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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 Hot Chick- A Fried Chicken Story
Hot Chick- A Fried Chicken Story
Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

Located in Historic Shockoe Slip in the newly renovated 17th Street Farmers market. Elevated Fried Chicken sandwiches and plates inspired by fried chicken from all across the south east. From Nashville Hot to Carolina Comfort Hot Chick has a mouth watering choice for you! (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Hank's Grille & Bar
Hank's Grille & Bar
53 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 Early Katering Company
Early Katering Company
32 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 Sedona Taphouse Catering & Food Truck
Sedona Taphouse Catering & Food Truck
Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

Sedona Taphouse Catering & Food Truck is a culinary business that is based in Richmond, Virginia. This company offers its clients the option to take advantage of traditional catering practices or their innovative food on wheels. Their food truck serves dishes that are not offered in the restaurant,... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured Fatty Smokes- A Barbeque Joint
Fatty Smokes- A Barbeque Joint
Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

Fatty Smokes is the crossroads of American BBQ featuring in house slow cooked pork, chicken, and brisket. Specializing in traditional and non-traditional appetizers and entrees, from dinosaur ribs to pulled pork egg rolls, Fatty Smoke's give you the unexpected. Located in historic downtown Richmond,... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Featured L'Etoile Catering
L'Etoile Catering
29 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 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 Deep Run Roadhouse
Deep Run Roadhouse
131 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 OMO Catering Inc
OMO Catering Inc
3 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)

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

Hospitality is about creating a sense of place where everyone has a seat at the table. At Harvest Moon Catering we give consistent and thoughtful attention to details. We create your vision with a nod to seamless service, excellent preparation of quality food, for big and small events alike. We... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Goodrich Gourmet Catering Richmond
Goodrich Gourmet Catering Richmond
80 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 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 Suzy Q, etc.
Suzy Q, etc.
6 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Lynchburg, VA

Catering, Events, Specialty Rentals, Desserts, Small Personal Cakes, (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Pink Flamingo Food Co
Pink Flamingo Food Co
Wedding Caterers · Roanoke, VA

Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Pink Flamingo Food Co. is a wedding catering establishment that is part of the Jim Schaal Catering business group. Incorporating vintage Airstreams, this company serves up dishes at outdoor weddings and corporate events. Their portable bar and lounge, a 1965 28-foot long... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Blue Ridge BBQ & Catering
Blue Ridge BBQ & Catering
2 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 Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering
Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering
81 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 Roadside Chive
Roadside Chive
75 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Orange, VA

Roadside Chive is a wedding catering service based out of Orange, Virginia. This full-service event catering and planning company is dedicated to excellence. Owned and operated by Currey Fountain, this company is made up of a team of hardworking culinary and service professionals who pour their... (Wedding Caterers Richmond)

Pro Groovin' Gourmets
Groovin' Gourmets
30 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Richmond, VA

A full-service wedding caterer in Richmond, Virginia, Groovin’ Gourmets is dedicated to providing engaged couples with top-of-the-line service on their special day. In the industry for the last 20 years, they service couples within an hour and a half of their home base in Richmond. From setup to... (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.

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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