Post # 1
I’m in the middle of narrowing down caterers and I’m in shock over the prices. I know my budget is a bit limited but I would think I could get a good amount for the price. I’m planning a variety of different heavy hors d’oeuvres, salad, and different breads all for 2500 for 125 ppl, do you guys think that’s unreasonable??? I sure hope not..
Post # 3
That sounds about right. We are doing something similar for about 200, and it seems to be proportional to that.
I’ve seen much crazier catering quotes, so I think you’re doing well. =)
Post # 4
I am learning that some places charge more for hor d’oeurves than a meal due to time consumption. That sounds like a good price though
Post # 5
That’s about $20 per guest, which is not bad, although it depends on where you’re located. We did light appetizers and a buffet dinner for $35 per guest, and then spent about another $15 per guest on alcohol – and I live in an area where costs are fairly low.
Post # 6
I guess I shouldn’t tell you that for 50-65 ppl we are being charged $8,000. But we are serving a full family style dinner…
Post # 7
Wow. You really make me question my budgeting skills…we’re being charged $130 per person, including hors d’oevres, four course split menu, cake, and an open bar for 3 hours. Too much??
Post # 8
That’s really good actually! Ours is about 41 a person…we have 120 people roughly, so we’re looking at 6,000 including tax & gratuity! Yikes, I WISH it were only 2500!
Post # 9
WOW, you guys thanks for letting me know that I’m getting a GREAT DEAL!!!
Post # 10
That is a very fair price imho for all you are getting.
The main venue I love has a prix fixe (sp?) menu as a minimum for one of the wedding packages and the reception dinner/drinks/food is 85 per person!
Luckily, we’re doing an intimate wedding (probably around 50) people.
Post # 11
Sounds like a deal to me! We paid $10k for dinner for 122 people.
Post # 12
We also paid $10K for 115 people. We got married in Annapolis, MD where the average is $100 a plate for a sit down dinner.
Post # 13
Mighty Sapphire, my prices are in line (ok, a little higher!) than yours!
Dazed and Confused- I think those prices are great. Something that my venue offers for hors’d is passed hors’d and stations. So I could have two or three passed hors’d and then a brie station or a bread station. Usually, the stations can be a little more cost efficient because they can set them up ahead of time & they don’t require servers.