Winter Feasts for Wedding Menus

Lead image: Essential Catering and Events.

Winter weddings call for crowd-pleasing comfort foods and decadent sweets. Think venues with fireplaces, mulled wines, warm and gooey cheese entrees or grazing boards, a hot chocolate dessert bar and a hearty, heart warming menu. Whether your wedding catering is a seated meal or cocktail style, warm it up with some of these mouth-watering options.

At Bianchet, you can start your day waking up in luxury accommodation, get ready for the day ahead with a glass of champagne. As the day unfolds and the sun sets over the hills and vineyards, guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing in the dining room throughout the evening. With everything in one place, it’s a wonderful solution for keeping guests cosy and comfy all day.

Winery dining at Bianchet
Grilled porterhouse, confit shallots, potato gratin, YV shiraz jus & traditional French onion soup with blue cheese crouton at Bianchet.


As one of the Yarra Valley’s oldest vineyards, Bianchet is a family-owned winery and restaurant located in Lilydale. Wines are produced on-site and are finely curated to complement their French-inspired menu. 

Likewise, James Halliday’s 2019’s Winery of the Year, Seville Estate offers a restaurant venue that’s bright, full of natural light and lush surrounds. 

Fine dine at Seville Estate
The Seville Estate kitchen and its produce-driven approach mean your guests will always have a menu that’s fresh and locally sourced.

Here, the menu takes inspiration from nature and relies on locally sourced produce to ensure it’s always fresh and in-season. It also allows you to work with the team to create a seasonally crafted menu, paired with Seville Estate wines your guests will love. 

Need a flexible catering option for your preferred venue? Essential Catering & Events offer solutions for either cocktail, seated or buffet-style catering in your preferred venue and winter menus get them particularly excited. 

Think tagines, curries and braises that are perfect for winter.  Rich, hearty and bold flavours that are ideal for shared platter menus, which are really popular at the moment, to break the ice and encourage guest interaction.

Group dining at wedding.

Essential Caterer serving up wintery eats like slow-braised beef short rib with chimichurri sauce (gf) and Moroccan spiced chicken tagine, couscous and mint yoghurt.

Want to do something deliciously unforgettable? Warm up your wedding with a winter curry banquet feast from Babaji's Kitchen. Choose from a mixture of well-known crowd favourites (that's a nod to you, butter chicken!) to regional South Indian specialities, including slow-cooked beef ularthiyathu (a slow-roasted beef in aromatic spices), or avial, a delicious vegetable curry made using plantain, taro, wintermelon and beetroot coconut thoran. 

Indian wedding buffet
 Warm up your wedding with a winter curry banquet feast from Babaji's Kitchen

It’s hearty, incredibly tasty and there's something everyone will love. It’s also ideal for wedding seeking vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options where guests won’t feel like they’re missing out on the main meal.  Low spice diets are easily catered to as well. 

Winter weddings here are a tasty affair no matter what style they’re served. 

Vendor Credits:

Seville Estate
Babaji's Kitchen
Bianchet Winery
Essential Catering and Events