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Harvest Moon Catering

Charlottesville , VA

LOCATION

946 Grady Avenue, Suite 11
Charlottesville, VA US 22901 (map)
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ABOUT US

We have the recipe for your perfect day!



Nineteen years ago Mark Hahn and Rob Gustafson started a small catering business that provided meal service to students at... Read more
We have the recipe for your perfect day!



Nineteen years ago Mark Hahn and Rob Gustafson started a small catering business that provided meal service to students at the University of Virginia.

These days we offer full catering services for events of all size and scope. Our event coordinators offer the experience and flexibility to seamlessly guide you through the planning of the menu, theme, décor and mode of service for your event. A full-time managerial staff directs a fleet of professional cooks and event staff – and Mark and Rob are still on the job every day as Executive Chef and Director of Operations, respectively.

Harvest Moon Catering remains devoted to the culture of food and the relationships that grow around the table. Our years of experience translate into wisdom, confidence and the effectiveness deserved in your catering partner. We throw the best parties and take care of all the details!

Give us a call at (434) 296-9091

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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, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Chinese, Creole, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer free tastings for up to 4 guests.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We have an ABC license and insurance liability that travels with us.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Check out our inventory on our Pinterest page! www.pinterest.com/hmcatering
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We provide waitstaff and bartenders needed for your event!
What is your maximum catering capacity?
3000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon allowed us to relax, knowing that every detail we could think of (and some that we didn't) relating to our event would be handled. In addition, the food was incredible.
Harvest Moon allowed us to relax, knowing that every detail we could think of (and some that we didn't) relating to our Read more...
Harvest Moon allowed us to relax, knowing that every detail we could think of (and some that we didn't) relating to our event would be handled. In addition, the food was incredible. Read less
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Davina Vaswani
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon was so attentive to all of our needs. We had a traditional Indian Hindu wedding. Harvest Moon studied and worked so hard to get the most authentic flavors incorporated into the menu. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Harvest Moon took care of our signature cocktails and made them so well! They were a hit!

The Harvest Moon team is extremely professional and offers great ideas to make the occasion as special as possible!
Harvest Moon was so attentive to all of our needs. We had a traditional Indian Hindu wedding. Harvest Moon studied and Read more...
Harvest Moon was so attentive to all of our needs. We had a traditional Indian Hindu wedding. Harvest Moon studied and worked so hard to get the most authentic flavors incorporated into the menu. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Harvest Moon took care of our signature cocktails and made them so well! They were a hit!

The Harvest Moon team is extremely professional and offers great ideas to make the occasion as special as possible! Read less
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amy
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Keswick Vineyards just last month. We chose Harvest Moon Catering because they catered our friend's wedding and rehearsal dinner the previous September and did such an amazing job. When we saw they were on Keswick's preferred list it was a no brainer! Unfortunately, we experienced a little rain on our wedding day (supposed to be good luck I know), and Harvest Moon was amazing to deal with for all the last minute changes. Cristina was so fun to work with, all the staff is so professional, the food is delicious, and I would recommend them again in a heartbeat. I really had no idea what to expect going into it, even things that I thought I would be responsible for they took care of themselves. You really can't go wrong with them!
My husband and I were married at Keswick Vineyards just last month. We chose Harvest Moon Catering because they catered Read more...
My husband and I were married at Keswick Vineyards just last month. We chose Harvest Moon Catering because they catered our friend's wedding and rehearsal dinner the previous September and did such an amazing job. When we saw they were on Keswick's preferred list it was a no brainer! Unfortunately, we experienced a little rain on our wedding day (supposed to be good luck I know), and Harvest Moon was amazing to deal with for all the last minute changes. Cristina was so fun to work with, all the staff is so professional, the food is delicious, and I would recommend them again in a heartbeat. I really had no idea what to expect going into it, even things that I thought I would be responsible for they took care of themselves. You really can't go wrong with them! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon did an exceptional job catering our wedding! The food was delicious, the service was friendly, and every single detail was taken care of. All the guests commented on how friendly and accommodating all the staff was. Harvest Moon didn't overlook a single detail in my vision of a perfect wedding reception, from the moment we began working with them to the cleanup at the end of the night!
Harvest Moon did an exceptional job catering our wedding! The food was delicious, the service was friendly, and every Read more...
Harvest Moon did an exceptional job catering our wedding! The food was delicious, the service was friendly, and every single detail was taken care of. All the guests commented on how friendly and accommodating all the staff was. Harvest Moon didn't overlook a single detail in my vision of a perfect wedding reception, from the moment we began working with them to the cleanup at the end of the night! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Havest Moon's food is absolutely delicious! It impressed all my guests! Working with them was a breeze and they did so much set up for me. Amazing catering service!
Havest Moon's food is absolutely delicious! It impressed all my guests! Working with them was a breeze and they did so Read more...
Havest Moon's food is absolutely delicious! It impressed all my guests! Working with them was a breeze and they did so much set up for me. Amazing catering service! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon did an incredible job catering my wedding! The food was amazing! The event coordinator was great to work with and was very flexible to meet my budget. The wait staff were very attentive to the bridal party and the needs of the guests. The rentals Harvest Moon provided were excellent. The event went off smoothly from start to finish!
Harvest Moon did an incredible job catering my wedding! The food was amazing! The event coordinator was great to work with Read more...
Harvest Moon did an incredible job catering my wedding! The food was amazing! The event coordinator was great to work with and was very flexible to meet my budget. The wait staff were very attentive to the bridal party and the needs of the guests. The rentals Harvest Moon provided were excellent. The event went off smoothly from start to finish! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Nelsie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Havest Moon! Kelly, Chelsea and the day-off staff were incredible. The bartenders helped us set the mood for the event by being calm, grooving to the music, and helping people have a great time! The servers were professional, accommodating and on top of their game! Kelly helped me tremendously in understanding the needs for the event and making it much easier to plan a wedding.

Our goal for the day was to spend money on the food and the ambiance so that we could leave a lasting impression for our guests (all out of towners). Harvest Moon helped achieve that as people were extremely impressed with the quality of the food and we still get compliments!

Kelly worked with us and our budget to give us what we wanted for our day (and as it turns out--it was much more than we had even expected).
I cannot say enough good things about Havest Moon! Kelly, Chelsea and the day-off staff were incredible. The bartenders Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Havest Moon! Kelly, Chelsea and the day-off staff were incredible. The bartenders helped us set the mood for the event by being calm, grooving to the music, and helping people have a great time! The servers were professional, accommodating and on top of their game! Kelly helped me tremendously in understanding the needs for the event and making it much easier to plan a wedding.

Our goal for the day was to spend money on the food and the ambiance so that we could leave a lasting impression for our guests (all out of towners). Harvest Moon helped achieve that as people were extremely impressed with the quality of the food and we still get compliments!

Kelly worked with us and our budget to give us what we wanted for our day (and as it turns out--it was much more than we had even expected). Read less
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Evalyn
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Staff were very professional, yet warm and approachable. The food was great and we, as the bride and groom, were well tended. We likely wouldn't have eaten if we didn't have a personal attendant.

April, the event planner was the reason we chose HM. She tailored a menu that incorporated cuisine from our personal histories - the Deep South and West Africa. She suggested an African inspired lemonade stand which was a total hit. She also incorporated some recipes of ours and used a source for our cheese straws. And, the staff executed the table decorations perfectly. We couldn't have been happier.
Staff were very professional, yet warm and approachable. The food was great and we, as the bride and groom, were well Read more...
Staff were very professional, yet warm and approachable. The food was great and we, as the bride and groom, were well tended. We likely wouldn't have eaten if we didn't have a personal attendant.

April, the event planner was the reason we chose HM. She tailored a menu that incorporated cuisine from our personal histories - the Deep South and West Africa. She suggested an African inspired lemonade stand which was a total hit. She also incorporated some recipes of ours and used a source for our cheese straws. And, the staff executed the table decorations perfectly. We couldn't have been happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We LOVED working with Harvest Moon Catering and in particular with Cristina Webster! Cristina wowed us with her responsiveness and consistent efforts to figure out what would work best for us. Her sensitivity and execution helped to make our guests feel taken care of on our wedding day. We were completely comfortable entrusting all of the details to Cristina's capable hands. Thank you for making our day so special!!
We LOVED working with Harvest Moon Catering and in particular with Cristina Webster! Cristina wowed us with her Read more...
We LOVED working with Harvest Moon Catering and in particular with Cristina Webster! Cristina wowed us with her responsiveness and consistent efforts to figure out what would work best for us. Her sensitivity and execution helped to make our guests feel taken care of on our wedding day. We were completely comfortable entrusting all of the details to Cristina's capable hands. Thank you for making our day so special!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Catering was an extremely important element of our wedding, likely the element we scrutinized the most, and Harvest Moon pulled off all the complexity of our menu w/ absolute panache and professionalism. SPECIAL SPECIAL THANK YOU TO APRIL MUNIZ for juggling the fine details of the menu. As a very detail-oriented person myself, I was incredibly impressed w/ how easy it was to communicate with April, and to have 1000% confidence that she was hearing everything I was saying and was ready to deliver on it all.

Not to mention, the food was above and beyond our expectations re: both the quantity/quality of the food, as well as the awesomeness of the staff. With largescale caterers, I tend not to expect the food to be cooked w/ the attention of, say, a homecooked meal. But this was really truly fantastic and our guests raved. Mind you, these are guests where food is probably THE most important aspect of a wedding. We had compliments on the fresh/grilled oysters paired w/ our fave craft beers in votive cups (adorable, unique presentation), marcona almonds + lamb lollipops(!!) which were meaty, juicy and served in abundance (according to the moms) :) The scallops were tender and juicy, the crabcakes also delightfully flavorful (we had many Bmore guests who know their crab). HM allowed us to bring our own alcohol, which saved us $ and allowed us to curate exactly what we wanted-Belgian beers and 4 signature drinks incorporating bourbon, rye, absinthe. Not to mention, for our main course, HM was impressively receptive (even excited!) about our idea of serving savory pies made by a DC shop we are friends with. Other caterers had reservations about this b/c they wanted to highlight their own chefs. So I appreciated HM’s priority on the customer to design a menu that would be the most meaningful for us. WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH for a wonderful, wonderful catering experience that went w/o a hitch and for your talents + professionalism. We wish April/HM the best in everything!!
Catering was an extremely important element of our wedding, likely the element we scrutinized the most, and Harvest Moon Read more...
Catering was an extremely important element of our wedding, likely the element we scrutinized the most, and Harvest Moon pulled off all the complexity of our menu w/ absolute panache and professionalism. SPECIAL SPECIAL THANK YOU TO APRIL MUNIZ for juggling the fine details of the menu. As a very detail-oriented person myself, I was incredibly impressed w/ how easy it was to communicate with April, and to have 1000% confidence that she was hearing everything I was saying and was ready to deliver on it all.

