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Merri-Makers at Mallard Island Yacht Club is a waterfront wedding venue in Manahawkin, New Jersey. This idyllic property provides a classic chapel, outdoor plaza, and spacious ballroom to accommodate any couple’s wedding vision. The elegant interior matches with the panoramic view of the Barnegat Bay, for a sophisticated, nautical aesthetic for the special day.
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The Mallard Island Yacht Club is nestled west of Long Beach Island, with an extensive dock leading into the bay for oceanside photo sessions. Boathouse Chapel is the designated ceremony venue, which features floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of natural light and sea views. Its high ceiling is adorned with metal beams, which can be easily customized with your preferred drapery. The couple will exchange vows with a backdrop of a large natural-stone fireplace and mantle, basking in the light of an elegant crystal chandelier. For receptions, the Ballroom can host up to 250 guests for a fun-filled evening. Its detailed chandeliers and grand architecture adds a classic touch to any couple’s theme. French doors open to the venue’s scenic atrium and outdoor plaza, modeled after the Rathskeller’s Gothic Architecture to make you feel like you’re time-traveling. The venue has two separate get-ready suites, for the soon-to-be-weds to prepare with their respective entourages. The 3,000-square-foot penthouse occupies the entire fourth floor, and is fully equipped with an in-suite salon, leather chairs, and a relaxing rainfall shower. Their second dressing suite is created from restored army barracks, and is an ideal space for history enthusiasts. The property has full wheelchair accessibility, to ensure that all your guests can enjoy your special day.
Tables, chairs, and various décor will be provided by the onsite staff, and will handle the set-up and tear down while you focus on the important things. The team’s event coordinator will work to make sure everything goes according to plan, and that the venue matches your ideal vision. Merri Makers at Mallard Island Yacht Club will handle all your catering needs, with servers available at your reception. The catering team has an array of menu items to choose from, and can accommodate allergy and dietary restrictions.
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Best wedding venue!
The Mallard is a perfect venue with gardens and water surrounding the venue. The reception hall was an escape by feeling like you were transported somewhere else from the floor to ceiling windows by the beautiful view. And the FOOD was by far delicious. The chef went above and beyond. (The food tasting is such a fun part and at one point my husband wasn't just "tasting" the food he was actually going back for seconds because it was so delicious.
Gianna, the event coordinator, was always there to answer our calls or emails at any time even on her days off. She helped us with questions or issues that we didn't know how to deal with. She was amazing, amazing, amazing! When our big day came we met the rest of the staff. Nancy was delightful and throughout the day Nacey and Gianna would check up on me and Joe to make sure we were okay. To see their faces during such an emotional and exciting day, We knew we didn't have to worry about anything that was going on with the set up. I trusted them and they ensured us to enjoy our morning.
Everyone I talked to ranted and raved about the wedding. My friends were so impressed with the staff as was I. One of my bridesmaids ripped her dress and Jordan (the bridal attended) came out of nowhere with a sewing kit to fit one of my bridesmaids dresses. My bridesmaid didn't even say anything but there was someone always on site with us. This is very assuring!
The night staff was just impeccable as well. I woke up with coffee and treats. The rest of our wedding decor was all ready for us to be packed up and everything was there for us to take home. As we were driving away, the only thing I was upset about was that I was not able to come back to the Mallard for a meeting and our wedding day was over. Again, I am so happy we decided to have our wedding at the Mallard. I would never choose another venue in a million years.
The staff at the Mallard made our special day run so smoothly. I would do it over 1000 times again.
THANK YOU TO THE STAFF AND GIANNA! We adore you all so much and from the bottom of our hearts we are so thankful for you all for making mine and Joes day so easy going and special!
A dream wedding. Every detail was perfect.
Danielle is AMAZING at Mallard Island
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