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the Cost of Wedding Caterers

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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
$ 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

Description of service

This included the cost of the food (two seperate Mexican entrees - Cheese Enchiladas and Beef Fajitas, 4 different side dishes - Beans (two types), Rice, and Side Salad; 2 deserts- Flan and Strawberry shortcake; drinks and finally tortillas and fixings). The cost was approximately $10 per person (kids and adults were the same price).

Review of Service

The service was ok, the food was really good. The caterers really didn't plan on providing all of the plates and originally they "forgot" plates to serve the dessert on so they had to wash dishes in between serving the main meal and then the dessert. The staff really did try hard to make it right, but the manager who had originally sat down to negotiate the meal didn't pass any real information along to the staff who would be working on the wedding reception at the remote location. Everyone had to scramble to make things right, which they did - so it worked out in the end. It seemed like the caterers were improperly prepared before the actual reception, and it sure showed during the reception.


You may have to micro manage your reception to get it to come out the wsay that you really want it. Don't be afraid to address something if it looks like it might be wrong.

$ 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