Not to mention, the food was above and beyond our expectations re: both the quantity/quality of the food, as well as the awesomeness of the staff. With largescale caterers, I tend not to expect the food to be cooked w/ the attention of, say, a homecooked meal. But this was really truly fantastic and our guests raved. Mind you, these are guests where food is probably THE most important aspect of a wedding. We had compliments on the fresh/grilled oysters paired w/ our fave craft beers in votive cups (adorable, unique presentation), marcona almonds + lamb lollipops(!!) which were meaty, juicy and served in abundance (according to the moms) :) The scallops were tender and juicy, the crabcakes also delightfully flavorful (we had many Bmore guests who know their crab). HM allowed us to bring our own alcohol, which saved us $ and allowed us to curate exactly what we wanted-Belgian beers and 4 signature drinks incorporating bourbon, rye, absinthe. Not to mention, for our main course, HM was impressively receptive (even excited!) about our idea of serving savory pies made by a DC shop we are friends with. Other caterers had reservations about this b/c they wanted to highlight their own chefs. So I appreciated HM’s priority on the customer to design a menu that would be the most meaningful for us. WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH for a wonderful, wonderful catering experience that went w/o a hitch and for your talents + professionalism. We wish April/HM the best in everything!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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jan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering is marvelous. Our kids' wedding at Montfair Resort Farm was just what they wanted despite last minute big changes due to rainy weather!
Cristina Webster was our HMC expert event planner. The kids' loved her suggestion to use their pies as centerpieces which really allowed for rectangular tables and family-style serving in a tight space. It was incredible how she made every square inch of the space work for seating, dancing, and the sweets bar. Planning and executing a destination wedding is difficult but having HMC, Cathy Coyle of Willow Branch Florals,(Cristina's referral), and Colleen Miller Events working together with me helped to captured just the vision we were hoping for -- rustic, homey, natural but colorful. The HMC staff was so nice and checked-in with our wedding planner and me during the evening. The hors d'oeuvres, cheese and fruit table and the meal was so delicious. Everyone LOVED the food!
Our family and friends gave rave reviews of the dinner, decor, flowers, pies, sweets table, the dancing and all the FUN they had at the wedding. Thanks Harvest Moon!
Harvest Moon Catering is marvelous. Our kids' wedding at Montfair Resort Farm was just what they wanted despite last Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering is marvelous. Our kids' wedding at Montfair Resort Farm was just what they wanted despite last minute big changes due to rainy weather!
Cristina Webster was our HMC expert event planner. The kids' loved her suggestion to use their pies as centerpieces which really allowed for rectangular tables and family-style serving in a tight space. It was incredible how she made every square inch of the space work for seating, dancing, and the sweets bar. Planning and executing a destination wedding is difficult but having HMC, Cathy Coyle of Willow Branch Florals,(Cristina's referral), and Colleen Miller Events working together with me helped to captured just the vision we were hoping for -- rustic, homey, natural but colorful. The HMC staff was so nice and checked-in with our wedding planner and me during the evening. The hors d'oeuvres, cheese and fruit table and the meal was so delicious. Everyone LOVED the food!
Our family and friends gave rave reviews of the dinner, decor, flowers, pies, sweets table, the dancing and all the FUN they had at the wedding. Thanks Harvest Moon! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
April, Mark, and their team were great to work with from Day 1 through the wedding itself. The tasting was very thoughtfully prepared, and they answered every question we had. During the planning process, April was very responsive and helpful, and effectively eliminated what otherwise would have been a major source of stress. On the day of, the food was delicious (lots and lots of compliments from guests), and the service excellent. True professionals through and through.
April, Mark, and their team were great to work with from Day 1 through the wedding itself. The tasting was very Read more...
April, Mark, and their team were great to work with from Day 1 through the wedding itself. The tasting was very thoughtfully prepared, and they answered every question we had. During the planning process, April was very responsive and helpful, and effectively eliminated what otherwise would have been a major source of stress. On the day of, the food was delicious (lots and lots of compliments from guests), and the service excellent. True professionals through and through. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon was more than willing to work with us to develop a menu and package that fit perfectly with our event. The food was delicious, their prices were reasonable, and Kelly was a delightful and responsive point of contact. Kelly and Harvest Moon, worked closely with our venue and took care of all of the details we weren't thinking of, and allowed us to work in our special requests to make our event feel like it was customized just for us.
Harvest Moon was more than willing to work with us to develop a menu and package that fit perfectly with our event. The Read more...
Harvest Moon was more than willing to work with us to develop a menu and package that fit perfectly with our event. The food was delicious, their prices were reasonable, and Kelly was a delightful and responsive point of contact. Kelly and Harvest Moon, worked closely with our venue and took care of all of the details we weren't thinking of, and allowed us to work in our special requests to make our event feel like it was customized just for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering did our engagement party and did an outstanding job! The staff was wonderful a nd more impotantly the food was delicious.Harvest Moon will not disappoint.
Harvest Moon Catering did our engagement party and did an outstanding job! The staff was wonderful a nd more impotantly Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering did our engagement party and did an outstanding job! The staff was wonderful a nd more impotantly the food was delicious.Harvest Moon will not disappoint. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Harvest Moon is simply wonderful! From the phenomenal food to the seamless planning and beautiful reception set-up, we 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 less
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Matthew
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Great planning, great service, great food!! Outstanding! A+
Great planning, great service, great food!! Outstanding! A+
Great planning, great service, great food!! Outstanding! A+ Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely thrilled with Kelly and with Harvest Moon. Several people commented that it was some of the best wedding food they had tasted. We loved the appetizers and entrees-- all the options! We were planning our wedding from afar (my new husband and I live in San Francisco, and had our wedding in Scottsville.) Kelly was incredibly flexible -- planning via Skype and email, and always responded to my questions within the day. Another thing -- for sentimental reasons, we wanted to provide our own desserts from my Grandmother's recipes. Kelly was enthusiastic about this idea and worked with us to keep it practical. When I got stressed and couldn't keep track of details well at the end, she was on top of everything. I cannot say enough about her! She was fantastic. We also had fantastic service on the day-of the wedding. They made sure we both had enough to drink (both alcoholic drinks and water, importantly), and made sure that we ate something as well. Dave, who was the "captain" the day-of for the service team, was very professional and kept things moving right along on schedule.
We were absolutely thrilled with Kelly and with Harvest Moon. Several people commented that it was some of the best Read more...
We were absolutely thrilled with Kelly and with Harvest Moon. Several people commented that it was some of the best wedding food they had tasted. We loved the appetizers and entrees-- all the options! We were planning our wedding from afar (my new husband and I live in San Francisco, and had our wedding in Scottsville.) Kelly was incredibly flexible -- planning via Skype and email, and always responded to my questions within the day. Another thing -- for sentimental reasons, we wanted to provide our own desserts from my Grandmother's recipes. Kelly was enthusiastic about this idea and worked with us to keep it practical. When I got stressed and couldn't keep track of details well at the end, she was on top of everything. I cannot say enough about her! She was fantastic. We also had fantastic service on the day-of the wedding. They made sure we both had enough to drink (both alcoholic drinks and water, importantly), and made sure that we ate something as well. Dave, who was the "captain" the day-of for the service team, was very professional and kept things moving right along on schedule. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Harvest Moon. My husband and I worked with April to plan our menu and the details of our big day. April was so attentive to our needs, easy to get in touch with, and the food was phenomenal. Friends and family are still talking about how delicious the food was. Everything went so smoothly, we really could not have asked for better. Can't recommend them highly enough!
I can't say enough about Harvest Moon. My husband and I worked with April to plan our menu and the details of our big day. Read more...
I can't say enough about Harvest Moon. My husband and I worked with April to plan our menu and the details of our big day. April was so attentive to our needs, easy to get in touch with, and the food was phenomenal. Friends and family are still talking about how delicious the food was. Everything went so smoothly, we really could not have asked for better. Can't recommend them highly enough! Read less
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Sonia
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
it was a pleasure dealing with Harvest Moon. They are efficient and organized and my stress levels quickly disappeared knowing they had everything under control and I wouldn't have to worry about it. The staff was attentive but one didn't really notice them. They swept in and out with hors d'oeuvres in a seamless manner and appeared with top-ups as soon as our glasses were low. It was a fantastic day.
it was a pleasure dealing with Harvest Moon. They are efficient and organized and my stress levels quickly disappeared Read more...
it was a pleasure dealing with Harvest Moon. They are efficient and organized and my stress levels quickly disappeared knowing they had everything under control and I wouldn't have to worry about it. The staff was attentive but one didn't really notice them. They swept in and out with hors d'oeuvres in a seamless manner and appeared with top-ups as soon as our glasses were low. It was a fantastic day. Read less
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katelyn
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish I could put into words the amazing experience that I had with this company. I selected a wedding venue that required creating a reception space from scratch and Harvest Moon definitely rose to the occasion! I even had a last minute request for half and half the morning of the wedding and they were able to help me out without complaint. The level of professionalism and more importantly the taste of the food was incredible. My mom is STILL talking about how good the Mac and Cheese and the fruit and cheese display were! I had many incredible vendors for my wedding day but Harvest Moon went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect and I so thankful to them for that!
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I wish I could put into words the amazing experience that I had with this company. I selected a wedding venue that required creating a reception space from scratch and Harvest Moon definitely rose to the occasion! I even had a last minute request for half and half the morning of the wedding and they were able to help me out without complaint. The level of professionalism and more importantly the taste of the food was incredible. My mom is STILL talking about how good the Mac and Cheese and the fruit and cheese display were! I had many incredible vendors for my wedding day but Harvest Moon went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect and I so thankful to them for that! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Hire Harvest Moon. Working with them easily made the biggest impact on how much fun our guests had at our wedding. Our top priorities when planning were making sure our guests felt well-cared-for and comfortable and that we ate, drank, and danced well. Harvest Moon realized our top priorities and made our planning as easy as possible. We worked with Kelly Mahanes, who listened to us, responded to any query quickly, was straightforward and organized, and was always upbeat and professional. Kelly also coordinated any of our rental needs (factor in rentals, including linens, when you're comparing venues--they add up!) and gave us very fair pricing and straightforward information. She also set up our event space before the reception. I can't imagine a better event coordinator. Harvest Moon adjusted our menu multiple times to fit exactly what we wanted. At our tasting, Kelly encouraged us to give feedback on the food so that it tasted just right. The tasting itself was so much fun, and the food at the reception (for 165 guests) tasted almost exactly the same as the food at our tasting (made for two)--that's an incredible accomplishment for a catering company, and it was so exciting to hear our guests complimenting the meal all night. Any request along the road was met with a cheerful, "sure, we can do that." We were able to buy our own liquor and cut costs. HM took care of all the rest of the drinks, and for a cost that easily beat out the prices at most all-inclusive places in town. Catering will take up a big piece of the wedding budget, but HM was very affordable, and your dollar will stretch far with them. They were accommodating to kids and dietary restrictions. At the reception, our captain for the night was attentive but never intrusive, the servers were professional and kind, and the buffet ran smoothly, with servers sending tables to the buffet so that there was never a bottleneck. Caring and courteous, but unpretentious--it was perfect for our event.
Hire Harvest Moon. Working with them easily made the biggest impact on how much fun our guests had at our wedding. Our top Read more...
Hire Harvest Moon. Working with them easily made the biggest impact on how much fun our guests had at our wedding. Our top priorities when planning were making sure our guests felt well-cared-for and comfortable and that we ate, drank, and danced well. Harvest Moon realized our top priorities and made our planning as easy as possible. We worked with Kelly Mahanes, who listened to us, responded to any query quickly, was straightforward and organized, and was always upbeat and professional. Kelly also coordinated any of our rental needs (factor in rentals, including linens, when you're comparing venues--they add up!) and gave us very fair pricing and straightforward information. She also set up our event space before the reception. I can't imagine a better event coordinator. Harvest Moon adjusted our menu multiple times to fit exactly what we wanted. At our tasting, Kelly encouraged us to give feedback on the food so that it tasted just right. The tasting itself was so much fun, and the food at the reception (for 165 guests) tasted almost exactly the same as the food at our tasting (made for two)--that's an incredible accomplishment for a catering company, and it was so exciting to hear our guests complimenting the meal all night. Any request along the road was met with a cheerful, "sure, we can do that." We were able to buy our own liquor and cut costs. HM took care of all the rest of the drinks, and for a cost that easily beat out the prices at most all-inclusive places in town. Catering will take up a big piece of the wedding budget, but HM was very affordable, and your dollar will stretch far with them. They were accommodating to kids and dietary restrictions. At the reception, our captain for the night was attentive but never intrusive, the servers were professional and kind, and the buffet ran smoothly, with servers sending tables to the buffet so that there was never a bottleneck. Caring and courteous, but unpretentious--it was perfect for our event. Read less
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K Duty
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Kelly Mahanes and the Harvest Moon Catering team were wonderful! My husband and I were very pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail Kelly and her team provided. From the first tasting, to the final decor set-up for our wedding, Harvest Moon was happy and willing to answer any and all of our questions. I am a very particular person, and had numerous requests for Harvest Moon in terms of how the reception was to be laid out and the specifics of the timeline. Kelly was a delight to work with! She offered helpful suggestions and was very accommodating to our needs. My husband and I were assigned a dedicated server throughout the evening, and we were very grateful for everyone's efforts at Harvest Moon. Our wedding wouldn't have been possible without the dedication of Kelly M. and Harvest Moon! We highly recommend their catering services.
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Kelly Mahanes and the Harvest Moon Catering team were wonderful! My husband and I were very pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail Kelly and her team provided. From the first tasting, to the final decor set-up for our wedding, Harvest Moon was happy and willing to answer any and all of our questions. I am a very particular person, and had numerous requests for Harvest Moon in terms of how the reception was to be laid out and the specifics of the timeline. Kelly was a delight to work with! She offered helpful suggestions and was very accommodating to our needs. My husband and I were assigned a dedicated server throughout the evening, and we were very grateful for everyone's efforts at Harvest Moon. Our wedding wouldn't have been possible without the dedication of Kelly M. and Harvest Moon! We highly recommend their catering services. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked very closely with Cristina and she was incredible! she helped me work through every little detail and helped make everything run smoothly! The food was incredible and tailored to fit my husband and I. Their staff is professional, courteous and the best company for the job. If you want your guests to rant and rave about outstanding food and service you will hire them. They truly keep your guests in mind but most importantly they make sure the Bride and Groom don't go hungry even finding us during our pictures to make sure we were able to try our hors d'oeuvres. From set up to break down they are a class act and we are so grateful we chose them for our wedding. Rating them at a 5.0 just isn't high enough!
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I worked very closely with Cristina and she was incredible! she helped me work through every little detail and helped make everything run smoothly! The food was incredible and tailored to fit my husband and I. Their staff is professional, courteous and the best company for the job. If you want your guests to rant and rave about outstanding food and service you will hire them. They truly keep your guests in mind but most importantly they make sure the Bride and Groom don't go hungry even finding us during our pictures to make sure we were able to try our hors d'oeuvres. From set up to break down they are a class act and we are so grateful we chose them for our wedding. Rating them at a 5.0 just isn't high enough! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was our first experience with Harvest Moon and we were totally satisfied! From the first contact with Harvest Moon, we got the impression they were experienced caterers; however, they provided personal attention and detail for our wedding reception. I can not say enough positive things about April Muniz, our contact person. She was very helpful in making suggestions, listened to our concerns and was prompt in answering our questions. April is organized and her attention to detail is helpful to the bride's family during this busy time. April's calm, positive gentle demeanor was reassuring to us. The food was not only delicious but the presentation was great. Our guests are still talking of the yummy and plentiful food that Harvest Moon served. The staff was very attentive to the bridal party and this was a bonus.
Our daughter's wedding was our first experience with Harvest Moon and we were totally satisfied! From the first contact Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was our first experience with Harvest Moon and we were totally satisfied! From the first contact with Harvest Moon, we got the impression they were experienced caterers; however, they provided personal attention and detail for our wedding reception. I can not say enough positive things about April Muniz, our contact person. She was very helpful in making suggestions, listened to our concerns and was prompt in answering our questions. April is organized and her attention to detail is helpful to the bride's family during this busy time. April's calm, positive gentle demeanor was reassuring to us. The food was not only delicious but the presentation was great. Our guests are still talking of the yummy and plentiful food that Harvest Moon served. The staff was very attentive to the bridal party and this was a bonus. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
It was so easy to work with Harvest Moon. We had a severe nut allergy in the family and they were able to provide alternatives and substitutions for several dishes. They staff was very professional and provided exceptional care to detail. Kelly came out to our reception site and communicated with all our other vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page and that our reception was going to be exactly what we wanted. The food was AMAZING! We had many many comments from our guests that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! The service for our cocktail hour and during dinner was more than I expected. The staff was attentive and very friendly while remaining professional.
It was so easy to work with Harvest Moon. We had a severe nut allergy in the family and they were able to provide Read more...
It was so easy to work with Harvest Moon. We had a severe nut allergy in the family and they were able to provide alternatives and substitutions for several dishes. They staff was very professional and provided exceptional care to detail. Kelly came out to our reception site and communicated with all our other vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page and that our reception was going to be exactly what we wanted. The food was AMAZING! We had many many comments from our guests that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! The service for our cocktail hour and during dinner was more than I expected. The staff was attentive and very friendly while remaining professional. Read less
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Deirdre
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
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 was perfect 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.
Harvest Moon and Kelly were terrific! We could not have been happier with everything they helped with leading up to and 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 was perfect 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 less
Services Used: Catering
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nancy
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. Every detail was handled professionally and we were completely happy with the results. The food was OUTSTANDING and not an easy feat…outdoors, chilly day, 85 hungry people. I can't say enough nice things about Cristina Webster who headed up our event. She's so fun to work with and we loved her enthusiasm!
Thanks a million!
Harvest Moon Catering did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. Every detail was handled professionally and we were Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. Every detail was handled professionally and we were completely happy with the results. The food was OUTSTANDING and not an easy feat…outdoors, chilly day, 85 hungry people. I can't say enough nice things about Cristina Webster who headed up our event. She's so fun to work with and we loved her enthusiasm!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a Rehearsal Dinner in the form of a Hoedown at a barn in Scottsville, VA - Cristina at Harvest Moon Catering was very easy to deal with - everything went smoothly and the food was delicious.
We had a Rehearsal Dinner in the form of a Hoedown at a barn in Scottsville, VA - Cristina at Harvest Moon Catering was Read more...
We had a Rehearsal Dinner in the form of a Hoedown at a barn in Scottsville, VA - Cristina at Harvest Moon Catering was very easy to deal with - everything went smoothly and the food was delicious. Read less
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Karley
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We were completely blown away by our experience with Harvest Moon. Cristina was wonderful -- very professional, easy-going, and so much fun! She worked with our budget, helped us craft the perfect menu, and was there for us every step of the way. We didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding night -- Harvest Moon took care of it all. The night progressed seamlessly, the staff was awesome, and the food was amazing. Our guests are still raving about it! Gail took great care of us the entire night, making sure we had full tummies and plenty of wine.
It was a truly perfect evening!
We were completely blown away by our experience with Harvest Moon. Cristina was wonderful -- very professional, Read more...
We were completely blown away by our experience with Harvest Moon. Cristina was wonderful -- very professional, easy-going, and so much fun! She worked with our budget, helped us craft the perfect menu, and was there for us every step of the way. We didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding night -- Harvest Moon took care of it all. The night progressed seamlessly, the staff was awesome, and the food was amazing. Our guests are still raving about it! Gail took great care of us the entire night, making sure we had full tummies and plenty of wine.
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
April at Harvest Moon was amazing! She was really fun to work with, and gave great recommendations regarding our menu, beer selection, table linens, etc. She was also incredibly helpful when it came to logistics - she created a day-of timeline, did the reception layout, coordinated with the other vendors - she really went above and beyond!! Our family and guests were so happy with the service, and everyone loved the food. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had!! We had such a great experience working with Harvest Moon, and definitely recommend them to others. The service and food were outstanding, and working with April was absolutely wonderful!
April at Harvest Moon was amazing! She was really fun to work with, and gave great recommendations regarding our menu, Read more...
April at Harvest Moon was amazing! She was really fun to work with, and gave great recommendations regarding our menu, beer selection, table linens, etc. She was also incredibly helpful when it came to logistics - she created a day-of timeline, did the reception layout, coordinated with the other vendors - she really went above and beyond!! Our family and guests were so happy with the service, and everyone loved the food. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had!! We had such a great experience working with Harvest Moon, and definitely recommend them to others. The service and food were outstanding, and working with April was absolutely wonderful! Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Went above and beyond to make our wedding amazing, we couldn't have asked for anything better!
Went above and beyond to make our wedding amazing, we couldn't have asked for anything better!
Went above and beyond to make our wedding amazing, we couldn't have asked for anything better! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Steve
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an exceptional rehearsal dinnner catered by Harvest Moon, including an inspired menu, excellent dinner, and polished service, all handled with panache. Specifically, Cristina Webster did an outstanding job in planning the event; she was extemely professional, creative, and organized....this was as good a job as I have seen in 25 years of planning events for from 25 to 1,000 people. It just does not get any better than this!
Steve Stover
We had an exceptional rehearsal dinnner catered by Harvest Moon, including an inspired menu, excellent dinner, and Read more...
We had an exceptional rehearsal dinnner catered by Harvest Moon, including an inspired menu, excellent dinner, and polished service, all handled with panache. Specifically, Cristina Webster did an outstanding job in planning the event; she was extemely professional, creative, and organized....this was as good a job as I have seen in 25 years of planning events for from 25 to 1,000 people. It just does not get any better than this!
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Services Used: Catering
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adria
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sara
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding this September, 2013 was magical, flawlessly orchestrated despite heavy rain showers, and the talk of the town thanks to Harvest Moon and Kelly Mahanes. Everyone was buzzing about the deliciousness and creativity of the menu, the attention to detail, and the lovely, thoughtful special attention paid to all of our guests. Working with Kelly Mahanes felt like nothing short of being introduced to a new best friend or member of the family. She helped my husband and I from start to finish to define our vision and put it beautifully into motion with her kindness, calm, humor and grace. Thank you, Harvest Moon, for an unforgettable evening.
Our wedding this September, 2013 was magical, flawlessly orchestrated despite heavy rain showers, and the talk of the town Read more...
Our wedding this September, 2013 was magical, flawlessly orchestrated despite heavy rain showers, and the talk of the town thanks to Harvest Moon and Kelly Mahanes. Everyone was buzzing about the deliciousness and creativity of the menu, the attention to detail, and the lovely, thoughtful special attention paid to all of our guests. Working with Kelly Mahanes felt like nothing short of being introduced to a new best friend or member of the family. She helped my husband and I from start to finish to define our vision and put it beautifully into motion with her kindness, calm, humor and grace. Thank you, Harvest Moon, for an unforgettable evening. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alice
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Cristina, my contact person and event manager, was a great help to me. When it became obvious that it was going to rain, she got in touch with the tent provider on the day of the wedding and secured an extra tent, and chose the perfect place for it. She chose the right place at the last minute to place the ceremony archway (moved from outside the tent to inside, due to aforementioned rain.) When there had to be an aisle created through the tent on spur of the moment for the wedding procession, she got the guests out of the way. All this in addition to helping to come up with a great menu, getting absolutely perfect oysters for our raw bar, and leading a crew that was great at setup, service, and cleanup.
Cristina, my contact person and event manager, was a great help to me. When it became obvious that it was going to rain, Read more...
Cristina, my contact person and event manager, was a great help to me. When it became obvious that it was going to rain, she got in touch with the tent provider on the day of the wedding and secured an extra tent, and chose the perfect place for it. She chose the right place at the last minute to place the ceremony archway (moved from outside the tent to inside, due to aforementioned rain.) When there had to be an aisle created through the tent on spur of the moment for the wedding procession, she got the guests out of the way. All this in addition to helping to come up with a great menu, getting absolutely perfect oysters for our raw bar, and leading a crew that was great at setup, service, and cleanup. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Ron
Wedding:
9/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic experience with every member of the Harvest Moon Cater staff.
Professional friendly service from start to finish.
Fantastic experience with every member of the Harvest Moon Cater staff.
Professional friendly service from start to Read more...
Fantastic experience with every member of the Harvest Moon Cater staff.
Professional friendly service from start to finish. Read less
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Ron
Wedding:
9/19/2013
5.0/5.0
As a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary College with many years of fine dinning experience as an Executive Chef. I can say with complete honesty and conviction that Harvest Moon Catering is a top Quality group of Professionals dedicated towards customer satisfaction.
Each member of the Staff were warm, friendly and committed towards the success and happiness of my daughter's wedding.
I was thoroughly relaxed and confident from start to finish knowing that harvest Moon was taking care of me and my family on such a special occasion.
Thanks Millions to every one at Harvest Moon.
Cheers!!
As a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary College with many years of fine dinning experience as an Executive Chef. Read more...
As a graduate of Baltimore International Culinary College with many years of fine dinning experience as an Executive Chef. I can say with complete honesty and conviction that Harvest Moon Catering is a top Quality group of Professionals dedicated towards customer satisfaction.
Each member of the Staff were warm, friendly and committed towards the success and happiness of my daughter's wedding.
I was thoroughly relaxed and confident from start to finish knowing that harvest Moon was taking care of me and my family on such a special occasion.
Thanks Millions to every one at Harvest Moon.
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benjamin
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly and her wonderfully trained staff provided my wife and I with the best food and beverage service one could ever hope for. I, myself, am a trained culinarian whose pallete is very particular when it comes to finding a food that I want to serve others. As such, it brought my wife and I great joy to see Harvest Moon deliver a final product that so thoroughly replicated what we had been presented with at the time of our initial tasting and theme planning. Beyond this very important quality that was fully embodied by Harvest Moon and all its exacting culinary masters, Kelly provided an invaluable service to my wife and I by helping to coordinate and set up our entire reception area via working very closely with the venue staff. Needless to say, when all of the Harvest Moon catering and coordinating elements came together, myself, my wife, and our families, friends, and loved ones were all presented with a cocktail hour, reception service, and cake cutting ceremony that has left a fond and lasting memory within each and every one of us. Overall, if you plan your event with Harvest Moon catering, you will walk away from their services rendered with a knowing that you received nothing less than the best, and that those who came to your event will be echoing that same sentiment for years to come.

