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Grandale Catering

Purcellville , VA
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LOCATION

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

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540-668-6000

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ABOUT US

Grandale Catering is part of the "Grandale Restaurant at 868" family. We not only offer a beautiful wedding and rehearsal dinner venue at 868 Estate Vineyards in the heart of DC's Wine... Read more
Grandale Catering is part of the "Grandale Restaurant at 868" family. We not only offer a beautiful wedding and rehearsal dinner venue at 868 Estate Vineyards in the heart of DC's Wine Country, but also, we cater to venues throughout Loudoun County and beyond.

Well-known as a gourmet farm-to-fork restaurant, Grandale brings the same pride in serving beautiful and delicious food off-site as well. Whether your wedding is an intimate event at a local B&B or a grand affair at one of the area's larger venues, Grandale Catering will handle every detail for you, from rentals to set up and serving to clean up - with fabulous food in between.

Our personal tastings are conducted at our restaurant and are convenient to your schedule. In addition to our full catering menu, we also offer delicious vegetarian and vegan choices. We look forward to working with you on your event!

Wedding Offerings

-Catering On and Off Site Services-

-Rehearsal Dinners

-Custom Menus-

-Menu Printing and Table design-

-Service and Bar Staff-

-All Event Rental Needs

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Winery
Describe the style of your venue:
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What event services do you offer?
Catering/Bar, Clean Up, Event Rental, Set Up
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at 868 Estate Vineyard in Purcellville, VA. The on-site restaurant, Grandale, is the reason we were drawn to this location. My husband and I could be considered food snobs; we cook at home often and cook great food using local ingredients whenever possible. If we go out to eat, we look for great restaurants serving exceptional cuisine. We sampled food from caterers and the food was mediocre, we did not want our guests eating typical wedding food. The moment we had our first bite at Grandale Restaurant, we looked at each other and knew this was the caterer & location for us. Chef Author Clark helped us create a menu specifically for us based on the season and locally available products. Events manager Misty kept me calm through the entire planning process. Misty and Mary did a wonderful job executing on the day of the wedding. The staff was courteous and wonderful to my guests the entire night. I would highly recommend Grandale restaurant to other brides searching for a fantastic caterer for their wedding.
My husband and I were married at 868 Estate Vineyard in Purcellville, VA. The on-site restaurant, Grandale, is the reason Read more...
My husband and I were married at 868 Estate Vineyard in Purcellville, VA. The on-site restaurant, Grandale, is the reason we were drawn to this location. My husband and I could be considered food snobs; we cook at home often and cook great food using local ingredients whenever possible. If we go out to eat, we look for great restaurants serving exceptional cuisine. We sampled food from caterers and the food was mediocre, we did not want our guests eating typical wedding food. The moment we had our first bite at Grandale Restaurant, we looked at each other and knew this was the caterer & location for us. Chef Author Clark helped us create a menu specifically for us based on the season and locally available products. Events manager Misty kept me calm through the entire planning process. Misty and Mary did a wonderful job executing on the day of the wedding. The staff was courteous and wonderful to my guests the entire night. I would highly recommend Grandale restaurant to other brides searching for a fantastic caterer for their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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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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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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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
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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Chris
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I was in touch with Grandale Catering more than a year before my wedding, and Author was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. Day of, he and his staff were very professional, everything went off without a hitch. The food was incredible, and I'm still receiving compliments on how good everything was and how smoothly everything went. I would not hesitate to recommend Grandale for your event.
I was in touch with Grandale Catering more than a year before my wedding, and Author was incredibly helpful and responsive Read more...
I was in touch with Grandale Catering more than a year before my wedding, and Author was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. Day of, he and his staff were very professional, everything went off without a hitch. The food was incredible, and I'm still receiving compliments on how good everything was and how smoothly everything went. I would not hesitate to recommend Grandale for your event. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
From beginning to end, the services provided by Author and his staff were excellent. Author really knows what he is doing and is very professional and detail oriented. For example, while I was spying on the wedding set up from my room I heard him talking to a bartender about removing the red wine bottles from the sunny areas of the table. He also carefully plated each individual dish so that the food looked wonderful. Author was also an invaluable help to my mom who was working on setting up my somewhat elaborate centerpieces--he even pulled some of his staff and assigned them to her! She can't stop talking about what a huge help he was to her. His calm, confident demeanor put everyone at ease and everything went so smoothly. And last, but certainly not least, the food was excellent! If I had to do it all over again, I would be back at Grandale Farm for my catering needs.
From beginning to end, the services provided by Author and his staff were excellent. Author really knows what he is doing Read more...
From beginning to end, the services provided by Author and his staff were excellent. Author really knows what he is doing and is very professional and detail oriented. For example, while I was spying on the wedding set up from my room I heard him talking to a bartender about removing the red wine bottles from the sunny areas of the table. He also carefully plated each individual dish so that the food looked wonderful. Author was also an invaluable help to my mom who was working on setting up my somewhat elaborate centerpieces--he even pulled some of his staff and assigned them to her! She can't stop talking about what a huge help he was to her. His calm, confident demeanor put everyone at ease and everything went so smoothly. And last, but certainly not least, the food was excellent! If I had to do it all over again, I would be back at Grandale Farm for my catering needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great service, delicious food, extremely helpful and easy to work with!!
Great service, delicious food, extremely helpful and easy to work with!!
Great service, delicious food, extremely helpful and easy to work with!! Read less
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