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Nashville Wedding Reception Caterers

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

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

Hired CJ's for catering for our wedding reception. We got SO many compliments on the food. Most guests told us they had never had such good food at a wedding reception before. Service was top-notch as well!

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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
Christine J.
Verified review

I can't say enough wonderful things about "Our Table Catering"! Shannon was an absolute joy to work with! She made the whole process so easy, accommodated every request, was responsive, friendly and helpful. Our guests at our wedding reception repeatedly complimented the food. We couldn't have asked for more, highly recommend!!!

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

Had a great tasting at Jonathan's farm! All of the food was delicious, and my fiance' and I had a great time. Can't wait for the food at our wedding!

Beyond Details Nashville
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Allie H.
Verified review

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our wedding meal Brandy. You and your team offered wonderful options for each course and everyone at the wedding loved the food. One of the comments we hear consistently about our wedding is how great the food was and we could not agree more. Brandy was fabulous to work with and she promptly responded to any questions I had as we were finalizing details. Also, Brandy put together a "picnic basket" with our wedding food for my husband and I to enjoy after our wedding and it was wonderful :) Finally, the bartenders and wait staff that were at our wedding were both personable and professional. We absolutely recommend Brandy and Beyond Details!! -Allie and Coby From the Mother of the Bride... I met with Brandy several months before our daughter's wedding for a second tasting, the first one was with our daughter and fiancé only. I was absolutely blown away by the tasty offerings. My husband could not attend the tasting but said his only condition in choosing a caterer was that the food must be of high quality and absolutely outstanding. Brandy offered both. We instantly decided to go with Brandy that evening and never regretted it. She and her team are top notch and they offered everything we expected and more. The food was presented beautifully and the temperature was perfect. Our guests were awe of our menu selection. Everyone was impressed! We loved working with Brandy and we highly recommend her. -Ginny

  • 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!

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
Verified review

Rachel Kohler, Director of Catering & Private Events, was wonderful to work with! She was quick in her responses, very professional, and detail oriented in the planning of our reception. Ludlow was very accommodating to our request for a completely gluten free buffet and it was outstanding! Guests were delighted by the Artisan cheese and fruit display, and raved about the wood fire grilled chicken breast with the Chimmichuri dipping sauce. The grilled asparagus was so good we were all amazed by it! The servers were professional and kept everything going smoothly. I would definitely use Ludlow's again!

  • 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!

Sultry Soul Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica Z.
Verified review

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.

    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!!!

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

    At first I thought I could get things together myself, but I soon realized getting together an awesome wedding is a full time job! Aundrea took me on as a client and took a HUGE weight off my shoulders! She is so sweet and kind and took over immediately. You name it, she was in line with EVERYTHING, that makes a wedding “storybook” like my friend called it. The venue, the food, the photographer, the drinks, the bartender, the flowers, the decor of the venue in the colors we chose, the invites, the thank you notes, the seating cards, organizing the ceremony itself with the officiate, the timing of the ceremony and the music of the ceremony, the wedding parting gifts to the guests, decorating my house for the after party, OH MY GOSH, have I forgotten anything! JP took care of us and made our event the most awesome day of our life. Thank you JP and Thank you Aundrea.”

    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

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      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.

      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.
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