Quick Tip: Reception Budget

One quick rule of thumb when budgeting and searching for a reception venue and/or caterer is that about half your budget is going to be spent on the reception.  That includes food and beverage, venue rental fees, any hard good rentals that need to be brought in (i.e. tables, chairs, flatware, china and glassware – linens usually fall under the decor category) and cake.

If your budget is $30,000 and you are looking at venues with a $20,000 minimum, you need to keep looking – even cutting your guest list won’t help if you have a certain dollar amount you have to hit.

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