Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a beach event venue located in Annapolis, Maryland, featuring the Merrill Center. Right on the beach, couples couldn’t have any more of a stunning backdrop for their wedding. Nestled amongst nature and stunning water views, the Merrill Center offers impeccable indoor and outdoor wedding spaces for couples to wed at.
Facilities and Capacity
This lovely venue can accommodate up to 200 guests. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a cozy wooden deck overlooking the water and the beach, couples and guests are sure to have a wonderful time. With elegant and enchanting décor, clients will have the ideal space to customize for their ceremony and reception.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers an on-site event coordinator to help assist you with your wedding, from catering to florists to photographers. They offer the following services:
67 Reviews for Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Jacqueline · Getting married on 05/21/2020
Excellent customer service
My fiance and I were looking at this as out venue for our wedding. The customer service and responsiveness to our questions was quick and friendly. This venue would have been a great choice if my fiance and I hadn't chosen to go with a destination wedding instead!Sent on 02/06/2019
Chesapeake Bay Foundation's reply:Thanks for your review Jacqueline! Enjoy every moment of your upcoming wedding- we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Austin Bailey · Getting married on 03/06/2020
Your Wedding Venue Search Ends Here!
My wife and I had our wedding ceremony/reception at CBF in June and were incredibly pleased with the entire experience. Emily Blackman was a superb events coordinator who helped us visualize each detail and answered all our questions. The venue is undoubtedly the best value in the area with a private beach and incredible bay views, guests were commenting on it throughout the entire evening. Fortunately we had a nice sunny day but having a back up rain plan that would be covered and still have water views lowered our anxiety. There are a number of delicious caterers to choose from (shout out to Be My Guest) that are very familiar with the venue and keep everything running smoothly. We were completely satisfied, might have to go ahead and get married again! Thanks CBF!Sent on 10/24/2019
Chesapeake Bay Foundation's reply:Thanks Austin for the review! Everything turned out lovely, and you were so easy to work with. Come back and visit anytime!
Caitlin · Married on 09/29/2019
We were looking for a place where we could bring in our own vendors (including an outside caterer) while also being on the water. CBF was everything we wanted and more. While admittedly we had a perfect weather day, it would have been beautiful regardless. Breathtaking views of the Bay along with open air decks allowing for the breeze to pass through and keep people comfy. The facility offered everything we might need (or at least space to house what we needed!) and they were environmentally friendly, allowing us to feel like we were able to give back just a bit on our happiest day. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to plan their own wedding from beginning to end! (we'll update with a professional pic once they come in!)Sent on 10/02/2019
Chesapeake Bay Foundation's reply:Thank you for the lovely review Caitlin! What a beautiful day it was, and best wishes to you and Paul! Come back and visit us anytime!
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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's location is like no other . . . A MUST SEE for your wedding or event.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a beautiful venue to host a wedding!
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a beautiful location for a wedding with their indoor and outdoor venue. The staff there are wonderful to work with. You are in good hands and will be well taken care of on your wedding day.