(Closed) How much are you spending on your venue and caterer?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Our venue rental (ceremony and reception) is $4800 and catering is about $12000 for 100-120 guests. However, those prices include tables/chairs/linens, set up/clean up, open bar, cake, service charges, and a day-of coordinator in addition to the space and the food. Basically everything is covered except for gratuities and any other vendors we want to bring in (photog, DJ, musicians etc.).

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We went with a all-inclusive venue so it was around 2k to reserve/book the venue for 4 hours. Food for 120 people is around 4.5k. Linens, tables/chairs, dinnerware, day of coordinator, food servers,etc. are also included, so we will be a little under 10k including tax for just the venue space (ceremony and reception) and catering. This is in the DFW, TX area for reference. 

Post # 18
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Newbee

Venue will be around £8750 

cheapest food quote so far has been £40 per head for 150ish guests.

Alcohol will be covered by the £500 corkage charge and a trip to Calais to stock up!! (Bugeting around £1500 in total)

 

 

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Country Club

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fromsmithtodavis:  OUr venue was free because my parents are member of the country club, but they have a $20,000 minimum for food and drinks, but this includes linens, cake, chairs, etc.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

$60k minimum without tax or tip for 250-300 guests. This is for the cost of the venue and also includes catering and open bar, because my venue takes care of all of it. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our venue rental is just under $4000 (on a Friday). The catering (through our venue) will probably be around $3000 for 100 people at a cocktail style reception. That doesn’t include the alcohol since we will be providing the alcohol, not the venue.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

£72.50 per head for 3 course dinner, half a bottle of wine each on the tables, a welcome champagne and another glass for the toasts, so £7250 for 100 guests and that includes the venue hire

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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busybev:  I’m wondering if we have the same venue. 

 

OP: I’m in DFW, TX and an all-inclusive venue. We’ll be paying a little over 8K to host 100 but are expecting 125, but booked low because we can add guests but not remove them.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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gatsbybride2016:  Sanford House?

Post # 25
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Busy bee

Our venue is $1600 for 3 days, ~$250 for waitstaff, and then ~$55/head for appetizers, entree, cake, tea, and coffee. We will also need to purchase our own alcohol. If it matters, the food is also all organic/local and some is even grown on site 🙂

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Our reception location requires that the food be catered through them… cost for the venue was $2800 just to have the reception, we have ~330 guests and with food/alcohol we’re looking at anoteher $17k. Makes me sick to my stomach! We live in a larger city, but we’re in Iowa… so, come on… it’s not like we’re in LA. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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fromsmithtodavis:  our venue does the catering…we are paying approximately $35k for 200 people 

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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fromsmithtodavis:  wow that’s inexpensive! In Boston I paid $3,500 for an empty space. I paid the caterer $17k, which included hor d’ouerves all night, full open bar, all rentals (furniture, linens, dishes, etc.), and a few hundred bucks for the flowers. That doesn’t include lighting, the cake, or the parts of the centerpieces that I supplied myself. 

ETA: it was about 125 people. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years ago by LilliV.
Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Wow that is a great price! Our venue is about 4k and catering about 9k for 100 guests. Wedding in Philly.

 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

The reception is in Boston suburbs. The venue is free because it’s off-season (March). It depends on how many people RSVP, but catering for 80 people will be about $7K. We are also paying for alcohol which will probably be another $2K or so.

 

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