Post # 1
Just wondering how much everyone’s caterings bill is going to be? How many people are you having? Sit down or buffet? Open bar? I’m sure it depends on where you live too, but it can’t hurt to know what other people are paying since it’s anonymous!
Post # 3
$4847.90 for 60 people, 3 course seated dinner, 4 hours open bar, wine on the tables, cocktail reception with champagne punch and all linens.
Post # 4
$13,000 for 100 people…included a seated dinner, 5 hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour and the wedding cake. We had our wedding on a Friday, so the prices were discounted. If we had done a Saturday, it would have been about $16,000 for all the above.
Post # 5
~ $9000 for 200 in the midwest. Passed hos d’ouvres, seated dinner, open bar for 5 hours.
Post # 6
Ours will be $22 per person + tax and gratuity, about $4500 including linens, cake service and punch fountain for 160 guests (Hilton Emerald Ballroom). This is for extensive Middle Eastern and American Buffet and includes beverages.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
$6,400 for 80 people in Philly. Includes all food (passed and stationery hors d’oeuvres, full dinner) except for dessert. Includes tables, chairs, linens, flatware, sliverware, glasses, etc. Doesn’t include any alcohol (we have to supply our own), but it includes mixers, coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Post # 8
In Charleston, SC, our projected bill is around $9,000, which is a cocktail hour, sit down 3 course lunch, wine bar, dessert display. that does include the rental fees from the venue though, we’re having our ceremony there as well.
Post # 9
About $2,000 for the food and linens for a buffet dinner for 120 with 2 main entree options (BBQ chicken and BBQ vegetarian ribs) here in Milwaukee.
My ILs are paying for a seperate bar service which is going to be about $700 for 5.5 hours of a full open bar with a bartender (we bring the alcohol, no corkage fees).
Soo…About $27 a person, give or take.
Post # 10
I’m going to bump this. I just got my proposal for 11k for 110 people and am FREAKING.
Post # 11
about 8,000 for 160 people, including a sit down dinner, open premium liquor bar, and all taxes and tips. (serving petit filet mignon with jumbo grilled shrimp or stuffed chicken breast ) I think this was about 48$ a person or so. I am in the Chicago area too, if that helps.
Post # 12
For 170 people: $10,800. Includes: cocktail hour, linens, all rentals (all tables, silverware, glasses, chargers, etc. are free to rent), passed appetizers, buffet and stations for dinner, 17% service charge, open bar for 4 hours, all bartender fees, and non-alcoholic drinks.
Post # 13
@meladoug: so this includes alcohol?
Post # 14
£50 per person…..22 people…….thats £1,200 , thats not including drinks or the canape’s that we will be having straight after the ceremony, just the sit down meal with wine on the table and sparkling wine for a toast.
so approx £2,000 in total. $3,000+ for 22 people.
Post # 15
For about 80 people, right at $2000 which includes a three meat, ten side Southern buffet, a salad bar, biscuits and hoecakes, two desserts, and water and tea. This is at Paula Deen’s restaurant The Lady and Sons, so it’s not technically “catering” but that is what the food portion of our reception will cost.