Currently my fiancee and I are trying to find a caterer in the Bay Area that will serve 250 guests. We are trying to do it on a budget. We went to one place in San Jose which seemed appealing- they would do all the food, set-up, waiters, also it would include flowers/centerpieces, decorations, and a wedding cake, for $8000. We liked what they would do, but the price is rather outside of our budget. So we’re trying to find a caterer that would cover a similar range (food,cake,flowers,etc) at closer to $6,000. I’ve been having a hard time with this as most places seem to only provide food, and many of them charge quite a lot per person.
Obviously I want the food to be good, but primarily I want to be able to pull it off for 250 and be as thorough as possible. The more we get bundled in one package, the less we’ll have to deal with. Considering we have our reception hall lined up, if the caterer provides the above listed, we’ll have about 90% of the wedding stuff planned out over a year before the event
I know people on the boards helped me to look for reception halls. I checked Ibride for food, but most of the places people mentioned were out of my price range. Does anyone know anybody a little more down-to-earth in the pricing department?