(Closed) Personl question: Costs for room/ food/ drinks

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much do you pay for rooms+food+drinks+service?
    less than $50 per person : (17 votes)
    17 %
    $50 - $70 per person : (19 votes)
    19 %
    $70 - $90 per person : (23 votes)
    23 %
    $90 - $110 per person : (14 votes)
    14 %
    more than $110 per person : (28 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Our venue included everything but the “per plate” cost including bar+gratuity+food was around $50 per person. But our venue cost was $4300 and included the hall that we had dinner in…..

    Post # 4
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    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    After food and drinks are figured out, plus room and gratuity, I would say our total is going to be between $4-5,000.  We still have to pick out the food and drink, but food minimum at our hall is $2,500 and that doesn’t include the drinks and late night snacks.  We also put down $1,000 do rent the room.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Let’s see…

    Reception Hall ($1,100) + Food ($1,500) + Drinks (~$800) + Service (~$100 for the bartender)= $3,500 divided by 100-120 guests equals ~$29.16-$35.00 per person. It will actually probably end up less because we get $400 of the reception hall cost back (its a deposit against damage to the historical building) and $800 is a giant over estimation of the cost of liquior/wine/beer/drinks. Also, service is included with both the hall rental (they’ll set up and take down the tables, chairs, etc.) and with the Food (they provide waiters and possibly a bartender, so the $100 service fee may not be in there either). I am guessing that it will come out closer to $23-$28 per person. But that is with me working my butt off to find The Best Deals available. By the time of the wedding, I will have spent 18 months planning it!

    My whole wedding will come in at $5,000 or less (I hope!).

    Post # 7
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Ours is all inclusive– reception venue, open bar top shelf 5 hours (includes cocktail hour w/ shrimp display and martini bar!), 4 course plated sit down meal, wedding cake, linens, bridal suite (not stay over night but to get ready) service, tip and tax– $82 pp so total just over $12K

    THIS IS VERY GOOD for our area— I’m in fairfield county in CT right outside of NYC

    Post # 9
    Member
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Oops I voted for the wrong one.  I forgot to add the reception room and drinks.  For food and service alone, we are paying $82pp.  The reception site is $2900.  We get to provide our own alcohol and I am not sure how much that’ll be.  But I know from what we have now (we are inviting 100pp) it’s definitely over $110 pp.  Yikes!  And I was going for a low budget wedding, too. 

    This post officially depressed me. 🙁

    Post # 10
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    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We’re paying approx. $100.00 per person for the food and drink.  It’s the service charges that reeeeeeeeally add up.

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    16214 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    $52 per person, all included

    Post # 13
    Member
    1510 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ours is $275/ person.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    bar, food, reception = $75/person

    Post # 16
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ouch – I had never really added our up before and figured out the pp cost – it comes out to about $190 a person, for about 100 people.

    That includes the venue fee, all service fees (and there are a frickin’ ton of them!) and state/local taxes, ferry ticket fee out to island we’re getting married on, an open bar for entire cocktail hour and reception (2 bartenders), cocktail hour with hot and cold “butler” passed hors d’oeuvres, plated 3 course meal with wine service, dessert and evening coffee/tea service. The food is 5 star, and is by far our greatest expense.

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