Food truck weddings have been growing in popularity over the years, and it’s easy to see why. Food trucks are convenient, doable for nearly any budget, and have lots of tasty options for both food and drinks. As far as we’re concerned, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can serve and how you can use a food truck at your wedding. But with so many food truck choices available, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in.
In this post, we dive into everything you need to know about food truck weddings. We answer frequently asked questions about cost and the booking process. Then, we explore 15 ideas and tips and offer real-world examples for you to take inspiration from — or even book directly!
How much does a wedding food truck cost?
According to Social Tables, booking a food truck for a wedding can cost anywhere from $10 to $35 per person, depending on the type of cuisine. Sometimes, there will be a minimum amount that has to be reached, but expect the cost to be anywhere between $1,000 to $3,500 for a 100-person wedding. However, keep in mind that the cost of food trucks typically only includes the food, whereas catering companies often have additional services and items included in the cost, such as linens, chairs, tables, glassware, plates, servers, and so on.
How do you hire a food truck for a wedding?
First, think about what it is you want to serve. For example, will you be booking the food truck for cocktail hour, for the main reception meal, or for dessert? Do you want to go with themed Italian food or keep things more simple? Once you answer those questions, determine how many people will be at your wedding and begin searching. Narrow down your top few options and start reaching out to see if they’ll be able to meet your needs, such as the date, amount of people who will be served (more than one truck may be required), etc.
Pro tip: Websites like Roaming Hunger help users find the best food trucks in their area and gives them the option to fill out booking forms directly on the site.
Do wedding venues allow food trucks?
It depends on the venue. Some venues won’t allow outside catering at all, while others have specific rules about food trucks in general. The best way to figure this out is to reach out to your venue directly (before booking the food truck) to make sure that there won’t be any issues. In some cases, the venue may have a list of preferred food trucks that they’ve worked with before, which is a win-win!