My husband and I got married at the Ashford Estate this past November. From the moment we walked into the Estate, we knew this was our venue. Every single detail of our wedding day was perfected by the Ashford team – we truly did not have to worry about a thing!

They were so warm and made not only us, but our guests feel special on the day of our wedding. Our guests still to this day, tell us what a great wedding we had! The food is excellent. The grounds of the Ashford Estate are simply breathtaking. Thank you to Laura and Kelsey for coordinating and answering all of our questions and concerns through the whole wedding process. Thank you to our bridal attendants Taylor and Lisa who met every single need on the day of our wedding.

Thank you for making our wedding dreams come true!

Dear Laura,

Thank you and your amazing staff for making Allyson and Benjamin’s Wedding Day so incredible!!! Everything was outstanding…the service, the food, everything!!!!

Best to all of you, you truly make magic!!!
Julia R.

Hi Laura and Kelsey!!

Ed and I want to thank you both so so much for making our wedding an absolute dream last weekend!!!! We loved every minute of the day and are so appreciative of everything you did to help things run smoothly during the months of planning and at the wedding itself (including pinning my dress repeatedly! I think I tore that thing to shreds.. Whoops!)

I’ve heard such wonderful things from all of our guests, and Ed’s and my families especially wanted to thank you for helping everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Ed and I wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding, and we have you two to thank for that!! You made the day feel like a fairytale, and we’ll never forget it :))

Thank you again, a thousand times over!!

All best always,

Patty K and staff were amazing! They paid attention to every detail to make sure all was perfect from the beach wedding, to the reception, to the bonfire! Patty made sure my husband and I had plenty to eat and drink. Truly an amazing experience with Merrimakers!

Hi Mary,

Wow, I can’t thank you enough for all that you and the rest of the Merri-Makers staff did to make Rachel and Mike’s wedding dreams come true. The Bonnet Island Estate is gorgeous, warm and inviting, but it was the human touch that made it extra special. From day one of the planning process you were available to support us and provide advice about vendors, menus, schedules, etc.

We knew on the wedding day that you would ensure that it all went smoothly. And it did! A special thank you also to Lauren and Ellie. They were terrific. We have received many comments from our friends and family about how much they enjoyed the experience as well. We have only positive feelings about the venue and it will remain a very special place for us.

Wendy P.

Dear Rick and Cindy,

Our daughter had her wedding reception at your Ashford Estate property and it was absolutely beautiful. There was not one thing that wasn’t perfect. Your staff was outstanding especially Laura and Kelsey Carroll. I could not have put this wedding together without their help. The detail, expertise and compassion about every detail were impeccable. They are both so creative and talented at what they do. I will miss them.

I also have to compliment the Chef. The food was absolutely delicious!!!! Normally at large events the food is something that never seems to be tasty. Every appetizer and all the entrees were impeccable. I can’t tell you how many guests called or wrote me complimenting your chef.

You have a wonderful well oiled company and it really shows. Thank you and your staff for a magical evening that we’ll never forget.

John and Cecilia H.

Could not have picked a better venue! As soon as I saw Bonnett I knew i wanted to get married there. First, I loved that it was on the water. I loved that you could be outside if the weather was nice, but the wedding would not be ruined if it did rain. Luckily, we had nice fall weather. I had 175 people, which was perfect for the space. I also loved that the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and after-party was all in the same venue. Transitions were so nice and guests did not have to worry about going to multiple places. Everything flowed so nicely. Also pretty awesome that we had rooms right upstairs! Which was great after a very long day and night. All rooms are beautiful. Everyone we worked with at Bonnett was amazing. Andrea we worked with mostly to plan the wedding and she was easy to work with. On the wedding day, the wedding attendants were so friendly, helpful, and very attentive. They made the day basically stress free. Food was AMAZING. Received so many compliments on the food and the overall venue. Couldn’t have been happier with the way things turned out. Bonnett made it the perfect night.

Hi Laura –

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you to you & your whole team, for making our wedding day so special! A special thanks to Kelsey, Taylor and Lisa as well for making sure our every need was met, and everything went so smoothly!!! We absolutely had a dream wedding, and got so much overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were perfect!

We appreciate all the hard work that you all put into making such a perfect day!

Hopefully we will be back again in the future in attendance to another gorgeous event!

Jillian & Nicholas

Merri-Makers was a wonderful company to work with! We got married at Taylor Pavilion in Belmar, NJ. The venue is an empty room so you have to bring everything in. Even though we didn’t rent the venue through Merri-Makers, once we did book them as our caterer they were extremely helpful in coordinating with the rental company. The owner, Rick, sat down with us and tailored the menu to suit our tastes, even offering things not in the original package. Our event planner, Patty, was fantastic to work with and met with us in person a number of times to go over every little detail and to answer any questions. On the day of the wedding, she was there from beginning to end making sure everything went smoothly. The entire staff was very friendly. Our guests complemented the service, and of course, the food was delicious! They really enjoyed the custom menu. Merri-Makers truly helped give us the wedding and reception we dreamed of. We would definitely recommend Merri-Maker

Dear Ladies,

I can’t tell you enough how absolutely wonderful it was to experience my daughter’s wedding and be under your care at Bonnet Island.

You were there every step of the way, comforting my nerves and anxiety at all points through the process.
Andrea, you are a true gem with the patience of a saint. I felt so taken care of throughout the day. Although I spent it in a complete FOG; I always felt you were anticipating anything that I may have been concerned with.

Your staff is extraordinary and went out of their way to accommodate us and our needs. You should all be so proud of the professionalism and warmth with which you carry out your work.

Most importantly, seeing our daughter so happy and having her dream wedding come to life was a memory I will always have thanks to all of you.

Now that I can breathe again, I can look back on all you did to make our day so very special and memorable with the utmost gratitude and now I can enjoy my champagne-thanks Ginny!

Forever grateful,

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