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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 Nashville before booking!

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Spotlight Pig N Pit
Pig N Pit
9 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Franklin, TN

Focusing on hearty dishes of high-quality ingredients, Pig N Pit Grill is a restaurant, catering service and tap truck bar service for weddings in Franklin, Tennessee and all of Middle Tennessee. Owners, Chris and Sherry bring their signature brand of barbeque and Southern staples to wedding parties... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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 Chef Penelope's Catering
Chef Penelope's Catering
110 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)

Spotlight Beyond Details, Catering and Floral Design
Beyond Details, Catering and Floral Design
141 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)

Featured JP Events Inc
JP Events Inc
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

JP Events Inc is a full-service wedding and event catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2008, this elite culinary team has been crafting bespoke menus full of fresh produce and flavor. From informal food service to fine dining experiences, they can expertly arrange your perfect... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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 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 G Catering
G Catering
14 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, G Catering is a catering company that specializes in creating innovative and delicious memorable fare. Owned and operated by Guy Haskins, this business specializes in creating customized menus to reflect the tastes of their clients. Couples who work with this team can... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Silver Spoon Catering
Silver Spoon Catering
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Decherd, TN

Silver Spoon Catering provides delicious and fresh cuisine for their clients' weddings and other special occasions throughout Decherd, Tennessee. This team of dedicated caterers is led by JoCarole Woodall. JoCarole began cooking at the age of three with her mother. Her family owned a successful... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Wildberry Catering
Wildberry Catering
76 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lebanon, TN

Wildberry Catering is a family-owned and operated catering company located in Lebanon, Tennessee. Owners Brandi and Josh are honored to be a part of your wedding day and will work diligently to provide you with a memorable culinary experience. Using only the freshest ingredients, this team of... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering
Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering
43 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 Pinch & Zest Catering
Pinch & Zest Catering
Wedding Caterers · Franklin, TN

Pinch & Zest Catering is a wedding catering service in Franklin, Tennessee. We share a love for creating happy moments through food, and will work to create the mouth-watering creations you’re craving for your reception. From savory selections to mini desserts, we want to create dishes to best suit... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

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

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

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

Sandra's Catering is a wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Owner and head chef, Sandra Flock, has had a passion for cooking since the age of 10, first inspired by Cajun and Italian cuisine. She and her team specialize in creating customized menus to match any couple’s wedding... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Featured Two Fat Men Catering
Two Fat Men Catering
39 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
109 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)

Featured 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)

Pro Legends Smokehouse & Grill
Legends Smokehouse & Grill
Wedding Caterers · Clarksville, TN

Legends Smokehouse & Grill is a wedding catering company based in Clarksville, Tennessee. Veteran-owned, minority-owned, and family-owned, this restaurant brings their community together with artisanal smoked barbecue meats, mouth-watering side dishes, and signature desserts. In addition to catering... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Desmond's Catering
Desmond's Catering
Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Desmond's Catering is passionate about providing mouth-watering cuisine for weddings. This business has been pleasing the palates of couples and their guests since 2017. Known for their diverse menu and superlative customer service skills, this company has the... (Wedding Caterers Nashville)

Pro Animated Eats
Animated Eats
Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

Animated Eats is a mobile gourmet hot dog company that is chef inspired. We offer gourmet food options for everyone: our tasty chef-inspired hot dog flavors, bread-less or meatless gourmet bowl, veggie buns and salads. (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)

Pro Susan's Catering
Susan's Catering
43 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 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 North Nash Catering
North Nash Catering
Wedding Caterers · Nashville, TN

North Nash Catering is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and provides catering services for weddings and events. The culinary team operates under the belief that food is a conversation as well as a creative pursuit. Thus, they work under an ethos that combines quality customer care complemented with... (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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