Sincerely,

Benjamin & Amanda Addair
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Kelly and her wonderfully trained staff provided my wife and I with the best food and beverage service one could ever hope for. I, myself, am a trained culinarian whose pallete is very particular when it comes to finding a food that I want to serve others. As such, it brought my wife and I great joy to see Harvest Moon deliver a final product that so thoroughly replicated what we had been presented with at the time of our initial tasting and theme planning. Beyond this very important quality that was fully embodied by Harvest Moon and all its exacting culinary masters, Kelly provided an invaluable service to my wife and I by helping to coordinate and set up our entire reception area via working very closely with the venue staff. Needless to say, when all of the Harvest Moon catering and coordinating elements came together, myself, my wife, and our families, friends, and loved ones were all presented with a cocktail hour, reception service, and cake cutting ceremony that has left a fond and lasting memory within each and every one of us. Overall, if you plan your event with Harvest Moon catering, you will walk away from their services rendered with a knowing that you received nothing less than the best, and that those who came to your event will be echoing that same sentiment for years to come.

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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Maggie
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with our decision to use Harvest Moon for our wedding. Throughout the planning process, we worked closely with Barb. She was very on top of things, helpful and knew our venue and other local vendors well. Barb helped us create a menu for the wedding, and the food for the wedding was truly outstanding. We got tons of compliments on it! In addition to the great food, the Harvest Moon provided amazing service at the wedding. They did a wonderful job with the setup and decoration for both the ceremony and reception and they helped to ensure that the transitions between the ceremony, the cocktail hour and reception were all smooth. The service for the drinks and food was great all evening. All in all, Harvest Moon was awesome and I would highly recommend them.
We are so happy with our decision to use Harvest Moon for our wedding. Throughout the planning process, we worked closely Read more...
We are so happy with our decision to use Harvest Moon for our wedding. Throughout the planning process, we worked closely with Barb. She was very on top of things, helpful and knew our venue and other local vendors well. Barb helped us create a menu for the wedding, and the food for the wedding was truly outstanding. We got tons of compliments on it! In addition to the great food, the Harvest Moon provided amazing service at the wedding. They did a wonderful job with the setup and decoration for both the ceremony and reception and they helped to ensure that the transitions between the ceremony, the cocktail hour and reception were all smooth. The service for the drinks and food was great all evening. All in all, Harvest Moon was awesome and I would highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our catering experience with Harvest Moon for our daughter's rehearsal dinner and wedding this past weekend was extraordinary from the very first moment. Kelly Mahanes was a DELIGHT over our months of planning. She and the chef worked seamlessly with us as we planned our menus. They were flexible, creative, and incredibly fun. We were overwhelmed at the quality of service and the superb dining they provided for remote locations on Labor Day weekend. As "foodies," our family rates them at least as a 5 star restaurant or better. All the dishes were served hot, fresh, flavorful, and I crave that quality of food here in the DC area. Harvest Moon is on a par with the best of the best restaurants here.

In my professional life, I have worked with a lot of catering firms. NONE begin to compare with Harvest Moon.
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Our catering experience with Harvest Moon for our daughter's rehearsal dinner and wedding this past weekend was extraordinary from the very first moment. Kelly Mahanes was a DELIGHT over our months of planning. She and the chef worked seamlessly with us as we planned our menus. They were flexible, creative, and incredibly fun. We were overwhelmed at the quality of service and the superb dining they provided for remote locations on Labor Day weekend. As "foodies," our family rates them at least as a 5 star restaurant or better. All the dishes were served hot, fresh, flavorful, and I crave that quality of food here in the DC area. Harvest Moon is on a par with the best of the best restaurants here.

In my professional life, I have worked with a lot of catering firms. NONE begin to compare with Harvest Moon. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We received the highest quality of service. Every step in the process was conducted in a very professional manner with all questions and concerns answered in a timely fashion. The rehearsal dinner met and far exceeded our expectations.
We received the highest quality of service. Every step in the process was conducted in a very professional manner with all Read more...
We received the highest quality of service. Every step in the process was conducted in a very professional manner with all questions and concerns answered in a timely fashion. The rehearsal dinner met and far exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Harvest Moon for our catering, and Kelly (from Harvest Moon) as our wedding planner. We loved working with this talented and professional group of people! The food at our wedding was delicious, and the guests all raved about it! Kelly was also a great planner--incredibly organized and very helpful! Harvest Moon definitely helped our wedding go smoothly, and be an event that we will remember forever! Thank you Kelly and Harvest Moon!
We used Harvest Moon for our catering, and Kelly (from Harvest Moon) as our wedding planner. We loved working with this Read more...
We used Harvest Moon for our catering, and Kelly (from Harvest Moon) as our wedding planner. We loved working with this talented and professional group of people! The food at our wedding was delicious, and the guests all raved about it! Kelly was also a great planner--incredibly organized and very helpful! Harvest Moon definitely helped our wedding go smoothly, and be an event that we will remember forever! Thank you Kelly and Harvest Moon! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Alyssa
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering was amazing! All around great staff, great food, beautiful set up of the reception! The food was amazing! Everyone commented on how awesome the food was and loved the mash potato bar! I was skeptical on doing a buffet, but it was perfect thanks to the great staff. The wait staff during the reception was phenomenal! They were so friendly and made sure my husband and I were taken care of throughout the night. They were always asking if we needed anything to drink or if we needed anything done. I would highly recommend Harvest Moon!
Harvest Moon Catering was amazing! All around great staff, great food, beautiful set up of the reception! The food was Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering was amazing! All around great staff, great food, beautiful set up of the reception! The food was amazing! Everyone commented on how awesome the food was and loved the mash potato bar! I was skeptical on doing a buffet, but it was perfect thanks to the great staff. The wait staff during the reception was phenomenal! They were so friendly and made sure my husband and I were taken care of throughout the night. They were always asking if we needed anything to drink or if we needed anything done. I would highly recommend Harvest Moon! Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
It is very difficult to find something negative to report about Harvest Moon Catering except the fact I thought they worked too hard. They treated my wife and I like royalty on our wedding night.

