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Clarksville Inexpensive Wedding Caterers

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Lettuce Do Lunch & Dinner
from 52 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy L.
Verified review

We had drop off catering for our daughter's wedding a week ago and the food was good, they are extremely easy to work with and I would definitely recommend them!

  • 18 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Beth S.
Verified review

Jill with Mack & Kate's was fabulous to work with from start to finish! Her personable and professional manner was very refreshing and assuring. She knew all the right questions to ask and information to provide to make our wedding day exceptional and effortless for us. Communication throughout the process and accessibility during the event was top-notch. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for exceptional service and food!

Our Table Catering
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha B.
Verified review

The best catering business you can hire! They will be catering to my soon to be wedding in the future..and I wouldn't have anyone else do it!!

A Taste of Heaven
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Karl E.
Verified review

Chef Iris catered our wedding on June 11, 2016. Her company made out wedding cake, prepared and served our rehearsal dinner plus our sit down dinner at the reception. We had so many people compliment all meals as well as the wedding cake. We were very impressed with each aspect of her service and food. We highly recommend "A Taste of Heaven" to people who have a catering need, no matter how large or small. Thank you again Chef Iris for all you did for us, including all the little extras you threw in. The food was definitely a highlight for our invited guests. Consider this...nobody had to ask for any salt or pepper to season her food!

Beyond Details Nashville
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary W.
Verified review

"Best wedding food ever", that us what I heard over and over. Everyone was so happy with the food and design. Brandy and John really delivered!

  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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So far it's been great! We have had a taste testing for our wedding and their food is delicious! Very friendly and greatly prices for the service we are receiving. Id highly recommend.

Continental Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sherri R.
Verified review

Vito did an outstanding job for my sons wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was exceptional!! So many people made commits about how wonderful the food and service was. If we ever need anyone again for a big event, Vito is the man I will call!!!

The Go Go Gourmet
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin H.
Verified review

Celeste catered our wedding a few weeks ago, and the food was absolutely delicious. The diverse menu options were what initially attracted us to her services, and she definitely delivered on all of them. All of the guests were impressed, and she also went above and beyond in ensuring that everything went smoothly and professionally with the service. Not only was the service amazing, but it was also affordable as well, and she took care of even some of the smaller last-minute details that we had forgotten about or that had been missed in the planning process. We have nothing but great things to say about the food and service she provided for our wedding, and highly recommend her for similar catering events.

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger L.
Verified review

Martha catered our reception at Houston Station, and it was above and beyond everything we hoped. Guests from our wedding still talk about how it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We loved the experience of creating a personalized menu, the tastings, and then the flawless experience on our wedding day.

Mariposas Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Brandon W.
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Mariposas catered our wedding at the Factory in Franklin, TN. It was elegant and delicious! Cristina and her team worked incredibly hard to make our special day everything we wanted it to be. Mariposas is the only catering company I recommend to friends.

Sultry Soul Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica Z.
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Greg with Sultry Soul catered our son's first birthday party. Everything he did for us was amazing! He made three dishes for us as we requested. My favorite was the broccoli bites! They are like fried broccoli casserole with a little kick! He was there promptly, made everything fresh, and cleaned up quickly. Along with all of these things he is extremely professional and friendly. We will be contacting him again for our wedding and our other catering needs. Thanks for everything!

Kelmscott Farm Franklin
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

Gail has catered for me twice in the past year. She made box lunches for a Womens canoe trip, yummy sandwiches, hummus with veggies, a huge cookie all in a darling bag decorated for autumn. Recently she catered box lunches again, this time for 10 bridesmaids, mothers and the bride while the party dressed, took pictures and gathered in the bridesroom before the wedding. The lunch was amazing and Gail's creative flair adds a specialized touch ,which is unique to her business. Gail's catering, really ends up being a "a beautiful wrapped gift" to those she serves.

Chefs, Inc.
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Larry M.
Verified review

Steve was so great with everything from menu planning to execution! The food that he prepared was nothing short of spectacular! Our wedding was a complete success because we didn't worry about anything! The service was over the top! Truly restaurant quality!

Sandra's Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs W.
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Sandra is an outstanding caterer. She catered my wedding, and every single thing was delicious! She was prompt, professional, flexible and truly concerned about making my special day perfect!! I would recommend Sandra's Catering for any occasion!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jean R.
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I used Devine Design Weddings & Events for a simple Bridal Shower for my best friend. Because I was coming from out of town I was unable to handle a lot things myself. Devine Design went way past my expectations with only phone conversations. They were very patient with me while I made my choices in venues. They were on time for the event and was 90% complete with the decor by the time I arrived. I didn't have to lift a finger. The guest were extremely impressed as they didn't expect such an elaborate set up/decor for a bridal shower! If I plan anything else in the Nashville area I will definitely use Devine Design Weddings & Events.

Paradise Ridge Catering
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Lynn F.
Verified review

I have selected Paradise Ridge Catering on several occasions and been thrilled with both their dishes and their service. They have catered both my daughter and my son's graduation parties, my final chapter wedding and two Christmas brunches. There is no higher complement than to choose a service provider for multiple events. Paradise Ridge Catering will not disappoint!

Heaven Sent Catering
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia M.
Verified review

John was great and very responsive throughout the whole process. He had a lot of ideas and was receptive to feedback. There was plenty of food and we even had leftovers.

Scrumptious Catering Co.
from 2 reviews
    Kristin R.
    Verified review

    Judy Beaudin and her team at Scrumptious Catering Co. catered my wedding this May and I could not have asked for better food, service, and presentation. As a guest at catered events I've often found that companies choose presentation over flavor, or vice versa, but not with this caterer. She was able to decorate according to our rustic/Victorian theme with beautiful stands and signs with all the courses as well as an adorable wooden, tiered cupcake tower for desert. I highly recommend this catering company if you want incredible food that looks as good as it tastes.

    Gumbo Goddess Catering
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Gayle Z.
    Verified review

    Joycelyn Kelly of Gumbo Goddess Catering did the catering for our granddaughter's going-away party last July. Everyone enjoyed it so much and the food was so delicious that we had her do our 50th wedding anniversary party a few weeks later. She and her helpers are so professional. Jocelyn comes in and does her job and when she leaves, you never know she was there. Everything is all cleaned up, and if you are lucky, there are a few awesome leftovers! I would highly recommend her for any catering event. Gayle Zachariasen, Vancouver, WA


    Jehovah Jireh's Bakery and Catering Service and Total Wedding Solutions is your Christian based one stop shop professional Bakery, Gourmet Catering Service, Gifts & Baskets, Full Service Event Planning & complete Wedding Service Provider in Nashville, TN. since 2003. Jehovah Jireh's Bakery and Catering Service and Total Wedding Solutions stand out more than anyone else because of our wonderful customer service and us being affordable and willing to go above and beyond!!! "Allow Us To Cater To You" Because "We're Leaving You and Your Guests Taste buds Begging For More!" We serve all people with character, honesty, integrity and love in a spirit of excellence!!! Contact Creative Genius Mrs. Darlene Turner TODAY and you'll experience a blend of timeless elegance and grandeur coupled with impeccable service!!!


    Visit the Exquisite Creations Wedding & Catering's Facebook page. I am still working on the website. I decorate and plan events, weddings, baby showers, receptions, birthdays and retirements.

    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.

    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.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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