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Jen · Married on 06/23/2018
I had my reception at Merrimack Valley Golf Club. The grounds are gorgeous for pictures. We had 140 guests, and the room was set up perfectly (not too crowded). Simply Elegant Catering did a phenomenal job. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. I received so many compliments. Michele, Sam, Carissa, & Stephanie are a great team. There were no issues with communication, and they were very flexible. The planning process was extremely easy due to their experience, and they even made helpful recommendations for the other vendors we worked with. On the day of the wedding, things went very smoothly, and we were able to enjoy ourselves. I cannot say enough great things about the Simply Elegant Catering team and highly recommend them.Sent on 07/13/2018
Kayla · Married on 10/15/2017
Michele was absolutely amazing to work with! As someone who is a classified control freak, I was very nervous going into the planning process for my wedding day. The day I met Michele I knew she was perfect for my day! I trusted her 100% and could see how great she was at her job. She was on top of every detail, very easy to work with and communicate with, and is a huge support through this stressful time. She is very organized and professional and she will make sure your day goes as close to perfect as possible, just like she did for mine!!!Sent on 10/28/2017
PS all the other workers I had met along the way (other day of coordinators - AnnMarie specifically-, wait staff, bartenders, chefs, and even the guys that work for the regular golf place) made my day amazing. They all want the best for their brides and grooms and it shows. They work hard, they're genuinely kind, and they will treat you like royalty.
Another PS go with their recommended vendors, you won't regret it! :)
Julie · Married on 06/24/2017
Our wedding was last June and I am just getting to write a review, but wanted to make sure I did because we were so happy with everything about MVGC. From the initial meeting to tour the venue, we were welcomed with open arms. Sam and Michelle have a wonderful light hearted working relationship that is refreshing to see while planning a wedding. Once we saw the views and ballroom, we knew we found our venue. Leading up to the wedding day, Michelle was available to answer any questions. We had a unique floor plan we wanted and Michelle and Sam even setup the room a few weeks before our wedding to get a visual on what it would look like. The food was delicious. The time management of the day went smoothly thanks to Michelle and her assistant for the day. We had a few unexpected things happen (guests arriving in the middle of the ceremony precession, and uninvited guests at the reception) and it was handled flawlessly. I would highly recommend this venue for a couple looking for a ballroom reception, gorgeous outdoor ceremony spot, covered cocktail hour, and good value. Thanks again Michelle and Sam!Sent on 05/15/2018
User3649617 · 2+ years ago
Such a beautiful place for a wedding. The grounds are gorgeous, the food is absolutely delicious, Michele is a pleasure to work with! My husband and I searched 9 different wedding venues and saw this one first and after the other 8 we came back to it and booked it! We loved the outside ceremony space, the cocktail hour room, and the ballroom, it was perfect for our wedding. Michele makes you feel very comfortable and easy to talk to, she really is an expert wedding coordinator. My guests loved the food and kept raving about it which is huge because wedding food typically has a bad reputation. I am extremely satisified with our whole experience and would recommend this venue to all brides in the northshore area!Sent on 09/29/2015
Kara · event on 04/11/2015
We just had my daughter's Sweet 16 at Merrimack Valley Golf Club. Simply ELegant Catering was simply fantastic! They helped us customize the perfect menu and were very helpful planning every detail. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely delicious!!!! Sending a big thanks to Sam, Michelle and Ali. Everybody did an outstanding job and would be so happy to come back again for our next big event, I strongly recommend this club and caterer to everybody!Sent on 04/16/2015
User5623242 · 2+ years ago
This review is LONG overdue! I got married at MVGC back in March. The venue is BEAUTIFUL, Michele and Sam were so amazing to work with. Since I got married in an off month they offered a great package that had tons of flexibility in it. We also had to make arrangements to have a private tasting since the group tasting would have been too close to our date. The whole process was seamless. The views of the course from the Ballroom are amazing even in the middle of winter. The pictures came our fantastic. I could not ask for better people to work with for our special day. THANK YOU!!! Melissa + Matt 3.7.15Sent on 11/17/2015
Kim · Married on 10/11/2014
MVGC offers the full package: wonderful staff, delicious food, convenient vendor packages, beautiful decor, and gorgeous views. Everything about having our reception here was easy and stress free. It is clear that Michele and Sam genuinely care about each couple that chooses to host their ceremony at MVGC. We worked with Michele and Sam to customize our cocktail hour to ensure our big Italian family had enough delicious food to enjoy. Sam ended up manning our pasta station, our guests could not say enough good things!! Dropping off our decorations was easy and convenient, as was picking them up. Michele helped us make our menu choices based on the meals we wanted but never pressured us into choosing anything we weren't crazy about. Day of staff could not have been more helpful or organized. MVGC offers only one wedding per day and this just once again shows how much they care about their couples. I would recommend MVGC to any couples looking for a fantastic venue. I look forward to working with Michele and Sam in the future!Sent on 10/14/2014
User3982127 · 2+ years ago
We got married at the MVGC on 9/27/14 and I couldn't of asked for a better day, the weather was amazing and the venue was set up beautifully. Michelle and all the other staff at MVCG where there for anything and eveything we need. We worked very closely with Michelle and I couldn't of asked for a better person to help make this special day eveything I dreamed it would be. :)Sent on 10/09/2014
Stephanie · Married on 06/29/2014
Merrimack Valley Golf Club was the perfect place to have our wedding reception. We chose MVGC because of Michelle. There are many other golf clubs in the area that are all similar, but Michelle really knew what she was taking about and gave us confidence that every single detail would be taken care of. She recommended vendors she really liked working with but didn't push us if we wanted to go with a vendor of our own, and she was always very responsive through the entire process.Sent on 02/09/2015
Michelle took care of everything on the days leading up to the wedding and on the actual night of. We were in great hands, which allowed us to relax and really enjoy our reception which made a huge difference. Our pictures came out stunning because of such a beautiful backdrop and the high ceilings in the ballroom. I would recommend MVGC to anyone!
