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Wedding Catering Options

Canapé Menu

$5.50 per piece for 2020.

  • Canapés are substantial in size. From our experience, after your Ceremony in the gardens (prior to your night time reception) we advise you order a minimum of 3 Serves per person. For your Reception a minimum of 8 serves per person is recommended.
  • For Canapé Receptions in the gardens or the Lakehouse (available daytime only), a service charge applies that is based on the number of guests. This charge includes cakeage -portioned and served on a plate with serviette. Cut off is based on adult numbers only.
  • Extra Canapes may be ordered and an additional fee may apply in this instance.

Night time Canape Receptions at Dining on the Deck (40-80 guests) $75 per person

Day time Canape Receptions at the Lakehouse  (20-40 guests) $65 per person


  • Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche and Dill (gf)
  • Prawn Cocktail on Melba Toast
  • Natural Oysters with Lemon (gf)
  • Blue Cheese Filo Bites with Caramalised Pear and Pecan (v)
  • Fried Macadamia Nut with Black Olive and Tomato Concasse (v, vg, gf)
  • Goats Cheese with Red Onion Jam (v)


  • Filled Crispy Potato Skin with Dukah Roasted Chickpea and Eggplant (v, vg, gf)
  • Croquette of Duck, Orange and Thyme
  • Pan Seared Scallop with Pomegranite Hollandaise (gf)
  • Stuffed Mushroom Cup with Zucchini, Spinach and Hazelnuts (v, vg, gf)
  • Arancini of Roasted Garlic, Pumpkin and Parmesan (v, vg)
  • Kataifi Wrapped Prawns with Chilli andLime Mayonnaise


  • White chocolate and Almond Macaron (gf)
  • Strawberry and Lemonade Cheesecake (vg)
  • Pecan Pie with Chantilly Cream
  • Chocolate and Ginger Brownie(gf)
  • Lemon and Meringue Tartlets (gf)
  • Cinnamon Walnut Baklava
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Cheese platters, Dips & Crudites $12 per person

  • Calculated on the full number of adult guests
  • Can have a V, VG, and GF option when ordering
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Wedding Reception Menu

  • Between 41 – 80 Guests:  3 Courses from 5.30 to 9.30pm – $100 in 2020/$110 in 2021/$115 in 2022
  • Between 31 – 40 Guests: 3 courses from 5.30 to 9.30pm – $105 in 2020/$115 in 2021/$1125 in 2022
  • Between 20-30 Guests: 3 courses from 5.30 to 9.30pm – $125 in 2020/$135 in 2021/$145 in 2022
  • Numbers under 20 for a night time reception will incur an extra cost per head based on numbers. Please contact us with your special requirements for a quote.
  • Price per guest for Receptions is based on a choice of 2 meal selections per Reception course served alternately (50/50). For an additional choice of 3 meal selections per Reception course served alternately (please add $4 per course/per head.
  • Liquor licence laws stipulate last drinks are served at 10pm and all receptions can extend their event duration up to a maximum of 10:30 at an additional venue hire fee of $250 per half hour.
  • Please take some time to arrange your guests transport at the end of the reception as staff need access to prepare the venue for the following day. Please be aware that receptions going beyond the agreed time will incur additional charges at a rate of $200 per half hour.
  • Numbers are based on adults attending only.
  • Prior notice for dietary requirements is essential. Please discuss when initially planning your menu.Where additional dishes are required for dietary requirements there will be an additional cost of $5 per plate.

