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Wedding Menu

Key Features

Full venue hire includes:

• Ideal reception venue for up to 100 seated guests
• Delightful wedding ceremony setting for up to 100 people
• Exclusive use of the A’Fare Function Centre
• Highly qualified friendly staff with over 25 years catering and hospitality experience
• Tranquil outlook/backdrop of the iconic Hatea River
• Access from 8am on the wedding day

• Fully licensed bar with tab or cash bar options
• BYO available with a surcharge per head
• Disabled access
• Parking on premises for 22 vehicles and plenty of street-parking within a few metres
• Our host and her fully trained team will be present to make sure your first day of marriage flows with ease and elegance

Floor Planning

Our Seating Capacity
HEAD TABLE – 14 people
Total seated capacity – 100 people

The wedding ceremony can take place in the main area or outside in the gardens overlooking the Hatea River.
We place buffet tables in positions which allow ease of flow for both your guests and our servers, but we can discuss alternative placement with you.

Great venue & wonderful staff who go out of their way to make everything perfect. – Nicola Mathews

Your Options

It’s an easy two-step process to choose how you’d like to use A’Fare Catering and Functions for your wedding.
Venue Hire immediately below covers all the essentials for your reception and ceremony.
Our detailed tailored catering options follow. Simply choose the best one for you.

Venue Hire:
Exclusive use of venue for ceremony and reception

 

Up to 60 Guests $1,000
Up to 61 – 100 Guests $1,350
101 + Guests $1,500
Reception only (6 hrs) $ 850
Ceremony only (3 hrs) $ 350
Exclusive use of venue for ceremony and reception includes:
• Access to the venue for the whole wedding day from 8am
• Exclusive use of ceremony gardens
• Full set-up for ceremony
• Full set-up for reception
• Deck and outdoor areas with furniture and seating
• Signing table
• Bridal party table with bridal curtain and fairy lights
• Sound system with microphone for speeches and a play and plug system for your music.
• Wooden Dance Floor
• Tablecloths and elegant fitted full-length chair covers for the room + Linen Napkins
• We provide room set-up as per your choice
• All cutlery, crockery & glassware
• Cake table and knife, plus gift table
• Service of wedding cake
• Fully licenced bar with BYO option
• Trained hospitality staff
• Functions Manager as personal assistant

Ceremony only includes:
• Exclusive use of ceremony gardens
• Full set-up for ceremony
• Signing table
• Audio and PA systems
• All cutlery, crockery, and glassware
• Professional staff
• Fully licensed bar with BYO option
• Deck and outdoor areas
• Functions Manager as personal assistant

 

Reception only includes:
• Exclusive use of entire venue
• Full set-up for reception
• Deck and outdoor areas with furniture and seating
• Bridal party table with bridal curtain and fairy lights
• Sound system with microphone for speeches and a play and plug system for your music.
• Wooden Dance Floor
• Tablecloths and elegant fitted full-length chair covers for the room + linen Napkins
• Room set-up provided as per your choice
• All cutlery, crockery, and glassware
• Cake table and knife, plus gift table
• Wedding cake served
• Fully licenced bar with BYO option
• Trained hospitality staff
• Functions Manager as personal assistant

**A’Fare and Spitroast.com are in-house caterers – we cannot
accept outside catering services.

BUFFET MENU OPTIONS (Min 20 guests)

Bronze MENU

$39.50 per person
SLOW ROASTED MEATS
served with homemade jus – choose three from –
Mustard and herb crusted beef rump
Served with chutney and creamy horseradish sauce
Farmhouse chicken
Served with sage and onion stuffing and chunky cranberry sauce
Prime cut of pork
Served with crackling and cinnamon spiced apple sauce
Glazed baked ham
Thinly carved, with pear and fig chutney
FRESHLY PREPARED SALADS
Country coleslaw
Our play on a kiwi favourite, a cabbage and carrot-based slaw
with lots of seasonal extras, all tossed through chef’s choice of dressing
Roasted carrot, beetroot and kumara
With sesame vinaigrette
Seasonal garden salad
Mixed leaves, carrot, capsicum, spring onion, cucumber and tomato,
tossed through a caramelised onion dressing
ACCOMPANIMENTS
A selection of fresh bread rolls served with butter
Herbed butter & fresh parsley tossed baby potatoes
Chef’s selection of dressings and condiments
DESSERTS
Mini pavlovas
Decorated with fruit coulis and chantilly cream
Mochaccino trifle
Marrying the flavours of coffee and chocolate under a blanket of cream speckled with chocolate
Fresh fruit platter
with coconut and passionfruit yoghurt dip

BUFFET MENU OPTIONS (Min 20 guests)

