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  • Black-eyed Pea

    Black-eyed Pea is a wedding catering company based out of Arlington, Texas. This dedicated team of culinary artists...Read more offers couples the ability to customize the menu for their special celebration of love. The team also provides couples with buffet tablecloths, heating equipment, paper products, and a...

  • Piccolo Trattoria Catering

    Piccolo Trattoria Catering is a full-service wedding catering company based in Newtown, Pennsylvania. This long-standing...Read more catering company can provide quality cuisine, experienced event planning assistance, and exceptional service for your special day. Cuisine Piccolo Trattoria Catering provides...

  • Coffee Experience

    Coffee : Experience is a portable craft coffee shop based in Fort Worth, Texas that offers wedding catering services....Read more Founders David and Dustin started this business, drawing on their knowledge of specialty coffee and methods of hand brewing. This team wants to help each client create an atmosphere...

  • Cristina's Fine Mexican Restaurant

    Based in Flower Mound, Texas, Cristina's Fine Mexican Restaurant provides catering services for weddings. This...Read more family-owned restaurant specializes in traditional Mexican and Latin-American cuisine, and strives to celebrate their cultural roots through flavorsome dishes. They will work to give you...

  • Chef Aless

    Co-owning Mon Petit Cafe on 62nd and lexington executive Chef Aless had an amazing run for New York City restaurant...Read more owning. Chef Aless Catering Company has expanded to serving all cuisines and has an experienced staff able to accommodate up to 350 guests. Chef Aless catering company offers seamless...

  • Bacon & Fig Events

    Bacon & Fig Events, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a wedding catering and event venue rental service. As the...Read more catering arm of BRQ Seafood and Barbeque along with Louisiana Culinary Institute, these highly talented chefs offer an exceptional level of cuisine to couples on their special day. Their...

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  • Cornerstone Catering

    Cornerstone Catering is a wedding catering company based in Albany, Minnesota.We have been catering for central...Read more Minnesota for over 20 years. Providing home cooked meals for the best flavor and quality possible. The owners Jeremy and Steve have a combine 55 years in the food industry. We believe in...

  • Krafted Culture Catering

    Krafted Culture is a wedding culinary service based in Upland, California. This team specializes in creating spectacular...Read more spreads for momentous occasions, with a focus on global fusion and plant-based cuisine. The culinary professionals at Krafted Culture pride themselves on their personalized...

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  • Ashling

    Ashling is a premium wedding catering company operating out of Crofton, Maryland. The catering experts comprise a team...Read more with experience catering backstage for music venues throughout Baltimore, so we understand the importance of efficiency. The team strives to deliver a gourmet experience that leaves...

  • Nobuko Shave Ice

    Nobuko makes for a unique catering option for weddings and any special events. We specialize in authentic shaved ice...Read more from around the world. We offer various syrup and topping combinations that will please kids and adults alike. Let us bring a smile to you and your guests on your big...

  • Mangu Delight

    Based in Beltsville, Maryland, Mangu Delight is a family-owned catering company for weddings and joyous events....Read more Passionate owners Hector and Walky specialize in authentic Dominican cuisine. This dynamic duo has proudly served delectable dishes for over five years, from chicken empanadas to...

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  • Sweetie's Place

    Sweetie's Place is known for being a Pay-What-You-Please restaurant based right outside of Birmingham, Alabama. We...Read more opened in November of 2019 right before the pandemic started. Instead of closing, we knew we had to stay open for the people who needed us the most. We then started our to-go orders out...

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  • 12 Baskets Kitchen

    Operating around Columbia Missouri, 12 Baskets Kitchen is a food truck and caterer. Servicing weddings and events, they...Read more offer a large seasonal menu and specialize in fresh food choices. By fresh that means nothing is fried, microwaved, or comes pre-frozen or pre-packaged and as a mobile kitchen they...

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  • Behind the Bash Artisan Catering

    Behind the Bash Catering & Events is a wedding catering company based in Houston, Texas. This team has over 15 years of...Read more culinary expertise under their belts, masterfully combining refinement with creativity for dishes that delight. From flavor to presentation, guests can enjoy a unique, bespoke...

  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events

    24 carrots Catering & Events is a full-service wedding catering company based in Irvine, California, serving all of...Read more Southern California. Their talented team is passionate about food and works exclusively with top-quality ingredients. They believe that magical memories are made over delicious meals,...

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  • Dupree Catering + Events

    Dupree Catering + Events is a catering company located in Lexington, Kentucky, with over 30 years of experience in...Read more wedding industry. The expert team guides couples from start to finish, designing custom menus for special occasions both large and small. As a certified Green-Catering Company in the...

  • Insatiable EATS Catering & Events

    Insatiable EATS Catering & Events is a professional wedding catering company based in Water Mill, New York. Their team...Read more is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality food and service. Having catered countless events for many happy couples, you can relax knowing your wedding meal is in their...

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  • Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant

    Based in Tukwila, Washington, Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant is a wedding catering company. Owner Dave Anderson opened his...Read more first restaurant in 1994, after years of cooking in his free time. He is passionate about perfectly balancing flavors and spices to create the best barbecue taste. It is an...

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  • Culinary Affairs

    Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Culinary Affairs is a wedding catering company. With their customized menus, the team...Read more here serves events of all sizes. This family-owned business is run by Dominick Del Pozzo, whose passion for food started as a child in his family's restaurant. He and his family...

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  • The Juniper Spoon

    The Juniper Spoon is a catering company located in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The full-service catering company has more...Read more than two decades of experience in providing farm-to-table services for weddings and other special events. From intimate celebrations of 20 to luxurious gala’s with 500 guests, the...

  • Frankie Gianino's

    Frankie Gianino's is a restaurant and wedding venue located in Imperial, Missouri. This Italian-inspired venue offers a...Read more family-orientated restaurant in which you can celebrate milestone occasions. For those looking for quality food and making unforgettable memories, you can host your big event at...

  • Vito’s Chill & Grill BBQ

    Vito's Chill & Grill LLC is a wedding catering company based in Houston, Texas. Since 2019, this business has been...Read more delighting couples with their wide range of food and BBQ catering. This business values customer satisfaction and will provide only the best for you on your wedding day. Services...

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  • Big Bear Catering Rescue

    Based out of Big Bear Lake, California, Big Bear Catering Rescue is a beverage and bartending company that specializes...Read more in weddings. This team works to exceed expectations at every event. Whether you need on-site bar services or are looking for chefs and catering options, this team will offer...

  • Brightside Coffee Bar

    Sometimes coffee is the beginning of a beautiful love story. In our case, it was. We started Brightside Coffee Bar in...Read more 2020, only one year after we met at a coffee shop. We started Brightside Coffee Bar because we found love through coffee and that's why we pour love into every delicious beverage we...

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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