Post # 17
Our meal and cocktial hour food will be $35pp, which includes tea, coffee, and soft drinks. It’s at a restaraunt, so it also includes all the linens and dishes and the room and all of that jazz. Alcohol will be charged per drink.
Post # 18
This is a tough poll because many but not all venues include the venue rental fee, linens, ets in the per plate cost. Our per plate only covered food (apps and dinner) and was $30. But, we had a $5,000 rental fee for the venue. The $100+ girls likely have their venue fees rolled into their per head.
Post # 19
I’m in Kansas and will be paying less than $10/per plate. That doesn’t include the venue, cake, flowers, booze or soda. We’re doing a tented reception so we’re paying for each of those separately. A friend of mine did a package deal at a hotel and it was in the 50-80 bucks a plate range, but that included the cake, tables, chairs, location, booze, soda and maybe some flowers. I think if you add all that up for us we’ll also be in the 50-80 bucks a head range too.
Post # 20
Between $60 and $70, depending on whether a guest chooses chicken or beef. That includes the facility rental, cake and cutting fees, linens, a wine toast, and bartending service. It does not include beverages and passed hors doeuvres. A steal for the Greater Boston area!
Post # 21
We’re paying $55 a plate for a 3 entree buffet. Beer, wine, and soda/tea adds another $26 pp. Appetizers will probably be another $10-20 pp, depending on what we select. I’ll be encouraging everyone to eat and drink as much as possible.
Post # 22
In Chilliwack (45 minutes outside of Vancouver) I paid $50 per plate for their most basic buffet including tax and tip. That doesn’t include any appies or drinks. There’s no option to do a per person rate for alcohol, so we also had a consumption bar at $7.50 per drink.
Post # 23
Just vote whatever they tell you your per plate cost is. Everyones is going to be different anyways. I never said it had to be just food.
Post # 24
WHERE are you getting married that you found something that cheap!?! Every place I have found has been at LEAST $70/pp without including alcohol!
Post # 25
That is one expensive drink. There best be a lot of alcohol in there.
Post # 26
Ours is $25 per plate with apps, salad, rolls and tea/coffee (we’re having buffet with 5 selections) We’re inviting about 110 ppl…
Beer and wine is separate but we’re planning on buying in bulk.
Our caterer is a teacher at a local votech and he’s AWESOME!
Post # 27
We’re in the $75 range for our wedding in Upstate, NY. Our package includes 5 hours of limited open bar, hor d’ourves (2 stationed choices, cheeseburger sliders and french fry cones with a condiment bar) and a sit down dinner with choices of NY sirloin steak, chicken cordon bleu or pasta primavera. This price doesn’t include any dessert but it does include the venue, all linens, tables, chairs, etc. Since we’re getting married at a hotel, our suite is also free the night of our wedding.
Post # 28
I think you should add time of year and time of day. My venue, on Long Island, NY is $69/pp. (elaborate cocktail hour and top shelf open bar) for a sunday afternoon in november. For a sunday afternoon in january it was $59pp but for a saturday night during peak season it could be over $150pp.
Post # 29
Grr! Hate posting on my iPhone. Double post!
Post # 30
In St. Louis, I was quoted prices from $10/pp all the way to $150/pp and beyond. We paid $50/pp for plated dinner of prime rib/chicken piccata, with sides, rolls, salad and open bar/tea/coffee.