Post # 1
This post is for Bees getting married on a saturday night at a venue…just curious what the price per person ended up being AFTER taxes and any administrative fees?
ETA: Curious as to what the price is for a standard venue that includes food and alcohol. (I know it differs per location, but somehow want to justify this price in my mind!)
Post # 3
We have an all inclusive venue (food, drink and venue are all included). Per person it is about $160. This excludes music, flowers, decorations, etc. This is just the cost per head for food, alcohol and venue
Post # 4
@jackndiane: Thanks! We just looked at a place today for a Sunday night wedding (memorial day weekend) next year….they are pricing it the same as a Saturday night and the cost per person is $131 but after taxes and admin fees comes to $173!, we really love the place but wasn’t sure how the expense faired in comparison to others….
Also includes food and drink etc, but not flowers/music/photography
Post # 5
Are we just talking for food and drinks?
Post # 6
@Juliepants: yea like the standard package that a venue would offer- sorry should have specified! So, ceremony, cocktail hour, food, open bar, reception
Post # 7
Our per plate cost at the venue ranged from $8 for kids up to $17 for our most expensive dish. By the time the 4 kegs and punch, etc, was thrown on with tax, I think it ended up being about $28/guest. This included linens, napkins, salad, dinner, coffee/milk/water, head table set up and back drop, etc. Our centerpieces and such were our own, and the DJ was there for dinner music because of a deal we got, but it was also covered in the venue cost, as well.
However, we did not have an open bar, just open kegs as long as they lasted (not long, we party hard!). If you incorporate just the inside bar tab for our crew, it probably bumps the total to $33/guest, but I know that they drank even more at the actual hotel bar right outside of the hall. Not enough to get us to $50/person, though.
Post # 8
Ours is 110 per person before taxes and 139.70 after taxes and fees. It includes cocktail hour, dinner, open bar, cake, linens, tables and chairs. It doesn’t include decorations, flowers, music or the ceremony. And this is in NJ in August on a Satudray. Most of the comparable places were a lot more and included less.
ETA: Kids under 12 are half price and kids under 5 are free.
Post # 9
IF we do the vienese hour which is FI’s only request, with tax and grat. we’re at 216pp
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Ours was was just over $200 a person after taxes and service fees. That 22% will kill you!
Post # 11
Ours is $28pp for a family style dinner, inclusive of everything except cake/alcohol (which we’re providing).
Post # 12
We’re landing around $135 per person for food, space, rentals, booze, cake, centerpieces.
My venue is NOT inclusive at all, so this is the venue + preferred caterer + outside cake and centerpieces + tax.
Post # 13
My cost includes food, alcohol, lines, tables, chairs, and venue (but no cake) and my cost per person after taxes and gratuity is $100.33 and here is the menu:
One Hour Butlered hors d´oeuvres
Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Oriental Egg Rolls with Duck Sauce
Petite Quiche Lorraine
Scallops wrapped in Bacon
Maryland Crab Cake with Filet Mignon
Menu is subject to change
Post # 14
Ours will be about $160 per person – that may go up or down depending on how many people actually attend, but it’s based on my estimated number in attandance. The place is all-inclusive, and includes the venue (both ceremony and reception), food, alcohol, cake, valet parking, and even a DJ. That number factors in tax but not service charges (which they don’t charge).
Post # 15
ours is $95/pp. including deluxe antipasto bar, and deluxe open bar, champagne for toasting, 2 pastas, veal chop w/ sides, salad, seafood platter, dessert, then deluxe sweet table afterwards, for sat night, for 200-250 pple.
we got a great deal by marrying off season, bartering, and cashnotax deal. normally in our area nice halls, start at 110 in prime season.
Post # 16
@aheavel: yummmmmmmmmm your menu sounds delish….unfortunately we won’t be able to have HALF the stuff on your list since our wedding will be kosher lol!
thanks for all your responses, I realize different locations of course the cost pp will be different.,,
Anyway, we found out my SO’s parents are going to contribute to half the cost of the wedding and we are very lucky that my parent’s will be contributing the other half as well, so we are going to go ahead and put a deposit on the venue tomorrow! YYAYYYYYY!!