Wedding Cost Overview

Estimating the Cost of Your Wedding


The prices listed are for food only and do not include the additional cost of rentals, service or liquor.


Because each wedding is unique, there are many factors in determining your final cost. Below are details regarding some of the services we provide.



The person who manages your event is called a Captain.

A Captain starts working for you when he or she arrives at the Walter Burke Catering kitchen to pick-up your food, rentals and supplies.

He or she will meet you at the site of your event and work with you throughout the party. A Captain oversees the wait staff, the preparation of food and the flow of the party. After the event is over and the site has been thoroughly cleaned, a Captain then returns to our kitchen and unloads the equipment. A Captain’s time is over when all equipment has been unloaded.


Wait staff & Bartenders

The server’s time begins upon arrival at the site and ends at the completion of clean-up. If the event is more than 30 minutes from the Walter Burke kitchen in Santa Fe, traveling time will be added to their hours.


Service Rates

The fee scale for Captains and Servers/Bartenders are as follows:


CAPTAIN     $40.00 per hour      SERVERS/BARTENDERS    $30.00 per hour


Gratuity is at your discretion unless requested otherwise.



To create an event free from stress, rent from our extensive stockroom of party rentals. We can supply china, flatware, glassware, tables and linens. We can also supply you with tents, lights, heaters, dance floors, coat racks, specialty china & glassware, high chairs for toddlers, torches and decorative accents.


Liquor & Mixers

Walter Burke Catering does not sell liquor. However, we can order the liquor & mixers for you, deliver it to your event and then have our licensed bartenders serve it. All that we need is your beverage order and credit card number, which we then convey to the liquor retailer. We do provide bar supplies: ice, bar fruit, mixers, tubs, pitchers, ice buckets, etc. for a small fee.


Additional Services

In addition to the services listed above, we are known for our homemade wedding cakes, simple but elegant floral arrangements and other custom services; valet, wedding coordinators, shuttle services, photographers, musicians, entertainment.