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Catering in Waterford,
(860) 442-8646
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  • 97 Reviews


    Miles van Noordennen

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  • Ivy's was amazing during our whole planning process. From the initial discussion on what our expectations were through the wedding day, Ivy and Karen were fantastic. They created the menu we wanted, they kept open communications throughout the whole process, they managed the ever-changing Covid rules including changes made less than a week before the wedding, and they handled our day with both professionalism and personal touches, making us feel completely taken care of. Oh, and did I mention the food was absolutely delicious?! Thank you so much Ivy and Karen for everything you did for us! Miles and Leslie

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    Your menu was so fun to create and truly reflected the two of you! Ivy and I both enjoyed being a part of your celebration and wish you both much happiness, laughter and many wonderful life moments together! Cheers! Karen

    Lisa Terenzi

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  • Ivy’s is everything you could want in a wedding caterer, and so much more. Karen helped us create a menu that was right for us with many different options to choose from. From the starters to the main courses to the cake everything was absolutely delicious and all the servers were friendly and courteous. Ivy and Karen dealt with the many challenges of Covid with ingenuity, professionalism, and always with understanding and kindness. It gave me much needed peace of mind knowing they were there to help things run smoothly on my daughters wedding day. Forever grateful!

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    Thank you so much Lisa! Ivy and I were thrilled Amanda had her beautiful wedding! We were happy to see you relax and enjoy this very special time and now you can reflect back on many wonderful memories! -Karen

    Anonymous

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    5 out of 5
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  • There are many caterers available who provide exceptional food, but to provide exceptional food and service with passion and pride is what sets Ivy’s Simply Homeade apart. I started following Ivy’s on Instagram this past year as I was looking to plan an event . As an owner, her community support, weekly menu updates , and Covid safety tips really made me comfortable. Ivy’s passion is apparent and she really cares so much about her business and customers. I also was at a small birthday celebration that was personally catered by Ivy . The event was more than memorable! I can assure you my choice will be Ivys for our event and highly recommend Ivy , her team and their talent !

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    It was so wonderful to work with you! The party was so much fun! Thank you for following the guidelines put forth, even when they changed just a few weeks before! We look forward to the next event!!

    Kate Tomaszek

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    5 out of 5
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  • We booked Ivy’s to cater our October 2020 wedding a few months before COVID hit. As you can expect, our wedding plans changed a few times but working with Sophia alleviated any concerns/worries we had. We were originally getting married at the Eolia Mansion in Waterford with 90 guests. We had to scale back to 30 and moved the wedding to my in-laws back yard. Sophia worked with us to manage all of the rentals and reworked our entire menu to ensure we still had the food we imagined served in a safe way. Sophia made it easy for us to not worry or stress as she thought and considered every single detail. When we arrived at our reception everything was perfectly set up, the amazing staff greeted us with drinks and food and we got to enjoy our evening. The passed appetizers were absolutely incredible - my siblings are still talking about them a week later! We had a beautiful plated dinner that came out to all of the guests hot and beautifully plated. Sophia also managed all of our dessert ... Read more

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    Kate and Eddy~ Thank you for letting us be a part of your day. I know it wasn't the original plan but I think it may have come out even better! I hope every day you sit on the porch and look out at the yard you think of your perfect wedding day. Thank you again, Ivy

    Katie Lazarski

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  • Ivy and her team are absolutely top notch. We came to them for drop-off catering for a small backyard wedding after the pandemic caused us to change our original plans, and they went absolutely above and beyond to make our little wedding fantastic. Several guests told me that it was the best wedding food they ever had, but Ivy’s went well beyond just providing amazing food! Sophia turned our vague ideas during the consultation into our dream menu. We were very concerned about making our wedding as safe as possible for our guests, and Sophia and Ivy had very innovative ideas for individually packaging food in a way that still looked cute for a wedding and not just utilitarian. They put together a lovely tasting for us, including cupcake options upon my request. When Sophia wasn’t feeling well, Ivy (the owner) stepped in to run the tasting for us and was so friendly and helpful. She gave us tips for linens and rentals as we cobbled together our new wedding plan in the course of tw... Read more

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    Katie, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Your menu may be my all time favorite! Please send us pictures and your location was amazing. Thank you very much for letting us be a part of your day, Ivy

    Amanda Terenzi

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  • I have nothing but positive comments on how incredible of a job Ivy's did with catering my wedding. Everything from the schedule to the professionalism as well as friendliness and to the food was as perfect as my now husband and I could have imagined. Karen's consistent and always positive communication, even in midst of covid was exceptional. She shared any updates they had with us as soon as they knew, and helped us stay positive. She was such a pleasure to work with. I was also so happy to have Ivy directing the bridal party and my Dad and I on when to walk down the aisle the day of. Overall, the experience with them was nothing but perfect and what we hoped for. They truly showed that they were invested in and cared about our special day.

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    Amanda, your day was magical and Ivy's was so thrilled to be a part of your very special 2020 wedding celebration! Wishing you both all the best as you begin this new journey together as husband and wife! Much happiness always, Karen

    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

    Mackenzie Hill

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  • Ivy and Sophia made everything on the day of our wedding EASY and gorgeous. It felt like a fairy tale, they understood exactly what we wanted and had it all taken care of before we even arrived to our wedding venue. Our rehearsal dinner vendors and lodging had been a true nightmare and Sophia rescued our day. Not only was everything visually as we hoped it would be but Ivy's Catering truly took care of us and made us feel like royalty all night long on our wedding night. They had an attendant just for us who constantly kept an eye on our drinks and our food situation - we got to just be in the moment and present for our guests and Sophia's team did the rest. It felt like we were guests at our own dream wedding. I cannot speak highly enough of the Ivy's Catering team.

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    It was really amazing being able to be a part of your wedding day. You both have a great group of family and friends. We were happy to execute every detail from the wooden name cards to the adorable kids table. So glad that we could make planning easy and fun.

    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!
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