My wife, Amanda and I, had the pleasure of working directly with Cristina Webster. It would be an understatement to say she advised, planned, and executed the catering portion of our wedding with professionalism, expertise, and the utmost care. From the day we met Cristina at our tasting we felt at ease and knew we were in good hands. She was ALWAYS easily accessible - she even took the time out of her vacation at the beach to talk with me on the phone regarding some changes to the menu. She was proficient in knowing exactly what to suggest as far as what foods would go well together and even helped us develop some fun cocktail drinks that were a huge hit with our guests.

We were by no means her first rodeo and it showed. Her attention to detail and domain knowledge of weddings in general was impeccable. For example, for our sparkler send off she told us exactly what size and kind to get (do a google search of sparklers and you'll know why that info is helpful!) She also served as our day of coordinator and rehearsal coordinator. Again her knowledge of weddings was truly priceless. Our "Day of Captain", Shae, was also a gem. Every harvest moon employee had a smile on their face and was always looking for a way to help.

Ultimately, the most impressive aspect about Cristina and Harvest Moon is that they are not looking to get you with hidden costs or tell you need unnecessary items. Cristina looked for ways to save money and get the best bang for our buck. She is damn good at her job and a genuine, caring person.

Overall, HM is one of the cheapest in price amongst cville caterers. You would be foolish to go with anyone else.

congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning!
Ben and Amanda Allen
8/3/13 @ King Family Vineyard
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It is very difficult to find something negative to report about Harvest Moon Catering except the fact I thought they worked too hard. They treated my wife and I like royalty on our wedding night.

My wife, Amanda and I, had the pleasure of working directly with Cristina Webster. It would be an understatement to say she advised, planned, and executed the catering portion of our wedding with professionalism, expertise, and the utmost care. From the day we met Cristina at our tasting we felt at ease and knew we were in good hands. She was ALWAYS easily accessible - she even took the time out of her vacation at the beach to talk with me on the phone regarding some changes to the menu. She was proficient in knowing exactly what to suggest as far as what foods would go well together and even helped us develop some fun cocktail drinks that were a huge hit with our guests.

We were by no means her first rodeo and it showed. Her attention to detail and domain knowledge of weddings in general was impeccable. For example, for our sparkler send off she told us exactly what size and kind to get (do a google search of sparklers and you'll know why that info is helpful!) She also served as our day of coordinator and rehearsal coordinator. Again her knowledge of weddings was truly priceless. Our "Day of Captain", Shae, was also a gem. Every harvest moon employee had a smile on their face and was always looking for a way to help.

Ultimately, the most impressive aspect about Cristina and Harvest Moon is that they are not looking to get you with hidden costs or tell you need unnecessary items. Cristina looked for ways to save money and get the best bang for our buck. She is damn good at her job and a genuine, caring person.

Overall, HM is one of the cheapest in price amongst cville caterers. You would be foolish to go with anyone else.

congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning!
Ben and Amanda Allen
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so pleased with everything about the Rehearsal Dinner on July 19th at St. Thomas Hall. In all of our planning the event, Kelly was so very friendly, professional, flexible, and patient. She clearly listened well to what we wanted--incorporating our wishes into the menu and planning.
That evening there was a beautiful display of appetizers at the entry. The team captain Olly kept us abreast of the flow of events, arranged for someone to eat early, came and told us right before the buffet started so we could seat guests and have a meal blessing. The servers were all so friendly, courteous, and engaging, and professional at the same time. We felt that the whole team worked together amazingly well and that they shared our joy. Pete at the bar was wonderful in every way. The food was delicious, healthy, warm, and plentiful. Your menu was a hit and received compliments. The set up was perfect.

I could go on, and I hope that in naming some people that I am not neglecting to name others who were equally wonderful, but who I did not chance to meet. And if there is anything else that needs praise, consider it said.
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We are so pleased with everything about the Rehearsal Dinner on July 19th at St. Thomas Hall. In all of our planning the event, Kelly was so very friendly, professional, flexible, and patient. She clearly listened well to what we wanted--incorporating our wishes into the menu and planning.
That evening there was a beautiful display of appetizers at the entry. The team captain Olly kept us abreast of the flow of events, arranged for someone to eat early, came and told us right before the buffet started so we could seat guests and have a meal blessing. The servers were all so friendly, courteous, and engaging, and professional at the same time. We felt that the whole team worked together amazingly well and that they shared our joy. Pete at the bar was wonderful in every way. The food was delicious, healthy, warm, and plentiful. Your menu was a hit and received compliments. The set up was perfect.

I could go on, and I hope that in naming some people that I am not neglecting to name others who were equally wonderful, but who I did not chance to meet. And if there is anything else that needs praise, consider it said. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon is an outstanding catering company. We worked with Kelly and she did EVERYTHING possible to make us happy in the planning process. The big day could not have been more perfect. The Harvest Moon catering staff took care of my husband and I in the most amazing way. Our glasses were never empty! They always made sure we had everything we needed; including time to eat!! We had professional chefs as guests and even they raved about how amazing the food was. Hire Harvest Moon, you will NOT regret it!!!
Harvest Moon is an outstanding catering company. We worked with Kelly and she did EVERYTHING possible to make us happy in Read more...
Harvest Moon is an outstanding catering company. We worked with Kelly and she did EVERYTHING possible to make us happy in the planning process. The big day could not have been more perfect. The Harvest Moon catering staff took care of my husband and I in the most amazing way. Our glasses were never empty! They always made sure we had everything we needed; including time to eat!! We had professional chefs as guests and even they raved about how amazing the food was. Hire Harvest Moon, you will NOT regret it!!! Read less
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George
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon catered our daughters wedding at Ashlawn Highland. Everyone RAVED about the food! The appetizers were spectacular and dinner was fabulous! It was definitely top notch! My sister in law went to culinary school and could not believe how delicious the food was. Everything about our Harvest Moon experience to include chairs, linen, china, glassware and service was wonderful. We could not be happier.
Harvest Moon catered our daughters wedding at Ashlawn Highland. Everyone RAVED about the food! The appetizers were Read more...
Harvest Moon catered our daughters wedding at Ashlawn Highland. Everyone RAVED about the food! The appetizers were spectacular and dinner was fabulous! It was definitely top notch! My sister in law went to culinary school and could not believe how delicious the food was. Everything about our Harvest Moon experience to include chairs, linen, china, glassware and service was wonderful. We could not be happier. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Harvest Moon and was thrilled with the food and day-of-coordination they provided. Kelly Mahanes was WONDERFUL throughout the whole process - so responsive to my questions, and so flexible to any changes we wanted to make. Kelly is extremely organized and hardworking and helped to make our wedding day so special. I felt 100% confident the day-of that she would take care of all the little details and she did not disappoint! We got so many compliments on the food and it was so beautifully presented. I also was very impressed with the catering staff - they were very attentive and thoughtful and really helped the event run smoothly. My impression is that Harvest Moon is the best caterer in Cville!
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I absolutely loved working with Harvest Moon and was thrilled with the food and day-of-coordination they provided. Kelly Mahanes was WONDERFUL throughout the whole process - so responsive to my questions, and so flexible to any changes we wanted to make. Kelly is extremely organized and hardworking and helped to make our wedding day so special. I felt 100% confident the day-of that she would take care of all the little details and she did not disappoint! We got so many compliments on the food and it was so beautifully presented. I also was very impressed with the catering staff - they were very attentive and thoughtful and really helped the event run smoothly. My impression is that Harvest Moon is the best caterer in Cville! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing, lots o guests told us that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The staff were super friendly and accommodating. The set-up was beautiful!
Mostly the wedding coordinator, Cristina was OUTSTANDING!! We could not have had such an AMAZING day without her!!!
The food was amazing, lots o guests told us that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The staff were Read more...
The food was amazing, lots o guests told us that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The staff were super friendly and accommodating. The set-up was beautiful!
Mostly the wedding coordinator, Cristina was OUTSTANDING!! We could not have had such an AMAZING day without her!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon catered our son's rehearsal dinner. Kelly Mahanes was our coordinator and Katy was the on-site captain. They were awesome. Kelly was a joy to work with, very upbeat, organized and made all of the choices and planning easy. She was very accomadating with all of our requests and changes in plans. Kelly followed up on everything so we never let things slip and gave us helpful referrals for other vendors. Katy and the wait staff anticipated our guests' every need and were competent and kind and hard working. The set up was beautiful and the food was great. We could not have been happier about choosing Harvest Moon!
Harvest Moon catered our son's rehearsal dinner. Kelly Mahanes was our coordinator and Katy was the on-site captain. They Read more...
Harvest Moon catered our son's rehearsal dinner. Kelly Mahanes was our coordinator and Katy was the on-site captain. They were awesome. Kelly was a joy to work with, very upbeat, organized and made all of the choices and planning easy. She was very accomadating with all of our requests and changes in plans. Kelly followed up on everything so we never let things slip and gave us helpful referrals for other vendors. Katy and the wait staff anticipated our guests' every need and were competent and kind and hard working. The set up was beautiful and the food was great. We could not have been happier about choosing Harvest Moon! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Cristina was amazing. From the moment we first met her at the tasting until she said goodbye at the wedding. She was very knowledgeable about event planning, the food she served, and was a God send in coordinating the timeline the day of the wedding. She managed all the details in a relaxed, calm manner, even the day of the wedding when things were extremely busy. It was an added bonus to us that she knew the Tent Company and the DJ as we live 2 1/2 hours away from where the wedding took place. It
Cristina was amazing. From the moment we first met her at the tasting until she said goodbye at the wedding. She was very Read more...
Cristina was amazing. From the moment we first met her at the tasting until she said goodbye at the wedding. She was very knowledgeable about event planning, the food she served, and was a God send in coordinating the timeline the day of the wedding. She managed all the details in a relaxed, calm manner, even the day of the wedding when things were extremely busy. It was an added bonus to us that she knew the Tent Company and the DJ as we live 2 1/2 hours away from where the wedding took place. It Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
If you have a catering need, you cannot go wrong by having Harvest Moon provide those services for your event.

They were the caterers for our wedding this past weekend. Christina was our personal contact throughout the planning process leading up to the wedding. Her expertise and professionalism extend way beyond just trying to decide what kind of food to put on a menu. She had numerous suggestions on decor, logistics, and ceremony & reception details that were incredibly helpful.

Our "event Captain", Dick was incredibly conscientious about every detail of actual food preparation and delivery during the reception as well as the set up and take down of every table, chair and periphery accessory needed to pull off just an incredible presentation. His attentiveness to our needs, as the bride & groom was particularly appreciated.

Even without the outstanding customer service of Christina & Dick, Harvest Moon would still be notable for solely the food! The creativity and quality of every single item was combined with an artful presentation that just created the most perfect of dining experiences for us and our guests.

Some surprise features included an "after party spread" for the friends and family remaining overnight at the venue site and a "to go" package for the bride and groom to take with us.

Personally speaking that Shrimp & Chorizo with pickled onion skewer is one of the best things I've ever tasted in my life!

Kudos for an outstanding event! You helped make our wedding a perfect experience for us!

Bill & Mary Putnam
If you have a catering need, you cannot go wrong by having Harvest Moon provide those services for your event.

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If you have a catering need, you cannot go wrong by having Harvest Moon provide those services for your event.

They were the caterers for our wedding this past weekend. Christina was our personal contact throughout the planning process leading up to the wedding. Her expertise and professionalism extend way beyond just trying to decide what kind of food to put on a menu. She had numerous suggestions on decor, logistics, and ceremony & reception details that were incredibly helpful.

Our "event Captain", Dick was incredibly conscientious about every detail of actual food preparation and delivery during the reception as well as the set up and take down of every table, chair and periphery accessory needed to pull off just an incredible presentation. His attentiveness to our needs, as the bride & groom was particularly appreciated.

Even without the outstanding customer service of Christina & Dick, Harvest Moon would still be notable for solely the food! The creativity and quality of every single item was combined with an artful presentation that just created the most perfect of dining experiences for us and our guests.

Some surprise features included an "after party spread" for the friends and family remaining overnight at the venue site and a "to go" package for the bride and groom to take with us.

Personally speaking that Shrimp & Chorizo with pickled onion skewer is one of the best things I've ever tasted in my life!

Kudos for an outstanding event! You helped make our wedding a perfect experience for us!

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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Harvest Moon and Kelly my event manager.

They worked with me on price, listened to everything I wanted. Created a custome menu and were on top of every detail.

We chose to do an upscale BBQ theme. Everyone RAVED about the food. All of our guests said it was the best "wedding food" they had every had. We decided to do the dinner buffet style and it looked beautiful and we had litterally no food left over! The cocktail hour was impressive and expansive. The staff was professional and polite.
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Harvest Moon and Kelly my event manager.

They worked with me on Read more...
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Harvest Moon and Kelly my event manager.

They worked with me on price, listened to everything I wanted. Created a custome menu and were on top of every detail.

