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The Local Restaurant and Catering

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 150 guests

A full-service caterer in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Local Restaurant and Catering is the ideal choice for engaged couples wishing to experience a taste of Virginia on their special day. Founded in 2008, the company specializes in locally grown and cultivated products from small farmers and award winning vineyards. When it comes to the best in farm-to-table cuisine, couples can count on The Local Restaurant and Catering!

Services Offered
To ensure a successful dinner service, The Local Restaurant and Catering provides the following services:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Delivery
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cocktail reception
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Limited bar
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine


Cuisine
Choose from a variety of serving styles, including stations, buffet, family-style and plated options. Couples who entrust their taste buds to The Local Restaurant and Catering may choose from the following cuisines to personalize their affair:

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Lactose-free
  • Pork-free
  • Nut-free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Other Services
The Local Restaurant and Catering couples are also provided the following wedding decor items:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$40

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$30

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

$30

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

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

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
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?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
Cajun
French
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
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)
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 are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Reception
Bridal Shower
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

169 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

31 User photos

  • Devin
    Devin E. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Excellent wedding caterer

    Highly recommend The Local for wedding catering! Their food was amazing, very easy to work with, competitive prices, and excellent service.
  • Jamie
    Jamie E. Married on 04/15/2022
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    The best decision we made!!

    I could not be happier with The Local!! My husband and I booked The Local to cater our 15-guest anniversary dinner. With only a few weeks notice, Kelly got back to me quickly with a menu to choose our dishes to pick up for dinner. I was a little nervous because I wasn't going to have a chance to taste anything (due to my own last minute planning), but oh my god. As soon as I opened the boxes and placed the hors d'oeuvres on the counter, I knew I made the right choice! It was absolutely beautiful and my guests were so impressed, by not only the presentation, but the flavors. The vegetables & fruits were fresh, the dips were phenomenal, & our personal favorite was the baked brie. Dinner was pre-plated for us in hotboxes (we picked up our meals as our event was an hour away, so they couldn't drop off & serve) and both dishes were absolutely delicious, even after an hour drive. I would without a doubt hire them again in a heartbeat. Amazing food, friendly staff, and a super simple process all in all. They really saved the day!! Thanks guys!
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    Alexandra G. Married on 03/18/2022
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    Amazing experience

    We absolutely loved working with Helen! She had really great suggestions and made sure our wedding was flawless. All the food was incredible as well. We definitely recommend The Local's catering and coordinating services.

Awards

  • 169
  • 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 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

17 Endorsements
Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast Historic Weddings

The Local is a wonderful team of professional and experienced caterers. The attention to detail and quality of services makes The Local a dream to work with. All of us at Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast look forward to working with them again in the future!

Early Mountain Vineyards Early Mountain Vineyards Winery Weddings

The reputation of the catering team behind The Local says it all. This vendor wows time and time again! We love hearing the best feedback from our clients about the high quality they receive.

Thatch Winery Thatch Winery Winery Weddings

The Local is one of our most preferred vendors because they employ an incredibly professional and detail-oriented staff. I highly recommend hiring them for an occasion of any size for a stress-free and delicious event.

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824 Hinton Avenue Charlottesville, VA, 22902
4349849749
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The Local Restaurant and Catering frequently asked questions

At The Local Restaurant and Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At The Local Restaurant and Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At The Local Restaurant and Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Local Restaurant and Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor

What event services does The Local Restaurant and Catering offer for weddings?

The Local Restaurant and Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does The Local Restaurant and Catering provide for weddings?

The Local Restaurant and Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • 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 The Local Restaurant and Catering?

At The Local Restaurant and Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish

What dietary needs can be accomodated at The Local Restaurant and Catering?

At The Local Restaurant and Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does The Local Restaurant and Catering provide for wedding events?

The Local Restaurant and Catering 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 The Local Restaurant and Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, The Local Restaurant and Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware

What percentage of users recommend The Local Restaurant and Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Local Restaurant and Catering is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.6 in average response time.

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