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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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Cafe Ala Carte
Cafe Ala Carte
130 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Since 1996 Café Ala Carte has been South Florida's premier upscale specialty coffee catering company. We service Dade, Broward, Palm Beach county and travel nationally. We specializes in providing gourmet coffees at events. Espresso,cappuccino, lattes, Cuban coffee, cortaditos, and a host of other... (Wedding Caterers)

Aroma Espresso
Aroma Espresso
89 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Miami, FL

Aroma Espresso and Cappuccino Bar, brewing coffee for your next special event is an on-site vendor in Miami. Their full-service gourmet cappuccino and espresso bar has been around since 2003. Services Offered Aroma Espresso and Cappuccino Bar, brewing coffee for your next special event combines... (Wedding Caterers)

Simply Elegant Catering, Inc
Simply Elegant Catering, Inc
16 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Haverhill, MA

Simply Elegant Catering, Inc is a full-service wedding catering company located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Established in 1993 by Salvatore Ambra, this business quickly became known for its exquisite cuisine, superior service, and the ability to exceed expectations. Over 27 years later, they still... (Wedding Caterers)

High Point Events
High Point Events
60 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)

Avenue Catering
Avenue Catering
6 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Burlington, WA

Avenue Catering is truly a "custom" caterer and the premier catering company serving Greater Western Washington. From Bellingham to Seattle, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, King, Snohomish & Pierce County. We do not have a restaurant or venue to distract or limit your menu selections. If you would like us... (Wedding Caterers)

Michael's Event Catering, LLC
Michael's Event Catering, LLC
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers

Office Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (office is closed on holidays) 609-859-8900 We strive to make your special day as stress free as possible by taking all the guess work out of rentals, set-up, food, staffing, ect. We offer full service catering, where we will sit with you, help build a timeline... (Wedding Caterers)

Hickory Cabin Restaurant and Catering
Hickory Cabin Restaurant and Catering
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Sevierville, TN

Based in Sevierville, Tennessee, Hickory Cabin Restaurant and Catering is a restaurant and catering company that crafts delicious wedding cuisine. Specializing in southern BBQ dishes and delectable sauces, this award-winning establishment is sure to delight the taste buds of couples and guests... (Wedding Caterers)

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Papa Kona Events
Papa Kona Events
101 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Kailua Kona, HI

Papa Kona Events and Catering is an oceanfront wedding venue in beautiful Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai'i, with 180 degree views of the bay, gorgeous sunsets and cool ocean breezes. Here you can have your dream wedding by the sea, while our staff take care of you every step of the way. We... (Wedding Caterers)

Woodbelly Pizza
Woodbelly Pizza
37 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Montpelier, VT

Woodbelly Pizza is a professional wedding and event caterer based in Montpelier, Vermont. This catering company specializes in delivering distinctive sourdough pizza crafted with local farm ingredients to weddings and other special events. Woodbelly Pizza utilizes their team of talented chefs,... (Wedding Caterers)

S & A Catering
S & A Catering
46 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Saint Johns, FL

S & A Catering is a wedding caterer based in Saint Johns, Florida. Created by Chef Scott, S & A strives to offer the best of food from all around the world. Chef Scott has gone to Italy many times to learn about the people and cuisine. These journeys to Italy and other food capitals allow Scott to... (Wedding Caterers)

Enlightened Catering
Enlightened Catering
41 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Saint Johns, FL

Enlightened Catering is a Chef Owned local catering company. With over 25 years of culinary and event experience. Chef Matt and his staff will ensure restaurant quality cuisine and service anywhere you decide to hold your event. They offer full menues and upfront pricing to add convience and... (Wedding Caterers)

Noble Sandwich
Noble Sandwich
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Austin, TX

A wedding caterer in Austin, Texas, Noble Sandwich Company specializes in unique sandwiches made from high-quality ingredients. They bring their same care of comfort scratch cooking to their special event menus. Owned and operated by talented chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez, the company has... (Wedding Caterers)

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Charleston Pops and Catering
Charleston Pops and Catering
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Charleston, SC

Charleston Pops is a gourment dessert cater. We are known for our artisan frozen ice cream and fruit bars and of course our signature Avocado Bars. We also have a full range of optoins including gluten free, KETO, organic, non-dairy, and nut free. We also offer a full dessert bar with cookie pops,... (Wedding Caterers)

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Oh So Gelato
Oh So Gelato
10 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Mount Pleasant, SC

Oh So Gelato is a catering company located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This mobile culinary business creates artisanal gelato, sorbet, and ice cream, which is served in style at posh wedding events in Charleston and all areas of the Lowcountry. This mobile catering service travels on a... (Wedding Caterers)

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Ono Cuisine
Ono Cuisine
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · San Jose, CR

Ono Cuisine is a high-quality catering service, based in San Pedro De Turrubares, Costa Rica, serving all Costa Rican territories for wedding events and specialty catering. This caterer delights in taking couples and their guests on an expedition of culinary wonder through their cuisine. Working... (Wedding Caterers)

