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  • Blue Ribbon Catering

    Blue Ribbon Catering is a family-owned wedding catering business based out of Huron, Ohio. The highly skilled team...Read more personalizes service to accommodate each couple's catering needs. They believe in creating a memorable experience for couples and guests by offering delicious food cooked from scratch....

  • Pangea Catering & Events

    Pangea Catering & Events is a professional wedding catering company located in San Jose, California. This caterer...Read more specializes in unique and highly personalized weddings, creating delectable dishes that will ensure your special day is a memorable one. This skilled team works with you to bring your...

  • A1 Catering

    A1 Catering is a wedding catering business situated in Jacksonville, Florida, serving the surrounding areas. This team...Read more of culinary experts is committed to providing their clients with fresh and delicious cuisine. These chefs have been operating in the catering industry for over three decades. They...

  • Heirloom Catering

    Heirloom Catering is a wedding catering service located in Hatfield, Massachusetts. This innovative caterer makes it a...Read more mission to create a custom menu that will have your taste buds saying, “I do.”Services OfferedHeirloom Catering can be as involved during your wedding day as you require them to be....

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  • Vestals Catering

    At Vestals Catering, we are devoted to the beauty of the bountiful table. We believe that the table is an opportunity to...Read more slow down, connect with others, and share delicious food and choice wine. We are committed to using the best products available; thus, we buy seasonally, support locally, and...

  • The Wright People

    The Wright People is a Washington, DC-based business that offers staffing, event management, and planning/consulting...Read more services for wedding catering. Owner Rick Wright founded this enterprise in October 1996 with a single goal: to offer high-end staffing for caterers and venues. Joined by his daughter...

  • Catering DSM by St. Kilda

    Catering DSM by St. Kilda is a modern, professional caterer based in Des Moines, Iowa, specializing in special events,...Read more weddings, and more!Services Offered Catering DSM by St. Kilda offers a full-range of catering services and custom cuisine options that fit all food and beverage needs. It provides...

  • Peppermill Catering

    No matter your taste preference or budget, Peppermill Catering, - a catering business based in Westfield, Massachusetts...Read more - is committed to assisting couples with planning and personalizing their very own menu. Upon your request, Peppermill offers Private Bridal Food Taste for $20.00 per person, which...

  • The American BBQ

    The American BBQ is a professional catering company and full-service restaurant based out of Rowley, Massachusetts. In...Read more addition to barbeque, they specialize in American, Mexican and Southern cuisine. They offer couples multiple packages to choose from, to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets....

  • Qworks BBQ

    Qworks BBQ is an award-winning BBQ catering company based out of Redlands, California. This experienced team of skilled...Read more chefs works closely with each couple to create a custom feast for their special day. Their focus is on your tastes, offering a wide selection of perfectly cooked meats and...

  • Katharos Catering

    Katharos Catering is a professional wedding caterer based in Niles, Michigan. They pride themselves in providing fresh,...Read more clean, healthy, and delectable food. They strive to provide quality produce and shop local as often as possible. Chef Cynthia G. is skilled in working with all dietary restrictions...

  • Almond Cakes and Catering

    Almond Cakes and Catering is a wedding catering company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Their culinary creativity and passion...Read more for quality meals and desserts have made them incredibly popular with couples all across the city. They don't just serve delicious mains, sweet treats, and other culinary...

  • Prime Minister Restaurant & Catering

    Prime Minister Restaurant & Catering is a flexible wedding caterer for couples marrying in the greater Thiensville,...Read more Wisconsin area. This catering company offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, so couples can pick something that suits their celebration and their tastes. The caterers serve...

  • TLC Catering

    TLC Catering is a woman-owned wedding and special event catering company based in Shelby, Montana. This team specializes...Read more in providing soon-to-be newlywed couples with exceptional service as they prepare to host the wedding event of their dreams. Their goal is to provide every couple they serve with...

  • Kompass Kulinary

    Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We have catered for President Bush, President Clinton, Countless CEO’s...Read more in some of the largest companies, the Governors Ball, Children’s Mercy’s Red Hot Night, Cerner’s Masquerade Ball, The Kaufman Center for Performing Arts Grand Opening and hundreds...

