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Wedding caterers have an important role to play—making sure the food and drink are top notch on your big day! Whether you’d prefer a casual buffet-style meal or a formal plated dinner, wedding caterers will create a delicious menu your guests won’t soon forget. Be sure to read reviews on WeddingWire of wedding caterers in Miami before booking!

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Spotlight New River Catering
New River Catering
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, New River Catering brings carefully-crafted and delicious meals to weddings and events throughout South Florida. This full-service caterer believes in ethically-sourced ingredients and sustainable business practices. These values allow them to recruit the most... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Culinary Affairs
Culinary Affairs
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

UNRIVALED WEDDING SERVICES Your wedding is one of the most special and unique days of your life. In fact, there are few moments in a lifetime that are more significant. Here at Culinary Affairs, we pride ourselves in helping your wedding vision to become the perfect reality. If this vision is... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured The Dancing Palate
The Dancing Palate
19 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

The Dancing Palate is a Miami-based wedding caterer that offers a twist on the old classics. Their goal is to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience by giving classic comfort food a modern, updated twist. The culinary team offers a diverse range of multicultural menu items, so there is something... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Curbside Gourmet
Curbside Gourmet
75 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · West Palm Beach, FL

Curbside Gourmet is a food truck and catering company based in West Palm Beach, Florida that provides food services for weddings and events. The founders started the company in late 2010 with the desire to blend the best of comfort foods with fine dining. The team is passionate about adding to an... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured A Alexander Event LLC
A Alexander Event LLC
67 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Boca Raton, FL

A Alexander Event LLC is a catering and event company located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, just ten minutes outside of Boca Raton. CEO and founder Monica Alexandrescu started the business in 2008 to share her passion for European cuisine and bold flavors with southern Florida. With over 25 years of... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Exquisite Catering & Events
Exquisite Catering & Events
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

Exquisite Catering & Events is a wedding catering company located in North Miami, Florida. This company is known for their boutique-style approach and creativity. They also offer event planning. Their in-house planners will coordinate your wedding day cuisine and also the décor, lighting, floral... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Sidecar Kitchen
Sidecar Kitchen
12 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sidecar Kitchen is a wedding catering company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that brings their gourmet meals to your wedding. Co-owner and chef Hector Lopez can work closely with you to go over palate preferences and design a customized menu suited to your tastes. Co-owner Adam Irvin helps to... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Eggwhites Special Event Catering
Eggwhites Special Event Catering
77 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

Custom menus. Expert service. WeddingWire Couples Choice Award winner. Eggwhites Catering serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, the Palm Beaches, the Florida Keys and surrounding areas. Eggwhites Catering brings the highest standard of catering excellence to South Florida... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Tastings SoFlo
Tastings SoFlo
Wedding Caterers · Miami Beach, FL

Tastings SoFlo is a wedding catering service based in Miami, Florida. Offering an accomplished team of talented chefs, they can present you with a delectable feast for your special day. From finely made hors d’œuvres to elaborate banquets, they are available to serve it all up for you. Services... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Rollatini Italian Catering
Rollatini Italian Catering
24 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · West Palm Beach, FL

Rollatini Italian Catering is family owned and operated since 2006. Rollatini is proud to serve the South Florida community with exceptional cuisine, staff, and customer service for all wedding events. Chef Victor, along with his family, provide a personal touch to your special day. Your vision for... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Rosalia's Kitchen
Rosalia's Kitchen
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Hollywood, FL

Rosalias’ Kitchen is a family-owned and operated full-service wedding catering service based out of Miramar, Florida. We strive to curate custom menus as interesting as each couple that we cater to. Crafting classic family recipes, we specialize in a wide array of cuisines, preparing dishes to suit... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Broward Catering
Broward Catering
13 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward Catering is a wedding catering company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Featuring an extensive team of chefs each with over 20 years of experience, this business offers a wide range of cuisines for receptions. They delight in preparing delectable dishes for couples and their guests to... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Featured Tasty Creations Catering
Tasty Creations Catering
45 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

Welcome to Tasty Creations Catering, we are a full service wedding and event organization. Our vision is to take your dreams and make them a reality on your wedding day. Owned and operated by Johnson and Wales University, Chef David and his wife Josefina who takes care of all your floral design and... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro Chocolate Fountains of South Florida
Chocolate Fountains of South Florida
21 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chocolate Fountains of South Florida is a wedding catering company located in Weston, Florida, that specializes in providing chocolate fountains for your wedding day. This personalized service is even accompanied by professional chocolatiers. Various cuisine options can accompany your chocolate... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro Healthy Gourmet Miami
Healthy Gourmet Miami
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

Healthy Gourmet Miami is a wedding caterer based in Miami, Florida. The business was founded by Chef Eric Stein when he realized there was a need for a high-quality, healthy catering service in the area. He and his team specialize in helping couples create delicious memories on their wedding day... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro R Catering and Events
R Catering and Events
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Miami Beach, FL

Located in Miami, FL, R Catering and Events provides their high-quality, home-cooked dishes to all types of wedding events. This talented team offers an eclectic mix of cuisines to satisfy any couples favorite tastes. From your rehearsal dinner to your day-after brunch, they will work to keep you... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More
161 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

