(Closed) does anybody know an affordable caterer in NYC?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wish I could help you. We live in Northern NJ and were finding either all-inclusive reception halls that were tacky and vulgar, or venues where I would have to arrange for everything myself, which is an avenue I didn’t feel I was up to.

I’m sorry I don’t have any vendor recommendations for you, but perhaps what you can do is ask around at NY-based bridal blogs (Brooklyn Bride comes to mind) and possibly ask your other vendors if they can offer suggestions.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Have you looked at restaurants? We met with Blue Smoke barbeque (owned by Danny Meyer!) and it was fairly reasonable–their catering menus and prices are on their website as well.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i think with that number, a restaurant may be a good idea. i remember calling caterers and one told me that for my size wedding (around 60 people), that there were enough necessary costs that it wouldn’t be that much savings from the cost of catering for a larger weddings.  have you tried city hall restaurant or bubby’s? those are two popular choices and i’ve heard about really fun weddings at both places!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think a restaurant is a very good idea. Maybe even more than one!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

That’s exactly what I think everyone was suggesting. Many restaurants are capable of catering large parties in an off-site location.

I have a friend who was married last summer in a boat house in a county park, and she and her now husband hired their favorite restaurants to cater. The had about 75 guests at their wedding, and from a guest’s perspective, it went off without a hitch.

Well, there was that one hitch… 😉

Good luck.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Does the loft have the facilities for some the food to be prepared on-site? If so, how about getting quotes from caterers in nearby areas? I know some of the caterers I looked at for my wedding in Fairfield County, CT cater in NYC, and their prices are much lower per person.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve heard that Yen Ngo (I think that’s the name) of Real Food Catering is good and reasonably priced. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

oh sorry, i didn’t see that you had already rented a space.  like hilsy85, i have also heard really good things about real food catering–however when i called her a few years ago she didn’t do weddings under 150 people. she might have changed her policies, though. i have also heard good things about raging skillet, and i did call a company called chef & co. which seemed to be reasonable. let us know if you find someone!

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