(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner costs per head at restaurants

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: How much per head did your rehearsal dinner cost? (Alcohol included)
    under $20 : (1 votes)
    5 %
    $20 -$40 : (9 votes)
    47 %
    $40 -$60 : (1 votes)
    5 %
    $60 -$80 : (4 votes)
    21 %
    $80 -$100 : (2 votes)
    11 %
    $100+ : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We are spending about $40-50 per person, Fiance parents are paying for it and requested it be a nice dinner. Its the same price as our venue! But, if they are paying.. they get what they want. It includes a three course meal, salad/soup, entree, dessert. 

    Post # 4
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ours was around $8k or so for 40 or so people.  It included a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a 4 course sit-down meal of a prix fixe menu and open  bar (consumption bar not package so that adds up quickly!)  Things that increased the cost that you don’t tend to think about: formal invitations, favors and centerpieces.

    Post # 5
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We had 80 people at our welcome dinner at a restaurant.  With a cocktail hour, sit down meal, and an open bar, (based on consumption) it was around $5,500. (don’t remember the specific number).  That comes out to about $69 per head.

    Post # 6
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve thrown two showers and a rehearsal dinner.  The cheapest option for a nice dinner would be to do the rehearsal dinner at a BYOB.  You will save A LOT this way by providing your own wine!  

    I did two BYOB showers for $30 a head, but my rehearsal dinner at a hotel was $60 a head plus $9/drink based on consumption.  I found the hotels to be totally over priced, especially for the quality of food!  

    Good luck! 

    Post # 7
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think food was $20/head and we did a consumption bar that we averaged at $12/head? This was in Seattle.

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