We chose to do an upscale BBQ theme. Everyone RAVED about the food. All of our guests said it was the best "wedding food" they had every had. We decided to do the dinner buffet style and it looked beautiful and we had litterally no food left over! The cocktail hour was impressive and expansive. The staff was professional and polite. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We cannot say more wonderful things about this company! We worked with Barbara and her team for our wedding in May 2013 and they did an amazing job the entire weekend of our wedding. The food was incredible and they were absolutely wonderful at making things happen. They set up all of the little details of our venue for us the morning of the wedding and the food was absolute perfection. We found the food to be even better than it was at our tasting and the proteins were cooked perfectly. Barbara is an amazing event coordinator - she is very kind and friendly but also means business which is the perfect combination to work with and get things done. We are very thankful for all of her hard work to make sure our wedding day went perfectly. All of the staff that worked our wedding weekend were AMAZING! They were so friendly and acted as if they were having a good time too. One staff member came up to me and told me how beautiful I looked and how much she liked my dress (so nice!). They created a perfect environment, provided excellent service, and wonderful food. We highly recommend using them for your event!
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We cannot say more wonderful things about this company! We worked with Barbara and her team for our wedding in May 2013 and they did an amazing job the entire weekend of our wedding. The food was incredible and they were absolutely wonderful at making things happen. They set up all of the little details of our venue for us the morning of the wedding and the food was absolute perfection. We found the food to be even better than it was at our tasting and the proteins were cooked perfectly. Barbara is an amazing event coordinator - she is very kind and friendly but also means business which is the perfect combination to work with and get things done. We are very thankful for all of her hard work to make sure our wedding day went perfectly. All of the staff that worked our wedding weekend were AMAZING! They were so friendly and acted as if they were having a good time too. One staff member came up to me and told me how beautiful I looked and how much she liked my dress (so nice!). They created a perfect environment, provided excellent service, and wonderful food. We highly recommend using them for your event! Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding could not have been more perfect. The food was fabulous; the presentation was gorgeous; the servers were polite and engaging and so pleasant to have around. The best part was that the entire event flowed seamlessly and as the mother of the bride, I had no concerns through the entire event. Everyone was so pleased with the evening. Kelly Mahanes more than lived up to her reputation, and we can't thank her enough for her professionalism and her responsiveness and her spunk.
The wedding could not have been more perfect. The food was fabulous; the presentation was gorgeous; the servers were Read more...
The wedding could not have been more perfect. The food was fabulous; the presentation was gorgeous; the servers were polite and engaging and so pleasant to have around. The best part was that the entire event flowed seamlessly and as the mother of the bride, I had no concerns through the entire event. Everyone was so pleased with the evening. Kelly Mahanes more than lived up to her reputation, and we can't thank her enough for her professionalism and her responsiveness and her spunk. Read less
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craig
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff for our daughter's wedding were very accommodating and responsive. They were professional in all ways and had a great attitude, seemed to really enjoy being there. Kelly, our coordinator, was excellent. She anticipated needs, made suggestions throughout the process, guided us from initial meeting, and made everyone feel at ease all day.
The staff for our daughter's wedding were very accommodating and responsive. They were professional in all ways and had a Read more...
The staff for our daughter's wedding were very accommodating and responsive. They were professional in all ways and had a great attitude, seemed to really enjoy being there. Kelly, our coordinator, was excellent. She anticipated needs, made suggestions throughout the process, guided us from initial meeting, and made everyone feel at ease all day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon did an unbelievable job! The food was wonderful, the presentation was great, and Barbara was an absolute joy to work with. She also did all the flowers, which looked beautiful, and was a huge help as I planned everything. I loved working with them!
Harvest Moon did an unbelievable job! The food was wonderful, the presentation was great, and Barbara was an absolute joy Read more...
Harvest Moon did an unbelievable job! The food was wonderful, the presentation was great, and Barbara was an absolute joy to work with. She also did all the flowers, which looked beautiful, and was a huge help as I planned everything. I loved working with them! Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon provided excellent service for our daughter's wedding. Barbara was very helpful throughout the entire planning process! The hors d'oeuvres were delicious and plentiful, and ready as soon as the ceremony was over. As a result, our guests were able to enjoy the bride and groom's signature cocktail and hors d'oeuvres right away. Dinner was wonderful, and the guests were served nearly simultaneously, so there was no awkward period of waiting for others at the tables to be served. The presentation was elegant.

The servers were fabulous and unflappable! We had a number of guests with dietary restrictions (gluten allergies, vegetarians, Kosher restrictions, etc.), and Harvest Moon was able to accommodate all of them without trouble. Furthermore, when some people ended up at the wrong table, the servers were able to sort everything out to see that people got the proper dinner, and I don't think the guests ever knew there was an issue.

They were super helpful with some elderly guests, even walking the bride's grandmother back outside to the photographer! At the end of the evening, they were so helpful gathering personal items from the bride's dressing room and helping us load the car.

Thank you to all of you for making our daughter's wedding such a great affair!
Harvest Moon provided excellent service for our daughter's wedding. Barbara was very helpful throughout the entire Read more...
Harvest Moon provided excellent service for our daughter's wedding. Barbara was very helpful throughout the entire planning process! The hors d'oeuvres were delicious and plentiful, and ready as soon as the ceremony was over. As a result, our guests were able to enjoy the bride and groom's signature cocktail and hors d'oeuvres right away. Dinner was wonderful, and the guests were served nearly simultaneously, so there was no awkward period of waiting for others at the tables to be served. The presentation was elegant.

The servers were fabulous and unflappable! We had a number of guests with dietary restrictions (gluten allergies, vegetarians, Kosher restrictions, etc.), and Harvest Moon was able to accommodate all of them without trouble. Furthermore, when some people ended up at the wrong table, the servers were able to sort everything out to see that people got the proper dinner, and I don't think the guests ever knew there was an issue.

They were super helpful with some elderly guests, even walking the bride's grandmother back outside to the photographer! At the end of the evening, they were so helpful gathering personal items from the bride's dressing room and helping us load the car.

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Jen
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Harvest Moon!! Every single person that I talked to, from the first call to the office to the staff there on our wedding day was friendly and helpful. Our primary contact through the entire planning process was Kelly Mahanes. She is so organized and full of ideas and helped us make the most of our budget. Kelly always responded to our questions promptly (I don't think she ever stops working) and helped us plan every small detail of our day. In addition to being wonderful people, Harvest Moon's food is delicious. Everything that they put out on our wedding day tasted just as amazing as it did during the tasting. I wish they had a restuarant! Harvest Moon will take care of you on your wedding day in addition to taking care of every little detail, including the details you would have never thought of on your own. We are so grateful to Kelly and the rest of the staff at Harvest Moon. They are friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. They are so much more than a caterer. Book them as soon as you can!! They are wonderful!!!
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I cannot say enough good things about Harvest Moon!! Every single person that I talked to, from the first call to the office to the staff there on our wedding day was friendly and helpful. Our primary contact through the entire planning process was Kelly Mahanes. She is so organized and full of ideas and helped us make the most of our budget. Kelly always responded to our questions promptly (I don't think she ever stops working) and helped us plan every small detail of our day. In addition to being wonderful people, Harvest Moon's food is delicious. Everything that they put out on our wedding day tasted just as amazing as it did during the tasting. I wish they had a restuarant! Harvest Moon will take care of you on your wedding day in addition to taking care of every little detail, including the details you would have never thought of on your own. We are so grateful to Kelly and the rest of the staff at Harvest Moon. They are friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. They are so much more than a caterer. Book them as soon as you can!! They are wonderful!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing. They worked with us from the beginning to ensure that the bride's food allergies and the couple's preferences were accommodated. I wish we could get married again so we could work with them. Cristina was wonderful, and the staff at the wedding were unobtrusive, helpful, and simply nice (most important of all!). I would recommend them for any Charlottesville area wedding. We planned with them from out of town, and they were really great with that, as well!
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Amazing. They worked with us from the beginning to ensure that the bride's food allergies and the couple's preferences were accommodated. I wish we could get married again so we could work with them. Cristina was wonderful, and the staff at the wedding were unobtrusive, helpful, and simply nice (most important of all!). I would recommend them for any Charlottesville area wedding. We planned with them from out of town, and they were really great with that, as well! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering were wonderful to work with and carried out our vision and exceeded our expectations! The staff were excellent to work with and we could not have asked for a better catering service for our special day!
Harvest Moon Catering were wonderful to work with and carried out our vision and exceeded our expectations! The staff were Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering were wonderful to work with and carried out our vision and exceeded our expectations! The staff were excellent to work with and we could not have asked for a better catering service for our special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Harvest Moon because of Cristina's responsiveness and professionalism. She returned my emails and calls promptly (or, when an email asked A LOT of questions (because, every bride does that at some point), Cristina let me know when I could expect a full response from her). I was very comfortable in our caterer decision because of the unmatched service Cristina provided leading up to our big day. I didn't have a very clear vision to start, and Cristina helped us select food that our guests would enjoy that also brought in a bit of our personality and tastes, to create our ideal event.

The quality of service we received prior to our wedding carried through our wedding day - everything was exceptional. A few guests commented that it was the best food they ever had at a wedding, another said the selection was perfect. We really appreciate Cristina's efforts to attend to the little details that we highlighted, and the level of care that the entire staff provided us. Highly recommend.
We chose Harvest Moon because of Cristina's responsiveness and professionalism. She returned my emails and calls promptly Read more...
We chose Harvest Moon because of Cristina's responsiveness and professionalism. She returned my emails and calls promptly (or, when an email asked A LOT of questions (because, every bride does that at some point), Cristina let me know when I could expect a full response from her). I was very comfortable in our caterer decision because of the unmatched service Cristina provided leading up to our big day. I didn't have a very clear vision to start, and Cristina helped us select food that our guests would enjoy that also brought in a bit of our personality and tastes, to create our ideal event.

