Looking for affordable wedding caterers in NJ at under $50 per guest? Look no further. Hi, We’re Meyer Photo + Video . We offer affordable NJ Wedding Photographers and Videographers starting at only $450 and we’ve compiled this list below to help you with your wedding planning!
*Note: Please contact caterers directly for full pricing. This is just a general representation of pricing as of January 2018.
10. Signature Creation Caterers
Signature Creation Caterers located in Linden offers completely customized menus based on your needs. Looking for a basic buffet? You can get salad, chicken, pasta, and vegetable starting at around $40 per person, if you meet a very reasonable minimum guest count. They have lots of menu options and are willing to work with you personally to meet your budget. They serve the entire tri-state area and offer Kosher options, as well. Their tip: Consider upgraded plastic wear vs. china to save money
9. Season Catering & Special Events
For just $29 per person, you can have a hot grand buffet with vegetable crudités, mozzarella tomato display, garden salad, exotic fruit display, choice of 6 dinner selections, and freshly baked rolls. Season Catering also has sushi and hot & cold hors d’ oeuvres available for an additional cost in their premises packages. See their full menus here.
8. Blue Collar Catering
Talk about flexibility. At Blue Collar Catering, located in Forked River, you can get a hot buffet package for only $16 per person or upgrade to a complete sit-down reception at around $50 per person! Their $16 package even includes assorted bread basket, paper products (salad bowls, dinner plates, napkins, forks and knives), set-up & delivery, use of Chafing racks, sternos and serving utensils. They were also voted “The Best” and “One of the Best” from 2007 – 2014 in the Asbury Park Press Reader’s Poll. Browse their menu options here. (Note: They deliver to a limited area, so be sure to inquire)
7. Cater 2-U
Live in South Jersey? For only $31 per person, you can get a reception menu with hors d’ oeuvres, salad, 3 dinner choices, side dishes and mini cakes. Want something fancier? Bump up for $44 and person and get your own carving station, pasta station, cookies, and fruit! They have a lot of options to choose from, too. Interested? Watch their promo video on Youtube below or visit their website: Cater 2-U (Note: They are based in Mount Laurel and only service Southern NJ)
6. McFadden Catering
This is the lowest price we were able to find in the state. If you can afford just $16 per person, you can get salad, rolls, vegetable, potatoes, and choice of 2 entrees, and plastic ware for your wedding with McFadden Catering. You just need a 50-guest minimum. Looking for something different? They offer a full pig roast for only $20 per person. Check out all their menu options here. They also offer discount pricing on friday evening, saturday (12-5) & sunday events. (Note: McFadden Catering opened Lakeside Manor, which is available April through November for weddings and other banquet events)
5. Shore Side Catering
If you are looking for an elevated wedding buffet, this is our choice! At $41 per person, Shore Side Catering offers a very impressive starting buffet package. You get a choice of salad, choice of 3 entrees, two sides, dinner rolls , and butter. You can also add $2.50 per person and add a carving station (if you have 100 guests, that’s only $250 more!) They also have a very basic and budget-friendly buffet option for $16 per person that may be an option for you depending on the size of your event. Check out their options here. They are also full-service so be sure to inquire with them about supply rentals, bar service, and waitstaff if needed.and waitstaff if needed.
4. Culinary Creations
Looking for an elegant caterer with china included for a sit-down or buffet wedding? For just $40 per person, you get a harvest table, six butler-passed hors d’ oeuvres, choice of buffet or sit-down service, salad, pasta, entree, vegetable. Hot beverages and included, and even cake! The package comes with elegant off-white china and hammered flatware. Check out all their packages here.
3. Masala Catering Co.
For between $35-45 per person (depending on your size wedding) you can get appetizers, entree, bread, rice, salad, deserts, and drinks. While they offer Indian food, Masala Catering Co is not just an Indian Caterer. They feature 5 different cuisines and a few fusions as well! Their menu is extensive for a bride who is looking for an exotic menu.
2. Peirrot Catering & Events
Their “DIY Drop Off Menu” is only $27 per person but includes so much. You get three appetizer platters, a choice of salad, a chicken entree, beef/seafood entree, pasta entree, three side dishes, and a choice of dessert or sheet cake. Peirrot Catering offers a vegan menu, as well.
1. John Claude Exclusive Catering
Looking to do as little as possible at your wedding? $20 per person gets you four hors d’oeuvers (like puff pastries with spinach and fried ravioli), choice of salad, pasta course, three buffet entrees, and 2 side dishes. Plus, you get basic disposable utensils, plates, serving ware, wire racks, water pans, sternos, dinner rolls, and condiments included. Check out all their menu options here.
Sensational Hosts Events Caterers charges $65-$75 and includes staff, coffee, tea, and cake!