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Grandale Catering

Purcellville , VA
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14001 Harpers Ferry Road
Purcellville, VA 20132 US (map)

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540-668-6000

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ABOUT US

Grandale Farm is a unique historic farm located in the heart of virginia's wine country. Grandale Farm is an active agricultural farm providing organic sustainable produce for the... Read more
Grandale Farm is a unique historic farm located in the heart of virginia's wine country. Grandale Farm is an active agricultural farm providing organic sustainable produce for the Restaurant and Catering Operations. Grandale Farm Restaurant serves Modern American and European Cusine and has an extensive Loudoun VA Wine List. The farm is available for All events up to 250 guests. A tented Venue on the serene Mill Green is our outside option and has many rural ammentities. Grandale Assembly Hall provides a nice indoor option for up to 90 guests and has a private outdoor pergola, bathrooms and parking.

Wedding Offerings

-Catering
On and Off Site Services-

-Custom Menus-

-Menu Printing and Table design-

-Day Of Coordinating Assistance-

-Service and Bar Staff-

-All Event Rental Needs with Discount-

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), French, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2012
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
Author, the main chef, is great to work with in developing your menu. He is very responsive over email and adjusted our event details many times. Overall the food was good - I would recommend getting the steak we had a lot of compliments on it. The fish dish was not quite the same as when we did the tasting, but they did have to bring in everything from offsite so it's probably much harder to have the fish the right consistency in that situation. We had specifically noted in our event details to offer wine service during dinner, which didn't happen. I also had wanted a cake table set up, so that once the cake was cut, slices could be put out and guests would be welcome to choose their slices since we offered two cake flavors. That also didn't happen, people were served cake and got what they got. Also they put out a tip jar on the bar, which I think is tacky since we brought the tip in cash to be distributed by the event manager. I don't think my wedding guests should have to tip them when we are already taking care of it.
Author, the main chef, is great to work with in developing your menu. He is very responsive over email and adjusted our Read more...
Author, the main chef, is great to work with in developing your menu. He is very responsive over email and adjusted our event details many times. Overall the food was good - I would recommend getting the steak we had a lot of compliments on it. The fish dish was not quite the same as when we did the tasting, but they did have to bring in everything from offsite so it's probably much harder to have the fish the right consistency in that situation. We had specifically noted in our event details to offer wine service during dinner, which didn't happen. I also had wanted a cake table set up, so that once the cake was cut, slices could be put out and guests would be welcome to choose their slices since we offered two cake flavors. That also didn't happen, people were served cake and got what they got. Also they put out a tip jar on the bar, which I think is tacky since we brought the tip in cash to be distributed by the event manager. I don't think my wedding guests should have to tip them when we are already taking care of it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Allie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down, you should use Grandale Catering for your event!! If you're not sure, just schedule an appointment with Chef Author and go have lunch, you'll be ready to book by the time you leave.

My husband and I selected Chef Author and Grandale Catering to cater our vineyard wedding for about 110 people since they were the hands down recommendation from our vineyard. We visited the Grandale restaurant for lunch and after trying the food, we agreed it was great, and would be perfect for our wedding.

Throughout planning you meet and correspond directly with Chef Author. He has you try a variety of food at your tasting, and then customizes the menu based on your likes and dislikes. He has menus of some items, but in our experience these were really just starting points.

We also got all of our rentals sourced through Grandale Catering which was great since it gave us 1 point of contact, and Grandale Catering handled all of the coordination with the rental company.

On the day of the staff from Grandale set up the reception and served passed appetizers, and a plated dinner as well as cake and gelato for dessert. The Grandale staff was friendly, efficient, and very pleasant to have serve the wedding.

The quality of food was great, everything was obviously fresh and often local if possible. We received a lot of compliments from guests that they loved the food, especially the mac & cheese spoons and steak. You definitely get a lot for your money, and it's a great value (both in quantity and quality).
Hands down, you should use Grandale Catering for your event!! If you're not sure, just schedule an appointment with Chef Read more...
Hands down, you should use Grandale Catering for your event!! If you're not sure, just schedule an appointment with Chef Author and go have lunch, you'll be ready to book by the time you leave.

My husband and I selected Chef Author and Grandale Catering to cater our vineyard wedding for about 110 people since they were the hands down recommendation from our vineyard. We visited the Grandale restaurant for lunch and after trying the food, we agreed it was great, and would be perfect for our wedding.

Throughout planning you meet and correspond directly with Chef Author. He has you try a variety of food at your tasting, and then customizes the menu based on your likes and dislikes. He has menus of some items, but in our experience these were really just starting points.

We also got all of our rentals sourced through Grandale Catering which was great since it gave us 1 point of contact, and Grandale Catering handled all of the coordination with the rental company.

