The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Boathouse Chapel is naturally illuminated when the barn doors are open on each side of the structure. A fireplace embedded in stone from floor to ceiling is the backdrop for the ceremony while guests look on from the white benches in the room.
Majestic Ballroom emulates the inverted hull of ship. The cathedral ceilings are 30 feet high and made of wood and make a grand cover over the floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests continue to be amazed with the scenery as the sun sets and the stars and moon light up the night sky. Guest tables surround a dance floor and can accommodate up to 250 guests.
What You Should Know
Bonnet Island Estate has its in-house catering company, Merri-Makers, to prepare and serve anything from local favorites, such as oysters, to filet mignon. This full-service caterer works with the husband- and wife-to-be to create a menu that is unique to their tastes. The festivities begin with butler-style hors d'oeuvres and the couple can choose from a seated meal or food stations. Merri-Makers takes care of providing an elegantly decorated wedding cake as well. The pricing and packages vary based on the custom created menu.
The elegant grounds of Bonnet Island Estate can be reserved for a five-hour time period, which includes the use of the Boathouse Chapel or reserve the entire estate for the night. The fee charged for the estate rental includes tables and chairs in the ballroom and the seating in the chapel. Catering costs are billed separately. Check out time is at 11 a.m. the day after the wedding festivities and other extras, such as a breakfast or brunch, can be added to the package as well. The noise ordinance rules ask that no playing of music take place after 9 p.m. on the veranda, in the Great Room or outside the house.
Although this is enough to paint an eloquent picture of Bonnet Island Estate, there is more:
- English garden with a fountain, a gazebo, man-made sand dune and arbor
- Driveway and walkway made of crushed seashells, adding to the ambiance of the venue
- Main house has a grand staircase and a vintage scissor-gated elevator leading to the guest suites
- Each guest room includes a fireplace, a balcony with a stunning view and a Jacuzzi tub
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Estate
Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff