Post # 1
The other thread talks about the dipping foods for the chocolate fountain, and I’m just wondering how much it cost to actually have the chocolate fountain in the first place. Also did the chocolate fountain have a table of its own? Or was did it share a table with other dessert? I’d love to see pics of chocolate fountains at weddings.
Post # 3
Mine is going to be running when guests arrive so it will be the appetizer. My mom thought it was extravegant and something she wouldn’t have…..she said some people might have diabetes and can’t eat that as an appetizer…..so what about the wedding cake for dessert, what are they gonna eat then?……whatever….i can’t please everyone. Mine is running $385 for 3 hours (includes chocolate and skewers) of running time with an attendant to help people and take care of it, set it up, clean it up, keep the chocolate flowing.
Post # 4
I am supposed to be getting a chocolate fountain for free since we booked 3 of the places venders. It will be out during dessert with the cake, cookies, and fruit.
Post # 5
I am paying $300 to rent fountain for three hours. This includes an attendant which will set up and break down fountain. I am actually paying a total of $587 for fountain and 6 different dipping items: strawberries, bananas, cream puffs, rice krispy treats, pretzels and marshmallows. Company also provides napkins, plates, skewers and table linnens to match my wedding colors. I just have to provide a long, sturdy table and electricity. I forgot to mention that I am paying for dipping items to feed 125 guests.
Post # 6
We bought our chocolate fountain, the Rival CFF5 Chocolate Fondue Fountain, for $50 on eBay, and resold it after the wedding. (It gets good reviews as a large capacity yet not too expensive chocolate fountain.) It was operated by the same people who operated the rest of our buffet, so there was no extra staffing cost. We bought the chocolate in bulk from Trader Joe’s, and bought Paramount Crystals (to thin the chocolate so that it would be liquid enough to go through the fountain). A 16-ounce package (which was more than enough for our 15 lbs. of chocolate) was $4.19 from Barry Farms.
Post # 7
It’s better to buy than rent the chocolate fountain. I bought mine @ Bed Bath and Beyond
Post # 8
Buying is cheaper than renting, at least for chocolate fountains. You just have to be carefull and not buy something that is not good enough for a big groups. You dont want to be stuck taking apart your chocolate fountain in your white wedding gown 🙂
My friend bought a commercial grade 3 tier, small chocolate fountain for 160.00. It worked like a good professional chocolate fountain. It did not get stuck and it hold enough chocolate that they did not have to refill during the reception.