wow just wow… truly amazing food

The food at our wedding was UNREAL! Merri-Makers catered our wedding at The Ashford Estate and truly the food was MOUTHWATERING. Thank you for making my wedding such a tasteful, delicious event!!! xo


Dear Laura:

WOW! What a fabulous wedding… the joy started and concluded with you at the helm and what a delight you have been throughout the entire process. Thank you for your delightful ways – your smiles, your ability to answer our many queries with kindness and ease, your thoughtful suggestions and guidance and, your amazing calm manner. Everything about working with you was truly wonderful. We are so appreciative of your professionalism and goodness.

The Ashford Estate is a truly magical setting for a wedding… We loved the barn for our ceremony, the beautiful room for our cocktail reception and the magnificent ballroom — not to mention the amazing sleeping rooms. The food we enjoyed was delicious (although we wish we could have a rerun — as you already are well aware, hosts don’t seem to dine much at their own wedding). All of our guests say the food was terrific. Most importantly, everyone at the Ashford Estate – Kelsey, Lisa, Taylor, Kim (oh how I wish that everyones’ names stayed in my brain) was lovely, kind, attentive and in command of the needs and wants of the bride, groom, wedding party, family and all of our guests. Thank you – two small words that we hope fully detail our appreciation.

We truly could not have asked for a better wedding and weekend — we will ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND the Ashford Estate to everyone we know. Our night, our weekend was simply magical and our daughter and now new son had the best, most special evening of their lives thanks to all involved with the Ashford Estate. And, additionally, every vendor you recommended was an absolute pleasure and delight to work with as well.

Laura, thank you for making our wedding planning and wedding perfectly magical. We greatly appreciate your effort, your kindness and your talents.

With gratitude,
Jane and Gary

Merri-Makers is the most professional and competent catering organization I have dealt with. They are very accommodating, well prepared, friendly and flexible. Even when we had to change the venue for our last event at the last minute, they were right on top of everything. The food was delicious, the staff incredibly attentive and friendly. Working with Rick and Patty is a real pleasure. They both are on top of their game. We use Merri-Makers for many of our events and we are always impressed and happy with the results. I wholeheartedly recommend Merri-Makers for your events!
Pat McGann
Alumni Director
Christian Brothers Academy

Hi Mary –
We just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help over the past year leading up to our special day. Despite having hundreds of weddings to keep track of at any given time, we always felt like we were your only client. The day of was perfect, and we continue to hear from people that genuinely thought it was the nicest wedding that they had ever been to. We also appreciate the outside vendors that you referred us to (ie Neptune and Mike’s Affordable), both of which were great to deal with and very professional.

If we can ever serve as a reference for you or for Bonnet, please don’t hesitate to ask.

All the best,

Justin and Jackie

To: Laura, Debbie, and the entire staff of Ashford Estate and Merri-Makers,

We had an amazing two-day wedding thanks to the incredible help you all provided. The place, the food and the service was truly without compare!

We have gotten lot of feedback with most of them expressing once in a life-time experience of multi-culture and many referred to it as “magical”

I doubted the food a few times but it was outstanding and my apologies to Merri-Makers.

There was simply nothing more you all could have done to make it better.

On behalf of my entire family, we thank you all.

Venky & Vijaya B.

Bonnet Island Estate was the most amazing venue. From the way the staff help decorate to the food, it was absolutely amazing. My wedding was on a Friday, so I was lucky enough to be able to get into the Estate at 9am to get ready the whole day. Lauren, my bridal attendant was absolutely the star of the show for me. She was so attentive and so nice. Every time I turned around she was there to see if I needed anything. She also helped me with my train the whole time I was taking pictures. She really helped keep my stress level down! Everyone came up to me throughout the night telling me how amazing the food was and they weren’t wrong! The food was the best wedding food I have ever had. The next morning everything was already packed up and waiting for us by the door to easily load our cars. The service was outstanding and they made it so easy for us to have an amazing time. They really made my day a dream and I wish I could do it all over again!

Dear Bonnet Island Staff,

When people talk about our wedding years from now, we have no doubt the unmatched venue, views, service, and most importantly attention to detail will continue to be at the top of the list. For a day, we both felt like royalty- and you managed to extend that to every person that came to celebrate with us. The saying you get what you pay for is true, however, we feel we got more than we could bargain for. We had the perfect wedding, start to finish. Thank you to every member of the staff for making each of us feel like being in a real life fairytale.

Forever Grateful,
The P.

We got married at the Ashford Estate & the food was INCREDIBLE! Our guest can not stop raving about the lamb chop station we had at our cocktail hour. Best they have ever had they rave! The cocktail hour food, salad, dinner, and donuts were out of this world. Because as we all know wedding food can be hit or miss. Merri Makers is a massive hit! They know what they are doing.

Also their service is outstanding! I can’t even put into words how attentive, professional, and great the staff of Merri Makers are. I could not have asked for better. Thank you so much Merri Makers for making our wedding day amazing & unforgettable

Laura (and team!)
Thank you so much for hleping me have a wedding that exceeded all expectations! My entire family and bridal party was so blown away by how amazing everthing was – from the delicious food to the attentive staff and the beautiful grounds.

I hope I am able to attend a wedding at the Ashford just so I have a reason to come back!

Thank you so much for everything!

Brianna & Phil

PS – Kelsey and my bridal attendants were absolutely incredible!! Please let them know for me!

Merri-Makers was outstanding!! They not only catered our wedding at the Taylor Pavilion but their catering package includes a wedding coordinator. We had Patty as our coordinator and she was absolutely fantastic; from when we first met with her when we were just thinking about booking them and then all through our year long planning process Patty answered our millions of questions as well as thinking of details and solutions before we even had questions. The whole company was easy to work with and quick to respond for every interaction, and everyone we met at Merri-Makers was friendly and super helpful. The actual day-of the wedding went without a hitch because Patty and her team saw to everything and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The food was DELICIOUS and was served so nicely, we even got special bride and groom plates delivered right to our table! We would 100% recommend Merri-Makers to anyone looking for the best catering service and wedding coordinators.

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