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  • Aroma Espresso

    Aroma Espresso and Cappuccino Bar is an on-site vendor in Miami. Their full-service gourmet cappuccino and espresso bar...Read more has been around since 2003. Services Offered Aroma Espresso and Cappuccino Bar combines stellar service with stellar coffee to make for a perfect experience. Professional baristas...

  • Fresh Art Foodie

    Fresh Art Foodie is a wedding and event catering service based in Dallas, Texas. This team comprises seasoned chefs,...Read more nutritionists, and event planners who can work with couples to tailor a service to their tastes and needs. These experts see the meal as more than just nourishment, they know the...

  • Copeland's of New Orleans

    Copeland’s of New Orleans is a restaurant and wedding venue located in Kennesaw, with a second location in Cumberland....Read more The restaurant features an atmosphere that’s casually festive, flavorful Cajun favorites and other dishes, and an accommodating team dedicated to creating your dream wedding....

  • Avita's Catering

    You have found your Catering team for all occasions! We are ready to assist those planning weddings, banquets, birthday...Read more parties, board meetings and much more.We also provide private chef services; you and your guests can experience a flavorful gourmet dinner by a chef right in your home or private...

  • El Gallo Taqueria

    Be transported to Mexico, by way of Brooklyn, NY, on your wedding day with the help of El Gallo Taqueria and their...Read more delicious food. Offering up authentic cuisine and tasty treats, this catering company is sure to be a highlight of your big day. Established in 2017 by siblings Alejandro Torres and...

  • Personal Chef KC

    Operating out of Kansas City, Missouri, Personal Chef KC is a catering service for weddings and related events. The...Read more company is led by Chef Leto Blackman. He is a classically trained chef and trained under Michael Smith. With more than five years of experience, he has now provided the cuisine for a...

  • Miller & Lux

    Miller & Lux is a wedding venue located in San Francisco, California. This restaurant can accommodate events of various...Read more sizes, from intimate dinners to large-scale receptions. The welcoming aesthetic and mouthwatering catering services are sure to give your celebration a memorable finish. Facilities...

  • Mobile Pie Truck

    Mobile Pie is a mobile wedding and event catering company based in Mount Kisco, New York. They know you’ve spent...Read more countless hours dreaming about and planning your big day, and when it arrives, they want you to enjoy every magical moment! They can help create the perfect party atmosphere and serve the...

  • Juliana's Catering

    Juliana’s Catering of Sudbury, Massachusetts offers personalized catering and event planning and management. For those...Read more in the greater Boston area, choose to hold your wedding celebration at a predetermined location or at one of five exclusive venues associated with this catering business. Enjoy...


    EIGHT4NINE Restaurant and Lounge is a high-quality wedding venue located in Palm Springs, California. Located in the...Read more very fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, this fancy venue serves delicious meals with a friendly atmosphere. EIGHT4NINE works with their clients every step of the way...

  • Cheat A Little Catering

    Cheat A Little Catering is a full-service wedding catering service operating out of San Mateo, California. This talented...Read more team of culinary experts specializes in preparing delicious and personalized celebration menus using the freshest seasonal ingredients. With a full array of catering options, they...

  • Elsie's

    Elsie's is a wedding catering company located in Caledonia, Minnesota. This family restaurant is the ideal choice for...Read more those looking to enhance their celebration by adding delicious all-American fare to their festivities. With over 15 years of rich experience, the team has the expertise to bring your...

  • Outer Banks Boil Company of Amelia Island

    Outer Banks Boil Company of Amelia Island is a professional wedding caterer based in Fernandina Beach, Florida. They...Read more specialize in serving authentic, fresh seafood using the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. Cuisine Outer Banks Boil Company of Amelia Island can provide a delicious...

  • Revival Restaurants

    Based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Revival Restaurants offers catering service that will help provide delicious food...Read more for your wedding day. Serve your guests all of your Revival favorites like fried chicken and BBQ with traditional Southern sides.

  • After Party Food

    After Party Food is a catering company that exclusively provides late-night food for weddings and events. After a long...Read more night of dancing and mingling at your celebration, guests may require fuel to keep going, and that's where this unique service comes in. The team will deliver and serve food from...

