WEDDING RECEPTION

Weddings at CATALINA

In a city blessed with more than its fair share of iconic dining locations, CATALINA is one of the best and not afraid to flaunt it.” Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide

Having consistently been awarded One Chef’s Hat in the SMH Good Food Guide, and having planned and executed countless wedding receptions and private parties over the past 23 years you can be assured that your wedding reception will have fine food and service to match the awe-inspiring location. The menu is contemporary Australian, focusing on Mediterranean flavours, and is complemented by one of the best wine lists in the country. 

CATALINA is a world-renowned venue for stylish, impeccably detailed wedding receptions. Nothing is left to chance. Our Functions Manager, Danielle Drysdale, and our kitchen and dining room team are all committed to creating and executing a unique experience every time, and we regularly exceed our client’s expectations. 

Special features

  • Panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Rose Bay, Shark Island and the peninsula of Point Piper. 
  • Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors spanning the entire length of the dining room, opening out onto a spectacular balcony 
  • A beautiful open plan restaurant - an equally beautiful reception venue. 
  • Access by private vessel or Water Taxi, disembarking at the Rose Bay Ferry Wharf 
  • Spectacular sunsets: in summer the sun sets at 8.00 – 9.00 p.m. and in winter a lunch wedding is a great option, as you encounter a late afternoon sunset just prior to departure time. 
  • Enjoy pre lunch or dinner drinks, canapés and an oyster bar on the balcony overlooking the harbour. 
  • Open fire place in winter and extra heating outside on the balcony. 
  • Harbour spotlights beam out over the harbour from our balcony, lighting up the seaplanes in front and Rose Bay. 
  • No room hire fee ** 

Perfect for

  • Formal sit down lunch or dinner 
  • Less formal ‘travelling entrée’, followed by main course and dessert 
  • Cocktail party reception 

Capacity

  • Seated lunch or dinner without Dance Floor, maximum 150* 
  • Seated lunch or dinner with Dance Floor, maximum 140 with DJ, or 130 with small band (no more than 5 piece) 
  • Cocktail party for up to 250* 

* Capacity is subject to Dance Floor, theming, furnishing and AV requirements 

Timings

Lunch 12.00pm to 5.00pm
Dinner 6.30pm to 12.00am 

*All Thursday - Sunday dates during November/December and all Sunday nights year round: 7.00pm to 12.00am

Inclusions

  • Exclusive use of the entire restaurant and balcony area for the duration of the function 
  • Your own personal co-ordinator with expert advice and recommendations about all aspects of your reception 
  • In depth advice regarding a range of preferred suppliers 
  • Complimentary menu tasting for 4 people
  • Option of choice in the menu for entrée & mains 
  • White table linen, fine glass and tableware
  • Votive tea light candles 
  • Microphone and lectern for speeches 
  • Personalised menus, guest place cards 
  • Professional a la carte waiter service, including high ratio of service staff to guests, ensuring the highest service standards 
  • Dance Floor ($330) may be included in the minimum charge

Not included – Cake, flowers, decorations, any other AV requirements, entertainment, photography. 

Food Packages

Seated Lunch or Dinner

$130 per person:
3 course menu comprising set or alternate served entrée, choice of two main courses, set or alternate served dessert, coffee & petits fours. Vegetarian option made available. (add $10 per person for choice of entrée) 

$140 per person:
4 course menu comprising 2 canapés per person, set or alternate entrée, choice of two main courses, set or alternate dessert, coffee and petits fours. Vegetarian option made available. (add $10 per person for choice of entrée) 

$155 per person:
travelling entrée (selection of 10 canapés served as entrée, cocktail party style), followed by choice of two main courses, set or alternate dessert, coffee and petits fours. Vegetarian option made available 

Extras:
Additional canapés or courses available on request at additional cost (e.g. antipasto; cheese) 

Cocktail party

Food:  from $100 per person  Minimum 12 canapés per person, including one substantial dish and dessert canapés 

Plus beverages

  • Add 10% to all food & beverage prices for Sunday bookings
  • Add 10% to all food & beverage prices for Public Holiday dates

Beverages

You are welcome to pre-select your champagne, wines and other beverages from our current comprehensive wine list 2-4 weeks prior to your wedding. Our sommelier is happy to guide you through our extensive wine list to assist you in making the perfect wine choices to match your menu for your special event. 

Menu tasting

Menus are selected at a complimentary tasting for maximum four people during a Monday to Thursday lunch (excluding public holidays and December), at which you sample a selection of restaurant quality entrées, mains and desserts. (Tastings are not available for cocktail food). 

At the tasting, wines are recommended by the Sommelier according to your budget and individual taste. Wines tasted are paid for on the day. 

All of your requirements, details, timing, table plans, etc are discussed in detail and finalised with your co-ordinator on the day of the tasting. 

Minimum Charges

to book exclusive use of Catalina for a wedding
 

JANUARY:

First week of January: (Public Holidays - add 10% to minimum charges and to food and beverage): 

Monday - Thursday
Friday/Saturday
Sunday                            

Thereafter:
Monday - Thursday:
Friday                                                      Saturday
Sunday                                                  

Plus 10% Service Fee on the total bill.
Australia Day Public Holiday lunch or dinner: 

FEBRUARY - OCTOBER

Monday to Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Plus 10% Service Fee on the total bill.

Lunch: $30,000.00
Lunch: $35,000.00
Lunch: $45,000.00


Lunch: $25,000.00    
Lunch: $30,000.00
Lunch: $35,000.00  
Lunch: $45,000.00


$40,000.00 + 10% Service Fee on total bill
 


Lunch: $25,000.00
Lunch: $30,000.00
Lunch: $35,000.00
Lunch: $40,000.00

 

Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $35,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00


Dinner: $25,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00


 



Dinner: $25,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00

 

N.B. Valentine’s Day lunch: $35,000.00 minimum charge, plus 10% Service Fee. 
Valentine’s Day dinner: $45,000.00 minimum charge, plus 10% Service Fee. 
Easter weekend and other Public Holidays: Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Labour Day), $40,000.00 plus 10% Service Fee. 
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday: $30,000.00 plus 10% Service Fee. 

NOVEMBER

Monday to Thursday
Friday/Saturday
Sunday
Plus 10% Service Fee on the total bill.

DECEMBER:

First week of December:
Monday - Thursday
Friday/Saturday
Sunday

Thereafter:
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

 

Lunch: $30,000.00
Lunch: $35,000.00
Lunch: $45,000.00

 

 

Lunch: $30,000.00
Lunch: $35,000.00
Lunch: $45,000.00


Lunch: $40,000.00
Lunch: $45,000.00
Lunch: $40,000.00
Lunch: $45,000.00

 

Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00



 

Dinner: $30,000.00
Dinner: $35,000.00
Dinner: $30,000.00


Dinner: $40,000.00
Dinner: $40,000.00
Dinner: $40,000.00
Dinner: $35,000.00

Plus 10% Service Fee on the total bill. 

The Service Fee is added onto your total bill, charged in addition to and on top of the minimum spend. This fee goes directly to the service staff. 

Sundays and Public Holidays: add 10% to menu & beverage prices. 

The minimum charge requirement is not a room hire fee, but is the amount we would need you to guarantee to spend on food and beverage, for us to justify closing the restaurant to the public. This charge is inclusive of GST. 

Please note: Minimum charges are correct at the time of quoting, however I am unable to guarantee that the minimum charge will remain the same if requoted in the future.