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Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion

Pikesville , MD
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400 Grey Rock Road
Pikesville, MD 21208 US (map)

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410-484-4554

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ABOUT US

Grey Rock Mansion stands guard over the historic estate which marks the birthplace of John Eager Howard, one of Maryland’s immortals. From the grand portico entrance, reminiscent of the... Read more
Grey Rock Mansion stands guard over the historic estate which marks the birthplace of John Eager Howard, one of Maryland’s immortals. From the grand portico entrance, reminiscent of the entrance to Mount Vernon, to its spacious and elegant interior, Grey Rock is the perfect location for any celebration. Use of all four beautiful rooms on the main level, as well a second floor bridal suite, and the French slate patio allows us to welcome groups large and small for a plethora of occasions.

We are the proud home of Simply Elegant Catering, who creates and executes menus on-site for all of our clients. Simply Elegant Caterings is also pleased to travel to over sixty other sites in the Baltimore metro area, including but not limited to private homes, The Grand Lodge, Westminster Hall, The Gramercy Bed and Breakfast, and the 1840’s Ballroom. Welcoming you to our home is always a special pleasure, of course!

We pride ourselves on combining creativity and attention to detail with exceptional service. Every occasion coordinated by Simply Elegant is handled by our event experts. Our well-rounded team of planners, chefs, event managers, and staff work in tandem to ensure that your party is a rousing success! We will assist you with designing a menu specifically tailored to your needs and your guests. We will happily make recommendations in the search for vendors to complete the team, as well as coordinating with them the day of the event. Your coordinator will spend time with you creating the floor plan, and selecting all of the linens that will complete your color scheme. A custom timeline will let everyone to know what has been planed, and the order in which it will occur, and from that timeline our event manager will walk you through your special day. Our ultimate goal is to allow you to be a guest at your own wedding.

Be sure to see Grey Rock Mansion when it is featured on "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?- Bride vs. Groom" on the Style Network, Saturday, December 26th at 2:00!

