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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 before booking!

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Moghul Caterers
Moghul Caterers
237 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Edison, NJ

Moghul Caterers is a professional wedding and event catering company located in the heart of the Indian market in Edison, New Jersey. They pride themselves on their amazing level of service, variety of cuisines, and seasoned culinary team. Their goal is to make your sure your unforgettable event is... (Wedding Caterers)

Harvest Real Food Catering & Events
Harvest Real Food Catering & Events
54 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Stone Ridge, NY

Introduction Harvest Real Food Catering & Events is a full service catering and event planning company based in the Hudson Valley of New York and services the surrounding areas of NY, CT and MA. Full Service Catering Harvest Real Food Catering & Events is a full-service wedding & catering company... (Wedding Caterers)

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LCI Caterers
LCI Caterers
25 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · South Richmond Hill, NY

LCI Caterers is a catering food service based in South Richmond Hill, New York. Owner and chef Joseph Cutolo has a passion for delicious cuisine and providing memorable and authentic service to every client. He is happy to serve only the freshest and finest cuisine to clients and enjoys bringing... (Wedding Caterers)

Celilo Restaurant
Celilo Restaurant
38 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Hood River, OR

Based in Hood River, Oregon, Celilo Restaurant is a catering company serving weddings. The team has been working together for over 15 years, and is a knowledgable group with a passion for food and service. The deliver menus of dishes created using only the highest-quality seasonal ingredients,... (Wedding Caterers)

Saar Catering
Saar Catering
7 reviews
· Wedding Caterers

Saar Catering is a Michelin-star chef led wedding caterer located in Yonkers, New York, that serves the surrounding and Westchester region Michelin starred chefs Hemant Mathur & Surbhi Sahni bring a taste of modern India to any occasion, recreating traditional recipes from across India’s regional... (Wedding Caterers)

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O' Oysters
O' Oysters
Wedding Caterers · South Portland, ME

O' Oysters is a wedding caterer that is based out of South Portland, Maine. This mobile cuisine business is pleased to deliver oyster feasts to happy clients nearly anywhere. They provide fresh and delicious oysters to couples and their guests, shucking them based off of preference with exceptional... (Wedding Caterers)

Con Quesos
Con Quesos
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Fayetteville, AR

Con Quesos is a restaurant and wedding-catering business located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This company specializes in crafting delicious fusion tacos and specialty cheese dips, supplying a culinary experience that’s sure to wow couples and their guests alike. Combining high-quality food and... (Wedding Caterers)

Townsquare Coffeehouse + Kitchen
Townsquare Coffeehouse + Kitchen
Wedding Caterers · Orange City, IA

Located in Orange City, Iowa, Townsquare Coffeehouse + Kitchen is a restaurant and caterer that provides cuisine for weddings. The culinary team offers a range of services from just drinks to a full meal. They know that each couple requires something different to make their dream wedding happen and... (Wedding Caterers)

Indulge
Indulge
Wedding Caterers

Indulge is a catering company serving weddings in Union City, New Jersey , and beyond. The team offers delicious feasts of diverse dishes without the guilt. Their emphasis on healthy cooking that doesn’t compromise on taste has seen them lauded by couples across the state. Services Offered Indulge... (Wedding Caterers)

Marché Catering
Marché Catering
Wedding Caterers · Eugene, OR

Marché is about celebrating life and the bountiful Pacific Northwest with locally grown and gathered food, prepared with care and served in a lively and elegant atmosphere. We take our name from the French word for market — a word that describes not only our location in Eugene’s bustling 5th Street... (Wedding Caterers)

Busy Bee Catering
Busy Bee Catering
51 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Welches, OR

A family owned and operated catering company based in Portland, Busy Bee Catering is known for creative presentations 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... (Wedding Caterers)

Cincinnati Catering
Cincinnati Catering
183 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Catering is a full-service catering company that has been serving the greater Cincinnati area since 1934. This family owned and operated company has strived to maintain a legacy of superior cuisine and unmatched customer service. Cincinnati Catering is ready and able to accommodate a... (Wedding Caterers)

High Point Events
High Point Events
55 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Clarksburg, MD

Your wedding day should be a memorable occasion filled with excitement, joy, and more love & happiness than you’ve ever experienced before. At High Point Events & Catering, we truly understand how important your special day is, creating lifetime memories that will last forever. And we'd love to be a... (Wedding Caterers)

Cosentino's Catering
Cosentino's Catering
2 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Prairie Village, KS

