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

We just had our wedding at Bonnet Island in May and it was the absolute best.

After a cancelled destination wedding (due to Covid), we felt so defeated and even contemplated not having a big wedding reception, but that changed the second we saw the estate in person… because well, it’s just stunning. BIE is gorgeous but even more importantly: the staff, service and food was impeccable.

All of our guests raved about how amazing the food was. The service was exceptional. From the moment we arrived to the property, every need was tended to – everything was so seamless, and they took control of everything, allowing us to fully and completely enjoy our wedding day. Not only were they attentive and taking care of my husband and I, but also our parents.

We had the best time and so did our guests – our guests continue to rave about how it was such an amazing wedding!!!


I just wanted to write and say THANK YOU for an absolutely amazing wedding and weekend.
Everyone is calling it the wedding of the century. Your staff was terrific, the food was outstanding and the day flew by but was glorious.

We are still riding on a high from the weekend. We are so grateful for everything you and your staff did to make it so so special.

Please pass along to Cindy our thanks as well. If there is ever anything we can do for you please let us know.

Beth (Larry & Ali)

Merri-Makers is incredible. Gianna did not miss a single detail and made my day worry free. I had changed my wedding from a large shore venue to a small backyard wedding and every detail was adjusted perfectly.

Guests are still giving me complements on how amazing the food and service was !!!

I will be booking for all future events !!!

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