Planning a wedding in the Byron Bay and Gold Coast region can be overwhelming because there are just SO many amazing vendors to choose from. That's why I've carefully hand picked five of my absolute favourite caterers for you to choose from. Warning: beware of mouth beginning to water whilst reading...
1. Something for Catering
images provided by Something for Catering
WHAT: A stunning mobile kitchen on wheels that can be towed to many an obscure wedding location. Flexible catering menus and amazing staff
WHY: Creating unique menus from seasonal fresh produce, the team from Something for Catering are sure to please your tastebuds (I call it a taste-gasm). They also have the option of including a bar service with fancy cocktails. Some of my favourite menu items include...
Truffled Mushroom Crostini with Walnut Butter
Reuben Spring Roll with Russian Dipping Sauce (whaaaat!?)
Smoked Trout Croquettes with apple and fennel slaw... mouth watering yet?
Bookings & enquiries at somethingforcatering.com
2. Pango's Hot Dogs
images sourced from Instagram @pangos_hotdogs
WHAT: A cute A.F. hot dog van run by a local Northern Rivers legend with a big smile called Ash who creates a range of different hot dog-esque delights, including pulled meat sliders and a vegan hotdog.
WHY: Straight up simple and tasty. Quick, easy food for your laid back wedding. Would go perfectly with a backyard wedding or at one of the quirky venues I wrote about in my previous article...
'5 offbeat Byron Bay wedding venues that won't break the bank' Also, I've tried and tested multiple of these and have been extremely satisfied. My advice; order yours with 'the lot'.
Bookings & enquiries, phone 0413042259
3. Little Bonnie Dot
images provided by Little Bonnie Dot & Klee Photography
WHAT: An original 1930's teardrop caravan restored and converted into a coffee and high tea catering service.
WHY: It is a lovely little family business run by local Mullumbimby residents Jade & Michael. They serve only the best coffee by local roastery 'The Branches' and create delicious savoury and sweet treats served on vintage fine china. Cute! This would match perfectly to a picnic wedding like I wrote about HERE.
Bookings & enquiries at https://littlebonniedot.com/
4. Mr Goaty Gelato
images sourced from Instagram @mrgoatygelato
WHAT: Those of you who are familiar with The Farm at Byron Bay will know of their famously delicious restaurant 'Three Blue Ducks'. Well Mr Goaty is founded by former TBD chef, Dan Hughes. Mr Goaty is based out of Erina, Central Coast NSW, where many of the ingredients that go into the gelato are picked from their very own garden. Not to worry though, Mr Goaty Gelato does travel to other locations in NSW for weddings.
WHY: Their gelati is made from all natural ingredients and they have dairy free options available. Also...FLAVOURS! Some that I thought sounded amazing included;
Roasted Chilli Chocolate
Burnt Pineapple Margarita
Grapefruit Coconut Cream
Bookings & enquiries at mrgoatygelato.com.au
5. The Irish Shakes
photos supplied by The Irish Shakes
WHAT: A boutique BYO cocktail bar service consisting of a team of highly experienced hospitality gurus ready to create your dream beverage.
WHY: You save money by supplying your own booze PLUS you save precious wedding planning time because they will organise the mobile bar, glassware, all extra ingredients for your drinks and work closely with you to design a cocktail menu to suit your desires. Bonus: their stylish bar will look super swanky in the background of your wedding reception photos.
Bookings & enquiries at theirishshakes.com
SUBSCRIBE HERE TO RECEIVE MY UPCOMING WRITE UPS ON MORE ECLECTIC WEDDING VENDORS FOR YOUR GOLD COAST/ BYRON BAY WEDDING...