It will certainly be a day that we will remember forever and look back on with the best of memories!

Everything was absolutely amazing to us and from everything we have heard from our guests. Our guests especially had great things to say about the cocktail hour spread. The food tasted delicious and we couldn’t have better remarks for the staff! An all around amazing day, made better by you all. We just wish we could do it all over one more time haha!

Thanks again,

The D. Family

 

What an incredible wedding. It could not have been better. Everyone in attendance raved about the estate, the food and the staff.

You are a well-oiled machine but with great personality.

The entire team did an outstanding job! The attention to detail, all with smiles made the day that much more special.

It is hard to imagine a better venue.

Thank you from all of us –

The V. & H. and all of their respective families and friends.

Gianna is THE reason I did not get a wedding planner. She is organized, responsive, action-driven, and seasoned. She checked in regularly after we signed with the venue to make sure we were prepared and at ease, and that we could truly arrive on the wedding day and just enjoy every moment without a worry in the world.

Merri-Makers: Admittedly, I was nervous at first signing a contract with a caterer whose food I had never gotten to try. But, after the Chef’s Table two months from the wedding, I was reassured. I loved how customizable the menu was from cocktail hour to desserts. We were able to add a heritage station, which was made based on the recipe we had submitted. The tomahawk and scallop stations are a must. I absolutely loved the summer salad and halibut. My only regret was not eating more! We continue to get rave reviews about the food.

Mallard Island Yacht Club: It is a stunning venue, with a garden, dock, mansion, bridal suite. The boathouse chapel is surrounded by water, with panels that can be opened or closed depending on the weather. I did not feel compelled to get a photo booth because every corner of the property is a photo op. The guest suites are also gorgeous.

Wedding Day: As the bride, I felt like royalty. I am deeply appreciative of my bridal attendants Jillian and Emily who made sure I was hydrated, did not have to carry my bouquet all day, made sure my veil and my dress always looked fluffed and picture-perfect. Kristi arranged all the decor as my mother had detailed in her instructive photos. After the ceremony, there were personalized platters of cocktail hour food and our signature drinks awaiting, and this continued with dinner and dessert.

Day after: We were able to pick up our drop-off items without issue, along with a bottle of champagne and the top tier of our cake wrapped for freezing!

Cannot recommend this team enough, and I would absolutely get married again at Mallard with Merri-Makers!

I am so excited to get back to you and share how much we LOVED our day!  We owe it all to the incredible staff at Merri-Makers and Ashford.

It’s hard to put into words how spectacular our day was. Best day of our lives by far. We were blown away by the support we had throughout the entire day! All the girls helping me were amazing, and the guest could not stop raving about how amazing the food and venue was.

Everything was perfect. We are so grateful for the support from Laura throughout the entire planning process. She was a dream to work with and I am not sure we would have been able to do it without her. Thank you thank you thank you! I have been telling everyone I know that this is the best wedding venue in NJ!!

Wanted to share a few photos (more than a few!!) this link should allow you to download if you wish – https://we.tl/t-IudxE8AWMK

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help support Merri-Makers and/or Ashford.

Karli and Bryan!

I wanted to take a moment to thank the entire staff at the Ashford Estate for the best weekend of our lives.

Down to the individual, each person made us feel like royalty. Literally our every need was met, sometimes before we even anticipated it. I actually said to guests, “I felt like there were invisible elves who magically appeared and I had no idea how or when stuff got done!”

The bridal attendants were attentive, lovely and kind without ever getting in the way…

The bartenders who miraculously memorized guests’ drink orders….

The Maitre d and wait-staff continuously swooped in as if they were reading my mind…

The food was BANGIN’.. (the #1 most loved food by our guests were the scallops during cocktail hour)

The grounds were BEAUTIFUL….

And a few “moments” that stood out—-

*the ladies holding closed the barn doors, right before my daughter walked down the aisle, were so sensitive, understanding and kind to her when she was too nervous to go in…

*How I walked in during rehearsal drop off, babbled what all the stuff I was dropping off was for…

and it all appeared in the correct place at the correct time with the most adequate amount of care!!!

*Taylor, keeping my ROWDY family in line before being announced in reception and getting them to listen to her…

(no small feat HAHA)

 

I thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

 

Most Sincerely,

Paige T. (MOB and forever fan of Ashford Estate)

 

Lauren and Mark’s wedding was magnificent! We were so happy we choose to have our daughter’s wedding at the Ashford Estate. Every detail was perfect, the food was delicious, and the staff was so attentive and kind.

Lauren and Mark had a dream wedding and they couldn’t be more thankful for the wedding experience at the Ashford Estate. If we could change anything it would be that we extended the cocktail hour to 1 &1/2 hours as everything flew be that day. Our guests have raved and complemented that this was the best wedding they ever attended!

We want to thank you and the entire staff from the chef to the severs and the bridal attendants who made our day so special! Please extend our appreciation and gratitude to everyone at the Ashford Estate and Merri Makers Catering for making our wedding amazing!

 

Thank you,

Cindy & Dave B.

 

Everything was incredible – truly one of the two best days of my life.

Special thanks to Nancy.  She was above and beyond.

Thank you all so much!

So happy my daughter and son in law chose Bonnet for their wedding!

Everything was beautiful and everyone too!

It was an amazing day!

Hi Andrea,

Now that the dust has settled  I wanted to take this time to thank you once again for the amazing wedding held at the Bonnet. You made it look easy (which I am sure that it is not!) and that allowed me to relax and have and terrific time at my daughter’s wedding!

I heard nothing but positive feedback from my family and friends from the scenery, food and even how clean everything was!  Many of the people that attended said it was the best wedding they ever went to! Of course, my husband and I were so happy with these comments!

Thank you again and hopefully I will work with you in the future!

All the best,

 

Paula

Lauren and Mark’s wedding this weekend was magnificent!

We were so happy we choose to have our daughter’s wedding at the Ashford Estate. Every detail was perfect, the food was delicious, and the staff was so attentive and kind. Lauren and Mark had a dream wedding and they couldn’t be more thankful for the wedding experience they had this weekend. Our guests have raved and complemented that this was the best wedding they ever attended!

We want to thank you and the entire staff from the chef to the severs and the bridal attendants who made our day so special! Please extend our appreciation and gratitude to everyone at the Ashford Estate and Merri Makers Catering for making our wedding amazing!

 

Thank you,

Cindy & Dave B.

 

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