Wedding Catering For Outdoor Venues in Sydney

If you’re looking to embrace the warmth of summer or the refreshing breeze of the fall season, hosting an outdoor wedding can be an excellent choice. Who wouldn’t want a Sydney mix of clear blue skies and a romantic atmosphere to create an idyllic setting for their special day? 

That said, there are so many moving parts to wedding catering for outdoor venues in Sydney. Therefore, in order to ensure a smooth celebration under open skies, here are some essential steps you can take.

Prepare for unexpected rain

Nature isn’t always a team player – sort of. Don’t worry, though; rain on your wedding day is traditionally believed to bring good fortune. All that’s left is how you manage it. Taking appropriate precautions should ensure that it doesn’t dampen your spirits or ruin your big day.

It’s especially important to have tents or an indoor alternative available for the catering service. This way, if it rains, let it be. Your food will remain safe, and your guests will still enjoy a delightful experience. Plus, providing shaded areas through tents or a designated indoor space is of great benefit: While outdoor weddings are captivating, prolonged exposure to Sydney’s scorching sun can be discomforting. A shaded welcome, accompanied by a fabulous signature drink – and your guests will be off to a good start!

Consider temperature control

While tents can mitigate temperature-related challenges, here are a couple of factors to keep in mind. Optimal conditions for cocktail hour food and grazing tables are best achieved with some shade. A few standing cocktail tables, matched with comfortable seating areas, can create a perfect cocktail lounge atmosphere in your outdoor venue. Enhance the ambience by incorporating vintage furniture or patio sets. Long gone are the days of minimalism. 2023 is the year of strong statements.

Maintaining the right temperature is also crucial for your desserts. Frosting and heat don’t mix well, particularly on hot summer days. As experienced caterers, we make sure that your venue provides a refrigerator or a dedicated room to preserve your desserts at the perfect temperature. In case these facilities aren’t available, we come prepared with suitable equipment to keep your desserts cool. Selecting desserts that are more resistant to heat, such as tarts, pies, or doughnuts, guarantees that no dessert disasters occur!

Is there electricity/hookups for the catering staff to prepare food?

This outdoor-venue-related aspect probably slipped your mind. If your venue of choice doesn’t offer outdoor electrical connections, you’ll need to arrange for generators – which is both expensive and time-consuming.

The proper power supply is paramount for proper catering since food preparation will be done live on-site. Plus, this need extends to your DJ or band and any additional setups requiring power, like tent lighting, bistro stands, or heaters. Our team is ready to help you with the process of wetting up your rental order to make sure everything is in order.

Our Gold Licence status grants us access to venues that not your average caterer can provide. Shoot us an email or call us at 0434 917 069 to understand your specific needs so we can advise you on the best outdoor venue for your wedding event. We also work closely with exceptional wedding planners in Sydney, like Cloud9, who can help make your big day truly remarkable.

Match the season

The season in which your wedding takes place can guide your choice of menu items. For example, Chicken Francaise is an excellent option for a summer wedding, while Chicken Marsala is better suited for a fall/winter celebration – mainly because of its heartier nature.

Now, picture a lovely fall day – the gentle breeze enveloping you and a plate adorned with succulent braised short ribs served alongside creamy mashed potatoes and caramelised carrots. 

The food you serve defines the overall theme of your wedding, and so you’ve got to make sure that it matches the current season – especially when considering wedding catering for outdoor venues in Sydney.

A few summer month favourites for outdoor weddings

  • Sliced Tenderloin with Tarragon Sauce
  • Parmesan-Encrusted Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, and Demi Reduction
  • Tasmanian Salmon with Celeriac Puree, Grilled Broccolini and Herb Crumb

A few fall/winter highlights we love for outdoor weddings

  • Filet Mignon accompanied by Merlot Demi Mashed Potatoes, Sea Salt, and Truffle Oil Asparagus Spears
  • Pasta Prima Loaded Pappardelle Primavera featuring Garlic and Oil, Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes, and Roasted Farm Vegetables
  • Carving of Whole Roasted Turkey served with Cranberry Sauce and Homestyle Gravy

Boardwalk Catering as your wedding caterer for an outdoor venue in Sydney

Boardwalk Catering is the perfect choice for your outdoor wedding in Sydney. With our Gold Licence status, we provide exceptional service that exceeds expectations. Our fresh and seasonal produce ensures premium catering with a difference. What sets us apart are our values of honesty, customer focus, adaptiveness, common sense, and attention to detail. Trust us to create a memorable and uplifting experience for you and your guests. Contact us today at 0434 917 069 to discuss your specific needs, and let us make your outdoor wedding in Sydney truly remarkable.

Final thoughts

We hope these insights have provided you with valuable considerations for your outdoor wedding venue. Planning such an event can be overwhelming, but the outcome is always worth the effort! Let us begin this wedding catering journey together. Let’s get started!