Silver MENU

$55.00 per person
CANAPES on arrival
Blinis topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill
Sweetcorn and coriander fritter with tomato and avocado salsa
Savoury tartlet with pumpkin, chorizo and feta
SLOW ROASTED MEATS
served with homemade jus – choose three from –
Mustard and herb crusted beef rump
Served with chutney and creamy horseradish sauce
Farmhouse chicken
Served with sage and onion stuffing and chunky cranberry sauce
Prime cut of pork
Served with crackling and cinnamon spiced apple sauce
Glazed baked ham
Thinly carved, with pear and fig chutney
Boned and rolled lamb
Scented with rosemary, garlic and thyme, and served with mint jelly
FRESHLY PREPARED SALADS
Orzo pasta salad
Baby spinach with roasted kumara, beetroot, and feta
Asian style slaw
Thinly shredded with fresh fragrant herbs, shoots, lime & a touch of chilli
Carrot, red onion and sultana salad
With toasted sesame dressing
Seasonal garden salad
Mixed leaves, carrot, capsicum, spring onion, cucumber, and tomato,
tossed through a caramelised onion dressing, and finished with feta and olives
ACCOMPANIMENTS
A selection of fresh artisan breads with a selection of dips
Herbed butter & fresh parsley tossed baby potatoes
Chef’s selection of dressings and condiments
DESSERTS
A decadent selection of mini cakes and treats,
including lemon meringue pie, black forest brownie,
lamington pyramids, banoffee tartlets, mini pavlovas,
and bite size vanilla and cinnamon donuts

BUFFET MENU OPTIONS (Min 20 guests)

Gold MENU

$69.per person

CANAPES on arrival

Caprese skewer with cherry tomato, mozzarella, and basil
Piccolo potatoes wrapped in maple bacon
Blinis topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill

ENTREE to share at the table

Antipasto platter
A fine selection of crudités, cheeses, meats, marinated mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, gherkins, olives, pickled onions, and char-grilled capsicum served with dips, relishes, pickles, crackers, & breads.

SLOW ROASTED MEATS

Mustard and herb crusted beef
Served with chutney and creamy horseradish sauce
Farmhouse chicken
Served with sage and onion stuffing, and chunky cranberry sauce
Prime cut of pork
Served with crackling and cinnamon spiced apple sauce
Glazed baked ham
Thinly carved, with pear and fig chutney
Boned and rolled lamb
Scented with rosemary, garlic and thyme, and served with mint jelly

 

FRESHLY PREPARED SALADS

Seasonal garden salad
Mixed leaves, carrot, capsicum, spring onion, cucumber and tomato, all tossed through a caramelised onion
dressing, and finished with feta and olives
Moroccan couscous salad
with carrot, capsicum, apricot, and toasted almonds, all scented with heavenly Moroccan spices
Roasted beetroot and orange salad
with a light sesame dressing
Asian style slaw
thinly shredded with fresh fragrant herbs, shoots, lime, and a touch of chilli

 

HOT VEGETABLES

Roasted seasonal vegetable medley with caramelised garlic and rosemary
Broccoli and cauliflower baked under a light blanket of double cheese sauce

ACCOMPANIMENTS

A selection of fresh artisan breads with a selection of dips
Herbed butter and fresh parsley tossed baby potatoes
Chef’s selection of dressings and condiments

DESSERTS

Fresh fruit salad with cream and ice-cream
Rum and raisin, or cookies and cream,
Chef’s choice of cheesecake
Pavlova with fruit coulis, chantilly cream and fresh seasonal fruit
Black forest brownie slice

Self-service selection of teas and coffee

BUFFET MENU OPTIONS

Additions and substitutions

The following are menu items to consider if you wish to personalise your menu
by substituting, or adding to, any of the courses. They are priced on request,
so please feel free to enquire over their suitability for your guests.
We’re only too pleased to help.

ENTREES

SKEWERS

Marinated Greek lamb skewers, mint drizzle
Lemon and parsley prawn skewers with garlic butter
Chicken-satay, tandoori, chermoula (fresh herbs, garlic, lemon, moroccan spices) teriyaki (honey, soy, sesame)
Haloumi, capsicum, spiced aubergine

 

MUSSELS

Marinated and served with cream cheese wrapped in bacon
Steamed with garlic, white wine, lemon and parsley
Steamed with sweet chilli and coconut
Steamed with aromatic herbs, miso and ginger

 

FRESHLY BAKED PASTRY SELECTION

Mini quiche
Mini spanakopita filo cups
Chicken pinwheels- choose Italian, Moroccan
Mini puff pastry snails – a trio of pesto, tomato and cheese, tapenade
Savoury choux profiteroles – choose smoked fish, triple cheese, or avocado and prawn
Mini pie selection

