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Hi Ladies,

 

I am thinking of having my reception at a villa and am trying to get an idea on what catering might cost. I have contacted a few companies but haven't heard back from any of them so I thought I would reach out to you ladies.

 

Any information would be SO helpful right now.

 

Thanks!

Nicole

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I was planning on using Lazy Gourmet as they are the best. However, my hotel is now doing it for me. They told me average is $70-90 per person for a 3 course meal.

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We are doing the reception at a villa and the quotes we've received for just food ranges from $50-70pp for passed appetizers, salad and main course depending on the selection. But you also have to figure in cost of table/chair rentals, linens, silverware, kitchen staff, bar staff, etc. They are providing alcohol, mixers, soft drinks, bottled water and beer as well, for 4 hours and coffee service. We just have to supply wine and champagne. So with all that figured in, plus 10% tax, it ends up being about $120-$150pp. In the end, we may not save that much, but we figured at least we have the flexibility to allow the party to go on longer and we can continue providing alcohol for our guests by stocking up at Costco. wink.gif

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i have quotes from the Lazy Gourmet and also for a few other catering companies in Cabo San Lucas ( i can forward you them if you like)--the beauty is that you can look at menus, tell them what type of food you like and a price range and they can create you a menu within your budget. Just like MrsTorrence stated above, anything extra (tables, chairs, wait staff, clean-up, etc is factored in--our latest quote for all of that was $300-700 more....) so it just depends on how much you want to spend, how many people you are attending, etc. good luck!

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Another thing you can do, which is what I did, is try asking some of your favorite restaurants in the area if they cater. A lot of times, because their business doesn't just focus solely on catering events, the prices will be cheaper and more reasonable.

 

I am having my wedding in Akumal, Mexico and a restaurant in town, which we LOVE, is catering our wedding reception. The owner of the restaurant also happens to be my wedding coordinator :)

 

Per person we're looking at about $65 per person for a cocktail and passed appetizer hour after the ceremony, a buffet dinner which includes five entrees (beef, chicken, fish, shrimp, and a pasta dish), three stationary appetizers, two salads, four sides, a small wedding cake with cupcakes for the guests, drinks (punch, lemonade, bottled water, peach champagne) and open bar (we will provide our own alcohol, beer, wine and from Costco but this price also includes our hired bartenders). Oh yeah, that per person price also includes linens, chairs, tables, taxes and tips, etc.

 

When we were scoping out other venues (resorts, private catering companies, etc.), the per person charge was astronomical ~ definitely outta our budget. So my best advice is to really do some leg work, make some phone calls, send out emails and see what kind of response you get. Luckily Cabo has tons of great restaurants to check on. I truly think there's something out there for everyone's taste and budget!

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I've been doing some research and Denis's Catering sounds very reasonable.. He emailed me back very soon after I inquired.. which was a good sign.. I still am doing more research, and will let you know if I find anything worthy of sharing :o)

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