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Festive Fare

Charlottesville , VA

LOCATION

1745 Broadway Street
Charlottesville, VA US 22902 (map)

PHONE

434-296-5496

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Festive Fare, a Classic Party Rentals company . We are known throughout Central Virginia for our extensive inventory of equipment, beautiful specialty linens, great customer... Read more
Welcome to Festive Fare, a Classic Party Rentals company . We are known throughout Central Virginia for our extensive inventory of equipment, beautiful specialty linens, great customer service, and can-do attitude. Whether a wedding in Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia, a celebration at one of the many area vineyards and inns, or an intimate dinner pool-side or on the patio, Festive Fare has the rental equipment to make your event spectacular! Read less
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INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Chairs, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Tables
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Marisa
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Festive Fare was incredibly kind and helpful. They were flexible and willing to work with other vendors to make sure everyone had what they needed to make the event go smoothly.
Everyone at Festive Fare was incredibly kind and helpful. They were flexible and willing to work with other vendors to Read more...
Everyone at Festive Fare was incredibly kind and helpful. They were flexible and willing to work with other vendors to make sure everyone had what they needed to make the event go smoothly. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
The entire team at Festive Fare was so helpful and professional. They were wonderful to work with! Everything came exactly as expected and it all came together so beautifully. I had a few last minute changes and they were extremely accommodating and helpful. Big inventory to satisfy all styles and tastes! They're great at helping you put things together in their showroom. I highly recommend Festive Fare. :-)
The entire team at Festive Fare was so helpful and professional. They were wonderful to work with! Everything came exactly Read more...
The entire team at Festive Fare was so helpful and professional. They were wonderful to work with! Everything came exactly as expected and it all came together so beautifully. I had a few last minute changes and they were extremely accommodating and helpful. Big inventory to satisfy all styles and tastes! They're great at helping you put things together in their showroom. I highly recommend Festive Fare. :-) Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Charlotte was great to work with. She was able to work with vendors to add some last minute things we decided on- we were very grateful for that. She worked in our time frame allowing us to get what we needed when we needed it.
Charlotte was great to work with. She was able to work with vendors to add some last minute things we decided on- we were Read more...
Charlotte was great to work with. She was able to work with vendors to add some last minute things we decided on- we were very grateful for that. She worked in our time frame allowing us to get what we needed when we needed it. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Festive Fare has a wide variety of decor options to rent for a wedding. You can create virtually any look you're going for. The staff are so pleasant to work with and provide wonderful advice when you need it. While there are few options for rental companies in the Charlottesville area, it's great to know that the main one is also great to work with. They definitely know what they're doing!
Festive Fare has a wide variety of decor options to rent for a wedding. You can create virtually any look you're going Read more...
Festive Fare has a wide variety of decor options to rent for a wedding. You can create virtually any look you're going for. The staff are so pleasant to work with and provide wonderful advice when you need it. While there are few options for rental companies in the Charlottesville area, it's great to know that the main one is also great to work with. They definitely know what they're doing! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Classic Party Rentals (formerly Festive Fare) did a great job with my rentals. Kathryn was fantastic helping me pick out the rentals and making suggestions. They were also amazing with the several revisions I had to the order. They were very nice and professional and the order was correct. It was all so lovely. They have a large selection and very nice staff.
Classic Party Rentals (formerly Festive Fare) did a great job with my rentals. Kathryn was fantastic helping me pick out Read more...
Classic Party Rentals (formerly Festive Fare) did a great job with my rentals. Kathryn was fantastic helping me pick out the rentals and making suggestions. They were also amazing with the several revisions I had to the order. They were very nice and professional and the order was correct. It was all so lovely. They have a large selection and very nice staff. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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tkhess
Wedding:
8/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Festive Fare did an incredible job working with us to create the perfect mood and ambiance for our wedding. We rented ALL of our tables, linens, plates, dishes, serving ware - everything - from them. They have a beautiful collection of elegant choices, and we were able to create a really customized look that was not cheesy or cookie-cutter or over the top. We got very personalized attention and service in their store, and they were incredibly reliable and flexible to our changes and new requests. We even rented chairs from them for our BBQ the night before the wedding, and they dropped them all off and picked them up without any hassle on our part. We are very happy customers!
Festive Fare did an incredible job working with us to create the perfect mood and ambiance for our wedding. We rented ALL Read more...
Festive Fare did an incredible job working with us to create the perfect mood and ambiance for our wedding. We rented ALL of our tables, linens, plates, dishes, serving ware - everything - from them. They have a beautiful collection of elegant choices, and we were able to create a really customized look that was not cheesy or cookie-cutter or over the top. We got very personalized attention and service in their store, and they were incredibly reliable and flexible to our changes and new requests. We even rented chairs from them for our BBQ the night before the wedding, and they dropped them all off and picked them up without any hassle on our part. We are very happy customers! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Festive Fare worked out great for us- all we needed was some tables and chairs. We were able to arrange these about a week in advance and I was even able to change numbers in that time with no issues. They delivered everything the day before and picked-up the tables and chairs the day after. The tables and chairs were very reasonably priced. We really liked some of their linens, but they were out of our budget so we provided our own.
Festive Fare worked out great for us- all we needed was some tables and chairs. We were able to arrange these about a week Read more...
Festive Fare worked out great for us- all we needed was some tables and chairs. We were able to arrange these about a week in advance and I was even able to change numbers in that time with no issues. They delivered everything the day before and picked-up the tables and chairs the day after. The tables and chairs were very reasonably priced. We really liked some of their linens, but they were out of our budget so we provided our own. Read less
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Volsfan
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at Festive Fare was great in helping us put the finishing touches on our wedding! Charlotte was great with email and took the time to meet with us several times to make sure we got everything just right. They have great products and we were very happy!

