Designed by one of the East Coast's leading wedding planners, Pippin Hill Farm is focused on catering to your every need by offering a range of services and capabilities. All the essentials for a beautiful tabletop are included in our Bespoke Wedding package and our Farm to Table in-house catering makes the planning seamless.
Nestled within the natural beauty and authentic setting of an operating vineyard and winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, Pippin Hill Farm's custom-built destination wedding venue is designed to capture the essential elements of successful entertaining - architectural scale, landscaping details, and custom lighting and sound, all set against the backdrop of stunning mountain view panoramas. Pippin Hill is the perfect destination winery and wedding venue.
Pippin Hill Artisan Catering is a market innovator with a distinctive operating philosophy and style, coupled with expertise in hosting weddings, high-end social events, and private receptions. Our catering business is defined as part of the ‘local food movement,’ featuring partnerships with regional farm producers. This philosophy determines our food sourcing and menu design.
The catering is a proprietary in-house operation, headed by Executive Chef Amalia Scatena. Our cuisine and menu offerings will be seasonal, following the cycles of locally produced agricultural products. We offer a variety of formal and informal dining choices, in either seated/plated meals or stationed style. At Pippin Hill we also cultivate our own organic vegetable and herb gardens. Our belief is based on the premise that a sustainable food production program, which is distributed and consumed locally, is beneficial to human health, our communities, and to the natural environment.
Chef Scatena’s cuisine and custom menu offerings use the freshest of ingredients. Our in-house team manages all aspects of the catering operation to ensure all menu offerings are tailored to your specifications. Your guests will enjoy regional and traditional menus centered on the abundant resources of locally produced vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses from the region’s best farmers.
Our Bespoke Package includes the following:
Catering Consultation – meet with our team of Artisan Catering managers to arrange your menu tasting and finalize your menu selections
Tabletop - place settings for 250, including china, glassware, cutlery, and linens (table cloth and napkins)
Tables & Chairs – Chivari dining chairs, round dining tables, and banquet tables
Ceremony Seating – folding chairs provided for up to 250 guests
Bridal Loft – full-day access to our residential-style bridal party suite for the bride-to-be and her attendants, with full en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, food service bar, living area, and hair & makeup room
Ceremony, Cocktail, and Reception Venues - exclusive use of our ceremony site, veranda terrace and courtyard, tasting room & wine bar, and granary 5:30 - 11:30 PM
Celebration Coordination - consultation on event timeline
Arrivals - parking attendants to manage busses, coaches, and guests arrivals
Food & Beverage Service - professional wait staff, bartenders, and captains to ensure premium service throughout the evening
Music A/V - A/V system capable of supporting a professional band or DJ to provide non-stop wedding songs.
Vendor Support - coordination of load-in for key suppliers and vendors; vendor break area provided; vendor meals available for purchase
We hardly need to tell you that Pippin Hill is extraordinary, but overall, we really found that it was. Every detail of the property is thoughtful and lovely, the food is great, and the employees are serious pros at weddings. There were a few times when their communications with us were a little slow or unclear, and nothing is a bargain, but overall, we had a wonderful experience. Pippin Hill's staff did an especially excellent job setting things up for us on our wedding day, far beyond what I … expected. Read More
Exceeded our every expectation and the service and staff were outstanding. Not to mention, breathtaking views and decor overall. They had staff members assigned to each person in my family to make sure everything running smoothly. Would highly recommend to anyone considering getting married in Charlottesville. Excellent food and wines as well!
You can't ask for a more beautiful venue than Pippin Hill. The scenery is spectacular, the staff very courteous and professional, the food phenomenal. Everything was wonderful! My only complaint would be I felt sometimes they were out to charge for every little thing - for example an additional per person drink charge for a specialty cocktail when you are already paying for the top shelf open bar package - it seemed a little nickle and dimey.