How To Calculate Food For Your Wedding Reception

Here is a simple formula for calculating how much to order for your Utah County Wedding Reception catering. This formula works very well for us:

1. Take the total number of invitations and remove all the invites of guests who you know will be attending.  Also remove the invites of out-of-state guests who you know will not be attending.

2. Take the total from step one, divide by 2 and add 30%.

3. With the total from step two, add all family members attending, including children above the age of 5.  (Family members who are there for the entire evening will be the guests who eat the most!)  This will be your total for ordering your wedding reception food.

Utah County Wedding Catering - Clarion Gardens in Payson Utah

“We used Clarion Catering for our daughter’s wedding reception. The experience working with Clarion was easy and clear. They catered to a location of our choosing for 225+ people. Their set-up, food display, and take down was very professional.


‘The food was delicious and well received. Lots of positive comments from our guests. The caramel brownies were amazing. We definitely recommend Clarion as a great choice for catered events!”  Dionni Stone

Wedding Catering in Utah County by Clarion Gardens Catering in Payson Utah

“We had Rebecca cater our son’s wedding luncheon last month. We live in WY and needed a place to accommodate several family members and friends traveling to UT for the wedding. Rebecca and her crew came to the church building while we were at the ceremony and had everything ready to go when we arrived. The process was easy with all the information on the website.


‘The food presentation was amazing. It was so beautiful. But most importantly, the taste was exquisite. We had a few different sandwiches, soups and salads. There was plenty for everyone and they even packaged up the leftovers for us to take home. If you are looking for incredible taste, presentation and service Rick and Rebecca will not disappoint you.” Tara Stoof Johnson

Wedding Reception Catering in Utah County by Clarion Gardens Catering and Events

“Clarion Gardens catered my wedding luncheon and it was superb! The food was phenomenal–everyone just kept talking about how delicious it was. Our luncheon was off-site, so they brought everything to us and made it so easy! They were so friendly and made sure everything went smoothly. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing and was so pleased at how everything turned out!”  Baily Johnson

Utah County Wedding Catering Buffet by Clarion Gardens Catering and Events in Payson, Utah

Inclusive Catering Prices

When you choose Clarion Gardens Catering and Events we include these extras services right in our catering prices:

  • At Clarion Gardens Service – All linens, set-up and service on single use tableware.
  • Off-site Catering Service – Buffet set-up and service with high quality single use tableware.
  • Any left over food, up to the original count, will be packed and left with the party.

Let Us Take Care of Everything

We even offer this same great service for family and corporate gatherings as well. Enjoy your event, leave the worry home!

A Dream Come True

Every bride has dreamed of the perfect wedding setting, the perfect dress, the perfect cake and what she would like to serve at her wedding.

Every mother of the bride wants to help full fill those dreams for her daughter.

We can help you do exactly that! Check out our wedding reception menu and give us a call.

Rick and Rebecca Carter, Utah County Catering…In fact we do Catering all over Utah!

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