Bonnet Island Estate Wedding on Long Beach Island

MTA headed to the waterfront for Heather and Greg’s Bonnet Island Estate wedding on Long Beach Island. Neutral and clean tones took over their wedding decor, with hints of sage and moss green. Their Fall wedding at the Bonnet Island Estate was a beautiful one and one that MTA will remember forever.

Like many couples on their wedding day, Heather and Greg wanted to be “in the moment” as much as possible. That means leaving a lot of the coordination for photos in the hands of MTA. Don’t worry, they were in good hands! Heather and Greg chose this Long Beach Island wedding venue for their special day for one good reason. It’s their happy place and somewhere that Heather and her family have been coming since before she was born. It has quickly grown to be a place they both enjoy and visit frequently. Making Bonnet Island Estate the perfect wedding venue for their Long Beach Island wedding.

Benefits Of A Long Beach Island Wedding at Bonnet Island Estate

If you’re a fan of those beachy coastal vibes for your wedding day, then the Bonnet Island Estate is the perfect wedding venue for you. The Bonnet Island Estate sits in Manahawkin, NJ on Long Beach Island. Anyone familiar with the Northeast knows that LBI is one of the places to tie the knot and have a Long Beach Island wedding. The Bonnet Island Estate is a waterfront LBI wedding venue that makes you feel like a destination wedding. Even if it’s only 30 minutes from where you grew up, that alone, makes it an eye-catcher for many couples looking to have a more luxurious feel to their wedding day and have it feel like a beach getaway.

Along with the entire ambiance of this LBI wedding venue, The Bonnet Island Estate gives couples the best of both worlds in terms of architecture, location, and design. While it’s a coastal waterfront wedding venue, The Bonnet Island Estate also incorporates a lot of wood elements for a more lived-in feel. Their quaint Boathouse Chapel offers intricate stonework and rustic wood beams, absolutely stunning for photos. If you’re looking to have a Long Beach Island wedding, with plenty of space for up to 250 guests, along with amazing waterfront views, then the Bonnet Island Estate is right up your alley.

Long Beach Island Wedding Venue Amenities

When looking at having a Bonnet Island Estate wedding on Long Beach Island, you have to take into account their wedding amenities. Thankfully, this LBI wedding venue offers some great amenities that capture the best wedding experience for you and your guests. Some of the wedding amenities included in the Bonnet Island Estate’s wedding collections are:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Event Site Options
  • ADA Accessibility
  • On-Site Dressing Rooms
  • Tables, Chairs, and Linens
  • Valet Parking Available

Bonnet Island Estate Wedding Cost

The Bonnet Island Estate is definitely considered a more luxury-style wedding venue. Since it sits in a prime location on Long Beach Island, you can expect to pay top $$ to have your New Jersey wedding here. However, let me tell you that couples who tie the knot at The Bonnet Island Estate have no regrets. In terms of the Bonnet Island Estate wedding cost, three factors come to mind. One of those is the time of year, aka peak or non-peak wedding season. Second is the day of the week when weekends are at a higher price point than weekdays. Third, is the number of hours you want to book the Bonnet Island Estate. All of these play a role in how much you’re going to book this Long Beach Island wedding venue for your wedding day.

On average, couples who have a Bonnet Island Estate wedding are looking at spending between $18K-32K for a complete rental of the Bonnet Island Estate. Couples wanting to have this LBI wedding venue booked for 5 hours plus an on-site ceremony will be looking at a cost between $15-21K.

View a more detailed breakdown of the Bonnet Island Estate wedding cost here.

Restrictions At The Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin NJ

Rules and guidelines are put into place by wedding venues to ensure the best quality wedding experience for couples and guests. For the Bonnet Island Estate, they do require couples who book a Bonnet Island Estate wedding to follow said rules, restrictions, and guidelines. Some of them are:

  • No fireworks prohibited
  • There is no playing of live music (i.e. DJs or bands) outside of the reception space after 9:00 p.m
  • Bonnet Island Estate is a non-smoking facility. There is no smoking in the interior of the premises

Information on restrictions and rules at The Bonnet Island Estate on Long Beach Island is here.

Hotels Near Bonnet Island Estate

If you plan on having out-of-town guests come for your special day, then finding nearby hotels to the Bonnet Island Estate is a must. While the Bonnet Island Estate offers overnight accommodations for up to 24 guests, that may not be in the cards for everyone. However, since the Bonnet Island Estate is on Long Beach Island, it’s not difficult to find great quality hotels near this LBI wedding venue. Below are just a few I would recommend if you’re looking for top-quality and great amenities for any out-of-town wedding guests. Each of these hotels ranges from 3-5 stars and is a distance between 20-30 minutes from the Bonnet Island Estate.

Each of these hotels near Bonnet Island Estate is a perfect getaway for friends and family to ensure that they are a close and safe distance from your wedding venue. It not only makes the commute easy but the wedding experience just that much more enjoyable!

Heather & Greg’s Long Beach Island Wedding at Bonnet Island Estate

We fell in love with all of Heather’s details and heirlooms collected from her mother and grandmother. Within the bouquet, there was a piece of Heather’s grandmother’s dress and Greg’s grandmother’s rosary wrapped around it. Heather’s dress from The Lovely Bride was paired with her mother’s earrings, making her final wedding look absolutely breathtaking. It was apparent how beautiful she was through the reactions of both her dad and Greg during their first looks.

Heather and Greg shared their vow exchange in front of friends and family inside the Boathouse Chapel at The Bonnet Island Estate. Prior to the ceremony, Heather and Greg had exchanged cards for each other to read. This just made the time to get up in front of everyone and officially tie the knot, that much more special though. Something we absolutely love when our couples do.

The reception space at Bonnet Island Estate is one that I will never be able to get over. Floor-to-ceiling windows along with wood-beamed ceilings made the space so light and airy. Something we all know we love over here at MTA. During the reception, a live band by the name of Brian Kirk and The Jirks performed. It was a refreshing experience rather than having a DJ (which no hate to DJs), but they played beautifully and were a great addition to their reception. Before packing up our bags, MTA stole the newlyweds for some night portraits which are always fun if the time calls for it. Heather and Greg were beaming with happiness and that is always the kind of result we look for when ending off a wedding day.

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Photography: Morgan Taylor Artistry

Venue: Bonnet Island Estate

Hair: Sarah Mari Beauty

Makeup: Make Me up Eva

Florist: Reynolds Garden Shop

Entertainment: Brian Kirk and the Jirks

Ceremony Music: Ceremonious Strings

Dress: The Lovely Bride & Made with Love Bridal

Suit: Dante Zeller Tuxedo’s by Sarno

Brides People Attire: Jenny Yoo

Videographer: DMG Collective

Cake: The Bake Works

Caterer: Merri Makers

Stationery: Suite Scape Design

Rentals: Rustic Drift

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