Weddings

Early Katering Company

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About

Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Early Katering Company offers full-service catering for couples in the Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Staunton, and Richmond areas. With over 25 years of experience, their affordable and service allows couples to spend their important day celebrating with loved ones.

Cuisine

The team at Early Katering Company draws inspiration from a number of worldwide cuisines for their carefully curated menus. Meals can include BBQ, Chinese, French, Italian, Latin American, and Caribbean dishes, among many other options. You may choose from a variety of serving styles, including stations, buffet, family-style, and plated meals.

Services Offered

Early Katering Company provides clients with a number of services to ensure that their wedding day runs smoothly. Tastings can be arranged ahead of time to ensure that every last bite is to your satisfaction. Delivery, set-up, and clean-up services will be provided by the team, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day without worrying about the smaller details.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65.00

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$45.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$55.00

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$42.00

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
House Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
French
German
Indian
Italian
Korean
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

33 Reviews

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4.3
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Recommended by 85% of couples
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    Rating 4.4 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.5 out of 5

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    Lauren Married on 10/06/2018
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    Early Katering is the BEST in the Valley!

    As my now-husband and I were planning our wedding, we were originally going back and forth between a few catering companies and I am SO incredibly grateful that we went with Early Katering!

    Planning a wedding on my own, from out of the area was definitely a difficult task and there's no way I could have done it without Early's help. Laura, the client services manager, was absolutely AMAZING and such a HUGE HELP! She was so organized and professional. She answered all my *many* questions quickly and thoroughly and was seriously like my wedding fairy godmother! Not only did Early handle the catering, but they also coordinated all our rental needs, which made planning so much easier. It was so nice to have everything streamlined in one place and to not have to worry about going back and forth with a catering company and numerous rental companies.

    In addition to all the help they provided in the planning stage, Early Katering totally delivered on our wedding day! The food was DELICIOUS. We got so many compliments from our guests. The staff was so professional and organized. Everything went so smoothly. We truly could not have asked for more. It was absolutely perfect.

    If you're having a wedding in the Valley, you HAVE to go with Early Katering. They're simply the best and you will not regret it!
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    Donna Married on 06/09/2018
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    Food was great and the staff took good care of us for a wonderful wedding reception. There were some unexpected costs, such as needing to purchase expensive disposable plates, forks and napkins that were actually hardly used. But we would recommend them and use them again!

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Bill Knarr Entertainment Bill Knarr Entertainment Wedding DJs

The owners and staff of Early Katering are by far the best in the Shenandoah Valley. No matter what the size of your reception, you can rest knowing that they work hard and serve your guests in a timely manner. I have worked several events as DJ with the Company and they are very professional in everything they do. Plus the food they serve is always top quality. Bill Knarr Bill Knarr Entertainment

Like A Dream Photography, Inc. Like A Dream Photography, Inc. Wedding Photographers

Early Katering Company is WONDERFUL! From the taste of the food to the presentation of the food - it's all amazing. The friendly, yet professional staff are extremely accommodating. As photographers that work several weddings a year, we always get super excited when we discover that Kay and her team were hired to cater - YUM!

Yev Studios Yev Studios Wedding Photographers

Delicious food, friendly service, and beautifully arranged. The bride & groom loved that they were affordable!

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2061F Evelyn Byrd Ave. Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
540-318-2440
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Early Katering Company frequently asked questions

At Early Katering Company, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Early Katering Company, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

At Early Katering Company, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Early Katering Company includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What event services does Early Katering Company offer for weddings?

Early Katering Company offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Early Katering Company provide for weddings?

Early Katering Company offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Early Katering Company?

At Early Katering Company, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Early Katering Company?

At Early Katering Company, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Early Katering Company provide for wedding events?

Early Katering Company provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Early Katering Company provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Early Katering Company offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Early Katering Company and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Early Katering Company is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in flexibility, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value and 3.8 in average response time.

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