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  • 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...

  • Sub Zero Ice Cream

    Based in Provo, Utah, Sub Zero Ice Cream is a frozen dessert catering business based on the principle of customizable...Read more food. Owners and founders Jerry and Naomi Hancock combined their love of food and science to create a delicious and interesting wedding treat. With a background in chemistry, Jerry...

  • Roche Bros.

    Roche Bros. is a wedding catering company located in Millis, Massachusetts. Conveniently for couples, this business has...Read more 20 different locations in the Boston area. The professional culinary team uses quality ingredients and fresh produce to create an array of flavorsome dishes. They can prepare...

  • 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. Soon he was getting...

  • Parties By Pat, Inc.

    Parties by Pat, Inc. provides catering services to Key Biscayne, Florida and the surrounding Miami area. For over 30...Read more years, the catering company has delivered food to events big and small. Some even include high-profile clients like Barack Obama, Sony Music, Freedom Tower and more.Services Offered...

  • 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...

  • International kitchen and Catering

    International Kitchen and Catering is a catering business in Apollo Beach FL that offers wedding services. This team...Read more offers professional catering services with a personal touch. They take pride in offering clients an excellent range of great food and outstanding value for money. Services...

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  • 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...

  • A Successful Event Catering

    A Successful Event Catering is a full-service catering and event management company located in San Jose, California,...Read more offering services to couples for their weddings and other special occasions. This dedicated team boasts years of experience in the wedding industry and aims to provide a bespoke fine...

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  • 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...

  • CT Cocktail Car

    CT Cocktail Car is a Cocktail focused catering company based in New Haven, Connecticut. This remodeled and repurposed...Read more 1974 Volkswagen bus bar is sure to bring a smile to your guests' faces as professional bartenders prepare delicious, seasonal cocktails. CT Cocktail Car uses fine spirits, fresh...

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  • Wandering Table Catering

    Wandering Table Catering is a wedding catering company that is based in Redmond, Washington. The firm was founded in...Read more 2017 by April Craig and began under the name of Life Mashed In. In the beginning, the team offered dinner services but as their customer base expanded the company evolved into...

  • Dark Steele Gastro Arts

    Dark Steele Gastro Arts is a wedding catering business operating out of Denver, Colorado. This modern-chic company...Read more specializes in unique and exciting dishes that elevate the events of their cherished clients. Their fare is made with the finest and freshest ingredients, meticulously handled, and...

  • Pietris Bakery

    For couples looking to enjoy authentic Greek cuisine on their wedding day, Pietris Bakery, based in Long Beach,...Read more California, offers their expert catering services. This company specializes in delicious fare made with high-quality ingredients and tasty flavors. Since the founding of the company in...

  • Mazzu's Catering Inc

    Mazzu’s Catering is a wedding catering company based in Water Mill, New York. Chef Mazzu trained at Le Cordon Bleu L’...Read more Art Academie Culinaire De Paris, where she graduated top of the class and earned special recognition for her expertise. Chef Mazzu has been a wine connoisseur, patisserie master, and...

  • Oaxaca

    Oaxaca "wo-ha-ka" is a wedding catering company in Weatherford, Texas, specializing in gourmet Mexican cuisine. Every...Read more dish is made 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...

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  • San Francisco's Hometown Creamery

    San Francisco's Hometown Creamery is an ice cream company located in San Francisco, California, offering a unique...Read more vintage ice-cream bus for weddings and special events. It’s always a great honor for us to participate in one of the most important and exciting events of a couple’s lifetime. Nowhere...

  • The Cavalryman Steakhouse

    The Cavalryman Steakhouse is a wedding catering service operating out of Laramie, Wyoming. This experienced team of...Read more caterers specializes in providing celebrations with traditional flame-grilled Wyoming cuisine. Dedicated to delivering nothing less than outstanding service, they offer a tantalizing...

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  • 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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  • Lady Shuckers

    Lady Shuckers is a wedding catering company based in Portland, Maine. This mobile raw bar sources its ingredients from...Read more women-, minority, and LGBTQIA+-owned sea farms from across the state. The team behind this company is passionate about helping their community in any way they can, while working...

  • Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

    Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is a wedding catering service operating out of Ankeny, Iowa. This catering team prides...Read more itself on its Mediterranean-inspired dishes rooted in traditions and haven't been changed for thousands of years. The chefs remain loyal to the food standards developed in the region,...

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  • Shinnecock Lobster Factory

    Shinnecock Lobster Factory is a wedding catering company based out of Southampton, New York. This business specializes...Read more in delicious, fresh seafood, including lobster rolls, fish burgers, and shrimp tacos. The company's event specialists will support couples with planning, so no detail goes...

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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