Hello Laura!

We just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU for all your help and guidance for our occasion last Friday. Everything was just fantastic! Everyone involved was so helpful, gracious, understanding,  and just so very on top of all the details.

The venue looked spectacular, the food was yummy and we are so happy we chose The Ashford Estate. Many beautiful memories were made and you will all be thought of in a very special way for years to come. I have 2 more after Michael down the road so who knows? Lol


Thanks so much again!

Laura & Joe N.

The unbelievable response I got back from my guest was, “this was the best wedding they have ever been too!”

From the attention to detail, professionalism, unbelievable food, and fantastic ambiance you don’t need to search any further. Merri-Makers at Mallard Island will make your wedding dreams come true.



Thank you to you and all the rest of the staff for helping the wedding go seamlessly yesterday!

You especially have been incredibly helpful and patient with us throughout the planning process and we appreciated it so much.



This catering business was nothing short of phenomenal.

They are extremely professional, their staff are kind and attentive and genuinely happy doing what they love to do, and that is to create joyful experiences for their customers.

The food is far superior to any event I’ve ever attended. The guests raved about all of the appetizers and main dishes, and not a single plate was left with food on it. It was all prepared perfectly, and and it was all served with such pride and grace.

Beautiful work!

Laura is the best!   Extremely organized and will answer every question big and small with a smile.

The staff the day of the wedding is also incredible and very attentive. You also can’t beat this place, this venue is designed to leave your guests in awe with beauty around every bend.

Rachel and Wade are over the moon with their wedding day at Bonnet Island and I’m certain there were many many things happening behind the scenes, that we were unaware of, that made it a lovely day and for that we thank you all!

If there is one standout it would have to be the staff.  We had several guests comment on how wonderful and polite your servers are and that’s so important. They are to be commended for their excellent service!  On a more personal level Rachel and I will never forget Kayla, Sam and Ellie.  It has been said before that “people won’t remember what is said to them but they’ll remember how someone made them feel.”  This is precisely how we would sum up our experience with Kayla, Sam and Ellie.  They were so kind, incredibly helpful, amazingly attentive, and doing all the things we couldn’t do ourselves that day.  It was a busy afternoon and we really needed them by our side and they went above and beyond and we’re very grateful.  We will remember them always.  Please let them know how wonderful we think they are and kudus to Merri-makers for an exceptional staff.  They represent you well!

It was a day we will never forget!


Rene P.


Dear Gianna,

First and foremost thank you so much for having my son’s wedding a huge success ! Really mean it from the bottom of my heart!

Your employees should really be commended with all hands down…..Amazing work they did throughout the whole event!!!! Again, I can’t shut my mouth enough about your crew. Wonderful job, everything was perfect and because of you everything ran smoothly.


Franca R.

The entire wedding day was pure bliss and I am so thankful for the great Merri-Makers staff that put on the wedding of my dreams!

The ceremony was exquisite, the food was mouth-watering and the party quite literally did not stop until after midnight. We got so many compliments and great comments from our guests that the servers were professional and our cocktail hour had some of the most delicious foods etc.

One family member Terry even commented about how it seemed like some of the staff in particular were so passionate about the job and were so happy to be there he even offered one of the servers Sean a job in PA because he was so fantastic and always had a smile on his face no matter what he was doing. Things like that when you hear it from a family member make it even more worthwhile because when you have a group of people trying to make your day special it shows, and I am so glad that Merri-Makers put on my dream wedding.

When it was time to walk down the aisle with our friends and loved ones beside us you can really see the beauty of it all & I would not choose another venue to have done this then at Bonnet Island. From the planning stages with our wedding coordinators to the great staff on the day of, it truly felt like the day went by so fast and I am still just reliving all the great memories with the notes and pictures taken on the day of from family. I absolutely hope I can come back and attend a wedding here as a guest in the future because it will always hold a special place in mine and my husband’s heart.

Dear Laura,

The Ashford Estate was truly the epitome of a fairytale wedding venue brought to life❤️. The magnificent grounds were beyond compare, with every aspect attended to, obviously on a regular basis. The extremely impressive estate house was beautifully decorated and comfortably appointed.

We have never attended an affair with such delicious food, so attractively presented. Guests couldn’t stop raving about it!!! The service was absolutely OUTSTANDING. It surpassed our wildest dreams. The attention that was given to assist and satisfy Jamie, Nate, Rande and me, as well as close family members, was beyond belief. The staff seemed to know what we wanted before we even had a chance to realize it!   A special thanks to you, to Megan, and to Maddy- who went the extra mile to assure our needs were taken care of.

The wedding weekend was everything we had hoped it would be and so much more, thanks to all of you.



Thank you so much for the good wishes,

We had a memorable day.

The weather was perfect.

All the staff was exceptional. Everyone was kind and helpful.

The service was outstanding.

The food was yummy.

All our guest had nothing but great comments on how wonderful everything was.

The Ashford is truly a beautiful place.

Regards, Ileana and Ed T

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