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Wedding Catering Options

Wedding Catering Options

Canapés

$5.00 per piece for 2018.  $5.50 for 2019.

    • Canapés are substantial in size. After your Ceremony in the gardens we advise a minimum of 3 Serves per person. For your Reception a minimum of 8 serves per person is recommended.
    • For Canapé Receptions (available daytime only) in the gardens or the Lakehouse, service charges apply based on the number of guests. This charge includes cakeage -portioned and served on a plate with serviette. $20 per person for over 50 guests – $25 per person for over 30 guests – $30 per person under 30 guests.
    • For numbers under 20 guests, special arrangements will need to be made. Cut off is based on adult numbers only.

Canapé Menu

Cold

      • Cheese & Spinach Straws
      • Prosciutto, pear & rocket rolls (gf)
      • Roast duck and plum sauce pancake
      • Grilled Prawn & Avocado on crisp bread
      • Whipped Feta & semi dried tomato tart
      • Pesto filled cherry tomatoes (v) (gf)

Hot

      • Char-grilled steak skewers, grainy mustard dressing (gf)
      • Cajun orange sweet potato chip, Sour Cream & Chive Dip (v) (gf)
      • Lamb & feta koftas, minty yoghurt (gf)
      • Salmon & Dill fishcake (gf)
      • Ricotta, sage & parmesan fritters
      • Wild mushroom & parmesan Arancini (v)

Sweet

      • Mini chocolate mousse cups (gf)
      • Mini baked New York cheesecakes
      • Mini lemon curd tartlets
      • Whisky & chocolate ganâche truffles (gf)
      • Fruit skewers (gf)
      • Mini Bakewell Tart

Cheese platters, Dips & Crudites $12 per person

      • Calculated on the full number of adult guests

Wedding Reception Menu

      • Between 40 – 80 Guests:  3 Courses $95 from 5.30 to 9.30pm
      • Between 30 – 40 Guests: 3 courses $100 from 5.30 to 9.30pm
      • Between 20-30 Guests: 3 courses $120 from 5.30 to 8.30pm
      • 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 based on a choice of 2 meal selections per course. For a choice of 3 meal selections please add $4 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 $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.
      • Prior notice for dietary requirements is essential. Please discuss when initially planning your menu.

Cold Entrées

      • Smoked Chicken, Apple and Walnut Terrine, Watercress, Fennel and Blue Cheese Salad (gf)
      • Kingfish Carpaccio, Capers, Blood Orange, Preserved Lemon and Fresh Dill (gf)
      • Duck Liver Parfait, Port Jelly, Herb Crouton, Cranberry, Pistachio and Rocket Salad. (gfa)
      • Grilled King Prawns, Almond, Pear, Baby Tomato and Red Onion Salad, Sweet Paprika Mayonnaise (gf)
      • Caprese Salad, Mixed Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Buffalo Mozzerella (v) (gf)
      • Asparagus and Goat’s Cheese Tartlet, Fennel Marmalade, Mixed Leaf Salad, Lemon Oil (v)

Hot Entrées

      • Cauliflower, Thyme and Blue Cheese Soup, Warm Bread Roll and Butter (v) (gfa)
      • Twice Baked Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese Soufflé, Rocket, Apple, Date and Pecan Salad (v)
      • Salmon and Crab Fishcakes, Grilled Stone Fruit, Toasted Almond, Hollandaise Sauce (gf)
      • Baked Stuffed Flat Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, Persian Feta and Caramelised Red Onion Filling,
      • Mixed Leaf Salad, Pesto (v) (gf)
      • Warm Salad of Artichokes and Pancetta, Grilled Radicchio, Hazelnut, Red Onion, Balsamic Reduction (gf)

Mains

      • Pan seared Atlantic Salmon, Herb Crushed Kipfler Potatoes, Pea Cassoulet, Roasted Garlic and
      • Tomato Chutney (gf)
      • Roasted Chicken Supreme, Potato and Speck Cake, Seasonal Vegetables, Herbed Cream Sauce
      • Grilled Pork Chop, Roasted Kipfler Potatoes, Braised Fennel, Cider and Orange Sauce (gf)
      • Seared, Peppered Lamb Cutlets, Sweet Potato and Paprika Mash, Pea and Mint Puree, Balsamic Reduction (gf)
      • Grilled Sirloin of Beef, Red Wine Pepper Jus, Steamed Baby Potatoes and Seasonal Greens (gf)
      • Vegetarian Wellington, Wilted Spinach, Roasted Baby Tomatoes, Dauphinoise Potato, Thyme Beurre Blanc (v)