Cold Entrées

  • Confit of Duck with Caramalised Pear and Walnut Terrine, Watercress, Fennel and
    Blue Cheese Salad (gf)
  • Tuna Carpaccio with Capers, Pink Grapefruit, Preserved Lemon and Fresh Dill (gf)
  • Chicken Liver Parfait with Red Onion Jam, Herb Croutons, Cranberry, Pistachio and
    Rocket Salad
  • Mooloolaba Prawns with Mango Salsa, Smoked Paprika and Lemon Oil (gf)
  • Grilled Eggplant, Avocado, Pomegranate, Candied Pistachio & Cous-cous Salad(v, vg)
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Gazpacho with Parmesan Crisp (v, gf, vga)

Hot Entrées

  • Cauliflower, Thyme and Blue Cheese Soup, Warm Bread Roll and Butter (v) (gfa)
  • Twice Baked Gruyere Souffle with Rocket, Apple and Pecan Salad (v)
  • Grilled King Prawns with Roasted Peach, Almond Crumb and Bloody Mary Butter(gf)
  • Crispy Duck Salad with Watercress, Radish, Eschallots and Sesame Salad and
    Orange and Star Anise Dressing (v, gf)
  • Caramelized Pear, Walnut and Brie Tartlet, Baby Cos and Roasted Red Onion (v, gf)
  • Pan Seared Scallops with Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Puree, Crisp Pancetta
    and Balsamic Reduction (gf)


  • Pan seared Atlantic Salmon, Herb Crushed Kipfler Potatoes, Broad Beans,
    Roasted Garlic and Tomato Chutney (gf)
  • Roasted Chicken Supreme, Potato and Speck Cake, Seasonal Vegetables,
    and Thyme Veloute (gf)
  • Grilled Pork Chop, Roasted New Potatoes, Candied Fennel, and Cider Sauce (gf)
  • BBQ Lamb Cutlets with Truffle Mash, Pea and Mint Puree, Balsamic Reduction (gf)
  • Beef Wellington with Dauphinoise Potato, Steamed Greens and Red Wine Jus
  • Thai Mango and Coconut Salad with Peanut Dressing(v, vg, gf)
  • Risotto of Asparagus, Pea, Lemon and Mint with Vegan Parmesan (vg)


  • Belgian Chocolate Brulee with Hazelnut Shortbread(gf)
  • Toffee Apple Crumble Tart with Rich Vanilla Gelato
  • Dark Chocolate Steamed Pudding, Blueberry and Mint Chantilly Cream,
    Chocolate Sauce (gf)
  • Belgian White Chocolate Panna Cotta, Strawberry Compote and Pistachio Fairy
    Floss (gf)
  • Raspberry Meringue Roulade, Coconut Tuille and Coulis(gf)
  • Rhubarb Frangipane Tart with double Cream and Vanilla Syrup

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free (gfa) gluten free available on request


You can choose to have your wedding cake as your 3rd course or serve the wedding cake after dessert at no additional cost.

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Wedding Reception Kids Menu

Children up to 12 yrs of age may select from the Kids Menu. Our quoted price is based on 2 meal selections per course served alternately (50/50). An additional $4 per course/per head applies for an additional third selection per course served alternately.
$40 for Two courses per person ($45 in 2021/$50 in 2022)
$50 for Three courses per person ($55 in 2021 and 2022)


  • Soup of the day, crispy croutons
  • Potato wedges, tomato sauce
  • Melon ball cocktail, raspberry coulis
  • Cheesy bread


  • Bangers and Mash with peas & gravy
  • Pasta in tomato sauce topped with cheese
  • Fish fingers with chips & salad
  • Petite grilled steak & pommes frites, salad greens
  • Roast chicken breast with garden vegetables & potatoes


  • Apple & cinnamon rolled crepe, ice cream
  • Vanilla ice cream & strawberries
  • Fresh fruit skewers, chocolate dipping sauce
  • Banana split

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free (gfa) gluten free available on request

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High Tea Maleny Secrets on the Lake

Morning or Afternoon Tea / High Tea Option

This option is served in the Gallery or in the Lakehouse. It requires a minimum of 25 people, and amaximum of 45 people. Prices are valid for receptions held before Dec 31st 2020

  • Secrets Classic High Tea per head – Lakehouse $58/Gallery $53
  • Secrets Champagne High Tea per head – Lakehouse $64/Gallery $59
  • Secrets Ultimate High Tea per head – Lakehouse $74/Gallery $69

Our famous High Teas are served with a selection of delightful hot and cold treats, both savoury and sweet, and served with plunger coffee and Basilur Loose Leaf Tea. Can be served on tiered platters to the table or alternatively served as a buffet style. Please liaise with our wedding planner and with our chef about your choices.

