(Closed) Completely Flustered…..

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

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
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

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
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 # 10
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Sounds like a deal to me!  We paid $10k for dinner for 122 people.

Post # 12
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

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
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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.

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