Event décor company that wins awards

We create custom decorations for events in Calgary. We also partner with companies that have a large inventory of unique event rentals.

Beautiful table settings with decorations

Indoor & outdoor decorations

Get together with friends or relatives in the backyard. Plan an outdoor event with your colleagues. Simply Elegant can help by decorating using both packaged and custom options for any indoor or outdoor event in Calgary, Alberta.

Weddings

With so many aspects of a wedding to coordinate, it’s easy for some details to get missed. Having a wedding decorations styling that suits your personality can take your wedding to the next level of sophistication and elegance.

Corporate events

Simply Elegant has in-depth experience with creating event decorations suited for every business need and size of event – whether the space will be used for a conference, team building, awards ceremony, or a celebration.

Private parties

The team at Simply Elegant designs event decorations and offers party supply rentals for events in Calgary and the area.

Our customers speak

Simply Elegant
4.7
Based on 103 reviews
Simply Elegant
4.9
Based on 27 reviews
Erin Hunley
Erin Hunley
We chose Simply Elegant to provide decor for our corporate Christmas Party in December 2012 at Mercato Restaurant, and cannot say enough about how they transformed the venue. From just the initial phone call, Sharon immediately grasped the feel we wanted for the event, and provided an endless array of ideas to create the look. Sharon and her team executed every last detail as discussed, and finalized the look on time and within budget. They made our party elegant, classy, and inviting. All of our guests raved about the decor. For anyone, personal or corporate, looking for a great team to assist with their event planning, I would highly recommend Simply Elegant be the company you call for all of your event planning needs.Erin Hunley, Rayne Capital
Bonnie Armstrong
Bonnie Armstrong
Rob Vidra and his team did a fabulous job for our Corporate Event! The food was delicious, the decor amazing and I didn't have to worry about a thing. It was all taken care of. We went through an extensive meeting process to ensure that no stone was left unturned. I don't know what I would have done without their expertise. Our event was a huge success, thanks to Simply Elegant.
jeroen maes
jeroen maes
I just love simpy elegant catering ! They do magnificent floral decorations and provide you with ideas for your event, you would never think of yourself !!The service provided by Sharon and Peter is very professional and they know what they are talking about guiding you through your entire event !I can highly recommend this catering company for your next event !!!Thank you for the great service Simply Elegant !!
SARIMS Chapter
SARIMS Chapter
We selected Simply Elegant as our caterers for a cocktail function of 250 people. They were flawless. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and they were a "one stop shop" for us taking care of linens, table rentals, alcohol, etc. We are a non-profit and they worked within our budget which we greatly appreciated. They were flexible with changes and were extremely professional throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend them for an event of any size.
Feriel O
Feriel O
"I like to call her the wedding fairy"I had the privilege to have Simply Elegant manage our wedding. This business is comprised of a team of extremely talented professionals that will truly treat you nothing short of a princess or a prince.Our wedding was a large wedding of 600 guests! I had a vision of a Parisian glamour themed wedding and was very worried a size this large of a wedding would quickly turn into a nightmare. Let me tell you, I was wrong!Enter the Wedding Fairy, Sharon Barwick and Simply Elegant owner, Robert Virda.Sharon is everything you would dream a wedding planner to be. She is empathetic, a great listener, an excellent problem solver (she actually foresees problems before they occur) and an extremely talented artist all in one. Her approach is so refreshing, she will not let you panic, provides creative solutions and is always there to listen to any concern you have, no matter how many you have!Sharon designed my floral including my bouquet, my bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groomsmen's boutonnieres, floral at the venue, tables decor, cake table, our wedding party table and much more. All this while providing ways to cut on cost without compromising our vision. Did I mention we had 600 guests?Sharon and Rob were there for us the entire time helping us plan and providing us with valuable insight. They also learned about our culture and how to address everyone in our family.On our big day, Rob and Sharon had become a part of the family. Rob came and congratulated us and we felt like we were in great hands.Sharon was there reminding me to enjoy every moment, look up and smile while going down the stairs and walk with grace, she helped us stick to our schedule to the minute. Really she was my angel guardian that day.Due to my outfit changes we had a tight schedule, she made sure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time and let me tell you; that is no easy task when there are this many individuals to manage!She even managed my aunt who came from overseas and only spoke French! Yes, Sharon speaks French as well :)I could honestly go on and on about how amazing Rob and Sharon are as well as their talented team who always smiled when they saw us and treated us like family.If you are thinking about Simply Elegant for your wedding, don’t hesitate. It will be the best decision you made after getting married of course :)Cheers!Feriel
Alison Wadey
Alison Wadey
The "Harvest to Table" event was a night to remember! Excellent showcase for all that Simply Elegant has to offer; exquisite food, exceptional service, lovely decor!
Roberta Kuzyk-Burton
Roberta Kuzyk-Burton
Sharon at Simply Elegant responded to a last minute request, and came up with exactly what we needed to make the evening shine with decor. She was professional, prompt, and open to our suggestions. We'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
Julie Yepishina-Geller
Julie Yepishina-Geller
