Our wedding at Mallard was a dream come true and I’m thankful for the entire Merri-Makers team!

The venue is gorgeous and the food was delicious. What stands out the most is how professional they were the months leading up to the wedding and the day of the event. Gianna gets back to you promptly, answers any questions you have and helps you throughout the entire process. On the day of your wedding, you have nothing to worry about and can just enjoy your day. Everything is timed to perfection and I was amazed at how helpful the whole staff was to us and our guests.

It was truly the perfect day!

Wow what can I even say but WOW!

Unimaginable service it was beyond outstanding. Truly made my day what it was. Made it go seamlessly and with ease.

My guests are STILL talking about the food 2 months later. It was the best food I’ve ever had-dessert included. I honestly cannot recommend them enough

I cannot say enough great things about Gianna & her amazing team over at Merri-Makers! Everything was done exquisitely and exactly how we envisioned it.

We cannot be grateful enough to the entire team. They were constantly trying to help us throughout the day and made sure we were beyond well taken care of.  We received so many guest compliments for the outstanding service, amazing atmosphere and out of this world food.

The decorations and ambiance for the tables, ceremony space & outdoor activities were so well executed. All the time, effort and care they put into everything showed their expertise. We are still receiving phone calls and having conversations saying how outstanding everything was.



Hi Laura,

Hope you are well. I wanted to say thank you SO much for everything. And if you could please tell the rest of the Merri-Makers crew how thankful I am. This wedding was seriously a dream come true. I am beyond amazed and elated at how attentive, friendly, considerate, and professional every single Merri-Makers staff was. You have no idea the amount of compliments we received saying this was the best wedding they have been to and that this was the most gorgeous venue. It was so amazing to spend time with people after the wedding at the after party and for breakfast the next day. I am so so happy to have chosen the Ashford Estate and Merri-Maker’s Catering for our wedding.

You all really know how to make a wedding day perfect and special. Laura, Thank you so much for always being quick and responsive to my many many questions throughout these past 2 years. Planning a wedding through this pandemic has been tough, but you helped me through it. It has been such a pleasure working with you, Laura! You are amazing and the Ashford/Merri-Makers staff is amazing!!!

Thank you again!!!

Love, Michelle and Jon

Every detail was perfect. The Merri-makers team worked with us throughout the entire wedding planning process and ensured that we were thrilled with every decision. Their team is wonderful and their food is absolutely delicious. I wish we could re-live the day over and over again. They truly made it perfect!

What a GEM! My daughter got married at the Mallard a week ago. We are still walking on air. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all Perfection! Breath-taking views. The food was fabulous and the staff was amazingly accommodating. The bridal suite is the most insanely elegant space you will ever see. Many guests said it was the best wedding they have ever attended. It was truly a magical day.


I wanted to take a minute to personally thank you and all of the staff at the Ashford for making my daughter’s wedding an absolutely perfect day!

The staff was outstanding, from the moment that we arrived (being greeted by Geri) until we departed (with Nick helping us depart).  Not only were all of our needs taken care of, your team anticipated what we didn’t always realize that we needed.  You and the entire team could not have done a better job.

From the bottom of our hearts, Robin and I want to thank you for making this special day as memorable as possible for us.

The facility is what made us choose the Ashford for our daughter’s wedding – your staff is what will make us recommend it to anyone!

Thanks again,

George S.

Merri-Makers are the ultimate professionals. Our guests are still raving about the food. Their professional staff provided excellent service.



Hi Laura, Debbie and Merri-Makers Catering Team,

I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for everything! From the organization, to the food, everything was so perfect. Thank you for being so attentive before our wedding day and during, there was not one hiccup!

Our guests are still raving about the lobster rolls and how delicious the food was all around. It was truly an honor to work with such an incredible team. Everyone was so kind, understanding and knew exactly what to do! Although it did rain, we did get some awesome pictures! I have attached a few to share with you.

Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We could not have imagined another more perfect venue than the Ashford Estate and the Merri-Makers team! We hope we can come back here one day!


Marc & Linda

Hi Laura,

As Brandon and I sit on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, we keep finding our way back to videos and pictures of the most amazing night. We cannot thank you and every staff member at The Ashford Estate for making our wedding night one that we will never ever forget.

We keep reliving the night and wanting to go back to it. Everybody we’ve also talked to are in awe of the estate and the staff as well. All the hard work that the staff put forward was truly recognized and we sincerely cannot put into words how thankful we are. We are so sad it’s over but will cherish the memory of that day forever.

Thank you again and again,
Brandon & Megan

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