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About Exchange Events & Catering

casual, elegant Southern cuisine

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!

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Richmond

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BBQ Exchange catered the rehearsal dinner for our wedding and we are incredibly happy with their services. Their staff was very responsive and easy to communicate through email with (always responded in less than 24 hours). The food was delicious, staff was professional and kind, and their set up was perfect. Since they hadn't been to our venue before they sent out their staff a week before to see the venue. We highly recommend their catering and plan to eat at their restaurant every-time we are in Gordonsville!

Profile Picture Caroline, 3/24/18, 9 Reviews
Category: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Services Used: Southern, Buffet, Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up

My guests absolutely adored our catered wedding food and so did we! The food was incredible and their event staff was professional and guided us the entire way through the planning process. Jaclyn and Hannah did an amazing job and their BBQ is some of the best I have ever had.

Profile Picture Adrianna, 10/21/17, 9 Reviews
Category: Catering

Jaclyn and her team at BBQ Exchange were fantastic for our rehearsal dinner. We had eaten at their Gordonsville locations a few times while visiting with other vendors in the area for our wedding and we loved their food. Our guests could not stop raving about the food, not just the meats but the sides as well, and they were so accommodating for one of our guests who is vegetarian.

Profile Picture Nicole, 10/7/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Buffet, Southern, Vegetarian, Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up

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

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.

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

I was lucky enough to be a guest at a BBQ Exchange wedding reception. Succulent, roasted meats, choose your own sauce, fresh greens, soft rolls...what more could you ask for? Delicious!

Best BBQ inn Orange County and beyond! And great folks to work with.


102 Martinsburg Avenue, Gordonsville, VA 22942   See On Map
540-832-0227 (phone)