Peter and the staff at Simply Elegant were AMAZING to work with - the perfect combination of professional, fun and practical. We used them for our wedding at the beginning of February 2017, and were extremely pleased with the service, the quality of the food, and their decor services . Peter worked closely with us leading up to our wedding to develop a menu and set up that stayed within our budget. He also acted as the go-between with our venue and was able to provide a lot of guidance and expertise on how to best orientate the space. We also used Simply Elegant staff to operate the bar and for the event set up and take down. They took care of everything on the day of, which allowed us to simply enjoy the day with our friends and family. We had such a great time in fact, that I think they were also potentially the only "responsible adults" left standing by the end of the night 🙂 Thank you for all your hard work and for making our day so special. - Julie & Steve
Genna Zimmel
Genna Zimmel
Organizing my first fundraiser with 250 people in attendance could have been daunting, but not with the team at Simply Elegant by my side. Peter was an absolute joy to work with, as he has the experience to know exactly how an event can function flawlessly. I also worked with Sharon on decor. I showed her one picture of the flower arrangements I wanted and she delivered precisely. I could not have been more pleased. The fundraiser was May 27th, 2017 and went off without a glitch. The food...the service...the energy...it was all exquisite. I would work with Simply Elegant again and again and again!! Simply Excellent! 🙂
Christina F
Christina F
Simply Elegant did my sons grad. They decorated and made the meal! It was amazing! The staff was awesome and the food was equally as awesome. Love these guys and would recommend them to anyone for all their catering needs. Thank you again for making our night more memorable!!!
Ambereen Weerahandi
Ambereen Weerahandi
great options, they do decor rentals too! Provided a very nice sample menu and worked with us to stay within our budget and taste preferences. Very affordable and pleasant to work with, got lots of compliments on the food
Maki T
Maki T
Spectacular!Thank you Peter and the staff of Simply Elegant for making last Saturday magical for my son , my daughter-in-law, our families and our guests! It was an experience beyond of any expectation.....You and your staff were so professional but at the same time so personable, so accommodating....All of our requests were granted with no hustle .....and there were few....It was fantastic venue, decorations, presentation, very tasty and outstanding food (and lots of it), you and everybody at Simply Elegant that helped this day run so smoothly.....Our guests and our families were stunned with the overall experience !“ this is so amazing .... I want to get married ....again....here...!” Funny thing is that not just one person said this....I am sorry I do not remember all of the names of the people that took care of us but please please thank them from the bottom of our hearts !And for the people that are reading this review :Do not think twice ....Simply Elegant is the company that will make your event memorable ....Skyline location provides spectacular view that takes your breath away !If I had an option I would give them 10 stars !Thank you !!!!
Jennifer Bird
Jennifer Bird
I had my wedding at Skyline and it was amazing. Thank you to the simply Elegant team. Thx to Sharon loved my centre pieces, thx Jade for the beautiful decor and thx Peter for the amazing food. Would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Thx for making our dream wedding come to life. They were very professional, listened to my ideas and brought it to life. I absolutely loved our wedding !!!
Alyssa Haunholter
Alyssa Haunholter
Worked with Simply Elegant for both catering and decor. Every little detail was taken care of beyond expectation. Would use them again for any event
Olivia Dupuis
Olivia Dupuis
We had our wedding on August 8th, 2020 at Simply Elegant's skyline venue and it couldn't of gone more perfectly. A HUGE thank-you to Peter, Jade, Rob and all of your wonderful staff at Simply Elegant for putting on the wedding of our dreams. Jade and Peter were extremely accommodating through our wedding planning with Covid and ensured that our guests felt safe, comfortable and everything was set up for social distancing. The ceremony went seamlessly, our dinner was fantastic, nobody waited more than 3 minutes for a drink to be served to them, it was INCREDIBLE. The venue itself was decorated beautifully and they captured my vision perfectly. The bridal suite (pictured below) was one of my favourite parts. Thank-you to everyone at Simply Elegant for all of your hard work and for ensuring we had the best and most beautiful wedding.
Shauna Tutty
Shauna Tutty
I can not say enough good things about the skyline venue and it's staff! We had an absolutely amazing time at our 20's themed gatsby wedding. The venue was beautifully decorated inside and our spectacular Calgary skyline backdrop was the icing on the cake. The food was superb and beyond our expectations! Peter and his staff were incredible and I would highly recommend Skyline to anyone thinking of having a memorable event! I want to get married all over again just to experience the day over again!! Much love! Shauna and Brendan Tutty
Linda Hollington
Linda Hollington
I recently worked with Simply Elegant to plan an event hosted for family and friends. The team was professional, caring and did everything possible to please. Everyone enjoyed the amazing food, service and decor. I would highly recommend this outstanding skillful team for your event. I will definitely be calling on them again.Thank you everyone at Simply Elegant for making our event a great success!
Bev Brodie
Bev Brodie
Jade created an atmosphere for my wedding that was pure magic! Exceeded my expectations in every way. Again and again I’d hear the comment “This is so beautiful” from guests. Thank you Jade for being creative, professional, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Simon Francis Gabas
Simon Francis Gabas
Great food!
Erin McNall
Erin McNall
LOVED working with the entire team at Simply Elegant! We booked the Waterfront Park location for our wedding. Jade and the entire team did an incredible job right from the start. It was such a relief knowing that they would take care of the set-up and take-down for us. They also created absolute stunning flower arrangements for our bouquets, archway and reception tables. The reception dinner was delicious as well. Our guests kept commenting how beautiful the venue was, and how good the food was. Thank you so much Simply Elegant!
