Wedding Menus

Te Vara Nui offers a range of delicious menus utilizing the best of local produce to create a unique Island Flavor. We are happy to tailor any menu to your individual taste or dietary requirements

                   ** PLEASE NOTE - Some prices / menus may be subject to change and seasonal availability may also apply.**

Food Options for Private Wedding Reception Evenings Buffet  (Mon, Wed or Fri evenings)

- Island BBQ : Adult NZD$99 / Children $49

- Island Western Fusion: Adult NZD$125 / Children $59

- Gourmet : Adult NZD$155 / Children NZD$79

- Set Menu
      Gourmet : Adult $155 / Children $79.00
    – includes Canapés/Entrée/main/Dessert; Max 50 guests
- Canapé list available upon request
- Table service is also available for buffet options  (extra charges may apply)

SAMPLE Menu Descriptions

ISLAND BBQ BUFFET - $99.00 per person or $49.00 per child*

Garlic Bread

Salad Bar


Mayonnaise (Island style Potato salad)

Maniota Fries

Rosemary roasted Potatoes

Marinated prime Beef

Fresh local game Fish skewers

Spiced Chicken drumsticks

Tropical Fruit salad

Mousse au Chocolat

Chefs Cake of the Day

ISLAND / WESTERN FUSION BUFFET - $125.00 per person or $59.00 per child *

Assorted salads
Island Fries (seasonal)
Spicy Papaya and prawn salad (seasonal)
Ika Mata (Lemon and Coconut marinated fresh Fish) - subject to availabiity

Baked Potato Casserole
Vegetarian Fried Rice 
Rukau (Taro leaves) simmered in Coconut cream

Roast Pork
Seasoned Lamb Neck Chops wrapped in Taro leaves
Marinated Chicken
Roast beef

Poke (Local Arrowroot delicacy)
Fruit crumble
Tropical Fruit Salad
Chefs Cake of the Day

GOURMET BUFFET - $155.00 per person or $79.00 per child*

Salad Bar
Salad Nicoise
Kumara with Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts
Seafood Chowder
Ika Mata (Lemon and Coconut Marinated Fish)

Scallop Potatoes
Sesame seeded seared Fish delicately sliced
Chefs Seafood and vegetable Curry or Beef and vegetable Curry
Jasmine rice
Burgundy Braised Lamb Leg with vegetables
Carving Station of one Meat (choice of Roast Striploin or Roast pork)
Lemon Butter Pan Fried Fish in white wine and fresh Herbs sauce
Baked Mussels with fresh Garlic and Herbs sauce

Crepes Filled with Mousse and Fresh Fruit
Chefs Cheesecake of the day
Mousse au Chocolat
Cake of the Day
Tropical Fruit Salad

GOURMET SET MENU (Max 50 pax) - 
$155.00 per person or $79.00 per child*

An Island Tasting Plate of Crostini with Salsa (Tomato, Papaya, Mango), ‘Tarostini’ with Rukau (Local Spinach), Tuna Sashimi with Chef’s Special Sauce or Wasabi and Soy match with a Refreshing Tropical Punch

Fresh Natural Oysters (Half Dozen)
Braised Goat with Feta and Tomato Confit
Duck Breast with a Ginger and Soy Marinade

Braised Lamb Shanks resting on Sautéed Mushrooms with Asparagus Spheres and Kumara Mash
Grilled Island Seafood Platter of Scallops, King Prawns, Fresh Local Fish, Squid, and Baked Oysters served with Hollandaise Sauce and Vegetable/Ricota Roulade
Local Wild Pork Loin Delicately Wrapped in Bacon resting on Coconut Rukau and Baked Maniota Cake, accompanied by a Fresh Tropical Fruit Salsa

Dessert Platter of Locally Flavored Tiramisu, Chocolate Tart, Chefs Special Cheesecake matched with Brown Brothers Orange Muscat

*(Children aged 6 to 11 years are eligible for the child rate and children under 5 years are free of charge).

Gremolata Crumbed Calamari $39.00
Smoked Salmon and Taro Leaf Roulade $49.00
Quiche Lorraine $39.00
Seasame Seeded Seared Fresh Fish $39.00
Garlic Grilled Squid $39.00
Fried kumara with Sautéed Mushrooms $35.00
Fried kumara with Feta Cheese and Nut $35.00
Tuna Sashimi with Chefs Special Sauce or Wasabi and Soy $39.00
Island Sushi Maki Rolls $37.00
Avocado Salsa on Crostini $35.00
Crostini with Sautéed Mushrooms $35.00
Crostini with Olive Tapenade $35.00
Spring Rolls (Vegetarian, Chicken or Fish) $37.00
BBQ Thai Chicken Wings $39.00
BBQ or Curry Chicken Wings $39.00
Spicy Prawn with Dip $39.00
Fish Skewers with Vegetables and Dip $39.00
Satay Chicken Skewers $39.00
Crudites (Vegetable Sticks with Seasonal Dips) $35.00
Samosa (Vegetarian Style with Curry) $37.00
Hummus Topped Cucumber $35.00
Courgette Christmas Candles $39.00
Cheese and Taro Leaf Tartlets $39.00
Cocktail Sandwiches $29.00
Mini Apple Strudel $39.00
Mini Coconut and Caramel Tart $39.00
Mini Trifles $39.00
Mini Filled Crepes $39.00

Note: All menu items are subject to availability of produce and may cause changes to menu options.

Standard service for your head table includes platters of your buffet selection brought to the head table for your guests to serve themselves.

Standard service for up to 6 guests for NZD$29 per person
Standard service for up to 10 guests for NZD$35 per person

Silver service for your head table includes platters of your buffet selection served to the head table where our wait staff will serve the selected items onto each guests plate.

Silver service for up to 6 guests for NZD$25 per person
Silver service for up to 10 guest for NZD$30 per person


Choose between a 1, 2, and 3 tier cake. Please ask for a quote

- Cake Flavors Moist Chocolate (Banana, Tropical, Lemon, Light Fruit, Moist Carrot Cake, White Chocolate Mud Cake)

- Cake Decorations White Frosting (Chocolate Icing, Vienna Cream Icing, Rolled Fondant Icing, Chocolate Walls, Ribbons to suit your Bouquet, Fresh Flowers to suit your Bouquet)

- Cake Sizes: 6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches, 12 inches, 14 inches