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The staff at Festive Fare was great in helping us put the finishing touches on our wedding! Charlotte was great with email Read more...
The staff at Festive Fare was great in helping us put the finishing touches on our wedding! Charlotte was great with email and took the time to meet with us several times to make sure we got everything just right. They have great products and we were very happy!

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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.8/5.0
I rented my ceremony chairs and chiavari chairs for my reception from festive fare! I rented fruitwood folding chairs for my ceremony since I had a fall wedding - they were perfect! My ceremony photos look so pretty with the chairs and my floral arrangements. I rented mahogany colored chiavari chairs with a brown velvet cushion for my reception - they looked very elegant with my deep eggplant colored table linens! Everything was delivered on time and was in great condition.
I rented my ceremony chairs and chiavari chairs for my reception from festive fare! I rented fruitwood folding chairs for Read more...
I rented my ceremony chairs and chiavari chairs for my reception from festive fare! I rented fruitwood folding chairs for my ceremony since I had a fall wedding - they were perfect! My ceremony photos look so pretty with the chairs and my floral arrangements. I rented mahogany colored chiavari chairs with a brown velvet cushion for my reception - they looked very elegant with my deep eggplant colored table linens! Everything was delivered on time and was in great condition. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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MarriedLady
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.7/5.0
The service was great- we had to work with them from out of town and they were very responsive. We also met with them in person and they were friendly and on time.
We rented chairs for our ceremony, and table linens for our reception. I didn't think they were all that outrageous. I could have probably spent about the same amount buying fabric and making all the cloths myself, but I didn't see the point because I have no need for all those linens. Our chairs were around 1.50 each and I thought that was reaosonable. I think it was another 1.00 per chair to set up and take down each chair. Again I didn't think that was all that bad.
Everything showed up on time and the chairs were exactly in the order that I asked.
The service was great- we had to work with them from out of town and they were very responsive. We also met with them in Read more...
The service was great- we had to work with them from out of town and they were very responsive. We also met with them in person and they were friendly and on time.
We rented chairs for our ceremony, and table linens for our reception. I didn't think they were all that outrageous. I could have probably spent about the same amount buying fabric and making all the cloths myself, but I didn't see the point because I have no need for all those linens. Our chairs were around 1.50 each and I thought that was reaosonable. I think it was another 1.00 per chair to set up and take down each chair. Again I didn't think that was all that bad.
Everything showed up on time and the chairs were exactly in the order that I asked. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2007
4.6/5.0
Festive Fare was great--they are really the only place in town to get plate/tablecloth/etc rentals. They have every pattern under the sun and didn't try to push me to anything more expensive than I wanted. They also did not mock me when I called every six weeks and kept changing the napkin color. They worked well with my caterer and got everything we ordered to the site on time. Everything looked great.
Festive Fare was great--they are really the only place in town to get plate/tablecloth/etc rentals. They have every Read more...
Festive Fare was great--they are really the only place in town to get plate/tablecloth/etc rentals. They have every pattern under the sun and didn't try to push me to anything more expensive than I wanted. They also did not mock me when I called every six weeks and kept changing the napkin color. They worked well with my caterer and got everything we ordered to the site on time. Everything looked great. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.6/5.0
Working with Festive Fare has been a real pleasure. Since we had our wedding at a house, we needed to rent everything from table to chairs to china and champagne flutes. Thankfully, Festive Fare had everything, and had a range of products to choose from, making it very easy to put together unique dinner tables. The service was impeccable, including the delivery/pickup.
Working with Festive Fare has been a real pleasure. Since we had our wedding at a house, we needed to rent everything from Read more...
Working with Festive Fare has been a real pleasure. Since we had our wedding at a house, we needed to rent everything from table to chairs to china and champagne flutes. Thankfully, Festive Fare had everything, and had a range of products to choose from, making it very easy to put together unique dinner tables. The service was impeccable, including the delivery/pickup. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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danapie
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.6/5.0
a little expensive- but they do deliver and pick up
a little expensive- but they do deliver and pick up
a little expensive- but they do deliver and pick up Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
They were very helpful and easy to work with. Helped me decide exactly what I was looking for and very understanding when I needed to make numerous changes. They were off with the delivery time, which threw me a little but everything worked out beautifully!
They were very helpful and easy to work with. Helped me decide exactly what I was looking for and very understanding when Read more...
They were very helpful and easy to work with. Helped me decide exactly what I was looking for and very understanding when I needed to make numerous changes. They were off with the delivery time, which threw me a little but everything worked out beautifully! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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lillypad
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.3/5.0
This place has a huge selection but charges out the a** because they know they can. It was fun to go in and pick out what was really the exact table setting I was looking for, but it wasn't cheap. In fact, I could have bought everything myself for less, but then what, right? They are too professional in that they try to oversell everything.....oh, you'll need a glass an hour for each guest. Whatever, my caterer warned me and I cut back on the number of glasses Festive Fare recommended by half and I still had way too many. Oh well. They did everything right as far as pick up and delivery of everything and my tables looked pretty.
