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:
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69 Reviews for Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Jacqueline · Getting married on 01/20/2021
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!
Katie Burtzlaff · Married on 09/06/2020
Dream like venue!
We are SO SO happy with our decision to get married at the CBF! It was the first place we saw when we started venue shopping and we fell in love instantly. The beach, the tree, the deck... it was all magical! We were originally planning to have a wedding with 125 people but cut it down to 30 because of COVID. Since the venue is pretty much all outdoors, we still felt really great about holding the ceremony and reception there and I would choose this place 100 times over if I could! We had the ceremony under the tree and cocktail hour on the beach. The reception was all outside on the deck and we didn't end up using the inside room for anything other than a staging area. Emily and the entire staff were amazing to work it and we loved that the fee goes towards the foundation! Another really great thing is that would can bring your own alcohol which ended up saving us a lot of money! We got married over labor day weekend and it was truly a dream come true (even with less people)! Thank you CBF!!!Sent on 09/18/2020
Chesapeake Bay Foundation's reply:Thank you Katie for the review! You and Travis were lovely to work with, and we are so glad that everything turned out so lovely in these crazy circumstances! Cheers to many, many happy years!
Austin Bailey · 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!
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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.