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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 Columbus before booking!

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Spotlight Russo's Catering and Events
Russo's Catering and Events
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Zanesville, OH

Russo’s Catering & Events is a wedding caterer servicing greater Central and Southeast Ohio, specializing in catering at venues that do not have an in-house caterer. Led by Owner/Executive Chef Anthony Russo, and his brother, Owner Vincent Russo, this successful family oriented business has... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Featured L.A. Catering and Event Center
L.A. Catering and Event Center
6 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

L.A. Catering and Event Center is a wedding catering company based in Columbus, Ohio. This company is a division of LifeCare Alliance, who has provided the community with many health programs. When choosing L.A. Catering for your wedding cuisine, all profits are invested into LifeCare Alliance.... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Featured PC Events Catering, Inc.
PC Events Catering, Inc.
139 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Powell, OH

PC Events Catering, Inc. is a wedding catering company based out of Powell, Ohio. This company specializes in excellent cuisine, and they consider customer satisfaction a high priority. The vendor has been in service for over two decades and holds many positive client testimonials. Along with their... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Featured Barrel & Boar
Barrel & Boar
Wedding Caterers · Newark, OH

Barrel & Boar is a wedding catering business based in Newark, Ohio. Specializing in smoked meats and BBQ meals, this company is passionate about producing exceptional celebratory feasts. With over 30 years of experience, their friendly and professional staff strives to leave a lasting impression on... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Featured All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
18 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Waldo, OH

All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility is a full-service wedding and event catering company located in Waldo, Ohio. This family-owned-and-operated establishment has been serving delicious dishes with a friendly smile since 1982. The talented team behind this business takes great pride in helping... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Featured Bosc + Brie
Bosc + Brie
187 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Bosc + Brie is a wedding catering company located in Columbus, Ohio. This company was formed more than 25 years ago. The catering team is made up of event planners, chefs and servers who are all dedicated to providing the very best cuisine for your wedding day. Bosc + Brie has won numerous awards... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Featured Emelio's Catering
Emelio's Catering
32 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Emelio’s Catering is a wedding catering & event design company located in Columbus, Ohio. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers since 1960. Couples are able to personalize their wedding cuisine to fit their needs. With their amazing cuisine, Emelio’s Catering is... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Pro Carfagna's Catering
Carfagna's Catering
4 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Carfagna's has been in the food business for over 80 years. Specializing in Italian and American Cuisine. Our reputation for providing Quality - Handmade Foods and Outstanding Service has been a Central Ohio Tradition for 4 Generations.But what makes Carfagna's stand above the rest is our ability... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Pro Paddy Wagon
Paddy Wagon
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Paddy Wagon is a wedding catering company based in Columbus, Ohio. This vendor specializes in serving American street food. They are a fun and unique food truck with a police-themed truck and cuisine. Paddy Wagon is devoted to accommodating your needs for your wedding day and will go the extra mile... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Pro Vanilla Bean Coffee Bar
Vanilla Bean Coffee Bar
Wedding Caterers · Zanesville, OH

Vanilla Bean Coffee Bar is a small family owned business located in Zanesville, OH. We are dedicated to providing excellent personalized experiences with delicious espresso drinks. (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Pro Creative Cuisine Catering
Creative Cuisine Catering
52 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Creative Cuisine Catering is a wedding catering company based in Columbus, Ohio. This company not only has delicious cuisine but has nearly 40 years of experience in serving their clients and customers. Their focus is providing only the best food possible for your wedding day, and they are dedicated... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Pro Berwick Manor Banquet Center & Catering
Berwick Manor Banquet Center & Catering
198 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

