After a brief hiatus in 2020 with the uncertainly of Covid and imposing restrictions, love is finally in the air once more. With many of us looking to tie the knot soon, we thought it would handy to share some tempting venue locations around the country that happily cater to plant-based brides and vegan-vow bearers.
The Farm- Yarra Valley, Vic
Close to home and situated on 100 acres of pristine Victorian farmland this premium event venue now offers exclusive vegan wedding packages. Their vast curated kitchen gardens are one of any veggie gardeners’ dreams, offering an abundance of seasonal veggies to create the ideal plant-based menu for your special day. And with boutique beers and organic wines also grown and brewed on-site, these make for the ideal complement to this menu. Catering for seated functions of up to 110 guests and cocktail events for up to 200.
The new vegan menu at The Farm will please everyone, with appetizers, entrees, mains and desserts that are all vegan. On the menu you will find a selection of offers including Sweet Potato Samosa with Ginger and Green Chilli, antipasti of vegetables, chickpea, Roasted Pumpkin Cannelloni, and hot cinnamon doughnuts.
The Currant Shed– McLaren Vale, SA
The idyllic setting of a rustic old winery deep in the vineyards of one of the countries famed wine regions is always The Currant Shed. This winery has been kicking goals; recently awarded a Chefs Hat in the Australian Good Food Guide for 2021 and winner of the ‘Best Restaurant Reception Venue’ by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy last year. With raving reviews on all the bridal blogs, this venue and the services provided are tailored specifically for each event and to the vision of the wedding couple. With an ethos built around, fresh, local, seasonal and wholesome foods complemented with warm and inviting service you really can’t go wrong with a SA winery wedding here.
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Higher Ground– Melbourne CBD
Many of you may have already passed this venue on your way to work, situated on Little Bourke Street. This façade holds a lot more than first meets the eye. As a heritage-listed former powerhouse station, you instantly recognise the industrial feel with a tactile palette of terrazzo, cork, steel, stone, and timber. Managed by leading Melbourne-based hospitality company, the Darling Group, the forward-thinking philosophy is ever-present with innovative design to include sustainable practices, including their very own commercial worm farm! Higher-Ground’s award-winning cuisines are what sets this venue apart from the rest, dedicated to exceptional food and meticulous attention to detail. They offer an ever-increasing range of plant-based options and the capacity to cater up to 300 guests.
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Bodhi- Sydney, NSW
This is the OG of vegan wedding venues in Sydney, having catered for thousands of bridal parties for over 30 years. Nestled under the ancient Moreton Bay fig trees in Cook + Philip Park provides a tranquil oasis in the city, specialising in vegan Yum Cha and Pan-Asian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local and organic. Even the cocktail menu uses the very best organic herbs, fruits, fresh-pressed juices and bespoke syrups. Their events team can collaborate on all the finer details including services, lighting, props and entertainment. Bringing together an elegant garden style wedding in the heart of the city.
Tenille Evans– Creative Plant-Based Catering
For those of you planning your magic moment around the Sydney region you really can’t go past Tenille Evan’s vegan catering company. Maybe you have secured a cosy little retreat in the Blue Mountains or a long lunch venue on the Northern Beaches. Tenille has an extensive array of menu options to suit, from fine-dining meals to cocktail canapes and grazing boards. With over 15 years of experience in the event space, Tenille is proud to offer a service where she can work hand in hand with her clients to create a menu that encapsulates their style and vision, crafting every element by hand.