(Closed) How much did/does your venue+catering cost?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Honey bee

wedding2017:  venue: $2300, catering: $5600 for about 85 guests in Maryland 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Our ceremony and reception were in the same venue (a state historical site): $3600 (included tables and chairs)

Catering (this included passed apps, a bartender, a buffet of fancy bbq, a champagne toast, a s’more station, and cutting a cake, plus they handled getting the ice for the DIY booze, the table linens, and the glasses, plates, forks, etc.): $5800

95 guests, Central Coast CA (not on the beach)

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ours was about $6k for 50 people, which includes cocktail hour (apps and drinks), reception dinner (linens, dinnerware, servers, chairs, tables, etc), open bar, cake, venue (ceremony and reception) tax and gratuities.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  housebee.
Post # 7
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Sugar bee

wedding2017:  Lol! There is a specific style of bbq that is local to the area where we got married – it can be fancy or casual. I considered ours “fancy” just because we had real plates, cloth napkins, and the caterers served the buffet. As opposed to backyard bbq:)

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our venue rental fee was $6K which includes ceremony & reception space for 5 hours, day of coordinator, set up of the tables and chairs for the reception, all linens, china, and silverwear

Catering (provided by our venue) was an additional $5K for 90 people – this includes appetizers during the cocktail hour, a buffet, well technically stations, dinner (our menu is huge – we will have steak, chicken, and salmon as entree options, a make your own risotto bar, a garden salad, roasted vegetables, rice pilaf, seasonal fruit, and rolls), popcorn as a late night snack, all non-alcoholic beverages (soda, water, lemonade, and coffee) and all the catering staff plus bartenders. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

wedding2017:  I’ve heard of a few of those venues but they were out of budget for us 😑 All very gorgeous though! Good luck in your search!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

ours will be £1200 for 50 people (thats $1729) for catering and no hire charge

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Our venue is $18,000 and catering is looking like $10,000  we definitely underestimated to cost of catering I should have researched it much earlier. our venue is also really hard to get to so its adding in extra costs. (Guest count 130) Sierra Nevada Mountains CA

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

wedding2017:  ~$35k for 125 people. NYC area, though so take that with a grain of salt…also, price includes full open bar, champagne toast, and cake

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  ilovesophia.
Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2017

For our venue, it is 4.5k, and the food will be 9.5k

Thats for 150 ppl at an old historic mill, 1 hour ceremony time, 5 hour reception time, a preceremony coffee/hot chocolate bar, a coffee hour (instead of a cocktail hour) with cinnamon sugar and glazed donut holes, marscapone cheese, sweet cream butter, butter biscuits, grapes, florida oranges; a brunch with coffee braised brisket, greens with an herb dressing, country biscuits and whipped honey butter, organic grits, and mushroom and kale fritatta; a kids buffet with giant pizzas, grapes, oranges, and carrots; as well as a lemon berry marscapone cake and coffee, apple cider, mimosas, oj, and 2 kegs of hard cider.

 

edit: I’m just outside of northern virginia!

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Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

Our ceremony and reception will be at the same location….located in Mass for 65 guests (tho the numbers may increase to 75 max so cost will also increase) for full set up, break down, all linens, non floral centerpieces but very nice,  four course plated meal, 5 hors derves, champagne toast, bar and tender (cost of consumption additional), cake cutting (I bring cake) wedding coordinator, bridal suite and ceremony set up 330-9 pm on a Sat in May 2017 will be $7500 which is a great deal especially as is right on the beach front with panoramic walls of window overlooking the ocean…

Can’t wait!!! :+)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

kelmpm7809:  ooo! i love the sierra nevadas! i hiked the JMT several years ago. we actually considered doing a destination wedding out west in the mountains, but found something local to us in the mountains instead that made life much easier. can i just ask what your venue is? i love some gorgeous venue porn!

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