The quality of service we received prior to our wedding carried through our wedding day - everything was exceptional. A few guests commented that it was the best food they ever had at a wedding, another said the selection was perfect. We really appreciate Cristina's efforts to attend to the little details that we highlighted, and the level of care that the entire staff provided us. Highly recommend. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We looked at a lot of caterers when planning our wedding last fall. We liked a lot of them but were blown away by Harvest Moon. They are certainly the most professional caterer that we met with. Kelly was extremely well organized and receptive to me throughout the year leading up to the wedding and especially during my wedding weekend. She answered all of our questions with a smile, and she was very helpful in working with me to stay within budget without "skimping" on anything. Beyond having the pleasure of working with Kelly, the food was incredible as was the service. I absolutely loved the food at our wedding, and our friends are still talking about our appetizers 6 months later! The wait and bar staff were also amazing and highly attentive. We could not have had the wedding that we had without the whole Harvest Moon Team.
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We looked at a lot of caterers when planning our wedding last fall. We liked a lot of them but were blown away by Harvest Moon. They are certainly the most professional caterer that we met with. Kelly was extremely well organized and receptive to me throughout the year leading up to the wedding and especially during my wedding weekend. She answered all of our questions with a smile, and she was very helpful in working with me to stay within budget without "skimping" on anything. Beyond having the pleasure of working with Kelly, the food was incredible as was the service. I absolutely loved the food at our wedding, and our friends are still talking about our appetizers 6 months later! The wait and bar staff were also amazing and highly attentive. We could not have had the wedding that we had without the whole Harvest Moon Team. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Havest Moon turned a rustic barn into the most beautiful wedding venue I have EVER seen! It is simply amazing what they can do in a span of 6 hours! The food was unbeatable, the service at the reception was exceptional, and they truly made my day the most magical day of my life! My wedding was simply perfect and they played a huge role in taking my vision and turning it into reality.
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Havest Moon turned a rustic barn into the most beautiful wedding venue I have EVER seen! It is simply amazing what they can do in a span of 6 hours! The food was unbeatable, the service at the reception was exceptional, and they truly made my day the most magical day of my life! My wedding was simply perfect and they played a huge role in taking my vision and turning it into reality. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Barbara and her team at Harvest Moon. She is the best in the business. She was so incredibly helpful with our menu, catered to the wide variety of food allergies and preferences of our guests and put together a delicious spread that our guests are still talking about. She was so responsive and her team was incredible to work with and so knowledgeable - we were planning our wedding from DC and Barbara had such great suggestions for any questions I had. I felt so relaxed knowing that Barbara and her team were at the helm. I simply cannot say enough great things about Harvest Moon - if they have your date available, book them, don't even think twice!
I cannot say enough great things about Barbara and her team at Harvest Moon. She is the best in the business. She was so Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Barbara and her team at Harvest Moon. She is the best in the business. She was so incredibly helpful with our menu, catered to the wide variety of food allergies and preferences of our guests and put together a delicious spread that our guests are still talking about. She was so responsive and her team was incredible to work with and so knowledgeable - we were planning our wedding from DC and Barbara had such great suggestions for any questions I had. I felt so relaxed knowing that Barbara and her team were at the helm. I simply cannot say enough great things about Harvest Moon - if they have your date available, book them, don't even think twice! Read less
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Yuki
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon was phenomenal. Cristina Webster was fantastic! We didn't have a wedding planner/coordinator, but Cristina helped us with all the organization and planning. She gave us suggestions on the ceremony and made sure everything ran smoothly for the reception. Harvest Moon did much more than provide food and drinks...they ran my entire reception. I could not have been happier. The food was amazing also.
Harvest Moon was phenomenal. Cristina Webster was fantastic! We didn't have a wedding planner/coordinator, but Cristina Read more...
Harvest Moon was phenomenal. Cristina Webster was fantastic! We didn't have a wedding planner/coordinator, but Cristina helped us with all the organization and planning. She gave us suggestions on the ceremony and made sure everything ran smoothly for the reception. Harvest Moon did much more than provide food and drinks...they ran my entire reception. I could not have been happier. The food was amazing also. Read less
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C
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Hands down, the best caterer in all of Charlottesville. We gave them family recipes for our wedding reception and they absolutely nailed them. Fantastic service too. We could not be more impressed with Kelly Mahanes! She took care of every last detail exactly the way we discussed, was wonderful about working with us to resolve last minute changes, kept me sane throughout the process, and delivered above and beyond our vision for the evening. She was a wedding genius and an absolute pleasure to work with - full of great ideas and creativity!
Hands down, the best caterer in all of Charlottesville. We gave them family recipes for our wedding reception and they Read more...
Hands down, the best caterer in all of Charlottesville. We gave them family recipes for our wedding reception and they absolutely nailed them. Fantastic service too. We could not be more impressed with Kelly Mahanes! She took care of every last detail exactly the way we discussed, was wonderful about working with us to resolve last minute changes, kept me sane throughout the process, and delivered above and beyond our vision for the evening. She was a wedding genius and an absolute pleasure to work with - full of great ideas and creativity! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon catered the rehearsal dinner for our son’s wedding. The event was at the Colonnade Club on July 20, 2012. Harvest Moon did a great job of taking care of us. The event went just as we had hoped...from the initial pass of drinks at the reception to the final round of coffee. We knew the food would be terrific since we did a tasting with Mark before the event. Service was great...it stuck a perfect balance by being casual and attentive at the same time. The thing that most stands out for me was how easily the event planning and dinner went…everything on schedule, everything done well, the food was wonderful and Mark and the staff were a pleasure to work with.
Harvest Moon catered the rehearsal dinner for our son’s wedding. The event was at the Colonnade Club on July 20, 2012. Read more...
Harvest Moon catered the rehearsal dinner for our son’s wedding. The event was at the Colonnade Club on July 20, 2012. Harvest Moon did a great job of taking care of us. The event went just as we had hoped...from the initial pass of drinks at the reception to the final round of coffee. We knew the food would be terrific since we did a tasting with Mark before the event. Service was great...it stuck a perfect balance by being casual and attentive at the same time. The thing that most stands out for me was how easily the event planning and dinner went…everything on schedule, everything done well, the food was wonderful and Mark and the staff were a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon was wonderful, I thought they were very organized and everyone said the food was great. Cristina was our catering coordinator for the event and she was such a big help in the months leading up to the wedding when we were trying to decide all of our decor and when things would go wrong in areas other than catering - she was always offering to help. All the staff were very professional and helpful. The only thing we didn't realize was that Cristina would leave after the reception got going, but she left us in the hands of another staff member. But overall we had a wonderful experience with Harvest Moon and I would definitely recommend them to another bride!
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Harvest Moon was wonderful, I thought they were very organized and everyone said the food was great. Cristina was our catering coordinator for the event and she was such a big help in the months leading up to the wedding when we were trying to decide all of our decor and when things would go wrong in areas other than catering - she was always offering to help. All the staff were very professional and helpful. The only thing we didn't realize was that Cristina would leave after the reception got going, but she left us in the hands of another staff member. But overall we had a wonderful experience with Harvest Moon and I would definitely recommend them to another bride! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything about Harvest Moon was fabulous. They really made the wedding. From Kelly's ideas to the
table settings to the food, drinks and s'mores. It was so well done and professional. I highly recommend them.
Everything about Harvest Moon was fabulous. They really made the wedding. From Kelly's ideas to the
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Everything about Harvest Moon was fabulous. They really made the wedding. From Kelly's ideas to the
table settings to the food, drinks and s'mores. It was so well done and professional. I highly recommend them. Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience using Harvest Moon as the caterer for our wedding. Kelly, our coordinator, was extremely helpful during the entire process, from menu creation to the day of the wedding, where she even assisted with the ceremony! We were looking for fresh, local food and Harvest Moon fit perfectly with what we had in mind. The food for both the cocktail hour and dinner was delicious, seasonal, well-seasoned, and well-cooked. We got a significant amount of positive comments and raves from our guests on the food and the service. The entire service staff, from the captain to the servers to the bartenders were all extremely professional and friendly. Everyone was clearly there to make our night special. Highly recommended !
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We had a great experience using Harvest Moon as the caterer for our wedding. Kelly, our coordinator, was extremely helpful during the entire process, from menu creation to the day of the wedding, where she even assisted with the ceremony! We were looking for fresh, local food and Harvest Moon fit perfectly with what we had in mind. The food for both the cocktail hour and dinner was delicious, seasonal, well-seasoned, and well-cooked. We got a significant amount of positive comments and raves from our guests on the food and the service. The entire service staff, from the captain to the servers to the bartenders were all extremely professional and friendly. Everyone was clearly there to make our night special. Highly recommended ! Read less
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sfluh9
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon provided an amazing service and everything they did from the initial tasting to taking care of the final details went beyond my expectations and I truly felt special. I had never used a catering service before and in hindsight, I can see how a caterer will make or break an event and I will say with 100% confidence that Harvest Moon will not let you down. The food displays were imaculate, innovative and highlighted the season by using fresh, local produce. Kelly, who worked with me as the event planner, was very attentive, helpful and was always available via phone or email. I know she was probably juggling a multitude of events, but I always recieved her support as if I was the only one. Cristina and the staff on site at my wedding were professional, courteous and no nonsense, but also warm and friendly. They worked together to completly transform the vineyard I had chosen into exactly what I wanted with time to spare. Cristina ran every necessary decision through me and she made sure everything was how I envisioned it to be. Everything from the set up to the tear down went smothly and I was left to simply enjoy the evening, great food and the company of friends and family. I cannot recommend them enought and if you are having an event within the service area of Harvest Moon, choose them!
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Harvest Moon provided an amazing service and everything they did from the initial tasting to taking care of the final details went beyond my expectations and I truly felt special. I had never used a catering service before and in hindsight, I can see how a caterer will make or break an event and I will say with 100% confidence that Harvest Moon will not let you down. The food displays were imaculate, innovative and highlighted the season by using fresh, local produce. Kelly, who worked with me as the event planner, was very attentive, helpful and was always available via phone or email. I know she was probably juggling a multitude of events, but I always recieved her support as if I was the only one. Cristina and the staff on site at my wedding were professional, courteous and no nonsense, but also warm and friendly. They worked together to completly transform the vineyard I had chosen into exactly what I wanted with time to spare. Cristina ran every necessary decision through me and she made sure everything was how I envisioned it to be. Everything from the set up to the tear down went smothly and I was left to simply enjoy the evening, great food and the company of friends and family. I cannot recommend them enought and if you are having an event within the service area of Harvest Moon, choose them! Read less
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ATuck
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent service! The food was amazing and the guests raved about it. I also love that they have a contract with a cake baker (who was fabulous as well!), so that is one less thing to worry about. We did not have a wedding planner, but the caterer more or less acted as one to set up everything as we wanted in the dining area and beyond. SHe even helped me with a hair crises when my hair stylist cancelled the day before the wedding due to illness--she actually called around and found an appointment for me with one of her preferred vendors. Harvest Moon definitely helped me to enjoy the day and stay stress-free!
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Excellent service! The food was amazing and the guests raved about it. I also love that they have a contract with a cake baker (who was fabulous as well!), so that is one less thing to worry about. We did not have a wedding planner, but the caterer more or less acted as one to set up everything as we wanted in the dining area and beyond. SHe even helped me with a hair crises when my hair stylist cancelled the day before the wedding due to illness--she actually called around and found an appointment for me with one of her preferred vendors. Harvest Moon definitely helped me to enjoy the day and stay stress-free! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After many referrals and positive comments regarding Harvest Moon and then the first tasting which blew us away, we knew we were making the right choice by selecting them as our wedding caterer. We ended up increasing our original budget for catering, but we decided it was worth spending more and having the peace of mind that “all would be taken care of”. After each email to Barbara, bombarding her with a million questions, she would diligently respond with answers and explanations of how various aspects of the catering should be handled. We felt assured again and again that we were in good hands and had made the correct choice of a business with the expertise and experience of handling events with all the expected (and unexpected) variables. We had originally thought of having a very small wedding guest list and we loved that Harvest Moon was willing to provide service for our event no matter whether our event ended up being big or small. They are accustomed to doing multiple events at the same time so we were confident that our smaller event would get the same attention as any larger event.

We are still hearing from guests how much they enjoyed the food. One guest even asked if Harvest Moon had a restaurant in Charlottesville because they wanted to enjoy the food again the next time they have a reason to be in the area! The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the staff did a great job keeping guests moving in the buffet line in a steady and streamlined manner. Inviting guests table by table to the buffet and using both sides of the buffet table at the same time worked seamlessly. No queuing at all – we were so pleased with this – it was just as nice as a sit-down dinner, especially with the served salad and wine service during our dinner. The service was friendly, professional and attentive.

The crew also went the extra mile, especially during set-up, taking care of details above and beyond their role as caterers. The placement of details was perfect and so creative, just one example being the Irish/American combo flag draped over a garden bench. Fantastic idea – made for great photos! Everyone was so in charge, getting lights in the trees reconnected and on and on and on – each individual worked so hard to pull it all together.

Our vision was definitely carried out - they wowed us and we were seriously elated with the results of their efforts! Harvest Moon so contributed to the success of the wedding – we are so glad we chose them as our caterer!
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After many referrals and positive comments regarding Harvest Moon and then the first tasting which blew us away, we knew we were making the right choice by selecting them as our wedding caterer. We ended up increasing our original budget for catering, but we decided it was worth spending more and having the peace of mind that “all would be taken care of”. After each email to Barbara, bombarding her with a million questions, she would diligently respond with answers and explanations of how various aspects of the catering should be handled. We felt assured again and again that we were in good hands and had made the correct choice of a business with the expertise and experience of handling events with all the expected (and unexpected) variables. We had originally thought of having a very small wedding guest list and we loved that Harvest Moon was willing to provide service for our event no matter whether our event ended up being big or small. They are accustomed to doing multiple events at the same time so we were confident that our smaller event would get the same attention as any larger event.

We are still hearing from guests how much they enjoyed the food. One guest even asked if Harvest Moon had a restaurant in Charlottesville because they wanted to enjoy the food again the next time they have a reason to be in the area! The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the staff did a great job keeping guests moving in the buffet line in a steady and streamlined manner. Inviting guests table by table to the buffet and using both sides of the buffet table at the same time worked seamlessly. No queuing at all – we were so pleased with this – it was just as nice as a sit-down dinner, especially with the served salad and wine service during our dinner. The service was friendly, professional and attentive.

The crew also went the extra mile, especially during set-up, taking care of details above and beyond their role as caterers. The placement of details was perfect and so creative, just one example being the Irish/American combo flag draped over a garden bench. Fantastic idea – made for great photos! Everyone was so in charge, getting lights in the trees reconnected and on and on and on – each individual worked so hard to pull it all together.

Our vision was definitely carried out - they wowed us and we were seriously elated with the results of their efforts! Harvest Moon so contributed to the success of the wedding – we are so glad we chose them as our caterer! Read less
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JHA
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with Harvest Moon! The food was incredible and people are still talking about it and I am still dreaming about it! The service is amazing and they handle every little detail from start to finish with a smile. They perfectly executed the vision that we had in our minds. Even the creative ideas we weren't sure we were expressing perfectly, they understood and offered even more suggestions perfectly aligned with what we wanted. We even had a dedicated server at the wedding who was always one step ahead of us with our needs. We were never allowed to go hungry or thirsty!
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We were thrilled with Harvest Moon! The food was incredible and people are still talking about it and I am still dreaming about it! The service is amazing and they handle every little detail from start to finish with a smile. They perfectly executed the vision that we had in our minds. Even the creative ideas we weren't sure we were expressing perfectly, they understood and offered even more suggestions perfectly aligned with what we wanted. We even had a dedicated server at the wedding who was always one step ahead of us with our needs. We were never allowed to go hungry or thirsty! Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon was so wonderful to work with. They worked with us to create a customized menu to fit our theme and worked with all the vendors to set up timing so we didnt have to. If you are looking for a full service caterer they are your best bet! They work so hard for you so you can focus on other parts of your day. The food was INCREDIBLE. It was truly the best wedding food we have had. We also used their day of coordination service and had the pleasure of working with Kelly Mahanes. She was so wonderful. She definitely worked many hours aside from the wedding and rehearsal contacting vendors and setting up a very detailed timeline. She was so patient and provided us with great advice and ideas. Everything about this company is just wonderful!
Harvest Moon was so wonderful to work with. They worked with us to create a customized menu to fit our theme and worked Read more...
Harvest Moon was so wonderful to work with. They worked with us to create a customized menu to fit our theme and worked with all the vendors to set up timing so we didnt have to. If you are looking for a full service caterer they are your best bet! They work so hard for you so you can focus on other parts of your day. The food was INCREDIBLE. It was truly the best wedding food we have had. We also used their day of coordination service and had the pleasure of working with Kelly Mahanes. She was so wonderful. She definitely worked many hours aside from the wedding and rehearsal contacting vendors and setting up a very detailed timeline. She was so patient and provided us with great advice and ideas. Everything about this company is just wonderful! Read less
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JennX
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
"This is the best wedding food I've ever had!!" -- every guest at our wedding.

My number one goal for our reception was that the food be amazing. I've been to dozens of weddings, and just could not imagine serving my friends and family the bland chicken and salmon you get at so many of these occasions. My husband and I also have a strong commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture, and wanted to find a caterer who shared this value. We also just plain love great food. After a LOT of searching around, I came across Harvest Moon's website and immediately got in touch with Barbara, their event coordinator. She worked with us to craft a delicious, seasonal menu. At our tasting, we gave feedback on how a certain dish might be improved, and the chef went back to the kitchen to immediately create version 2. We walked out of our tasting saying it was one of the best meals we had had in ages.

Throughout the planning process, Barbara was extremely responsive to my questions. We got married at a farm that is 90 minutes from both our house in the DC area and from C-Ville, so there were a lot of logistics to be worked out. I would send Barbara emails with literally 20 questions, and she'd get back to me within hours. On the day of the wedding, the Harvest Moon staff were friendly and efficient... I guess the best thing I can say is that I hardly knew they were there, but the guests raved about them! Our dinner was buffet-style, and one of the staff kindly brought my husband and I plates with a selection of the food to make sure we ate, and at the end of the night they packed us up a to-go bag that we totally scarfed down when we got back to our B&B. This is such a warm, yet totally professional operation-- you can tell these people love their jobs and their company.

Harvest Moon contracts with a cake baker/designer who worked with us both on the recipe (my husband's peach-cobbler-inspired cake) and design-- it turned out so gorgeous!

And all of this was for prices that were much lower than some of the "rubber chicken" type caterers I looked up in the DC area! I highly, highly recommend Harvest Moon Catering.
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"This is the best wedding food I've ever had!!" -- every guest at our wedding.

My number one goal for our reception was that the food be amazing. I've been to dozens of weddings, and just could not imagine serving my friends and family the bland chicken and salmon you get at so many of these occasions. My husband and I also have a strong commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture, and wanted to find a caterer who shared this value. We also just plain love great food. After a LOT of searching around, I came across Harvest Moon's website and immediately got in touch with Barbara, their event coordinator. She worked with us to craft a delicious, seasonal menu. At our tasting, we gave feedback on how a certain dish might be improved, and the chef went back to the kitchen to immediately create version 2. We walked out of our tasting saying it was one of the best meals we had had in ages.

Throughout the planning process, Barbara was extremely responsive to my questions. We got married at a farm that is 90 minutes from both our house in the DC area and from C-Ville, so there were a lot of logistics to be worked out. I would send Barbara emails with literally 20 questions, and she'd get back to me within hours. On the day of the wedding, the Harvest Moon staff were friendly and efficient... I guess the best thing I can say is that I hardly knew they were there, but the guests raved about them! Our dinner was buffet-style, and one of the staff kindly brought my husband and I plates with a selection of the food to make sure we ate, and at the end of the night they packed us up a to-go bag that we totally scarfed down when we got back to our B&B. This is such a warm, yet totally professional operation-- you can tell these people love their jobs and their company.

Harvest Moon contracts with a cake baker/designer who worked with us both on the recipe (my husband's peach-cobbler-inspired cake) and design-- it turned out so gorgeous!

