Testimonials

destination wedding catering Wanaka New Zealand

Some kind words from our lovely clients


Summer Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand

We hired Aspiring Catering to cater our destination Wedding in March 2020 in Wanaka and I honestly couldn’t rave about them enough! The team went above and beyond any of our expectations and we received the most amazing feedback from all of our guests on how smooth the day ran and how delicious all the food was (the grazing platter, potato gratin, the beef and the creme brûlée amongst the faves). Most of our guests commented on how lovely all the staff was, how their glass/belly was never empty and no request was too much for any member of their team. I wouldn’t change a thing and this is mostly due to this team! We honestly couldn’t be happier with the service and food that they provided. I’d also go as far as to say that you don’t need a wedding planner if you hire Aspiring Catering! They cover the whole day including setting the time line/ following it and making sure everyone is where they need to be. They also coordinate directly with other suppliers and make planning a wedding seem easy. Thank you thank you – we love you guys!

Tamsin & Mitch | 7th March 2020 | Rippon Hall

Destination LGBQ wedding catering Wanaka New Zealand

 

Lucy and the team at Aspiring Catering were apart of my partner and mine’s destination wedding day in Wanaka in October of 2019. All I can say is that Lucy and her team did an outstanding job. Coming from a family which food places such a huge role in family, community and togetherness she really understood the importance of food on the day. Everything was cooked to perfection and her and the team were amazing with all of our guests. We were really put at ease with how her team ( the amazing Sarah) ran the day and made sure than everything ran smoothly! Honestly such a great team! Love you guys! Could not recommend these guys enough! Best day ever!

Michael & Callum | 26th October 2019 | Glendhu Station 

 

 


Summer Wedding Wanaka New Zealand Catering

 

 

Aspiring Catering catered our daughter’s wedding at NZ High Country, 29 February 2020, just 4 short weeks ago. The canapes were absolutely delicious, the meal itself was amazing and all our guests have raved about the quality of the food and the attention to detail. Lucy and her team were very professional, their service immaculate and they were attentive, friendly and well organised. Everything went like clockwork. Thank you so much for making the day so memorable.

Morgan & Fred | 29th February 2020 | NZ High Country  

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Wedding Catering Wanaka New Zealand


We cannot recommend Aspiring Catering enough! We used Aspiring Catering for our wedding in November and we (and our guests) were impressed with their professionalism and dedication. Right from our first contact with Aspiring Catering they were excellent to deal with. The communication from the whole team but particularly Lucy, Sarah and Megan was exceptional and they clearly set out the process which they followed which was very helpful when planning a wedding so we always knew what was happening. We could approach them at any time we had questions and they were more than happy to help! On our wedding day they really ran the whole event. Everything was set up as we had discussed and the whole day went to plan which was overseen by Aspiring Catering. They made the whole day seamless. The food was exceptional and exceeded our expectations and we have had lots of positive feedback from our guests.
We highly recommend Aspiring Catering to anyone planning an event in the Central Otago region.
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Megan & Cam | 30th November 2019 | Rippon Hall

 


Summer Wedding Catering Wanaka New Zealand

 

I can’t say enough about Aspiring Catering – they were exceptional to work with on our wedding day! Prior to the wedding, they were incredibly organized and communicative, which made our wedding day effortless. They did all the coordination with Rippon Winery, our wedding venue, so that we didn’t have to deal with any details. Our guests raved about their grazing station, and are multiple facebook photos of the food by several of our guests to prove it! I highly recommend Aspiring Catering – they are exceptional!

