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Greater New York City Metro 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 Greater New York City Metro before booking!

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Spotlight Purslane
13 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Purslane is a wedding catering company located in Brooklyn, New York. This expert team fuses quality ingredients with slow-cooking techniques to ensure optimum flavor. Of the utmost importance to this eco-conscious company is sustainability, and for this reason, they have developed a carbon-neutral... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Saar Catering
Saar Catering
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Saar Catering is a Michelin-star chef led wedding caterer located in Yonkers, New York, that serves the surrounding and Westchester region Michelin starred chefs Hemant Mathur & Surbhi Sahni bring a taste of modern India to any occasion, recreating traditional recipes from across India’s regional... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Savory Bites
Savory Bites
Wedding Caterers · Bronx, NY

Featured KD Event Group
KD Event Group
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Greater New York City Metro, NY

KD Event Group is a wedding catering business based in New York City. Catering and Event Director Kelly McCaffery combines her detail-oriented nature with an enthusiasm for delicious cuisine in order to provide exceptional service for each wedding event. Daniel Dorado, the Culinary Director and Chef... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Olivia Cooks For You
Olivia Cooks For You
15 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Olivia Cooks For You is a woman-led, boutique caterer focused on sustainability, seasonality and responsible sourcing across a variety of cuisines. We take great pride in our highly personalized menus and beautifully presented food reflecting your vision for the day. Owner and Head Chef Olivia... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Red Table Catering
Red Table Catering
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Red Table Catering is a wedding caterer based in Brooklyn, New York. Specializing in custom and seasonal menus, this business aims to provide a one-of-a-kind service for each event. With your personal tastes in mind, these experienced chefs strive to create dishes that include high-quality and local... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Bartleby & Sage
Bartleby & Sage
70 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Bartleby & Sage is a fine catering company based in Brooklyn, New York. For over 30 years, owner and founder Leslie Nilsson has been creating contemporary and artistic food for her clients and simply loves preparing a catering menu to savor. She is experienced in planning stunning wedding menus and... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Dish Food & Events
Dish Food & Events
82 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Dish Food & Events is a wedding caterer based in Brooklyn, New York. They truly know how to provide elegant and fine cuisine for their clients to savor. They serve unpretentious food with personality and flair. Simply put, they are ready for whatever you throw at them! Services Offered Dish Food &... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Luke's Lobster
Luke's Lobster
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Luke’s Lobster is a catering business based in Brooklyn, New York, that specializes in seafood for weddings. This service would be an ideal choice for those who would like to add fresh maritime dishes to their big day’s menu. Originally established in 2009, they have been sourcing local, quality... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Pro The Raging Skillet
The Raging Skillet
52 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Greater New York City Metro, NY

The Raging Skillet is a delectable catering service based in New York, New York. Chef Rossi and her highly expert team work hard to ensure they provide an impeccable dining experience for their guests. For over 26 years, they have provided stellar food for a plethora of events.Services OfferedThe... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Tea and Milk
Tea and Milk
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Astoria, NY

Tea and Milk is a wedding beverage company located in Astoria, New York. The dedicated team creates specialist boba tea drinks, which make for the perfect refreshment at wedding celebrations. Co-founders Mathew, Wilson, and Kendy are passionate and knowledgeable about tea production and infusions.... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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LCI Caterers
25 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · South Richmond Hill, NY

LCI Caterers is a catering food service based in South Richmond Hill, New York. Owner and chef Joseph Cutolo has a passion for delicious cuisine and providing memorable and authentic service to every client. He is happy to serve only the freshest and finest cuisine to clients and enjoys bringing... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Ryan Brown Catering New York
Ryan Brown Catering New York
43 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Ryan Brown Catering New York is a full service event catering company located in Brooklyn, New York. Their event team will work with you to coordinate the menu, staffing, and rentals for your wedding or party. They offer delicious, locally-sourced food, professional staff, and essential planning to... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Little Pheasant
Little Pheasant
Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Little Pheasant is a full-service wedding catering company based in Brooklyn, New York. Whether you want a large buffet or three-course fine dining experience, their talented staff will bring your vision to life for your wedding day.Services OfferedLittle Pheasant offers many catering services for a... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

City Chefs Catering
City Chefs Catering
Wedding Caterers · Sunnyside, NY

Hello and thank you for checking out City Chefs-Catering! We at City Chefs-Catering would like to offer you the opportunity to enjoy our delicious menu (attached please find a copy of our menu). Please look over and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to add something to the menu. Our... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Beast of Bourbon
Beast of Bourbon
Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Beast of Bourbon is a smoke house and banquet hall open to the public as well as available to rent out or cater events. We offer vegan and vegetarian options. We have 40 draft beers, 270 American whiskeys, and signature cocktails. We have a stage with available equpitment for live bands. A backyard... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Creative Concepts NYC
Creative Concepts NYC
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Astoria, NY