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Barbecue Costs and Conditions

  • Between 41 – 80 Guests: Price per person $85 in 2020 / $90 in 2021/$95 in 2022
  • Between 31 – 40 Guests: Price per person $95 in 2020 / $100 in 2021/$105 in 2022
  • Between 20-30 Guests: Price per person $115 in 2020 / $120 in 2021/$125 in 2022
  • For small groups of no more than 15 a BBQ (presented on platters) in The Nest can be delivered $60 pp (Do it Yourself Style Option)
  • Cakeage included in this price- simple cut & portion with a serviette.
  • Liquor licence laws stipulate last drinks are served at 10pm and all receptions can extend their event duration up to a maximum of 10:30 at an additional venue hire fee of $200 per half hour.
  • Please take some time to arrange your guests transport at the end of the reception as staff need access to prepare the venue for the following day. Please be aware that receptions going beyond the agreed time will incur additional charges at a rate of $200 per half hour.
  • Numbers are based on adults attending only. Children up to 12 menu and costings available separately.
  • Available in Dining on the Deck restaurant for up to 80 guests between 5:30 pm and 9 pm.
  • Available in the Lakehouse for up to 45 guests between 12 noon and 2pm. Prices are per person.

Informal Service – Lakehouse – Simple rustic tables – available up to 5pm

  • Guests are served from a generous buffet of barbecue meats by our staff.
  • They can help themselves to salads and breads from covered buffet tables.
  • Guests may choose whatever they would like from the four selections.

Formal Service – Available in the Cafe – available from 5:30 – 9:30

  • The buffet tables are set up on the café deck with white linen cloths.
  • The food is placed in heated chafing dishes and then served by our uniformed staff
  • Guests may choose whatever they would like from the four selections.
  • There’s no limit on amounts of food they may have.

What and How to Choose?

  • Look through our extensive menu and decide on three main course barbecue choices.
  • Choose your one vegetarian or vegan option
  • Choose your two salad dishes.
  • Choose one hot vegetable dish.
  • Baskets of French bread & local salted butter are included.

Barbecue Menu

Chicken Dishes

  • Grilled Chicken Thigh with Maple and BBQ Sauce(gf)
  • Chargrilled Poussin, Café de Paris Butter (gf)
  • Confit of Grilled Duck Leg, Star Anise and Orange Glaze (gf)

Pork Dishes

  • Memphis BBQ pork ribs (gf)
  • Grilled pork chops, Herb Butter (gf)
  • Italian Style Pork Sausages, Crispy Pangrattata
  • Slow Cooked Pork Belly Pieces, Apple Cider and Pear Sauce (gf)

Beef, Steak

  • BBQ Wagyu Burger, Crisp Cos, Tomato and Aioli
  • Rib Fillet with Bernaise Sauce (gf)
  • Sirloin Steak with Rosemary Butter (gf)
  • Beef and Mushroom Sausage(gf)

Lamb Dishes

  • Barbecued lamb cutlets, mint jelly (gf)
  • Lamb Kofta and Cucumber Yoghurt (gf)
  • Dukkah Crusted Lamb Chops, Honey Dressing (gf)
  • Lamb and Herb Sausages, Caramalised Onion (gf)

Barbecue Seafood & Fish

  • Salmon Parcels, Lemon & Fresh Dill Butter
  • Tuna Steak, Wakame, Ginger and Soy Vinaigrette (gf)
  • BBQ Atlantic Salmon, Pink Grapefruit Hollandaise (gf)
  • Grilled King Prawns Skewer, Chilli Crème Friache (gf)