And all of this was for prices that were much lower than some of the "rubber chicken" type caterers I looked up in the DC area! I highly, highly recommend Harvest Moon Catering. Read less
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cvillebride
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon did a great job catering our wedding!! We worked with Barbara to plan our menu. She was very responsive and considerate of our budget. She answered tons of questions and tweaked lots of little details to make the meal perfect for our wedding. On the day of the wedding, the food tasted great! I had guests tell me it was the best wedding food they'd ever tasted. Another thing we loved about Harvest Moon is that presentation of the food was really remarkable. We were completely happy with Harvest Moon and would whole-heartedly recommend them as caterers.
Harvest Moon did a great job catering our wedding!! We worked with Barbara to plan our menu. She was very responsive and Read more...
Harvest Moon did a great job catering our wedding!! We worked with Barbara to plan our menu. She was very responsive and considerate of our budget. She answered tons of questions and tweaked lots of little details to make the meal perfect for our wedding. On the day of the wedding, the food tasted great! I had guests tell me it was the best wedding food they'd ever tasted. Another thing we loved about Harvest Moon is that presentation of the food was really remarkable. We were completely happy with Harvest Moon and would whole-heartedly recommend them as caterers. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon did a fantastic job for our wedding! The food was absolutely delicious--everyone was raving about it at the reception,and continues to do so a month later. The bar was fully stocked, and the staff took care of everything so smoothly that I barely even knew they were there. Plus, by working with Harvest Moon, you are entitled to some wedding coordination help with room decor, and they set up everything for you with the local Charlottesville party rental company, if required. I cannot recommend Mark and Barbara at Harvest Moon enough!
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Harvest Moon did a fantastic job for our wedding! The food was absolutely delicious--everyone was raving about it at the reception,and continues to do so a month later. The bar was fully stocked, and the staff took care of everything so smoothly that I barely even knew they were there. Plus, by working with Harvest Moon, you are entitled to some wedding coordination help with room decor, and they set up everything for you with the local Charlottesville party rental company, if required. I cannot recommend Mark and Barbara at Harvest Moon enough! Read less
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acinalli
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Harvest Moon catering provided high quality services at a more reasonable rate than many other Charlottesville caterers that I researched. Harvest Moon was very flexible and willing to work with the menu and budget that we proposed. Their food was delicious and we got many compliments on it. Harvest Moon staff made our every idea come true, and most of the time had suggestions that made the day even better! They thought of and took care of everything, right down to the basket of leftovers for my husband and I to take back to our hotel room that night. We would not change anything about their services. Staff members were always extremely professional and helpful, and did everything possible to make our day perfect. Harvest Moon also strives to use local and organic food, and donates leftovers to community members in need whenever possible. They are a conscientious and responsible organization. I highly recommend this company.
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Harvest Moon catering provided high quality services at a more reasonable rate than many other Charlottesville caterers that I researched. Harvest Moon was very flexible and willing to work with the menu and budget that we proposed. Their food was delicious and we got many compliments on it. Harvest Moon staff made our every idea come true, and most of the time had suggestions that made the day even better! They thought of and took care of everything, right down to the basket of leftovers for my husband and I to take back to our hotel room that night. We would not change anything about their services. Staff members were always extremely professional and helpful, and did everything possible to make our day perfect. Harvest Moon also strives to use local and organic food, and donates leftovers to community members in need whenever possible. They are a conscientious and responsible organization. I highly recommend this company. Read less
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askmsh
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
WOW! That is all we can say!! These folks are awesome....professional, caring, efficient, classy. Barbara knew her stuff and got things done for us. The bartenders, servers were super. We LOVED our cake and the food the chef cooked. The chance to meet her and taste everything before hand was a great experience. 100% reccommend!!
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WOW! That is all we can say!! These folks are awesome....professional, caring, efficient, classy. Barbara knew her stuff and got things done for us. The bartenders, servers were super. We LOVED our cake and the food the chef cooked. The chance to meet her and taste everything before hand was a great experience. 100% reccommend!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The caterer was easy to work with, was set up and ready to go at the start of both events we had that day. The food and beverages were excellently prepared and served, and the choices of food and beverage were broad and very interesting. Everyone enjoyed the party and complemented the food and service.
The caterer was easy to work with, was set up and ready to go at the start of both events we had that day. The food and Read more...
The caterer was easy to work with, was set up and ready to go at the start of both events we had that day. The food and beverages were excellently prepared and served, and the choices of food and beverage were broad and very interesting. Everyone enjoyed the party and complemented the food and service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Harvest Moon was terrific to work with! We dealt with Kelly Mahanes and she was always quick to get back to me when I had questions, even on weekends and holidays. They are quite pricey, but the service was better than we ever imagined so it was well worth it.
Harvest Moon was terrific to work with! We dealt with Kelly Mahanes and she was always quick to get back to me when I had Read more...
Harvest Moon was terrific to work with! We dealt with Kelly Mahanes and she was always quick to get back to me when I had questions, even on weekends and holidays. They are quite pricey, but the service was better than we ever imagined so it was well worth it. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.9/5.0
Harvest Moon was exceptional at working with us and our wedding coordinator to put together a plan A and plan B for the wedding. Cristina of HM especially went through numerous iterations of the menu with us, offering her creativity in food pairings to ensure there is a variety as well as a theme. Not an easy feat, but she nailed it. When you consider Harvest Moon, you have to understand that the value they provide extends leaps and bounds beyond just the dinner they will prepare. For our wedding, they really set the tone for the guests as they arrive by setting up the ceremony and pre-ceremony beverages - understated yet elegant. For the cocktail hour, HM provided passed appetizers and drinks that was thoroughly enjoyed both by the wedding party as we were getting pictures taken, as well as the rest of the guests. The dinner and desserts had everyone talking. From the tasting we did 5 months prior to the day of the event, the taste was just as incredible and fresh as before. We received numerous compliments on food selection and our specialty drink, which my husband and I essentially made up. I would recommend Cristina and HM to anyone looking for a caterer who you can lean on, work with to find the right menu, and really deliver!
Harvest Moon was exceptional at working with us and our wedding coordinator to put together a plan A and plan B for the Read more...
Harvest Moon was exceptional at working with us and our wedding coordinator to put together a plan A and plan B for the wedding. Cristina of HM especially went through numerous iterations of the menu with us, offering her creativity in food pairings to ensure there is a variety as well as a theme. Not an easy feat, but she nailed it. When you consider Harvest Moon, you have to understand that the value they provide extends leaps and bounds beyond just the dinner they will prepare. For our wedding, they really set the tone for the guests as they arrive by setting up the ceremony and pre-ceremony beverages - understated yet elegant. For the cocktail hour, HM provided passed appetizers and drinks that was thoroughly enjoyed both by the wedding party as we were getting pictures taken, as well as the rest of the guests. The dinner and desserts had everyone talking. From the tasting we did 5 months prior to the day of the event, the taste was just as incredible and fresh as before. We received numerous compliments on food selection and our specialty drink, which my husband and I essentially made up. I would recommend Cristina and HM to anyone looking for a caterer who you can lean on, work with to find the right menu, and really deliver! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.9/5.0
My wife and I got married in early May. Our day of planner, who I will omit the name of, let a lot of things fall through the cracks. Without Harvest Moon, and Cristina in particular, our day would have fallen into chaos. If you are looking for a caterer who can help fulfill a vision, or one to help you create one, Harvest Moon is the right one for you.

They have great taste in food, with an emphasis on flavor and service. My wife and I are self declared foodies in the Richmond area and love eating out. We enjoy wine a great deal and opted not to get married at a Virginia winery for this reason (so we could have more control over the style/ type of wines). Harvest Moon brought the same level of service, with well prepared food and cocktails, Further, they far exceeded our expectations for wine and took care to understand both our palate and style preferences. Even more importantly, they went above and beyond to make sure that we, as the bride and groom, were given the best treatment. They set aside passed appetizers and cocktails so we had a chance to try them, and always made sure any of our food/ beverages needs were accommodated.

Finally, Cristina was incredibly careful with allergies and dietary restrictions. She was careful with a variety of issues and took care to track each guests needs.

I would VERY HIGHLY recommend Harvest Moon, and would strongly urge you to work with Cristina Webster. They are a great company, with amazing food.
My wife and I got married in early May. Our day of planner, who I will omit the name of, let a lot of things fall through Read more...
My wife and I got married in early May. Our day of planner, who I will omit the name of, let a lot of things fall through the cracks. Without Harvest Moon, and Cristina in particular, our day would have fallen into chaos. If you are looking for a caterer who can help fulfill a vision, or one to help you create one, Harvest Moon is the right one for you.

They have great taste in food, with an emphasis on flavor and service. My wife and I are self declared foodies in the Richmond area and love eating out. We enjoy wine a great deal and opted not to get married at a Virginia winery for this reason (so we could have more control over the style/ type of wines). Harvest Moon brought the same level of service, with well prepared food and cocktails, Further, they far exceeded our expectations for wine and took care to understand both our palate and style preferences. Even more importantly, they went above and beyond to make sure that we, as the bride and groom, were given the best treatment. They set aside passed appetizers and cocktails so we had a chance to try them, and always made sure any of our food/ beverages needs were accommodated.

Finally, Cristina was incredibly careful with allergies and dietary restrictions. She was careful with a variety of issues and took care to track each guests needs.

I would VERY HIGHLY recommend Harvest Moon, and would strongly urge you to work with Cristina Webster. They are a great company, with amazing food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Food was delicious, service was impeccable, attentive, and responsive.
Food was delicious, service was impeccable, attentive, and responsive.
Food was delicious, service was impeccable, attentive, and responsive. Read less
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Randi
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.8/5.0
From the first time that spoke to Cristina at Harvest Moon until the conclusion of our wedding I was so impressed with this vendor. The professionalism, value, service and quality of food and beverages is second to none! The menu that she helped us to choose was a HUGE hit with our guests. I was told later that some even "toasted" to the macaroni and cheese because they loved it so much! I loved that fact that we were assigned a "captain" who took care of us the entire night! Thanks Harvest Moon for making our wedding so special!
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From the first time that spoke to Cristina at Harvest Moon until the conclusion of our wedding I was so impressed with this vendor. The professionalism, value, service and quality of food and beverages is second to none! The menu that she helped us to choose was a HUGE hit with our guests. I was told later that some even "toasted" to the macaroni and cheese because they loved it so much! I loved that fact that we were assigned a "captain" who took care of us the entire night! Thanks Harvest Moon for making our wedding so special! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.8/5.0
We loved Harvest Moon! We didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted on our menu and Cristina was really helpful in coming up with a menu that we loved and worked well together. They were very attentive to us on our wedding day and brought us drinks and appetizers before we entered the venue and got caught up with all the guests!
We loved Harvest Moon! We didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted on our menu and Cristina was really helpful in coming Read more...
We loved Harvest Moon! We didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted on our menu and Cristina was really helpful in coming up with a menu that we loved and worked well together. They were very attentive to us on our wedding day and brought us drinks and appetizers before we entered the venue and got caught up with all the guests! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon did an excellent job with our wedding. Kelly and her team were organized, professional, and responsive throughout the planning process. The day of the event, the service went smoothly and was excellent. We didn't have to worry about anything!

The quality of the food was important to us, and Harvest Moon met all marks. Many of the guests noted that it was the best wedding food they had ever had.

We highly recommend them!
Harvest Moon did an excellent job with our wedding. Kelly and her team were organized, professional, and responsive Read more...
Harvest Moon did an excellent job with our wedding. Kelly and her team were organized, professional, and responsive throughout the planning process. The day of the event, the service went smoothly and was excellent. We didn't have to worry about anything!

The quality of the food was important to us, and Harvest Moon met all marks. Many of the guests noted that it was the best wedding food they had ever had.

