(Closed) How much was your Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 13 years ago in Parties
Post # 42
184 posts
Blushing bee

A few friends prices:

One did barbeque at a local establishment with a room reserved for the party of about 40…….$800.

One did a formal sit-down dinner at a reserved restaurant with beer/wine before dinner….$40/per person.

Another did dinner at a restaurant nearby, no alcohol, $35/per person.

Two of my friends did it themselves at church. LOTS of work.

One probably spent $600 another probably spent about $1500.


Post # 43
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s amazing how much costs differ based on where you are in the country. Outside of Washington, DC we’ll be paying around $2500 for the rehearsal dinner (which includes about 30 guests). It’s a private dinner, so this also includes the catering company coming to our venue with servers, chefs, dinnerware, glasses etc. at our location. So I guess that’s a little more…

Post # 44
2701 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ha. Just noticed I commented on this months ago. Boy was I wrong about our rehearsal dinner cost. It really cost us $1100!! Gahh!! It was the open bar that killed us.

Post # 45
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Working on this now. Fiance and I were originally planning on having our Rehearsal Dinner at the little raw bar around the corner from the rehearsal, this is where we had our first date. However we have eaten there so often, we are getting a little tired of it.

I also found out that my Bachelorette Party will be immediatly following dinner, so now I really don’t know. We will either stick to the same venue, order a couple hundred wings, a bunch of baskets of fries and a couple of pizzas; or go to a bbq place instead, which will be about $15 pp.

Post # 46
34 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

If everyone comes – 27 people – I’m hoping to come in around $2000 including tax and tip at ours. It’s an Italian restaurant.

Post # 47
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Boy does this thread make me feel country (but love it.)  We will have 40-50 guests (depending on who all is from out of town)  He are having a back yard crawfish boil with crawfish, corn, potatoes, and chicken strips.  I do not want to encourgage people being drunk the night before my wedding so we aren’t providing any alcohol.  Not sure on the price, but know it wont be near as expensive as alot of these posts, but we will have a great time!

Post # 48
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Our rehearsal dinner is $35 per person (plus tax and tip) plus $100 to rent out the whole restaurant (It’s a very small restaurant lol). A perk of this restaurant is it is bring your own wine, so that saves us money since we can just bring our own stuff.

The dinner is a nice sit down dinner (Table d’hôte) with an entree, salad, choice of main course (veal, fish or chicken) and dessert with coffee/tea.

We’re having about 25 people there, so our rehearsal dinner is costing around $975 (excluding tax and tip).

The restaurant is in down town Montreal.

Post # 49
11161 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We are having our rehearsal dinner at our wedding venue as we are renting it to spend the night as well (it is a mansion). The cost for the dinner alone is about $1,800 or about $60 per person.


Post # 50
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Holy crap, we got off easy!  Ours was at a local pizza place in their private party room.  We had 35 people at $9.99 per person for unlimited pizza, pasta, salad, bread and pop.  We also had an open bar (which many did not take advantage of)  So ours was under $400.

Post # 51
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think we’re having 70-80 people and its probably going to be around 8000-9000. My fiance’s family is hosting.

Post # 52
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ours was 80 people, passed appetizers, sit down dinner and open bar.  We rented out the garden patio at a restaurant in downtown LA.  I think it came to somewhere between $5000 and $6000. Not sure, DH’s dad and stepmom hosted.

Post # 53
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, some of these RD’s are insane!

Ours was at our favorite Mexican restaurant (actually, the same place we went to celebrate after getting engaged). They created a special menu for us to choose from so that everyone could pick what they wanted. I think it was $15 p/person plus the open bar. I don’t know the exact number but I think it was around $600 for 25 guests.

Post # 54
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ours will between 5-6k for 50 people, including private loft, sit down dinner and open bar. 

Post # 55
2813 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m guessing our’s will be around $500.  We are just doing a casual cookout at a beach house (free venue!).  FMIL and her family won’t be attending apparently, so we’ll only have about 30 people.  

Post # 56
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am working on this now. If everything goes as planned we will have 27 guests and it will be $1615.95, which includes tax and tip but, does not include alcohol. We are having it in a private room at a nice Italian Restaurant and everything is served “family style” so everyone can have a little bit of everything if they’d like. Here is our menu:

Veggies & Dip
Cheese, Pepperoni, & Olive Platter
Mozzarella Sticks
Fried Calamari
Clams Casino
Bread & Butter

Bookmaker Salad (they are famous for this salad and it’s delicious, it has shrimp, salami, and cheeses on top with an amazing dressing)

Rigatoni with Meat Sauce
Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken Parmigiana
Veal Saltimbocca

Choice of Dessert:

* This includes soft drinks, tea, and coffee. Alcohol seperate (hoping people don’t drink too much)

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