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Caribbean, French, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Kelsey
Wedding:
6/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Nancy from Grey Rock did a great job of turning our wedding plans into reality in just six months. She was very helpful in coordinating all the details for our wedding, even though we planned for a less traditional event, from choosing the menu down to selecting the linens. We were touched that even though we were having a brunch wedding, at their quarterly tasting they made sure we had food from our menu to taste, and even brought out a special plate of the pancakes we had on our menu. On the day of the wedding, the staff at Grey Rock did a great job of keeping things moving and making sure that we had a wonderful experience. The food that was served was incredible. The venue itself was beautiful, too.
Nancy from Grey Rock did a great job of turning our wedding plans into reality in just six months. She was very helpful in Read more...
Nancy from Grey Rock did a great job of turning our wedding plans into reality in just six months. She was very helpful in coordinating all the details for our wedding, even though we planned for a less traditional event, from choosing the menu down to selecting the linens. We were touched that even though we were having a brunch wedding, at their quarterly tasting they made sure we had food from our menu to taste, and even brought out a special plate of the pancakes we had on our menu. On the day of the wedding, the staff at Grey Rock did a great job of keeping things moving and making sure that we had a wonderful experience. The food that was served was incredible. The venue itself was beautiful, too. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
This venue is an absolute steal for the price point! My husband and I instantly fell in love with the various settings-tented patio, gazebo, ballroom and mansion! These settings provide so many great photo opportunities. We loved working with Nancy and this venue has charm that created our ultimate fairytale wedding! It is a must see!!!
This venue is an absolute steal for the price point! My husband and I instantly fell in love with the various Read more...
This venue is an absolute steal for the price point! My husband and I instantly fell in love with the various settings-tented patio, gazebo, ballroom and mansion! These settings provide so many great photo opportunities. We loved working with Nancy and this venue has charm that created our ultimate fairytale wedding! It is a must see!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Vendor has been very helpful for helping with my up coming wedding needs. Even gave me a reference for a production company.
Vendor has been very helpful for helping with my up coming wedding needs. Even gave me a reference for a production Read more...
Vendor has been very helpful for helping with my up coming wedding needs. Even gave me a reference for a production company. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
My family first worked with Nancy Sachs at Simply Elegant Catering back in 2009 for my sister’s wedding, so when I got engaged, Nancy was our first and only phone call for catering! Both my sister and I had 300+ guests for seated dinners and Nancy showed us again why we only considered her for my wedding! The food and service was absolutely amazing. Our guests are still raving about the food almost six months later. Nancy will also help you coordinate any rentals and other vendors you may need. Our tent, tables, chairs, dance floor, linens, flowers, cake, and lighting all came from her recommended vendors and each of them were just as fabulous as Simply Elegant. Nancy truly cares about her clients and makes sure they aren’t getting taken advantage of by a vendor or using someone she knows isn’t good. What a comforting feeling knowing that these important details are booked with tried-and-true vendors as well! Thank you so much, Nancy and Simply Elegant for making our wedding day absolutely PERFECT!
My family first worked with Nancy Sachs at Simply Elegant Catering back in 2009 for my sister’s wedding, so when I got Read more...
My family first worked with Nancy Sachs at Simply Elegant Catering back in 2009 for my sister’s wedding, so when I got engaged, Nancy was our first and only phone call for catering! Both my sister and I had 300+ guests for seated dinners and Nancy showed us again why we only considered her for my wedding! The food and service was absolutely amazing. Our guests are still raving about the food almost six months later. Nancy will also help you coordinate any rentals and other vendors you may need. Our tent, tables, chairs, dance floor, linens, flowers, cake, and lighting all came from her recommended vendors and each of them were just as fabulous as Simply Elegant. Nancy truly cares about her clients and makes sure they aren’t getting taken advantage of by a vendor or using someone she knows isn’t good. What a comforting feeling knowing that these important details are booked with tried-and-true vendors as well! Thank you so much, Nancy and Simply Elegant for making our wedding day absolutely PERFECT! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kelly
Wedding:
1/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Words can not express how well my daughters wedding went. The food was amazing and the service was perfection. I have been in the business for over 35 years so I was obviously very picky and love details...I hired a girl that works for me too do all the personals and set up the linens....she never showed and the caterer took over. I was freaking out till I talked to the manager...he was great. We had a wonderful time and were taken care beyond your imagination...Thank you Thank you Nancy, Mr. Clowney and their AMAZING staff
Words can not express how well my daughters wedding went. The food was amazing and the service was perfection. I have been Read more...
Words can not express how well my daughters wedding went. The food was amazing and the service was perfection. I have been in the business for over 35 years so I was obviously very picky and love details...I hired a girl that works for me too do all the personals and set up the linens....she never showed and the caterer took over. I was freaking out till I talked to the manager...he was great. We had a wonderful time and were taken care beyond your imagination...Thank you Thank you Nancy, Mr. Clowney and their AMAZING staff Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Grey Rock Mansion itself is a beautiful venue that is both intimate and elegant. The staff at Simply Elegant Catering was delightful to work with. We worked primarily with Diane throughout the planning process, and she was always responsive and accommodating. She worked with us to create a menu within our budget and provided helpful guidance. The staff on our wedding day was incredible. They were professional, courteous, and super helpful. We couldn't have picked a better venue and catering company. Our wedding day turned out to be exactly how we envisioned it!! We are so happy :)
Grey Rock Mansion itself is a beautiful venue that is both intimate and elegant. The staff at Simply Elegant Catering was Read more...
Grey Rock Mansion itself is a beautiful venue that is both intimate and elegant. The staff at Simply Elegant Catering was delightful to work with. We worked primarily with Diane throughout the planning process, and she was always responsive and accommodating. She worked with us to create a menu within our budget and provided helpful guidance. The staff on our wedding day was incredible. They were professional, courteous, and super helpful. We couldn't have picked a better venue and catering company. Our wedding day turned out to be exactly how we envisioned it!! We are so happy :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue was amazing! I did lots of research before selecting a place and Grey Rock offered affordable prices. Most places that have in house catering jack the prices up, but Simply Elegant did not do that. The prices were reasonable and the food amazing! There was a tasting before hand that allowed me, my mom and my MOH to see what we liked, what we didn't like. We even had some special requests like Lobster rolls and a wing cake since our theme was Baltimore meets Boston. Working with Nancy, the wedding planner, was wonderful. She was very responsive and accommodating to all our requests. The day of our host made it so easy for us to enjoy ourselves and spend time with our guests. They got our food and drinks for us and were constantly making sure we had everything we needed and things were running according to plan. I highly recommend this Venue and Catering company!
This venue was amazing! I did lots of research before selecting a place and Grey Rock offered affordable prices. Most Read more...
This venue was amazing! I did lots of research before selecting a place and Grey Rock offered affordable prices. Most places that have in house catering jack the prices up, but Simply Elegant did not do that. The prices were reasonable and the food amazing! There was a tasting before hand that allowed me, my mom and my MOH to see what we liked, what we didn't like. We even had some special requests like Lobster rolls and a wing cake since our theme was Baltimore meets Boston. Working with Nancy, the wedding planner, was wonderful. She was very responsive and accommodating to all our requests. The day of our host made it so easy for us to enjoy ourselves and spend time with our guests. They got our food and drinks for us and were constantly making sure we had everything we needed and things were running according to plan. I highly recommend this Venue and Catering company! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Constance
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Grey Rock Mansion was everything I wanted! I went with a classic theme- Jane Austen elegance. The staff, venue, in-house catering, etc were all excellent, ESPECIALLY Diane. She was such a pleasure to work with from day one until the wedding day. She was always available for my calls, emails, etc. and was excellent with the details and working with my month-of- coordinator!

