Post # 1
How much do you spend per-person on food? I really want a buffet but he isn’t really into it( not sure why). The buffet is about $87 per-person where as per-plate it is 95. My aunt said about $100 is normal per-plate, but I am hearing all sorts of numbers from people and I have no idea what is right?
Post # 3
This seems crazy expensive to me. Most caterers in our area charge $18-35 per person. Plated is usually more because they need extra staff but the cost per person is the same.
Post # 4
There isn’t really a “right” answer. It’s a regional thing. In some areas, $95pp is ridiculous, but in some it’s average or even low. It just depends.
I don’t know how much I’ll be spending yet, but it’ll for sure be less than that. Average prices in my area are a lot lower, and I’m not doing dinner.
Post # 5
Well I haven’t looked at ALL my options for catering yet it’s just the ones I have looked at are about 95pp. I really don’t want to spending that much pp as our wedding will be about 100 people if not a little more
Post # 6
We are having light refreshments, cake, coffee and punch after our evening wedding. About $18/per. And it is being held in a rather posh conference center and yes, it’s being catered!
Post # 7
Since I am also in Ontario I will share my reception costs. I hope this helps.
We are getting married at a yacht club setting, and paying $65 per plate for a plated 4 course meal and $45 per person for unlimited open bar that has everything. This place has a great reputation for weddings. Its pricing is about standard in most mid range venues in Toronto. My friend is paying $85 per plate at a pricier place in the same city for a 4 course plated meal, so I think yours are a bit high.
Feel free to PM me as my friend and I looked at a lot of venues. We have a giant binder!
ETA i also have info on some caterers I use for formal dinners I plan for a club I belong to. The food is amazing and about 65$ per person
Post # 8
Depends on where you live, but it seems like you should hopefully be able to find food for less per plate.
Post # 9
Mine is 5 course and $108/pp. Another venue that was smaller (but equally as nice) was $53. It really depends on where you go!
For open bar we’re paying $60/pp.
ETA: I just realized you’re in ON. Like another poster said, I toured tons of venues, and have most of their menu/cost pdf’s saved in my email. I easily toured like 40 places.
Post # 10
Mine is going to be $22.00 per plate. But I agree with PP that its really just were you live and were you go.
Post # 11
@SillyStacey: We are doing it in Peterborough, so not too far from Toronto. I live in Kitchener currently so I am doing most of it online at the moment. He is from Peterborough, I can’t wait to move there and make it easier on me.
Post # 12
@the_future_mrs: I would LOVE to do open bar too. I am just finding it difficult looking online, because I don’t even know where to start at the moment. I have been overwhelming myself with everything.
Post # 13
With a lot of help from family and friends (my dad cooked some, a family friend cooked some etc) and no alcohol since 98% of our guests don’t drink, we probably spent around $5 a person for a full meal, bufett style, two meats, several side dishes. I know this isn’t the norm though!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Hollllly cow! We’re spending $22 per person for a really yummy buffet and desserts (cupcakes and cobblers). That doesn’t include any booze – we will bring beer and wine in separately.
Post # 15
My fiance is coming down here on Wednesday so we are going to go through a ton of wedding stuff for the four days he is here.
Post # 16
93 pp here for 4 course main entree surf and turf