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A Spice of Life Catering

A Spice of Life Catering + Events is a full-service wedding catering company in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1987, they have...Read more been committed to providing high-quality food and beverages with overwhelming presentation and first-class service. Feel like a guest at your own wedding by booking now with A...

Aspen Catering

Aspen Catering is located in Grapevine, Texas, and provides premier cuisine for wedding occasions. Since 1997, this...Read more full-service enterprise has designed customized menus that center on each couple’s tastes and wishes. Their versatile menus are inspired by international cuisine, from traditional...

Visions Catering

Visions Catering is a premier wedding caterer servicing the Triad, Durham, and Charlotte areas of North Carolina....Read more Visions Catering is known for providing exquisite service, from fresh foods to stunning displays. No matter what size guest list or how big your budget, Visions Catering will customize a...

Mill City Museum

Contemporary meets industrial The striking Mill City Museum is built amid the ruins of the Washburn A Flour Mill, a...Read more National Historic Landmark. Major renovations began in 2001 to bring the 120-year old building into the 21st century. The award-winning architectural design combines relics of the...

Absolutely Delicious Catering

Absolutely Delicious Catering is a wedding catering business based in San Antonio, Texas, specializing in innovative and...Read more refreshing cuisine and cocktails. The company can transform your reception meal into a multi-sensory, social masterpiece, enticing guests with rich, vibrant flavors and textures....

Real Paella Catering

Real Paella Catering is a wedding catering business that serves the North Florida area and specializes in authentic...Read more Spanish cuisine. Head chef, Juan Ten Boquera, offers engaging dining experiences that delight all of the senses. While preparing his delicious paella dishes, talented musicians play...

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Hilton Historic Bayfront St. Augustine

The Hilton Historic Bayfront St. Augustine is a hotel wedding venue located in the heart of Historic Downtown St....Read more Augustine, Florida. It offers many amenities surrounding your wedding day to make sure you and your guests are comfortable. It is located within walking distance to numerous downtown...

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Bayside Catering

Bayside Catering is a wedding catering company operating out of Edgewater, Maryland. This team of talented professionals...Read more prides itself on their flavorful varieties, amazing presentation, and high-quality service. They carefully create cutting-edge presentations for their fresh and delicious cuisine....

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Seawell's

Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Seawell's is a catering company that offers fantastic wedding fare. This family-owned...Read more and operated company was established in 1946 as a drive-in restaurant, before moving into the catering industry. It is now managed by the sons of founder Carroll Seawell Sr., who...

Donelson's Catering

Serving the entire Memphis region, Donelson’s Catering is a catering company based out of Cordova, Tennessee. This...Read more professional team of cuisine experts strives to provide every celebration with above-and-beyond service and incredible dishes. Available for events of all shapes and sizes, they...

RiverFront with Express Catering

RiverFront with Expressing Catering is a wedding caterer located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, Florida. This...Read more caterer offers a wide variety of dishes and dining options that couples can tailor to their needs and desires. From chef-attended carving stations to elaborate buffets, these...

Tom Thumb's Cookouts

Tom Thumb’s Cookouts is a catering service based in Manteo, North Carolina. This team identifies themselves as a cookout...Read more as opposed to a catering service, due to their casual family-style atmosphere and delicious home-cooked food. Offering warm service along with great food and three decades of...

34 Events Catering

34 Events | Downtown Plano Wedding Venue is a classic banquet hall wedding venue located in Plano, Texas. This space...Read more offers an elegant setting with a vintage feel. Their dedicated staff has a passion for connecting with each couple they work with so they can incorporate their personality into a...

The American BBQ

The American BBQ is a professional catering company and full-service restaurant based out of Rowley, Massachusetts. In...Read more addition to barbeque, they specialize in American, Mexican and Southern cuisine. They offer couples multiple packages to choose from, to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets....

Philomena's Catering Co.

Philomena’s Catering Co. is a wedding culinary service based in Little River, South Carolina. Serving the General Grand...Read more Strand, Horry County and Brunswick County area (does not include Charleston and Georgetown County.) Led by Chef Alexandra, this company is passionate about delivering unforgettable...

Fireside Pizza & Catering

Fireside Pizza & Catering is a catering business in Hagerstown, Maryland. They cook their artisan pizza on brick stones...Read more heated by a wood fire. The brick oven creates a crispy, fresh pizza that is mouth-wateringly delicious. Their brick oven can also be used to cook specialty items. Services Offered...

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Lucia's Neapolitan Pizza Truck

Lucia’s Neapolitan Pizza Truck is a wedding and event catering business based in Berkeley, California. The culinary team...Read more offers a variety of mouthwatering Italian dishes to suit both formal and casual celebrations. Along with their plated dishes, their custom food truck with a mobile pizza oven can...

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Cocktails 4 U

Cocktails 4 U is a full service bartending catering service ready to meet all your needs! Whether you are planning your...Read more wedding, hosting a fundraiser, party, or other type of event, the team of highly-skilled, trained, and courteous bartenders at Cocktails 4 U can provide services to suit all your...

Woody's Burgers

Woody’s Burgers is a wedding catering company based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Owner Woody is a former chef who...Read more trained under of the few certified master chefs in the US. He has over 30 years of experience and has worked in large upscale establishments and for catering companies. Since 2009, this...

Wandering Table Catering

Wandering Table Catering is a wedding catering company that is based in Redmond, Washington. The firm was founded in...Read more 2017 by April Craig and began under the name of Life Mashed In. In the beginning, the team offered dinner services but as their customer base expanded the company evolved into...

Championship Catering

Based in Saint Louis, Missouri, Championship Catering can be hired for weddings and events of all sizes. This company...Read more understands the care that is placed into each decision when couples are planning their wedding. They know that making what feels like the right choice can be difficult. Because of...

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Aberdeen Catery

Aberdeen Catering is a wedding catering company based out of Camden, South Carolina bringing a personal touch to every...Read more celebratory feast. Services Offered For over 35 years, Aberdeen Catering has been providing wonderful wedding events across the Southeast with quality menus bursting with flavor. ...

Skye Cafe Inc

Operating out of Cypress, Texas, Skye Cafe Inc is a wedding catering company. The owner and founder of this thriving...Read more enterprise, Lena Lindsey is a food-obsessed professional with a commitment to quality over quantity. She and her team combine their talents in the kitchen with a relentless dedication...

Event Advantage

Operating out of Ione, Jamestown, and Mokelumne Hill, California, Event Advantage is a comprehensive events company...Read more specializing in catering. With over 25 years of experience, top chef Louis Chiero leads a team that focuses on creative cooking. Having helmed 5-star establishments across the world,...

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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