(Closed) Creative budget friendly food ideas for reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@dancingintherain24:  Maybe try restaurants?  They might turn out to be cheaper than dedicated caterers.

Post # 4
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second trying for a restaurant – some friends of mine had a Thai restaurant cater their wedding and it was amazing!!

Post # 6
2889 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would check with the following restaurants:

-bbq restaurants




I have seen all those cater for 100 for @$2000. That should leave you just enough for your rentals.

Post # 7
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@dancingintherain24:  I’m having a Seattle wedding and am also looking at budget catering (I’m looking at 415 westlake).  I have been really into doing a food truck wedding.. not quite sure what the feel of your wedding is going to be like, but the food trucks are trendy and cheaper then a lot of catering it seems..


Also, def chain restaurant catering is way cheaper, and its food people already enjoy!

Post # 9
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@dancingintherain24:  The only caterer I really got a quote from is Skillet, but thats because I was looking at Melrose Market Studios, and that was one of their preferred caterers.  I have until August of 2014 so I havent done a whole lot of looking yet 🙂

Post # 10
6262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Another vote for trying restaurants! Try all different types because they will vary a lot. Find out what the rentals would be from a party rental company, and then ask the restaurant what they can do within the budget that’s left over

Post # 11
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We did BBQ at our wedding, it only cost about $600-$700 for about 100 people, and everyone loved it, we were on a tight budget as well and we found that BBQ was the cheapest and best way to go!

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