  • Paella Party CT

    Paella Party CT is a catering business based in Redding, Connecticut, offering services to couples for their wedding...Read more celebration. Chef and owner Alberto Salas boasts years of experience and loves working with newlyweds. Taking inspiration from his culture, family, and personal experiences, he uses...

  • Graze Craze - Spokane Valley

    Graze Craze - Spokane Valley is a wedding catering company based in Spokane, Washington. They don't just serve great...Read more food; they curate unique and unforgettable dining experiences. Instead of sitting down to one big meal, you and your guests can enjoy a variety of picnic boxes, platters, and grazing...

  • B's On The River

    Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, B's On The River is a county club wedding venue. Able to host both indoor and outdoor...Read more celebrations, couples will enjoy the best of both at this premier destination. Facilities and Capacity With picturesque views of the Crow River and a lush nine-hole golf green,...

  • Devour Catering & Event Design

    Devour Catering & Event Design is a proficient company for weddings and joyous occasions located in Oley, Pennsylvania....Read more They specialize in expert designs for large and small events and are delighted to provide you with top hospitality services from beginning to end. These caterers and staff look...

  • Twinsbbqco

    Low N Slow BBQ/Mobile Catering & Mobile Tap Room Unique Food Trailer with large TV screen to make your event one of a...Read more kind. Only the highest quality meats from the pacific northwest are used and cooked with delicate low and slow methods. We cater to those who want to be different by providing a...

  • FoxGardin

    FoxGardin is a rustic restaurant wedding venue in the heart of Fortville, Indiana. Established in 2015, this intimate...Read more bar offers high-caliber comfort food and top-shelf cocktails to elevate the rehearsal dinner. Owner Jake Burgess looks forward to helping you craft an unforgettable evening with...

  • Tim Love Catering

    Tim Love Catering provides delicious cuisine for weddings and other milestone events throughout Fort Worth, Texas. Tim...Read more Love is an award-winning and well-known celebrity chef who now offers his signature urban western cuisine for special occasions. Along with his dedicated team, this chef can supply...

  • Colorado Mountain Events

    As a full-service team of professional event planners + cateres, Colorado Mountain Events will act as your personal...Read more coordinator for wedding—handling all logistics for your spccial occassion.Event Planning: We’ve worked in the Vail Valley for decades and have access to Vail’s top caterers, vendors...

  • Cable’s General Store

    Cable's General Store is a catering company located in rural Union Dale, Pennsylvania. They are delighted to cater for...Read more every wedding and special event to ensure that each guest has a flavourful experience. With over 15 years in the catering industry, they continue to broaden their knowledge of...

How much does wedding catering cost?

Food and drink are a major part of the wedding experience (no one wants hangry guests!), so it’s no surprise that you’ll spend a big amount of your total budget on your wedding catering. The average wedding catering cost in the U.S. is about $4,000 with most couples spending between $1,800 to $7,000. Note that wedding catering prices do vary widely depending on your wedding’s location and many other factors, like guest count—but no matter where you’re getting married, delicious and plentiful food is essential to an amazing wedding reception experience.

  • $ 400 or less Lower range
  • $ 4,000 Average cost
  • $ 1,800 - $ 7,000 Most couples spend between
  • $ 13,000 or more Upper range

Costs displayed are based on spend from thousands of couples who recently reported pricing for this service within their WeddingWire review. Pricing varies based on factors including, but not limited to, vendor’s experience, level of expertise, event guest count, date, and geographic region.

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What is included in a wedding catering package?

Your wedding catering may be provided by your wedding venue, or you may want or need to hire an outside caterer. Reading a wedding catering contract can be a bit confusing, but in general, your wedding catering cost will be priced on a “per person” basis. A standard wedding catering package includes the following:
  • Food: The wedding food cost is the most obvious part of a wedding catering package. You’re paying for the actual food that your guests will eat during cocktail hour and the main meal. Whether it’s served plated or buffet style is up to you and your caterer.
  • Beverages: Your caterer will likely provide beverages, both alcoholic and not, for your big day.
  • Staffing: From your event manager to cooks, servers, bartenders, and more, there are lots of staffers that will go into making your wedding day a success. It’s important to work with your caterer to make sure that you have enough people on hand to ensure a smooth reception.
  • Rentals: Your caterer may also provide rentals, from tables to chairs, dishes to glassware, utensils, and more. Some venues provide these rentals, or you may need to hire a separate rentals company.
  • Additional fees: Caterers may charge additional costs and fees, including cake cutting fees, corkage fees, and more. Be sure to read your contract carefully—and ask questions—to make sure you understand your wedding catering cost.