The Berwick Banquet Center & Catering is a wedding catering company located in Columbus, Ohio. This catering company also has a gorgeous banquet center to host your wedding reception. This company has been owned by three generations and specializes in Italian cuisine.Facilities and Capacity Berwick... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Simply Delicious by Hallmark
Simply Delicious by Hallmark
11 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Simply Delicious by Hallmark is a catering company located in Columbus, Ohio, specializing in weddings and other celebratory occasions. Inspired by several types of cuisines, the caterers strive to deliver excellent customer service and even better food. Their professional and knowledgeable staff... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Phenix Banquet Center
Phenix Banquet Center
31 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Phenix Banquet Center is passionate about weddings and committed to you having your wedding; your way! We cater to the needs of couples getting married in the Columbus, Ohio area. This wedding and ceremony venue is tucked on a private property that combines the best of city living with a farm rustic... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Sophie's Gourmet Pierogi
Sophie's Gourmet Pierogi
13 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Marysville, OH

It's a whirlwind story, really, that starts a very, very, VERY long time ago at the kitchen counter of my Grandmother, the original Sophie, back in Jersey. Some of my first and best memories are of her making pierogi dough, home made soups and desserts. Made from scratch wasn't a special label for... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Old Carolina Barbecue Company
Old Carolina Barbecue Company
107 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Old Carolina Barbecue Company is a wedding caterer that serves Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The full-service catering company has a wide range of casual menu packages that can be adjusted to meet dietary needs. Whether you have 50 or 5,000 guests, Old Carolina offers professional service for all... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Pacers Catering Service
Pacers Catering Service
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Pleasantville, OH

Very much for taking the time to examine our catering menu. We have been catering for over twenty years. We started our first restaurant at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in 1986 serving 4-H club members, horse racing drivers, and people attending the last & largest fair of the season. Our... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Keaton's Katering
Keaton's Katering
Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Keaton’s Katering Phaze II has been in business since 1998. We are a full service catering company that offers diverse menus, ranging from light mid-day snacks to exquisite five course meals. Collectively, our catering team has over forty- years of professional catering experience. Keaton’s Katering... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Our Melt Bar
Our Melt Bar
Wedding Caterers · Richwood, OH

Metro Cuisine Catering and Special Events
Metro Cuisine Catering and Special Events
70 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Columbus, OH

Metro Cuisine Catering and Special Events is a full-service catering company prepared to handle all the details of your reception. We also have a seperate rental division that offers tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware, and tents. (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

Redwood Wagon Food Truck
Redwood Wagon Food Truck
Wedding Caterers · Westerville, OH

Redwood Wagon Food Truck is a wedding and special event caterer based out of Westerville, Ohio. Redwood Wagon Food Truck is a fun family-and-veteran-owned food truck. Voted one of the top three best food trucks in central Ohio by 614 Magazine, this exceptional food truck can be the life of your... (Wedding Caterers Columbus)

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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.

Wedding Caterers in Columbus, Ohio

Ohio’s capital city of Columbus boasts the largest population in the state as well as a thriving food and arts industry, making it a great contender for wedding events. Low costs have drawn in entrepreneurs looking to test out products, ideas, and experiments, cultivating a growing culture of creativity. Boosted by innovation, culinary experiences have taken off in the city, providing a food scene that is continuously thriving and evolving.

Columbus Catering for Wedding Events

Caterers in Columbus often receive their stock from artisan producers in the surrounding region. This means that menus are curated with fresh, local, and well-looked after ingredients that make for one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Famed culinary experts Cameron Mitchell and Jeni Britton Bauer hail from Columbus, showcasing the talent that takes root within the city.

Event hosts can explore the city, sample some tasters, and choose their favorite caterer. There are many providers available in Columbus, so couples will have a wide selection to choose from when whittling their options down to the right provider for their wedding. After selecting their caterer, couples can keep track of them with our vendor management tool. If saving money is a priority, couples may want to consider some of the options discussed in our article about keeping wedding catering costs down.

Cuisine Beyond Columbus

Couples exploring nearby cities may find themselves drawn to Cincinnati, Ohio. Nestled beside the Ohio River, this urban hub hosts European-inspired neighborhoods as well as plenty of neon signs. In terms of cuisine, Cincinnati is famed for its chili. What sets this dish apart is its unique blend of spices, sometimes including cocoa, combined with layers of ground beef, spaghetti, and more. A three-way chili includes cheese, and four and five-ways add onions, beans, or both.

What to Know About Columbus and Ohio