This place has a huge selection but charges out the a** because they know they can. It was fun to go in and pick out what Read more...
This place has a huge selection but charges out the a** because they know they can. It was fun to go in and pick out what was really the exact table setting I was looking for, but it wasn't cheap. In fact, I could have bought everything myself for less, but then what, right? They are too professional in that they try to oversell everything.....oh, you'll need a glass an hour for each guest. Whatever, my caterer warned me and I cut back on the number of glasses Festive Fare recommended by half and I still had way too many. Oh well. They did everything right as far as pick up and delivery of everything and my tables looked pretty. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/14/2010
4.2/5.0
Our linens, chivari chairs, and china came from Festive Fare, and working with Charlotte was a pleasure. She was helpful with figuring out what length linens we needed, helped us customized a runner for our banquet-style tables, and happily carted tables around and swapped out options to help us visualize everything. The only kink we had was in our mockup—we’d planned to meet our florist at Festive Fare to mock up a full dinner table, and Festive Fare only had one of the rented plates in stock, which made it very hard to see the full effect! Seemed like a miscommunication and Charlotte was very apologetic, and on the day of the wedding, everything arrived correctly and looked terrific.
Our linens, chivari chairs, and china came from Festive Fare, and working with Charlotte was a pleasure. She was helpful Read more...
Our linens, chivari chairs, and china came from Festive Fare, and working with Charlotte was a pleasure. She was helpful with figuring out what length linens we needed, helped us customized a runner for our banquet-style tables, and happily carted tables around and swapped out options to help us visualize everything. The only kink we had was in our mockup—we’d planned to meet our florist at Festive Fare to mock up a full dinner table, and Festive Fare only had one of the rented plates in stock, which made it very hard to see the full effect! Seemed like a miscommunication and Charlotte was very apologetic, and on the day of the wedding, everything arrived correctly and looked terrific. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.2/5.0
I enjoyed working with Tori who was kind enough to take me at my word that I did not have a "vision" for the day. I simply wanted to book the rentals efficiently. She made excellent choices based on my basic parameters and we were able to complete the whole process in less than 15 minutes. Completely painless and it was beautifully executed. We loved the decor.
I enjoyed working with Tori who was kind enough to take me at my word that I did not have a "vision" for the day. I simply Read more...
I enjoyed working with Tori who was kind enough to take me at my word that I did not have a "vision" for the day. I simply wanted to book the rentals efficiently. She made excellent choices based on my basic parameters and we were able to complete the whole process in less than 15 minutes. Completely painless and it was beautifully executed. We loved the decor. Read less
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Elsa
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.2/5.0
Wonderful company. Rented Napkins, champagne glasses and some tables from them. Prices were reasonable and delivery charges were not too terrible. They dropped items off the Thursday before the event (Sat. Wedding) and came back and picked everything up Monday morning. They didn't even charge me extra for the two glasses I broke. Had used them in the past and decided to go with them again based on the quality of service we received the last time.
Wonderful company. Rented Napkins, champagne glasses and some tables from them. Prices were reasonable and delivery Read more...
Wonderful company. Rented Napkins, champagne glasses and some tables from them. Prices were reasonable and delivery charges were not too terrible. They dropped items off the Thursday before the event (Sat. Wedding) and came back and picked everything up Monday morning. They didn't even charge me extra for the two glasses I broke. Had used them in the past and decided to go with them again based on the quality of service we received the last time. Read less
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zanlee
Wedding:
6/15/2008
3.5/5.0
Festive Fare is quite expensive so definitely look into buying in bulk somewhere. It's often cheaper. Clothe napkins were outrageous and they didn't have any I liked so I bought large paper napkins from the internet and tied them with pretty ribbon in a fan like shape and they were perfect. I don't think anyone missed having a real linen. In general, I did not prefer working with them but they are really your only option in the Charlottesville area.
Festive Fare is quite expensive so definitely look into buying in bulk somewhere. It's often cheaper. Clothe napkins were Read more...
Festive Fare is quite expensive so definitely look into buying in bulk somewhere. It's often cheaper. Clothe napkins were outrageous and they didn't have any I liked so I bought large paper napkins from the internet and tied them with pretty ribbon in a fan like shape and they were perfect. I don't think anyone missed having a real linen. In general, I did not prefer working with them but they are really your only option in the Charlottesville area. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
6/15/2008
2.9/5.0
Great company, usually personable. Problem is they are crazy expensive and the selection is pretty crummy. I would recommend seeing if you can find another rental vendor for less expensive or for at least a better selection and quality.
Great company, usually personable. Problem is they are crazy expensive and the selection is pretty crummy. I would Read more...
Great company, usually personable. Problem is they are crazy expensive and the selection is pretty crummy. I would recommend seeing if you can find another rental vendor for less expensive or for at least a better selection and quality. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/24/2014
1.1/5.0
Writing this review is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I hate to be negative about anyone. But I had to weigh those feelings against my desire to keep another family and bride from having the same horrible experience, so I finally decided that it was my duty to warn others.

