For many Sydney couples, brunch reigns supreme as the day’s most cherished meal – a weekend indulgence of great delight. So, it begs the question: why don’t more couples opt for a morning ceremony followed by a champagne-infused brunch wedding to celebrate their special day?

In hindsight, many couples wish they had come across this soon. Luckily you still have a chance to hire a top-notch Sydney caterer to run your brunch wedding. But more on that later; for now, we’re here to provide you with a wealth of wedding catering ideas and inspiration to have an extraordinary brunch wedding in Sydney!

Curating the perfect Sydney brunch wedding menu

Even if you don’t want a brunch wedding, you may still want to host a day-after brunch or a morning breakfast for your guests. If so, we hope this guide be of some help to you. Day-after events have been gaining some popularity lately because they give the bride and groom another chance to talk to their guests (the wedding day goes by fast!), and they can be a great occasion to have a less formal, somewhat intimate party. We’ve also heard of bridal shower brunch parties.

Where and when is a brunch wedding?

Typically, a brunch wedding reception unfolds between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – a perfect ode to the mid-morning delights. You could have a breakfast wedding, or you could have the ceremony earlier and start breakfast half an hour later. Considering all the work you and your vendors might have to do in the morning, we’d say 10 a.m. is the earliest you should start.

As for selecting the ideal Sydney venue for your wedding brunch, the first question that comes to mind is: How many guests? If you’re planning a small wedding, it’s feasible to host the brunch wedding or the day-after wedding brunch at either your own home or that of your parents. Based on our experience, hosting a brunch wedding for 20 guests doesn’t call for much effort, and with additional help, accommodating up to 50 guests is certainly manageable. However, for guest counts exceeding 50, a family home may be asking too much. You’ve got to look for a spacious brunch restaurant or a scenic brunch venue overlooking a lush green courtyard or a picturesque beach.

Looking for a fancier touch? Consider booking a wedding venue known for its exceptional evening receptions to host your brunch wedding. In fact, they may even be highly receptive to the idea as it allows them to accommodate another couple for the evening. This becomes especially advantageous should you plan to get married during the busiest time of the wedding season.

Brunch wedding food

Who would arrive at a brunch wedding only to find a coffee cart waiting for them and not be filled with joy and fulfilment? In today’s coffee-centric culture, offering a pre- (and post-) ceremony caffeine boost ensures that your guests can fully embrace the celebration, even if they have to wake up early.

As for the brunch wedding menu itself, you can start with canape-style pastries and delicious fruit nibbles served alongside coffee and juices. Later, move into a sit-down meal as lavish or casual as you wish. A brunch and a buffet setup is a match made in heaven. Buffets allow for a diverse range of brunch menu options.

You might also consider adding an eggs or pancake/waffle station, provided it adheres to the guidelines set by your chosen venue.

Alternatively, the entire brunch could be cocktail-style with bacon and egg tarts, pan au chocolat, croissants, or mini-waffle bites. For a healthy start, make vegetable frittatas in advance. 

If you’re planning a brunch wedding but still want the formality of an evening reception, you can host a three-course sit-down plated meal. A sit-down menu might include dishes such as Shakshuka (baked eggs), Brioche French Toast, and Fruit Salad plates – to name a few.

Brunch beverages

When planning a lovely brunch wedding in Sydney, your beverage choices will have a significant impact on the overall wedding catering experience. Seasoned caterers who know their way around brunch events know how important it is to offer a variety of tasty (non-)alcoholic beverages that go well with the mid-morning festivities. Picture an elegant drink station adorned with multiple colourful pitchers, brimming with freshly squeezed juices like vibrant orange, tangy grapefruit, and succulent watermelon.

Beyond coffee and orange juice, consider delighting your guests with champagne and champagne cocktails like Mimosas. Prepare Bloody Marys and Virgin Bloody Marys in advance, serving them from elegant drink dispensers or enchanting punch bowls.

5 reasons why you should consider boardwalk catering for your brunch wedding in Sydney

Boardwalk Catering offers a range of compelling reasons to consider for your brunch wedding in Sydney. 

  1. We hold a Gold license status, ensuring a high standard of service.
  2. We prioritise fresh and seasonal produce, guaranteeing a delightful culinary experience.
  3. Our premium brunch wedding catering goes beyond expectations, delivering exceptional service. 
  4. Our core values, including honesty, customer focus, adaptiveness, common sense, and attention to detail, further set us apart. 
  5. Lastly, at Boardwalk Catering, our implementation of 24-hour monitors for our fridges and freezers further demonstrates our commitment to food safety and quality assurance.

Final thoughts

A brunch wedding in Sydney offers a unique way to celebrate your special day – and one that’s completely out of the box. Combining a morning ceremony with a champagne-infused brunch creates an experience that’s delightful, just as it is memorable for couples and their guests. Whether you prefer a cozy gathering at home, a picturesque venue, or a renowned wedding location, the possibilities are endless. 

Indulge in a carefully curated menu of pastries, fruits, eggs, and other delectable treats, catering to a wide range of tastes. The mid-morning festivities are enhanced by a selection of refreshing beverages, including freshly squeezed juices and champagne cocktails, adding an elegant touch to the occasion. 

For an outstanding brunch wedding, Boardwalk Catering – a reputable Sydney-based company – is here for you. With our gold license status, commitment to fresh and seasonal produce, exceptional service, and meticulous attention to detail, we’re well-equipped to make your brunch wedding more than a simple wedding. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to create an extraordinary and memorable experience for yourself and your loved ones. Contact Boardwalk Catering today, and let us bring your brunch wedding dreams to fruition!