August 6, 2020
Mallard Island Yacht Club is often mentioned as one of the most sought-after venues near Long Beach Island. Don’t be fooled by the address, Manahawkin, is the town just before you go over the bridge. And while Mallard Island Yacht Club might not technically be on the island, it might be even better. With stunning views of Barnegat Bay. The unique setup has a two story dance floor with glass walls and outdoor space for cocktail, as well as a boat house chapel to make all your wedding day dreams come true. And it certainly does live up to the hype! It is one of my favorite Long Beach Island venues. It provides a stunning view, incredible views, and a beautiful backdrop that many brides simply swoon over.
Choosing Mallard Island Yacht Club for your wedding day requires a large investment, but it’s well worth it. The Yacht Club has what is called a site fee. If you are new to shopping for wedding venues, this means that you are paying a fee to use, or rent, the venue for a specific period of time to host your event. This is in addition to what you will spend on food and in some cases, additional rentals. The site fee is different depending on both the day of the week and the time of year. Most expensive days will be prime wedding season and Saturdays.
Mallard Island Yacht Club offers two options for renting, the first allows couples to rent the entire yacht club for 24-hours and will accommodate 24 guests staying on the property. The second option is for renting the estate for 5 hours. This will allow you to have your ceremony and reception their, without using the Yacht Club for guest accommodations. For the 5 hour site rental, couples are limited to a Friday or Sunday wedding. Saturday weddings dates are reserved for those couples wishing to rent the entire property.
Mallard receptions can, technically, host up to 250 guests. But my suggestion is that you try to limit your guest count to 225 for comfort.
I recently did a photoshoot for Bay Magazine featuring Mallard Island Yacht Club. I’d love to know what you think. BWE got to work with a number of experienced wedding professionals to showcase Mallard Island Yacht Club in a unique way. You can see the entire recap here. But a few of my favorites are below.
Thank you to the photographers who allow us to use their images on our site:
Ashley Mac Photographs, Heather Palecek Photography, Idalia Photography, Jessica Erb Photography, Susan Elizabeth Photography, Delaney Dobson Photography, Ann Coen Photography, Lovesick Inc., K Hulett Photography & Melanie Cassie Photography
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