Florida Keys Wedding Caterers
Florida Keys Wedding Caterers and Wedding Catering in the Florida Keys from Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and Key West
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Things to Ask your Florida Keys Wedding Caterers
After booking your Florida Keys Wedding Venue, start to look into the cost of your Florida Keys Wedding Caterer, if you can, try to look into the cost of an ideal caterer even before you book your Florida Keys Wedding Venue, as this will help you figure things out with your budget..
If it is a Florida Keys Wedding Resort you can even ask for a sample proposal just to make sure there are no hidden cost’s before you secure the date. Average price for a local Florida Keys wedding caterer’s is any where between $40 – $70 per person + tax and service charge.
Well it is a Florida Keys Wedding so seafood is obviously offered from most if not all local Florida Keys Wedding Caterers. All of our Caterers use fresh local seafood from local fisheries in town from Key Largo, Marathon and Key West. Anything from Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Hogfish, Snapper, and More!
We do, however, have couples that seafood is not their biggest choice for entrees and that’s OK. We often see weddings with no seafood at all or will do a small seafood appetizer and maybe a seafood option during dinner. Like a Chicken, fish, steak option which is usually the most common.
Extending Cocktail Hour
Station Style Food
Formal Sit Down Dinner
Fun Food Trucks
My biggest recommendation is to make sure they have enough staff to provide good service for you and your guests.
Most common vendors to feed are –
- Band Members
Important Questions to Ask Your Florida Keys Wedding Caterers
If you are having a sit down dinner – There should be 1 server for every two-three 10 top tables. Or 1 server for every 10-20 guests depending on how many courses.
Most Florida Keys Wedding Caterers, if they do not provide these items then they do not set them up and that would be the responsibility of the rental company of who you rented those items from – Or you can ask the caterer to set them up for you.
This is something that is often over-looked. If you do not have a wedding coordinator be sure to ask who sets up my dinner tables..
Do you provide the chinaware, glassware –
Each caterer in the Florida Keys is different. Some want nothing to do with the set-up / chinaware and want to just focus on the food and some can create a package and add it to the caterering invoice and set it all up.. When I step in as month of coordinator, I often find that couples assumed that the caterer was providing those supplies because they are providing the food (Makes Sense) but most of the time that is not the case and they have to add an additional expense for setting up that was not factored into the budget.
So be sure to ask your caterer what they provide even down to the buffet tables and linens. Some caterers do not provide the buffet tables, chafing dishes, linens, water pitchers etc…
Contact us and we can help you with what questions to ask based on your menu or if you’re feeling overwhelmed then this is a good time to hire a month of coordinator, as this is there job to figure out all of these questions for you.
If so, do you provide water pitchers, gallon water, and ice or do we need to supply / get the bar to supply.
Depending on the time you cut the cake you might not even have the servers / caterers there at all. The caterering team usually leaves after dinner unless they are providing the cake itself or bar service then they stay until that service is complete.