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  • Montilios

    Montilio's is a catering company and bakery located in Brockton, Massachusetts. Specializing in curating an array of...Read more French and Italian pastries, this business also creates wedding cakes, wood-fired pizza, and more. Established by the Montilio family, the company has been serving areas throughout...

  • CK Catering

    CK Catering is a wedding catering company located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. With over 45 years of experience, this...Read more company provides exquisite cuisines for couples on their special day. They are happy to take on any challenge and provide you with the menu of your dreams. This company takes pride in...

  • Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go

    Chef Papa's Catering & Food To Go is a business located in Daytona Beach, Florida that specializes in wedding and event...Read more catering. With menus full of delicious items and chefs ready to customize your order, you will have the wedding meal that you desire. With Chef Papa taking care of the food, you...

  • Tastebuds Catering

    Tastebuds Fine Catering is a wedding catering business located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded in 1995, this...Read more catering institution has been serving up delicious food for weddings and events for years. This unique business combines traditional, authentic family recipes with contemporary service...

  • Timothy S. Hopkins Catering

    Timothy S. Hopkins Catering is a wedding catering company based in Essex, Massachusetts. This catering company will...Read more customize your wedding menu, so the cuisine fits your style and taste. Timothy S. Hopkins Catering is able to provide amazing services for your wedding, whether it's big or...

  • Pistachios Catering & Events

    Pistachios Catering & Events in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is an experienced wedding caterer that has been consistently...Read more awarded the Couples’ Choice Award from WeddingWire. In addition to providing wedding food and beverages, they also provide event production and custom event creation for couples in the...

  • 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...

  • Celebrations Distinctive Catering, Inc.

    Celebrations Distinctive Catering, Inc. is a professional wedding and event catering company based in Nashua, New...Read more Hampshire. This culinary team specializes in delivering high-quality cuisine paired with an unforgettable presentation to elevate the experience of a wedding celebration. Services...

  • Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering

    Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering is a seasoned company serving weddings in Dayton, Ohio. They specialize in an array...Read more of Eastern European cuisine, such as German, Hungarian, and Italian. With a team of talented chefs and meticulous coordinators, you can have a variety of dishes from vegetarian...

  • David M. Grant Caterers

    David M. Grant Caterers is a special events catering company out of Shelton, Connecticut. Operating for over 35 years,...Read more this caterer excels in providing food for outdoor tent and Connecticut mansion weddings. Operated by father and son David and Dave Grant, the two have grown the company to be able...

  • Cornbread and Caviar

    Cornbread and Caviar is a wedding catering company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This full-service business has been...Read more serving couples throughout the Atlanta area since 1981. They specialize in curating bespoke menus that reflect the soon-to-be newlyweds’ unique tastes. Cuisine Cornbread and Caviar...

  • 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....

  • Texas Chef Foods Catering

    Texas Chef Foods Catering is a professional wedding catering company based in McKinney, Texas. This team can cater...Read more events of all sizes, whether it's an intimate elopement dinner for 25 or a wedding extravaganza buffet for 1,000. Offering a wide range of cuisines and serving styles, this company aims...

  • 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...

  • Roll Up Crepes

    Based in Orem, Utah, Roll Up Crepes is a wedding catering company that can provide tasty treats for you and your guests....Read more This business offers a full-service catering experience that can be customized to your wedding style and taste. Since its establishment over a decade ago, this restaurant has...

  • Creative Courses Catering

    Based out of Southold, New York, Creative Courses Catering is a wedding catering business that provides outstanding food...Read more and customer service for couples nearby and far. This business can do everything from an array of hors d'oeuvres to beautifully presented plated options. Founded by Samy Sabil and...

  • Poi Boy Catering and Events

    Poi Boy Catering & Events is a catering company located in Reno, Nevada. The company specializes in wedding, private and...Read more corporate events. The team at Poi Boy is ready to provide full-service catering and event planning for couples. Their goal is to provide the finest quality food and services at a...

  • Pippy's Food Truck

    Pippy’s Food Truck is a mobile wedding caterer in the Albany, New York area. Going into their 9th year of business,...Read more Pippy's is one of the pioneers of the upstate food truck craze, and a well established brand. Although they are known for their gourmet, all-natural and handmade hot dogs and veggie...

  • Woodbelly Pizza

    Woodbelly Pizza is a professional wedding and event caterer based in Montpelier, Vermont. This catering company...Read more 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,...

  • TBD Foods

    TBD Foods is a catering company in Denver, Colorado. They frequent farmers markets so you can be assured that only the...Read more freshest, best ingredients are served at your wedding. Sustainability is at the core of their philosophy. They utilize every piece of the ingredient to the extent that even the...

  • Kitchen at Cobble Hill

    Kitchen at Cobble Hill is a catering service based in Brooklyn, New York. We love providing attentive service to our...Read more clients on top of delicious and memorable cuisine. We provide impeccable and creatively crafted wedding menus that suite a plethora of tastes. We are full of expertise and ready to...

  • Funky Fresh

    Funky Fresh is a wedding catering team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. How We Work Complete an inquiry. Here we gather...Read more the data - date, guest count, and venue. Taste Profile - This lets us understand your vision - your food preferences, budget, and goals. Idea Board - This is when the “rough”...

  • Evntwrks

    Evntwrks is a full-service wedding catering and event production company based in Walnut Creek, California. Their...Read more knowledgeable and friendly team will work closely with you to bring your wedding vision to life. Whether you’re planning a small, intimate gathering or a big event with all your family...

  • Picameal

    Picameal New Age Catering is a full service company. We focus on being an extension of the host with a variety of menu...Read more options and service types. We have found the secret recipe for an unforgettable event.-Presentation-Service-Flavor-Creativity & unity We have arranged everything from smaller...

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.

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!

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