(Closed) Per Person Plate Prices

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How much are you paying per plate?









    200+ (OMG)

  • Post # 32
    2099 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I am in Las Vegas and for a heavy afternoon tea we are paying $66/pp without alcoholic beverages.  With those it should come in around $100/pp

    Post # 34
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

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    @MsBrooklynA: It’s Canada… drinks are expensive.  I think that’s why we so rarely have open bars.  Wedding venues are definitely the worst, because they know they’ve got you.  Unless you’re like my guests and choose to tailgate in the parking lot…

    Post # 35
    7774 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @MsBrooklynA: Oh my god, it was SOOOO good. DH was in steak heaven.

    Post # 36
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee

    $15 a person right outside of Chicago. That includes a sit down dinner with choice of 4 entrees (also a vegetable and starch) and a salad course. Also bread and water with lemon. These are the cheapest I have found and the caterer has amazing reviews and amazing food!

    Post # 37
    3313 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Ours was $13 per person and included Tri-tip, pasta bar, mashed potato bar w/mushroom gravy, BBQ chicken, salad, rolls, and wontons with sweet chili sauce.  The food was AMAZING!

    ETA: this was in Orange County, CA – not a cheap place, so awesome deals CAN be found!  😀

    Post # 39
    44 posts
    • Wedding: January 2011

    About $25 per person for the meal and a salad, tea or water. Alcohol and soda are extra, but we had a cash bar, so if anyone wanted those, we didn’t pay for them. Except for our bridal party and immediate family. 🙂

    Post # 40
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    In Banff, Alberta it’s about $85/plate not including booze or any of the cocktail hour food. Buffets per plate are $95 I think.

    Post # 41
    3563 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Including taxes and gratiuity it was probably over $200 per person…before all that stuff, we paid $165 per person. That included 8 passed hor’ds at cocktail hour, 5 hour open bar, sit down service, 4 course meal, etc. (but no cake!).

    Post # 42
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we arent actually paying per plate, because we are having buffet style food done by a friendor, so we are paying for  fixed amount of trays of food. Overall it works out to be less than $10 per person.. and it will be enough food for everyone to have seconds, plus its an actual full dinner. needless to say i’m pretty pleased about it

    Post # 43
    2191 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We are looking at about $28 and that includes full dinner, unlimited non alcoholic beverages, open bar up to $2000, apps and cake per person. Including Tax. Oh and I’m about 40mins from Pittsburgh, PA getting married in WV.

    Post # 44
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    About an hour north of NYC we are paying $100 per place (for Friday night – Saturday was $125).  This includes cocktail hour, 4 hour reception with salad, pasta and entre and cake and some other dessert stuff.  Also top shelf open bar for the whole 5 hours.  We have to have a minimum of 130 people and we are inviting 200.  It hurts sometimes to add those numbers up but really we are getting a lot out of the $100 and the place is beautiful. 

    Post # 45
    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @hilsy85: Ooops, I forgot tax and gratuity. That brings is up to $199/person. Just had to whip out the calculator.

    Post # 46
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011 - Blossom Heath

    In MI we are torn between going with a package that includes bar set-up (we have to supply alcohol), appetizers, 4 meat buffet or 2 meat plated dinner, late night snack, and the cutting of the cake for $58 per person


    Plated meals ranging between 30-35 per plate or 3 meat buffet @ 34.95 per person but we have to pay for the above mentioned separately if we go this route.

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