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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Annapolis, MD View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
76 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests

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$5k - $6k For 100 Guests

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 tented 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 a wedding manager to help assist you with your wedding, from catering to florists to photographers. Our Venue offer the following services:

  • Private Beach
  • Boat Access / Dock
  • Bridal suite
  • Exclusive venue use
  • Tables
  • Permanent Tent with Fans and Lighting
  • Outside vendor
  • Pet friendly
  • Preferred caterers only

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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
Marina
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
Outside Vendors
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
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76 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Melissa K. Married on 08/28/2022
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    Such an amazing venue

    We are over the moon with Chesapeake Bay Foundation as a venue! We had about 85 guests and it was so spacious, beautiful and unique. The event team is excellent, and we have 0 complaints about our experience - from our first virtual tour to the big day, everything was amazing. The venue was even better after seeing it all set up, and the grounds are amazing for photos. If you're considering hosting your wedding at CBF, don't hesitate!
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    Jenna W. Married on 08/27/2022
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    Waterfront memories

    CBF is a magical place to get married! The unique architecture and impressive views will leave your family and friends in awe. The staff is extremely helpful and will facilitate the nuances and fine details to make sure your day is memorable. 5 stars!
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    Laura A. Married on 06/19/2022
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    Dream wedding venue

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation was the perfect spot for our wedding. We knew we wanted to be married there the second we saw it. The nature was beautiful to be surrounded by and looks awesome in our pictures. The ceremony beside the water and under the shade of the large tree was heavenly. We loved that the “rain plan” was a good one so we had no worries about what the weather would be. The space really allowed for our guests to mingle throughout the evening. We also liked how it’s near downtown Annapolis but still is secluded. Highly recommend!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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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
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Chesapeake Bay Foundation frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Chesapeake Bay Foundation?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Chesapeake Bay Foundation in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Chesapeake Bay Foundation for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chesapeake Bay Foundation for wedding events?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Chesapeake Bay Foundation offer?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Chesapeake Bay Foundation offer for wedding events?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Chesapeake Bay Foundation have available for wedding events?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Decor
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Chesapeake Bay Foundation and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chesapeake Bay Foundation is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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