Nelson Wedding Catering

Browse our curated selection of the best wedding caterers in Nelson & Tasman.

About wedding catering

Whether you're dreaming of a formal sit-down dinner, a casual cocktail reception, or a feast that reflects your cultural heritage, Nelson and Tasman’s diverse range of caterers can craft a menu that perfectly complements your wedding style and satisfies even the most discerning palates.

How far in advance should we book our wedding caterer?

It's advisable to book your caterer 9-12 months before your wedding date, especially if you're getting married during the busy summer season. Popular caterers can be booked out well in advance.

What catering styles are available for weddings in Nelson and Tasman?

Common options include plated meals, buffets, family-style sharing platters, cocktail-style canapés, food stations, and even food trucks. Many caterers offer a combination of styles to suit different parts of your reception.

Can caterers accommodate dietary requirements and allergies?

Yes, most caterers are experienced in handling various dietary needs. Be sure to discuss any specific requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies, etc.) with your caterer during the planning stages.

How much should we budget for wedding catering?

Catering costs can vary widely depending on your chosen style, guest count, and menu complexity. As a general guide, allocate 40-50% of your total wedding budget towards food and beverage costs. Your caterer can work with you to create a menu that fits your budget.

Do caterers provide staff for serving and bar service?

Many caterers offer complete packages, including wait staff and bartenders. Be sure to clarify what's included in your quote and whether you need to hire additional staff.

Can we have a tasting before finalising our menu?

Most caterers offer menu tastings, usually after you've paid a deposit. This allows you to sample dishes and make informed decisions about your final menu.

How do we ensure there's enough food for all our guests?

Experienced caterers can advise on appropriate quantities based on your guest count and catering style. They typically plan for a bit extra to ensure no one goes hungry. And remember, you can always discuss any concerns with your caterer during the planning process.
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