Karin MacDonald
Karin MacDonald
Simply Elegant catered our wedding reception last Saturday, the staff was exceptional and even though it was a small event made every effort to make it perfect for us. The flowers, both ceremony and reception were beautiful and we got many compliments. We had a cocktail menu, everyone said the food was delicious and that they couldn’t eat another bite! Thanks to Jade and Peter who were very helpful and prompt to answer my many emails.
MyraBelle Ignalig
MyraBelle Ignalig
I cannot find the words of how thankful I am for Sharon having share her knowledge with us in the field of event planning. Sharon Barcwick was my Instructor in Wedding and Social Events Planning at Mt. Royal University and I am greatly honored to be one of her student. Her passion and dedication made her the best in what she do. I highly recommend her expertise in this industry 🙂
Jeff Mostowich
Jeff Mostowich
I had Simply Elegant cater an event for my family June 2022. They were professional, and provided excellent service, and a very tasty menu. Overall very very happy, and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Laura Darichuk
Laura Darichuk
We hosted 60 people for a graduation celebration. This group was a mix of adults, graduates and a couple little ones. The staff went above and beyond serving everyone with care and attention to their needs. The food was beyond description and many glowing reviews from the guests. Thank you for making our event a success.
Giovanna Schiavo
Giovanna Schiavo
We’ve used Simply Elegant’s services twice for our small events and it has been such a great experience. Jade and Peter and very helpful and knowledgeable, the servers and manager were awesome too!
Pam Fleming
Pam Fleming
Professional demeanor, timely responses, able to execute vision exactly as discussed, polite, friendly, hardworking, realistic market comparable pricing, quality products, a real pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
Amber Ward
Amber Ward
We just did a food tasting for our wedding. The food was amazing! Peter was an absolute pleasure! Very excited to have them cater our day!
Leanne Northwood
Leanne Northwood
We ordered Christmas dinner from Simply Elegant catering and everything about the experience was great. The ordering process was easy and they were very responsive to questions. The quality of the food and presentation exceeded our expectations. We may never cook Christmas dinner again 🙂
Sandi B
Sandi B
We had the prepared turkey Christmas dinners at home from Simply Elegant.We followed the simple heating instructions ~ only 12 minutes!The presentation, ingredients and taste were absolutely perfect! We would highly recommend for an authentic, carefully prepared turkey dinnerLovely!!!Thank you so much!
Shelina Esmail
Shelina Esmail
Ordered short rib dinner for Christmas....absolutely AMAZING!!! Tried Simply Elegant for the first time and waiting to see what the next special dinners are as it was superb!! Definitly a "get again" dinner! Thank you!
David Martenson
David Martenson
Our family Christmas dinner, catered by Simply Elegant, was excellent! It was one of the best I’ve had - in terms of quality of food and creative recipes (sorry to any family members reading this who may have cooked a Christmas dinner in the past!). Our group was small but Simply Elegant was prompt in responding to our requests. I’m not one prone to writing a gushy review, but Simply Elegant deserves one! Thank you for making our dinner special.
Peter Schwarz
Peter Schwarz
Best company in Calgary to work for.
William Van
William Van
We first discovered simply elegant back a year and a half ago while we were searching for our wedding venue. At the time they had a venue called Skyline which we really liked and fit the vision we had in mind. So to our delight we went ahead and booked with them hoping for the best. Jade was our main point of contact and she was very professional in helping us plan for our big event.Then COVID happened, and all of our initial plans were put on a hiatus. As unfortunate as it was, we believed safety was a priority and postponed our event until restrictions were lifted. All parties were on board as there wasn't much else we could do during this situation. A year later, to add more challenges to the situation, their Skyline venue closed down. As unfortunate as it was to hear, Jade and Simply Elegant put in all the necessary effort to find alternative options for us. We ultimately decided on Studio Bell, adding on another point of contact, Peter to assist with our event.Both Jade and Peter were very professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. We were very happy to have worked together with them as both Jade, Peter and all the staff did an amazing job. In the end, we overcame all challenges together and the event I'm delighted to say, was a huge success. The venue setup and décor looked gorgeous, the catering was spot on, the food was delicious, and everything was handled so well!It took a year and a half to finally get here, but we are so glad to have chosen Simply Elegant. I highly recommend to anyone looking for their service! Thank you Jade, Peter and all SEC staff involved, you guys all went above and beyond and we couldn't have done it without you guys. Much Love!
Giorgio Giglioli
Giorgio Giglioli
We work at office and they have the best well balanced frozen food, 5 minutes into the microwave and voila!! Perfect for those are looking to have a well balanced portions
Marie Smith
Marie Smith
Simply elegant truly is an all in one company. One week ago today my husband and I worked with them to renew our wedding vows. Waterfront park is a beautiful peaceful setting perfect for our sunset renewal. The food was terrific and staff was very professional, so pleasant and helpful. How can you go wrong when one call gets you a venue, a marriage commissioner, food, beverage and staff so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy whatever you happen to be celebrating!
D.E. Laird
D.E. Laird
Simply Elegant catered our wedding on August 28, 2021, and they were AMAZING!! The entire team was awesome to work with from the first day we met. From the initial meeting, the team created an experience we’ll never forget. They are professional, accommodating, helpful, and go above and beyond to create a wonderful and unforgettable experience!"
