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Richmond 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 Richmond before booking!

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Featured Early Katering Company
Early Katering Company
33 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Harrisonburg, VA

A caterer in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Early Katering Company offers full-service catering for couples in the Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Staunton and Richmond areas. With over 25 years of experience, their affordable and superior service allows couples to spend their important day... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Butler's Unique Catering
Butler's Unique Catering
84 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

A catering company in Richmond, Virginia, Butler’s Unique Catering provides couples with an individual wedding experience from start to finish. Established in the spring of 2007 by Chef Todd Butler, the company services couples in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. Couples looking to treat... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured L'Etoile Catering
L'Etoile Catering
38 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Crozet, VA

A caterer in Crozet, Virginia, L'Etoile Catering has been assisting engaged couples for over 20 years. Servicing the central Virginia community, the company specializes in French and Virginia-inspired cooking. With a history of obtaining the finest and freshest ingredients, L'Etoile Catering... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Hank's Grille & Bar
Hank's Grille & Bar
60 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Mc Gaheysville, VA

Are you marrying someone that gives you the same feeling you get when you see your food coming to your table at a restaurant? Well, if the answer is 'yes'--- You seem to like food a whole lot; which makes us the best Caterers for your Best Day Ever! With over 20 years of experience in the catering... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured CURBSIDE CREATIONS Food truck
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

CURBSIDE CREATIONS Food truck brings laid-back catering to weddings in Richmond, Virginia. The team has over two decade’s worth of experience serving up delicious meals to hungry diners. Serving up fresh food on the go, their menus offer guests a wide and diverse selection of dishes. Services... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Suzy Q, etc.
Suzy Q, etc.
6 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lynchburg, VA

Catering, Events, Specialty Rentals, Desserts, Wedding Cakes, Florals, Full to Day of Coordinating & more! Your one stop shop for the wedding of your dreams! (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Deep Run Roadhouse
Deep Run Roadhouse
167 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

Welcome to Deep Run Roadhouse Catering! We are a multi-faceted, full service catering company providing the best BBQ, Comfort, Tex-Mex and American Eclectic Cuisine in the Richmond Area. We like to call it “mighty fine dining”! Our menu and service packages are fully customizable. We specialize in... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Harvest Moon Catering
Harvest Moon Catering
247 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Charlottesville, VA

Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Harvest Moon Catering offers carefully crafted wedding menus and dishes. The team here believe that warmth and friendliness are a vital ingredient of every celebration. They strive to delight every guest with their talent and hospitality, believing that their... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More
161 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

Total Wine & More is an independent alcohol retailer with stores based all over the country. Their employees are committed to their customers and to providing quality products at prices that suit any budget. Total Wine & More is pleased to offer a wide range of alcoholic delights for a couple's... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro OMO Catering Inc
OMO Catering Inc
4 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

OMO Catering Story Founded out of the desire to delight and share a curiosity and love of delicious artisanal food, OMO Catering fuses a modern American aesthetic with globally influenced flavors. OMO Catering redefines catered food by using unique and innovative approaches to creating a restaurant... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

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On-Site Culinary
Wedding Caterers · Blacksburg, VA

On-Site Culinary is a wedding catering company operating out of Blacksburg, Virginia. Jud Flynn, the owner and Executive Chef, brings over 25 years of culinary expertise to every couple he works with. Crafting everything from European charcuterie displays, chef inspired exhibition stations, to... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Salt & Forge
Salt & Forge
Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Salt & Forge is a restaurant that offers wedding catering solutions. This breakfast, brunch, and lunchtime favorite of historic Jackson Ward delivers delectable mealtime options. Every ingredient at Salt & Forge is crafted in-house or by local artisans, making for a... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Blue Ridge Pizza Co.
Blue Ridge Pizza Co.
16 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Charlottesville, VA

We are a novelty catering company located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We offer a 100% wood-fired pizza oven on the back of an F-450 and feature as many local menu items as possible. We offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Let us wow you with the amazing wood-fired deliciousness that... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro River City Wood Fire
River City Wood Fire
27 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

River City Wood Fire, located in Richmond, Virginia, provides catering services for weddings and other special events. They believe life is all about spending time with good friends, eating great food, and enjoying life in general. With each of their meals, they aim to create special memories... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro full circle catering
full circle catering
43 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lexington, VA