Your wedding celebration is one of the most personal, exciting and important days of your life-a day you want to linger in your memories. Creative Concepts NYC understands weddings and everything that makes them special. We are dedicated to making your day one to remember. (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Tasty Morsels Bakery
Tasty Morsels Bakery
Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

You won’t find your typical sweet treat at Tasty Morsels Bakery. Founded in 2009, TMB is a Brooklyn based online bakery that is widely known for its signature custom handmade iced sugar cookies. Sugar cookies account for just a morsel of what TMB can do- the bakery also has a fashionable variety of... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

14 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Congratulations! your day will be here sooner than you think! If you are planning a wedding in the Tri-state area, you've come to the right place. We can cater it to perfection. Whether it's a winter wedding, or July wedding, we can help you plan the perfect wedding to celebrate. Please view our... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Long Island City, NY

Bareburger is a catering service based in Astoria, New York. Since 2009, they have been serving organic burgers to clients and have valued the art of serving fresh, healthy and farm-to-table ingredients. Owner and CEO Euripides Pelekanos has a passion for delivering easy, pronounceable and... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Urban Gourmet
Urban Gourmet
Wedding Caterers · Rosedale, NY

We pay attention to every little detail to compliment your perfect wedding day. Every event is uniquely customized to your liking. We strive for the best so your guest will be impressed of what you have presented to them. Our Aim is high quality, not high quantity WEBSITE: WWW.LCSCATERERS.COM... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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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 York City Wedding Caterers: How to Find the Perfect Wedding Caterer in New York City for Your Special Day

Sharing a meal together with your closest friends and family is an important and traditional part of the wedding celebration. Also, you’re going to need some fuel for when the dancing starts! Your New York City wedding caterer plays a big role in making your wedding a success and also represents a big chunk of your wedding budget. So, how do you find the right caterer for your Big Day?

How to Find a Wedding Caterer in New York City

First of all, you are in luck. Living in New York City gives you access to a large and distinguished group of caterers. This is especially fortunate if you wish to serve a special meal that reflects your ethnic or cultural heritage. In The Big Apple, you can find caterers who specialize in nearly every culinary style.

Take care in choosing your caterer. An online search will point you to those with enough money to buy advertising or hire a savvy marketing team, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best. If you plan on hiring a wedding planner, he or she will also be able to make great suggestions. Your wedding venue is also likely to have a list of potential caterers or may even require you to choose a caterer from their approved vendor list. Make sure you check your venue’s catering policies before you begin shopping for your caterer.

Finally, start looking for your caterer as soon as possible. Many of the best wedding caterers in NYC are booked a year or more in advance.

Budgeting Your Wedding Menu

One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is working with your New York City wedding caterer to craft a personalized menu for your guests. Before you even start thinking “Asian fusion meets Tex-Mex," you’ll need to provide your caterer with a head count and a budget ballpark.

Most caterers price per person, so having a solid guest list is essential to ensuring you stay within your food and drink budget. Knowing your budget will also help you decide on certain things like whether to opt for a cost-effective buffet-style meal or splurge on plated meals, and whether you want to offer up appetizers during the reception.

Don’t forget about drinks, which can be a big money drain. Couples on a budget may want to limit drink options to wine and beer and provide guests with drink tickets. If your budget is a little more flexible, consider adding a few mixed drinks and cocktail options.

Crafting Your Wedding Menu

Once you’ve got your budget down, it’s time to actually start planning your menu. Your caterer may offer recommendations, but this is your special day, so be clear about what you want. Also, let your caterer know upfront if you have any dietary restrictions. Your caterer needs to know if you want a vegetarian meal or if your future mother-in-law can’t eat gluten.

Start by choosing a cuisine style -- are you into Americano or do you love the idea of a fancy taco bar? Then focus on your main dish. This will inform the sides and even the appetizers. As you begin reviewing your options, consider what foods will be in season during that time of the year and whether you want your menu choices to reflect something meaningful to you as a couple. For example, if your religion is central to your identity, you could include traditional foods and dishes. Alternatively, you can serve artisanal pizza as a nod to the meal you ate on your first date.

Need help finding the perfect New York City wedding caterer for your special day? Take a look at our listings of caterers throughout New York City.