Derek Latif
Derek Latif
We worked with Simply Elegant for planning our wedding, and were extremely pleased with them. Planning during COVID-19 was really tricky, but the team was helpful through the process, and was very flexible in making sure we had the wedding we wanted. Peter and Jade are very professional, always went the extra mile, and were very respectful of our wedding budget in helping us plan. I would absolutely recommend Simply Elegant.
Lina Asensio
Lina Asensio
Budaya Nusantara Association had our Third Annual Anniversary Celebration this year with our members and their families at Simply Elegant’s Waterfront Park Venue. The location inside the Pavilion tent was perfect for our family picnic event. The location is a hidden treasure in Calgary, lush greenery by the lagoon near The Bow River. Thank You Simply Elegant, specifically to Rob and Jade, for the opportunity to have our celebration at the Waterfront Park, the service is second to none. I highly recommend having Simply Elegant Coordinate any events. Their team is professional, attention to detail and pleasant to work with.
Melody Herman
Melody Herman
We had a very small family celebration for our son’s graduation in our backyard. The meal Simply Elegant provided was superb. And I mean that. Working with them setting it up was easy! When Chef Jeremy arrived, with a completely professional preparation of food to be cooked in my kitchen, I was able to relax and enjoyed the evening. The steak - it was so tender! My son said he could have used his spoon to cut it. Highly recommend them.
Western Site Reception
Western Site Reception
Amazing food and great service !!!
Brendan Tutty
Brendan Tutty
Couldn't possibly have gone any better! Seriously amazing location, absolutely professional staff and the food was so delicious. Very accommodating management with the covid precautions. I would recommend
Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
We worked with Simply Elegant to cater a family birthday celebration. It was a small, intimate dinner of 6 people. We appreciated Peter’s willingness to have his team prepare such a wonderful meal for our small group.The meal was hearty and elegant! The presentation was lovely, the portions were generous and everything tasted delicious. The short ribs in particular were melt in your mouth delicious!
Stacie Murray
Stacie Murray
I cannot say enough good things about the service at Skyline Room. COVID really threw a wrench in our original wedding plans, and Skyline was so incredibly accommodating with our forever changing plans, reduced guestlist and reduced budget. They definitely made the entire COVID transition seamless for us and went above and beyond our expectations. In order to keep ourselves and guests safe, we implemented a few COVID safety practices. First off, we limited our guest list to our core people, so immediately family and best friends and we request that everyone guest get tested for COVID the week before the wedding, and then asked that they limit their exposure to the outside world. We also incorporated a pin system, where any guest could wear one of the pins provided and that would signify that they would like to maintain 6 feet of distance when chatting to another guest. There was also hand sanitizer available when guests first walked into the venue, on every table as well as a mask for every person. Skyline also provided table service for all drinks to avoid any gatherings at the bar. All in all, every guest at our wedding felt safe and are still raving about the service provided by Skyline. Thank you Peter, Jade and the rest of staff for pulling off a safe COVID wedding for us.
Andrea Johnston
Andrea Johnston
After a disastrous experience with Pop-Up wedding, my fiance and I went to Simply Elegant for help planning our wedding. What a difference! Simply Elegant was professional, caring, enthusiastic, and responsive. They made us feel so cared for and got us so excited for our special day after we were feeling forgotten. We could not recommend Simply Elegant more! They are the best of the best and your one-stop shop for any event you're planning. 5 stars all the way!!
Logan Hamblin
Logan Hamblin
We used Simply Elegant for our wedding June 2020.They did a grazing table and served a sit-down supper.The food amazing and many guests asked who we used.Peter and his staff came to our house in the country and made-due with what was provided. They left our kitchen spotless and the service was fantastic. Simply Elegant accomodated many of our changes due to Covid-19 and were wonderful to deal with. Our family will definitely use them for any future catering needs.
Katherine “Ksimera” T
Katherine “Ksimera” T
Well, the name is right for them! They made one of the best events we've ever attended, and it was truly elegant in every little detail.
Ken Moghadam
Ken Moghadam
Amazing staff and wonderful food! We had the best Casino Royale party ever!
Cheryl Ryan
Cheryl Ryan
My experience with Simply Elegant was outstanding. Starting with creating my vision to the day of the Wedding. I would recommend Simply Elegant in a heart beat. Everything was beautiful and I didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day. Everything was taken care of with so much attention to detail.
Veronica Groat
Veronica Groat
The entire team is FANTASTIC! We hired Simply Elegant for our Winter Celebration party at Skyview (amazing venue). Jade, Peter and Sharon took our vision of a New Orleans theme and nailed it - from the décor, drinks, food, performers...we all felt like we were transported there. I was impressed at the type of décor they had access to. We came to SE on very short notice. They had about 1.5 months to build out the concept and arrange for items to be shipped from the US and elsewhere. Of course, we were also on a tight budget. Peter and Sharon kept us on track and they're true experts and lovely humans to have by your side as you manage your event. Our event lead for the night of knew what to anticipate and responded to any needs immediately. The team is very professional and accommodates your needs without hesitance. I highly recommend SE for your next event.
Jyllean Sloan
Jyllean Sloan
So excited to be working with this team! They are professional, friendly and very creative.
John Boardman
John Boardman
