Sharon & Robyn
"This past July, we were married in Ogunquit and had the privilege of working with Nancy Breen. From the minute we first met to discuss our menu and vision for our wedding, it was obvious that Nancy takes great pride in her work, is passionate about what she does, and is willing to work with each couple to make sure their experience is unique and meets their every expectation.
Nancy listened to what was important to us every step of the way. She offered her expertise and guided us to the most delicious menu while helping us stay true to our vision of a fluid, tapas-style, small-plates meal. Our guests raved about the food, the presentation, and the professional & caring staff Nancy assembled. Our every need was met, and when Nancy realized we weren�t eating because we were too busy talking, she assembled delicious plates of dinner and desserts for us to enjoy after the reception wound down. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.
In addition to her skill in the kitchen, Nancy�s warmth and genuine sincerity were also top-notch. Her calming presence was so appreciated during a level of high-stress, and her support was recognized by our entire family. Nancy made sure we had thought of everything—tents, dance floors, music, flowers, plates, decorations, drinks, etc.—and she was willing to work with all of the vendors we�d assembled; and if we could not find a vendor she offered suggestions, did research, provided quotes, and mapped out our entire day.
She continued to go above and beyond with helping to organize our wedding brunch. After our original brunch location fell through, we had to go back to the drawing board. Nancy graciously invited us to her beautiful farm, and catered a spectacular brunch. Again, our guests were raving!
When we reflect on our wedding, we truly believe that Nancy was a gift. She provided the serenity that we so needed and the down-to-earth nature we so appreciate. We are grateful for all the time and effort she put forth to complete our vision. We would recommend Nancy to cater any event without hesitation. You will not only eat delicious food, but also have the privilege of working with someone who cares about you."
Katey and Pat
Patrick and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From the first day we met, we knew we were in good hands with you. We appreciate your professionalism, honesty, and amazing cooking! Our wedding was a hit because of you!
Every little detail with the food was incredible—from the delectable hors d�oeuvres to the yummy dessert! The main entr�e—lobster pie and petite filet mignon—was the best we�ve ever had. Our guests were impressed by your culinary skills, and still rave about it today.
Nancy, your experience in catering made things simple and easy for us. Your consistency was greatly appreciated. You are the best in the business. We can�t wait to have another event for you to cater!
All our love,
Katey and Pat"
Brooke and Aaron
"Hi Nancy! Aaron and I want to thank you for helping to make our wedding day as perfect as we could have ever imagined it to be! All of the food was amazing, and so many people remarked to me on how excellent the service was. One of these people owns a number of restaurants, and is known for being an absolute stickler on service. He said it was top-notch and kept going—couldn�t say enough in fact! Lots of people also commented on the delicious food, and how it was fresh and summery and perfect for the day.
Thanks so much for all of your hard work, and we will be sure to recommend you to any and all in the future (esp. Aaron, who works in Maine!)
All the best,
Brooke and Aaron"
Kathy and Patrick
Thank you for all your time and hard work with our wedding! We really appreciate not only the delicious food but also all your help with even the little details! You are great at what you do!
Kathy and Patrick"
"Dear Nancy: Everything was perfect— food was delicious, there was plenty of it, and the girls were so gracious and helpful. I was just able to relax and enjoy the guests and the perfect day!
Thanks for helping to make our wedding perfect.
I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely food you prepared for my son�s graduation party. Everyone thought it was delicious! If you ever need a recommendation, please let me know. I�d be happy to confirm what a great job you did and how convenient the process was.
February 2, 2010
I hope everything is well with you and your family. I am writing to thank you for the great food and service at my wedding last summer.
I received a lot of compliments from my guests. The appetizers were great. Stephen�s grandmother loved the beef dish; she said it was melting in her mouth. My friend said that the vegetarian dishes were delicious. The haddock was excellent and my family really enjoyed it.
The wedding cake you helped me to pick and order was one of my favorites. I also appreciate that your staff picked it up for me. It was a huge help. I ate the top cake that you saved for our one year anniversary on our wedding night. It was so good and I could not wait to eat it.
Danielle and Jim
I don't even know where to start with all of the thank yous! You are truly an incredible woman to let a complete stranger use your beautiful property and gorgeous barn for our wedding! Our wedding day would never have been as perfect as it was without your help and all your absolutely incredible work!
From the first time we met you my mother and I knew how incredibly lucky we were to have found you. Your knowledge and calming personality were such a blessing during the year of planning, although I'm sure we must have driven you crazy! We wanted you to know how much all of your effort and planning was appreciated. Jimmy and I could not have had a more perfect wedding day and we never could have done it without you!
Not only were you wonderful enough to let us use your beautiful property, you made food that our wedding guests are still raving about a month after the wedding! You made our wedding day more wonderful than I could have ever imagined it could be!
Every minute of our wedding day was perfectly planned and organized by you and your staff and everyone was so impressed with how incredibly friendly and helpful you all were! Every minute ran smoothly and Jimmy and I never had to even think about anything other than enjoying ourselves. Our guests have not stopped talking about how beautiful the location was, how amazing the food was, how incredibly wonderful you and your staff were, and how much fun we all had.