On the day of the staff from Grandale set up the reception and served passed appetizers, and a plated dinner as well as cake and gelato for dessert. The Grandale staff was friendly, efficient, and very pleasant to have serve the wedding.

The quality of food was great, everything was obviously fresh and often local if possible. We received a lot of compliments from guests that they loved the food, especially the mac & cheese spoons and steak. You definitely get a lot for your money, and it's a great value (both in quantity and quality). Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Chef Author was great to work with. Every time we met with him and tasted the food it was fantastic. Chef was very responsive to customize the day to be what we wanted, and responded to us in a timely manner on all issues.

However, there are a few things I would like to note. About a month before the wedding we gave the final numbers and did the final tasting. We made several notes about the food for the event including, the portion of gnocchi on the plate, how the potatoes on the beef dish should be crispy, and most importantly that the chicken needed to be fully cooked (a mistake at the final tasting). To our frustration and disappointment, after the event I heard several of our guests had to send their chicken back because it was not cooked, also the amount of gnocchi was skimpy and yet we had a lot left over. Basically none of the commend we made during the final tasting were followed through on.

Overall it was an amazing experience, the food was fantastic, and I would recommend Grandale Catering.
Chef Author was great to work with. Every time we met with him and tasted the food it was fantastic. Chef was very Read more...
Chef Author was great to work with. Every time we met with him and tasted the food it was fantastic. Chef was very responsive to customize the day to be what we wanted, and responded to us in a timely manner on all issues.

However, there are a few things I would like to note. About a month before the wedding we gave the final numbers and did the final tasting. We made several notes about the food for the event including, the portion of gnocchi on the plate, how the potatoes on the beef dish should be crispy, and most importantly that the chicken needed to be fully cooked (a mistake at the final tasting). To our frustration and disappointment, after the event I heard several of our guests had to send their chicken back because it was not cooked, also the amount of gnocchi was skimpy and yet we had a lot left over. Basically none of the commend we made during the final tasting were followed through on.

Overall it was an amazing experience, the food was fantastic, and I would recommend Grandale Catering. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Grandale Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for using our Catering service and taking the time to share your experience. I appreciate your feedback and critique on the experience.

The chicken critique I would like to comment on. The bone in frenched skin on chicken breast product tends to have a pink color of meat surrounding the bone when it is fully cooked. This product has had similar feedback and we are removing it from the 2015 lineup.
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Paige
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a formal sit-down dinner in a tent on a private farm which meant we needed a caterer who could cook with a generator in the middle of a field. Grandale can do that with no problem and the food was excellent. Author, the owner, walked us through the entire process from our initial meeting, to our food tasting, to our wine tasting, and then the actual event. He modified the menu to our tastes at every stage. He even helped us make our signature drink! As a native Marylander I am very picky about crab cakes, but I really wanted some for the wedding. Grandale's crab cakes are fabulous and I would highly recommend them. Overall, we were really impressed with the quality of the food, the great service, and the excellent staff during our event.
We had a formal sit-down dinner in a tent on a private farm which meant we needed a caterer who could cook with a Read more...
We had a formal sit-down dinner in a tent on a private farm which meant we needed a caterer who could cook with a generator in the middle of a field. Grandale can do that with no problem and the food was excellent. Author, the owner, walked us through the entire process from our initial meeting, to our food tasting, to our wine tasting, and then the actual event. He modified the menu to our tastes at every stage. He even helped us make our signature drink! As a native Marylander I am very picky about crab cakes, but I really wanted some for the wedding. Grandale's crab cakes are fabulous and I would highly recommend them. Overall, we were really impressed with the quality of the food, the great service, and the excellent staff during our event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.8/5.0
If this was just Author, it would be a 5, yet I had a few issues w/ his staff. But before you read those I would still say GC is DELISH & I would pick them again! GC was on a provided venue list. I liked GCs pricing & variety. After GC, we tried 3 other caterers. We always found ourselves comparing to GC's. Author @ GC is awesome, friendly, relatable, and down to earth (also compliant & flexible). He listened to all of our opinions & incorporated them w/o hesitation. He even let me push out my final meal count since we had a family emergency. Downsides are below: this was my own experience & I hope it wont happen to everyone but if I was a reader I’d want to know! Already discussed w/ GC
- Author had told us before that he hires extra help through a temp agency. So when one showed up early it was cool until she meddled. She followed me around, pried into my stuff, & kept asking questions, it was annoying. After cocktail I heard her ask another server if she‘d tried my dip, I then watched this girl eat my dip. I wasnt pleased
- We had discussed sig. drinks w/ GC & it seemed like Author got my vision, I was upset when it didn’t taste right. My drink was a strawberry mojito; I had given the recipe & ingredients prior to the event. The drink wasn't very mojito tasting & was quite strong. When the bartender asked how I liked it I responded “it needs more mint.” Her response was “sorry, I don't like mojitos so I don't know how to make it." As a bartender I feel you should know how to make basic drinks whether you like them or not
- we had discussed staff tipping with Author & he provided us with the information. I overheard his staff after the wedding sounding disappointed in their tips. I was upset about this considering Author gave us a range and we picked in the middle. I felt it was rude to discuss this and not be grateful for the tip in the first place
Food
filet
Duck w/ gnocci cream sauce
Eggplant Parm
The duck was our fav, GC earned our business on that alone
If this was just Author, it would be a 5, yet I had a few issues w/ his staff. But before you read those I would still say Read more...
If this was just Author, it would be a 5, yet I had a few issues w/ his staff. But before you read those I would still say GC is DELISH & I would pick them again! GC was on a provided venue list. I liked GCs pricing & variety. After GC, we tried 3 other caterers. We always found ourselves comparing to GC's. Author @ GC is awesome, friendly, relatable, and down to earth (also compliant & flexible). He listened to all of our opinions & incorporated them w/o hesitation. He even let me push out my final meal count since we had a family emergency. Downsides are below: this was my own experience & I hope it wont happen to everyone but if I was a reader I’d want to know! Already discussed w/ GC
- Author had told us before that he hires extra help through a temp agency. So when one showed up early it was cool until she meddled. She followed me around, pried into my stuff, & kept asking questions, it was annoying. After cocktail I heard her ask another server if she‘d tried my dip, I then watched this girl eat my dip. I wasnt pleased
- We had discussed sig. drinks w/ GC & it seemed like Author got my vision, I was upset when it didn’t taste right. My drink was a strawberry mojito; I had given the recipe & ingredients prior to the event. The drink wasn't very mojito tasting & was quite strong. When the bartender asked how I liked it I responded “it needs more mint.” Her response was “sorry, I don't like mojitos so I don't know how to make it." As a bartender I feel you should know how to make basic drinks whether you like them or not
- we had discussed staff tipping with Author & he provided us with the information. I overheard his staff after the wedding sounding disappointed in their tips. I was upset about this considering Author gave us a range and we picked in the middle. I felt it was rude to discuss this and not be grateful for the tip in the first place
Food
filet
Duck w/ gnocci cream sauce
Eggplant Parm
The duck was our fav, GC earned our business on that alone Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Grandale Catering was absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. We signed our contract for the venue with enough time to still use Grandale (instead of the solitary caterer the venue was switching to) and thank goodness we did!