I was enrolled in a Social Event Planning course this Summer at Mount Royal University with Sharon Barwick as my instructor. Sharon is a highly talented and experienced event planner and her tuition was highly valued by myself and my student peers alike.
Kaitlyn van Bakel
Kaitlyn van Bakel
Sharon is the wealth of knowledge you NEED if you are looking to plan a wedding or social event!I recently took a Social Event and Wedding Planning course at Mount Royal which was taught by Sharon. I have taken many courses in my school career and I can 110% say that this was the best course yet! I was blown away by Sharon’s experience as well as her fun and honest personality. She’s a rare gem that is truly willing to go the extra mile to make your experience fantastic. Not only does Sharon's demeanour make her a great instructor and event producer, but it also speaks to the corporate culture at Simply Elegant. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a genuine experience. You’ll be in great hands!
Karlene Pitze
Karlene Pitze
Sharon Barwick is an instructor for the Wedding and Social Events Planning certificate at MRU, and there couldn't be a more suited industry giant to teach and to learn from. She personally connects with every student, is very honest and a clear communicator. Her creativity is beyond measure. Any person looking to get into events must take a course from Sharon because they will leave feeling confident, inspired and enabled for success.
Courtney Johnson
Courtney Johnson
Peter and his team were wonderful, they made everything really easy for us, the food was delicious and all of our staff raved about our event. It could not have been a success without all their help. Thank you!
Mandy M
Mandy M
If you sincerely want to enjoy the experience of your own wedding, please hire Sharon Barwick for your own wellbeing. Believe me, I never care to write reviews online, but I know I am doing future brides a favour by telling everyone else that she is a “wedding fairy godmother.”I mean, where do I start? She is incredibly intuitive. I was shocked how she “got” my vision in an instant, and she could finesse the details seamlessly. She is hyper-organized even for my standards— and yes, that’s saying a lot. She’s also so darn honest. Even when everyone else says your lipstick looks “stunning” she can spot how you might look a little “off” and kindly help you achieve the look you know you want deep down inside. And get this, with her expertise, Sharon even saved me money while we were planning the décor and floral arrangements. Did I mention she stayed under budget?Having said all that, I ultimately I love her because she innately has a good, vibrant, and sincere energy to her. I think that is essential for every wedding. My entire family fell in love with her. That’s why I made sure her picture is part of my wedding album. I just wished I hired her when I first planned the wedding. She made this horrid planning experience fun! Yes, I said it, it was fun with Sharon!Anyway, I am so grateful she serendipitously fell into my life. Now I am paying it forward by introducing Sharon to all of you. Good luck!
Cheryl Maddocks-Ashton
Cheryl Maddocks-Ashton
I contacted Simply Elegant to cater a home cocktail party for us and their service was excellent! They emailed a sample menu based on our budget and it was perfect. They came and set everything up and explained each dish to us and then came back the following Monday to pick up their dish ware. Our guests were also impressed and many asked which catering company we had used.
We would definitely book with Simply Elegant for future events and would recommend them to others !
Maureen
Maureen
I have been a client of Simply Elegant for many years. Peter Schwarz and his team are fantastic to work with. I have used them for corporate catering at breakfast events, lunch events, and receptions. They are diverse, accommodating, and the food is always fresh and delicious. Their staff go out of their way to accommodate our needs and we have never been disappointed in the service provided. Their prices are competitive and Peter and his staff go the distance. If I were planning a personal event like a wedding or a garden reception I would use Simply Elegant in a heart beat.
Wanda
Wanda
As the Event Coordinator for our company, I have had the honor and privilege of working with the incredible staff at Simply Elegant on a number of occasions. Each of the staff are true ambassadors for not only their employer- but for each and every person who attends our events. They are all highly personable, professional and efficient. The planners and coordinators are brilliant in their recommendations and executional abilities! The quality of food is superb; creative, delicious and delivered with exceptional presentation. This cohesive team works well together and have found a "rhythm" that delivers fantastic results every time. I can't recommend Simply Elegant enough!
Zachary George
Zachary George
Impeccable customer service. Everyone I met at the office was upbeat, helpful and showed genuine interest in helping me!Will think of them first for event planning and highly recommend using them!
Cian Calvert
Cian Calvert
Just finished my “Business of Wedding and Social Event Planning” course at MRU, taught by Sharon Barwick! She is full of knowledge and such an amazing individual. Would give more stars if I could! Love love love her.
Michelle Lawrence
Michelle Lawrence
I had Sharon Barwick as an Instructor at Mount Royal University in the Event Management Certificate. She was very open and honest about her experience with the class. She really cares about her students and in turn her clients. She has had many roles in the event industry that makes her a wealth of knowledge. I will be recommending Simply Elegant in the future!
Sheila Gair
Sheila Gair
Peter and staff's professionalism and attention to details, from start to finish, was very reassuring. Simply Elegant made the catered portion of our son's wedding absolutely worry-free and the meal was delicious. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend their services and would definitely hire them again. Cheers - Sheila
Alanna Murphy
Alanna Murphy
