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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 Bon Soir Caterers
Bon Soir Caterers
50 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Bon Soir is a full-service, off-premises catering company based in New York City. They specialize in corporate and social events, weddings, mitzvahs, and large-scale special events. Whether it is as little as 50 guests or as many as 5,000 guests, Bon Soir offers a large selection of custom menu... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Featured The Caribdiva Catering Company
The Caribdiva Catering Company
Wedding Caterers · Rosedale, NY

The CaribDiva Company is a boutique, curated cuisine and event planning company that specializes in YOU. Our goal? To get to know you and to put you, your vision, into every event we design for you. It's not just about the food...be it our original French inspired Caribbean cuisine, or New American,... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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

Dish Food & Events Catering is a wedding caterer based in New York City. 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)

Featured Hemant Mathur Catering
Hemant Mathur Catering
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Hemant Mathur Catering is a Michelin-star chef led wedding caterer located in Yonkers, New York, that serves NYC, NJ, Westchester, CT and surrounding areas and has extensive experience with destination weddings. Michelin starred chef Hemant Mathur brings a taste of modern India to any occasion,... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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Purslane
14 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 2012, Purslane is a full-service catering company dedicated to excellent food, service, and sustainability. Part of The Oberon Group - which operates some of Brooklyn’s most beloved restaurants including Rucola, June and Rhodora - we are proud to be the first zero waste and carbon neutral... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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

Bartleby & Sage are a fine catering and event planning company based in Brooklyn, New York. For over 20 years, they have been creating delicious contemporary and artistic food for weddings and other celebrations. Under the guidance of owner and founder Leslie Nilsson, Bartleby & Sage continue to... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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

LCI Caterers is a catering food service based in Queens, 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 innovation to... (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)

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Pro Orange Grill
Orange Grill
Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Located in Brooklyn, New York, Orange Grill is a premier restaurant that offers wedding catering options. Dedicated to providing delicious food paired with exceptional service for over 15 years, this establishment has evolved with the times. Crafting a signature style, Orange Grill's in-house chefs... (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)

EVENTfull NYC
EVENTfull NYC
38 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

EVENTfull.nyc is a catering business based in Brooklyn, New York. Owner and chef Melody Ozdenak has a real passion for great food, fine dining and artfully curated dinner menus clients will love. She and her talented team work hard to ensure they offer premier service to all of their clients.... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Jillicious Foods & Events
Jillicious Foods & Events
19 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Jillicious Foods & Events is a full-service, boutique catering company in Brooklyn, New York, Jillicious Foods & Events provides full-service catering services complete with a highly trained staff, rentals coordination, and event design. With over 30 years of experience, executive chef Jill Freiberg... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Cobblestone Catering
Cobblestone Catering
8 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

FULL SERVICE CATERING At Cobblestone, we will create an experience specifically tailored to your personal style, taste and guidelines. We know great events start with attentive planning, and we are committed to making yours unforgettable, right down to the last detail. Our goal is to provide a fine... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

CaterCow
CaterCow
Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

CaterCow has made catering fun, easy, and transparent. Find the package you want, compare prices, and book directly online. You can find unique options from specialists like s'mores torched on-site, guacamole artists, and seasonal cocktail mixers. Choose from over 200 clearly priced packages from... (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)

Bonbite
Bonbite
9 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Have you ever thought that the food was the best part of any great night? We agree! We are a catering company on a mission to do things differently. We left our old jobs behind and decided to rethink event catering; from how food is made, served, and sourced, to how we can be socially impactful in a... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Papazzio
Papazzio
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Bayside, NY

Whether it’s a wedding, banquet or corporate party, Papazzio is committed to providing professional, personalized and reliable wait service as well as a delicious menu using only the finest ingredients. We take pride in our ability to be flexible with all budgets, while still exceeding your... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Naturally Delicious
Naturally Delicious
36 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Naturally Delicious is a leading NYC catering & event planning company, known for restaurant-quality food and impeccable service since 1997. Chef Founder & Owner Loren Michelle has worked in some of New York's finest restaurants, including the Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill, and the Water Club.... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

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Tip of the Tongue, Caterers
Tip of the Tongue, Caterers
16 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

When hiring a caterer, you're not just buying food, you're hiring a team to create an experience. At Tip of the Tongue, we're as vested as you are in having the best experience possible. From your very first phone call to the last guest walking out the door, you'll see the difference it makes to... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Philly Pretzel Factory Brooklyn
Philly Pretzel Factory Brooklyn
Wedding Caterers · Brooklyn, NY

Philly Pretzel Factory Brooklyn is a wedding catering company based in Brooklyn, New York. Their hand-twisted, freshly baked pretzels are made with flour, water, yeast, a pinch of salt, and plenty of care and attention. Enjoy them on their own or with a selection of meats, cheeses, and dips. Whether... (Wedding Caterers Greater New York City Metro)

Mimi's Fusion of Flavors Caterers
Mimi's Fusion of Flavors Caterers
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Bronx, NY

Welcome to Mimi's Fusion of Flavors we are a complete Catering serving New York, NJ, and CT. Our services are individualized because good catering relies upon personal attention to every customer, no matter how small or large the occasion. One of our event coordinators will be assigned to your... (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.