I highly recommend this venue!
Our wedding at Grey Rock Mansion was everything I wanted! I went with a classic theme- Jane Austen elegance. The staff, Read more...
Our wedding at Grey Rock Mansion was everything I wanted! I went with a classic theme- Jane Austen elegance. The staff, venue, in-house catering, etc were all excellent, ESPECIALLY Diane. She was such a pleasure to work with from day one until the wedding day. She was always available for my calls, emails, etc. and was excellent with the details and working with my month-of- coordinator!

I highly recommend this venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Joanne
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Grey Rock Mansion was amazing! The food that Simply Elegant Catering provided was also outstanding! Their team is very helpful, professional and I consider the entire staff wedding experts. Nancy and Diane were great to work with and they provided me with great suggestions in order to make our wedding day as what we envisioned it to be. During the day of our wedding, the Grey Rock and Simply Elegant Catering staff coordinated well with our other vendors to ensure that the night will go smoothly. Their staff is very friendly, accommodating and professional. I HIGHLY recommend Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion. My husband and I are very happy to make this place the venue for one of the most memorable events of our lives!
Our wedding at Grey Rock Mansion was amazing! The food that Simply Elegant Catering provided was also outstanding! Their Read more...
Our wedding at Grey Rock Mansion was amazing! The food that Simply Elegant Catering provided was also outstanding! Their team is very helpful, professional and I consider the entire staff wedding experts. Nancy and Diane were great to work with and they provided me with great suggestions in order to make our wedding day as what we envisioned it to be. During the day of our wedding, the Grey Rock and Simply Elegant Catering staff coordinated well with our other vendors to ensure that the night will go smoothly. Their staff is very friendly, accommodating and professional. I HIGHLY recommend Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion. My husband and I are very happy to make this place the venue for one of the most memorable events of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved Grey Rock! It is such a beautiful venue and the staff was lovely! I wish I could get married all over again just to go back there and relive the wonderful experience. Thanks to Diane and Karleen for making our wedding day feel so special!
We loved Grey Rock! It is such a beautiful venue and the staff was lovely! I wish I could get married all over again just Read more...
We loved Grey Rock! It is such a beautiful venue and the staff was lovely! I wish I could get married all over again just to go back there and relive the wonderful experience. Thanks to Diane and Karleen for making our wedding day feel so special! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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