|There are not enough words to express my gratitude and love for the team at Merri-Makers (Mallard Island Yacht Club)! We had the wedding of our DREAMS and it will truly be a day we will remember forever!!! When we toured the venue we were initially drawn to the waterfront views from anywhere inside or outside of the building! The covered dock where the ceremony is is beyond beautiful and so unique. An amazing part of the venue is that all of the outside space (with the exception of the courtyard) can be used if you have rain on your wedding day! Not many people think of a rain plan – and at this place – even the rain plan is beautiful! The downstairs cocktail hour space and upstairs reception spaces are so unique from one another but are both beautiful – you have to see them for yourself! The downstairs is a high end coastal bar vibe but with elegance and the upstairs is just the most beautiful and unique reception room I’ve ever seen! The dance floor is huge and the flow of the upstairs makes it very functional for a large or small wedding. The craftsmanship of the ceiling and vintage detailing is to die for! And the 3,000 square foot bridal suite….. once you see it, you’ll know what I mean!!! The venue has a limited number of guest rooms you can rent the night of the wedding (if are required to rent out the rooms if you get married on a Saturday) and each room is so unique! We had our immediate family stay over the night of the wedding and it was perfect! We got ready off-site at another hotel & were able to check in at 1230 the day of the wedding. If you have a Friday wedding I believe you can check in at 10am.
During our planning process we worked with Gianna who was amazing and helped us each step of the way! Gianna was so responsive and helpful with any questions we had – and she also helped us customize our menu to fit our price range and taste preferences. The food is incredible! Our guests were raving about the various stations and passed food during cocktail hour – and the unique food choices for dinner – again you can make it very customizable! From what I heard from my guests, there were zero lines at the stations and at the bar. The service the Merri-Makers team provides is above and beyond anything I could ever imagine! I’ve worked in the service industry and I am so impressed with their team! They have multiple bridal attendants that cater to you the entire day and they are the sweetest people! We also had 2 maitre ds who made our dinner service run so smoothly. We also had an amazing overnight manager who was so sweet and helpful! They will keep your entire day on track! ALSO – they cleaned up everything for us at the end of the night too and organized it into our bins! I never heard of a venue doing that. It was incredible. We also had our after party in the downstairs area where cocktail hour was and it was so much fun! It is great having a venue where you can have the ceremony, reception, and after party! The entire day just ran so smoothly from start to finish. I wouldn’t change anything about this day. This place really knows how to put on a wedding and make it special for you and your family!!!!