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Our event coordinators and highly trained staff revel in offering full-service wedding catering and coordination. We become your catering partner, providing guidance throughout the planning process and offering you the support of our experience and professionalism. From intimate gatherings to extravagant weddings, let us take care of all your catering needs. When the day finally arrives, relax and enjoy your wedding knowing that Harvest Moon Catering will take care of the details. Harvest Moon is the final stop for your Charlottesville area wedding!
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April with Harvest Moon is a magician. She took my decor supplies, ideas, and appetite and turned it into the wedding of my dreams. We first met her at our tasting with Harvest Moon, where she helped put together a menu for us. Harvest Moon was really accommodating for people's allergies and tastes, and at the end of the day the food tasted amazing. Almost all of our guests commented on how much they loved the food. We decided to have Harvest Moon do a dessert table instead of a cake, and … I am glad we did, because it was delicious! As the wedding date got closer, I realized I did not have anyone to set up the decor in the reception venue, and I could not do it myself because I wanted to get ready with my bridesmaids. But Harvest Moon was there, asking me what my decor plans were, and taking the reigns on setup so I did not have to worry about a thing. They provided beautiful farm tables, and set up the chairs, centerpieces, place settings, all of it. They left no detail forgotten. They were also really accommodating when I decided to change the napkins two months before the wedding. The day before the wedding, the kegerator we rented did not work, but Harvest Moon was there to save the day, bringing in their stock of bottled craft beers for our guests to drink, while they actually fixed our kegerator for us! Cheers to the beer! Honestly, going with Harvest Moon paid for itself, because I had no worries about how our day was going to go, what it would look like, or how amazing the food would be. Harvest Moon took care of it all. Highly recommended to any bride who wants to relax and marry the love of her life, and not stress about the reception. Read More
Harvest Moon was the epitome of professional while remaining flexible to my fiance and my requests and ideas. The food was delicious and the catering staff were so kind and helpful. Working with Kelly from Harvest Moon was great. She had insightful suggestions and her organization blew me away. She helped tie everything from our ceremony chair arrangement down to the napkins and the itinerary for the night.
Harvest Moon was great to work with. We had total say over what we wanted and everything was delicious. Many people said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. They also will make fantastic meals for kids, vegetarians, and vegans and for people who are gluten free or have allergies which was great because sometimes those meals seem like an after thought but these were delicious! They set everything up beautifully and did a lot more than what I expected! I would (and have to many … people since our wedding) highly recommend Harvest Moon. Read More
Harvest Moon is simply wonderful! From the phenomenal food to the seamless planning and beautiful reception set-up, we could not have asked for more from a caterer. Kelly Mahanes, our event coordinator, walked us through each step of the process with great attention to detail—she was always helpful, friendly, and quick to respond to questions, even up to the last minute. HM matched our style perfectly, creating a simple, delicious menu focused on local, seasonal food with a slightly Southern … flare. Their ideas were on the mark every time, and they executed beautifully. On the wedding day, Kelly took great care to set up our family photos, table runners, cupcake display, candles, table numbers, escort cards, and other decorative items just as we’d envisioned. Once the reception began, Gayle took over as our event captain, and she effectively managed the cocktail hour (including specialty cocktails and passed appetizers), wine service at the tables, plated salads, buffet dinner, and champagne toast. She made sure the kids meals were served right on time, and she checked in with our guests with dietary restrictions to ensure they had exactly what they needed. The staff was courteous and responsive, and thanks to their conscientious service the event went off without a hitch. Last but not least, the food was amazing—just as delicious as it was on the day of our tasting! Our guests raved about everything. Especially popular were the sweet potato ham biscuits with apricot mustard butter, pesto lamb lollipops, seared mountain trout, and corn biscuits. I would recommend Harvest Moon to anyone. They are equally talented both at crafting delicious, personalized menus and at planning and managing large events! Read More
We LOVED Harvest Moon. The food was amazing, well prepared and beautifully displayed. We worked with Christina, and she was SO involved during our planning process - she helped us with details we didn't even know we should be thinking about, and really got us organized. On our wedding day she just OWNED it - she was so attentive to my husband and I and everything related to the catering was SO SMOOTH. I would (and have) recommended her and Harvest Moon to everyone having a Charlottesville … wedding! Read More
Kelly and the entire Harvest Moon team was FABULOUS! We decided early on that food was a priority at our wedding, and HM did NOT disappoint. We wamted to create a menu that highlighed the produce available during the spring in Virginia, and our catering team brought that dream to life. We had family style dining (a nod to our laid back, intimate wedding), and it worked perfectly. Kelly was always quick to respond to questions, was incredibly organized, and the entire team orchestrated our event … beautifully. Read More
Cristina at Harvest Moon was an incredible resource to have during our wedding planning process. We didn't hire a planner or day-of coordinator because we had a tight budget, but Cristina was there to walk us through what we needed for rentals, how to schedule our ceremony and reception, and she did a walk-through at the venue with us to review last-minute plans. Not to mention the food from Harvest Moon was phenomenal (and my husband is a chef, so we are pretty picky about food). I also really … appreciated that they combine their rentals, service, and food & drink costs all together so you don't have to worry about coordinating communications and payments with a handful of different vendors. Harvest Moon is more than just a catering company, they are your wedding allies and support team! Read More
Harvest Moon and Kelly were terrific! We could not have been happier with everything they helped with leading up to and the day of our wedding. Not only did we get rave reviews of the food, but the level of service was impeccable. HM is much more than a caterer - Kelly took the time to chat with us about our vision for the day and made sure that she understood all of our ideas so that we would have nothing to worry about the day of the event. She and her staff more than delivered. Everything … wasperfect and I truly didn't have a worry in the world on my wedding day - probably not something a lot of brides are able to say! Their knowledge of the venue was also a huge plus for us. I would highly recommend Harvest Moon to any couple looking for a reliable and easy-to-work-with caterer for their big day. Read More
Barbara Shiflett was our go to women for Harvest Moon. Barbara is wonder woman! No other way to say it. Harvest Moon was actually our first tasting and our last. As a foodie, I fell in love with the ingredients and flavors during our tasting. From that moment, Barbara was there helping me coordinate the details together for the wedding. She was able to provide recommendations and advise for all the little details. She was definitely a life saver as I was planning the wedding from 1000 … miles away. You will not be disappointed with Harvest Moon. They have an extreme attention to detail that makes your day go on without a hitch. During the reception, we had two people dedicated to us to make sure we were well fed and informed with everything going on. They kept us on schedule and made sure we did not miss anything. On a side note, I ate more food the day of the wedding than any other day that week. Now you don't hear that everyday! Read More