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Catering and Venues in Charlottesville, VA,
(434) 984-9749
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 134 Reviews


    Eric Bezner

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  • 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!

    Katie

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  • 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 o... Read more

    Kristin Baltes

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  • The Local Catering was delicious and fairly priced. Everything went smoothly because our wedding coordinator, Emily Holter from The Local, knew exactly what she was doing! She was easy to communicate with, new how to answer my zillions of questions and did so with patience and professionalism. I would do the wedding ALL OVER AGAIN!

    Melinda Kauffman

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  • The Local did a fabulous job creating our dream wedding! Emily was on top of all of the details leading up to our wedding day, and each member of The Local staff executed everything beautifully! Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the day turned out to be! We would definitely recommend The Local to anyone planning a wedding in the VA area!

    Candace

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  • The folks at The Local are INCREDIBLE! Let may say that again in case you are still undecided, the staff, food, drinks, atmosphere, and experience at The Local are INCREDIBLE! When my husband and I needed to adapt our plans in light of COVID-19, Michelle and her team were incredibly kind, responsive, and flexible. We changed our plans one month out to host our rehearsal dinner at The Local to having a socially distant 50 person dinner after our wedding ceremony. They made what was a stressful time much easier for us. Our guests are STILL raving about the food and drinks as well as how well the venue navigated safety in light of the virus. Many have said that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding and we could not agree more.

    Allison Ford

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  • The Local's team was so accommodating with our summer 2020 wedding! They were great to work with, did a beautiful job helping set-up, and the food was amazing.

    Emily Baebler

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    5 out of 5
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  • WOW! I cannot express how wonderful The Local was with catering our wedding, along with their wedding planner, Emily Holter! The Local was so accommodating with setting up two food tastings for us during the planning process and helping to answer all of our questions in the beginning. They have a huge food selection so you can really curate your own menu and make it unique to you. The Local staff during our wedding were the nicest and most attentive group- our guests kept complimenting how wonderful they were! Our guests raved about the food and specialty drinks (Moscow Mules & Old Fashioneds). Our planner from The Local was Emily Holter- I cannot say enough good things about her!! During the entire planning process Emily was organized, professional, positive, listened to my ideas, and helped me see the big picture. Anytime we had a meeting or phone call I could not wait to talk things through with her! She made the process efficient and fun at the same time. On our wedding day Emily ... Read more

    Jordan

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  • We would highly recommend The Local to any couple looking for wedding catering. We primarily worked with Ashley, who was wonderful. Every step of the process was easy, the food was amazing, and the servers at our wedding were very friendly and responsive. Since our wedding, we have received many compliments from guests on how delicious the food was, with many of them pointing out that you usually don't notice the food at weddings, but that the food from the Local was exceptional! Our guests also raved about the signature cocktails :)

    Emily Vincent

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  • As soon as we did our tasting we knew we made the best decision for catering by choosing The Local! Not only did we love the food but our guests did as well! The staff was also extremely professional and friendly - one of the waiters during cocktail hour even made sure to come up to my husband and I to make sure we got the appetizers we wanted! We also used The Local for wedding coordination and worked with Ashley who was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process. Not having to worry about the vendor coordination and details on my wedding day was truly a gift and we are so thankful for Ashley's support and keeping everything moving smoothly! We are so excited to go back to The Local for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary for years to come!

    Shannon Mckeon

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  • Ok, so I know I'm biased because this was MY wedding- but this is the best wedding food I've ever had. And the whole experience with the Local team was perfect from start to finish. At the tasting, we were able to bring my husband's parents with us at no charge. We had a private dining experience and were able to leave with the leftovers from our meal, huge hunks of brisket and pork. The food was absolutely to die for and they worked with us to create a cohesive menu. I was worried that it may not be as good when prepared in large quantities but it was somehow better at the wedding itself. Guests were returning for seconds and talking about how good the food was. The Local also takes pride in their presentation. Instead of the tired old chaffing dishes used by most companies, the food was displayed in cast iron pots, giving it a more styled feel. The Local made a plate for my husband and I to make sure we got a chance to eat. We also purchased the bar package from the Local which was e... Read more