The prices were far less expensive than they could have been for the quality of food and service that we received. The head chef, Author, was very responsive and met with us several times prior to the wedding- and he had done several weddings at our venue, so he had a lot of really good input as far as how to set stuff up. The food was phenomenal, and the wait staff was wonderful. We were able to add things to the rentals (tables, table cloths) far later than we would have been allowed to with many other caterers, and really appreciated Grandale's flexibility.

We brought family to the restaurant at Grandale prior to the wedding, so they could taste how good all of the food was, and everyone loved it!
Grandale Catering was absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. We signed our Read more...
Grandale Catering was absolutely AMAZING and we couldn't have picked a better caterer for our wedding. We signed our contract for the venue with enough time to still use Grandale (instead of the solitary caterer the venue was switching to) and thank goodness we did!

The prices were far less expensive than they could have been for the quality of food and service that we received. The head chef, Author, was very responsive and met with us several times prior to the wedding- and he had done several weddings at our venue, so he had a lot of really good input as far as how to set stuff up. The food was phenomenal, and the wait staff was wonderful. We were able to add things to the rentals (tables, table cloths) far later than we would have been allowed to with many other caterers, and really appreciated Grandale's flexibility.

We brought family to the restaurant at Grandale prior to the wedding, so they could taste how good all of the food was, and everyone loved it! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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lori
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough positive things about Grandale Catering to do them justice. Author was an absolute joy to work with. He went above and beyond, every step of the way. From the tasting to clean up, he made us feel like royalty. He kept in touch throughout the planning process and offered wonderful suggestions to make our day fabulous. We had many last minute requests and he never missed a beat or said no to anything.

His team arrived promptly and had everything set up way before schedule. They even helped the event planner set-up extra items. We had a last minute issue with one of our vendors not having a working tent and Author stepped in and saved the day offering to set up his personal tent - which saved our ceremony music!

The food was absolutely amazing! We've been to many of weddings and never tasted better food. The presentation was beautiful, everything was timed perfectly and every guest walked away feeling like they had a 5 star experience. The bartender was awesome and the waitstaff went above and beyond to assist guests. The team was extremely professional and so helpful throughout the day.

