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Bonnet Island Estate

Manahawkin Wedding Venue
2380 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
Contact: Events
Phone: 609/494-9100

Why We Like This Place

  • You’ll be married on your own private island. This extraordinary estate occupies a breathtaking spot at the water’s edge. The traditional Nantucket-style buildings blend elegant sophistication with welcoming charm, and the surrounding dunes and wetlands provide an unparalleled atmospheric backdrop.
  • The Boathouse Chapel is a rustic treasure. Transported piece by piece from New England and lovingly restored, this timber-framed beauty features barn-style doors on three sides that swing wide open to let in the breeze and the views. The huge, river-stone fireplace is the Chapel’s heart, and a perfectly romantic place to say “I do”.
  • You can rent the entire estate for the weekend. Ensure a lifetime of memories when you turn your wedding into a two-day affair. After your celebration in the opulent ballroom—and perhaps an after-party in the Great Room—pamper your dearest guests (and yourself!) with accommodations in one of the twelve private suites, which feature fireplaces, balconies, and Jacuzzi tubs.




  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 0

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

25% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date. An additional 50% is due 180 days prior to the event, and the final balance is due 10 days prior. The venue rental fee ranges $13,000–25,000 depending on the season and the day of the week. Wedding packages start at $125/person. Tax and a 20% service charge is extra.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Private Estate
Waterfront/Beach Location

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