Total Wine & More is an independent alcohol retailer with stores based all over the country. Their employees are committed to their customers and to providing quality products at prices that suit any budget. Total Wine & More is pleased to offer a wide range of alcoholic delights for a couple's... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro Chef Tim
Chef Tim
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Your Private Chef We're a boutique team of event concierge, gourmet chefs and experienced support staff who create effortlessly elegant, fabulous fun weddings! We're genuinely excited to be your advisor & confidant throughout the planning process. We know that each of our couples are unique in their... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro Catering on the Lane
Catering on the Lane
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Catering on the Lane is a female, mixed heritage full service catering company dedicated to fulfilling a couples’ unique vision for their wedding day. We specialize in a variety of cuisines which include Italian, Colombian, Cuban, Asian, Vegetarian and Vegan. Our Chef is also a Registered Dietitian... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro Sensory Delights Catering
Sensory Delights Catering
51 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Hollywood, FL

Sensory Delights is a boutique style catering company and your top destination for elegance, quality and premium service for all occasions. From corporate events, to weddings and social gatherings, we work hand in hand with you to make sure that all of your standards are met, and to make every... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

Pro S & J Catering
S & J Catering
32 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Hollywood, FL

S & J Catering is a wedding catering company based in Miramar, Florida that features an international gourmet menu with immaculately fresh Florida cuisine. Executive Chef Steven Mosley is passionate about creating beautiful meals that are perfect for any wedding occasion. Not only does S & J... (Wedding Caterers Miami)

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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.

Lower range

$ 400 or less

Average cost

$ 4000

Most couples spend between

$ 1800 - $ 7000

Upper range

$ 13000 or more

Costs displayed in graph 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.
Super impressed with this caterer, very professional, accommodating and delivered excellent service. Hire with confidence and would highly ...
Lorrelle J.
We do not have enough words to describe how awesome Josefina and David were, and their whole crew! The planning process could not have been ...
Christy E.
Bill Hansen Catering was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely work with them again! We got married at Spur of the Moment Ranch in ...
Maria C.
Felix, Sonia, and the whole A Alexander Event Catering Team exceeded all of our expectations! We wanted an entire vegan menu- from the ...
Vanessa J.
Elvis was amazing and is a lifelong friend! He really made my wedding the best it could be. The customer service was superb and the food was ...
Lisa F.
WE LOVE CHEF MATTHEW! We did a BBQ buffet style and I joked with him telling him how very important it was that we have coconut shrimp as an ...
I found Adam and Sidecar Kitchen through the list of preferred vendors provided to me by my venue and I'm so glad I did! We set up our ...
Ernesto S.
It was a pleasure working with Fancy Fiesta to put together our daughter's wedding reception. They were professional and catered to ...
Sebastiano M.
The service are very specially, and the chef is a very good person.
We looked at several vendors for our wedding and brunch following the wedding. These guys are fabulous to work wirh and are a family ...
Jamie M.
Simply amazing, the food superb, the presentation gorgeous, the service and care they take is simply the best. First class + all the way. I ...
Elite Catering
Elite Catering
55 reviews
Ana L.
We had an amazing experience with Kandace and Julio from the start. They worked with us every step along the way, ensuring everything was ...
Alberto S.
The owner is very attentive, has a great personality and gets the job done successfully.
Rhonda S.
If you are looking for a caterer for any reason, look no further than Ken-Rose Catering. They are extremely professional, experienced, ...
SW Catering
SW Catering
2 reviews
Carol A.
I had the pleasure to work with SW catering for two weddings, I must say that the service and the food was amazing. They went way above my ...
Alyson W.
Chez Gourmet was a preferred vendor for our venue, but they made the process so easy! My husband and I worked with Kathryn, who was ...
V Kamlani
So happy that we found Antonio, Barbie and the whole crew. The food, the service, the value. I won't be able to compare to anyone else ...

Catering in Miami, Florida

Often the first image that comes to mind at the mention of Miami is of a beach. While the city might be known for its golden sands, it likewise features an array of historic buildings built mainly during the early to mid part of the 20th century. This is including a collection of structures from the 1930s constructed in an art deco style. A tropical oasis, you and your sweetheart can exchange vows in elevated locales to casual, outdoor havens.

Unexpected Culinary Delights

A trend runs through Miami’s core and it’s the continuous pursuit to find something new and remarkable. In these efforts, innovation is always around the corner and there is an entrenched, energetic vibe that courses through the city both day and night. Given this culture, Miami has developed a reputable food scene that is well known for surprising combinations of ingredients. The many caterers in the city reflect this variety in their own offerings. From traditional dishes to flavorful and fun banquets, you can have the cuisine at your wedding served a number of ways and in varying styles. Keep in mind your wedding theme for your special day when choosing a caterer and also be sure to discuss the style of your nuptials with the chefs, who often can customize a menu for you.

A Coast Full of Gems: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is another coastal city just under forty minutes by car from Miami. Likewise known for beaches and the nightlife, the city is an animated and memorable location for hosting weddings. There are many restaurants and hotels within the city, but given the location relative to Miami, guests can easily stay in either place. Our room block tool can make arranging accommodation as simple as the gentle Floridian breeze through a palm tree. Being close to Miami also gives your guests access to the Miami International Airport, in addition to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport.

A Tropical Refuge

Miami is known for humid summers that are very hot which is thanks to its tropical climate and position on the ocean. These summers are long, in contrast to the shorter and drier winters. Winters tend to be mild and enjoyable. In January, temperatures average at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that weddings can be held outside no matter the month. Given this and the many famous shores, it is no surprise at the popularity of beach weddings, besides a number of other venue options.

Planning for the Sunshine State