What are the different ways to serve wedding reception food?

When determining your wedding food cost, a big factor will be how you’re planning on serving the meal. There are a few serving style options for weddings:
  • Plated: Otherwise known as a sit-down meal, your guests will be served their meal at their table by a member of the wait staff. There may be a single entrée option served or several entrée options, which your guests can either order in advance (usually on their RSVP card) or at the event. This is the most formal and traditional of wedding serving styles.
  • Buffet: For a more casual serving style, guests serve themselves from a buffet station. Fifty percent of couples choose a buffet-style reception.
  • Family-Style: Servers provide large platters of food to reception tables, and guests pass the trays around and serve themselves.
  • Cocktail-Style: A more modern service style, food is served via passed hors d’oeuvres and at stations. This allows guests to walk around, and mix and mingle during the reception instead of sitting at their tables.

What is the average wedding catering cost per person?

The average wedding catering cost per person varies depending on your wedding’s service style. For a plated meal, the average cost of wedding catering in the U.S. is $40 per person. For a buffet, the average is $27 per person.

Is a wedding reception buffet always the cheaper option?

Most of the time, a wedding reception buffet is indeed less expensive than a plated dinner. While you’ll pay less in staffing and rentals for a buffet-style meal, you’ll need more food since guests are serving themselves. To keep your buffet budget-friendly, avoid serving costly foods (shrimp, for example) buffet-style or have a staffer on hand to serve your guests from the buffet to keep the portions under control.

What is the average cost of alcohol for a wedding?

Alcohol can comprise a major part of your total wedding catering cost. In general, the average starting price in the U.S. for bar service at a wedding is $15 per person.

Wedding Catering Considerations

We all know that the most important part of your wedding is about celebrating your commitment to your significant other with your family and friends. But for some, having great food is a very very close second! Choosing the right wedding caterer is essential in making your wedding one to remember. Your caterer may have the biggest impact on your guests' experience of the day.

We all know that wedding food is a popular topic of conversation. Picking reliable and talented wedding caterer will give guests another reason to praise your magical day. Wedding catering is much more than preparing a meal, there must be in-depth understanding of the events of the day and the food's place in the grander scheme. The best wedding caterers will not only create a menu that will wow the taste buds, but also provide service that will help create a beautiful atmosphere and keep your party on track.

Wedding Catering Styles

Before getting too far into the search for your caterer, check with your venue about their policies. Some venues do not allow outside catering companies.

Here are some things to think about when starting your search.

First, consider the wedding catering style. There are four major catering styles and they include:

Plated Dinner: This is a more formal and traditional style. Each guest selects their meal (either at the event or in advance) and they are served individually. It is important to note this tends to be the priciest of the options because of extra staffing.

Buffet: This is a much more casual style. Guests can serve themselves while servers provide the food. This tends to be the least expensive of the styles and allows guests to choose their own portion sizes.

Family: In this style, servers provide trays of food to each table & guests pass them around the table, like a family dinner. This style is preferred for its inclusive and casual feel. Fair warning, it can be a bit messy.

Cocktail: This is a much more modern style of catering where food stations allow for guests to mix and mingle. The cocktail style allows for a wide variety of foods to be served and, if planned wisely, can save some money.

A few final words of advice, your food and venue theme don't necessarily need to match (i.e. beach wedding doesn't need to be all sea food), but that doesn't mean it can't if that is something you want. If possible, try to check ahead of time for guests' food allergies. You don't want to have someone with a peanut allergy eating food cooked in peanut oil.

Start the Search for the Perfect Wedding Caterer

When you're ready to start your search, select 'catering' on the drop down menu on the home page or under the 'vendors' tab at the top of the screen. Enter your wedding destination city and state, OR zip code, and see local caterers. It's an absolute necessity to read reviews on WeddingWire from real couples before making the final booking. Even talk to family and friends about catering services that they have used. Choosing your wedding caterer should be a fun experience where you let your creativity shine!

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