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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 27th 2014
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    I have been looking into caterers for my venue..

    Whilst i am looking for specific cuisine namely African Caribbean...

    What kind of prices are you/have you been quoted per head for your caterers..
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 27th 2014
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    Our wedding breakfast will be around £36 per head for a 3 course meal, with evening buffet £13 per head (although we are not catering for everyone for the evening buffet - probably around 75% of our guests). This is our venue's own catering though. I imagine you would find a much more competitive price using external caterers x

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    yes we got told to only cater for 75%-80% of the guests because the day guests are usually still full from the main meals
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Our venue package was all in £150 per head but that included exclusive use venue hire for the reception, room for hubby and I on the night of the wedding, 3 course wedding breakfast, evening buffet (hog roast), welcome drinks and warm substantial canapés, half bottle of wine per head and toasting bubbly, menu tasting session, cake stand and all the table linen glasses crockery and cutlery etc.

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Ours was £40pp for the breakfast including table wine and arrival and toast drink and for canapés before the meal. Our evening hog roast was £8pp with accompaniments and salads,potatoes and cheese tartlets alongside a cheese board x

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    Oh wow.. and here was me thinking 20 - 35pp was a lot... lool... it appears average

    im thinking im going to have to cut down my guests for the evening dinner as it is going way over my budget if i cater for all 125 guests.
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    It will depend on your venue too, some only have one in-house caterer and others have a preferred supplier list.

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I have located the venue i wish to book and have an appointment next week... they have advsied that should i wish to use external caterers, there is an additional charge of £300.00....

    Not entirely sure what thats for but its just not in line with my budget... but i have my heart set on that venue...
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    It is likely to cover hire costs of using their kitchen. Also, they'll be losing out money if you use another caterer.

    Speak to them when you view the venue and see if they can be flexible with the menu. Ours did the canapés as all Chinese/oriental style so that we had some food that was reflective of my family's culture, we then had the traditional English wedding breakfast. Initially the canapés menu was all western style.

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    A lot of prices per head are actually a lot more than ours, we wasn't going over £50 pp though,and that was it. Our caterer was fantastic though x

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Ours is £89pp bit we have no venue hire costs so we are literally paying 89 x number of people for the whole day and covers honeymoon suite for the 2 of us aswell.

    Definitely speak to the caterer at the venue you want and see what their menu options are.

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    The venue that i have selected (not booked-but want) they have no catering options, they have sent me a list of the caterers that they work with, decorators etc.

    So iv enquired with those companys and iv seen a potential which is £25.00 per head... which i guess is quite reasonable now iv seen what others are paying..

    but the venue fee, the venues fee for using external caterers and then the caterers fee and decorations fees, that alone has gone over my budget... so im really starting to worry... as there is still.. well everything else...
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    I don't understand how they can have no catering option yet charge you £300 for use of their kitchen etc?

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 29th 2014
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    Thats exactly what i'm talking about...
    but i intend to discuss this further with the even manager when i go to see her on wednesday as i do not feel that is right...
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    • HazelM69
      CommentAuthorHazelM69
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Mine is £64ph and it upsets me lol
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 4th 2014
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    With all the different costs per head for catering, it really annoys me when people just do not bother turning up. If only they realised how much we had lost out on on ours, and most likely many other weddings as well.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 4th 2014
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    Nobody realises how much they cost to be included in a wedding do they!

    Our package for 50 is £3100 but have about 68 altogether and each extra person is £45. Up to £5000 for overall venue costs including day and night.

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 4th 2014
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    woooooow..... so expensive......

    iv seen two menus that i really like... one at 20 - 25 per head and another at 27 -- the 27 being the preferable one...

    im catering for 100 with an evening buffet for the later guests... but still undecided which menu...

    i still have to consider alternative caterers....
 
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