Wedding Day Tips
Hi, we're Diana and Korey! We are a photographer and videographer husband and wife team who love creating lasting memories for joyful couples in love! When we aren't shooting weddings, we can be found binging on Netflix and eating Thai takeout. Dog mom and dad to our best friends, Zoey and Ace. Reach out today to see if we are available for your wedding day!
Few venues are more extravagant and elegant than a monstrous waterfront estate. Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding venue in Manahawkin, NJ, is no exception. Its spectacular architecture, coastal atmosphere, and impeccably maintained property make it the perfect place for a formal wedding. Let us tell you why it may be the perfect fit for your glamorous wedding!
Mallard Island Yacht Club is one of six stunning locations that make up Weddings of Distinction. Weddings of Distinction is a collection of sophisticated venues for elegant, formal weddings. Like its sister venues, Mallard Island Yacht Club combines the “luxury of the present with the elegance of the past and are reminiscent of the Great Gatsby era, offering a combination of historic grandeur and the modern amenities of today.”
Mallard Island Yacht Club has a variety of spectacular spaces that weave together to create an unforgettable wedding day. To begin, the bride and her bridal party will pamper and prepare in the Bridal Penthouse. The Penthouse takes up the entire fourth floor of the estate. Get ready in leather salon chairs while taking in the unsurpassed views of Barnegat Bay. The groom and his party can get dressed and lounge in the rugged Groom’s shack, once an army barracks and now a fully restored space with comfy furniture and coastal decor.
For your ceremony, you and your partner will exchange vows in the Boathouse Chapel before up to 250 guests, standing in front of a grand stone fireplace and surrounded by picturesque windows with bay views. You can also hold your ceremony on the immaculate lawn, surrounded by their pristinely maintained landscaping.
After a gorgeous ceremony, your guests will proceed to the Veranda and Cocktail Lounge to nibble on appetizers and sip Champagne under grand archways and ornate ceilings. They’ll wander the property and take in every glamorous detail of the exquisite estate.
The elegant Ballroom is where you will host your reception, with dramatic Tiffany blue ceilings and ornate detailing. Your celebration will feel enchanted as you and your guests dance the night away beneath sparkling romantic lighting in the scenic atrium, taking in magnificent coastal views.
As an added perk, Mallard Island Yacht Club has ten private suites for up to 24 guests with luxury amenities like king-sized beds, heated towel warmers, walk-in showers, and breathtaking views.
We can hardly begin to cover all of the insanely fantastic photo opportunities at Mallard Island Yacht Club. From their exquisite estate with its coastal, elegant architecture to the perfectly maintained landscaping throughout the gardens and lawns, there is another perfect backdrop for a glamorous photo op everywhere you look. The water views are perfect for breathtaking portraits, as is the reedy brush on the shore that will catch the golden light of the sun setting on the bay. Everywhere you look is another spectacular place for photos. We’ll ensure we make the most of every inch of the property throughout the day.
The panoramic bay views certainly aren’t the only perks of having your wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club. Their dedicated team will breathe life into every unique wedding they design and manage. From the moment you choose to have your wedding at Mallard Bay Yacht Club, their team will jump right to work, ensuring every detail is planned with your vision at the forefront, working hard to relieve any stress.
Merri Makers Catering exclusively caters for their events. They are known for their exquisite food that will undoubtedly impress you and your guests.
Mallard Island Yacht Club is an extraordinary venue for an unforgettable wedding day. Are you falling in love already? Check out their website for photos, pricing, and descriptions of the venue spaces. Don’t be surprised if you fall head over heels with every detail!
Finding your dream wedding venue in New Jersey can be such a challenge! Primarily because there are so many incredibly beautiful and unique locations across the state. So, if Mallard Island doesn’t check all your boxes, check out more in the blog links below! But before you go, feel free to reach out! I love to chat about venues and what your dream wedding photos look like!