Bonnet Island Estate

2380 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Let Quaint Coastal Charm Make Your Big Day Magical

Inspired by the quintessential coastal mansions along the east coast from Nantucket to Charleston, Bonnet Island Estate welcomes you and your guests to a private island with unforgettable elegance and character.

The jewel of this plantation-style property is the Boathouse Chapel, an original post and beam barn from Vermont, lovingly reassembled beam by beam at the estate and furnished with a stone hearth fireplace, whitewashed benches and classic wide plank flooring.

Inside the mansion, the broad porte-cochere Entryway invites you to the elegant Main Hall, with a tranquil Parlor and sun-kissed Great Room overlooking the expansive East Veranda, where panoramic waterfront vistas await. A majestic Ballroom boasts 30-foot-high cathedral ceilings emulating the hull of a sailing ship, with seating for up to 250 guests “aboard.”

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Exquisite Amenities

  • 12 uniquely decorated private bedroom-suites, including junior and master bridal suites, with king-size beds
  • State-of-the-art electronics
  • In-room fireplaces
  • Tiled baths with Jacuzzis
  • Private balconies overlooking the ocean
  • On-site professional salon and Bridal Parlor for the ladies
  • Groom’s Lounge for men
  • Endless wedding album opportunities throughout the property (garden, gazebo, sand dunes and more)


Bonnet Island Estate FAQ

How many guests can the ballroom accommodate?
What type of tables are used in the ballroom?
36”x96” Oval tables that seat 10-12 guests
Can I have round tables?
Round tables may be rented for an additional fee.
What time is check in/check out at the Estate?
Check in is 2:00 pm on the day of the wedding and check out is 11 am the day after the wedding.
Can I have a rehearsal for my ceremony?
Yes, please contact your wedding consultant to coordinate a rehearsal time.
Guest accommodations for those not staying at the Estate?
Yes there are several local hotels that we recommend: Holiday Inn of Manahawkin, Drifting Sands, Surf City Hotel and Daddy O
How many overnight guests are permitted to stay at the Estate?
24 guests total, there are 12 guest suites, each has a king size bed and en-suite bath.
Are after parties permitted?
Yes, after parties are permitted, please coordinate with your wedding consultant.
Does the Estate provide music for the cocktail hour?
You are welcome to use the house sound system or can bring in your own musicians.
Who will be at my event?
Each event will have Maitre D’ to oversee the wedding, a bridal attendant who will take care of the bride, groom and attendants before and during the reception. As well as all the necessary staff to create the wedding of your dreams

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