Once you have decided on Fiordland Lodge as your venue, your Wedding Coordinator and the Head Chef will work with you to plan the menu of your dreams. Reception Dinner Menus start from $100 per guest for a three course menu and special function menus are compiled in conjunction with the bridal couple to ensure a tailor made gourmet experience for each reception.
Fiordland Lodge offers a spectacular sweeping panorama of lake Te Anau and the surrounding Kepler and Murchison mountains providing a dramatic backdrop for savouring a melting pot of New Zealand cuisine. The enjoyment of food and wine is integral to the wedding experience on offer at Fiordland Lodge and the use of quality ingredients being seasonal and regional, and largely organic are fundamental to our cuisine philosophy. From classic cuisine to homely and comforting food, we can tailor a sumptuous menu, suitable for all religions and occasions. Our Head Chef will work with you to plan the perfect feast, skilfully prepared using the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients. We also indulge exotic or eclectic tastes and offer advice on specific dietary requirements, tailor-made menus and also arrange child-friendly menus for the little ones.
The wedding menu can take many forms, from a simple self-service buffet to an elaborate five course meal. In the more traditional version, a seated dinner is generally preceded by canapes or hors d'oeuvres whilst the wedding party are having photos and contains three courses: a first course, a main entree, and a dessert. Please note that the below menu items are only a small representation of our repertoire and are provided merely as a guideline. It is our pleasure to customize the menus to reflect your individual style and taste.
Sample Canape Ideas - Canapés are typically served with drinks, while photos are being taken between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast.
Starter Ideas - Please select ONE of the following options to Start your meal.
Main Course Ideas - Please select ONE of the following options for your main dish.
Dessert Ideas - Please select ONE dessert option to end your meal.
Our Fiordland Lodge wine list showcases the best that New Zealand has to offer. The highlights of the list are the wines from the Central Otago region renowned for producing world class burgundy as well as a wide range of other varietals in many unique and different styles. Fiordland Lodge has a full wine list and cellar to select from and we are fully licensed and can provide a complete range of beverage options. Through our direct relationships with wineries and wholesalers we can source a wide variety of beverages depending on the personal taste and budget of our clients.
Does the Lodge offer corkage? No, we do not permit food or beverages to be brought into the lodge with the exception of the wedding cake. At the discretion of the manager we may allow some champagne to be provided for toastings.