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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 03:01 AM   1
flosie
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cost of caterers vs hotel reception


We're hoping to have a very low budget wedding and I'm trying to decide if we'd be best with hiring a hall and using a caterer or using a hotel for the reception. We'd have approximately 100 guests and just want a basic buffet. Does anyone have any ideas on UK costs for these options?



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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 05:03 AM   2
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I am having a buffet for 100 it has 3 hot meals (a variety of meals to choose from) and lots of finger foods and it is 479 they don't do dessert so i will be purchasing desserts from costco m&s and morrisons.

if your looking on doing buffet yourselves try m&s my brother and sister in law used them to do my nephews christening food

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Old Dec 8th, 2013, 08:24 AM   3
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I'd expect using a hotel would almost certainly be more expensive as you'd be tied into using their catering and not able to shop around as much.



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 11:28 AM   4
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It depends really, for just food the hall option would be cheaper but you might have to factor in decorating it which might push the cost up a lot.

I went for a pub with a function room who does the catering so its not as expensive as a hotel but no need to decorate like you would s hall.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 00:35 AM   5
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Usually for a hotel you will be looking at 15-20 per head for buffet food. But like pp said - you would have costs of decorating a hall yourself, plus linen, glassware etc. xx



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 14:23 PM   6
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Thanks for the replies, we're thinking of hiring tge events room of our local social club so there would be a bar and we'd either cater ourselves or hire a caterer. We just need to look into costs. The hotel option just seems quite expensive



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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 23:00 PM   7
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Have a look for an in between option. The caterers I looked at wanted 8 a head for a buffet to include crockery and cutlery or a could pay 11 a head for a beef carvery.

I could have done it cheaper but would rather pay a little more and not have to do anything on the day myself.



 
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