(Closed) How much are you paying per person for food?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much are/did you pay per person for food?
    < $25 : (57 votes)
    24 %
    $25 - $50 : (66 votes)
    27 %
    $51 - $75 : (35 votes)
    14 %
    $76 - $100 : (39 votes)
    16 %
    $101 - $125 : (18 votes)
    7 %
    $126 - $150 : (13 votes)
    5 %
    > $150 : (11 votes)
    5 %
    Other... : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    $67 a person, 250 guest….urgh makes me start sweating everytime i think about it 🙁 we are doing a plated meal and that includes open bar for 6 hours and a champagne toast at the end of the night.

    Post # 4
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    About $7.00 per person for 70 people, including appetizers and beverages.

    We bought our food in bulk and had a friend of the family/MIL handle it all. My in-laws ate leftovers all week, and we still managed to have some when we got home from our honeymoon! And we had a large variety — breaded chicken, baked ziti, ham, pierogies (my mom’s fave food), green beans, salad, rolls and butter, and then for appetizers we had trays with cheeses, crackers, fruits, and veggies, and dips. We had iced tea, iced green tea, water, and coffee. I was worried it would seem like we cheaped out, but everyone raved about how delicious it was, and really, that’s what mattered most to me, not how fancy it seemed.

    Alcohol and after-party food (potato skins, wings, and chips with salsa) came to $11.66 per person, but this was only about 30 people. We had a keg and then paid for wine by consumption. We had a private room at a bar, so the service was great, and if anyone wanted a mixed drink, they could go get it themselves, but I think everyone just stuck to beer and wine.

    Post # 5
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    63 including tax and plate and silver rentals, plus tip and $13 per head for open bar (3:30 pm to 10:30 pm). so total $76 per head (again not including tip, or linen rentals which I bought and sold so they only cost $100 total)


    Sea Scallops Genovese filled with a lemon-pesto

    Bruschetta with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes topped with fresh basil, goat cheese and mozzarella

    Fresh Baby  Crabcakes served with remoulade sauce

    Vegetable Samosas served with a red chili yogurt dip

    Braised Shor Rib served in polenta squares with horseradish sauce

    Buffalo Chicken Sticks in a spicy marinate with a bleu cheese dip

    Pappas Relanos with PIcadilla potato croquettes with a spiced Cuban beef



    Seasonal Crudite and Specialty Cheeses garnished with fresh fruit, assorted crackers and dip

    Quesadilla Triangles Pesto with Spinach, Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Chicken with Avocado and Brie 

    Hummus and Baba Ghannoush garnished with pita triangles, chopped cucumber, tomato and red onion

    House Cured Salmon served on grilled flatbread with a basil aioli

    Poacjed Sides of Salmon garnished with dark breads, lemon, cucumbers, red onions, capers, horseradish and a lemon dill

    Tuna Tartare served on a wonton crisp with a wasabi aioli



    Artesan Breads served with butter and infused oil

    Artichokes Primavera half and artichoke filled with fresh vegetables and asiago cheese for punch

    Stuffed Roma Tomatoes filled with pesto and romano cheese

    Penne a la Vodka penne pasta tossed with tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, pecorino romano

    Farfalle with Fontinella rigatoni pasta tossed with tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and fontinella cheese

    Pasta Toppings

    (served on the side)

    roasted red and yellow peppers – capers- kalamata olives sundried tomatoes – shaved parmesan



    Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash drizzled with roasted tomatoes and rosemary oil

    Grilled Portabello Mushrooms with wilted spinach and roasted red/yellow peppers drizzled with a balsamic reduction

    Red Potato Rosettes mini-red potatoes piped with mashed potatoes

    Stuffed Mediterranean Chicken pinwheels of chicken filled spinach, proscuitto and mozzarella sauced with a light lemon sauce – easy on salt

    Whole Roasted Filet Mignon served with horseradish sauce and small rustic rolls




    Small Wedding CAke Just for Cake Cutting

    (supplied by Client)

    Petite Desserts- Baby Cheesecakes, Petite Chocolate Decadence, Assorted Mini Tarts and Cookies


    Coffee Service


    Post # 5
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    $105pp + 15% service charge and that’s it!

    Includes Cocktail hour (over dozens of passed hor’devours, 4 Food Stations, Ice Cream Station, plated appetizer, 5 hours of open bar (top shelf liquor and 2 bottled beers, Heineken & Corona) and Wedding cake, coffee, tea, soda, champagne toast.

    In NYC.

    Post # 6
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ours was about $75pp. That included cocktail hour with open bar, plated dinner ,dessert (not cake) and open bar. Did not include cake cutting fee.

    Post # 7
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Um… you dont even have an option for what we are paying… We are paying $5 per person for all this:

    – all the food prepared at your location with all fresh products purchased the day before your event and grilled on our grills at your location

    – carne asada ( beef )

     – adobada ( pork )

     – pollo ( chicken )

     – RED and GREEN SALSAS….  home made for authentic Mexican taste & FLAVORS

     – FRESH grilled*** green and yellow peppers hot & mild   (FREE WITH ORDER)

     – FRESH grilled*** green onions everybody loves these    (FREE WITH ORDER)

     – condiments, radishes, cilantro, diced onions, limes, cucumbers sliced & seasoned, Mexican rice and beans.


     – pico de gallo & fresh home made Mexican chips (FREE WITH ORDER) CHEESE QUESADILLAS AND  MULITAS INCLUDED W/ ALL ORDERS

     – we bring forks, napkins, plates

    we order the tortillas 1 day before your party and pick them up the day of your party at 7 am so you have the very freshest tortillas and chips in so calif.



    Just need to get linens and alcohol, We are getting two kegs of premium beer and wine. and champagne toast.

    Post # 9
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @HeatherShane: How on earth does someone not lose money on that price? 

    Post # 10
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Ours will end up being around $100/person. This will include open bar.


    Post # 11
    5785 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Food was $98 pp + a 21% Service Fee and 7% Sales Tax (4 apps and a Sushi station at cocktail hour, Pasta, Salad, Sorbet and choice of Sea Bass or NY Strip for dinner)

    The open bar was another $52pp 🙁

    @Gerbera: That is amazing for NYC!

    Post # 12
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    ours was $88, and it included apps, dinner buffet, tea, lemonade, italian soda  bar, coffee, service fees, staff, gratuity and tax.  we also didn’t have to pay for corkage or cake cutting fees.  not included was alcohol, only about $8 per person since we were able to bring our own in, and cake, which was only $1.75 per person.  the venue also provided all of the linens, tableware and centerpiece flowers.

    Post # 13
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Mine is between $30 and $42 depending on what meal they choose and includes salad, soup, meal, desert (plus our cupcakes), coffee, tea etc.

    Does NOT include alcohol…..ugh.

    Post # 14
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Under $25, by far. Ours cost $13 per person.

    Post # 15
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ours is $48 per person plus tax and tip. We’re also having a midnight luncheon that is $12 per person plus tax and tip.

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