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Lebanon Inexpensive Wedding Caterers

Browse these inexpensive wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lebanon.

CJ's Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Maria O.
Verified review

We highly recommend CJ's Catering for any wedding. They have the best value in Middle Tennessee and their quality is top notch! The food was amazing. Once you try their raspberry vinaigrette, you'll want more. Anything with bourbon glaze from them is amazing! Our guests raved about the food, we couldn't have made a better choice!

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Lettuce Do Lunch & Dinner
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 81 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
4.8
from 39 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!!

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor P.
Verified review

Jonathan and his team were absolutely incredible! From our tasting at his home to the amazing dishes he served at our wedding. Not only was his food insanely good and memorable, his staff was awesome! As the Groom, the bartender never allowed me to have an empty drink or have to wait a second for anything. The entire experience with Jonathan and his team were exceptional. If you're looking for a professional, incredibly warm chef who creates delicious food and will go above and beyond for you... look no further than Jonathan and his team!

Beyond Details Nashville
4.9
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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Darrah W.
Verified review

Chris catered my wedding last weekend for over 200 people & the food was delish!! We had bbq nachos- the queso was to die for- chicken tenders, Mac n cheese (my favorite) beans, cole slaw- he made everything specifically how we asked for it & we couldn't have been more pleased. His staff was quick & accomodating to our guests. We highly recommend!

  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
Verified review

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.

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 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.

Chef Casandra Catering
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
Verified review

Casandra made the most amazing Spanish foods for my family for my wedding reception! Your arroz con gandules was the hit of the party! Thanks for making the menu so special for my family!

Peg Leg Porker
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ashlee L.
Verified review

I always had a dream of having a roasted pig at my wedding, so when my fiance and I searched around Nashville for places that would cater and offer a roasted pig, we were so excited when we found Peg Leg Porker, we were EVEN MORE excited when we went to try the food and it was hands down some of the best BBQ these born and bred Southerners had ever had! Working with Heather and Peg was a d r e a m- they were very flexible and accommodating with letting us create the menu and hands down were one of the easiest (and most affordable) wedding vendors that we worked with! Needless to say, the food and presentation at our wedding reception were amazing and ALL that anyone could talk about! I still have conversations 6 months later with friends and family about how good the food at our reception was. Our goal was for it to be a memorable experience - and it definitely was! I can't recount how many weddings I've been to and forgotten within a week what I ate, but the pulled pork, chicken, green beans, mac and cheese, and beans at our reception will forever be remembered. Heather was a wonderful to work with, she was so easygoing, super friendly and an awesome communicator. If you are looking for delicious food from a downright honest and accommodating vendor, look no further! Peg Leg Porker is your best bet!

  • 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.

Sultry Soul Catering
5.0
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!

  • 5 years in business
Sherry R.
Verified review

Every week I have the pleasure of eating a lunch that is catered by Victoria and her staff. It is always fresh and very delicious. The atmosphere is perfect for either a wedding or a business event. They will go the extra mile to make your event special. Excellent service.

Kelmscott Farm Franklin
4.3
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.

Sandra's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs W.
Verified review

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!

Goodness Gracious, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Geoff R.
    Verified review

    We had our sons wedding rehearsal at Goodness Gracious. Nicole and the staff did an excellent job in everything from helping us plan the menu, to food preparation, to serving the food, to being very graciuos and helpful in every area. Wonderful experience for our family and the family of the bride.

    JP Catering and Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lauren B.
    Verified review

    The JP design team was a fantastic team to work with. Aundrea was able to execute my vision perfectly. She and her team took the time to understand my vision and style and worked very closely with me to deliver exactly what I wanted, while still staying within my budget. They were responsive, detail oriented, professional and graceful throughout the whole process and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this company to any bride looking for beautiful décor, styling, or food for their wedding.

    Classic Southern Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Cindy S.
    Verified review

    We hired Classic Southern Carering for my daughter's wedding and could not be more pleased. Excellent service and food was superb. They exceeded all our expectations and had many compliments from our guests! Actually, we've already booked them for our son's wedding in October!!!

    Holmes Catering
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
      Darla H.
      Verified review

      Love this team! Ms. Jane goes overboard to please her client. She designed, put together, and decorated the most delicious wedding cake for our daughter's wedding...Gourmet strawberry with buttercream icing...beautiful presentation and a groom's cake that looked like an authentic keyboard...rich chocolate.....so delicious!!!! Great coffee bar too that our guests loved!!! Highly Recommend this caterer!! -- Brian n Darla Hughes

      About

      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!!!

      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.

      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 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.

      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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