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

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 16
242 posts
Helper bee

Got married last August, and we spent about $160 per person for food and alcohol.  We’re in a lower to moderate priced city, but really wanted to splurge on food and drinks.  That included passed appetizers during cocktail hour and a four course meal ordered tableside (guests had a steak, chicken, fish, and vegetarian option for their main course).  We had the ceremony and reception at the same venue, and were able to swap out to another room during the cocktail hour while they converted the ceremony space over to the reception space.  We had the venue for a total of 7 hours.

Post # 17
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

wedding2017:  Venue “site fee” was 3K and included not that much. (some tables but not all, had to rent chairs, dishes, dancefloor, etc) I hired not a traditional weddding caterer but a greek restuarnt that is famous and does catering it was about 4K for 100 people. This didn’t include Alchohol which was its own thing (bought booze and hired bartenders) which was almost another 2K for those things. 
October 2015. 



Post # 18
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

$215/person and about 350 people…..way way too much! 

Post # 19
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ours was about $15K for 107 people. This included open bar and cake as well. 

Post # 20
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

wedding2017:  Our venue was just under $3k and included tables & chairs (but the chairs were ugly so we rented Chivari). Our catering was $13,000 for 200 people – that was just food and didn’t include the bar. 

Post # 21
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Ours will be 19k for 110 people. I am in Ontario Canada

Post # 22
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My venue is a public park, we’re renting a pavilion for the whole day for $50. My dad’s friend is an award-winning BBQ’er and he’s offered to do all the catering for $800. 

Post # 23
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

All inclusive venue with a total of approximately  $13k when all is said and done,  for 80-100 people. In suburban Philadelphia. 

Post # 24
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Venue-$1,200 and catering is $1,800 for a soul food buffet and hors d’oeuvres for a guest list of 150!

Post # 25
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

Venue: $660 for 8 hours

Catering: $1000

Guest total: 50 people

Location: Maryland

Total Budget: Between $5-$6k

Post # 26
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - The Olmsted

Our venue was built in 1925 on Masonic grounds. Fits perfectly with our theme. $2500 for the venue rental including all tables, specialty linens, china, chairs, day of cord etc.

Catering for 120ish people will be around $10,000 plus 22% service fee. This includes open bar for 5 hours, 5 passed appetizers, fruit display and cheese board. Dinner will include a Limestone Bibb salad, bread, a buffet with Country style green beans, baked mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, chef carved beef tenderloin and some sort of chicken option. dessert bar with bourbon balls, chocolate truffles, lemon bars, walnut bourbon pie and chocolate covered strawberries. (In addition to our cake from the bakery) we are also having a coffee and liqueurs display. Late night snack will be hot pretzel bar, topped to order.

Wedding ceremony will cost an additional  $1000

Location is louisville kentucky. 

Pics just because! 🙂

Post # 27
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

$2800 venue with chairs and tables, uplighting and Gobo. $1500 catering. 100 people.  Atlanta, GA

Post # 28
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

BMoreBecc:  Who’s your caterer?

Post # 29
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re from MD too but getting married in Gettysburg. Our venue includes everything- food, open bar, day of coordinator, linens, tableware, cake, etc. We’re doing roughly 120 people and will be around $12k. 

Post # 30
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

ilovesophia:  My venue is in Kirkwood about 30 minutes from Kirkwood ski resort. It’s called the HideOut Hide-Out-Wedding-Sierras-Silver-Lake-Lake-Tahoe-area-Farrell-Photography_net-IMG_7303hideout+front

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