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$ 783
Jan 2008
Fergus Falls, MN
Buffet style meal by local catering company  more... close row
$ 4300
Apr 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
Appetizers and a trustworthy caterer worked out well  more... close row
$ 4000
Apr 2006
Houston, TX
Locally owned full service caterer  more... close row
$ 6860
Jul 2007
Valparaiso, IN
Food and open bar at wedding  more... close row

Description of service

The caterer charged $35 per plate, which we thought was an excellent price. Surprisingly, this fee included a 4 hour open bar. We also had 5 trays of appetizers served, at a total cost of $385.

Review of Service

The service from this caterer was excellent.Before dinner there was a table set up with 2 trays of fresh fruit, 2 trays of assorted finger sandwiches, and a tray of cubed cheese. In addition, the bar was open during this time. This kept the early guests satisfied while waiting for everyone else to arrive. The dinner service started exactly on time. The menu included roast beef, a delicious chicken dish, baby red potatoes, a vegetable, salad and wonderful homemade bread. The dinner was served family style, with the bridal party being served plated food first. There was more than enough food on each table, but if anything did run out the caterers were happy to bring more food to the tables. The bar was closed during dinner, but this was announced in plenty of time for guests to get drinks, and the water glasses were kept full all through the dinner service. Cleanup was quick and efficient. The bridal table all had champagne glasses that my daughter had purchased for them, and the caterer even cleared those, washed and dried them, and then wrapped them up to take home. I can't think of anything negative to say about this catering service at all!


Be sure to keep in contact with the caterer before the wedding. Be clear on exactly what you want served, how you'd like it served, and make sure to review your contract so that every detail is spelled out clearly. Arrange a taste-test before the wedding so that there are no surprises!

$ 600
Feb 2008
Anaheim, CA
40 person wedding reception  more... close row
$ 1800
Jun 2006
Lawndale, CA
Food was good with extra beverages included  more... close row
$ 3700
Jun 2006
Dallas, TX
Leave room in your wedding budget for good food  more... close row
$ 1500
Jun 2007
Amarillo, TX
Food was great, service just OK  more... close row
$ 57
Jun 2006
Trevose, PA
Food and drink for wedding guests  more... close row
$ 21000
Dec 2007
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Wedding location and food service  more... close row
$ 8835
Jun 2006
Trevose, Pa
Caterers at a fire hall  more... close row