The Great Debate – Sit Down VS Canape

Are you finding it hard to decide between a sit down or canapé wedding reception? We’ve done the research and have compiled a few of our favourite ways to celebrate wedding receptions.


Cocktail weddings are great if you are looking for something a little less informal as guests are able to free to make their way around the venue and mingle during the night. Just remember to assign some seating for some of the older guests at your big day – and those wearing heels! Some of our favourite menu options are Wild Mushroom Tarts, Mud Crab Tortellini and Steak Tartare.

watsons bay wedding canapes

Sit down

If cocktail isn’t your style,  a sit down celebration is a great option. This style of wedding also gives you enough structure to plan for activities like your first dance or speeches.

watsons bay wedding feast


The great thing about a feast option is the flexibility that it offers, as guests are allowed to choose exactly what they want to eat and how much of it. We offer two different feasting options that you can choose from perfectly suited to what you like and the style of your celebration. Your guests will love Salt Cod Croquettes, Confit Ocean Trout and 12 Hour Braised Victorian Lamb Shoulder.

Alternate Drop

If you want to keep it classic an alternate serve menu might be the right choice for you.  Who could say no to slow cooked Ocean Trout, Yellowfin Tuna and Pear & Rhubarb Crumble?

Experience Stations

If your looking to make a statement and do something a little bit different an experience station might be up your alley for the big day. If you have a seafood obsession you’ll love an Oyster station or a Spanish Paella station might tickle your fancy.

watsons bay oyster station

Get in touch with our weddings team to discuss which option will be best for you!