(Closed) Reception Cost per person?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The cost per person varies dramatically depending on where you live and what type of venue you pick.  In St. Louis, you can find an pricing around $25 up to about $90ish.  Both prices include open bar. 

Post # 4
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

THere are SO many factors that go into determining price for a reception.  Such as:

How much and what types of food you are providing (just dinner or hors d’oeuvres, plated meal or buffet, passed hors d’oeurves or station, filet and lobster or chicken, etc. etc. etc.),

What kind of bar you are providing (top shelf?  beer and wine only?),

How long the reception goes (2 hours of open bar is far less expensive than 6 hours of open bar),

How many guests – this is a HUGE factor because it determines how big of a space you need, how many bartenders and servers are necessary, how many linens you need, how many centerpieces, etc. etc. etc….


Post # 5
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We’re paying $65 a person in Plymouth, MI

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