FI and I have just done a 180 in our planning process and decided to switch from a venue that includes everything (food, tables, chairs, linens etc.) to renting a space/tent and doing everything ourselves. I am having a hard time figuring out any pricing at all for a caterer. It could be $2,000 or $20,000, I have noo idea! We are having about 130 people in September of 2011. The venue we almost booked was about $38 per person for food only. How can I figure out if we would be saving money, or spending much more. Has anyone worked with a caterer recently? Who did you use? How did it go?