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Catering in Waterford,
(860) 442-8646
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    Kathy Gauthier

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  • Ivys was amazing. We had a small outdoor reception at my son's home around the pool. Karen and her staff were amazing from the time we sat down with her to plan. We interviewed 3 other caterers and they were hands down the best. We had so many comments about the food. The french onion bites were to die for! Actually everything we had was awesome. they went above and beyond. We had borrowed a popcorn maker and they even got it started with the first batch so when guests arrived ahead of us there was fresh popped corn. I also called Karen or emailed her with sooooo many questions and she was always prompt and helpful. I am so glad we went with them and you will not be disappointed.

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    Kathy, we were thrilled you and Mike selected Ivy's for your intimate outdoor reception! The popcorn was a fun touch and I agree, our french onion soup bites are a favorite. Hope you stop by our storefront and keep in touch. Congratulations! Karen

    Sally Ann

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  • Ivy's did a fantastic job with our wedding. We worked closely with Karen throughout the entire planning process and she was always incredibly responsive. I really appreciated how much she listened to what was important to us, and then worked with us to create a custom menu and bar selection. Ivy's was also incredibly attentive to detail and special requests, including making a different salad for the groom and providing special desserts for our guests with food allergies. And of course, the quality of the food was excellent. So, so many of our guests went out of their way to tell us how much they enjoyed the food. If you're looking for high quality food, great service, excellent value, and a customized experience, Ivy's is your place.

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    Thank you so much Sally Ann for your review! It was fun to incorporate your love for craft beer into the menu! Wishing you and Jesse much happiness as you settle into life in DC and of course as a married couple! Cheers, Karen

    Maureen S

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  • I can't say enough about our wonderdul experience with Ivy's Simply Homemade. From start to finish their attention to detail, coordination and professionalism was outstanding. Ivy and her staff worked with us on our catering needs, but also as a coordinator with our venue and other wedding vendors. The food was outstanding from the appetizers, to entrees and desserts. Attention to every detail prior to the wedding and flexibility with changes was on point. The day of the wedding everything fell into place perfectly, with Sophia and her team working effortless behind the scenes to ensure perfection. Fantastic food, and a friendly and professional staff that will surely make your event one to remember!

    Anne

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  • My experience with Ivy's Catering for my son's Rehearsal Dinner, was phenomenal! Karen, who coordinated the event, was a great listener, professional, knowledgeable and flexible. The night of our rehearsal dinner, Karen and Ivy were there, and they, along with their wonderful staff, produced a flawless dinner experience...and the food was SO GOOD!!! Everything was presented beautifully, and tasted incredible. I would highly recommend Ivy's Simply Homemade to anyone who wants excellent quality food, matched with professional and friendly service. Thank you to Ivy and Karen!

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    Anne, thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure working along with you in planning this special dinner for Jack and Libby! Hope our paths cross again, Karen

    Ramona Ostrowski

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  • Working with Ivy's was a dream from start to finish. From my first conversation with Sophia, who was our point person throughout, I knew we were in good hands. She was always super prompt to answer emails throughout the planning process, and was extremely clear and flexible about our budget and menu. I loved that she handled the food, drink, dessert, and day-of coordination—it was so simple to have all this handled by the same person. And the food was AMAZING!! We had a non-traditional buffet with lots of fresh, local salad options, chicken kebobs with multiple sauces, salmon sliders, and a poutine bar. Our guests couldn't stop raving about it. Truly, I can't recommend Sophia, Ivy, and the whole team more highly.

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    Ramona it was such a pleasure working with John and yourself. I am so glad that we were able to make planning and executing a breeze for you. We love when couples come in with creative menu ideas. The poutine was such a hit, I mean who doesn't love fries, gravy and cheese! Best to you both!

    Martha

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  • Ivy's worked with me within my budget for a welcome party/rehearsal dinner. They are wonderful, very pleasant to work with, professional and the food was great!

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    Martha, what a pleasure is was to work with you in planning this very special celebration! Best, Karen

    Lisa Nelson

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  • Ivy's Simply Homemade delivered an exquisite dinner for our vow renewal celebration in July, 2019. From the beginning, Ivy's team was so helpful and flexible in their food suggestions, as we had several dietary requirements; vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. Their motto? "No problem!" This is exactly what any person wants to hear while planning a very special event. The food was incredible, and our guests are still talking about it! Kathy delivered the food and set it up so when we returned from the church, we could begin eating right away. I would HIGHLY recommend Ivy's Catering for any event!

    Mary Sirpenski Hernandez

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  • Ivy’s Simply Homemade Catering did a fantastic job for my Summer Wedding!! From Start to Finish... Ivy, Karen and their team were extremely helpful, responsive, flexible and knowledgeable with regards to our Catering experience. They even helped with planning and set up... far beyond my expectations. My guests all said the food was delicious!! My MAN OF HONOR... a highly experienced bar and restaurant manager and tough critic... said it was FANTASTIC! Full Marks for Karen, Ivy and the team!! Thank you all very much, it was the best night of our lives!! Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Hernandez

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    Mary, thank you so much for your review! We need to give you a shout out as well...still blown away with seeing all the dedication and love that you poured into making all your decor and centerpieces for your wedding! To grow your own succulents for the last 2 years used in the beautiful driftwood centerpieces, the sea-glass chimes, the macrame arbor for your ceremony, the unique hanging cranes as your seating chart and the handmade candle favors given to each guest. All was truly Amazing! Thank you again for having Ivy's be a part of your most FANTASTIC Day!

