Wedding Catering FAQ's

Wedding FAQs

Wedding FAQs

Wedding FAQs

Have Questions? We have the Answers!

Planning a catered event of any size can be stressful and confusing. Southern Harvest is here to help you plan your event and make sure it is successful and delicious. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions before, during and after your event. If you do not find the answer to your question, give us a call or send us an email!



What is Southern Harvest Catering Company?   

Chef Driven • Locally Sourced • Southern Inspired

Our goal is to provide the best food, service and overall experience to our guests, while supporting the farms and farmers that are the foundation of our state's economy.  We are pleased to offer custom catering menus for our guests and are equipped to handle all the details necessary to deliver a wonderful experience.  Our trained chefs, event planners, servers and farmers are here to serve you.


Do you cater wedding receptions?

Whether you envision simple elegance, a lavish affair, or a festively themed party, we can help. Our wedding concierges have all the expertise you are looking for and look forward to answering all your questions. While our experts are experienced in working local venues, they are also prepared to plan your reception anywhere from your favorite downtown venue to a private home. If you need assistance with locations, we have an extensive partner page on our website.


How do I get started planning my event?

Begin by calling or emailing.  Any general type of catering inquiry can be sent to: and all wedding inquires can be sent to our wedding concierge at  We are also available by phone Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and in person by appointment.  We do our best to respond to all phone calls and emails within 24-48 hours during the work week.

Catering and Guest Relations Manager phone number:  919-413-7180


Are you insured?

We are fully licensed and insured for product and liquor liability.


How far in advance should I book my event?

The earlier the better!  Wedding receptions typically book 6-15 months in advance. Corporate events usually have a shorter lead time. We can normally provide corporate lunches with a 24 - 48 hour notice. We suggest reserving your date as soon as it is confirmed. Summer weekends, Fall weddings and all dates in December fill very quickly.  A deposit will secure your event and our commitment to you.    


What if I have a very tight budget?

Regardless of your budget, we have solutions for you. Our caterig team will work with you to find the right level of service for you, and make informed recommendations that will help keep your costs down. We are focused on developing an ongoing relationship with you and earning your trust!


Is there a minimum cost or minimum Guest count?

Minimum orders for Southern Harvest are $250 for delivery or set up.   


When do you need to know our final headcount for event?

At the time of your initial inquiry and proposal, we will ask for an anticipated guest count. We will provide a completed estimate 14-30 days prior to your event with your final guest count.  This confirmed count can be increased up to 5 days before your event, but may not be decreased inside of 14 days.


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