    Anna Zukowki

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  • When I first began planning our wedding I contacted two catering companies in the Charlottesville area and from the get go, just by exchanging emails and a few phone calls, I knew I had made the right decision working with the Local Catering company. They were very prompt in their responses when I had a million little questions. In the beginning we worked closely with Emily who was great and helped us create a menu we loved and that fit within our budget. As the wedding approached we worked closely with Helen who was amazing and went above and beyond. For example; I was trying to keep things easy and simple, mainly for my own sanity, and had decided on plain white linens and plain dishes. Helen reached out and asked if I wanted different color table linens that would be the same price, she offered to send me pictures, and even recommended some colors because she had worked numerous events at our venue. The final results were gorgeous! The local offers planning services as well so... Read more

    jenna flev

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  • We got married at King Family Vineyards this past August and were given a pretty extensive list of approved caterers to work with. We took the time to contact each and every one of them, and ultimately decided to go with The Local. When we originally contact them, Emily responded at lightning speed and provided several different quotations at our request. Once we had sort of finalized the direction in which we wanted to go, we were assigned to Ashley as our final POC. My family is Greek and loud, and Ashley was so patient with us throughout the entire process. We deemed my dad as "Dadzilla" during our year of planning, and Ashley was always able to stay a beat ahead of him (and his obsession with cocktail shrimp!). Our tasting was great, and our guests continue to rave about our wedding dinner. We ended up going with three stations and it really was such an easy process for everyone. Our rentals were also through MS Events and it was so wonderful that Ashley handled all of that, too. T... Read more

    Patrick Haughey

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  • Our guests could not stop telling us how amazing the food was all night (especially the cheesy scalloped potatoes). The Local could not have been better to work with throughout the entire planning process. We decided to put an emphasis on dinner at our wedding and provide a multi-course menu with wine pairings from the venue. We were concerned that the abnormal-extended service with a mix of plated and family style along with wine pairings for each course would stress the caterers, but the Local could not have handled the dinner service better! The staff was seriously incredible and we attribute a huge amount of the day to them. The Local also coordinated with MS Events for all rentals (Tables, flatware, glassware, decorations, etc.) which really helped bring everything together and ensure that they had everything they needed for themselves and our guests. The Local came highly recommended to us and we are gladly passing the recommendation on to anybody getting married or... Read more

    Victoria Chan

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  • I chose the Local to cater our wedding because they were on the preferred vendor list with our venue and they had the best reviews! They responded to my inquiry fairly quickly. We did a tasting with them, and we were sold. The food is amazing. Of course with any large quantities of food, we weren’t sure how the quality would be affected. The day of the wedding, everything went perfectly. The appetizers were amazing. The ham biscuits were so good, the mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup were a huge hit, and one of my husband’s uncles tried to get the servers to just come find him whenever there were new bacon wrapped scallops. The service was also incredible during this time. They brought out a small tray for my husband and I when we did a private champagne toast. My mother in law also mentioned that her and two other friends were sitting in a quiet place by themselves to chat, and a server came over periodically with food as well. That was really nice. The food for dinner i... Read more

    Mariah Shaw

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    4 out of 5
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  • We LOVE the Local and were so excited they were available to cater our wedding. The food was great, it was just what we asked for. I was pretty disappointed with Helen Osinga the coordinator that we were assigned. She regularly took over a week to respond to email, failed to answer my questions, and left a lot until the week of the wedding. She said they would take care of rentals but when she sent them to me to review (the week of the wedding after many prior requests) they were incomplete and my wedding planner ended up helping me complete the order directly with the coordinator at MS rentals. Love the food but they were my only vendor that I worked with that didn't respond to communication within a couple of days and that made me feel nervous things wouldn't get done correctly the day of the wedding.
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