  • Chef Dora Presents

    Based in Redondo Beach, California, Chef Dora Presents is a catering company that specializes in delicious wedding...Read more cuisine. This business was founded in 2010, and has been helping newlyweds-to-be celebrate their day for over a decade. Dora's passion for cooking started at a young age, taking her all...

  • Oaxaca

    Oaxaca is a wedding catering company in Weatherford, Texas, specializing in gourmet Mexican cuisine. Every dish is made...Read more from scratch, embracing Mexico's traditional flavors and cooking styles to ensure every bite is delicious. The team combines the best refined and sophisticated dining elements with...

  • San Francisco's Hometown Creamery

    It’s always a great honor for us to participate in one of the most important and exciting events of a couple’s lifetime....Read more Nowhere else will you find a more complete dessert experience that pleases all the senses than with the San Francisco’s Hometown Creamery VW bus. It gives us great pleasure to...

  • Holy Crepes!

    Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Holy Crepes! is a wedding catering business with a sweet disposition. This company's...Read more team is motivated to help couples make their special days a bit more fun and delicious. By adding crepes to an occasion, food can be provided both quickly and easily, prompting more...

  • Golden Carrot Catering

    Congratulations on your engagment! Thank you for taking an interest in our services. You've come to the right place! We...Read more are experts when it comes to events of all types. We are not a large corporation or a run of the mill caterer. We are an artisanal local business that specializes in creating...

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  • The Better Pop

    Based in New York, New York, The Better Pop is a dessert caterer that produces unique popsicles for weddings and other...Read more special events. The geometric popsicles are made of fruit and kombucha, providing a healthy alternative to frozen wedding treats. Couples and guests can cool down during a summer...

  • Alsos Nimfon

    Alsos Nimfon is a wedding and event venue in Oropose, Greece, about 30 kilometers from Athens. This private six-acre...Read more estate acts as a tranquil retreat for couples to exchange their vows. The natural surroundings, lake views, and dedicated staff ensure that each soon-to-be-wed has an unforgettable...

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  • Moghul Caterers

    About Us We Are A Leading South Asian Catering Company offering Elevated Culinary Experiences with Unmatched Range of...Read more Products & Services. Modern, Fusion & Authentic Indian Food. With an unparalleled experience of more than 35 years in Indian Catering Industry and of curating 1000's of events, we...

  • Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering

    Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering is a seasoned company serving weddings in Dayton, Ohio. They specialize in an array...Read more of Eastern European cuisine, such as German, Hungarian, and Italian. With a team of talented chefs and meticulous coordinators, you can have a variety of dishes from vegetarian...

How much does wedding catering cost?

Food and drink are a major part of the wedding experience (no one wants hangry guests!), so it’s no surprise that you’ll spend a big amount of your total budget on your wedding catering. The average wedding catering cost in the U.S. is about $4,000 with most couples spending between $1,800 to $7,000. Note that wedding catering prices do vary widely depending on your wedding’s location and many other factors, like guest count—but no matter where you’re getting married, delicious and plentiful food is essential to an amazing wedding reception experience.

  • $ 400 or less Lower range
  • $ 4,000 Average cost
  • $ 1,800 - $ 7,000 Most couples spend between
  • $ 13,000 or more Upper range

Costs displayed are based on spend from thousands of couples who recently reported pricing for this service within their WeddingWire review. Pricing varies based on factors including, but not limited to, vendor’s experience, level of expertise, event guest count, date, and geographic region.

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What is included in a wedding catering package?

Your wedding catering may be provided by your wedding venue, or you may want or need to hire an outside caterer. Reading a wedding catering contract can be a bit confusing, but in general, your wedding catering cost will be priced on a “per person” basis. A standard wedding catering package includes the following:
  • Food: The wedding food cost is the most obvious part of a wedding catering package. You’re paying for the actual food that your guests will eat during cocktail hour and the main meal. Whether it’s served plated or buffet style is up to you and your caterer.
  • Beverages: Your caterer will likely provide beverages, both alcoholic and not, for your big day.
  • Staffing: From your event manager to cooks, servers, bartenders, and more, there are lots of staffers that will go into making your wedding day a success. It’s important to work with your caterer to make sure that you have enough people on hand to ensure a smooth reception.
  • Rentals: Your caterer may also provide rentals, from tables to chairs, dishes to glassware, utensils, and more. Some venues provide these rentals, or you may need to hire a separate rentals company.
  • Additional fees: Caterers may charge additional costs and fees, including cake cutting fees, corkage fees, and more. Be sure to read your contract carefully—and ask questions—to make sure you understand your wedding catering cost.