The only thing I would suggest is to not push the room limit. Initially we were planning on having 140ish people when we booked it, and we ended up having around 170. The room was a little tight, but it was because of our increased guest list!
Laurie · Married on 05/17/2014
My daughter and son in law got married at Merrimack Valley Golf Club in May 2014. He is in the military so they were planning the wedding long distance, because of this I worked closely with Michelle Ambra as the mother of the bride.Sent on 07/17/2014
From the first meeting to tour the facility, signing contracts, the food tasting, rehearsal and wedding day itself, she was always a pleasure to deal with. The facility is beautiful, loved the fact that it was the only function going on in the building. Was so nice to know it was just our guests.
They had an outdoor ceremony on the grounds and we had a beautiful day, but also loved the fact that in case of bad weather we had a back up plan to be able to use the separate room upstairs. Many venues I looked at in the event of bad weather the ceremony would have been just on the dance floor with guests at their tables. Knowing we had a nice back up plan helped relieve the weather stress issue.
The place is beautifully landscaped, even with the late start to spring this year, I had emailed Michelle just a week before the wedding to inquire if the flower beds would be planted in time for the wedding. She assured me they would be, and they were!
The food was fabulous ( be sure to go to the food tasting hungry, lots to sample) and served in a timely manner by friendly and helpful staff.
I had booked the wedding while attending a bridal show at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, so we got some extra perks, everything that was promised to us was delivered and fantastic.
The wedding was all we had hoped for, we received many compliments. I highly recommend the venue and simply elegant catering who runs it.
jennifer · Married on 01/11/2014
It was everything I expected and more! They where very attentive and professional. The food was excellent!Sent on 01/18/2014
Alyssa · Married on 10/05/2013
I cannot imagine a better place for our wedding! It was centrally located, very clean (I'm in the service industry so this is big), and beauuuuuuutiful sunsets! The course is in great shape and my guests commented on the view calling it "breathtaking" and "a stunning backdrop" for our ceremony.Sent on 10/07/2013
Jameson, who is the bar manager, was more than accommodating with some last minute changes and requests on my part- never making us feel like a nuciance. Service is A+ and the scenery is to die for! Fantastic pictures!!!
Sam and Michele are awesome. The food was out of this world and they even stepped up to help me get a cake 3 days before my wedding when my cake vendor backed out. They truly go above and beyond and it completely made the difference in my day. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive, efficient team!!!!!!!!
