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£20 - £26

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£20 - £26  National average range
£20 - £26



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How much does wedding catering cost?

Jan 04, 2019

When you're hosting a wedding, and your venue is filled to the brim with people, you don't want to have to think about what's for dinner. Wedding catering is the solution for this. You can work with a caterer to plan a decadent meal that is sure to delight you and your guests. A caterer and their servers can also help with additional aspects of the meal such as serving the food and clearing up afterwards.

Catered food is a simple solution to keeping your guests well-fed and satisfied, and is an essential part of your wedding day line up. They'll take care of the food for you, so you can focus on what's most important—getting married to the love of your life.


Types of Cuisine
When planning your wedding food, choosing the cuisine is often the most difficult part. There are many different types of cuisine available for your wedding catering. Choosing the cuisine is perhaps one of the most difficult parts of deciding on catering since you need to pick something that makes both you and your guests happy. Here are just a few of the many options available:
Some popular Italian dishes include, fresh bread, olive oil to dip it in, and a great dish of lasagne are foods almost everyone enjoys. Pasta dishes are hearty meals that will fill up your guests easily, and leave them feeling satisfied.
French cuisine is another popular choice that may include options like Chicken Masala and Salmon with herb butter, creating a delightful sense of haute cuisine.
Spicy foods and zesty flavours are hallmarks of Indian cuisine. A professional caterer can create delicious Indian dishes for your wedding.
Everyone loves a good barbecue, and there is no shortage of favourite foods available in British cuisine. Your guests will be sure to love a British themed meal.
Type of Catering
It may surprise you to learn that there is more than one way to have a catered meal. Catered meals can be offered either plated or in a buffet style. With a buffet style, guests bring a plate to a spread of dishes and choose what they want from the available selection. Guests can choose how much they want and what they want, making it ideal for everyone.

For a more formal wedding, plated service can offer a certain level of style and added convenience. With plated meals, the plates are put together and served to the guest, so they don't have to get up to get their meal.
Meals to Cater
Weddings don't happen at just one time of day. A dawn wedding makes for beautiful pictures, as does a wedding held at sunset. You can get a catered meal appropriate for any time of day without having to worry about the meal being inappropriate for the time period.

You can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner catered by request, and also other meals too. Appetizers can be a wonderful way to get your wedding going and keep your guests from being too hungry during the ceremony, and desserts can be a sweet treat to finish the day. You can even mix things up and have dessert for breakfast, after all, it is your special day, and the food is just as important as the decoration and a great venue.

Wedding catering prices can vary on the kind of meal, so be sure to ask your caterer if the prices will go up or down depending on what meal you choose. Dinner is often more expensive than breakfast, and desserts could depend on what kind you are looking for. Most caterers will be glad to help answer your questions and get you set up with the catering you desire.

Number of Guests

How many guests you expect to have may have an impact on wedding catering prices as well. Before you begin searching for a good caterer, it is wise to put together a guest list and gauge how many you think will attend. Keep in mind that the more guests you have, the higher the cost of catering will naturally be. With buffet style catering you may also want to consider how often guests will return to the table. Plan for extra in this scenario so guests can go back for seconds if they choose.

Caterer’s Experience

Experience is an important consideration when hiring a caterer. Visit your caterer's Bidvine profile to learn more about their past experiences catering weddings to see if they are a good fit for yours. Keep in mind that a caterer's experience level can also impact prices.

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Then, where you plan to hold the wedding can also have an impact on wedding catering prices. The farther out the caterer must drive to get to your wedding, the more the price will be. Expect to pay extra if the caterer has to drive a very long distance, and also keep in mind that weddings in big cities tend to have somewhat higher prices than weddings in rural areas. When you ask about pricing, it is helpful to give your caterer the address of the venue so they can be more specific about the price of your particular catered meal.

Your wedding experience is something that can't ever be replaced. The memories of this day will be something you carry with you forever. Creating your perfect wedding day starts with the colour and theme, but it ends with great food you and your guests can laugh over as you celebrate true love. When it comes time to choose your caterer, give it the same care and attention you give the party favours and the flowers.

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Wedding Caterers near you


Diamond Days Events

(28 reviews)

42 hires on Bidvine

Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7SR

Charlotte K.Verified Review

Thank you for your time and effort so far. You’ve really put us at ease organising the smaller details. We look forward to working with you and your team!


April's Cleaning Services

(7 reviews)

17 hires on Bidvine

Blackheath, West Midlands B32 1SF

Ciara P.Verified Review

If it was possible to give more then 5 stars I would!!!! I've never had my house look as clean as it does right now! April is professional, knowledgeable but most of all really nice. My house looks spotless and April went above and beyond even cleaning my curtains by hand because my washing machines was broken!!! . Would recommend to anyone looking for a domestic cleaning service!



(7 reviews)

St Mary Cray, South East London BR5 3WA


Are you planning a big event and need the venue decorated so that it looks exceptional and truly reflects a certain theme or your special occasion? Then let me introduce Beezees Creations! My name is Tessie and 3 years ago I founded my event planning and decoration hire company in Orpington Kent. As well as creating that unique backdrop for your special event we also have a fantastic array of items you can hire to add those final stylish touch to the venue. Our products include elegant chair covers, LED dance floors, beautiful centrepieces, gorgeous artificial flower walls, and a whole lot more to truly transform your venue – and at great prices! At Beezees Creations, we specialise in helping you create a wonderful setting that turns the bland into the spectacular. Please contact me to find out how we can turn your coming event into a breathtaking and dreamy setting!


Andrews Catering

(5 reviews)

Hornchurch, East London RM12 4BL

Natelie H.

Andrews Catering from start to finish were very professional and exceptionally helpful. From the first meeting with the team they immediately gained our confidence with their extensive knowledge and guidance, It really helped my husband and I decide what type of menu would be best suited for our wedding guests, as well as guidance on how many drinks should be served over the course of the meal. Andrews Catering really listened to our vision of what we wanted and came up with some fantastic exciting ideas for our menu. On the day the food was exceptional and was commented on by guests who were also eager for second helpings. The service on the day was a continuous flow of good hospitality skills and professionalism. I will be definitely recommending Andrews Catering for any future events or passing on details for reccomendations.


Bold fusion

(2 reviews)

3 hires on Bidvine

Honor Oak, South East London SE23 2XG

Amelia S.

We are so pleased we decided to have Bold fusion carter for our wedding. The service was impeccable and the food was unbelievably good. We knew exactly what we wanted but feared we had to compromise along the way. The team at Bold fusion found really clever ways for us to have it all and stick to the budget in the same time. A whole day of intricate planning where timing was crucial and the food and drinks came out always at the right time... it was like a military operation. The guests kept telling us how much they were enjoying the food. Very happy with our big day and we will be recommending them to everybody.


Bennetts catering ltd

(2 reviews)

1 hire on Bidvine

Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 7GD

Paul E.

We hired max from Bennett’s catering through word of mouth for our wedding last summer. He was very easy to deal with, very reasonably priced and nothing ever felt too much! Thank you for making our day so special

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