Constantino's Catering is a wedding catering company based in Prairie Village, Kansas. Their beautiful presentation and remarkable value make this hometown favorite and an ideal choice for wedding receptions, rehearsals, or showers. They offer a mouthwatering variety of meals, beverages, and... (Wedding Caterers)

Tea and Milk
Tea and Milk
3 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Astoria, NY

Tea and Milk is a wedding beverage company located in Astoria, New York. The dedicated team creates specialist boba tea drinks, which make for the perfect refreshment at wedding celebrations. Co-founders Mathew, Wilson, and Kendy are passionate and knowledgeable about tea production and infusions.... (Wedding Caterers)

The American BBQ
The American BBQ
15 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Rowley, MA

The American BBQ is a professional catering company and full-service restaurant based out of Rowley, Massachusetts. In 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.... (Wedding Caterers)

Mantra Restaurant - Paramus
Mantra Restaurant - Paramus
15 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Paramus, NJ

Mantra is a wedding catering company based in Paramus, New Jersey. They offer creative Indian dishes that combine Eastern flavors and Western flair. No matter the size of your wedding, this caterer promises warm interactions and excellent customer service.Services OfferedOn your special day, Mantra... (Wedding Caterers)

Woody's Burgers
Woody's Burgers
Wedding Caterers · West Palm Beach, FL

Woody’s Burgers is a wedding catering company based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Owner Woody is a former chef who 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... (Wedding Caterers)

Wandering Table Catering
Wandering Table Catering
Wedding Caterers · Redmond, WA

Wandering Table Catering is a professional catering service for weddings and events based in Redmond, Washington. April Craig, the owner of the service, focuses on the finer details of your experience and strives to ensure your special day is unforgettable. Wandering Table Catering uses only the... (Wedding Caterers)

Akey's Catering
Akey's Catering
1 review
· Wedding Caterers · Cameron, MO

Based in Cameron, Missouri, Akey’s Catering is a wedding food and beverage service. A family-owned business, Dale and Joann Akey are committed to making the planning process as straightforward as possible. This company was founded in 1996 and takes a homemade approach to meals. Dale and Joann... (Wedding Caterers)

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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.

Wedding Catering Considerations

We all know that the most important part of your wedding is about celebrating your commitment to your significant other with your family and friends. But for some, having great food is a very very close second! Choosing the right wedding caterer is essential in making your wedding one to remember. Your caterer may have the biggest impact on your guests' experience of the day.

We all know that wedding food is a popular topic of conversation. Picking reliable and talented wedding caterer will give guests another reason to praise your magical day. Wedding catering is much more than preparing a meal, there must be in-depth understanding of the events of the day and the food's place in the grander scheme. The best wedding caterers will not only create a menu that will wow the taste buds, but also provide service that will help create a beautiful atmosphere and keep your party on track.

Wedding Catering Styles

Before getting too far into the search for your caterer, check with your venue about their policies. Some venues do not allow outside catering companies.

Here are some things to think about when starting your search.

First, consider the wedding catering style. There are four major catering styles and they include:

Plated Dinner: This is a more formal and traditional style. Each guest selects their meal (either at the event or in advance) and they are served individually. It is important to note this tends to be the priciest of the options because of extra staffing.

Buffet: This is a much more casual style. Guests can serve themselves while servers provide the food. This tends to be the least expensive of the styles and allows guests to choose their own portion sizes.

Family: In this style, servers provide trays of food to each table & guests pass them around the table, like a family dinner. This style is preferred for its inclusive and casual feel. Fair warning, it can be a bit messy.

Cocktail: This is a much more modern style of catering where food stations allow for guests to mix and mingle. The cocktail style allows for a wide variety of foods to be served and, if planned wisely, can save some money.

A few final words of advice, your food and venue theme don't necessarily need to match (i.e. beach wedding doesn't need to be all sea food), but that doesn't mean it can't if that is something you want. If possible, try to check ahead of time for guests' food allergies. You don't want to have someone with a peanut allergy eating food cooked in peanut oil.

Start the Search for the Perfect Wedding Caterer

When you're ready to start your search, select 'catering' on the drop down menu on the home page or under the 'vendors' tab at the top of the screen. Enter your wedding destination city and state, OR zip code, and see local caterers. It's an absolute necessity to read reviews on WeddingWire from real couples before making the final booking. Even talk to family and friends about catering services that they have used. Choosing your wedding caterer should be a fun experience where you let your creativity shine!