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Kym's Bartenders & Party Helpers

Kym's Bartenders & Party Helpers is a two female bartender team that is based out of San Bernardino, California and...Read more serves Los Angeles county, Orange county, and the Inland Empire. We want you and your guests to have an amazing bar experience. We craft fantastic cocktails along with providing...

John Serock Catering

John Serock Catering is an experienced wedding catering company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This elite culinary...Read more team has been designing delicious dishes for wedding events since 2001. They combine the best quality produce with exceptional services to create a memorable wedding menu for you...

Black-eyed Pea

Black-eyed Pea is a wedding catering company based out of Arlington, Texas. This dedicated team of culinary artists...Read more offers couples the ability to customize the menu for their special celebration of love. The team also provides couples with buffet tablecloths, heating equipment, paper products, and a...

Veraci Pizza Catering

Based in Seattle, Washington, Veraci Pizza Catering is a wedding catering business. This pizza-focused company offers...Read more clients hand-kneaded, made-from-scratch dough with fresh and delicious toppings. Fired at a sizzling 1000 degrees, Veraci Pizza Catering is a homemade delight. Cuisine Veraci Pizza...

About Town Bartending

About Town Bartending offers mobile beverage services for weddings and other special events based around Huntington...Read more Beach, California. This company provides full-service professional bartending and portable bars for lively celebrations. The team here goes the extra mile to make the process as...

Creative Foods Catering

Creative Foods Catering is a New York-based catering company offering international flavors to make your wedding dreams...Read more come true. Providing both professional staff and elegant rentals, they have created impeccable catering services at reasonable prices. They are one of the highest-rated caterers in...

Platinum Party Planners

As we close the door on one of the most significant years in history, we’re looking forward to bright new beginnings...Read more with all of you in 2021. Let’s start planning events again! Book your event for 2021 and 2022 with us. Platinum Party Specializes the creation of exceptional events for private and...

River Valley Catering

River Valley Catering is an award-winning wedding caterer based in River Falls, Wisconsin serving the Greater Twin...Read more Cities Metro area. With over 30 years in the catering industry, we pride ourselves with staying on trend with latest and best ideas in the catering industry. We have the expertise and...

Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill

Sabor de Vida Brazilian Grill is an authentic wedding caterer with two restaurant locations, one in Encinitas and other...Read more in San Diego (Point Loma), California. Run by husband and wife team Ana Simon and Rafael Pedroso, this caterer brings unique traditions of Southern Brazil straight to you. Using to...

S & J Events, LLC

S & J Events, LLC is a wedding catering company operating out of Calhoun, Georgia. Since 2015, owners and best friends...Read more Stephanie Stokes and Jane Henderson have been providing delectable dining options to celebrations of all shapes and sizes. They know how momentous your once-in-a-lifetime wedding is...

Crazy Good Eats

Crazy Good Eats is a wedding catering company based in Olathe, Kansas. This catering company specializes in delicious...Read more and familiar Kansas City-style barbecue that will surely satisfy you and your guests. This team is happy to cater gatherings of all sizes, from intimate, backyard parties to grand...

Social Tap Catering

A full-service food and beverage wedding caterer in San Diego, California, Social Tap Catering is committed to providing...Read more couples with first-class service and inviting presentation. Working with each couple to understand their expectations, budget and concerns, the company advises on all menu options...

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC

In-Joy Atlanta Catering is a wedding catering company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Owner and Head Chef Dena learned to...Read more love cooking from her uncle, who was also a catering chef. She saw the joy that his cooking brought to clients, and in 2008 she opened her own catering company in Columbus, Ohio....

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Azure Catering

Azure Catering & Events is a premier wedding catering company based in El Paso, Texas. With over 20 years of experience...Read more in the industry, their expert team will help to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Their accommodating, versatile staff are here to help you to create a personalized celebration...

Silvana’s Catering

Silvana’s Catering is a catering business in Houston, Texas. Chef Silvana was born in Uruguay and grew up around food...Read more and the rituals of cooking. She loves to combine flavors, smells, and textures for delicious tasting food and visually beautiful creations. She offers home cooked meals from scratch...

Todo Verde

Todo Verde is a wedding catering company located in Los Angeles, California. This company specializes in creating and...Read more serving plant-based dishes for all guests to enjoy. They are pleased to provide taco catering and other packages to ensure that your wedding is a culinary success. Services...

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Cristina's Fine Mexican Restaurant

Based in Flower Mound, Texas, Cristina's Fine Mexican Restaurant provides catering services for weddings. This...Read more family-owned restaurant specializes in traditional Mexican and Latin-American cuisine, and strives to celebrate their cultural roots through flavorsome dishes. They will work to give you...

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Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery is a full-service ice cream bar company located in Logan, Utah, specializing in weddings and other...Read more celebratory events. Great for summertime gatherings and special occasions, the company provides a one-of-a-kind service with endless opportunities and a variety of flavors to choose...

Al Lago Restaurant & Catering

Based in Bonney Lake, Washington, Al Lago Restaurant & Catering provides delicious cuisine for weddings across the Puget...Read more Sound area. This family-owned business has been delighting wedding-goers with mouth-watering food since 2004. Whether you wish to host an intimate or large-scale wedding, their...

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Kam's Kookery

Kam's Kookery is a wedding catering business operating out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They specialize in creating...Read more mouthwatering dishes using farm-to-table, locally sourced, fresh produce. These culinary experts delight in tantalizing tastebuds with tasty delicacies and flavorful food. They even...

Poppos Taqueria

Poppo's Taqueria is a family-owned and operated Mexican inspired restaurant. We trace our roots to the street-food of...Read more San Francisco's Mission district. Poppo's offers unique, layered flavors through the use of real, fresh ingredients, hard work, and the passionate application of skill. we take a...

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ScottyB's Catering & Events

ScottyB's Catering & Events is a catering company based in South Bay, Florida. This culinary team's goal is to exceed...Read more their customer's expectations and they are devoted to providing exceptional services. Seeking to innovate, the team dedicates themselves to presentation, atmosphere, and...

Cultivar Coffee Catering

Cultivar Coffee Catering is a mobile beverage service operating out weddings in Dallas, Texas, and beyond. These experts...Read more have been roasting coffee for more than a decade and are passionate about how a cup of joe can tell an incredible story. Devoted to using responsibly sourced beans, the team at...

Tastefully Yours Catering

Situated in Briarcliff Manor, New York, Tastefully Yours Catering is an award-winning catering company for weddings,...Read more engagements, and other private events. Whether you're looking for a fine dining experience or a relaxing family-style dinner, these professional chefs have all the cuisine you need....

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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