Kim & Jason | 22nd November 2018 | Rippon Hall

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Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand

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We wanted the food at our Criffel Woolshed wedding to be perfect and we are so glad that we chose Aspiring to make that a reality! Throughout the evening we had so many comments about how amazing the food and catering was and it was awesome being able to showcase some of the great Kiwi dishes to the large Aussie contingent in attendance.
Lucy and Sarah were an absolute pleasure to deal with and made the whole experience incredibly stress-free.
Thanks for playing a big role in making our wedding perfect Aspiring!!
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Deb & Steve | 6th October 2018 | Criffel Station
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Summer Wedding Wanaka New Zealand Destination Wedding Caterer

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I cannot thank the Aspiring Team enough for the amazing work they did for us. We recently got married at Criffel Station in Wanaka. Every step of the process of planning a wedding was made a delight by Lucy and her team. We were truly blown away by the professionalism, the thoroughness, the attention to detail, and the quality of the service that Aspiring Catering brought from start to finish.
From conceptualising initial details, to meeting the team and trying their incredible food, to assisting us in the many elements of planning the day, to delivering impeccable service and highest quality food on the day itself, Aspiring Catering never failed to impress us and go beyond our expectations at every step.
I would choose this company again without a moment’s hesitation. They are second to none, and worth every cent.
Thank you Aspiring Catering for an incredible event!
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Penelope & Adrian | 5th April 2018 | Criffel Station
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Summer Wedding Wanaka New Zealand Catering
My wife and I got married at Rippon in Wanaka in March. Lucy and the Aspiring team were the best. Not only was the food absolutely amazing, so was all the help with organizing everything else. They helped us with the band, photographer, florist, etc and they understood exactly the look we were going for and pulled it off 100%.
On top of all of that they were the most friendly, helpful and professional team. We could not recommend them enough, they deserve more than just the 5 stars!
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Jules & Sam | 17th March 2018 | Rippon Hall
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Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand Catering.My husband and I were married in February and the bit we were most excited about was the food. Food is such an integral part of our lives that finding the right caterer was paramount to the success of our wedding; luckily, from the moment we first met Lucy we knew that Aspiring Catering were the caterers for us. Lucy is enthusiastic, organized, calm and simply fantastic, and her pride in her business extends throughout her team and in every bite. We can honestly say our expectations were well-exceeded and many of our guests commented on how delicious everything was, how fantastic the service, and how beautiful everything looked. At the end of the night I found myself going round taking bites of everything left (the cheese rolls!), even though I was full, because it was all just so delicious! We had the best day ever and we can’t thank the entire Aspiring Catering team enough – thank you all for everything! Highly recommend for your next event – they are the best that Wanaka has to offer.

.Jackie & Lyall | 18th February 2018 | Rippon Hall

 


LGBTQ Wedding Wanaka New ZealandBEST people and company in the business! I rarely write reviews but Lucy and team made our wedding day an absolute success, so the least I can do is recommend Aspiring Catering to anyone for any event. Honestly, we can’t thank Lucy and team at Aspiring Catering enough! We enjoyed every minute dealing with Lucy, and actually miss catching up with her over Skype – funny, friendly and an all round beautiful person who knows how to run a seriously good business in a seemingly effortless way. Right from our very first interaction with Lucy we knew we were in safe hands, which was crucial because we were organising our kiwi wedding from overseas. The team is friendly, professional, attentive, relaxed and passionate people who did an absolutely amazing job. Thank you!!!! So, if you’re still thinking about hiring Aspiring Catering all we can say is jus do it – you won’t regret it and trust me your guests will be in absolute awe with the food, drinks, dinner settings and atmosphere Lucy and the team create. Lots of love and thanks again.

Shane & Stuart | 6th January 2018 | Rippon Hall


Woolshed Wedding Wanaka New Zealand Caterer
I cannot recommend Lucy and the team highly enough!! Lucy was so much fun and amazing to deal with throughout the entire process!! She helped so much with organizing and giving us suggestions. Lucy was always just a Skype call away from Australia. The food at our wedding was really important to us and these guys did not disappoint! The food was AMAZING!!! The service on the night was also amazing! The team went above and beyond! We received so many compliments from our guests on the food and the spectacular service. We cannot thank you enough Lucy !!
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Oliva & Keegan | 17th September 2017 | Lookout Lodge
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Summer Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand Cateringa
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Lucy and her team did the catering for our wedding in April, and I can’t recommend them highly enough! We had sooo many guests comment on how amazing the food was – many saying it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding! Lucy, Jen, Max and all the team were an absolute pleasure to work with – friendly, professional, responsive, and nothing was ever a bother. It was such an enjoyable journey planning the wedding with their help, and they made the day run incredibly smoothly. We can’t thank you enough!!
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Paula and Nelson | 23rd April 2016 | Rippon Hall
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Summer Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand

