Bonnet Island Estate, with its classic gray shingles and white trim, welcomes guests to the private island on a carpet of crushed seashells. The broad porte-cochere Entryway invites you to the elegant Main Hall with a tranquil Parlor to the left and bright, comfortable Great Room to the right overlooking the expansive East Veranda offering spectacular panoramic waterfront vistas. The twelve private bedroom-suites, including junior and master bridal suites, are each decorated with a distinctive flair and include king-size beds, state-of-the-art electronics, in-room fireplaces, tiled baths with Jacuzzis and balconies with one-of-a-kind views. The jewel of the property is the Boathouse Chapel, an original post and beam barn from Vermont that was transported and lovingly reassembled beam by beam at the estate. Inside are a stone hearth fireplace, whitewashed benches and wide plank flooring. Brides and photographers can take full advantage of the endless interior and exterior venues for wedding album pictures, including an English garden and fountain, an arbor and gazebo, man-made sand dune and lush, natural landscaping around every turn.
Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin
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Bonnet Island Estate