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Ivy's Simply Homemade is a wedding and events catering service in Waterford, Connecticut. The catering service specializes in working with couples every step of the way to help orchestrate an unforgettable experience. The team of expert staff will work closely with you to put together a customized menu that fits your style, tastes and preferences. The catering service offers an eclectic selection of cuisine styles and menu options for your wedding day. Ivy's Simply Homemade services weddings in Harkness State Park, Rocky Neck Park and Branford House.

Services Offered
Ivy's Simply Homemade offers catering services that will enhance your wedding dining experience. Services include:

  • Servers
  • Cake
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Delivery
  • Tastings
  • Cocktail reception
  • Bar service
  • Bartenders


Cuisine
Ivy's Simply Homemade specializes in a diverse assortment of cuisine styles and can accommodate dietary needs. They offer options for gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, organic, vegetarian and vegan diets. Cuisine styles include:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Italian
  • French
  • Indian
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle eastern
  • Thai
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$115

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$115

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$115

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$67

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$23

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Brittany
Brittany C. Married on 08/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Catered our wedding

OH MY GOD! Everything about Ivy & her team were amazing. Thank you isn't enough for what they have done. We made some requests to make our wedding run smoothly & exceeded our expectations. Ivy, Mary & Robin y'all are the real MVP's. Our guests STILL talk about how great the food was. Everything went exactly how we imagined. Also being the bride & groom we DID in fact eat. Amazing Service, HIGHLY recommend!
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Theresa A. Married on 07/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Every aspect of the catering experience greatly exceeded our expectations.

We could not have been more pleased with the catering that Ivy's did for our daughter's wedding. The Ivy's team was creative, flexible, enthusiastic, open minded and executed every detail and menu item flawlessly. The couple chose a stations format reflecting their travels as a couple - the menu included Sicilian, Moroccan and Spanish choices. The guests raved about the food - remarking that the food - which often is a lull in the event - was one of the best parts of the reception. The team was willing to work to develop choices that they had the couple sample and then choose. Fun and creative - Bravo! (**also- reasonable.)
Emily
E. Banever Married on 11/13/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Will always Recommend Ivy's Simply Homemade HIGHLY

Ivy, Karen and the whole ISH team were just exceptional leading up to and on our special day! My husband and I got married on the water in mid November and a lot of our plans changed during the hours leading up to the ceremony (which was supposed to take place outside). Sleet, wind, rain and even tornados(!!!) touched down in Groton, Connecticut and the venue/estate lost power and moved to a generator but Karen and the team helped get the ceremony moved inside and keep guests (and me!) calm and plans moving right along. Please see their Facebook page for more details on that wild evening! All of the food was delicious (seriously guests couldn't stop telling us that night and the next day) and everything we did get to taste was exactly what we had envisioned only better. From everything to the assorted spiced bar nuts to the scallop stuffed sole entre- I mean EVERYTHING was delicious! As the bride I was even staffed with someone from the team to bring me snacks and water on the day of. I can't give enough praise to this team, to Karen and to Ivy, who really made the best out of the weather that evening and made our wedding dreams a complete reality. If you have a wedding or special event coming up, do yourselves a service and reach out to them!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Love, Sunday Photo Love, Sunday Photo Wedding Photographers

Ivy's Simply Homemade is loved by all of her clients for good reason. She is extremely professional and puts her whole heart into each and every wedding. Amazing food, amazing customer service and always satisfied clients.

Dana Siles Photographer Dana Siles Photographer Wedding Photographers

Ivy's Simply Homemade does incredible work. Their food is off the hook and their staff is extremely friendly, warm and on-point. Can't say enough about this team!

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Ivy's Simply Homemade frequently asked questions

At Ivy's Simply Homemade, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Ivy's Simply Homemade includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Ivy's Simply Homemade offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Ivy's Simply Homemade offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Ivy's Simply Homemade, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Ivy's Simply Homemade, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Ivy's Simply Homemade provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Ivy's Simply Homemade offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Ivy's Simply Homemade is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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