BRUSCHETTA

Tomato, mozzarella and basil
Salami, feta and capers
Avocado, sun-dried tomato and basil
Salmon, cream cheese and dill

 

FROM THE FRYER

Fish bites
Crumbed camembert
Squid rings
Prawn twisties
Chicken nibbles

 

FRITTERS WITH SELECTION OF CHUTNEYS AND SALSAS

Salmon, feta and avocado
Courgette, corn and red capsicum
Cajun quinoa and blackened banana
Edamame, chickpea, toasted sesame
Potato, spinach and cheddar
Roasted cauliflower, kale and blue cheese
Moroccan couscous, toasted almond and apricot
Chicken, red chilli and black bean

Main course alternatives

Beef cheeks – parsnip mash, bourbon jus
Lamb rump – stuffed with baby spinach, redcurrant jus
Lamb rack – parsley, mustard crust
Pulled pork – garlic and sour cream mash
Belly pork – caramelised apple, kumara and quinoa roessti
Chicken breast – stuffed with roast capsicum, salami and mozzarella

Venison – polenta, spiced cherry jus
Sirloin – caramelised shallots and thyme gravy
Salmon en croute – fish veloute
Aromatic duck- kumara hash cake, hoisin drizzle
Lamb shank – rustic gravy
Sticky ribs – smashed baby potatoes

Vegetarian alternatives
Portobello mushroom and tomato tower with pesto, red onion, roasted capsicum and haloumi
Potato gnocchi with burnt butter and sage
Buerre garde kumara, silverbeet and potato bake with gruyere cheese
Cannelloni with spinach and feta, tomato and basil concasse
Baked aubergine and haloumi sandwich with baby spinach, roast chickpeas, and black olive salad

Vegetable alternatives
Honey glazed carrots
Braised red cabbage
Selected seasonal roasted vegetables
Carrot and swede mash
Parsnip puree
Buttered brussel sprouts
Cauliflower gratin
Steamed broccoli
Ginger, honey, and toasted sesame cabbage
Sweet chilli silverbeet
Glazed baby vegetable selection – carrots, leeks, beetroot, swede
Orange scented roast beetroot and kumara

Salads
Tri-coloured spaghetti’d vegetables in a creme fraiche dressing with chives
Asian style slaw with fresh herbs, lemon and chilli
Roasted beetroot, carrot and kumara with a sesame vinaigrette
Greek salad
Tossed green salad with herbed croutons
Quinoa, baby spinach, red capsicum
Green bean, red onion and garlic
Chickpea, cherry tomato and feta

Carbohydrates
Roasted gourmet potatoes with rosemary and garlic
Double cheese potato bake
Homemade oven baked seasoned wedges
Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Buttered polenta
Mushroom and parmesan risotto
Black and white rice pilaf
Israeli couscous risotto

BUFFET MENU OPTIONS

Canapes Selection

When selecting a finger food menu,
first select how many items you would like per person:
3 items $10 per person
4 items $12 per person
5 items $14 per person
6 items $16 per person
7 items $18 per person
If you would like to include tea, coffee and juice
with your selection this can be counted as one item.

Cold Selection
Caprese skewer with cherry tomato, mozzarella, and basil
Blinis topped with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill
Petite sandwich of smoked chicken and mesclun with pear and fig chutney
Savoury tartlet with pumpkin, chorizo and feta
Crab and capsicum salad on cassava chip
Cheesy polenta bites with bacon and mushroom

 

Vegetarian options
Sweetcorn and coriander fritter with avocado salsa
Stuffed button mushrooms
Capsicum, haloumi, and olive skewer
Avocado, sun dried tomato, and basil bruschetta

Fingerfood topped with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

Hot Selection
Piccolo potatoes wrapped in maple bacon
Pulled pork sliders with apple and ranch slaw
Potato and spinach fritter with whipped feta
Prawn twister with sweet chilli dip
Risotto cake with kale and chorizo
Prawn skewer with lemon pepper aioli
Mini pepperoni and gherkin pizzettes
Spanakopita filo cups

 

Desserts Selection
Caramel slice
Mini blueberry muffins
Moreish American Brownie
Lolly slice
Red Velvet Cake
Vanilla and cinnamon donut munchkins
Mini chocolate Eclairs
Banoffee tartlets
Lamington pyramids
Caramel slice
Chocolate fudge slice
Lemon meringue pies
Mini gourmet cheesecakes
Glazed fruit and custard tarts
Christmas mince pies

