Hi Mary,
I think we are all still on cloud nine thinking about the BEST WEDDING EVER at Bonnet Island Estate for Jackie and Justin! It truly exceeded our expectations.
I wanted to personally thank you again for the excellent service and personal touches. The staff was phenomenal, especially Lauren (who i thought was actually going to spoon feed Jackie) she was so attentive. Also, Elle who made us feel “at home” and Melanie who made sure I was never without a drink.
What a beautiful day and memories to hold onto forever. Thanks again to all at Bonnet Island!! I’m sure Jackie and Justin will be sharing some of their special photos with you.
All the best,
Linda P.and family

The Ashford estate is beyond stunning. Every inch of the property is immaculate from the party spaces to the guest-room bathrooms! The staff is so attentive and were there for my broken bustle, to hold my bouquet, or to clean my dress before I even knew I needed it!

I am attending a wedding there as a guest next year and can’t wait to go back and see it from another point of view! They made my day more than I even imagined. You cannot go wrong choosing this venue.

Hi Mary,

Just wanted to thank you, Lauren, Ellie, Deb, and overnight person – forgive me –  do not remember her name and all the servers and people that asssted in making Katie and Logan’s event run wthout a hitch!!

It was absolutely fabulous! We have received so many compliments about the venue, the food, music, etc. Everyone was raving – Best Wedding Ever!!!

You are all wonderful and do an outstanding job running a tight ship and putting everyone at ease.

Thank you again!


Ruthanne and Rich B.

Thank you so much. It was just perfect. You and Laura, and your team, were just a pleasure to work with, and you put together an event that Daniel and Kristin— and all of us — will have wonderful memories of forever.

Dear Rickand Patty,
On behalf of the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle and all Brielle’s Residents, in particular those who had the pleaseure of attending the June 1st Centennial Celebration, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the manner in which you and your staff serviced our event.

The food and entertainment were nothing short of spectacular, the service provided by your emplyees exceeded our expectations, and most importantly, everyone who attended had a wonderful time and left in an ebullient mood.

I would be remiss not ot offer your our highest compliments for an extraordinary job well done.

Thanking you, I remain on behalf of the Centennial Committee, the Mayor & Council and all concerned,

Yours Sincerely,
Mayor “Tucker” Nicol

Where do I start? The Merri-Makers have truly made our wedding the best day of my life. Kelsey really made the day go seamlessly. I can not thank her enough for easing my mind and keeping everything on track. Lisa and Taylor were so helpful and were a great help. The venue was beautiful and the staff was lovely. Would highly recommend them!

I had my wedding at Bonnet Island Estate last weekend and everything was wonderful! I could not have dreamed for a more perfect venue for my wedding. Mary and Ellie were both wonderful and the Bridal Attendants were absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and all my guests have been raving about the day! I cannot thank Weddings of Distinction or Merrimakers catering enough for making our special day perfect!


Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Grafton and I wanted to send you a note, thanking you for making our wedding day the best and most beautiful day. We so appreciate your flexibility and patience with any questions we had, throughout the entire year and a half of planning. From the vendor recommendations (which were all fantastic), to helping us talk through after party ideas and food options – everything came together so nicely. We felt much more at ease knowing you had everything taken care of, even the littlest of details, like our one guest with a vegetarian dish and having a few of our guests check in their rooms a bit early. Keeping us on top of anything we needed to provide you, like final headcount, made everything run more smoothly and kept us on track and up to speed with our own checklists. You were truly meant to do this job for a living – it shows how much you love and care about what you do.

Ellie was also wonderful on the day-of, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Our favorite pictures were ones during the sunset, which she recommended that night. And she did a great job setting up our decorations. We could not thank her enough. The bridal attendants were also very helpful, polite, prepared and did a great job. Please send them our thanks and best wishes.

Bonnet Island blew all our guests away – from the food, excellent staff, and beautiful landscape and views. Our guests who stayed overnight at the venue loved their rooms and could not have been more comfortable.

We hope we get to attend more weddings at Bonnet to come back and remember our wedding day. We recently went jet skiing at Route 72 wave runner over 4th of July to pay Bonnet a little visit.

Thank you again, Mary. Our wedding would not have been so perfect without you.

All the best,
Juliann and Grafton

Hi Laura!

I’ve been meaning to reach out since we got back from our honeymoon because we cannot stop talking about the wedding. You, Kelsey, the bridal attendants, and just EVERYBODY was absolutely incredible. The service could not have been any better – honestly you blew our expectations out of the water. I cannot thank you enough for making our day better than we could have ever imagined. That day it all felt surreal because of how perfect it was, and even looking back at pictures I still cannot believe how beautiful it all came together! Everybody told us it was the best Wedding they’ve ever been to and it could not have been possible without all of you.

Again, cannot thank you enough! I will be daydreaming about the amazing food for a long, long time!! Please pass our gratitude on to everybody involved.


Good afternoon Patty and Rick:

Thank you for another fantastic Merri Makers event!  We are so grateful for your attentive service, your attention to the details, the delicious food and outstanding preparation that made Rachel’s Bridal Shower a joy for both John and I to host.  We’d like to thank Chris and his assistant for another special food display. The experienced, pleasant and professional wait staff members were fantastic. Patty, you are a true professional and it has been a pleasure to work with you. You were always there when we needed you and even when we weren’t sure if we did!!  Thank you for making our guests feel special also.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with your team and would be happy to provide a reference to anyone that might require it in the future.

Rick, you have a fabulous organization! Thank you for your personal touch and your concern about the details!  We look forward to working with your team again.


Elizabeth and John


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