Post # 1
I am just trying to figure out an average of what is typically spent per person. How much did you or will you spend per person at your reception? We just got the proposal for our menu and I am freaking out a little!!!
Post # 3
It might help to tell us what’s on your menu so that we have a good sense of what’s reasonable. Like, it’s one thing if it’s PB&J, it’s another thing if it’s lobster, you know? 😉
We paid about $55 per person for:
– Soda, tea, and coffee
– Bar mixers
– A beef tenderloin station
– A jumbo shrimp station
– A spread of veggies, dips, olives, stuffed grape leaves, and cheeses
– A mashed potato bar
Post # 4
I think that it will depend on a number of factors, including location, type of food, service, etc. Can you give us your details and maybe the hive can estimate if it sounds reasonable?
Post # 5
$57 for food (including hor dourves, dinner and cake) & $33 for open bar (including our signature drink and full bar, wine service during dinner & champagne toast) = $90 per person & 12.95 for kids & vendors. Our entree selections include Snapper Filet and Beef Tenderloin with two sides, salad and dessert as well as cake.
However, Miami tends to be an expensive place for weddings. However, we are on the average end since I know alot of places go in the high 100’s for plates/bar.
Post # 6
We’re spending about $160/head for hors d’oeuvres, salads, dinner (an upscale churrascuria–so there are like 10 different "entrees" from seafood to red meat to exotic meats that guests can sample), cake, and a 5 hour open bar on a Saturday night in Chicago. That includes tax and tip.
Most Chicago caterers were quoting me even more than that for a simple and likely mediocre chicken dinner after all of the rentals and service fees.
The taste of the food is important to us so we went with a restaurant. I think we’re getting a much better value than the caterers were offering. And there’s no room fee or rental fee.
Post # 7
I believe we opted for a package that is $65 pp. This includes the cocktail hour, open bar, appetizers and crudite spread, champagne toast, wine service at dinner, salad, choice of 3 entrees and cake cutting.
We are contracted for at least 175 guests.
Post # 9
Not including alcohol, we paid about $71.50 (not including service charge and tax) per person for 5 tray passed hors d’ oeuvres, a plated 2 course meal (duet meal of filet & chicken) and the cake was included through a bakery in the price. Also included champagne toast, coffee & hot tea. We spent about $6500 on the bar (full open bar on consumption) including the service charge and tax for 220 people.
The original package was $105.95 per person but I got rid of things we didnt need and lowered the cost (shrimp cocktal tray passed, wine with dinner since we had an open bar, a gourmet coffee station)
Post # 10
For food, liquor and dessert I think we’re somewhere around $50 pp. This is hard to figure out exactly as only food and soft drinks, water and coffee are included with our catering package. We haven’t bought the liquor and desserts yet, so that number might end up being smaller.
Post # 12
Our venue charges $100/person for all food (buffet style), open bar, hors d’oeuvres, cake and champagne for the guests as they arrive. We could have gone with a cheaper place, but I just fell in love with this one! So now I’m scrimping on everything else to afford this! Also, you should note our venue is around NYC, which tend to be rather expensive.
Post # 13
$18 per person for after the wedding and $12 per person for the pig roast, but that does not include beverages.
Post # 15
I agree, we need to know what type of venue are you using, how many people, type of food (or the actual menu) any service fees, rentals, etc. More info the better 🙂
Post # 16
$40/adult before tax/tip (so $51) for apps, salad, entree, cheesecake dessert, wine, beer, mixers for bar.