Gianna and her team at Merri-Makers did an outstanding job in every respect for our wedding at Mallard Island!

The food was excellent and the service top notch.

I previously did my daughter’s wedding at a very high-end NY venue, and I would rate Merri-Makers on par or even higher than the NY venue (and certainly significantly less expensive!)


Just wanted to thank you and everyone at Bonnet Island for all that was done for Kerry’s wedding last Saturday. It was wonderful in every way and exceeded all expectations! Kerry was just thrilled with the way it turned out and thank god the weather more than cooperated!!

I can’t tell you how many people came up to me to say it was the best wedding they have ever been to! Just raving about the venue and the food. So thanks again for everything! It was perfect!!


Jeannie M.

Hello Andrea!

Tom and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire team at Bonnet for helping us throw what all our guests are calling “the best wedding we’ve ever been to!”

Every attendant, Maitre’d and server went above and beyond to make this one the most special nights for Annie and Brendan and all our family and friends.

As we were leaving in the morning Luanne had such a sweet message for Annie and Brendan that they were now part of the Bonnet family and I know that feeling will be with them forever.

All the best,

Kathy and Tom


Ciao from Italy! We wanted to send a gigantic thank you to you especially, but the entire MM staff for an unforgettable day and weekend.

Our experience was beyond our expectations, and every person made sure we (and especially Jessica) were taken great care of.   We were so fortunate to have such a beautiful day, but couldn’t have gotten there without all your help along the way.

Thank you again so much – we truly enjoyed working together!!!!

Jessica & Doug

We could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding. The estate is absolutely gorgeous, and the staff was magnificent.

Our event coordinator, Mary, was the initial reason why we decided to go with Bonnet Island Estate for our wedding. She is incredible. Her attention to detail, communication, and just general positivity made our wedding day what it was. We could not have done it without her.

She also helped put in place the staff that made our wedding day seamless. Our day-of coordinator, matire-d, bridal attendants, and overnight management were all so thoughtful, and knew exactly what to do with any issues that arose, leading to a completely stress free and joyous day for both myself and my husband.

Additionally, the catering through Merri-Makers was top notch. We received so much positive feedback on the food and service.

If you are considering Bonnet Island for your wedding, look no further! We cannot recommend the beautiful venue, estate, excellent staff, and amazing food enough

5 stars. Everything about Bonnet Island Estate is perfection.

I dreamed of getting married here since I was in 6th grade and my actual day was perfection. Mary was truly incredible to work with every step of the way and ensured our day was amazing.

The staff on site day of was attentive and made sure the day ran smoothly.   It POURED rain all morning, and everyone made sure there would be no hiccups. Thankfully, by the ceremony, the sun came out and I truly wouldn’t have changed a thing,

We received so many compliments on the venue and how perfect it was.

Don’t even question it – BIE is the perfect venue for your wedding!

Merri-Makers at Mallard Island Yacht Club was the absolute dream team and venue for our wedding. From the moment we toured Mallard we knew that we wanted to get married there because of the amazing views, wonderful food, staff’s attention to detail, and the immediate care that we felt from Gianna.

It was not hard to envision our perfect day from that first visit and it ended up being just that!  Gianna continued to help throughout the planning process and was available for vendor suggestions and questions whenever we needed her.

The day of, the whole staff was so incredible, they put us at ease the entire day and treated us like royalty! Everything went just as expected if not even better.

Also the food was SO good! A lot of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

We would highly recommend any couple to get married at Mallard Island Yacht Club, you will not be disappointed!

Hey Mary,

I hope your week is off to a great start! Now that the dust has settled we just wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to you and your team for making our wedding day more perfect than we ever thought possible.

We would say it was a dream come true, but we didn’t know we could dream that big. The love and care that we felt from the entire staff was overwhelming and we are just so grateful.

Thank you for being with us every step of the way, as we navigated this event. There was never a moment that felt too stressful or too big because you were always there to help us.

Please extend our thank yous to Nancy, Lauren, Brooke, Taylor, and Sam. They were so amazing and monumental in making the day such a huge success. The ultimate professionals. It was such a privilege and an honor to work with you all and we sincerely hope our paths cross in the future.


Kayley and Alex

Hi Gianna

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that everything was FANTASTIC on Saturday evening and into Sunday.

The food was delicious (so I heard from everyone…I didn’t eat much), the venue worked beautifully, and your team was absolutely incredible. Whatever we needed, we had several amazing staff members to help us.

My parents were particularly impressed that they had a staff member assigned to them (thank you for that!) and they said she was  outstanding.

Our wedding is going to be featured in the New York Times Vows section on Sept 24, and Mallard Island will be mentioned, Josh Zuckerman shared beautiful photos of us at the venue w the NYT reporter (not sure what they will use but for sure some photos and a mention)

Thanks again!



I want to thank you and your staff for making our daughter’s wedding just perfect. From start to finish, it was just amazing!  We can’t count the number of guests who told us it was the nicest wedding they ever attended.

Nancy said you only have one chance to make it perfect and you did just that and more.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Linda P.

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