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


    Brian

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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!

    Blaze

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  • Ivy's Homemade was everything we were looking for in a catering company. After looking into several local catering company's we knew hands down Ivys fit our budget, menu dreams and needs. Ivy, Sophia, Brook and all the team members were able to help us put together a wonderful, delicious menu for all 3 of our events. We used Ivy's for our wedding weekend including rehearsal dinner, brunch and reception! Its almost a month later and we have family and friends still commenting on how good it was. We couldn't have asked for better service, food, organization and helpful friendly faces! P.s. We also love to stop in to the shop on a busy night to grab a pre-made meal to go and pop in the oven.

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    Blaze it was absolutely amazing being a part of your wedding weekend! From the creation of your menus to your wedding day, working with you to make every detail perfect was a true pleasure. Congratulations again!

    Deborah

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  • We could not have had a more amazing experience with Ivy’s. They catered our wedding at the Mystic Museum of Art. Karen, the catering manager, was warm, professional, listened to our ideas, and offered great suggestions. Each time we made an adjustment, Karen responded immediately. Her knowledge and expertise helped us plan a wonderful evening. We met Ivy and she exuded genuine enthusiasm for our wedding. She prepared menu options and served them to us. During the tasting, Ivy listened to our feedback and tweaked some of the ingredients to better meet our tastes. Ivy also created additional options for us to sample and made arrangements to cater to gluten-free guests as well. The food was amazing. The servers were professional and friendly. Our guests raved about the passed horderves, harvest table filled with cheeses, raw bar, and delicious sliced beef tenderloin. And to top off the evening party, the desserts Ivy prepared were decadently delicious. Ivy’s Simp... Read more

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    Ohhhh (insert blushing emoji here!) Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day! You looked absolutely stunning and your menu and reception worked perfectly so that your guests could mingle and enjoy the beautiful river views from under the tent. We hope to see you both again soon, Ivy & Karen

    eleanor

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  • Ivy's was amazing! From start to finish. Karen was helpful and timely during the beginning stages of my search for the perfect caterer. A few weeks before my wedding she would email me to check in to be sure I didn't need anything and would also remind of things that a did need. The day of the wedding the Ivy staff was professional, helpful and on the ball and last but not least the food was absolutely delicious! Definite 5 stars!

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    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your special day, this makes our hearts happy. It is very important to us to be there with you throughout the process and there until the very end! We hope to see you again soon!~ Ivy & Karen

    Ally

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  • Everyone at Ivy's was absolutely amazing throughout the entire planning process, right through the day of the wedding. We had a tented backyard wedding and it rained cats and dogs but the team from Ivy's were still on top of every little detail. They were literally sloshing through the mud to make sure that everything was done to perfection. Our guests were not only raving about the food but also about how helpful Karen and her team were on the day of the wedding. Hiring them to cater our wedding was hands down the best decision we could have made! It felt like we were working with family the entire time. I am so glad we chose Ivy's! They really go out of their way to make sure that the food and the service are perfect.

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    Hi Ally, Thank you so much for your review! Rain on your wedding, always means Good Luck!! We loved seeing both you and Joe enjoying each moment and happily embracing whatever Mother Nature sent your way! Congratulations again and thank you for having Ivy's share in your Special Day! Best, Karen

    Kevin

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  • Excellent food, stress free, super accommodating! Overall an excellent experience for our wedding!

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    We are so glad that your guests and you enjoyed the menu that we wrote. It was important to us that you had delicious food that accommodated your severe allergies. We love being able to make this aspect of your wedding a little easier!

    Fran

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  • The food was great, table set beautifully, our food server was excellent. I didn't have to take care of a thing... house was kept clean! I will use Ivy's again! Don't miss the mac n cheese with carmalized onions.... delicious.

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    Thank you Fran for your review. Ivy's enjoyed being a part of your special birthday celebration! The baked mac n cheese with caramelized onions is one of our favorites too! Glad you were able to enjoy your party and let Ivy's handle the rest!

    Susan

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  • Ivy’s was the best decision we made for our wedding! They were so helpful, flexible and accommodating at every step of the way! Sophia was a life saver and helped our wedding day run smoothly. Everyone loved the food and it was exactly what we pictured. I would highly recommend Ivy’s Simply Homemade to anyone planning an event big or small. Ivy, Sophia and all of their staff really know their stuff and we can’t thank them enough for everything!!

