The Local Restaurant and Catering

824 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Local Restaurant and Catering

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
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140 Reviews for The Local Restaurant and Catering

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.5

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  • Eric

    Eric Bezner · Getting married on 07/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent Service

    The Local provided excellent service to our guest at our wedding. They catered to our every need, even before we realized what we needed! The servers were very friendly and accommodating to several of our guests’ dietary restrictions. The food was so flavorful, and the portions were filling.
    The communication between us and the staff at The Local was on-point and attentive. They also did a wonderful job of setting each and every table with the appropriate number of silverwares, plates, and glasses. The Local helped our wedding day go off without a hitch, while getting hitched!

    Sent on 03/30/2020
  • Katie

    Katie · Getting married on 04/09/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Perfect Wedding Dinner

    We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to hold a wedding reception to choose The Local. Not only was the food amazing, the staff was phenomenal. Michelle was great to deal with, she was knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt to answer any and all of our questions. There were only a couple of dates my husband and I could meet with Michelle together and she made it work. That meant so much to us that we could both be present. Michelle worked with us when we had last minute changes to our bar selection and decided to provide our guests with a late night food option. The three men that worked our party went above and beyond to provide for us. When we realized, after dinner was served, that one of our guests was a vegan, they did not hesitate to rush to the kitchen and within ten minutes our guest had an entire vegan meal. He was so grateful and could not stop talking about how delicious it was. We were able to bring in our own wedding cake and our plan was to have one of our guests do the serving. When one of the staff members noticed what was happening he did not hesitate to take over so our guest could enjoy the party. After dinner they moved tables out of the area so we could have a dance floor. They were so efficient I do not recall that even happening. Thanks to Michelle, the three spectacular men, and The Local our wedding reception was perfect. We could not have found a more professional, efficient, and fun group of people anywhere else.

    Sent on 11/10/2019

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The Local Restaurant and Catering Pricing

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The Local Restaurant and Catering FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • 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
  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 40.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 40.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 30.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 30.00
  • 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?
    $ 12.00
  • 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
  • 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 items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware

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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 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 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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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 4.5 in average response time.