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April 5, 2024

Wedding Catering

Raleigh Catering Costs

When wedding planning, budget is important, so I know you may be wondering how much catering costs. On average you should plan to spend around $75 per person for your wedding catering in Raleigh. But there is a wide range: it can be as low as $30 per person after tax and gratuity, and then as expensive as your heart desires if catering is your splurge.

Some things that impact the cost include the guest count, your desired menu, the venue, how many cater-waiters are needed, and whether you’re including dessert or bar services from your caterer.

cater-waiter's hands in front of a red apron. one hand is holding a tray of bbq sliders, the other is holding a stack of cocktail napkins.

Who are the best Raleigh caterers for a wedding?

If you’re throwing a big party – like a wedding – you probably want to feed your guests, and that’s where these Raleigh wedding catering companies come into play. These are some of the best in the biz, and when it comes to food, I definitely recommend sticking to wedding catering professionals – catering a wedding is very different from running a restaurant, and it’s even different from catering a corporate event.

Rocky Top Catering

Donovan’s Dish

Beau Catering

Catering Works

City BBQ

custom cocktail menu at a wedding in Raleigh, NC is set on the bar next to iridescent glass flowers

What about wedding drinks and bartenders?

Several of the wedding catering companies above can also handle the bar for you, but if your caterer doesn’t, or you want to make the bar more of an experience, you can check out these awesome vendors:

Brewmasters Mobile

Celebration Sidekicks

On My Way Bartending

Pour Bar Services

Tap Truck NC

We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

You deserve the best wedding photographer. The wedding photographer who creates bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. With Kivus & Camera as your wedding photographer team, you’ll get unforgettable, breath-taking wedding photos that stand out from the crowd. As past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers, and we’d love to make magic for you.

(Though we live in Raleigh, North Carolina, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to other states or countries to be your wedding photographer! Just let us know when and where!)

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