(Closed) How much are you paying per plate/person?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: What is the cost per person for food and beverage for your reception?

    $0-20

    $21-40

    $41-60

    $61-80

    $81-100

    $101+

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

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    A11eycat:  that sounds like a good deal bee, ours is £180.00 pp it’s includes venue etc, not just food also three glasses off wine and one glass of champs on arrival ! 

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I voted only including food, bev, and those associated taxes & gratuities. If you count in venue it would be more like $170 pp and if you count ALL wedding expenses it would be more like $300 pp. Yikes.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    We had a cocktail reception with 4 hour open bar, it was around $100 per person all in. 

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Our food cost $22/person and that included gratuity, tax, and cleanup. We had bbq- tri tip, chicken, garlic bread, beans, and salad. Our open bar ran about $1500 for ~100 people and that included gratuity and two bartenders. 

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    180 Canadian a plate! That includes cocktail hour food, 4 course meal, open bar and late night station. I also live in the GTA.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee

    the places we’ve looked into is about $30/person. The venue has a set price, no per person (you rent either by the hour or a whole day depending on what day) so whether it’s 10 people or 1000, venue price is the same. Drinks, we are being very modest. No alcohol (not for any reason other than Fiance technically isn’t allowed around alcohol for legal reasons… if he goes to a restaurant can’t order alcohol, isn’t allowed in bars, and so alcohol cant be on the premise). Which is good because I don’t drink at all, my dad drinks too much (I swear that man can go through a thirty pack of beer in less than 2 days… and he chases that with wine, whiskey, vodka, basically any alcohol he can find. And sadly, even after ALL that never shows signs of having too much). So we are just having basic food and soft drinks, tea and water. We aren’t local where any of us are from, the nearest people, including us, are about 1 1/2 hours away, so everyone will be driving afterward and I refuse to be liable for drinking and driving. 

    I went to a wedding last week that had that, and it was perfect. Very simple, very basic and perfect. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Ours is $99 pp and I’ll leave a photo description bc its a lot to type. Really love that the bridal suite and decor options are included. Other places were more expensive and a lot of the stuff listed would have been extra. Walnut Creek, CA 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We’re paying $55 pp for our venue’s basic package, and that includes dinner, the DJ, the linens, and all the set-up/take-down of the ceremony/reception, plus an additional $10 pp for appetizers at cocktail hour and $7 pp for two bottles of wine on each table. So that’s $72 pp, plus tax and gratuity. We had the option to pay an additional $35 pp for an unlimited open bar, but since many of our guests are non-drinkers or only drink wine, we’re being billed based on consumption.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    $400pp  far more than I thought, but NYC is expensive!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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    knickergold:  

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    £55 a head for food, £17 each for alcohol (Welcome drink of choice, half bottle of wine, glass of prosecco for toasts) – no idea what that is in dollars thanks to our failing pound!

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    futuremrsc2016: I’m curious, why wouldn’t you legally be allowed alcohol? Like a rehab thing?

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    A11eycat:  Boston cocktail reception and all food and open bar was about $75/pp for JUST the consumables.  Rentals for the venue, china, flatware, glassware, and furniture were all separate. We also have a friend who is a wedding cake designer make the cake as a gift otherwise the food cost would have been higher too. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

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    yorkshirerose:  he’s on parole. And its part of the papers he signed. I mean I guess technically we could. His PO isn’t coming or anything, but I’d rather not risk it, and it’s a perfect excuse for the maybe 5 people who do drink who’d be coming. I know we won’t be able to take any leftover with us because he does have home visits by his PO (random pop ins). I don’t know all the details, just what it said on the papers, so I’m just going with it 

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