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Catering in Brick, NJ,
(732) 225-0009
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 67 Reviews


    Alyssa Benigno

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  • My review will likely be a little long, but my experience with Merri-Makers Catering was nothing short of exceptional, and in a time when there are a lot of brides feeling unsure, I hope that this provides some comfort and confidence in your decision-making because if you book with Merri-Makers, you will not be sorry. When I booked my wedding at The Mallard Island Yacht Club for June 19, 2020, at that time Merri-Makers was not the caterer for the property yet but were going to be as of 2021. In the early days of COVID-19, my original wedding date was cancelled, and we picked a back-up date of July 24, 2020. Just about 8 weeks before the new date, the original caterer ended up having to close their operations and Merri-Makers took over earlier than their scheduled date. As stressful as it was to have to start over with a new caterer on top of everything else, I cannot even begin to express how much it turned out to be the greatest blessing in disguise. We were introduced to Gianna, who ... Read more

    Emily Mcmichael

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  • We used Merri-Makers for our wedding last weekend at Taylor Pavilion in Belmar, NJ, and we are so glad we did. Our maitre'd Patty was incredibly helpful, responsive, and executed our event flawlessly. The food was great -- especially the appetizers/burrata bar (they offer a tasting after booking) -- and the waitstaff was incredibly friendly (including the head chef, who came down to the beach to personally deliver my now husband and I appetizers while we were taking some post ceremony pics). Taylor Pavilion was the perfect venue -- from the floor to ceiling ocean views, to the beach ceremony, to the late night bonfire -- and Merri-Makers was super accommodating when we wanted to bring in a few special items of our own (including a larger than life antipasti station and dessert platters for the tables). Thank you Patty and team, for helping to make this day the best one ever!

    Julia Abernathy

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  • Everything from Merri-Makers was absolutely delicious. Everyone said it was the best food they have ever eaten at a wedding. The team was wonderful to work with and helped us tailor the menu to our own tastes and traditions!

    Kyle

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  • Patty was the MVP for our wedding planning process. She answered all of our questions thoroughly, and helped to keep us sane. Every little detail was handled with care, and her hard work was a crucial part in making this the best day of our lives. The chefs at Merri-Makers make delicious food! They even let us customize our menu in very specific and unconventional ways-- and the flavor did not disappoint! Furthermore, the servers were all helpful, exceptionally courteous and friendly.

    Melissa Origoni

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  • Merri-Makers was outstanding!! They not only catered our wedding at the Taylor Pavilion but their catering package includes a wedding coordinator. We had Patty as our coordinator and she was absolutely fantastic; from when we first met with her when we were just thinking about booking them and then all through our year long planning process Patty answered our millions of questions as well as thinking of details and solutions before we even had questions. The whole company was easy to work with and quick to respond for every interaction, and everyone we met at Merri-Makers was friendly and super helpful. The actual day-of the wedding went without a hitch because Patty and her team saw to everything and we didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was DELICIOUS and was served so nicely, we even got special bride and groom plates delivered right to our table! We would 100% recommend Merri-Makers to anyone looking for the best catering service and wedding coordinators.

    Joe

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    5 out of 5
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  • Merri-Makers were by far the best decision we made for our wedding day - from start to finish, with the planning, consultation, food selection and overall day-of service we couldn't have had our day go as smoothly as it did without them! Gianna, our planner, was fantastic - very responsive, helped us turn our vision into reality, worked with the chef to help everything was within our budget. Geri, our day-of planner, was just as great - super responsive and dedicated to making things go very well and helped my wife and I relax and enjoy our day. Rick (co-owner and chef) and Cindy (co-owner) were on-site the day of our wedding to make sure everything went as planned - and the servers and other chefs helped feed their excellent food to our happy guests. Couldn't be any happier!

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    Thank you Joe! We loved being a part of your day!

    Elizabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband & I are still on cloud nine from our dream wedding that MerriMakers brought to life. Moreover, my family & friends endlessly rave about the food, service, & amazing atmosphere that Chef Rick & his team delivered. After a relative recommended MerriMakers for catering, I met with Gianna and Chefs Rick & Jack and I knew instantly that I was in good hands. I was immediately sold with this group of passionate, creative, dedicated & incredibly talented professionals as they explained their mission & operations and encouraged me to share my own. Chef Rick & Gianna genuinely listened to our ideas & hopes for the wedding, which was off-premise at the Seaside Park Yacht Club, and immediately understood the flow & feel we were looking for. Moreover, they helped us fully formulate our vision for the wedding & opened our eyes to all that our big day could be. As our coordinator, Gianna answered our questions, asked us important questions we hadn't previously considered, and routinely com... Read more

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    Thank you for your kind words Elizabeth. The pleasure was all ours !

