(Closed) Manhattan Caterer Costs?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow

MCWed:  I am getting married on LI, so not quite Manhattan but I understand how expensive it is.  I think $200pp is a little steep for JUST catering.  Unless you’re set on a venue that doesn’t cater on-premises, I would continue your search for venues with catering included.  It may be around the same for Manhattan, maybe a little higher, but at least it includes the actual location! I am paying $112pp after tax and gratuity at Jericho Terrace in Mineola.  Just outside Queens, in Nassau.  There are TONS of venues out there, just keep searching and calling for quotes. The wesbite below lists most of the venues in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk if you’re willing to leave Manhattan.  Good luck! =)

Post # 3
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY


MCWed:  Hi!!!

I just booked my venue in Manhattan. We ended up skipping places that would require a seperate catering cost because it was such a better deal to book the venue and the catering.

I was able to negotiate down to approx $270/pp (not including 20% gratuity and 8.75 tax). This included:

– Ceremony on site with champagne pre-ceremony

– One hour cocktail reception

– 2-course seated dinner (with passed dessert – I negotiated this on purpose because we’re having a band and I wanted people to get up and dance)

– Open bar all night

– Bridal Suite on site

– Dedicated event planner on site

– Dedicated Bridal Attendant

I think that’s it. I negotiated the cake out of the cost. Initially the per person cost was higher, but I wanted to bring in my own cake. They allowed it and didn’t charge me an additional cake cutting/serving fee.

Let me know if you have any other questions. We researched and saw about a million venues…



Post # 5
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

For NYC, this is completely normal – unfortunately.

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