Dessert

      • Strawberry Panna Cotta, Berry Coulis, Pistachio Cream and Shortbread (gf)
      • Roasted Apple, Berries and Passionfruit Crumble Tart, Rich Vanilla Gelato
      • Dark Chocolate Steamed Pudding, Blueberry and Mint Chantilly Cream, Chocolate Sauce
      • Sweet Cream Filled Cannoli, Candied Pistachio Crumb, Amaretto Syrup
      • Frozen Mixed Berry Parfait, Crème Anglaise, Tuille Biscuit (gfa)
      • Warm Rum Baba, Rum and Raisin Gelato, Biscotti

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

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

Wedding Reception Kids Menu

Up to 12 yrs of age Two courses $35- Three courses $45

Starters

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

Mains

      • 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

Dessert

      • 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

Champagne Breakfast Buffet Style Option $60 per person

(served in the Lake house, minimum of 25 people, maximum of 45)

      • Eggs, Bacon, Croissants, Tomatoes, Mushrooms
      • Cold cuts – including local cheeses
      • Cereals, Yoghurt, Seasonal Fruit, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee
      • Glass of house Champagne
      • Premium Champagne available on request

Morning or Afternoon Tea / High Tea Option

(served in the Gallery or in the Lakehouse. A minimum of 25 people, maximum of 45)

      • Secrets Gold High Tea per head – Lakehouse $55/Gallery $45
      • Champagne High Tea per head – Lakehouse $60/Gallery $50
      • Chocolate High Tea per head – Lakehouse $65/Gallery $55

With a selection of delightful hot and cold treats, both savoury and sweet, served with plunger coffee and tea. Can be served on tiered platters to the table or served as a buffet style. Please liaise with our chef.


Barbecue Costs and Conditions

      • Between 40 – 80 Guests:  $80 per person
      • Between 30 – 40 Guests: $90 per person
      • Between 20-30 Guests: $110 per person
      • For small groups of no more than 15 a BBQ (presented on platters) in The Nest can be delivered $55 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.

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 and then choose your vegetarian/vegan option.
      • Choose your three salad dishes.
      • Choose a hot vegetable dish.
      • Baskets of French bread & local salted butter are included.

Barbecue Menu

Chicken Dishes

      • Spicy Cajun Chicken Wings (gf)
      • Grilled Chicken Thigh, Maple and BBQ sauce (gf)
      • Chargrilled Poussin, Café de Paris Butter (gf)
      • Confit, 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, Beetroot, Tomato and Aioli (gfa)
      • Rib Eye Steak, Bernaise Sauce (gf)
      • Fillet Steak, Button Mushrooms,  Red Wine Jus
      • Bistecca Alla Firoentina, Chargrilled T-Bone Steak, Salsa Verde (gf)

Lamb Dishes

      • Barbecued lamb cutlets, mint jelly (gf)
      • Lamb, Cherry Tomato and Baby Onion Skewers, Rosemary Butter (gf)
      • Dukkah Crusted Lamb Chops, Honey and Soy 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, Chilli Crème Friache (gf)

Vegetarian

      • BBQ Corn Cobs, Lemon Pepper Butter (gf)
      • Chargrilled Haloumi, Eggplant, Tomato and Baby Onion Skewers, Mint Yoghurt Dressing (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 (gf) (v)
      • American coleslaw (gf) (v)
      • Caesar salad (gf) (v)
      • Gourmet BBQ house salad – baby spinach, rocket & watercress salad, lemon juice & sea salt dressing (gf) (v)

Hot Gourmet Vegetables

      • Bacon, cream potato bake (gfa)
      • French greens, onions & tomato (gfa)
      • Cauliflower gratin (gfa)
      • Steamed yellow coconut rice (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
      • Individual Tart Tatin, Vanilla Custard
      • Classic Trifle
(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

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