    Claire

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    5 out of 5
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  • Merri-Makers Catering was a dream to work with! Gianna was extremely professional and organized; she really did much more than we ever expected of her on our wedding day. She kept everything running smoothly, from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception, and we couldn't be more grateful. We had multiple food stations at our wedding, and people are still raving about the food! Everything we had was delicious. The dessert options were also fantastic - I loved the cookies and milk! We are so happy that Merri-Makers was involved in our wedding day!

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    Thank you Claire! We loved being a part of your special day!

    Joan

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  • We had a fantastic experience with Neshanic Valley Golf Course from start to finish. Gianna was truly amazing! They did an excellent job helping us set everything up, and were so organized. Gianna was super responsive any time we had questions. The wedding turned out exactly how we wanted! Our guests all had an amazing time, and everyone raved about the food. We really could not have been happier with the service!!! Thank you so much!

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    Thank you so much for your kind words Joan! We loved being a part of your big day! We are thrilled you and Chris had the Fabulous day you both deserved!

    Bryannah

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  • Merrimakers catering with Weddings of Distinction is unreal. The food is just incredible and the service is unmatched. They do not make mistakes and it truly is fine dining. I was married in July at the Bonnet Island Estate and my guest are still raving about the food - it was the best they ever ate!

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    Bryannah, It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your big day! Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you are happy with our services. Please feel free to come back and visit!

    Ashley

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    5 out of 5
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  • Laura was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment we booked our wedding at The Ashford Estate. She was there every step of the way and we could not have done it without her, making the process so much easier. The entire staff beyond exceeded our expectations the day of our wedding. My husband and I received exceptional service the entire day and our guests are still raving about the food. We would recommend them to anyone!

    Samantha

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  • Delicious! We are very satisfied with their service.

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    Thank you so much Samantha! It was a pleasure to be a part of your big day!

    Allison

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    5 out of 5
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  • Merri-Makers Catering deserves 5 starts across the board. Their staff exceeded all of our expectations with a smile on their face. From their tasting to the wedding, my husband and I could not be any happier. They were so flexible when it came to meeting our vision. We were able personalize our menu in way that best suited us. All of our 225 guests ranted and raved about the quality of service and magnificent food. Merri-Makers truly is exceptional!

    Rebecca

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  • Dealing with Merri Makers was a complete nightmare. Unfortunately, we were forced to use them because of the location we chose (Bonnet Island Estate). Let me start with the owners, Rick and Cindy Bott. I have never witnessed such unprofessionalism from business owners in my life. My husband and I ordered the platinum menu along with five other stations. However, this still was not enough for them. They squeezed us for every nickel and dime they could get out of us. The worst of it all: THEY DO NOT FOLLOW THEIR OWN CONTRACT. My husband is a lawyer, he reads contracts every day for a living. Any ambiguity in a contract goes against the drafter. This made a difference of a little over $300. After all of the money we had already given them, he (Rick Bott) aggressively argued with us over this error in his contract. OWNER, RICK BOTT, THREATENED TO CANCEL MERRI MAKERS' SERVICES TWELVE DAYS BEFORE OUR WEDDING. Because we were exploited by this threat, we were forced to pay it. I ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Rebecca, We are disheartened to read your google review. Your husband shared with us via email that the event was wonderful. We’d like readers of your review to know that we asked your husband to come meet with us prior to the wedding to discuss any questions or concerns he had. The suggestion of canceling your reception prior to the event was, unfortunately, a direct result of your husband’s conduct with Mrs. Bott during the same telephone conversation. We followed each and every aspect of the Contract, including the additional courtesies extended to you, just days prior to your event. We just don’t know what more we could have done for you. Merri-Makers have been in business for over 40 years and we strive to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. We again extend our invitation to meet with us and remain hopeful you will contact us directly in the near future. If we don’t have the opportunity to do so, we wish you and your husband the very best for a life of happiness together.

    Gina

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    3.7 out of 5
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  • The food was delicious and we were satisfied!
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