We had Simply Elegant as our caterer for our wedding on Aug. 5, 2017. Right from the get go Peter was such a pleasure to deal with!! He was always in communication with us and made sure he had answers for any and all of our questions. The food was absolutely outstanding and we received many compliments from our guests. We served our guests pan seared chicken and braised boneless beef short ribs...both were delicious, moist, and hot! The bartender was very attentive and made sure the wedding party had a little extra attention. We couldn't be happier with how our event was catered and would highly recommend Simply Elegant! Thanks for making our wedding such a great event!
Aydin Odyakmaz
Aydin Odyakmaz
Fantastic team to work with Sharon Barwick is the lady that knows how to put it all together flawlessly.
Erika Donald
Erika Donald
Had a fantastic experience with Simply Elegant for our wedding and recommend them wholeheartedly! Two weeks later, I'm still getting texts and feedback from friends and family telling me that the food was awesome and one of the best meals they’ve ever had at an event.Peter was wonderful to deal with - his chefs created a whole Southern-inspired buffet menu at our request and all of it was delicious! To put it in context, we'd previously tried pretty well all of the Southern restaurants in Calgary and found each of them to have some good dishes and some we did not enjoy. Simply Elegant's pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and creamy coleslaw were definitely tastier than anything else we tried. We also requested a pistachio cake, which was delicious, and collard greens which were a huge hit.The food was definitely a highlight of wedding, just as we'd hoped, and we keep getting tons of compliments on it. I only wish I could enjoy the whole menu again! (My only constructive criticism is that the buffet was taken down before some people, including bride and groom, had a chance to go for seconds.) I should mention that the service at the wedding itself was also very good. We've already recommended you highly to friends. Thank you!!
Erika Donald
Erika Donald
Had a fantastic experience with Simply Elegant for our wedding and recommend them wholeheartedly!Peter was wonderful to deal with and had his chefs create a whole Southern-inspired buffet menu at our request - all of it was delicious! To put it in context, we'd previously tried pretty well all of the Southern restaurants in Calgary and found each of them to have some good dishes and some bad. Simply Elegant's pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and creamy coleslaw were definitely tastier than anything else we tried. We also requested a pistachio cake, which was delicious, and collard greens which were a huge hit.The food was definitely a highlight of wedding, just as we'd hoped, and we keep getting tons of compliments on it. I only wish I could enjoy the whole menu again! I should mention that the service at the wedding itself was also great. We've already recommended you to friends. Thank you!!
Kelly Hopp
Kelly Hopp
They were amazing to work with and made my job as the event planner so easy. The customer experience with everyone I worked with was so good, they were accommodating, friendly and very professional. The food was a huge hit, very nice presentation and the staff at the event both behind the bar and managing the floor were so great! I would recommend them in a heartbeat and look forward to our next event!
Fiona De Sa
Fiona De Sa
I recently took a course at MRU taught by Sharon Barwick, Director of Special Events at Simply Elegant. Her level of expertise and knowledge of the events industry was invaluable to myself and others in the class. Her years of experience in the industry and first hand knowledge of every area in the event planning world far surpassed any textbook I would have found on the subject. I am grateful I had the chance to learn from someone as passionate and skilled in her career as Sharon. I have no doubt who I will be calling for any events/parties in my future.
Cassandra Hiltz
Cassandra Hiltz
Very knowledgeable event planning associates. They will ensure that your wedding or event will be clean, organized and successful.
Jennifer Quaas
Jennifer Quaas
Fabulous company - so grateful for everything they did for my event.
Jennifer Quaas
Jennifer Quaas
Simply a one stop Shop, simply great Service, Simply Elegant!
Laurie A. Fitzherbert
Laurie A. Fitzherbert
I called Simply one Saturday afternoon, in desperate need of a caterer for a Tuesday meeting. Peter created a menu, presented, and delivered 100% on time! I have used them two or three times since, and each time is exactly the same! Professional, prompt and perfect! I don't look for anyone else anymore. I always call SE!
Syreeta Molsberry
Syreeta Molsberry
We had the pleasure of working with the team at Simply Elegant last night for our company Christmas Party! The entire team was such a pleasure to work with. Not only professional and accommodating but the food and service was outstanding! If you are looking for a catering company this is it! I highly recommend Simply Elegant, you will not be disappointed!
Kiran Fatima
Kiran Fatima
Great organization to work with. I hosted a surprise baby shower for my sister-in-law and they provided some beautiful centrepieces for the party. They are really accommodating, prompt with communication, reasonable in their rates, and meticulous in their creations. I initially had some doubts but you just have to trust them to do their magic!
Rhonda Richardson
Rhonda Richardson
Simply Elegant, the name says it all. From start to finish service was executed at a very high standard. Despite the weather Rob, Peter, Jade and the rest of the Simply Elegant team were fabulous in putting things together and seeing it run smoothly for our June 25th event. Great eye for detail and were in tune to what we were looking to achieve. Sharon, "Dame Extraordinaire". Merci beacoup! Mere hours before our ceremony last minute request were being sent and she was able to make it happen. Words are not sufficient to describe our gratitude nor the the quality of service we received. Whether your event is on a small or large scale these are the people you go to. They make visions a reality.
Kerri Jenkins
Kerri Jenkins
Simply Elegant catered my girlfriend's wedding last weekend - I can't say enough positive things about the 3 lovely ladies who went above and beyond helping out. They were a big help and were just absolutely phenomenal. The little extra touches went a long way. Highly recommend them.
Krystine Hebert
Krystine Hebert