Sabrina · Married on 09/14/2013
Gorgeous venue! The landscape for photos was breathtaking. Michelle and Sam are excellent and have a good thing going there. All our guests commented on how their food was not dry when wedding food tends to be. They set the room up perfect like we envisioned and their staff were excellent to us and our guests. They had an excellent food selection it was tough making our decisions when we did our tasting. There wasn't anything we really disliked. Food excellent, staff excellent! You need to use this venue for your wedding bottom line!!Sent on 10/05/2013
adelia · Married on 09/07/2013
Merrimack valley gold club was the ideal location to have my wedding. The staff was amazing, the ceremony location was beautiful, the food was great and the service throughout the whole wedding process was phenomenal. Thank you to everyone who made my day unforgettable!Sent on 03/01/2014
Stacy · Married on 09/22/2012
Absolutely gorgeous venue! Michele and Sam are amazing and the venue is so lucky to have them!! My wedding was the best night of my life thanks to these 2 and their amazing staff!!Sent on 10/13/2012
Terri · Married on 08/19/2012
From beginning to end, I felt incredible support through the journey of planning my wedding. Sam, Michele, Audrie and all the staff were attentive, helpful, present and fun. Weeks after our event, we're still hearing from our guests about how amazing the food was, how beautiful the space was and how great the staff were. This kind of feedback is the ultimate compliment to a hard working bride. I give all the credit to Merrimack Valley Gold Club! They were accommodating, kind and gracious even through the unexpected. This group of wonderful people made 'My Day' exactly that. I didn't have to worry about anything. The vendors' needs were met, my families' needs were met, and I was treated like the princess I wanted to be on that day. One story I keep hearing from my guests is one that, in the hustle of the day, I missed, but love to share it's magic. I heard that as we were all dancing and celebrating, the waitstaff were standing off to the side. They had on their professional black and white, they stood, stoically in a line prepared to step up to meet guests needs. A fun song began to play and the staff cautiously looked around then broke out into a celebratory dance. They then, quickly composed themselves and returned to their professional state. I love this story because these actions made my guests laugh and helped some of my stuffier guests loosen up! My husband and I talked for hours during our wedding planning process, about the intentions we had for the wedding celebration. We always agreed that we wanted Joy, love and laughter. Thanks to everyone at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, our celebration was brimming with Joy, Love and Laughter! I highly recommend this vendor for the bride and groom who want no drama and deserve to be treated with respect, kindness and compassion. Terri NaroianSent on 08/29/2012
Whitney · Married on 06/09/2012
The Merrimack Valley Golf Club was exactly what we envisioned for our wedding day. It is a gorgeous venue, the price is right and Michele and Sam were great to work with. Many of our guests had never been to the venue before and were raving over how beautiful it was. We had perfect weather and the outdoor scenery was to die for! I would definitely recommend MVGC - we wouldn't have changed a thing about the venue or the food catered by Simply Elegant Catering!Sent on 06/28/2012
User2617124 · 2+ years ago
The Merrimack Valley Golf Club and Simply Elegant Catering were amazing. The food was delicious and no one went home hungry. The ballroom, bar, bridal suite and grounds were perfect and I could not have asked for better staff.Sent on 08/27/2012
Michelle Ambra and her team are great! I would recommend them to any bride and groom.
User3147863 · 2+ years ago
I can't say enough nice things about the staff with Simply Elegant Catering at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. The food was delicious, the decor was perfect, the staff was so nice and helpful, and the planning before was seamless. My wedding was booked with the prior catering company and Michelle was extremely kind and patient with me during the transition.Sent on 03/21/2013
5 stars to Simply Elegant Catering at Merrimack Valley Golf Club! You will not be disappointed if you book with them.
Janet · Married on 03/31/2012
From the tasting to the rehearsal to the actual, magical moment of the wedding, we were treated like royalty. Attention to detail was key and both Michele and Sam assured us of this. They were always available for any questions we had and were very flexible.Sent on 05/07/2012
Joan · Married on 02/11/2012
My daughter got married at MVGC and everything was so lovely. From the staff to the decor and everything inbetween. Absolutely beautiful venue...highly recommend it!Sent on 02/26/2012
Kate · Married on 02/11/2012
MVGC was the most amazing place to be married! We were married right on site which was so convenient for our guests! Michele, Sam, and the rest of the crew went above and beyond to make our day/night such a special one. We were able to take pictures on the back deck wihile the sun was setting and now have the most beautiful pictures! Wonderful venue and people...definitely recommend MVGC!!Sent on 03/12/2012
Olga · Married on 09/24/2011
Where do I start. The place is gorgeous!!!! Very modern!!! The food was delicious!!! The staff was wonderful!! The landscape is amazing, we went out on the golf course and did a photo walk. I would highly recommend this venue to all the couples looking to book a modern venue!!! This place e was beautiful!!!!!!Sent on 10/13/2011
olga · Married on 09/24/2011
Excellent venue!!!! The staff was just wonderful to work with, very attentive to our needs!!!! Gorgeous inside and out!!!! Food was delicious....all our guests talked about how wonderful Merrimack Valley Golf Club was for weeks. We are actually attending a friend's wedding there this fall!!!!Sent on 03/21/2013
Michael · Married on 06/24/2011
Great company great service and a beautiful venue ... I got married at the Merrimack golf course and Simply Elegant Catering (the in house caterers) did such a great job... The food was plentiful and delicious and service was outstanding ... My bride and I had our own personal server which was great... People who were guests at the wedding made comments like " you can't get a filet dinner like this in Boston" the owner Sam and his wife Michelle really make you feel like you are their most important customers ... I would recommend simply elegant catering to anyone looking to get married or even hold any type of function.Sent on 02/27/2012