BUFFET MENU OPTIONS

Platter Selection

Cheese Platter $9.50 per person
A selection of five New Zealand cheeses served with
fruit, chutneys, relishes, and crackers

 

Cold Meat Platter $8.50 per person
Chef’s selection of three cold meat cuts
– chosen from beef, lamb, pork, ham, salami
– and served with a selection of accompaniments,
relishes, pickles, and breads

 

Kai Moana – Seafood Supreme $12.50 per person
A fine arrangement of prawns, steamed and
marinated mussels, salt and pepper squid, smoked
fish fillets and a smoked salmon dip.
All served alongside an assortment of breads
and crackers

 

Antipasto Platter $9.50 per person
A combination of cheeses, meats, salmon dip,
marinated mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, gherkins,
olives, pickled onions, and char-grilled capsicum,
all served with dips, relishes, pickles, crackers,
crostini and breads.

Ham Platter $8.00 per person
Honey glazed ham, off the bone,
and served with relishes, pickles, mustard,
garden salad, rustic slaw, and crusty bread selection.

 

Fruit Platter $6.50 per person
Slices of local, seasonal and tropical fruits, served with
a passion fruit, coconut and yoghurt dip.

 

Mini Savouries Selection $7.50 per person
A variety of mini savouries and quiches served with
accompanying relishes and chutneys.

 

Gourmet Sandwich Platter $7.50 per person
A generous selection of mini sandwiches and rolls, filled
with roasted meats, spreads and seasonal salads.

 

Sweet Treat Platter $7.00 per person
Variety of Danish pastries, petite fours, and fudge

Please advise us of any gluten, dairy, or any food allergies so we can cater to the needs of all your guests.

Alternatively, TRY A …

Spit Roast MENU

A more casual menu from our famous sister company, Spitroast.com, the original New Zealand spit roast company, is also a popular wedding option. Spitroast.com has catered for parties, functions, and wonderful weddings for over twenty years. If you choose Spitroast.com for your wedding feast, you’ll enjoy deliciously tasty spit roasts, BBQ extras, salads, finger foods and desserts
all served by our professionally trained staff.

 

Spitroast.com is the spit roast meat expert. It provides a relaxed way to feed your crowd with a range of choice menu options from blacktie dining, to more informal BBQs or platters for conferences or corporate events.

 

Talk to our Weddings team to see if Spitroast.com would be a good option for your wedding.

They’ll be happy to help you choose from a range of excellent value luscious set menus. They can also assist you to organize a fabulous Spitroast. com menu around specific dietary requirements and arrange the ideal menu based on your
preferences.

 

Whichever menu you choose, you’ll have the confidence of working with a well-established and experienced company. The expert team at Spitroast.com really knows how to throw a party, or impress your first guests as a married couple.

 

Visit us online and choose from our classic menus online or call us to see what else we can offer.

 

www.spitroast.com 0800 333 666.

Drinks list

BUBBLY
$40 per bottle

 

BEERS
Steinlager $7
Heineken $7
Speights $7
Amstel Light $7
Corona $8

 

CIDER
Somersby $7

 

HOUSE SPIRITS
Single with mixer $6 – Double – $7

 

WINES
Our wine selection changes on a regular basis.
Please enquire about current availability.
Priced from $6 per glass / $35 per bottle

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC
Extensive range of soft drinks
Non-alcoholic punch-bowl
– approx. 50 servings – $75

It’s easiest is to run a bar tab with an allocated
budget. You can allocate $30 – $35 per person
which allows each person 3-4 drinks.

Wonderful venue! Excellent food and most understanding, creative, caring and resourceful manager! We celebrated our best day of our life, our wedding here! Our experiences will never leave our mind, all thanks to A’Fare Catering.

A wonderful memory created. Thank you, -Peter and Shannon Taylor

Table and other Decorations

Would you like an archway?
Special table settings? Particular lighting?
We include chair covers, tablecloths, and standard
table-settings with plates, glassware,
and cutlery as part of our venue hire.
However, if you would like something specific
created for you with flower arrangements,
place-settings, archway or other unique additions,
just ask – we’re happy to put you in touch
with wedding experts who can work with you and us to
organise exactly what you see in your mind’s eye.
To discuss costs please contact your dedicated Wedding
team at (09) 438-8329 or email [email protected]

Upgrade Options

Chair sashes $5.00 per chair
– selection of colours available
Drinks on arrival $8.00 per person
Canapes $10.50 per person
BYO available $9.00 per person

Hi the team at A’Fare. Thank you very much for the great work you did for Christine and Paul’s wedding. Everyone told me they had a fine meal and good service. Thanks for the extra kinds too! The cake looked awesome.
Thank you! Wishing you all the best. – Michelle Schueller