(Closed) How much is your catering bill going to be?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 46
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

$800 for Mexican buffet food for 150 people WOOT!!!

Post # 47
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is SO different depending on location — We got married in our hometown in Iowa (pop 3500) and the venue allowed us to hire any caterer we wanted.  We ended up finding a great deal on delicious food!  It was about $3,000 for the meal (buffet style for 320 people), and we went through arboud $550 in alcohol (5 kegs and about 7 cases of wine).  🙂   Seeing the prices others are paying makes me very happy to live in the midwest!!

Post # 48
2570 posts
Sugar bee

$78 per person

Including linens, open bar from 330PM- 1030pm (7 hours) includes taxes, but not tips


Sea Scallops Genovese filled with a lemon-pesto

Bruschetta with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes topped with fresh basil, goat cheese and mozzarella

Fresh Baby  Crabcakes served with remoulade sauce

Vegetable Samosas served with a red chili yogurt dip

Braised Shor Rib served in polenta squares with horseradish sauce

Buffalo Chicken Sticks in a spicy marinate with a bleu cheese dip

Pappas Relanos with PIcadilla potato croquettes with a spiced Cuban beef


Seasonal Crudite and Specialty Cheeses garnished with fresh fruit, assorted crackers and dip

Quesadilla Triangles (Pesto with Spinach, Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Chicken with Avocado and Brie)

Hummus and Baba Ghannoush garnished with pita triangles, chopped cucumber, tomato and red onion

House Cured Salmon served on grilled flatbread with a basil aioli

Poached Sides of Salmon garnished with dark breads, lemon, cucumbers, red onions, capers, horseradish and lemon dill

Tuna Tartare served on a wonton crisp with a wasabi aioli


Artesan Breads served with butter and infused oil

Artichokes Primavera half and artichoke filled with fresh vegetables and asiago cheese for punch

Stuffed Roma Tomatoes filled with pesto and romano cheese

Penne a la Vodka penne pasta tossed with tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, pecorino romano

Farfalle with Fontinella rigatoni pasta tossed with tomatoes, fresh basil,

garlic and fontinella cheese

Pasta Toppings

roasted red and yellow peppers – capers- kalamata olives

sundried tomatoes – shaved parmesan


Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash drizzled with roasted tomatoes and rosemary oil

Grilled Portabello Mushrooms with wilted spinach and roasted red/yellow peppers drizzled with a balsamic reduction

Red Potato Rosettes mini-red potatoes piped with mashed potatoes

Stuffed Mediterranean Chicken pinwheels of chicken filled spinach, proscuitto and mozzarella sauced with a light lemon sauce – easy on salt

Whole Roasted Filet Mignon

 (carved tableside)

served with horseradish sauce and small rustic rolls


Small Wedding CAke Just for Cake Cutting

(supplied by Client)

Petite Desserts (Baby Cheesecakes, Petite Chocolate Decadence, Assorted Mini-Tarts and Cookies) 

Coffee Service

 EDIT: plus another 200 for food back at the hotel bar (trays of meatballs etc) so people could munch and mingle some more.

Post # 49
2570 posts
Sugar bee

@bkmnln: I agree about tasting. Our caterer had the best food and were cheaper than others we tasted. They were also really flexible and really got what we were trying to do.

Post # 50
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ours is going to be about $2,000-$2,500 depending on how many people RSVP. On the list we have about 200, but I think about only 150 or less will come. We’re going to have either a 1 or 2 meat buffet with 4 sides, rolls, salad, and drinks, or an italian buffet with choice of pasta, 4 sides, rolls, salad, and drinks. We’re not having any alcohol since both the ceremony and reception are at the church, but we will probably have a very small appetizer choice for guests right after teh ceremony while we get our pictures taken.

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