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  • A Delicious Catering Service Event and Design

    A Delicious Catering Service Event and Design is an organic catering business in Miami, Florida. Experienced and...Read more professional, they offer couples quality food and service. A Delicious Catering Service Event and Design prides themselves on providing a personal touch to every catering event. Services...

  • Sassy Onion

    Sassy Onion is a family-operated wedding-catering company based in Salem, Oregon. The aim to provide budget-friendly,...Read more comforting classics that you and your guests will love. Whether you're hosting an elegant reception or a post-wedding brunch, this company can meet your needs by providing the...

  • Wafels & Dinges

    Wafels & Dinges is a unique catering company in Brooklyn, New York, serving authentic Belgian waffles and toppings at...Read more weddings and special events. The food truck is renowned for its delicious artisanal creations, creating every waffle from scratch with fresh ingredients. Initially established in...

  • Famous Dave’s of Utah

    Famous Dave’s of Utah is an award-winning wedding catering company located in West Jordan, Utah. This eatery provides...Read more authentic barbecue cuisine consisting of hand-crafted sides and meats that have been smoked for up to 14 hours over real hickory wood. With comprehensive packages and top-notch...

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  • Mexico City Cuisine Catering Service

    Mexico City Cuisine Catering Service is a wedding catering company based in Carlsbad, California. This full-service...Read more caterer specializes in providing couples with authentic Mexican food and Santa Maria BBQ. Services Offered The company strives to offer every couple a memorable experience that is as...

  • Juliana's Catering

    Juliana’s Catering of Sudbury, Massachusetts offers personalized catering and event planning and management. For those...Read more in the greater Boston area, choose to hold your wedding celebration at a predetermined location or at one of five exclusive venues associated with this catering business. Enjoy...

  • OBX Sunset Slush

    Located in Nags Head, North Carolina, OBX Sunset Slush is a catering company offering hand-scooped classic Italian ice....Read more Their unique service adds an element of flavor and creativity to your wedding. Services Offered OBX Sunset Slush proudly serves a tasty alternative to classic party drinks around...

  • Taíno Foods USA

    Taíno Foods USA is a wedding catering company based in Lorton, Virginia. This expert team specializes in creating...Read more flavorful spreads of authentic Puerto Rican food, adding exciting tastes to your celebration. You can work alongside the culinary team to tailor a menu that suits the needs of your...

  • Elsie's

    Elsie's is a wedding catering company located in Caledonia, Minnesota. This family restaurant is the ideal choice for...Read more those looking to enhance their celebration by adding delicious all-American fare to their festivities. With over 15 years of rich experience, the team has the expertise to bring your...

  • Pizza Parliament - Food Truck

    Pizza Parliament - Food Truck is a wedding catering company based in Wyoming, Michigan. Specializing in Italian-style...Read more pizza, this mobile food truck is perfect for weddings of different sizes. Guests of all ages will love the delicious pizzas and tasty snacks that the culinary staff lovingly prepares...

  • Moore Culinary Services

    Moore Culinary Services is a wedding catering business based out of Adelanto, California. These culinary specialists...Read more serve high-end food on couples' big days. Chef Chris Moore and his wife Monique set up this venture in 2017, and they have been providing milestone events with delectable meals ever...

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  • SGS Catering

    SGS Catering is a professional wedding catering company based in Bronx, New York. They aim to provide fresh and...Read more innovative cuisine tailored to your preferences, resulting in a wedding menu you and your guests will never forget. Cuisine SGS Catering will work with couples to create the perfect menu...

  • The Social

    The Social is a restaurant located in Montpelier, Vermont. This dedicated team strives to provide clients with...Read more top-quality world cuisine combined with friendly and attentive service. With a variety of fresh dishes and delectable craft cocktails, couples and guests alike will be sure to finish their...

  • ReCoop

    Based out of Hillsboro, OR, ReCoop is a catering company that serves weddings and parties. Jordan and Cody comprise the...Read more husband-and-wife duo behind this business. Whether you're looking for their signature soul food or another dish entirely, this pair and their team will strive to make your dreams...

  • J and T Fresh Catering

    J and T Fresh Catering is a wedding catering business based in Pinellas Park Florida We also have a waterfront wedding...Read more venue that seats up to 250 people in Madeira Beach Florida. A full-service on or off-premises caterer, their professional staff are there to make your event a day to...

  • Outer Banks Boil Company of Amelia Island

    Outer Banks Boil Company of Amelia Island is a professional wedding caterer based in Fernandina Beach, Florida. They...Read more specialize in serving authentic, fresh seafood using the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. Cuisine Outer Banks Boil Company of Amelia Island can provide a delicious...

  • Catering By Teatime

    A full-service wedding caterer in Burke, Virginia, Catering By Teatime has been serving couples throughout Washington,...Read more D.C., Maryland and Virginia for over 35 years. Owned by chef Ruth MacBean, the company is dedicated to providing each couple with attentive individual attention. Catering By Teatime...

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  • Art of Eating Catering and Event Planning

    Art of Eating Catering and Event Planning is a full-service wedding company that specializes in event catering and...Read more design based out of Bridgehampton, New York. Couples can expect an attentive staff as well as first-class chefs at this business. Their diverse culinary team has many years of...

  • Emerald Coast Catering

    Emerald Coast Catering specializes in destination weddings and is located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. In addition to...Read more providing catering, they also offer planning and coordination services for event layout so couples can make sure their wedding is just the way they want it, even if they are not...

  • IndAroma

    IndAroma is a wedding catering company based in Alexandria, Virginia that services the Washington, D.C. area. This...Read more catering service has years of experience in creating mouthwatering dishes. IndAroma knows how chaotic wedding planning can be, so they make it easy for couples to get everything in one...

  • Alligator Pear

    Alligator Pear Catering is a full service wedding catering company based in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CA....Read more We specialize in delicious cuisine with a creative spin, offering a wide array of menu items from around the world. The team at Alligator Pear Catering is led by owner Abigail...

  • Pigman's BBQ

    Pigman's BBQ is a wedding catering company based in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. This company brings their...Read more mouthwatering barbeque and side dishes to you, for an event that you'll remember for years to come. They've been delighting customers with their delicious smoked creations since 1985 and...

  • The Deli at Sixth and Main

    The Deli at Sixth and Main is a wedding catering company based in Auburn, Indiana. Jackie Henderson, the owner of the...Read more business, is a down-to-earth professional with a passion for people and delicious cuisine. She loves making her clients feel welcome and impressing them with a unique selection of...

  • B's On The River

    Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, B's On The River is a county club wedding venue. Able to host both indoor and outdoor...Read more celebrations, couples will enjoy the best of both at this premier destination. Facilities and Capacity With picturesque views of the Crow River and a lush nine-hole golf green,...

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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