Post # 1
Hello everyone! I am new here and we are in the midst of searching for a venue for our reception! I am wondering how much per person is everyone paying for their receptions (including all food and alcohol/ drinks) not including ceremony. I know it varies, but can anyone give me some numbers so I can see what’s typical/normal? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
You will find that the number will vary widely by regions and types of receptions. Here in the midwest I spent about $20 pp and I DIYed most everything except the food.
Post # 4
@sandy16: I’m having my wedding/reception in New Orleans. I haven’t booked anything yet, but most there charge somewhere around $50 or $60 per person for a sit-down dinner. I haven’t checked into other types of receptions.
Post # 5
@tksjewelry: Thanks for your reply! yes I should mention I am in the NYC metro area, but I am curious as to rates in other areas as well! Thank you!
Post # 6
We are paying $285 per person at a five-star hotel in LA. LA and NYC prices are pretty similar, but we are near the high end (though there are definitely venues in LA that were way out of our budget).
Post # 7
We’re paying somewhere $200-$300pp. (we have a combo of american and russian catering so can’t say exactly) We’re getting married in a fairly high end los angeles venue, with an OBSCENE amount of food (no seriously, obscene…), and 6hr open bar, all premium, top shelf alcohol.