(Closed) Where is your wedding and how much are you paying per person?

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Maybe its a good idea to pst your menu also that way we can see what people are getting for that $. For $32 PP in South Portland Maine not including tax, tip or any drinks

   Tossed Green Salad

  Caesar Salad

 Beef Lasagna

Chicken Parmesan

Penne Pasta  Sautéed mushrooms, spinach in tomato sauce

 Pork Loin  with sundried tomato and rosemary demi-glace

Roasted Potatoes  With oregano, cracked pepper, and olive oil


Italian Lemon Mist Cake     

Triple Chocolate Cake

Post # 4
6980 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Our food is pretty cheap ($23 per person) and we can bring in our own alcohol (woohoo) but our venue does everything kind of piece-meal. Like there is a venue fee, staffing fee, renting the china and barware, etc. Overall for EVERYTHING for the reception (food, bev, rentals, tax, gratuity… but not including decorations or cake) we’re paying about $7,500 for 110 people. Which comes out to $68/person. 

That is factoring in us bringing in about $750 worth of beer and wine (no liquor) and the following menu: 

(cocktail hour)

veggies and dip

fruit and cheese/crackers

shrimp cocktail



Asian station: 

pork potstickers

chicken and veggie lettuce wraps

chicken and veggie eggrolls

general tso’s chicken

lo mein noodles


Mexican station: 

beef and chicken fajitas

chicken and cheese/onion enchiladas

rice and beans



Note: this includes the extra charge to hold the ceremony in the same location as well. 

Post # 5
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2022

Our wedding was in Houston.

Passed hors d’oeuvres- bruschetta & mini crab cakes

Salad- mixed greens with grilled apples, gorgonzola, cherry totatoes, & walnuts

Dual entree (seated)- Filet mignon with grilled shrimp & parmesan crusted chicken served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus

$48 for dinner + $20 for open beer/wine = $68

+ 20% service/gratuity and 8.25% sales tax (on food only)

TOTAL: $85 per person


Our only other expenses for the reception were a $250 room fee, $700 dance floor rental, and $5 per car.

Post # 6
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had our wedding at a hotel.

We decided to go with a plated meal instead of buffet for $23 per person. Bar was $2 per drink for guests then DH’s parents picked up the other $3 of the drink cost.

Post # 7
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

WOW – Maybe I should have rethought the getting married in New York City thing. Our is $150/person for food and drink. That is concidered cheap because it is in the middle of January. Our venue is normally $225/person. And it isn’t even in a really fancy place. I am pretty sure the Plaza is $700/person just for food and drink.

Post # 8
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We are having our wedding in Gray Maine. Our’s is going to be about $15pp and is bbq/smokehouse themed food.

Pulled Pork

Beef Brisket

Smoked Turkey

Double Baked Mac n’ Cheese

Scallops w/ bacon

Chicken Wings


Corn Bread

Fruit Salad

Roasted Red Potato Salad with Bacon and herbs

Pasta Salad

Corn Fiesta Salad



Cake… ovb.

candy apples


cheesecake bites

Post # 9
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Forgot to add all non-alcoholic drinks are included and since it is bbq themed we made it byob for our guests who would like to drink, with the exception of the champange we are supplying for the toasts!

Post # 11
43 posts

Brooklyn, NYC at $120pp plus tax and gratuity. That price is a 3 course meal, cocktail hour, all drinks and champagne toast. So, not too bad. 

Post # 12
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@magilnyc: Hey fellow NYC bride!Where is your venue? I havent chosen one yet…

Post # 13
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our wedding is in Cleveland, Ohio and our per person about is $90. We got a 10% discount because our wedding is on a Sunday, so our person will end up being $85 with tax and gratuity.

The per person costs covers an open bar for 4 hours, 3 passed hors d’oeuvres, cheese and fruit station, plated meal and coffee/tea station. 

Post # 14
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Raleigh, NC

Passed Hor’Dourves – Coconut Shrimp, Veggie Spring Rolls, Mini Beef Wellington, Lobster and goat cheese in puff pastry

Caesar Salad

Choice of

Filet Mignon w/ bearnaise w/ whipped potatos

Salmon w/ Orange Basil Sauce w/ rice

Chicken with newcastle brown ale sauce with whipped potatos

Full open bar for 4 hours


Post # 15
7038 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our food is $30 per person plus the 20% service charge and 8.25% tax, the open bar is $22 plus service fee/tax per person. If you were to actually divide up the cost of everything for the wedding, though, it would be, sadly, $400 per person ($27,000 for 66 people). Our venue is realllly expensive, and we are spending about $2500 for our hotel for the week and a half leading up to the wedding, since the wedding is in San Diego and we live in Boston (that money is included in the per head could for the whole shebang)

Post # 16
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@nycbrde2011: Bridewaters at the Seaport. I also loved the Central Park boathouse. Dykers beach Golf Course in Brooklyn is also nice and less expensive if you like the country club feel.

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