Post # 1
We are having a Friday evening wedding just north of Seattle, Wa.
im having trouble figuring out what to do for dinner. We have a number of family members traveling across the country so we do want to have a full meal for everyone.
our venue requires someone with a catering license to provide the food, so doing things ourselves is not an option.
We are planning for about 100 people, and our budget is $3000 including plates and utensil rentals. So far I’m talking to caterers and their estimates are coming out around. $5k!
my cousin did an appetizer table and then had a food truck come provide the dinner… wondering if anyone else has come up with cheaper options for dinner?
Post # 3
@dancingintherain24: Maybe try restaurants? They might turn out to be cheaper than dedicated caterers.
Post # 4
I second trying for a restaurant – some friends of mine had a Thai restaurant cater their wedding and it was amazing!!
Post # 5
@anise that’s a great idea! I haven’t considered that,
Post # 6
I would check with the following restaurants:
I have seen all those cater for 100 for @$2000. That should leave you just enough for your rentals.
Post # 7
@dancingintherain24: I’m having a Seattle wedding and am also looking at budget catering (I’m looking at 415 westlake). I have been really into doing a food truck wedding.. not quite sure what the feel of your wedding is going to be like, but the food trucks are trendy and cheaper then a lot of catering it seems..
Also, def chain restaurant catering is way cheaper, and its food people already enjoy!
Post # 8
@dsanchez yay Seattle! I live in mercer island, but we are getting married at the Rosehill community center in mulkiteo. It’s $1800 for a 10 hour rental, with gorgeous views of the puget sound. you should check it out, we wanted to get married in Seattle but its hard to do n a budget! I also heard that the bath house at golden gardens park is affordable.
Have you talked to any food trucks or reasonable caterers yet?
Post # 9
@dancingintherain24: The only caterer I really got a quote from is Skillet, but thats because I was looking at Melrose Market Studios, and that was one of their preferred caterers. I have until August of 2014 so I havent done a whole lot of looking yet 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Another vote for trying restaurants! Try all different types because they will vary a lot. Find out what the rentals would be from a party rental company, and then ask the restaurant what they can do within the budget that’s left over
Post # 11
We did BBQ at our wedding, it only cost about $600-$700 for about 100 people, and everyone loved it, we were on a tight budget as well and we found that BBQ was the cheapest and best way to go!