The Food

Our Exclusive Caterers at Monkey Place Catering can create the perfect menu for your wedding – a Casual Style BBQ Buffet, Traditional Sit Down Style, Sharing Platters or a Classy Cocktail Style. Monkey Place have a great selection of menus available or they can be designed to suit your individual needs. Please check out the new menus on the Monkey Place Catering Website.

As part of your Catering Package, all chefs, wait staff, linen, cutlery and plates are all included.
Monkey Place Catering will also manage the hire of the cool room for your BYO drinks (at additional charge).

Please contact Chef Ben on 0412 397 691 or  to discuss and tailor a package to suit your individual requirements and budget. (Pricing generally ranges between $75-90 per head)
To ensure quality of our food and service, and to uphold our reputation, we do not allow outside catering. 


Buffet Menu

This allows your guests to choose the quantity and variety of food that they enjoy and we find fits in well with the relaxed atmosphere of the venue. This is suitable for either round or long tables.


Sit Down Menu

Alternate Drop / Plated Meals
The Traditional Wedding reception style. Usually an alternate drop 2 or 3 course menu with canapés to start. The meal can be finished with a dessert buffet or just your wedding cake. This is suitable for either round or long tables.


Cocktail Menu

Food is passed around to your guests by our friendly wait staff in 1 to 2 bite portions. This gives you and your guests the opportunity to mingle throughout the night and it often allows the party to start a lot earlier as formalities are limited.


Sharing Platter Menu

Basically a buffet served at the table. Imagine a Mediterranean long lunch style. This, however, means that table decoration must be limited for practical reasons and we recommend only using long rectangular tables for your room set up.

The Drinks (BYO)

While Adams Peak Country Estate is a BYO Venue, it is a still a requirement of the venue that RSA is practiced and enforced by trained and qualified bar staff during your event.

In addition to your wedding package, we provide bar services to suit your requirements. Due to our extensive experience with weddings, we are able to offer assistance and advice on how to make your event the best it can be.

BYO Package - $18 per person
8 Hours of service (from post ceremony to drinks until the end of the night)
Bar Staff (1 per 30 guests)
Glassware (wine, champagne, beer and tumblers)
All Service Equipment
Bar Setup
Drink Station / Eskies
Chilled drinking water
Soft drinks (coke, diet coke, lemonade, fanta)

Optional Extras

Additional hours of service - $100 per hour (above the 8 hours)
Table Service, Whiskey Bar or Cocktail Mixologist – extra staffing required – to be quoted

Please note: There is an additional surcharge for Sundays, Public Holidays and New Years Eve. To be quoted separately depending on requirements.

If there is anything special that you would like provided on the day please ask.

Adams Peak Country Estate’s policy requires a minimum of 1 bar staff member per 30 guests (aged 18 years or older) to manage the bar, and alcohol distribution during your event.

For additional information and pricing, please feel free to contact us.

Terms and Conditions

The following bar related items have been added to the Adams Peak Country Estate Terms and Conditions.

BYO / Bar Service

APCE is a BYO venue. As part of this agreement, you are required to hire qualified RSA bar staff from APCE. We require 1 bar staff member per 30 guests, with a minimum of 2 bar staff per event. Please see our Bar Service Packages on the website (effective as of 1 October 2019). Bar Service invoices will be issued 1 month prior to the event when final numbers and run sheet details are received and must be paid with 7 days.

We require time to set up The Bar prior to the ceremony to ensure drinks are ready as soon as the ceremony is completed. This may incur an additional charge depending on setup requirements.

We also have a plastic policy. All glasses must be surrendered at 10pm, and changed over to plastic cups. This ensures minimal breakages and accidents due to broken glass.

As a provider of services governed by the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), we are required to comply with all RSA laws without exception including but not limited to: not serve anyone who shows signs of impending intoxication; not serve anyone who arrives already intoxicated; not serve alcohol to anyone who is under the age of 18.

Staff Meals

It is a legal requirement that Staff meals are provided for all Staff working 6 or more hours unless other arrangements have been arranged prior to the event. Staff meals are at reduced rate, so please discuss this with the of caterers.


Each booking is entitled to 3 unbilled breakages. All breakages beyond that will be charged, and monies deducted from your bond.