Post # 1
My mom got a few quotes on catering yesterday….dang. I was really trying to have a budget wedding…like under 2k budget.
I first assumed we would just do the food ourselves but my mom thought the day would be crazy enough without adding that stress.
We’re doing a pretty simple barn wedding so this price includes:
The quote was for right at $600 for 85-90 guests. I know this is probably really inexpensive by other peoples standards but well…that was the cost of my first car haha! I know it’s rude to ask money questions but I wanted to get an idea of how much catering costs. Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
That is a very good price. I mean that’s like 7 dollars a head! I doubt you’ll get much better than that!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
That is really, really cheap. We looked into catering a picnic BBQ rehearsal dinner type thing (so similar to your wedding’s aesthetic) and it would have been around $800 for 50 people…. so I think you’re getting a smokin’ deal.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! That does make me feel better, my mom kept trying to tell me it was a really good price but I just feel guilty that they’re paying for so much of the wedding! I know I should just be grateful and say thank you but this stuff adds up like crazy!
We’re marrying in a teeny-tiny town (I think the population is less than 500) so we didn’t have a whole lot of options when it came to caterers!
Post # 6
That price is really really good. I cant believe the markeup is atleast 4 times what you would pay at a restaurant plus hall rental etc.
Post # 7
We had to up our wedding budget because of how much reception venues cost (catering included)… And I live in a small town in western NY! I can’t imagine how much they would be in cities 🙂 That is a VERY reasonable catering quote!
Post # 8
we are spending 13$ per person for a mexican style buffet!
Post # 9
Prices Ive gotten from the 3 caters I called locally to me in Louisiana started at $11 per person and depends on what you wanted. So with 100 guest that’s an easy $1,100 not including drinks and rental of the kitchen where I am having my wedding at.
Which is why I decided to the food myself. I am doing finger/buffer style so majority of it I can do Friday afternoon after we setup the hall and the things that will spoil or turn colors (veggies/fruits etc) I am getting made and picking up day of wedding since I am having an evening wedding.
I am doing a low budget wedding as well and although its the one thing I really didnt want to do (the food) myself I figured I could use that extra money towards something else.
So the price you have is very nice, because I’ll be spending that on food doing it myself! haha
Post # 10
To put this in perspective for you:
That is cheaper than taking your guests to KFC for your reception.
Food costs a LOT when you are feeding dozens and dozens of people!
I think we spend avout $2500-3000 on our 69-person wedding, but that included appitizers for the cocktail hour and a large spread of food.
Post # 11
I think that price is great!
Post # 12
Mine’s gonna be pretty cheap, still thinking under $1000, but that’s because we are only going to have 30 guests and my fiance reallllly wants to have bbq and that isn’t the most expensive. But I agree… I looked around and WOW it can get expensive really fast.
Post # 13
@missashley884: I love that idea! Sounds so fun 🙂
Post # 14
That’s an amazing price!!! I’m not trying to blow it up with my catering but I’m also not trying to be super budget savvy… we’re spending $51.85 per person just for the food/rentals/staff.
Post # 15
For $7.50 per person that is really cheap even if you’re in the middle of Iowa. I mean that’s slightly more than going to McDonald’s but you’re not getting McDonald’s food. What were you expecting, just curious?
I picked a venue in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that was $45 per person. That was a deal for that area, but it was casual Western BBQ style food. Other packages went up to $125 pp but included a champange toast, 4 hours open bar, wedding cake, plus 3 course meal for each person. That was actually a deal too for that area since it was much fancier.
Post # 16
@Jenlon: thanks! Fiance and i are both mexican so we wanted something that was more fun than just the standard run of the mill catering hall food! street tacos, beans, rice, and a nacho bar!