Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 Map · Phone number
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About Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Bridal shower
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Exclusive venue use
  • Tables
  • Tents
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67 Reviews for Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Austin Bailey · Getting married on 03/06/2020

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

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    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!
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    Caitlin · Married on 09/29/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    Absolutely breathtaking

    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!)

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    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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Chesapeake Bay Foundation FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Beach
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Decor
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • The Gateway Florist
    The Gateway Florist Wedding Florists

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's location is like no other . . . A MUST SEE for your wedding or event.

  • Main & Market
    Main & Market Wedding Caterers

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a beautiful venue to host a wedding!

  • Fiona's By The Cake Faerie
    Fiona's By The Cake Faerie Wedding Cakes

    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.

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  • 6 Herndon Ave Annapolis, MD, 21403 See on map
    443-492-2326 (Phone number)

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