We highly recommend them! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering was amazing to work with. Not only was the food great, but the staff was so friendly and so helpful. Kelly went above and beyond to help with not only organizing everything relating to catering, but also helped set up the entire event. During the actual wedding, the event manager from Harvest Moon was amazing and did everything he could to make our wedding night perfect. Our personal waiter (for the bridal party and parents) was also amazing, always there when we needed him. We couldn't have asked for anything more from Harvest Moon Catering and were so glad we chose them to make our wedding day amazing!
Harvest Moon Catering was amazing to work with. Not only was the food great, but the staff was so friendly and so helpful. Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering was amazing to work with. Not only was the food great, but the staff was so friendly and so helpful. Kelly went above and beyond to help with not only organizing everything relating to catering, but also helped set up the entire event. During the actual wedding, the event manager from Harvest Moon was amazing and did everything he could to make our wedding night perfect. Our personal waiter (for the bridal party and parents) was also amazing, always there when we needed him. We couldn't have asked for anything more from Harvest Moon Catering and were so glad we chose them to make our wedding day amazing! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon was very accommodating and worked with us on our budget. Cristina was wonderful to work with and she went above and beyond to meet our needs. The food was excellent - best wedding food we have ever tasted! Our guests enjoyed the food as well. Cristina was very helpful with the logistics for the evening and made sure that the bride and groom were top priority. We had a great evening and it would not have gone well without Harvest Moon/Cristina.
Harvest Moon was very accommodating and worked with us on our budget. Cristina was wonderful to work with and she went Read more...
Harvest Moon was very accommodating and worked with us on our budget. Cristina was wonderful to work with and she went above and beyond to meet our needs. The food was excellent - best wedding food we have ever tasted! Our guests enjoyed the food as well. Cristina was very helpful with the logistics for the evening and made sure that the bride and groom were top priority. We had a great evening and it would not have gone well without Harvest Moon/Cristina. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
9/13/2013
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon was fantastic throughout both the planning process as well as in the execution of our special day! All of our guests raved about the food. The staff was nothing but pleasant, flexible and highly professional throughout! We would highly recommend Harvest Moon to anyone who is looking for an exceptional caterer for their event!
Harvest Moon was fantastic throughout both the planning process as well as in the execution of our special day! All of our Read more...
Harvest Moon was fantastic throughout both the planning process as well as in the execution of our special day! All of our guests raved about the food. The staff was nothing but pleasant, flexible and highly professional throughout! We would highly recommend Harvest Moon to anyone who is looking for an exceptional caterer for their event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Overall, they were good. The food was much better than typical wedding food. They were flexible throughout the planning process and gave us some great ideas on our selections. Only two complaints: 1) the day before the wedding when they wanted to know if we'd reviewed their emails that they just sent that day, since clearly nothing else was going on and 2) we had asked them to make a very specific recipe for one of the items in our dessert bar and they decided to take creative liberty on the item and didn't actually make what we asked -- which was disappointing since it was a family recipe -- a small tribute to my father.
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Overall, they were good. The food was much better than typical wedding food. They were flexible throughout the planning process and gave us some great ideas on our selections. Only two complaints: 1) the day before the wedding when they wanted to know if we'd reviewed their emails that they just sent that day, since clearly nothing else was going on and 2) we had asked them to make a very specific recipe for one of the items in our dessert bar and they decided to take creative liberty on the item and didn't actually make what we asked -- which was disappointing since it was a family recipe -- a small tribute to my father. Read less
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Tom and Joan
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon is wonderful - they work with your budget and go above and beyond. They were a joy to work with - easy, helpful, on point and responsive.
Harvest Moon is wonderful - they work with your budget and go above and beyond. They were a joy to work with - easy, Read more...
Harvest Moon is wonderful - they work with your budget and go above and beyond. They were a joy to work with - easy, helpful, on point and responsive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I have been impressed with the Harvest Moon staff since our first meeting with Barbara. Everyone has been wonderful to work with. The food and signature cocktail really did contribute to our day being so special – presentation and plating were creative and the quality of the food was not your standard wedding meal. I loved everything about it. Thank you!
I have been impressed with the Harvest Moon staff since our first meeting with Barbara. Everyone has been wonderful to Read more...
I have been impressed with the Harvest Moon staff since our first meeting with Barbara. Everyone has been wonderful to work with. The food and signature cocktail really did contribute to our day being so special – presentation and plating were creative and the quality of the food was not your standard wedding meal. I loved everything about it. Thank you! Read less
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liz.dieckman
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon was great to work with. They provide more than just food. They will help you set up decorations and make sure things run smoothly on your big day as well. We had many compliments on how tasty the food was and we were altogether quite happy with everything Harvest Moon provided.
Harvest Moon was great to work with. They provide more than just food. They will help you set up decorations and make sure Read more...
Harvest Moon was great to work with. They provide more than just food. They will help you set up decorations and make sure things run smoothly on your big day as well. We had many compliments on how tasty the food was and we were altogether quite happy with everything Harvest Moon provided. Read less
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apentz
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.8/5.0
The food surpassed all expectations - we were able to serve a restaurant-quality dinner for 150 guests. Barbara, our event coordinator, helped me choose lighting, flowers, linens, set-up and with countless other details. Planning the wedding out of town it was imperative to have such an advocate.
The food surpassed all expectations - we were able to serve a restaurant-quality dinner for 150 guests. Barbara, our event Read more...
The food surpassed all expectations - we were able to serve a restaurant-quality dinner for 150 guests. Barbara, our event coordinator, helped me choose lighting, flowers, linens, set-up and with countless other details. Planning the wedding out of town it was imperative to have such an advocate. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/24/2010
4.8/5.0
Harvest Moon Catering was awesome to work with. The food was great, all my guests raved about it. They also procured the rentals for us (china, tables, linens, flatware, chairs etc.) They followed our set-up plan and were willing to go the extra mile, such as randomly place a heart inside a napkin at each table (whoever found the heart took home the centerpiece). Two complaints, and one was very minor, they brought the wrong color chairs, we ordered fruitwood and they brought white. It was not a big deal as the white chairs were fine, and we never double checked the rentals spreadsheet - so although I shouldn't have to doublecheck, it could have been caught. But like I said, no biggie. The other issue was for about 1.5 weeks before the event we could not get them to return our calls. So, if you are prone to panic attacks, just breathe and remember they will take care of you. The after dinner goodie bag was also a very special touch, and was a great midnight snack after we worked up an appetite:-)
Harvest Moon Catering was awesome to work with. The food was great, all my guests raved about it. They also procured the Read more...
Harvest Moon Catering was awesome to work with. The food was great, all my guests raved about it. They also procured the rentals for us (china, tables, linens, flatware, chairs etc.) They followed our set-up plan and were willing to go the extra mile, such as randomly place a heart inside a napkin at each table (whoever found the heart took home the centerpiece). Two complaints, and one was very minor, they brought the wrong color chairs, we ordered fruitwood and they brought white. It was not a big deal as the white chairs were fine, and we never double checked the rentals spreadsheet - so although I shouldn't have to doublecheck, it could have been caught. But like I said, no biggie. The other issue was for about 1.5 weeks before the event we could not get them to return our calls. So, if you are prone to panic attacks, just breathe and remember they will take care of you. The after dinner goodie bag was also a very special touch, and was a great midnight snack after we worked up an appetite:-) Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Working with Carrie was fabulous- we could not have asked for a better catering coordinator. The food was very good, though one of the side dishes was not nearly as good on the night of the wedding as it had been during the tasting. I would definitely recommend Harvest Moon, because they are easy to work with, have a very professional, friendly staff and have good food.
Working with Carrie was fabulous- we could not have asked for a better catering coordinator. The food was very good, Read more...
Working with Carrie was fabulous- we could not have asked for a better catering coordinator. The food was very good, though one of the side dishes was not nearly as good on the night of the wedding as it had been during the tasting. I would definitely recommend Harvest Moon, because they are easy to work with, have a very professional, friendly staff and have good food. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
5/13/2006
4.8/5.0
I had looked into a few caterers around time, and when we met with Marlena, we knew that Harvest Moon was the one. Marlena is more than a contact for the caterer, she is an wedding coordinator. She worked countless hours with me, crafting the menu and the table setting designs and brainstorming ideas with us. Harvest Moon also took care of the tent rentals, and the week of the wedding, Marlena contacted all the vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page, and she organized the rehearsal, which I know can be an area of confusion. Harvest Moon is very much a laid-back business. We had spent many, many hours working with us before even asking for a deposit. We had a lot of creative freedom to create the menu and event that we wanted, and the food came out wonderfully. People are still asking us who our wedding caterers were because it was so good. Another good thing was that they worked with our budget very well, and didn't try to introduce any secret charges. Many caterers will charge a large corking fee or other high charge for using your own alcohol -- for example, we got married at a vineyard and had to use the vineyard's wine -- but Harvest Moon did not charge us a corking fee. They only charged us for the beer per person. My husband and I did most of the planning for the wedding ourselves, and it was such a relief to know that on the day of the wedding, we knew Marlena was on top of EVERYTHING. The only hitch the whole day was that the men's toilet broke in the winery, and that was out of her control. Every little detail she and Harvest Moon had down perfectly. For a semi-formal outdoor event, Harvest Moon did a spectacular job.
I had looked into a few caterers around time, and when we met with Marlena, we knew that Harvest Moon was the one. Marlena Read more...
I had looked into a few caterers around time, and when we met with Marlena, we knew that Harvest Moon was the one. Marlena is more than a contact for the caterer, she is an wedding coordinator. She worked countless hours with me, crafting the menu and the table setting designs and brainstorming ideas with us. Harvest Moon also took care of the tent rentals, and the week of the wedding, Marlena contacted all the vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page, and she organized the rehearsal, which I know can be an area of confusion. Harvest Moon is very much a laid-back business. We had spent many, many hours working with us before even asking for a deposit. We had a lot of creative freedom to create the menu and event that we wanted, and the food came out wonderfully. People are still asking us who our wedding caterers were because it was so good. Another good thing was that they worked with our budget very well, and didn't try to introduce any secret charges. Many caterers will charge a large corking fee or other high charge for using your own alcohol -- for example, we got married at a vineyard and had to use the vineyard's wine -- but Harvest Moon did not charge us a corking fee. They only charged us for the beer per person. My husband and I did most of the planning for the wedding ourselves, and it was such a relief to know that on the day of the wedding, we knew Marlena was on top of EVERYTHING. The only hitch the whole day was that the men's toilet broke in the winery, and that was out of her control. Every little detail she and Harvest Moon had down perfectly. For a semi-formal outdoor event, Harvest Moon did a spectacular job. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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jennyajones
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.7/5.0
Harvest Moon was extremely professional from the second I contacted them about my wedding to the very end of it. I highly recommend them---their food, their service, their expertise---all wonderful!
Harvest Moon was extremely professional from the second I contacted them about my wedding to the very end of it. I highly Read more...
Harvest Moon was extremely professional from the second I contacted them about my wedding to the very end of it. I highly recommend them---their food, their service, their expertise---all wonderful! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.6/5.0
We want to thank Harvest Moon Catering for the wonderful services they provided for our recent wedding at Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery. Food was one of the most important elements of our wedding and our guests say Harvest Moon didn't disappoint. People are still talking about the pumpkin ravioli among other items! Beyond the food, their professionalism and organization is second to none. We can't imagine any other caterer pulling off family-style dining for 170 people in a unique space. That's where planner Barbara Shifflett comes in. She is fabulous! Hats off to her and her staff for making it happen. We highly recommend them for any event!
We want to thank Harvest Moon Catering for the wonderful services they provided for our recent wedding at Prince Michel Read more...
We want to thank Harvest Moon Catering for the wonderful services they provided for our recent wedding at Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery. Food was one of the most important elements of our wedding and our guests say Harvest Moon didn't disappoint. People are still talking about the pumpkin ravioli among other items! Beyond the food, their professionalism and organization is second to none. We can't imagine any other caterer pulling off family-style dining for 170 people in a unique space. That's where planner Barbara Shifflett comes in. She is fabulous! Hats off to her and her staff for making it happen. We highly recommend them for any event! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.5/5.0
Harvest Moon did a wonderful job catering our wedding on May 26, 2013 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia. We placed a tall order--various Indian, Jewish, and American dishes for a combination Hindu/Jewish wedding--and Cristina and the staff delivered brilliantly, either by cooking authentic recipes or, in one instance, by working with a local restaurant. Cristina provided invaluable guidance to us in planning catering and rentals for our wedding, and she and her staff were courteous, professional and thorough both in the days leading up to our wedding and during the event itself.
Harvest Moon did a wonderful job catering our wedding on May 26, 2013 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia. We placed Read more...
Harvest Moon did a wonderful job catering our wedding on May 26, 2013 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia. We placed a tall order--various Indian, Jewish, and American dishes for a combination Hindu/Jewish wedding--and Cristina and the staff delivered brilliantly, either by cooking authentic recipes or, in one instance, by working with a local restaurant. Cristina provided invaluable guidance to us in planning catering and rentals for our wedding, and she and her staff were courteous, professional and thorough both in the days leading up to our wedding and during the event itself. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.4/5.0
I was super impressed with the level of professionalism Harvest Moon Catering staff displayed at my wedding. The service and commitment to my event was outstanding. Every one of the staff members was friendly and had a positive energy throughout the entire wedding day. They worked as a team and went above and beyond their responsibilities to make the wedding a successful and beautiful day.

We booked with Harvest Moon pretty late in the game so we were not able to have a tasting. However, Cristina worked with us to put together a wonderful menu hat the guests loved! So many people complimented how great the food was, and I would agree. The crab cakes were my favorite!

I would definitely recommend Harvest Moon Catering for your event.
I was super impressed with the level of professionalism Harvest Moon Catering staff displayed at my wedding. The service Read more...
I was super impressed with the level of professionalism Harvest Moon Catering staff displayed at my wedding. The service and commitment to my event was outstanding. Every one of the staff members was friendly and had a positive energy throughout the entire wedding day. They worked as a team and went above and beyond their responsibilities to make the wedding a successful and beautiful day.

We booked with Harvest Moon pretty late in the game so we were not able to have a tasting. However, Cristina worked with us to put together a wonderful menu hat the guests loved! So many people complimented how great the food was, and I would agree. The crab cakes were my favorite!

I would definitely recommend Harvest Moon Catering for your event. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.3/5.0
We were so impressed by the food, the staff, and the quality of service from Harvest Moon. Kelly was incredibly helpful and was accommodating with changes to the menu and guest list. The food was phenomenal and was exactly what we were looking for.
We were so impressed by the food, the staff, and the quality of service from Harvest Moon. Kelly was incredibly helpful Read more...
We were so impressed by the food, the staff, and the quality of service from Harvest Moon. Kelly was incredibly helpful and was accommodating with changes to the menu and guest list. The food was phenomenal and was exactly what we were looking for. Read less
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Kalin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.2/5.0
Overall we were very satisfied with Harvest Moon Catering and I would certainly recommend them. The food was great and their service was great. There was a small oversight as we didn't receive the packed meals for some of the guests that didn't make it, which were already paid for, but I suppose this can happen. We ourselves forgot to ask about this on the night of the event.
Overall we were very satisfied with Harvest Moon Catering and I would certainly recommend them. The food was great and Read more...
Overall we were very satisfied with Harvest Moon Catering and I would certainly recommend them. The food was great and their service was great. There was a small oversight as we didn't receive the packed meals for some of the guests that didn't make it, which were already paid for, but I suppose this can happen. We ourselves forgot to ask about this on the night of the event. Read less
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Jenni
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.2/5.0
The staff were exceptionally friendly and extremely helpful. They worked with us every step of the way to create an awesome experience for the entire wedding. The food was amazing and they provided a lot of variety from the beginning. I would definetly recommend Harvest Moon to cater any event.
The staff were exceptionally friendly and extremely helpful. They worked with us every step of the way to create an Read more...
The staff were exceptionally friendly and extremely helpful. They worked with us every step of the way to create an awesome experience for the entire wedding. The food was amazing and they provided a lot of variety from the beginning. I would definetly recommend Harvest Moon to cater any event. Read less
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bluebirdnygren
Wedding:
5/15/2011
0.2/5.0
The initial experience looked like it could have been good; however, the caterer's messed up so terribly that they nearly sent the bride to the hospital!!!! The food was good, but they made intolerable mistakes and have yet to do anything to right their mistake. The caterer initially denied that the bride had even requested a gluten free buffet. This experience was completely and utterly and unacceptable. Do not trust these caterers with any special needs cases. If the caterer could do anything to rectify any of their mistake I would at least be able to give them a decent review. I had hoped that Harvest Moon would have attempted to do something to rectify their mistake.
The initial experience looked like it could have been good; however, the caterer's messed up so terribly that they nearly Read more...
The initial experience looked like it could have been good; however, the caterer's messed up so terribly that they nearly sent the bride to the hospital!!!! The food was good, but they made intolerable mistakes and have yet to do anything to right their mistake. The caterer initially denied that the bride had even requested a gluten free buffet. This experience was completely and utterly and unacceptable. Do not trust these caterers with any special needs cases. If the caterer could do anything to rectify any of their mistake I would at least be able to give them a decent review. I had hoped that Harvest Moon would have attempted to do something to rectify their mistake. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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