I hope you have had a chance to look at the pictures online, you might have noticed the huge smile on my face that didn't leave the entire night! It was truly the happiest day of my life and I can never thank you enough for all that you did to make it happen.
You are truly an amazing woman and we are so blessed to have met you. Please keep in touch and let us know if there is anything we can help you with at the farm. We would love to be involved with volunteering for clean-ups or any other projects you might need help with.
Thank you again! Love,
Danielle and Jim and family"
I know I've told you how happy we were with the rehearsal dinner, but I wanted to drop you a line and tell you again. It was terrific! It looked and tasted like something from Martha Stewart's Living magazine. It looked like everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you for doing such a superb job for us!
Chris and Jenessa
We both have had some time to reflect on our wedding day during the past few months. We've looked at the professional pictures, as well as those from family and friends, on several occasions. We are so lucky to have had such a wonderful weekend to celebrate. More importantly, we are lucky that we had such a beautiful place to share our experience. The pictures, as amazing as they are, do not do the farm justice. But, when we close our eyes we can see the farm on that day as clear as can be—the blue sky, the green fields, the subtle breeze in the surrounding trees, the barn glowing, everything.
Regardless, we knew our wedding day was going to be special because of the love we have for each other. We also knew it would be a memorable time because would be sharing it with our family and friends. We could have eloped to Las Vegas or have been married by a Justice of the Peace in a town hall. We could have been married in a church in Colorado or a function hall in Massachusetts. I'm sure we would have been happy with these choices (well, maybe not Vegas). But we didn't choose those places and we couldn't be happier.
I started telling Jenessa about "Nancy Breen's farm" about two weeks after we were engaged. I told her about the first time I visited Hilton-Winn with my mom during a cold fall day. I remember pulling in to the driveway and stepping out of the car, amazed at what I saw. The folling field with the leaveless trees was like a painting. Jenessa's first look was in the dead of winter. It was probably 20 degrees. The field was covered with snow and the barn was filled with supplies. We walked around a bit with my mom and then went into the house to speak with you. You laid out a couple of ideas and showed me some pictures of past weddings. My mom and I weren't so sure what Jessica was thinking. We got into the car, and without asking her, Jenessa said, "This is the place!"
Nancy, we were so blessed to have had our wedding at your farm. It was a perfect day that will never be forgotten, not just by us. Our friends and family are constantly talking about the wedding and how wonderful it was—from the ceremonly to the reception to their own memories. The setting, your staff, the weather, and especially YOU made that day so special for all of us to share. We are forever grateful for your guidance and support. We can't wait to get back and visit. You and the farm will always be on our itinerary when we're in the area. We can't thank you enough. The Hilton-Winn Farm will be a magical part of our lives, forever.
All our best,
Chris and Jenessa"
I'm so sorry that I am so late in getting this thank you note to you. I hope that you've had a wonderful year.
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job that you did for our wedding. It was exactly what I had hoped it would be. Everyone thought that the food and farm were fantastic. We have so many beautiful memories from that day and you truly made it all possible."
Alice, Outing Center
"To whom it may concern:
I am happy to offer a recommendation for Nancy Breen, owner of Nancy's Catering. Nancy and I have had a professional relationship as well as a friendship for the past 16 years.
From a business standpoint her work has always been outstanding. Her food items have a homemade taste. Her presentation is always first class, and she gets things done with wonderfully pleasant and efficient staff.
On a personal note, I contracted Nancy to cater my own daughter's wedding. Her knowledge and experience were extremely helpful in planning the day. The food was incredibly delicious. She helped to make it a day to remember.
I have been very happy over the years and continue to recommend her. Please feel free to contact me for further information.
Alice, Outing Director"
I am writing to say a huge thank you for the fabulous job you and your staff did for the Family Cooperative Preschool's fall fundraiser. The Top of the Scales was the absolute first choice. I signed on to help organize right away when I learned that we'd be working with you, Nancy, because I knew it would be a great event and that the evening would go off without a hitch.
I have to emphasize some of the overwhelming highlights and surprises of the evening. First of all, when we planned the event, we were trying to keep down our costs to raise as much money for the school as possible. I was absolutely thrilled with the generous per person offer you made us. And for the price, you offered a meal of the high caliber people expect from the Tops and Nancy's Catering, not the stripped down version other restaurants would have offered!
I also have to mention how astounded I was to see how many appetizers you offered. We had talked briefly about a couple of choices, but you must have offered eight different delicious appetizers. People were thrilled! They attended the event to spend some time with the other families at school and to help the school raise money—they did not expect to find the culinary experience you offered!
When we organized this fundraiser, we did not expect a large staff. We anticipated that there would be kitchen staff and a bartender—that's it. But you had waiters walking around with appetizers and taking drink orders—seriously, it was a first-class affair! Please thank your staff—they were wonderful and kept everyone so happily pampered all evening. We appreciate the generosity it took to offer that level of service at the price you offered.
Upon reflection, when Chris and I talked about the great night we enjoyed and what a success it was for the school, none of it surprised us. We've never met anyone more committed to children and helping the good people who teach and nurture them. The Hilton-Winn Farm is an outstanding example of your generous heart. You have accomplished something few would dare to dream, let alone achieve. We appreciate you extending that passion to the Family Cooperative Preschool, your alma mater!