Hi Andrea!

Thank you so much for making yesterday the best day of our lives! It was everything we ever hoped for and more. First, I want to thank you specifically for all your support and help leading up to the wedding day. I didn’t have a wedding planning so having your support throughout was SO appreciated.

Secondly, I want to thank the day of staff who were so amazing!!! Nancy, Jordan, and Haley were by my side all day, I didn’t even have to think! Everyone has been raving about them and how amazing they truly are.

Again, we appreciate you and will forever be complimenting Bonnet Island to everyone we know.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!


Christina & Casey

We were beyond thrilled with our wedding! Andrea, Lauren, Nancy & team did such a wonderful job anticipating our needs day-of, coordinating with vendors leading up to the day and moving the day along in such a smooth and lovely way. They were so professional, warm & welcoming – an absolute pleasure to work with!

Guests continue to rave about how it was truly one of the best weddings they’ve ever attended. The team was also very accommodating to Jack’s grandparents and our family & friends in general, making sure everyone was taken care of. Bonnet Island’s gardens, dock, facilities, overnight suites and venue grounds are gorgeous. Everything was a 10/10 for us!

We also were very impressed with how Bonnet was able to accommodate my very severe peanut / tree-nut allergy. There were quite a few iterations to the menu but Andrea, Chef Jack and team remained patient with us.

We couldn’t be happier with our big day! Thanks to Merri-Makers for making it so very wonderful for us.




Best decision we made at our wedding was the catering – our guests didn’t stop telling us throughout the night how delicious everything was!

The staff was so professional and made the night a breeze.

Cannot recommend Merri-Makers enough!

Hi Andrea,

We wanted to reach out and thank you so much for helping us put together the most amazing wedding day! You were so thoughtful and helpful throughout the wedding planning process, and your staff on the day could not have been any more amazing. We are so grateful to you for your help and guidance!

It feels strange to be done planning, but hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you all the best !

Thank you so much again,

Candice and Mike

Thank you so much!!   We are all still talking about how wonderful the wedding was.   We have also heard from many guests that it was the best wedding, best food and best venue they had ever attended.  It far exceed our expectations!

The staff and food were absolutely wonderful! There isn’t a single thing we would have changed.  The entire process from planning to the wedding day was made so easy for us.  The food was AMAZING and the staff couldn’t have been nicer, more accommodating and everyone was so pleasant and nice.

Mds florals was great, the cake was delicious!! We loved the DJ and photographer, video ( we brought them in but they were great!)

We can’t thank you all enough! You made all my baby girl’s dreams come true! It was the wedding of a lifetime.

Thanks again,

Kelly G.

Expectations were exceeded. It was more than we ever hoped for.

Everyone loved the food and the venue was beautiful. We are still getting comments today! We also loved the professionalism your staff upheld and how special you made Carolynn, myself, and even our parents feel.

We appreciate your venue and staff more than you can imagine.



Bruce and Carolynn

All I have to say is the staff, food, service and event grounds were beyond our expectations!!!

My only regret is I didn’t get to try all the amazing food like the scallops that everyone raved about because I was to busy greeting my guests. They were a big hit as well as the tomahawk station. All our guest raved about the food and say it was the best wedding they  been to.

Thank you!!!

Valerie H.

We had the pleasure of working with Merri-Makers Catering for our wedding at the Ashford Estate on June 10, 2023, and they were outstanding!

So many of our guests told us that the food was incredible (especially the scallops ad lamb chops!).  The entire team provided impeccable service, and the presentation of the food was amazing.  Merri-Makers collaboration with the venue also created a seamless event and experience for our guests.


I have dreamt of having an elegant, extravagant, and memorable wedding my entire life. The Ashford Estate made all my dreams come true–and then some!

We looked at dozens of wedding venues around NJ and NY, but none even came close to the magnificence of this estate. The grounds are stunning and perfectly maintained. The food (which is customized however you like) was nothing short of exquisite. The staff goes so far above any other venue I have ever seen–they attend to each tiny detail, coordinate with every vendor, and are a complete joy to work with.

To say the Ashford Estate is exceptional is, quite honestly, an understatement. We love this venue, and could not recommend them more highly.

Thank you, Laura, Debbie & team!

We had our daughter’s wedding at the Mallard Island Yacht Club and it was Perfect from start to finish!

The venue was beautiful, staff was so accommodating, no wait times for the bar, cocktail hour was a hit and dinner, and desserts were perfect. Our guests are still raving about it!

The wedding planning process was flawless.

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