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New Orleans Wedding Caterers

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 New Orleans before booking!

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Featured Mirepoix Event Catering
Mirepoix Event Catering
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Metairie, LA

Over the several years MIrepoix Event Catering has mastered the art of making and serving delicious foods using from-scratch recipes from our creativve Chefs and culinary team. We love preparing signature dishes that remind you of our New Orleans Cusine and beyond. Mirepoix Event Catering staff will... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Featured Fezzo's Seafood Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Fezzo's Seafood Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Broussard, LA

Based in Broussard, Louisiana, Fezzo's Seafood Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is a restaurant and catering business serving weddings and special occasions. This successful dining establishment boasts two other locations in Crowley and Scott. The restaurant first opened in the summer of 1999 as a family-run... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Featured Dickie Brennan & Co. Catering
Dickie Brennan & Co. Catering
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Bringing high-end cuisine and years of experience, Dickie Brennan & Co. Catering serves weddings throughout New Orleans, Louisiana. This professional team strives for the highest quality in both food and service for every event. Now in its fourth generation, this family-run business boasts a number... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Featured Joel Catering and Special Events
Joel Catering and Special Events
8 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Artisans of crafted cuisine. Producers of inspired events. We believe cuisine is an immersive experience - from the hors d’oeuvre to dessert and everything in between - it should excite all the senses. For over 25 years, we’ve imagined culinary events that have inspired so much more than just... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Featured Fleur de Lis Catering
Fleur de Lis Catering
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Pro Louisiana Spice Catering by Sodexo
Louisiana Spice Catering by Sodexo
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Lafayette, LA

Whether you envision a celebration that is traditional or trend-setting, festive or formal, intimate or grand, our experienced and inspired team will provide you with unlimited options in planning your perfect storybook wedding. We will work closely together at every step in the process to create a... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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Holy Crepes!
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Holy Crepes! is a wedding catering business with a sweet disposition. This company's 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... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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Highlights Catering
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Highlights Catering has been in business for over 15 years providing services to the New Orleans and Metairie area. Our main focus is to take the stress off brides and grooms and to provide service based upon the individual needs of our clients. We strive to provide our customers with a positive... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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Boucherie
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Boucherie is a wedding catering business based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Specializing in preparing Southern-inspired meals for happy couples in and around the Big Easy, this company delights in complementing receptions with their distinctive dishes. With years of catering experience, this... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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2Brothers1Love
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2Brothers1Love is a catering company that specializes in wedding cuisine. Owned and operated by duo David T. Hargrove and Byron Bradly, this company specializes in creole creations with a contemporary twist. Boasting over 13 years of experience in the industry, this... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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Tsunami
Wedding Caterers · Baton Rouge, LA

Tsunami is a wedding catering service based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Offering a tantalizing selection of sushi and other Japanese dishes, these skilled chefs can present you with a delectable feast for your special day. From their precise presentation to the fresh, high-quality ingredients, this... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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Elysian Events Catering
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Elysian Events Catering is a wedding caterer based out of New Orleans, Lousiana. The company was born in 2013, the collaborative brainchild of Jen and Brandon. They established a storefront in the then newly renovated St. Roch Market, providing fresh seafood and oysters for the hungry customer.... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Pro Rosemary & Roux Catering & Event Services
Rosemary & Roux Catering & Event Services
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Rosemary & Roux Catering & Event Services is a business based in New Orleans, Louisiana, that provides wedding catering and event planning services. Chef Katie Cox and business partner Ashley Keifer lead a catering team in planning and preparing enticing banquets and buffets for special... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Pro EZ Events Catering
EZ Events Catering
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Covington, LA

We have open dates for 2020 and 2021! Please contact us for all of your catering and wedding planning needs -- we are here for you during the COVID crisis! Southern special events catering that is as unique as you are. Treat your guests to something truly special, truly exquisite, and truly tailored... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Pro Mixx Louisiana
Mixx Louisiana
11 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Baton Rouge, LA

Mixx Louisiana is a mobile bartending company out of Lafayette, LA that is sure to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day! We TRAVEL to any city in Louisiana! Two Services Offered 1. Full Service (open bar) - We will supply everything! Liquor, beer, wine, champagne, mixers/soda, water,... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Pro Joie De Vivre Catering & Events
Joie De Vivre Catering & Events
Wedding Caterers · Westwego, LA

Palate New Orleans
Palate New Orleans
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Palate New Orleans is a wedding and event caterer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Combining international and local cuisine, this company strives to create menus with your taste and inspiration in mind. Services Offered Palate New Orleans is a full-service wedding catering company that also... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Tap Truck NOLA
Tap Truck NOLA
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Tap Truck NOLA is a wedding catering business based in New Orleans, Louisiana, that also serves the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas. When Sandy, the 1951 Chevy panel truck, shows up to your wedding, you and your guests will be simply delighted. That is because this fully restored and fully... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

Food Art
Food Art
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

This is the day you’ve dreamed about for so long...and it’s absolutely perfect! Food Art has made it so easy, you’re completely carefree...and having the time of your life! On this day of days, Food Art takes the cake, arranges the flowers, and snaps the photos that capture the memories. And we do... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

City Club at River Ranch
City Club at River Ranch
17 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lafayette, LA

City Club at River Ranch is a premier wedding event venue located in Lafayette, Louisiana. This beautifully decorated location includes lots of unique space options for wedding couples to host their event. City Club can accommodate engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and bridal... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)

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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.

New Orleans Caterers: Your Guide to Choosing the Right Caterer to Serve Your Special Day

Located along the Mississippi River, New Orleans is Louisiana's largest city. It boasts a rich multicultural history that has produced some of the world’s favorite music and cuisine. Couples celebrating their New Orleans wedding can embrace the famous Carnival culture, Jazz music, and flavorsome food to create a true Crescent City celebration.

Catering in the Big Easy

New Orleans is widely renowned for its beloved cuisine. From Cajun dishes to Creole feasts, the food of New Orleans has a storied past in a city that respects tradition. Couples seeking to wed here will find no shortage of New Orleans caterers that specialize in serving the city’s best-known cuisine. From hearty gumbo to rich jambalaya, fresh crawfish to barbeque shrimp, New Orleans’ cuisine comforts and satisfies. Serving these dishes at your wedding reception adds to the authentic New Orleans experience and ensures that every guest is well fed before dancing the night away in true Mardi Gras style. The region also boasts a selection of sweet treats to adorn your dessert table. Bring the spirit of Carnival to your menu with some king cake, the official dessert of Mardi Gras. New Orleans’ answer to doughnuts, beignets, is another delicious confection. For those looking for alternative options, several caterers in the area are well-versed in global cuisines such as Italian, Israeli, and Asian options.

Whether you plan to serve a locally inspired feast or an international spread, you can expect to spend around $4,000 on catering in New Orleans. This price is based on the average that couples spend in the area, and will fluctuate depending on packages, serving styles, and guest count. Keep track of all of this with our easy planning tools.

Breaking Bread in Baton Rouge

For those looking for similar cuisine in a different setting, Baton Rouge offers a mix of youthful exuberance and historic significance due to its student population and political history. As the capital of the Pelican State, Baton Rouge boasts a host of both contemporary and long-standing cultural sites to admire. A prime example of one of these is the Gothic-Revival original state capitol building, and the Art Deco new state capitol buildings. Baton Rouge wedding venues offer everything from country mansions to chain hotels, while still serving classic Louisiana fare in a similar climate to New Orleans.

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