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    Susan, you and your family were a joy to work with for your wedding. Mystic Museum is such a beautiful venue to work in, especially in November. We are looking forward to seeing amazing pictures. Wish you and Zack the best!

    Katharine

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  • My husband Joel and I could not have had a more wonderful experience with Ivy's Simply Homemade. We worked with Karen, who is responsive, detail oriented, kind and lovely. Joel and I were immediately impressed by the professionalism of Ivys in our e-mail exchanges, and we were blown away by our first sit down meeting. Karen put so much effort into crafting a menu that was exactly what we wanted. Out tasting was a special event that we will always remember. Karen made every step of the process more enjoyable, and went above and beyond on numerous occasions (talking through the logistics of the day with us, coordinating with our other vendors, etc.) Joel and I are so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with Ivys-- it was truly a pleasure. Thank you Karen and Ivy!

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    Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words. It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet and work along with you and Joel in planning your very Special Day! Wishing you and Joel a holiday season of sweet moments and much joy! All my best, Karen

    Jennifer

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  • I absolutely love them! Karen and Ivy are amazing to work with, they're very responsive and extremely accommodating. The food is very good as well!!

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    Jennifer, Thank you very much for letting us be a part of your day!

    Kaitlyn

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  • When planning my wedding I was also finishing my final semester as a full time student. It was an overwhelming experience. Ivy's Simply Homemade is the perfect catering company! Sophia was so professional, friendly, attentive. I would have drastically different ideas of food and even if they were not in my budget she would still send me estimates for whatever I had asked for, trying to work in my budget as best as possible. Some of my guest had dietary restrictions and they were more than accommodating. There was someone who has celiac and another who was vegan gluten free and not only did they prepare them something special but made sure they knew their name and where they sat to give them their dish. Both approached me in shock for their accommodations. Sophia was also very helpful in the rentals, how much of something and which contacts to make. When I arrived early she was helping me unload and set everything up with her staff while I finished getting ready. There were never empty ... Read more

    Susan

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  • 5.0+ Every superlative applies!!

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    Thank you so much Susan! We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Harriette

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  • Thank you to everyone at Ivy's Simply Homemade for making the Rehearsal Dinner a special and memorable event. I felt very comfortable working with Karen and she it was evident that she wanted to present what we were interested in. It was great to be able to depend on Karen and her team and not have to worry about anything. You have made the whole process so effortless and I appreciate how you worked with us to create beautiful event. I found suggestions and ideas Karen shared with us to be more than helpful. The event preparation, the professional staff, the food (such tender meat and the four dipping sauces to go with the shish kabobs gave the meal a European flair!), the food displays, the clean up (I believe the kitchen was cleaner after Ivy's left than it was before), and all the unthinkable details were handled with grace. The compliments still keep coming and it was because of you. Thank you so much!

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    Thank you Harriette for the review which we will share with our crew! It was great working with you as we planned this fun menu together! The dipping sauces did seem to be a huge hit! Many thanks again for your kind words, Karen

    Krysti

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  • We can not say enough about how amazing Ivy's Simply Homemade is. From the very beginning, Karen and Ivy were there to help us through every aspect of the wedding planning process. Karen was always extremely responsive and there to help. The service at our wedding, from the cocktail hour throughout dinner and the reception, was exceptional. All aspects of our menu were carefully crafted and personalized, and we were blown away by the beautiful layout and decor of each stationary display and plate. Everything was absolutely delicious. The bar service was handled perfectly, with enough servers to avoid lines and keep the drinks flowing. Karen created a perfect timeline and her and Ivy were there to make sure everything remained on schedule throughout the night. Our wedding was almost 3 weeks ago and we are still getting compliments from our guests on service, presentation, and taste. Ivy's is a must for any event!

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    Krysti (& Alden!) Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so so happy for you two love birds! I can't wait to see pictures!

    Joey

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  • We got married in September. Ivy’s helped us to put together a menu with great autumn flavors. Several guests told us it was the best food they’d ever eaten at a wedding - no bland roast or mashed potatoes here! They were so accommodating, helping us with all of the arrangements with the venue and the rental company, it was almost like having a wedding planner! We are so grateful. A big thank you to Karen and Ivy and the rest of your wonderful staff!

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    Thank you Joey for your review. It was a joy getting to know both you and Russ and being a part of your special day! Ivy and I hope you stop by the shop one day soon for dinner, would love to catch up!

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