Nashville 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 Nashville before booking!

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Spotlight Dream Events & Catering
Dream Events & Catering
84 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Dream Events & Catering, formerly A Dream Come True Catering, creates delicious dishes for weddings. The company has brought its creative and detailed-orientated culinary approach to events for over three decades, winning many plaudits along the way. Drawing on a wide... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Spotlight Beyond Details, Catering and Floral Design
Beyond Details, Catering and Floral Design
137 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Beyond Details, Catering and Floral Design is a full-service wedding catering company servicing the Nashville and Atlanta areas. The company specializes in providing personalized services to deliver the best in wedding catering and beyond. The team of professional chefs, wedding planners and... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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Spotlight Chef Penelope's Catering
Chef Penelope's Catering
106 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Chef Penelope’s Catering is a full-service wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee that services Nashville and the surrounding areas. The company specializes in delivering beautiful presentation of delicious wedding cuisine. Owner Penelope Pfuntner and her expert catering staff... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Fazoli's
Fazoli's
Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Fazoli's is a wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Offering a delicious range of classic Italian cuisine, these expert chefs can serve you and your guests a hearty feast for your special day. From sweet treats to their signature garlic breadsticks, they have a wide range of... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Nashville Events & Catering
Nashville Events & Catering
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Shelbyville, TN

Nashville Events & Catering offers seasonally inspired and locally produced cuisine to weddings in the Shelbyville, Murfreesboro, Nashville and all of Middle Tennessee. Founder and chef Jonathan Austin brings over 20 years of corporate catering experience to this business. He has used this industry... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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Featured The Clean Plate Club
The Clean Plate Club
70 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

The Clean Plate Club is a full service catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1980, owner and event designer Monica Holmes founded The Clean Plate Club. She, her business partner - her son Chris Holmes - and the talented team at The Clean Plate Club offer extraordinary service and... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Edley's Bar-B-Que
Edley's Bar-B-Que
29 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Edley’s Bar-B-Que provides catering services for weddings in Nashville, Tennessee. They deliver delicious food and have a variety of pricing options in order to fit every budget. Their mouth-watering barbecue and homemade sides take your day to the next level while adding some Southern... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering
Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering
40 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Founded in Nashville TN and locally owned since 2004, we specialize in upscale Southern food with twist, as well as gourmet BBQ. All couples who are looking for great food and outstanding service at a reasonable price are welcome! Now featuring tasting appointments with curbside pickup or delivery,... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Crave
Crave
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Madison, TN

Crave is a full-service catering company serving the greater Nashville area and southern Kentucky. Not only are they experts in creating delectable wedding cuisine, but they are also experienced event professionals who can guide you throughout the planning process for your wedding. Providing... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Sandra's Catering
Sandra's Catering
35 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Sandra's Catering is a wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee, that services the Nashville area and the surrounding counties. The owner and head chef, Sandra Flock, has been an avid cook since the age of 10. She is known for her delicious and original recipes, which she developed... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Two Fat Men Catering
Two Fat Men Catering
37 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lebanon, TN

Two Fat Men Catering is a wedding catering company based in Lebanon, Tennessee, that services the Nashville, Franklin and Murfreesboro areas. The owner, Ed Riley, is a self taught chef who started Two Fat Men Catering over 13 years ago as a hobby. At Two Fat Men Catering, Ed specializes in creating... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Pig & Pie Catering
Pig & Pie Catering
103 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Pig & Pie Catering is a unique wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee, that has serviced the Middle Tennessee area for over 20 years. The family-owned business, established by Chef John Hamilton, specializes in smoking Nashville’s best pork butts. John and the professional team at... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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Red Pony Catering
34 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Franklin, TN

Red Pony Catering is a wedding catering company based in Franklin, Tennessee, that services the entire Middle Tennessee area. In 2007, Red Pony Catering was founded as an extension to the Red Pony Restaurant. Now, after over 10 years in the catering industry, the company prepares delectable cuisine... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Susan's Catering
Susan's Catering
41 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Susan's Catering is a boutique wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee, that services the Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood areas. With over 25 years in the catering business, Nashville native and owner Susan Meador has strong ties to the community. She and her team will work with you... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Drinks R Us & Events
Drinks R Us & Events
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Franklin, TN

