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  • Catering by Uptown

    Catering by Uptown is a wedding caterer based in Beltsville, Maryland. They understand your wedding day is one of the...Read more most special days of your life, and they work hard to go above and beyond to make your wedding experience truly memorable. They offer several things in order to provide what they...

  • A Delicious Catering Service Event and Design

    A Delicious Catering Service Event and Design is an organic catering business in Miami, Florida. Experienced and...Read more professional, they offer couples quality food and service. A Delicious Catering Service Event and Design prides themselves on providing a personal touch to every catering event. Services...

  • Biscuits and Berries Catering

    Biscuits and Berries Catering is a wedding catering service based in Golden, Colorado. They promise to serve food of the...Read more highest quality and provide service that exceeds every guest's expectations. These caterers also hope to provide relaxing services, including delivery, setup, and cleanup at every...

  • Duvall Catering & Events

    Duvall Catering & Events is a wedding catering company based in Charleston, South Carolina. The award-winning company...Read more has been specializing in serving lowcountry cuisine since 1978. Duvall Catering & Events is a versatile company that serves delicious and locally-sourced foods, hand selected flowers...

  • Butler's Pantry

    Butler’s Pantry is a wedding catering company based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Serving up delicious dishes since 1966,...Read more these expert chefs are ready to help you host a celebration to remember. Focusing on customized experiences, they want you to feel like their only client as they cater to all your...

  • Command Performance Catering

    A skilled wedding caterer in Moorpark, California, Command Performance Catering is essential for all couples who want...Read more their weddings to be fun, classy and perfectly executed. This catering company provides unique, exquisite meals and the staff love to discuss options and customizations with the...

  • Palate Pleasers

    Palate Pleasers, Inc. is an award-winning wedding caterer, bakery and gourmet to-go business in Annapolis, Maryland...Read more that's served couples in Washington D.C., Baltimore and the Eastern Shore regions for more than 30 years. This family-owned and operated company provides wedding food and beverages as...

  • Relish Classic Catering

    From classic, to extravagant, to extraordinary, we are proud to produce events designed uniquely for every couple. Every...Read more couple is different, every event is superior and we understand your wedding should be treasured. Producing perfectly polished plates, succulent hors d’oeuvres and beautiful...

  • Cindy Krag Catering & More

    Cindy Krag Catering & More prepare and serve delicious meals at weddings in and around Germantown, Tennessee. This...Read more talented catering team has several years of experience working at events of all styles. The professionally trained chef holds accreditations from one of the best-known restaurants in...

  • Busy Bee Catering

    A family owned and operated catering company based in Portland, Busy Bee Catering is known for creative presentations...Read more and their use of local fresh ingredients. With over 25 years in the business, they help create menus to fit your tastes, venue and serving style. Busy Bee Catering helps make your...

  • MBP Distinctive Catering

    Specializing in custom menus to suit every couple and their wedding-day needs, MBP Distinctive Catering, based in...Read more Indianapolis, Indiana, prides itself on excellence in the industry. After decades in the catering field, MBP Distinctive Catering is expert in transforming your vision into reality for...

  • Michael's On East

    Michael's On East Catering is Sarasota’s premiere caterer, creating memorable events from candlelit dinners for two to...Read more dazzling galas for 1,000 guests held at any venue, for over 35 years. Passionate about creating unique, memorable experiences and menus with unparalleled attention to detail, it is...

  • 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...

  • Tamara's Catering

    Tamara's Catering is a full-service catering company located in Santa Barbara, California. You name it, they have...Read more covered it, from weddings, gala affairs, cocktail parties, day-to-day corporate needs and personal celebrations. They will personally help clients design a menu that reflects their...

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  • Black Pelican Catering

    Black Pelican Catering is located in Kitty Hawk, NC. As one of the largest and longest operating restaurants and...Read more catering companies on the Outer Banks they take pride in providing you and your guests with the best food and hospitality have to offer! Their talented and culinary trained chefs create...

  • McGrath Clambakes & Catering

    McGrath Clambakes & Catering is a full-service caterer located in Rhode Island with over 50 years of industry...Read more experience. They have worked with many couples over the years, using their culinary expertise and event planning skills to give them the wedding of their dreams.Services Offered Along with...

  • Sarasota Catering Company

    Sarasota Catering Company offers delicious food for wedding parties in Sarasota, Florida. The team caters to all tastes...Read more and can cook in many different culinary styles. They bring years of experience and an unwavering commitment to great food and customer satisfaction to the service of...

  • Enck's Plus Catering

    Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Enck's Plus Catering is an accomplished caterer serving weddings, engagements, and...Read more private functions. For over 35 years, they have focused on customer satisfaction and producing delicious cuisine. These seasoned chefs offer a selection of international cuisine,...

  • Lora's Le Garmache

    Lora’s Le Garmache is a full-service and client-focused off-site caterer based in Port Orchard, Washington. Their...Read more professional catering and event specialists are available to help you coordinate a successful, stress-free and spectacular event. Lora’s Le Garmache will take the time to understand...

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  • Popolo Catering

    Popolo Catering is an acclaimed wedding catering service based out of San Luis Obispo, California. Serving wedding-goers...Read more across the Golden State's Central Coast, this business is owned by Leon and Kathleen Castillo. This pair is passionate about completing milestone celebrations with delightful...

  • Mrs. B's Catering

    Mrs. B's Catering is a wedding catering business situated out of Pleasant Hill, Ohio that specializes in sophisticated...Read more and delicious food options. Ideal for lavish affairs and casual backyard weddings alike, the company’s years of experience add to its professionalism and invaluable services. Owner...

  • Kahn's Catering

    Our reputation as one of the best Indianapolis caterers comes because we believe in using the finest and freshest...Read more ingredients delivered at the highest level of customer service. Create your menu based around one of our packages - or create your own menu al a carte. From experienced staff to local...

  • Woodman's of Essex

    Woodman's of Essex is a caterer serving wedding days in Essex, Massachusetts. Specializing in fresh New England-style...Read more seafood, guests will love their delicious offerings. Founded over a century ago, the business has delighted generations of diners with their signature Fried Clams. Services...

  • The G Seven Catering Company

    The G Seven Catering Company is a family-owned and -operated wedding and event catering service based in Thompson,...Read more Connecticut. Husband-and-wife team Jason and Amy St. Onge work hard to create flavorful and inspired dining experiences for their clients. They are committed to making every wedding...

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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