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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鈥檕euvres
  • 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
  • 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
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
French
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

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 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
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
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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
176 Reviews
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  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
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Lisa Married on 05/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible vendor!

Eleanore is incredible, she ensured that our wedding was easy, seamless and amazing! The food was delicious, loved our tasting (which was after we signed our contract, but we had eaten at the Local restaurant before). She worked well with our planner, and made sure that all details were attended to (food allergies, etc). The servers were wonderful, we had many compliments on our signature drinks and food (especially appetizers, late night snacks). She made sure all rentals were ordered as needed, and matched our wedding day needs, we are lucky that she worked with us. The Local took care of all labor and was very efficient in setting up/taking down wedding day rentals, even when it rained briefly before our ceremony, it was no issue. The only thing (which may have been related to our own oversight/miscommunication with King Family), was the Croze wine was served with ice, would have specified chilled or ordered more ice buckets/fridges to keep them chilled for guests.
Caroline
Caroline R. Married on 11/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely phenomenal

Contracting The Local for our wedding was one of the best things that we did and I would recommend them to everyone. Kelly was the most amazing planner and we loved working with her!! She was so quick to respond to every phone call or email over every little question we had. She has so much experience and had great advice when we were trying to finalize the smallest details. She was also the sweetest and our whole wedding party raved about working with her as well! It was sooo helpful to have her as the point of contact for all of our vendors and it took a ton of stress off my husband and I leading up to the big day. Another huge benefit of The Local is that they provide everything you could need besides the coordination- rentals, food and alcohol. We came to Charlottesville for a day and planned all of the meetings back to back, and it was so much fun and so easy to do everything all at once! The food is INCREDIBLE- we had so many compliments from our guests that it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. We even had a few vegetarian guests that we were able to get additional entrees for with no extra charge! From the appetizers to the entrees to the sides, everything was phenomenal. We definitely recommend the truffle Mac and cheese :) They even packed up two boxes of leftovers for my husband and I to take to our hotel that night! Coordinating our alcohol through The Local was extremely painless as well and all of the bartenders and servers were great! We had two signature cocktails which were so easy to get set up, we just sent them the recipes and ingredients we wanted. The rentals were a super simple process as well and went well beyond just dishes and glassware! We were able to get wine barrels, a welcome sign, and some other decor through them that were absolutely stunning. The entire process of working with The Local was so personalized and I truly felt like they cared about making the day as special as possible for us, and they absolutely delivered. If we could give them more than 5 stars we would!!
Tina
Tina T. Married on 10/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

As we reflect on our wedding day, we are abundantly certain that Samantha and the team from The Local were the all-stars!

When we first reached out, we appreciated how accommodating and informative they were. All of our questions and concerns were immediately answered with an extremely detailed proposal and breakdown of each cost/line item. In the back-and-forth stages of developing our menu to finalizing our guest count and meals, Samantha and the team鈥檚 responsiveness, positivity, and professionalism always had us feeling like we were in good hands. From setting up the perfect atmosphere to serving an amazing dinner to keeping everyone well-'hydrated' throughout the night, we are greatly appreciative of everything they did. Our signature drinks, passed canap茅s, and entrees (highly recommend the Maryland-style crab cakes) were a hit with our guests. I also appreciated that they packed up our meals at the end of the night and gave us some extras when we didn鈥檛 have a chance to eat throughout the night.

I can鈥檛 say this enough, but we highly recommend The Local as your caterer - whether it be for your wedding day or any special events. You will not be disappointed :)
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Professional Network & Endorsements

17 Endorsements
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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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The Local Restaurant and Catering frequently asked questions

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
The bar service starting price at The Local Restaurant and Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
The Local Restaurant and Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
The Local Restaurant and Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At The Local Restaurant and Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At The Local Restaurant and Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
The Local Restaurant and Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, The Local Restaurant and Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
The Local Restaurant and Catering is recommended by 96% 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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