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  • Heirloom Catering

    Heirloom Catering is an event and wedding catering business based in Memphis, Tennessee. Co-owners Brandi and Jesse have...Read more decades of combined experience in the industry and know how much careful planning goes into your big day. They are happy to travel throughout Memphis and the surrounding areas and...

  • Naman's Catering

    Naman's Catering offers catering services to couples in and around Mobile, Alabama and the Whole Gulf Coast of...Read more Mississpipi and Florida Panhandle. With over 30 years of experience, they take pride in bringing outstanding service to each wedding they cater for. Couples can relax knowing they will have...

  • Across The Board Catering

    Across The Board Catering is a Memphis, Tennessee, catering company serving weddings all over the West Coast. This...Read more feel-good food business is owned and run by a family of talented chefs who love to serve up nutritious, nourishing meals at all milestone events. With many years in the culinary...

  • Broadway Gourmet Caterers

    Located in Massapequa, New York, Broadway Gourmet Caterers is a wedding catering service that helps couples celebrate...Read more their big day with delicious dishes that will wow their guests. Providing unparalleled hospitality and service, this dedicated team takes great pride in creating a unique culinary...

  • Catering Capers

    Catering Capers is a new generation wedding cater based in North Florida. Customizing small to big celebrations...Read more according to the couple’s budget, this caterer offers exquisite food and professional services. Their menus are always delectable and beautifully presented, created with only the finest...

  • Hog Wild & A Moveable Feast

    Operating out of Memphis, Tennessee, Hog Wild & A Moveable Feast has been providing catering services for weddings since...Read more 2001. Passionate about preparing gourmet meals for couples and their loved ones, this culinary team is known for their eclectic repertoire and customer service skills. Having...

  • Dream Events & Catering

    Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Dream Events & Catering, formerly A Dream Come True Catering, creates delicious dishes...Read more 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...

  • Cutting Edge Catering

    Cutting Edge Catering, based in Southern California, offers couples and clients a highly versatile culinary experience...Read more for their wedding day or Special Event. Their focus is on your tastes, creating a tailored feast filled with your favorites. From delicate hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous desserts, to...

  • The Back 40 Family Farm

    The Back 40 Family Farm is a mobile wedding caterer in Willmar, Minnesota, specializing in creating delicious wood-fired...Read more pizzas in front of your eyes. They take great care to use only the best local ingredients, many grown at their small, family-owned farm. Cuisine The Back 40 Family Farm can travel...

  • Hunt Valley Catering

    Hunt Valley Catering is a wedding caterer in Monkton, Maryland that has been creating truly memorable wedding events for...Read more almost 20 years. In addition to providing wedding food and beverages, they also provide event production and custom event creation for couples in the Baltimore area. Services...

  • Black Fig

    Black Fig is a full-service caterer in Tallahassee, Florida, that is known for top-quality work when it comes to...Read more planning, cooking, and carrying out dining plans. They may serve your fare in a few ways, including buffet-style or plated. Black Fig’s menu includes chicken, finger-sandwiches, platters,...

  • The Peached Tortilla

    The Peached Tortilla is a catering company located in Austin, Texas that specializes in weddings and other special...Read more occasions. This eatery combines the familiar and the new, fusing Southern comfort food and Asian cuisine to create a unique culinary experience. Owner and head chef Eric Silverstein was...

  • Naples Wedding Catering by Friscos

    Owned and operated by brothers, Naples Wedding Catering by Friscos is an excellent wedding catering service in Fort...Read more Myers, Florida. What gives this company a great reputation around the Fort Myers area is its 30 years of experience. This caterer offers expert advice when it comes to planning food...

  • Pig & Pie Catering

    Pig & Pie Catering is a unique wedding catering company based in Nashville, Tennessee, that has serviced the Middle...Read more 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...

  • A Thyme Savor Catering

    A Thyme Savor Catering is a wedding and special event caterer based in Wilmington, North Carolina for over 20 years. Our...Read more team can provide the fresh ideas, talent and creativity to make your wedding reception one you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.Services OfferedA Thyme Savor offers a...

  • Rettew's Catering

    Rettew's Catering is a wedding catering company based in Manheim, Pennsylvania. This family-owned-and-operated business...Read more has been serving celebrations in Lancaster County and the surrounding region for over 30 years. Husband-and-wife team Steven Bushey and Jennifer Rettew Bushey are dedicated to...

  • Food For The Soul Catering & Events

    Food for the Soul is a caterer in Wailuku, Hawaii, specializing in upscale food, stellar service, and striking...Read more presentation. The team is down-to-earth, has strong communication skills, and is upfront about pricing (keeping things affordable is something they do well). Food for the Soul is owned by...

  • Big Al's Deli

    Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Big Al's Deli proudly offers catering services for your wedding festivities. Owner and...Read more head chef Al Anderson wants to ensure that your guests are well-fed and happy during your special day. These delicious Southern comfort foods are sure to be a hit with your loved...

  • 39 West Catering

    Exceptional Catering for Truly Unforgettable Weddings Welcome to 39 West Catering, where your event catering dreams come...Read more to life. We provide flexible and full-service catering solutions, ensuring your guests enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience. Your Vision, Our Expertise:Perfectly...

  • Designed Events

    Designed Events, Inc. is a visionary, full-service caterer based in Jacksonville, Florida since 1994. They specialize in...Read more traditional and eclectic cuisine, but prefer to create personalized menus reflective of their guests' needs, tastes and budget. Services OfferedIn addition to catering services,...

  • Cafe Natalie Catering

    Café Natalie Catering is a wedding catering company located in Houston, Texas. At Café Natalie Catering, their mission...Read more is to create unforgettable events by exceeding all couple's expectations with impeccably executed cuisine, exceptional service, and genuine hospitality. Services Offered Café...

  • Heart to Heart Catering

    Based out of Dallas, Texas, Heart to Heart Catering is a business that provides culinary services for weddings and other...Read more special events. Husband-and-wife team Tom and Mary Ellen Elkhay are both chefs and co-owners of this catering business. You can look forward to innovative cuisine worthy of your...

  • Twinleaf Catering

    Twinleaf Catering is a dedicated catering company based in Leesburg, Virginia. Our team works hard to create thoughtful,...Read more personalized experiences for our clients. Twinleaf Catering uses only the freshest ingredients from local, sustainable agriculture to provide you with the kind of cuisine a...

  • Emily's Catering Group

    Emily's Catering Group is a full-service catering and event planning company based in Bristol, Connecticut and...Read more services the surrounding Connecticut areas. The creative team and gourmet chefs work individually with you to create a customized menu matching your preferences and tastes. They will...

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.

  • $ 400 or less Lower range
  • $ 4,000 Average cost
  • $ 1,800 - $ 7,000 Most couples spend between
  • $ 13,000 or more Upper range

Costs displayed 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.

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