We tried the new corporate catering menu for our office lunch meeting yesterday. The guys really enjoyed the new sandwiches! We tried the Pulled Chicken Pesto, Smoked Turkey and Shaved Roast Beef with a side of the Orzo Roasted Vegetable salad. Even my really fussy guys enjoyed it! One of the guys even said the pesto chicken was his new favorite sandwich. I personally got to enjoy some of the orzo salad and half of a vegetarian sandwich; I’m not sure how you made that grilled tomato so delicious but it was juicy and oh so good!! Just thought I’d let you know we really enjoyed it 🙂 We will be ordering for our corporate lunch again soon!
Lulu Bella
Lulu Bella
Working with Simply Elegant was amazing! I highly recommend using them for any event you have in mind. They will work with you to understand your needs and deliver an end product that goes beyond your expectations - worry free. Peter and his staff did a spectacular job with the food, set up, accessories, and the presentation was beyond visually appealing. I cannot say enough good things about my overall experience. I would hire them in a heart beat for our next event. We held a professional workshop with a very eclectic group within our industry and our entire audience raved about their experience. These are people who hold a high standard for beautiful things with style and quality. A true success. Thank you team! Working with you was the easiest part of the planning process. Peter your food was delicious and so well presented. Looking forward to working with you in the future! Cheers Lulu Bella
Jeff Jimenez
Jeff Jimenez
Simply Elegant is indisputably the best event managing service in Calgary. Simply Elegant was suggested to us from Norton Rose LLP's marketing department and after initial contact with Simply Elegant, within a day I received a phone call and I was swept away with their proposal. As the VP Finance and Facilities for the Alberta Student Energy Conference (ASEC) 2013 we had unique and specific requests and Simply Elegant was able to provide all we requested and more. They went above and beyond their scope continuously thinking of new and innovative ideas to ensure our event was successful. They are amazing people to work with and are the best communicators. Not only do they reply in a timely manner, but also give concise and thorough details.The Alberta Student Energy Conference is a professional development and recruitment seminar and was held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on March 1st, 2013. Due to the nature of the conference a lot of the decision making was needed to be completed near the date of the conference and Simply Elegant was always readily available to us and we never had to worry about them! We will never forget the moment the doors to ASEC was opened. It was breathtaking. Our sponsors were extremely pleased. We couldn't have asked for anything more.A huge thank you to Sharon and Jil from Simply Elegant.Simply Elegant was the best decision we made.
Rachael Terner
Rachael Terner
Simply Elegant did a fantastic job with the florals at our gala - they were open to our outside-of-the-box ideas and make our vision a reality. They were prompt and friendly while setting up, and even picked everything up again afterwards. Thanks, Jade!
Victor Ryapolov
Victor Ryapolov
Absolute pleasure working with Peter and his staff! We hired Simply Elegant for our wedding and were very happy we did. Peter was very accommodating when it came down to choosing our menu; most of our tastings had to be scheduled outside of business hours, and Peter and his chefs had no issues staying late to prepare a wide variety of dishes for us. We were very pleased that we could keep some of the glassware over night and return it the next few days at no extra charge. At one point we mistakenly returned some trays that did not belong to Simply Elegant. I was very thankful that this mistake was caught by the caterer, who not only acknowledged it, but personally delivered it back, again at no cost what so ever. Food was top notch, both quality and presentation. Very professional caterer with exceptional attention to customer service and food quality. Once again, big thanks to Peter and his staff. Highly recommended.
Dustin Engen
Dustin Engen
Peter and his team provided excellent service throughout planning and the event itself. They were able to customize the menu, deliver a delicious meal and provide support in arranging linens and tableware. We would recommend Simply Elegant to anyone looking to add class at excellent value to their event.
Chris Judge
Chris Judge
THANK YOU so very much for the delicious food that you and your team provided for our event in Calgary! Working with Simply Elegant was a breeze! The pricing was fair, follow-up and contact with us was spot on, and the food did not disappoint! We will most definitely use Simply Elegant next time we do an event in Calgary, and we will spread the word as well!
Jade Gandasubrata
Jade Gandasubrata
Some friends asked me what I thought about working at Simply Elegant. So here goes. It’s exciting with a never changing challenge coming at me every day. I get to work with people who are passionate about making others happy, whether that be through food, flowers or ensuring their special day or event is one to remember. The heart that everyone puts into our day-to-day growth is huge and I am very happy to be here.
Sharon Barwick
Sharon Barwick
I love working for Simply Elegant because of the great people I work with and their high level of professionalism. Such a pleasure to laugh everyday with my colleagues and make a difference for our clients. Its all about the "heart"!
Laura Kidner
Laura Kidner
Each and every has had WONDERFUL food and service. So good there were few leftovers....
Michelle Crone
Michelle Crone
Excellent service for a small gathering. Showed up on time and catered to our needs. Staff was able to go with the flow when needed - food was excellent and house was left spotless. Can't thank you enough - such a great experience.
Marc Farmer
Marc Farmer
Best Stampede ever... I was a guest at the Pacer event and have to say that the work was great.. Your name speaks for it's self..... Looking forward to see you elsewhere..
Peter Stauffer
Peter Stauffer
Great Job! thank you for your support on our project. Your services were exactly as advertised. I will certainly be using you on our next project in February.
Jennifer Cunningham
Jennifer Cunningham