They made my wedding day stressfree and the overall result was outstanding! I look forward to using their services for future events. We consider Author a family friend at this point.
I can not say enough positive things about Grandale Catering to do them justice. Author was an absolute joy to work with. Read more...
I can not say enough positive things about Grandale Catering to do them justice. Author was an absolute joy to work with. He went above and beyond, every step of the way. From the tasting to clean up, he made us feel like royalty. He kept in touch throughout the planning process and offered wonderful suggestions to make our day fabulous. We had many last minute requests and he never missed a beat or said no to anything.

His team arrived promptly and had everything set up way before schedule. They even helped the event planner set-up extra items. We had a last minute issue with one of our vendors not having a working tent and Author stepped in and saved the day offering to set up his personal tent - which saved our ceremony music!

The food was absolutely amazing! We've been to many of weddings and never tasted better food. The presentation was beautiful, everything was timed perfectly and every guest walked away feeling like they had a 5 star experience. The bartender was awesome and the waitstaff went above and beyond to assist guests. The team was extremely professional and so helpful throughout the day.

They made my wedding day stressfree and the overall result was outstanding! I look forward to using their services for future events. We consider Author a family friend at this point. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our guests loved the food! We had bacon wrapped scallops, spanakopita and other appetizers during cocktail hour and then moved on to a buffet of antipasto, pasta and sliders. Our wedding was at the start of summer so we wanted to make sure the flavors were light and fresh, but still substantial. Grandale delivered and the sliders especially were a hit. Guests even loved the roasted veggies. Arthur, the chef at Grandale, was wonderful to work with. We went back several times as I adjusted the floor plan and menu, and he very responsive and always professional. The tasting was actually a full meal at the Grandale Farm restaurant. Because they make everything fresh from local farms, we didn't actually eat the items on our catering menu; instead, it was a close equivalent using the available produce at the restaurant that day. The tasting meal was so wonderful at the restaurant that we knew the catered food would be just as great. I would definitely recommend Grandale Catering and plan to go back to eat at their restaurant.
Our guests loved the food! We had bacon wrapped scallops, spanakopita and other appetizers during cocktail hour and then Read more...
Our guests loved the food! We had bacon wrapped scallops, spanakopita and other appetizers during cocktail hour and then moved on to a buffet of antipasto, pasta and sliders. Our wedding was at the start of summer so we wanted to make sure the flavors were light and fresh, but still substantial. Grandale delivered and the sliders especially were a hit. Guests even loved the roasted veggies. Arthur, the chef at Grandale, was wonderful to work with. We went back several times as I adjusted the floor plan and menu, and he very responsive and always professional. The tasting was actually a full meal at the Grandale Farm restaurant. Because they make everything fresh from local farms, we didn't actually eat the items on our catering menu; instead, it was a close equivalent using the available produce at the restaurant that day. The tasting meal was so wonderful at the restaurant that we knew the catered food would be just as great. I would definitely recommend Grandale Catering and plan to go back to eat at their restaurant. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erika
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Grandale Catering. Everything is made fresh with seasonal and local produce. We did a buffet-stye meal composed of a duo of sliders, mixed greens, chicken penne, and antipasto. The food was a hit and I'm still hearing about the yummy sliders and antipasto from my guests. I worked with AJ, who is the executive chef at Grandale, and he was extremely responsive and easy to work with. My wedding planner and I went through multiple versions of floorplans and AJ was always very quick with responding with updated contract information. I couldn't have asked more from my caterer!
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Grandale Catering. Everything is made fresh with seasonal and local Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Grandale Catering. Everything is made fresh with seasonal and local produce. We did a buffet-stye meal composed of a duo of sliders, mixed greens, chicken penne, and antipasto. The food was a hit and I'm still hearing about the yummy sliders and antipasto from my guests. I worked with AJ, who is the executive chef at Grandale, and he was extremely responsive and easy to work with. My wedding planner and I went through multiple versions of floorplans and AJ was always very quick with responding with updated contract information. I couldn't have asked more from my caterer! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We received ALOT of compliments on our food for our reception. The best food I've ever eaten at a wedding (very happy it was at mine)! Chef Author is a real pleasure to work with and made the process very painless. For a caterer, I was looking for one a bit smaller and more personal than some of the large ones in this area. Grandale was a perfect fit and also a bit cheaper than the other two quotes I received. I also believe he uses local ingredients...a real plus for me. Definitely check Grandale Farms out! They have a small, charming restaurant in Purcellville as well.
We received ALOT of compliments on our food for our reception. The best food I've ever eaten at a wedding (very happy it Read more...
We received ALOT of compliments on our food for our reception. The best food I've ever eaten at a wedding (very happy it was at mine)! Chef Author is a real pleasure to work with and made the process very painless. For a caterer, I was looking for one a bit smaller and more personal than some of the large ones in this area. Grandale was a perfect fit and also a bit cheaper than the other two quotes I received. I also believe he uses local ingredients...a real plus for me. Definitely check Grandale Farms out! They have a small, charming restaurant in Purcellville as well. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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