Post # 1
I need honest unbiased opinions about the cost per person. I know a lot of brides on here have kept the cost under $50 per person for dinner. I have not been able to find anything in that range for the venue’s I want. This is what my options are and I want to know if its a good price considering what is included.
$76.25 per person (plus tax and service fee) and includes the following:
*Choice of one appetizer and one entrée from selected menus
*Your wedding cake cut and served with selected dessert sauce
*Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot tea
*4-hour open bar
*Wine passed as guests arrive
*Wine served at the dinner tables
*3-5 Votive candles per dinner table
*Ivory linens/white cotton napkins
*Venue Specific Tables and Chairs
*Complimentary Tasting for 4
I am also given the option for everything listed above but its a buffet menu for $62 per person.
Is this a lot or is it reasonable???? Please help!
Post # 3
@simone_s: I would say it’s a good price but I am in Canada
Post # 4
@simone_s: umm totally reasonable! I also think, though, it depends on where your wedding it. I live in NYC and am having my wedding in the NYC area (north jersey). It was absolutely impossible for me to find a venue with food and drinks for under 100pp. (not incl. tax&grat). I finally, after months of searching and tweaking my expectations and vision, found a place that was 110pp (including tax and gratuity). haha I’d be thrilled for 62pp!!
Post # 5
I am paying about 5x that per person, so I think it is a great deal!! But you only get to serve one entree and one appetizer choice to all your guests?
Post # 6
Sounds reasonable. Mine total (my bar service and catering are separate) will be around $64 per person with a 6 hour open bar. And that’s for a buffet and the cost included in that is the high-end disposable. So it will be more to upgrade to plates. Doesn’t include votives either, but does include all of my linens/tables/chairs.
So yeah. Perfectly reasonable to me.
Does it include salad or anything? I think mine has two entrees, salad, side, and then a few apps in that price (buffet though).
Post # 7
That is a little high because I am paying $125 pp (plus tax and gratuity) and
my options include the following:
Cocktail Hour (we have two carving stations and 4 appetizer stations and passed hors d’oeuvres)
We also get a First and Second Course
We get 3 options for the entree (one beef, one chicken and one fish)
Dessert (we chose an ice cream bar)
White glove service
Open Bar – top shelf liquor
Choice of Linins
Place Cards (we have to fill them out of course)
Post # 8
@jasonkatie2014: omg me too! I live in Brooklyn, NY and there is no such thing as finding a place under $100. I did find one but it was a really skeevy place and had horrible reviews and the decor is stuck in the 80’s!!! LOL
Where are you having your reception?
Post # 9
I get to pick one salad option and one entree option. This does not bother me that I do not get an option between Chicken or Beef.
Post # 10
@Daizy914: haha omg yes with the tacky under $100 places! I was always finding really gross golf clubs. We are having our wedding at Lake Valhalla Club in Montville, NJ. https://www.lakevalhallaclub.com/
We reallllllly wanted a barn/winery but they had some outrageous fees (like, 10K site fees)!! We also liked Brooklyn Winery as an in-ciy option, but definitely city prices! Where are you having yours?
Post # 11
For an extra $6 per person I can add on Appetizers up to 4 different kinds
Post # 12
@jasonkatie2014: We are getting married at the Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn (not a skeevy one i promise)
I love that it is so close to home, all my guests can take a cab
Post # 13
@Daizy914: That’s awesome that everyone is so close! It looks gorgeous! (much better than the ones I saw!) I wish I could be out on that patio enjoying the sunshine! and pleeeease tell me you’re going to get to ride in a golf cart!!!
Post # 14
@simone_s: I’m pinching myself. Ours is $130 a person and it includes:
All rentals (tables, chairs, linens, etc. for ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour)
4 passed hors d-oeuvres (roughly 1 of each kind per person)
Salad and entree with sides
4 hour premium beer/wine bar
Champagne for toasts
Centerpieces for reception (does not include ceremony or wedding party decor/flowers)
Chefs and serving staff
Bar tenders and setups
Taxes and service fees included
Post # 15
@jasonkatie2014: YES YES YES LOL!!!! I hope we get good weather so we can have the cocktail hour on the patio!
Your venue looks so so pretty!! Congrats and happy planning!!!
Post # 16
@GeorgiaBride5: How many people are you having at your wedding??