I recently contracted Simply Elegant to do the catering for my wedding and from the first step a year prior and right until the end I was completely satisfied with my service. Peter was incredibly helpful and offered so much advice and let me customize and then change my menu a few times with no problems, he even remembered me mentioning my husband had dietary restrictions and accommodated his needs without being asked. Everyone I spoke with was friendly, professional and very helpful. They day of my wedding with off without a hitch in regards to the role Simply Elegant played. They knew exactly what they were doing and I was able to enjoy my day with confidence that no issues would arise.If you're looking for catering, definitely choose Simply Elegant.
joshua waselynchuk
joshua waselynchuk
I have been working closely with the catering staff at Simply Elegant for over 8 months now, and every time I deal with them, it is nothing but a pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable, they can answer any question I ever have. They are very fast and efficient when it comes to ordering food and make the entire experience easy and painless.Their menu has a lot of different options to choose from and are very flexible when certain needs are required. They have many options that can be used for different occasions/events.I truly enjoy working closely with Simply Elegant when it comes to arranging food for clients and very glad to have that relationship with them.
Brenda Rains
Brenda Rains
After speaking with a number of other caterers, we were referred to Simply Elegant by the catering consultant at SAIT. It's great to hear other industry members make such impromtu referrals and Peter was fantastic to work with. He understood the scope of our event, our guests, and worked to make every detail a simple one. The onsite staff were efficient and very helpful. Set up and tear down was very well executed and the food was delicious. They dealt with a small prep and service area and delivered a great experience.In an industry with mandatory auto gratuities, Simply Elegant leaves that up to the client based on service received. This is a group that deserves over and above.
Tracey Bell
Tracey Bell
I have worked with Simply Elegant many times and have always enjoyed the experience.They are professional, detailed oriented and just plain FUN!
Thanks Simply Elegant.
Sara Lua
Sara Lua
It was wonderful to have Simply Elegant cater our family wedding.I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon and Peter who were very kind, respectful and always ready to answer any of my questions.The food was exceptional and all our guests had only excellent things to say.The staff went above and beyond! Kind to all the guests, very professional and were constantly checking in to make sure we had everything we needed.I would absolutely recommend them to my family and friends.Thank you Simply Elegant for being a part of our special day.Betty.
April Koch
April Koch
I have used Simply Elegant many times for catering though my work. While planning my wedding this past year, I had contact them to get quotes on catering, and to my surprise they also do wedding flowers. Now, being the procrastinator that I am, I left my flower purchase until the very end and not much left to spend on them either! After many emails back and forth with Sharon, she went above and beyond my expectations and saved me loads of money, while not compromising on the quality to get the flowers that I needed for myself, my husband, 8 people in the wedding party, parents and grandparents. I believe these flowers really added the special touch (and pop of colour) that would have been missing, and my husband and I could not be happier with the outcome.I continue to use their catering whenever I can through work, and would highly recommend them to anyone one looking for exceptional quality, reasonable price and friendly staff wanting to help with any request you might have and then going over and beyond what is expected.Thank you again to all the staff (and especially Sharon) for making our Wedding Day extra special!April and Dana Koch
Toni Guffei
Toni Guffei
This is a fantastic company with outstanding food and service. I've used them many times in the past for my association's events and have always been pleased with the results. They made me look good!
Maureen
Maureen
At Astoria Homes we use Simply Elegant Catering when we require a business lunch. The service is fantastic, courteous staff, excellent food and great value.
Hospice Calgary
Hospice Calgary
Simply Elegant has been our ‘go to’ caterer for the past seven years. Whether serving a BBQ lunch to a crowd of 600+ or an intimate Board function, they have customized their menus and service to meet our exact needs. Hospice Calgary wholeheartedly commends Simply Elegant as a caterer of choice.
Tracey Bell
Tracey Bell
Great food, meticulous attention to event details and exceptional staff.
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need decorators?

You can rent all of your event decorations as a DIY. Or let our professional decorators make your job easier and stress-free by shipping, setting up and taking down the décor for your event.

How much will my corporate decorations cost?

Your investment in event decorations depends on the number of tables and chairs needed to be decorated, your design taste, and the costs of labour and shipping. It is best to start with a realistic budget and then our designers can create a storyboard visual with an initial financial assessment breakdown based on what works best for you.

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Our wedding decorations are as individual and unique as our couples in their selection on their venue choice, theme and colour scheme. Our design studio showroom gives you the chance to view a variety of looks so that you decide on where you want to invest your décor dollars.

How can I save money on wedding decorations?

You can do parts of the wedding yourself. Simply Elegant provides wedding decorations rentals of linens, chair covers, centrepieces, backdrops, etc. You can do all of the installation and take down yourself or hire our experienced decorators do it all or just the take down.

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Some clients want to use vases, ceremony gates and archways, antique prams, etc. in their ceremony. Bring in your specialty wedding decorations pieces to our design studio prior to your wedding and our staff will include the décor in the whole look.

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