Dear Andrea and team:

The dust has settled and I just wanted to reach out to you and your colleagues to thank you for executing what everyone I have spoken to agreed was a wonderful (and beautiful!) first class wedding event.

I was so relaxed and had such a great time at my daughter’s wedding because I knew I was in the best of hands. From the minute I walked into Bonnet, you and your team never missed a beat and made us all feel very special. The service and spirit of the management and service staff was exemplary. I received so many compliments from so many of my guests about just how fantastic the service was all throughout the evening.

Please share my thoughts and thanks with Nancy and Lauren, who were absolutely wonderful.

You are all truly the best in the biz.


Chris R.

We couldn’t be more pleased with how the wedding went. The venue, staff, food, and overall experience was exceptional.

Thank you to you and your team for helping to create an outstanding wedding celebration for our families!


Peter R.


We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful luncheon you provided for us today.  Everyone was so impressed with the food and service.  Your servers were amazing!  I love the way you trained them to be synchronized.  We all were so happy you were able to give us the delicious salmon!

Haley has been so accommodating and helpful!

We can’t thank you again for elevating our fund raiser to new heights and for helping to provide a safe environment for victims of domestic violence abuse!

Bonnie M.

Hi Laura,

Now that we’re back from our mini-moon and had a second to process the magical weekend we had, I have to piggyback off my mom and say thank you and the entire Ashford staff for making our day so special and seamless.

It was beyond our wildest dreams, and will forever be a memory we look back on and smile. The entire day was magical – thank you so much for all of your help with the tiny details and the flow of the day – everything was perfect.   All of the helpers throughout the day and night were so kind and we had so much fun with them all day!!  Huge shoutout to Taylor and Julia who were the sweetest!!

I didn’t need to use my brain at all – everything was where it was supposed to be, the events flowed perfectly, and the setup was beyond gorgeous. The food was UNREAL, guests are still reaching out saying how delicious and beautiful everything was! (Jason and I also LOVED the ceviche – thanks for that!!)

Thank you again – we are so happy we chose Ashford, and are looking forward to coming back for anniversaries and being part of the Ashford family 🙂

Enjoy the rest of the summer and year, all the best! Will be sharing and tagging pics and video as I get them back on Instagram!

Alexa & Jason


We honestly could not have asked for a better wedding.  Every single thing from start to finish was UNBELIEVABLE.

The food, venue, and staff were all absolutely phenomenal and our guests raved about all.  The attentiveness of the staff was second to none and we did not have a single issue or problem all night – they were on the ball with everything including the smallest of details.

10 stars to Laura and Megan for all of their help from start to finish – we want you to know how incredible of assets they are to your team.  Also Maddie the bridal attendant was incredible and such a sweetheart.

Thank you for everything!

Mark and Nikki



To the MerriMakers Team,

THANK YOU. For making our special day.. exactly that.. special. Through the planning process and day of services – everything was simply seamless and perfect.

Bonnet Island was the only venue on the table – a place I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl – and it lived up to every expectation and more. The venue itself is breathtaking (even on a rainy day), the food and drinks were absolutely incredible, and the service was beyond exceptional. Ourselves, our families and friends have not stopped talking about our wedding and I don’t think we ever will.

Bonnet Island is in a different category of wedding venues – you truly go over the top in every way. Our wedding day was a dream and your team allowed us to truly enjoy every aspect of it. Steven and I truly appreciated the little moments you created just for us to relax and enjoy each other through all the excitement – our own little moment to snack and have drinks in the midst of photos, our own cocktail hour set up in the salon, our mid reception water break, and the most special… the bottle of champagne and all of our desserts set up in our room after the night ended. It meant so much to us.

So thank you again to the entire team who made our day a fairytale – especially our fairy godmother Mary who made all of our dreams come true.

We are beyond thankful and now drive over the bridge to LBI looking at Bonnet Island in a whole new special way.


Love and many thanks always —

The new Mr & Mrs Steven F.


The Ashford Estate is truly the most beautiful venue. Our daughter’s May 2023 wedding was the wedding her dreams. I cannot express how incredible Laura and the entire Ashford team was throughout the entire process.

Laura is by far the best in the biz!  From the gorgeous barn ceremony, to the delicious conservatory cocktail hour, to the breathtaking ballroom reception, our guests could not stop raving about the beauty of the venue and the quality of the food. The appetizers and entrees were so plentiful and absolutely delicious. The “After Party” in the library was a fabulous way to continue the celebration and the overnight rooms were incredible.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

The wedding day, staff & venue completely exceeded our expectations. We were in awe over the attention to detail in everything your staff did, whether it was shadowing our parents for the evening ensuring they got everything they needed, to helping us cut the cake (a simple yet hard task when you’re the center of attention)!

Truly, everything was perfection and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome – we’re still receiving feedback on how lovely everything was. I know we couldn’t have gotten through this entire process without Gianna, she was so organized and kept us sane leading up to the wedding so please send her all of our love and appreciation!

We’ll plan to leave a review today on all platforms. As the attendant told us as we were leaving, we’ll always be a part of the Mallard Family and hope to see your team in the future.

Haley & Zac


I could not thank everyone enough at Bonnet Island for making our day so perfect and special to us!!  They were amazing through out the whole planning process and helped me figure out so many little details that I didn’t eve think of!  I was always able to contact them and Andrea would get back to me right away.

You can really tell they love what they do there.  Anything I needed they had and on my wedding day there were always there making sure everything was going exactly how I envisioned.

Even the next morning, everything from the venue was packed up and ready to go by the front door. They took the best care of us and our guests! I was told so many times by my guests that it was the best venue they had ever been to!


There are truly not enough words or “thank yous” to express to the Ashford Estate. It is the BEST WEDDING VENUE EVER.

From the incredible wedding coordinator, bridal attendants, staff and chef, everything was absolutely perfect for our May 2023 wedding. The food was also so top notch and absolutely delicious.

Our family and friends truly could not get over how beautiful the venue was. The bedrooms in the estate were breathtaking and so comfortable. The grounds were magnificent and beautiful.

We want to especially thank Laura, Megan, Maddie, Taylor and the entire Ashford team for giving us the wedding of our dreams and a day we will cherish for the rest of our lives! Do not think twice about booking your wedding here – it is the best of its kind!


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