Lawrenceville, GA167 Wedding Reception Caterers near you

Where do you need the wedding reception caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Lawrenceville Wedding Reception Caterers

Browse these wedding reception caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lawrenceville.

Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
Jane C.
Verified review

Catered my son's wedding reception. Food was delicious!! Presentation beautiful.Staff very helpful and professional. Highly recommend

Top Pro
Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn C.
Verified review

Nikki is a fabulous personal chef & caterer. We hired her and and her team to cater our wedding reception of 60 guests. The buffet was setup nice and the food was even better! We truly enjoyed the entire spread from Coconut-Curry Chicken Skewers to some kind of macaroni pie she made. It was all delicious! I recommend her for next event!

Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron S.
Verified review

Mike and his company exceeded our expectations in every way! We had a backyard wedding and reception and wanted it to be as first class as any other wedding "venue"! Mike was more than helpful in providing not only advice on the food choices, but also provided recommendations on the Bakery for our wedding cake as well as a DJ. Both recommendations proved to be perfect! On the day of our wedding one of the servers on Mikes staff called in sick. Mike therefore personally filled their position and helped provide first class service to our guests! Our guests commented many times about the great food and great service our caterer provided. Well done, Mike, Well Done!! I can't provide a higher recommendation other than to say if you desire a world class experience for whatever your event is, Mike and his company The Bountiful Basket Catering should be your first choice!!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila R.
Verified review

Outstanding, Professional Company and the Crew. They were on time, handled all of the logistics in a outstanding manner for my wedding and reception. They went beyond what was asked for and I highly recommend using Blesst Events for your event. This company represents Excellence and Professionalism. Sheila Richardson

Hootie's Catering
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
Verified review

John was SUCH a pleasure to work with and did a fabulous job catering my wedding reception! My husband and I wanted a "brides choice" taco bar and "grooms choice" jambalaya and we searched high and low for a caterer willing to do our split menu idea for a reasonable price! John was able to do it better than we could have even imagined. It was a beautiful set up and was so effortless. And of course, it was delicious! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

We hired Chef Bree and her staff to cater our wedding reception and they did a magnificent job! The food was delicious and she was very attentive to our guests needs. We will definitely hire Chef Bree for our next event!

Top Pro
Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Belfon M.
Verified review

At short notice, Mrs Kendra provided an excellent catering service for our wedding. She made more than enough food for our guests (despite more than anticipated guests). Everyone raved over the food and her courteous staff. Thanks for everything Mrs Kendra

SweEat Dreams N Sunshine
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Shaina K.
Verified review

The cakes were exactly what we requested to surprise my now husband at our wedding reception and wedding! I highly recommend working with her!

Top Pro
Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lakita S.
Verified review

I would like to give a thumbs up to Pas De Deux Catering, I used this catering service for my wedding reception, and was very impressed. The food and the services were great and very reasonable. Marcus, was able to help me at the last minute seeing that I wasn't pleased with my last caterer. I would definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him, trust me you will not be disappointed.

Top Pro
Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine K.
Verified review

Allison did a fantastic job with catering our wedding reception, and we are so grateful for her hard work and dedication to making it a perfect occasion. She was attentive to our needs and wishes, and went above and beyond in every way. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was immaculate. We are so happy, and highly recommend her for any special event.

Top Pro
Cabaki's Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonya P.
Verified review

Cabaki's Catering did an amazing job for my daughters wedding on 09/09/2017. Stephanie made sure that everything stayed on task! Everyone raved about the appetizers and the dinner was delicious. Stephanie thought of everything and made sure that our event was perfect! Thank you! Sincerely Tonya Palinkas

A Catered Function
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Above and beyond! Very professional! Nearly immediate response to questions. Class act and affordable. On time and reliable. Personal attention to details by Daphne! India's food was delicious. Really delicious! The guys couldn't have worked harder on a warm Georgia night! So grateful! Our daughter's reception was amazing!

Top Pro
1STOPSHOPENT
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
Verified review

Kent, was excellent!!! I hired him for my wedding reception and he did his thing!!!! He was professional, on time, he made it about me and my husband happiness for our big day!!! I would recommend him to anyone!!! Very pleased, Thank you Kent!!!

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Becky D.
Verified review

Tad catered a wedding reception for us. He was delightful to work with. He was very accommodating of our tastes and desires.

Balloons by Jazzy & Events
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Chantale M.
Verified review

I really enjoyed having Jazzy as a decorator for my wedding. I liked her ideas and she tried to keep me updated about the changes that were made via text and email as I live outside of the city where I was getting married. I had hoped to meet her in person to go over the details of the wedding, but we did not meet until the day prior and I was not able to see the flower arrangements and decorations until the day of the wedding. The decorations for the reception was BEAUTIFUL there were small minor details that where overlooked. (i.e. the card placements were not in the correct order for the seating arrangements). Overall, I enjoyed the experience. Thanks Jazzy.

BBQ Haven
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Great job... catered for a wedding. 60 adults plus 20 kids. The food was excellent. Proportion were perfect. Everyone was full with little excess. Will definitely use them again. Thanks for making our event perfect.

Balloons By Jazzy
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

Jazz has made my wedding reception and baby shower one of the most memorable events I've had ever!!! The set up was beautiful, she had wonderful ideas and made magic. She is s.definitely reas.,loonable priced and treated me like we knew each other for years. I would recommend her to anyone she definitely worth it!!!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lorryn F.
Verified review

Dena was simply amazing! Her food was amazing and plentiful! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding caterer!

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

I couldn't have asked for a better caterer on our wedding day!The food was amazing and the presentation was perfection! Everyone kept talking about how great the food was and how attentive the servers were to our guests. We did a buffet style set up at an outdoor venue. They also provided a bartender. I highly recommend this family owned caterer! Words cannot express how happy we were!

eat my art creative cakes
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie C.
Verified review

I owned a catering company and have catered numerous weddings. When serving the wedding cake, we'd often clear the tables & have most of the cake left on the plate. We catered this one wedding where the guests were lined up for more cake-RARE! Once all of the cake was served, we brought the cake board back to the kitchen. It was lemon cake (not my favorite). The catering staff and I wiped the board clean!! The cake was so good that I tracked down the bride after her honeymoon to get the vendor's contact info. From that day forward, I referred all of my catering clients who needed cakes to Eat My Art. I had not met the owner until it was time for my wedding and I went for the tasting. My cake was beautiful and tasty. My guests were on line waiting for more cake. I had very low expectations of that top tier that you put in the freezer for a year but that cake was AWESOME a full year later! I contracted with Nikki again this past weekend for a challenging design cake (old computer tower, key board and screen). The guests were amazed. The keyboard was so real looking the guest has no idea it was a cake. We had almond cake and carrot cake. It was the best carrot cake I've ever had!!! The almond cake (my favorite of hers) was to die for. Everyone can't do fondant icing but Nikki can! He fondant is not tough and taste great. Nikki is professional, responsive and punctual. She has delivered and set up most of the cakes I've had and the cake has always been in place before time. I highly recommend Eat My Art.

Simply Delicious
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
La'Keisha S.
Verified review

Cakes are Creative, Detailed and SIMPLY Delicious! Very professional work. I've had my wedding cake, the groom's cake, 2 reveal party cakes and numerous of birthday cakes done in the last 9 years!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.