Drinks R Us & Events is a fully licensed, insured and professional bartending & event planning company. We are here to help you enjoy your smallest most intimate occasions or help you celebrate your biggest and best accomplishments. Drinks R Us & Events also provide Day of Wedding Coordnation, event... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Endless Catering
Endless Catering
110 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Ardmore, TN

Endless Catering is a wedding caterer based in Ardmore, Tennessee. Owned by Amanda J. Smith, the company specializes in catering services for weddings and special events. Its team of culinary experts crafts the appropriate theme and oversees all the details to make the wedding memorable.Experience... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Chef's Market
Chef's Market
87 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Goodlettsville, TN

Chef’s Market is an award-winning wedding catering company owned and operated by Jim and Cheryl Hagy in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The catering team takes pride in delivering not only the best food, but the best wedding dining experience in and around Middle Tennessee. Chef’s Market has been awarded... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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Pro The Aero Bar
The Aero Bar
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

The Aero Bar is a mobile bar for couples’ weddings in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area. This 16-foot-trailer turned mobile bar, called Henry, can be parked exactly where it's needed on a couple’s wedding day. The design of this bar is sleek and modern; Henry is dressed heavily in black with... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Chago's Cantina
Chago's Cantina
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Chago's Cantina is a family owned restaurant and full-service catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee. This professional team has been creating and serving delicious meals for 8 years and strives to make your special occasion an unforgettable affair. Chago's Cantina specializes in Latin... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Copper Kettle Nashville Cafe and Catering
Copper Kettle Nashville Cafe and Catering
14 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Copper Kettle Nashville Cafe and Catering cooks up hearty dishes for weddings in Tennessee. They focus on creating delicious meals the old-fashioned way, using time tested recipes and the freshest ingredients. Their expert catering team goes the extra mile to serve wedding parties big and small with... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Celebrations Catering
Celebrations Catering
Wedding Caterers · Old Hickory, TN

Located in Old Hickory, Tennessee, Celebrations Catering is a full-service catering service for the Nashville, Franklin, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and the surrounding areas, offering menus for a wide variety of special occasions and budgets. They have over 20 years of combined experience and have been... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Proverbial Cup
Proverbial Cup
6 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

The PROVERBIAL CUP travels to your wedding and sets up a custom espresso bar. We provide a barista, commercial espresso machine and a beautifully customized espresso cart. We then produce fantastic lattes, mocha and other specialty coffee drinks for your guests! Our goal is to create a wonderful... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Maggiano's Little Italy
Maggiano's Little Italy
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Maggiano’s Little Italy is a restaurant wedding venue in Nashville, Tennessee that has gorgeous banquet halls and ballrooms for wedding events of all sizes. They strive to bring elegance and simplicity to your special day with stunning, versatile spaces and exceptional event planning. With gleaming... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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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 Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee is home to legendary music venues such as the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Ryman Auditorium. The downtown area celebrates the culture built around these places, paying homage to historic figures such as Johnny Cash in a museum dedicated to his life and accomplishments. The cuisine in Nashville is just as inspired, providing innovative masterpieces alongside downhome comfort dishes.

Caterers of Nashville

There is a chef-inspired movement that has swept across Nashville. With it as a driving force, many restaurants and boutique catering businesses have cropped up over the years. While hot chicken and biscuits still have their place, artistic culinary creations have flourished, allowing for a varied market that is representative of many styles. Couples looking to book a caterer can explore and taste their options to their heart’s content, and then use our vendor management tool to keep track of all their information in one place. While catering prices can range from low-cost to high-cost depending on the purveyor, there are plenty of ways to save on wedding catering.

Going Beyond Nashville Cuisine

Couples looking in Nashville may instead find themselves drawn across the state border to Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is north of Nashville and sits along the Ohio River that hugs the state of Indiana. Well-known for the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger, Louisville has much to offer besides horse races and sports memorabilia. Couples can find many amenities that speak to wedding needs, including museum venues, high street shopping, and trendy restaurants. This city loves its food and drink, featuring plenty of bourbon-centric destinations as well as experimental eateries and homestyle catering businesses. Planning a wedding in Louisville can truly be a joy from arrival to departure.

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