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Wedding Catering Options

Wedding Reception Venue Montville

Secrets on the Lake offers a wide variety of sumptuous catering options. Click here to download Wedding Packages and Catering as a PDF or view our options below

Wedding Canapés

$4.50 per piece (2018 price $5.00) Canapés are substantial in size.   After your Ceremony in the gardens a minimum of 3 Serves per person.  For your Reception a minimum of 8 serves per person.
For Canapé Receptions in the Gardens, Lake House or the Cafe Deck Venue & Service charges apply.

$20 per person for over 50 guests – $25 per person for over 30 guests – $30 per person under 30 guests.

This charge includes cakeage -portioned and served on a plate with serviette.

Numbers under 20 special arrangements will need to be made.  Cut off is based on adult numbers only.



Roasted red pepper & chorizo crostini
Prosciutto, pear & rocket rolls (gf)
Sand crab & smoked salmon, horseradish cream tart
Grilled prawns on Japanese wakamé seaweed salad (gf)
Tasmanian blue cheese, port & walnut tartelette (v)
Pesto filled cherry tomatoes (v) (gf)


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)
Malaysian fish cakes, lime & chilli dipping sauce (gf)
Sweet corn fritters, smoked salmon mascarpone
Wild mushroom & parmesan Arancini (v)


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

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

Cheese platters, Dips & Crudites $10 per person

Calculated on the full number of adult guests

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Wedding Reception Menu

Over 40 Guests:  3 Courses $90
Between 20 – 40 Guests 3 courses $100
Additional Drop plus further $4.00 per head.  Numbers under 20 will incur an extra cost per head.
Numbers are based on adults attending only.
Dietary requirements need to be discussed 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)


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)


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


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 $40


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

Need more information? We are here to help. Please call us on (07) 5478 5888 or visit out contact page.

Champagne Breakfast Buffet Style Option

$55 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

$45 per person

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

Secrets Gold High Tea $50 per head/gallery $40

Champagne High Tea $55 per head/gallery $45

Chocolate High Tea $55 per head/gallery $45

With a selection of delightful 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 Menus

Served on the café deck with the latest curfew time of 9.30pm.

Or served in the gardens at the Lake house with a 5pm curfew

Groups over 40 $80pp  Groups 20-40  $90pp

Cakeage included in this price- simple cut & portion with a serviette.

For groups of no more than 15 a BBQ (presented on platters)in The Nest can be delivered $55 pp
(Do it Yourself Style Option)

Informal Service – Lakehouse – Simple rustic tables

  • 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

  • The buffet tables are set up 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 Food List

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 and Steak Dishes

  • 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)

Fish Dishes

  • 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 Dishes

  • 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)


  • Dark Chocolate Tart, Berry Compote, Chantilly Cream, Chocolate Crumb
  • Citrus Meringue Pie, Crème Anglaise
  • Individual Tart Tatin, Vanilla Custard
  • Classic Trifle

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

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