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Vero
Beginner September 2014

Dinner price per person $40?$60? $90?

Vero, on April 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM Posted in Planning 0 28
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Hi I would like to know how much should I expect to be charge for dinner per person?? $40?$60? $90? what is a reasonable price? specially when the venue is letting me bring my own alcohol

Thank you,

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Latest activity by rohini, on October 16, 2018 at 5:13 PM
  • MrsC
    VIP January 2014
    MrsC ·
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    I think it depends on what you are having. We are having stations, which means more of each type of food. I think the food cost is around $40-$45 per person but that's doesn't count equipment. We are having it on family property, so my equipment charges are probably larger than most. It includes a tent and every thing under it.

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  • Katie
    VIP August 2013
    Katie ·
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    Ours is $108 per person which includes a four course meal, appetizer, salad and hor derves, a full open bar and a wedding cake. Its pricey but it includes everything, including a bridal suite and a matradee (sp?)

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  • KellyT
    Master August 2014
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    It definitely depends on the type of food you're having, how the food is being served (stations, buffet, sit down) and the area that you live in. There really isn't a standard across the board.

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  • Shelley R.
    VIP July 2013
    Shelley R. ·
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    Yup. Like the ladies said it depends on the food and whether or not you are having a buffet or a sit down dinner. Another important factor is what area you are in. I am paying $148.80 per person, and am in the LA area

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  • Marie
    Super September 2013
    Marie ·
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    WHEW... glad we are getting married in MN... we are having a buffet... $18.95 per person for two different types of meat , with salad, veggies and rolls.

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  • ** Christina Q! **
    VIP December 2014
    ** Christina Q! ** ·
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    Yea it really depends where you do it and what you pick to have and how many choices. A full buffet type meal with prime rib and full bar will certainly be close to 100+ per person. If you just have salad and a chicken and a vegeterian with no bar? It could be 40 or less...

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  • ... just add coffee
    VIP October 2013
    ... just add coffee ·
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    I definitely think it depends on the area you are in.

    We are paying about $28 per person. Includes appetizers, dinner, cake, and a full open bar.

    Our venue/caterer is costing us about $4k total for everything.

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  • Shelley R.
    VIP July 2013
    Shelley R. ·
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    Yes, also take into consideration whether you will be having a cocktail hour and an open bar, this will most likely increase the price per person greatly, it increased our ppp by double.

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  • Abby
    Super August 2015
    Abby ·
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    Ours is $76 per person, huge buffet.

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  • Kathy
    Master July 2010
    Kathy ·
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    That truly depends on the foods who chose; the venue; and your local area.

    For my daughters wedding, the total cost, per person, was around $40. That included appetizers and dinner.

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  • Ms. M
    VIP December 2012
    Ms. M ·
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    We paid $70 per person in Phoenix. That covered a buffet dinner (two meat choices, two sides, salad, and bread), three butler passed appetizers for cocktail hour, the champagne toast, sodas, mixers, coffee, and tea. We provided our own liquor. (And it covered waitstaff, the bartender, tables/chairs/linens, etc).

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  • ashlee
    Master January 2012
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    That is going to vary widely depending on the kind of event and menu you select... Ours was $185 per person including alcohol.

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  • FutureMrsL
    Master July 2014
    FutureMrsL ·
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    It will vary greatly -- from $20 to $320 depending on your region and what kind of package you have (appetizers, sit-down, buffet, alcohol, cake, etc.) Most country clubs and other venues in the Philly area are $100-150/per person.

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  • Vero
    Beginner September 2014
    Vero ·
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    Thank you so much. This truly helps. Im in massachusetts and we are looking in Gloucester. The price is $89 per person (buffet style includes appetizers) We can have the place from 3 pm until 11 pm. They cant sell alcohol so we can bring ours. That includes everything. MN wow $18 that is so good. LA $148 wow. It is crazy how prices are so different. Tanks again Smiley smile

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  • TrishA
    Super May 2013
    TrishA ·
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    I'm with you Marie. Our meal will be about $16 - $20, depending on what we choose. 'Course that is meal ONLY. Beverages, apps, and venue aren't figured into that.

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  • Michelle
    Super June 2013
    Michelle ·
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    78 per person, includes food and 3 hours open bar.

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  • Jamie Q.
    Master May 2013
    Jamie Q. ·
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    Every single place is different- not always fair or logical either. Ours is $25pp for dinner, all total for all food and drink is probably about $45pp. But down the street from our venue (by no means a cheap place) they start their meals at $100pp and average is close to $200. And thats in central PA. So there is no real way to tell. But there are ways to bring costs down, it all depends on your venue.

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  • Archer_Bride2be
    Super August 2014
    Archer_Bride2be ·
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    Ours ended up being $56 per person for a buffet style meal, however it's not "buffet" food, it's much nicer. It also included 1 hr of passed appetizers, a veggie/cheese display, and 4 hours of open bar. The open bar cost is $21 per person normally, so for food alone I'd say ours would have been closer to $35 just for the food. The venue also does allllll of the set up and take down, and works with us to supply centerpieces, we just show up and party lol.

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  • IrishLove™
    Master October 2013
    IrishLove™ ·
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    It really depends on where you live in the country like everything wedding related.

    We are paying $25/per plate but that doesn't cover the cost the bar..

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  • M
    Beginner July 2013
    Melissa ·
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    We are having a buffet. It's $11.60 a person. And I am in idaho

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