We had such an incredible day with the Merri-Makers team.  While the weather was far from ideal, Gianna, Sam, Jillian, Nicole and the rest of the team there that day did a remarkable job running a seamless wedding – and it definitely wasn’t easy!

The team made us feel so comfortable so quickly with their expertise, which allowed us to relax and truly enjoy our day. Don’t even get me started on the food! So many guests complimented how delicious the food was from cocktail hour to dinner service to dessert. I know we thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

It was mind blowing to know the venue was running on a generator for most of the night and the kitchen was still able to produce such a menu. Bravo to everyone who made our wedding day possible – it was such a dream and know it couldn’t have happened without the entire Merri-Makers team! We can’t thank you enough!


All the best,

Kelly & Justin

Hi Gianna-

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend!

Tim and I just wanted to say thank you for everything this weekend and for all your help throughout this process.

The whole event was everything we could have dreamed of and more. The entire staff was incredibly kind and helpful from the moment we stepped onto the venue to the minute we left. I’d also like to give a huge thank you to my bridal attendants, they helped keep me sane throughout the entire day.

Again, thank you so much, this is a night we will talk about and remember forever.


Jessi and Tim

We could not thank all the staff & the Merri-Makers team enough for making our wedding an absolute dream come true.

Our guests had nothing but great things to say & are still raving about our wedding a month later! We have even got a “The best wedding we’ve ever been to!” comment or two – which has been amazing to hear.

The entire staff are absolute angels & we seriously could not have the successful wedding that we did without them. I’m extremely Type A & wedding planning was definitely a feat – it takes a lot of trust for me to hand over all the logistics of the day haha.  But seriously – we weren’t stressed about anything at all & we have the staff to thank for that.  Whatever we needed or wanted, it was instantly granted. And even when we didn’t need anything – it was so great to have them check up on us the whole day & night.

And the food… Also have gotten “The best food we’ve ever had at a wedding” comments!  Everything was beyond delicious & exceeded our expectations (and they were already pretty high after the food tasting!)   We both cannot say more good things about our wedding day & cannot express our gratitude enough to the team for making our day so memorable.  We’re always going to have a strong & special place in our heart for everyone who was a part of our wedding day, and we’re forever indebted to them all.

We’re even trying to get Aaron’s brothers to consider getting married at The Ashford Estate just so we can go and experience it again!  So hopefully we’re successful haha – but even if we’re not, our time at The Ashford Estate will forever be ingrained in our memory as the absolute best day of our lives & we cannot wait to visit and relive the day for years to come!

The entire experience at Bonnet Island Estate from the ceremony in the quaint chapel to the seamless reception could not have gone smoother.

The overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from our guests underscores our sentiment.

It is unusual for me to be so complimentary of services provided these days.  There almost always seems to be some aspect that doesn’t rise to one’s expectation.

Linda and I would not hesitate to recommend Bonnet Island to anyone seeking a first class wedding and catering venue.

We would like to recognize specifically Mary Rasmussen who was outstanding every step of the way in guiding us through this detailed and unfamiliar process.  Also, Lauren and Laura were extremely professional and calming during the event.  Lastly, we must recognize bridal attendants Summer and Samantha who both were amazingly helpful and attentive.


Thank you for providing the beautiful venue and the talented and professional team to ensure Alyssa and Luke’s wedding was an unforgettable experience for all.

All the Best,

Bill A. (FOB)

The food, and staff were amazing from Laura McCann to bridal attendants and even the overnight attendant Lou Ann




Totally Awesome-A Fairy Tale wedding with everything perfect!!   Our guests were more than complimentary.  We are still hearing from our guests who continue to share their favorable feedback and questions about how we found this wonderful wedding venue!

We cannot say enough about the terrific food, the exemplary service, the beautiful, idyllic venue, and the attentive, engaging staff!

Thank You ALL for making this wedding a memorable occasion for all.



Now that things have calmed down a bit after this weekend, Joe and I wanted to thank you and all of your staff for the fantastic time we had at our wedding on Saturday.

Everything was beyond perfect, our families had a fantastic time, and we had minimal stress because you coordinated everything so well.  Even now, we are getting calls with compliments from the guests who attended – many are saying it was the best wedding they ever attended.

We wanted you to know that we will be recommending you highly to everyone else we know that is getting married at a venue you operate at.  We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us, and wish you all the best with the remainder of the wedding season this year.

Thank you so much!


Danielle and Joe

If you want to have the easiest, most beautiful, scenic wedding with staff who will feel like they’re your friends and family, don’t hesitate, just book here.

The grounds are breathtaking. The service is unmatched, not just for the couple, but for their parents and guests.

The food is top restaurant quality. Their thoroughness and kindness make this experience only positive.

I cannot recommend them enough. If you want glamour, meets beach, this is the place for you!

The team at Merri-Makers, specifically Gianna, made our wedding day (and the process leading up to) everything we could have asked for and more.

From the very beginning, it felt like we were the only two people getting married, and this feeling didn’t change from beginning to end.

I couldn’t recommend Gianna and team more highly, and we wish we could do it all over again!

Thank you MM, and we love Mallard Island Yacht Club!

“One word; amazing. The food, staff, service everything was incredible. We have had more comments than anything on how amazing the food was! Even with the rain everything went off without a hitch.

When my daughter was ready to walk down the aisle, she was incredibly nervous, she was about ready to open the doors herself! Meghan took a second to reminder her to breath, and that she wanted to walk down the aisle at specific part in the song. Courtney took a second and was like you’re right, I got this…

This is just one example of all the details that went into the day.”


Mr. L


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