 

Thank you Lucy and the team at Aspiring Catering for providing the best service we could of asked for on our wedding day on Saturday the 28th of Feb! You guys were actually amazing and the food was to die for- our guests could not stop raving about it! A special thank you to Lucy for all your help this year, you have been incredible and Stuart and I really enjoyed working with you! If anyone is looking for caterers in Wanaka or Queenstown they should totally go with Aspiring Catering!!

Maria & Stuart | 28th February 2016 | Rippon Hall 

 

 


Summer Wedding Wanaka New Zealand
Dear Lucy, Jen and the team at Aspiring Catering
We are so very grateful to you all for making our day so special. The service was faultless, the attention to detail second to none and the food was outstanding. We received so many compliments on your services – not only how fresh and delicious the food was but also how beautifully it was presented and how well the day flowed. You have a real eye for detail and you went out of your way to incorporate our ideas. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we can’t thank you enough. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. We wish you all the best going forward.
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Gen & Nick | 31st January 2015 | Rippon Hall
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Summer Wedding Queenstown New Zealand

 

We just wanted to write and say thank you so much to Lucy and the team from Aspiring Catering. We couldn’t be more pleased with how our day went – the food and service were incredible. We had so many positive compliments from our guests. Serving lovely food and wine was really important to us and what we received totally exceeded our expectations. Outside of the food and service, we had a challenging day with the weather and the team worked tirelessly to make sure everything was and looked perfect. All the extra attention to our special details was really appreciated. Overall working with Aspiring was great – absolutely no complaints. All the help we received in planning and the lead up days was hugely valuable and really helped make the process totally stress free. We couldn’t recommend Aspiring Catering anymore highly and are so pleased they were part of the team working on our big day. Hannah and Scott Whyte, January 2015

Hannah & Scott Whyte | 30th January 2015 | Peregrine Winery 

 


Summer Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand

 

Lucy and the aspiring team were irreplaceable in helping us bring our wedding together to make it the absolutely phenomenal day that it was. With a very sick groom in the lead up and the possibility that we couldn’t go ahead, Lucy was so amazing and understanding of the difficulties. Everything on the day went to plan and the food and service were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was spectacular and our guests are still raving about it 3 months later. My brothers are still talking about how many lamb cutlets they devoured… into the double figures. Wish we could do it all again.
Couldn’t recommend Lucy and the team more.

Libby & James | 17th January 2015 | Rippon Hall

 


 

Winery Wedding Wanaka New Zealand

Aspiring Catering! What can I say!?!? We would have been lost without Lucy and her team, that’s what I can say! After a few emails and phone calls almost 15 months before our wedding, we arranged to meet Lucy in Wanaka at a local cafe (we live out of town) I really didn’t know what to expect as I have never arranged a wedding before, but am trained in hospitality so thought I had a clue. Then we met Lucy and were blown away, I mean I thought I was organised!! But Lucy asked all the questions I hadn’t even thought of! After that first meeting I was like ‘Wow, we are in good hands’
Lucy was well and truly all over EVERYTHING! Whats more she was totally hands on and had everything under control.
Lucy and the team were simply magical and in my husband’s speech at our wedding he couldn’t speak higher of the wonderful service they provided us. The service and care continued the days after the wedding and everything was wrapped up with no fuss.
Thank you so much for your professional yet totally fun services.

Alice & Eamon Moynhian | 5th December 2014 | Rippon Hall

 


Destination Wedding Wanaka New Zealand

 

We cannot thank Aspiring Catering enough for their help with our wedding. Lucy and her team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. The food was amazing. The staff were professional. Lucy has the experience that enables her to predict your every need. If either of us get married again, we will be sure to use Aspiring Catering!”

Hope all is going well in Wanaka and you have a great winter season.

With thanks and kind regards

Mitch & Laura Kornman | 23rd November 2013 | Rippon Hall