Caterers in CT: On a Budget
I’m looking for recommendations of caterers in CT! We’re planning a wedding on a budget and will likely have around 80 guests or less. I’d like to keep my food/booze/catering budget capped at $5,000.
The venue we are considering has a full catering kitchen and already provides dishes/silverware/etc.
We are going to stick to beer and wine only so we will need a licensed bartender or caterer that is already licensed.
As far as food, it needs to be delicious obviously but we are looking for something simple either along the lines of BBQ or roasted chicken/turkey and instead of an appetizer, we just wanted 4 or 5 hors d’oeuvres. It will either be buffet or family style. Instead of cake, we will likely do cupcakes and for the beer and wine situation, we will probably purchase ourselves since our local liquor store will buy back anything that is unopened.
Plus, if the caterer can set-up place settings, serve (buffet or family style), keep things on schedule, breakdown and put dishes in the dishwasher, that would be amazing.
Is a $5,000 budget unrealistic for this type of menu? Any suggestions of caterers that you’ve used (or ones to stay clear of)?