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Chow worthy wedding in or near Melbourne

Gourmet Chick Jun 3, 2009 05:33 AM

I am trying to plan my wedding which will either be held in Melbourne or in a marquee on a private property outside Melbourne - looking at between 100 -150 people for a sit down dinner. Does anyone have any recommendations for great reception venues in Melbourne (with Chow worthy foods) or for great caterers. Any help much appreciated I feel that I have entered a whole new world here about which I know nothing!

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  1. PhilD RE: Gourmet Chick Jun 3, 2009 02:18 PM

    Big congratulations: if you are desperate my partners mum lives in Eltham and she does a mean brandy pinapple cheesecake and a great chocolate pavlova....!

    How about a winery in the Yarra Valley?

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    1. re: PhilD
      mr_gimlet RE: PhilD Jun 7, 2009 01:33 AM

      Or a winery on the Mornington Peninsula - they're a bit more set up for it. Or Pettavel near Geelong (note the common theme about wineries...)

      The only way you are going to get chow-worthy food for 150 people is good raw materials served simply. Nowhere can turn out fabulous, prepared food for those kind of numbers without a professional kitchen.

      What month will your wedding be in, as that might influence things.

      1. re: mr_gimlet
        Gourmet Chick RE: mr_gimlet Jun 8, 2009 08:35 AM

        Thanks PhilD and Mr Gimlet - I agree so many people makes it difficult so I would just like the food not to be of the horrible rubbery "chicken or beef" type variety. We are thinking February so the winery suggestions could be good.

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