What are the different ways to serve wedding reception food?

When determining your wedding food cost, a big factor will be how you’re planning on serving the meal. There are a few serving style options for weddings:
  • Plated: Otherwise known as a sit-down meal, your guests will be served their meal at their table by a member of the wait staff. There may be a single entrée option served or several entrée options, which your guests can either order in advance (usually on their RSVP card) or at the event. This is the most formal and traditional of wedding serving styles.
  • Buffet: For a more casual serving style, guests serve themselves from a buffet station. Fifty percent of couples choose a buffet-style reception.
  • Family-Style: Servers provide large platters of food to reception tables, and guests pass the trays around and serve themselves.
  • Cocktail-Style: A more modern service style, food is served via passed hors d’oeuvres and at stations. This allows guests to walk around, and mix and mingle during the reception instead of sitting at their tables.

What is the average wedding catering cost per person?

The average wedding catering cost per person varies depending on your wedding’s service style. For a plated meal, the average cost of wedding catering in the U.S. is $40 per person. For a buffet, the average is $27 per person.

Is a wedding reception buffet always the cheaper option?

Most of the time, a wedding reception buffet is indeed less expensive than a plated dinner. While you’ll pay less in staffing and rentals for a buffet-style meal, you’ll need more food since guests are serving themselves. To keep your buffet budget-friendly, avoid serving costly foods (shrimp, for example) buffet-style or have a staffer on hand to serve your guests from the buffet to keep the portions under control.

What is the average cost of alcohol for a wedding?

Alcohol can comprise a major part of your total wedding catering cost. In general, the average starting price in the U.S. for bar service at a wedding is $15 per person.

Wedding Catering Considerations

We all know that the most important part of your wedding is about celebrating your commitment to your significant other with your family and friends. But for some, having great food is a very very close second! Choosing the right wedding caterer is essential in making your wedding one to remember. Your caterer may have the biggest impact on your guests' experience of the day.

We all know that wedding food is a popular topic of conversation. Picking reliable and talented wedding caterer will give guests another reason to praise your magical day. Wedding catering is much more than preparing a meal, there must be in-depth understanding of the events of the day and the food's place in the grander scheme. The best wedding caterers will not only create a menu that will wow the taste buds, but also provide service that will help create a beautiful atmosphere and keep your party on track.

Wedding Catering Styles

Before getting too far into the search for your caterer, check with your venue about their policies. Some venues do not allow outside catering companies.

Here are some things to think about when starting your search.

First, consider the wedding catering style. There are four major catering styles and they include:

Plated Dinner: This is a more formal and traditional style. Each guest selects their meal (either at the event or in advance) and they are served individually. It is important to note this tends to be the priciest of the options because of extra staffing.

Buffet: This is a much more casual style. Guests can serve themselves while servers provide the food. This tends to be the least expensive of the styles and allows guests to choose their own portion sizes.

Family: In this style, servers provide trays of food to each table & guests pass them around the table, like a family dinner. This style is preferred for its inclusive and casual feel. Fair warning, it can be a bit messy.

Cocktail: This is a much more modern style of catering where food stations allow for guests to mix and mingle. The cocktail style allows for a wide variety of foods to be served and, if planned wisely, can save some money.

A few final words of advice, your food and venue theme don't necessarily need to match (i.e. beach wedding doesn't need to be all sea food), but that doesn't mean it can't if that is something you want. If possible, try to check ahead of time for guests' food allergies. You don't want to have someone with a peanut allergy eating food cooked in peanut oil.

Start the Search for the Perfect Wedding Caterer

When you're ready to start your search, select 'catering' on the drop down menu on the home page or under the 'vendors' tab at the top of the screen. Enter your wedding destination city and state, OR zip code, and see local caterers. It's an absolute necessity to read reviews on WeddingWire from real couples before making the final booking. Even talk to family and friends about catering services that they have used. Choosing your wedding caterer should be a fun experience where you let your creativity shine!

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