  • BBQ Corn Cobs, Lemon Pepper Butter (vg, gf)
  • Chargrilled Haloumi, Eggplant, Tomato and Baby Onion Skewers, Mint Yoghurt
    Dressing (vg, gf)
  • Herb Cous-Cous Stuffed Red Peppers, Grilled Asparagus, Lemon Oil (gf)
  • Fried Zucchini Flowers, Ricotta, Pine Nut and Sage Filling

Gourmet Salads

  • Tomato, basil & red onion (gf, v, vg)
  • American coleslaw (gf, v)
  • Caesar salad (gf, v)
  • Gourmet BBQ house salad – baby spinach, rocket & watercress salad, lemon juice
    & sea salt dressing (gf, v, vg)

Hot Gourmet Vegetables

  • Bacon, cream potato bake (gfa)
  • French greens, onions & tomato (vg, gfa)
  • Cauliflower gratin (gfa)
  • Steamed yellow coconut rice (vg, gfa)
  • Minted baby potatoes (gfa)

Desserts – Choose 2 for your event

  • Dark Chocolate Tart, Berry Compote, Chantilly Cream, Chocolate Crumb
  • Citrus Meringue Pie, Crème Anglaise
  • Caramel tart, Maple Pecans and Double Cream
  • Classic Tiramisu and Espresso Syrup
  • Lime and Vanilla Cheesecake w Maple Syrup and Fresh Berries (v, vg, gf)

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free (gfa) gluten free available on request

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Kind words from our previous weddings

Dear Jenni… Rob and I can’t thank you and all the team for making our day incredibly special.Everything was perfect topped off by gorgeous weather!!! We saw you, Tony and Susan run off your feet behind the scenes and working so hard to make everything run smoothly so Rob and I could relax and enjoy the day. No doubt there were many people working just as hard that we didn’t see. Please pass on our sincere thanks to George, Aldy and all the Secrets team for a superb job well done. Look forward to seeing you soon.

The Eagles

To Dear Susan… All of us can’t thank you enough for being part of our wonderful Wedding Day of David and Shelly. Everything was amazing and all the staff were beautiful. David and Shelly had a great honeymoon in NZ for 10 days but now back to routine. It was a weekend we will always remember every minute. Thank you so much Susan, All our love…

The Banburys

Fantastic! We couldn't have asked for anything better. They were so accommodating and really made our wedding. The staff were amazing and the food was perfect! We also stayed there for a week after the wedding.

Mandy & Alan G

Staff were fantastic, happy to accommodate anything we needed. The venue was lovely. They had a great recommendation of suppliers for us to use too.

David B

Our wedding at Secrets On The Lake was perfect! They did so well. Fantastic venue & the best customer service I've ever received!

Rebecca S

Staff catered to our every need, were very approachable and answered every silly question. Our wedding day it rained and staff moved our whole ceremony undercover and decorated so we could have the best even while it was raining- at no extra cost.

Clare B

Secrets on the lake catered the most amazing day leaving each and every person attending amazed. The staff at Secrets were incredible and covered every detail with 5 star customer service. We could not have asked for anything more perfect, the food, accommodation, location, service and price could not have been beaten. Very happy day for us!

Kristy L

We were very impressed by all the arrangements made by Secrets on the Lake. The planning went very smoothly. All our questions were answered promptly and the answers were very helpful. The day itself was even better than we had expected. Great attention was given to all the small things that help make such an event even more special. The feedback from all our guests has been excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend Secrets on the Lake to others.

Robert & Maureen H

The staff at Secrets were so helpful. Their input and being able to assist us in planning the day had made the day run so smoothly. Having the option for ceremony and reception at the same venue made it so easy. The staff did an amazing job setting up for both ceremony and reception. We got so many compliments on how well ran our special day was, how relaxed and casual it felt and loved the buffet option with such delicious food provided. 110% recommend this beautiful, quiet, relaxing venue and stress free day.

Brett & Kim W

what a wonderful lovely place we held our elopement wedding. we had our champaign brought down to us...they worked with us on timing that we wanted our nibbles and cake etc. the place to stay after could not be better...we booked each year to return for our anniversary. spectacular!

Amanda G