The moment we walked through the doors of Mallard Island Yacht club, my husband and I knew we could not imagine ourselves getting married anywhere else. Not only did it provide us our dream estate venue, on the water, guest suites and all (WOW).. but the team at Merri-Makers genuinely went above and beyond to create the most special, personal, and seamless experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

We worked closely with Gianna throughout the entire process, who immediately made us feel like we were planning a wedding with a sister or life-long friend. She was responsive, organized, and SUCH a pleasure to work with. G had an answer to every ridiculous question I’d ask, a recommendation for vendors big and small, tips on how to navigate a wedding on LBI.. etc. She always had our best interest at heart – I did not feel the need to hire a wedding coordinator having her guide us through every step of the way. I left my wedding planning process feeling like I had a new friend, which is amazing of itself.

On the day of the wedding, I was absolutely blown away at the attentiveness of the entire staff. Everyone from the bridal attendants (they had water on deck for me all day long, bustled my train, fixed my hair, etc- cannot say enough about these fantastic girls), to the overnight manager (we woke up to her setting up a beautiful breakfast and packing up all our items from the night before, etc – the SWEETEST!), to the maitre d (checked in on us all night, and reminded me to change into my second dress, was having too much fun and would have actually forgotten – a queen)… we were provided with an experience I’d only ever dreamed of.

All of the little details at Mallard are what made our day feel like one in a million. From the open air dance floor, the stunning bridal suite, the boathouse chapel, the groom shack, personal flags waving in the wind, any menu revision and food that my guests are still raving about (seriously – go for the scallops and the lobster rolls), the fire pit, the views, the grace of the entire MIYC team– Let this review be your sign to book. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an experience we will never forget.

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