon etc... Studio 03 3317992 | Mobile 021 02351804

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Corporate Functions

Wanaka Catering can arrange breakfast, morning teas, office, business and boardroom lunches, cocktail, finger food, platters and seated dinners for your corporate event.

Whether you need to arrange a healthy lunch for the boardroom, stylish finger food for a high profile client presentation or a formal dinner for VIP guests, the professional and experienced team at Wanaka Catering is on hand to handle all the little details allowing you to focus on what’s important … your business.

You and your associates can enjoy quality food, served by professional, discreet waiting staff, with wines to match – all in the privacy of your own offices or at selected wanaka venues.

We understand that every event makes an important statement about your company. With our high standards of food and service, we work with you as a trusted partner to ensure your function is perfect in every detail.

Hire services

Hiring Services

So that each of our clients are able to concentrate on what they do best, Wanaka Catering is now able to offer In house hiring for up to 200 people with quality crockery, cutlery & glass wear.

Whether you are planning a small private party, a wedding or a corporate event, Wanaka Catering will have all the items that you need to ensure a successful event.

Wanaka Catering holds an on license and can provide a full bar for your corporate event or private function.

For our full hiring & decoration list please e-mail or talk to our team on 03 443 1025.

Open Baskets

Open Baskets

Pre-prepared or Custom Open Baskets

Stuck for ideas on what to get family and friends for a special occasion? Why not get a Wanaka Catering open basket. We can provide an open basket filled with quality products from New Zealand and beyond, for the new baby, corporate gift or even a special wedding gift.

Wanaka Catering has put together a selection of baskets for the festive season. They all come beautifully presented in cellophane and dressed with a big gold, silver or red bow.

But if you would like us to make a basket personally suited to your needs we can do that as well. We have a selection of the products that we can provide in your basket, if you know of a product that you would especially like to see in your basket we will certainly endeavor to put it in.

For all enquiries please email us or phone 03 443 1025 or 021 304 293.

Winter Functions

Winter Functions

Wanaka catering can provide a family style meal to your accommodation, delivered in oven ready dishes & Platters and what ever time you choose, allowing you to enjoy your holiday without worrying about what’s for dinner.

Whether it is Slow cooked Lamb shanks in a red wine sauce or Lasagne, garlic bread & salad, we can accommodate you.

For our full winter warming menu please e-mail or talk to our team on 03 443 1025.

Smaller intimate functions

Smaller Intimate Functions & Home Entertaining.

As each function is unique, Wanaka Catering can tailor a menu to reflect your preferences and individual style. Sharing food, wine, and conversation with friends is a real celebration.

And whatever the occasion, be it formal or informal, we can design a menu in consultation with you. With a balance between innovation and old favorites, Wanaka Catering will work closely with you to ensure that your menu is delicious in taste and creative in design.

For more information and our full menus please e-mail or talk to our team on 03 443 1025.