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Merri-Makers at Mallard Island Yacht Club

1450 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ, NJ
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(732) 701-9797

About Us

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.

Facilities and Capacity.

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. 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.

Services Offered

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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  • Mallard is an amazing place to get married! The venue is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. I grew up on the Jersey Shore so it was important to me that my wedding day tied that in. However, the best part of Mallard isn't the gorgeous view, or the jaw-dropping bridal suite. The best part about Mallard is Danielle. Danielle is the wedding coordinator that helps you through the entire process of planning your wedding at Mallard. She is hands down, the absolute best wedding planner/coordinator on this Earth. Danielle made my wedding process fun, relaxed and amazing. I would not have had the wedding I had if it wasn't for Danielle! I highly recommend this venue and Danielle!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 16,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 13,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 25.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Signature Drink

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    3 separate event spaces, 11 overnight guest suites

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Beach, Boat/Yacht, Mansion, Marina, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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