    Jc Kates Sansone

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  • We had our wedding September 2019, Ivy and her team made our wedding so memorable. From planning with Karen, food tasting with Ivy to our wedding day with the whole team. The food was delicious and creative! My husband and I loved it and our guests enjoyed it as well. They are more than just a catering vendor. Karen helped us coordinate, she gave us a lot of advice and suggestions while planning our wedding in general. She made sure our vegan/vegetarian guests have options for appetizers and made sure we eat during the reception (very important lol). She was very nice and understanding, very attentive to detail and most of all she genuinely wanted to help to make sure we had the best day. Overall, our experience was amazing. Outstanding food and service. We had bumps during our wedding planning and they were very flexible and helped us out as much as they can. We definitely recommend them, you will not be disappointed! Best, Jc Kates Sansone

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    Thank you Jc! Ivy and I both enjoyed getting to work along with you and Raymond in planning your September wedding! Wishing all the best things in life for the two of you! Warmly, Karen

    Justin Williamson

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  • We could have not asked for a more perfect day. That was due in no small part to the level of care and attention to detail you, Ivy, and the entire team provided. Thank you so much for all the time, patience, and love you put into our wedding day. We cannot imagine anyone doing a better job. Again, Ivy's was the perfect choice so such a perfect day.

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    We loved sharing in your perfect day! Wishes for a lifetime of happiness and love! Always, Karen and Ivy

    Emily Quinn Finney

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    5 out of 5
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  • We first started talking with caterers about seven months before our wedding. From the very first time we got on the phone with Sophia (the event coordinator at Ivy's), we were thrilled at how thoughtful and professional she was. Ivy's did so much to make our day run smoothly - they did all the table setup and breakdown, transported and set up our cake, and took care of a lot of day-of coordination, all included in the price of the package. So even though the catering was a little more expensive than we had originally been planning, it was well worth the money. All during the process, Ivy's worked with us to determine which things were most important to us (availability of meat? hot food? glass dishes?) and to cut costs on the parts that weren't. It was really important to us to be able to serve good food to all of our guests, including those with severe allergies and other food restrictions, and Ivy's was up for the task in a way that most other caterers we talked with were not. Every... Read more

    Rebecca Parmenter

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  • Thank you Ivy’s for creating the most wonderful & enjoyable atmosphere for our guests at our wedding at the Mystic Museum of Art! It was truly magical, every single detail from our ceremony, to cocktail hour , to the reception ! You were incredible to organize & plan with. Thank you Karen & Ivy ! True Professionals Absolutely the best choice ! Thoughtful, attentive to every detail & lovely!!!!!

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    We were thrilled when you selected Ivy's as your wedding caterer and we enjoyed being a part of this wonderful new beginning as you became husband and wife! Wishing you both everything that brings you happiness today and always! Cheers!

    Lindsay Baker

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  • I could not be happier that I chose Ivy's Simply Homemade to cater my wedding! From the very first time we spoke, the women at Ivy's were incredibly attentive and kind. They made planning my wedding a breeze even though we had to do most of the planning virtually as I live out-of-state! In addition to their amazing help with planning, the food and service at my wedding was absolutely fantastic! All of my guests raved about Ivy's and I would highly recommend them to everyone!

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    Thank you so much Lindsay, it was a pleasure for Ivy's to work along with you through the planning of your wedding and to be able to share in your Special Day! Happy New Year! All our best always, Karen, Ivy & Team

    Holly

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    5 out of 5
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  • The whole team at Ivy's is wonderful. They are responsive, helpful, and kind. I worked closely with Karen who always took my phone calls and answered emails with kindness and thoughtfulness. My husband and I planned most of our wedding, but Karen and the Ivy's team helped bring everything together. They are more than a caterer! The custom menu was so unique and excited us. No other vendor was willing to work with us on such a personal level. We received so many compliments from guests about the food, which paired well with our fall wedding and venue. We also told Ivy's that we did not want the traditional wedding cake, they worked with a local vendor to supply pies, which again, our guests loved. There were menu customizations, tastings, checklists, and walkthroughs all provided before the wedding day. On the day of our wedding, the staff at Ivy's helped organize and direct our guests, they were attendant to my family and wedding party and always made sure we had what we needed.... Read more

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    Hi Holly, Thank you for writing this awesome review and sharing your personal experience you had with Ivy's! We are happy to hear from the early planning, our day of service and to each unique dish served... Ivy's surpassed your expectations as a caterer. We would love to partner with you again too! All our best always, Karen & Ivy

    Brian

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    5 out of 5
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  • Any wedding, independent of venue or size, requires a catering service that is highly skilled, efficient and able to give exceptional quality. Ivy , Karen and the entire team, from the early planning stage through completion, gave us a wonderful experience. We give them all our highest praise. Brian and Pam, parents of the bride

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    Thank you so much for having Ivy's be a part of such a special day for your family!
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