Fifty Licks Ice Cream
Fifty Licks Ice Cream
Wedding Caterers · Portland, OR

Fifty Licks Ice Cream is a dessert catering service available for weddings in Portland, Oregon. Owner, Chad Draizin, brought his passion for food science and his love for creamy treats together to create unique ice cream flavors. Their signature vintage blue ice cream truck will be a sweet surprise... (Wedding Caterers)

The Cavalryman Steakhouse
The Cavalryman Steakhouse
Wedding Caterers · Laramie, WY

The Cavalryman Steakhouse is a wedding catering service operating out of Laramie, Wyoming. This experienced team of caterers specializes in providing celebrations with traditional flame-grilled Wyoming cuisine. Dedicated to delivering nothing less than outstanding service, they offer a tantalizing... (Wedding Caterers)

MAAD events
MAAD events
5 reviews
· Wedding Caterers · Delray Beach, FL

MAAD Events is a wedding event catering service located in Delray Beach, Florida. The company was founded by two architects, who got their culinary experience through years of traveling the world. From tapas style cocktail receptions, to elegant plated dinners, the team’s mission is to bring a... (Wedding Caterers)

Panera Bread Catering
Panera Bread Catering
Wedding Caterers · Tucson, AZ

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptuals. We are so excited for you and your family. Let us help you celebrate with delicious meals from Panera! Whie you may be planning a formal affair with a plated meal at a beautful and fancy location, what about all the other events for your wedding? Remember,... (Wedding Caterers)

Holy Crepes!
Holy Crepes!
Wedding Caterers · New Orleans, LA

Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Holy Crepes! is a wedding catering business with a sweet disposition. This company's team is motivated to help couples make their special days a bit more fun and delicious. By adding crepes to an occasion, food can be provided both quickly and easily, prompting more... (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.
Tiffany
Tiffany
5.0
Super impressed with this caterer, very professional, accommodating and delivered excellent service. Hire with confidence and would highly ...
Brittany
Brittany R.
5.0
Hiring TOTT as our wedding caterer was one of our best decisions in planning our wedding. Not only was the food wonderful, but the customer ...
Sarah
Sarah B.
5.0
Absolutely wonderful experience! Very professional and food is WONDERFUL!!! Communication easy and fantastic. Very accommodating with food ...
Elizabeth
Elizabeth V.
5.0
The food was so delicious!! So many people loved the food at our wedding, especially the creamy mushroom soup. And OMG, the desserts were ...
Tory
Victoria
5.0
We had the best experience with chef360! Even though we chanted food options close to the wedding, they were quick to be flexible for us. ...
Robert
Robert D.
5.0
From the first tasting, to the last bite. Chef Michael and team went to world’s end to make sure our wedding was perfect. My wife is a bit ...
Sarah
Sarah
5.0
Chef Piñeiro with Mesa 364 was PHENOMENAL and exceeded every expectations on the day of the wedding ranging from the beautiful presentation, ...
Caitlin
Caitlin K.
5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better caterer. The team at Red Sky worked with our budget, provided excellent service and made us amazing food ...
Amber
Amber
5.0
Don’t think about it, just book them! I had the pleasure of working with Martina for our wedding ceremony in Key West on 3/28/21. Martina ...
Lizzie
Lizzie W.
5.0
We booked this caterer for our wedding and were so happy! Not only was the food delicious, but the staff was so kind. The waiters kept ...
Madison
Madison G.
5.0
My husband and I loved having McKenzies cater our wedding! Not only did we think the food was super yummy, our guests loved it too! We felt ...
Victoria
Victoria S.
5.0
Wonderful food, wonderful staff. They did everything they could to make sure our wedding day was spectacular. Our guests will definitely ...
Lorrelle
Lorrelle J.
5.0
We do not have enough words to describe how awesome Josefina and David were, and their whole crew! The planning process could not have been ...
Elegant Fare
Elegant Fare
35 reviews
Adrianne
Adrianne E.
5.0
We loved working with Elegant Fare. Despite having to move our wedding twice due to COVID, the team was incredibly responsive, ...
City Kitchen
City Kitchen
48 reviews
Shelby
Shelby S.
5.0
City Kitchen was wonderful to work with from start to finish! Lisa was prompt and professional in communication, and a huge highlight of ...
Dylan
Dylan B.
5.0
Dish Food & Events blew my expectations out of the water. My fiancé and I were big on trying to have taste testings as we had a micro ...
Christine
Christine M.
5.0
The food was SO delicious! We ended up having a last minute change in reception and they worked with us to make it happen. They had to drive ...
Stephanie
Stephanie Y.
5.0
Basnight's did an amazing job on my son's rehearsal dinner! We were so pleased with the entire process, from booking to the dinner itself. ...
Sharmaine
Sharmaine
5.0
Elizabeth was very attentive to all my questions from the very beginning. ALL of my guest raves about how incredible the food was and even ...
Kathy
Kathy
5.0
Sub Zero Icecream was a huge hit at our wedding. Extremely tasty, we all had a blast to visually seeing them make the icecream & actually ...

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!