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Exchange Events & Catering

Gordonsville, VA View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

At the BBQ Exchange, we aren’t just a bbq joint that does some catering on the side. We are committed to providing a whole-package service for your special day, from helping you pick the linens to coordinating the reception. We don’t just serve food, we create an experience.
Let our experienced staff take care of the details, so you can enjoy your wedding weekend. Details are our passion!
We work with the best vendors in the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley to craft a reception full of great memories.

Chef Craig Hartman has a culinary background that draws on his experiences in the Outer Banks, the rarefied air of Colorado’s esteemed Cliff House, and Charlottesville’s own Keswick Hall and Clifton Inn. He’s settled down now and enjoys running his barbeque joint in Gordonsville, watching the sun rise through the smoke and enjoying the outside kitchen, a dramatic departure from toiling in the bowels of some of the finest hotels on the east coast for over 30 years. He imbues the food with hickory smoke and a passion for good food, and brings these unique fine dining skills to bear on the tastiest pork, brisket, chicken and of course, bacon. He’s been experimenting with bacon, sausage and even that esteemed Virginia product, Virginia cured ham. When he’s not playing with bacon, he’s home gardening or hanging with his grandkids and family. Come by the restaurant to see the value of having over three decades of fine dining experience contributing to your wedding or special event.

Jaclyn has worked her way into the wedding business from nearly every restaurant angle. Relocating to central Virginia from a position in New York running the cafe and events for the Roosevelt Estate, she moved into catering and events for Red Light Management. After cooking for a few musicians, she settled into a kitchen position at Barboursville Vineyards. Three years later she was back out of the kitchen and in charge of weddings and winery events. When the opportunity to help build a new business in Gordonsville arose, she leapt at the opportunity. Catering only 2-3 weddings per month, she is able to devote a high level of attention to each bride, ensuring a satisfactory experience. You’ll work with her to craft your menus, design reception layouts and coordinate rentals and vendors to bring together your vision for your wedding day. She’ll be onsite from beginning to end, to organize and set up the entire event, as well as breaking down and cleaning up so you can enjoy the entire event happy in the knowledge that everything is being done to your expectations! When not at the restaurant or playing wedding planner, she can be found at home, in her extensive gardens, or out on the motorcycle, enjoying the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$110

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

$85

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$85

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

$24

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Cajun
French
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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    Best Catering & Event Planning!

    Could not be happier with our selection of using Exchange catering and event planning, who came highlight recommended from our wedding venue (Keswick)! The food options for your event are endless, and all so delicious, which make it difficult to just pick a limited number! Special shout out to our coordinator Hannah Dubit, who came up with great ideas and recommendations for our horderves and dishes as well as unique specialty cocktails! The service during our wedding was excellent; it was timely and professional, and the food was AMAZING! We continue to receive compliments of how good the food was even two months after the wedding  Cannot go wrong with Exchange!


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    Brianna S. Married on 11/13/2021
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    A MUST For Catering/Planning!!!

    Must start out our review to share that our coordinator Hannah Dubit was absolutely incredible & I honestly could not imagine planning our wedding, or having the day go as smooth as it did without her! Between vendor recommendations, answering any of all of my (and my mom's) questions, providing life advice/calming my nerves of planning a wedding during covid-19 times, helping us last minute find a new vendor for transportation when ours canceled very close to the wedding date...I could go on forever. Hannah is so sweet & responsive & organized, and I would 1000% recommend having her as your wedding coordinator! On to the catering, it was out of this world! We had heard great reviews from colleagues and loved what we saw on the sample menu! They were very flexible in making small menu changes, and we officially fell in love at our tasting & couldn't wait for the wedding day to try everything again! Post-wedding, we have heard nothing but amazing reviews from our family & friends, with cocktail hour especially being a huge hit! (The lobster rolls & hushpuppies were huge favorites!) We can't recommend them enough!!!
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    Lauren L. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Best. Caterer. Ever.

    My husband and I got married at the end of May in Charlottesville VA and Exchange Events made our day incredible! We received so many compliments on our food, and everything was presented so beautifully! Not only did they do the catering, but Jaclyn worked with our planner to ensure our day went off without a hitch! Seriously could not recommend Exchange Events enough!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Team

Hannah Dubit
Hannah Dubit
Catering Sales Manager

Hannah got her start in weddings catering through college. She moved to Charlottesville in 2011 to pursue a career in hospitality and soon after started working in wedding sales at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards.

Hannah joined the Exchange Events team in 2017. She loves working with clients to bring their vision to life. Event design is one of Hannah's passions and she can never be found far from her box of ribbons. Wedding day is one of her favorite days from checking in vendors and setting tables to father of the bride toasts and creative exits!

Hannah loves everything to do with food, wine, and weddings and on her days off can be found exploring local restaurants and wineries and soaking up as much sunshine as possible.

Jaclyn  Grieger
Jaclyn Grieger
Director of Catering and Events

Jaclyn started her restaurant career working on a farm, learning how to can and preserve, as well as appreciate the hard work that goes into raising vegetables and chickens, sheep, cows and more. Once she was old enough to work in a kitchen, she started working for a catering company in southern Maine, cooking for beautiful seaside weddings up and down the coast. After culinary school in New York, she relocated to central Virginia. When the opportunity to help build a new business in Gordonsville arose, she leapt at the opportunity.

You’ll work with her to craft your menus, design reception layouts and coordinate rentals and vendors to bring together your vision for your wedding day. She’ll be on site from beginning to end, to organize and set up the entire event, as well as breaking down and cleaning up so you can enjoy the entire event happy in the knowledge that everything is being done to your expectations!

When not at work, she can be found at home, in the garden, or out on the motorcycle, enjoying the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
MS Events MS Events Wedding Rentals

Great food, great service, and a great team! We love working with BBQ Exchange!

Eve Watters Eve Watters Wedding Musicians

Fabulous food, from top professionals, who just happen to be about the best folks on earth! I've worked with them over 20 years, and never known them to lose sight of what really counts--treating each person with love, care and respect- and a great sense of humor.

DJ Derek Tobler DJ Derek Tobler Wedding DJs

mmmmmmm... delicious BBQ perfectly prepared and served with a smile. Love their food and service. Great company to work with!

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102 Martinsburg Avenue Gordonsville, VA, 22942
5408320227
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