First, the positive: Festive Fare (associated with Classic Party Rentals) provided pretty much all the rental items for our wedding. They were delivered on time, and most of them were in excellent condition. HOWEVER, we ordered 350 dinner chairs and they arrived in garage-sale condition! I could not believe my eyes. The chairs were dented, scratched, wobbly and basically looked like you could have picked them up at a yard sale. And the cushions we paid for were wrinkled and very cheap-looking. In some cases, the wood on the chairs and cushions were stained. I immediately called Festive Fare, and to my dismay, the manager said, "Well, they ARE rentals!" I could not believe my ears. When I reminded her that the chairs in the show room were in PERFECT condition, she was silent. She did not care, had no viable solution, (even though we reserved the chairs about 9 months prior), and never apologized. In fact, she was so rude that I feel she should resign as the manager. We scrambled and found chair covers from a different vendor, which had to be shipped overnight to us - costing us over $ 3,000!) I requested a refund for the cost of the chairs (which was less than the chair cover cost), and only got a partial refund from Festive Fare. I had also ordered 350 ceremony chairs, which were in equally poor condition. But after the way we were treated about the dinner chairs, I knew there was no hope for replacing the ceremony chairs. The parent company, Classic Party Rentals, knew of our travails and did nothing to help. My understanding is that both companies are under new management - obviously, they are tanking the reputation and service of a formerly great company.
Writing this review is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I hate to be negative about anyone. But I had to Read more...
Writing this review is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I hate to be negative about anyone. But I had to weigh those feelings against my desire to keep another family and bride from having the same horrible experience, so I finally decided that it was my duty to warn others.

First, the positive: Festive Fare (associated with Classic Party Rentals) provided pretty much all the rental items for our wedding. They were delivered on time, and most of them were in excellent condition. HOWEVER, we ordered 350 dinner chairs and they arrived in garage-sale condition! I could not believe my eyes. The chairs were dented, scratched, wobbly and basically looked like you could have picked them up at a yard sale. And the cushions we paid for were wrinkled and very cheap-looking. In some cases, the wood on the chairs and cushions were stained. I immediately called Festive Fare, and to my dismay, the manager said, "Well, they ARE rentals!" I could not believe my ears. When I reminded her that the chairs in the show room were in PERFECT condition, she was silent. She did not care, had no viable solution, (even though we reserved the chairs about 9 months prior), and never apologized. In fact, she was so rude that I feel she should resign as the manager. We scrambled and found chair covers from a different vendor, which had to be shipped overnight to us - costing us over $ 3,000!) I requested a refund for the cost of the chairs (which was less than the chair cover cost), and only got a partial refund from Festive Fare. I had also ordered 350 ceremony chairs, which were in equally poor condition. But after the way we were treated about the dinner chairs, I knew there was no hope for replacing the ceremony chairs. The parent company, Classic Party Rentals, knew of our travails and did nothing to help. My understanding is that both companies are under new management - obviously, they are tanking the reputation and service of a formerly great company. Read less
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