Located in Lexington, Virginia, full circle catering specializes in eclectic Southern cuisine. Working with folks in Rockbridge County and up and down the Valley, chef/owner jenny elmes prides herself on providing clients with local, organic and homegrown fare. Established in 2002, full circle... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Typical Price $500
Pro Garnish RVA
Garnish RVA
11 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

A caterer in Henrico, Virginia, Garnish RVA is committed to providing locally sourced produce from the freshest ingredients. Servicing couples throughout Virginia and beyond, the company takes a highly personalized approach to menu planning. With its impeccable service, Garnish RVA is sure to create... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering
Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering
91 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Ruckersville, VA

A full-service wedding caterer in Ruckersville, Virginia, Blue Ridge Café & Catering has been a part of the wedding industry since 1995. Located just north of Charlottesville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the company services couples in the Ruckersville, Charlottesville and Orange... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Goodrich Gourmet Catering Richmond
Goodrich Gourmet Catering Richmond
85 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

A caterer in Richmond, Virginia, Goodrich Gourmet Catering Richmond specializes in high-quality gourmet comfort food. A successful part of the wedding industry since 2009, the company services couples 100 miles from both their Richmond and Virginia Beach locations. With its stellar customer service,... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Blue Ridge BBQ & Catering
Blue Ridge BBQ & Catering
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lynchburg, VA

Blue Ridge BBQ & Catering is a wedding catering business based out of Lynchburg, Virginia. Boasting years of experience in the culinary industry, they know how to create authentic, Southern-style barbecue meals. An adaptable operation, they are equally comfortable catering to large or small groups,... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro EAT Catering
EAT Catering
4 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Ashland, VA

EAT Catering is a​ full-service caterer ​based ​in Ashland, VA, and serves the Greater Richmond, Virginia area. EAT Catering is located at 10400 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, VA 23005, and offers a sitdown tasting experience for potential clients. You can visit their website at www.eatcateringrva.com.... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

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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.
Daisy Z.
Titling this review a 'fantastic experience', I feel, is underselling our experience with Harvest Moon. From the tasting, to the months of ...
Everyone that we worked with at Deep Run was awesome. We initially met with Paul during our tasting but then we mostly corresponded with ...
Alison E.
I can’t say enough good things about our coordinator Helen. She was AMAZING. So professional and knowledgeable and her ability to fix mini ...
Mission Bbq
Mission Bbq
11 reviews
Ashley M.
From Maria answering questions about ingredients and helping create the perfect menu for your event to delivering the best BBQ around, ...
Cater 2 Events
Cater 2 Events
30 reviews
Karen B.
Hands down best food at a wedding!!!

Richmond, Virginia Wedding Caterers

Richmond is buzzing. With the selection of eateries and the artistic beat throughout its streets, the River City offers up excitement around every corner. Founded in 1737, the city has a storied past from colonial times to the present day. Now, you can wander through postcard-worthy streets featuring historic architecture, making for an idyllic backdrop for your special day.

A Culinary Experience in Richmond

When it comes to the food at your wedding, Richmond has the options. From food trucks to companies that operate with a farm-to-table ethos, there is an array of culinary creations to satisfy your guests’ tastes. You can enjoy succulent meats as well as plates of expertly seasoned and roasted vegetables, while other caterers cook up meals full of unexpected flavors.

Waterfront Wonderland: Norfolk, VA

If you drive a little over an hour and a half from Richmond, you can find yourself in Norfolk, Virginia. Like Richmond, water plays a large role in the scenery that surrounds the city. The Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic ocean are right at your fingertips, while the city itself is nestled amongst numerous rivers. The vibrant locale boasts an energetic art scene, which includes the NEON Arts District, enriching the metropolitan area with cultural finesse. After, you can enjoy the fine cuisine representing traditional Southern dishes as well as innovative plates. With so many picturesque views and dynamism coursing through the city, you can find wedding venues that speak to a variety of styles.

The Forecast for Your Wedding

Richmond experiences high levels of rain throughout the year, even in the driest month of April. Throughout the seasons, Richmond is fairly warm. January temperatures drop to an average of 36.1 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the coldest month, while July is the hottest at 77.4 degrees. The summer might be an ideal time for an outdoor celebration, given these warmer temperatures.

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