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These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of December through March.
Reception
$7,500 starting price
Reception
$6,000 starting price

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About

Join us August 24th at 5:30pm as CBF host our Wedding Expo. Our expo is a chance to see our space dressed up, resembling what a wedding day at our venue, and a chance to visit with local vendors for wedding planning. Our expo will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and a complimentary raffle. We hope you will join us for an intimate evening on the Chesapeake Bay!

Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a beach event venue located in Annapolis, Maryland, featuring the Merrill Center. Right on the beach, couples couldn鈥檛 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 d茅cor, 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
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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?

$7,500

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

$6,000

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

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
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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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
88 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
96% Recommended by couples

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Perrie B. Married on 07/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST venue.

I cannot say enough about CBF! We had our wedding here in July 2023. Ceremony on the beach, cocktail hour on the lawn, reception and dancing on the deck. It was perfect. Shannon at CBF is a dream to work with - an excellent communicator, flexible, experienced. For what you get, for the value for money for the DC-Baltimore area, the fact that the venue COMES WITH A TENT included, this is the best (and believe me, we looked). Also the vendors they work with are amazing. And, as a bonus, you are supporting an incredible organization that is protecting the bay and surrounding shoreline. Our guests were blown away. Our photographer loved it because the gorgeous outdoor backdrop made all photos easy. Cannot say enough good things. Thank you, CBF!
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Jen W. Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful!

CBF is a BEAUTIFUL venue close to Downtown Annapolis, and the staff is so kind! We got married at St. Mary's and had our reception at CBF. It was everything we wanted and more! Our guests were obsessed with the venue, so many people told me they wanted to get married there too, or apply for a job to work there! Kimrey and Shannon were fantastic throughout the booking and planning process. And the staff members that were onsite during the reception were so kind! The recommended vendors were also amazing, and we all couldn't stop raving about Ken's Kitchen's crabcakes. We love CBF's mission and are happy CBF was a part of our big day. Thank you!聽
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Beth H. Married on 05/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We LOVED everything about CBF and so did our guests!

We truly couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better venue! Not only is it absolutely stunning and such a unique place to get married, but you will be supporting a wonderful cause. The events manager, Shannon, is so incredibly kind, thoughtful, and helpful. She made the entire process so positive and easy. If you are considering CBF, definitely go see the venue. It is gorgeous and will be even better on the big day!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 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!

The Cake Faerie 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.

Preferred Vendors

MyDeejay
5.0 out of 5 rating , 1,024 Reviews
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Be My Guest Catering
4.9 out of 5 rating , 116 Reviews
路 Wedding Caterers
Ken's Creative Kitchen
5.0 out of 5 rating , 177 Reviews
路 Wedding Caterers
Palate Pleasers
4.9 out of 5 rating , 64 Reviews
路 Wedding Caterers
Absolutely Perfect Catering
4.8 out of 5 rating , 314 Reviews
路 Wedding Caterers
Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning
5.0 out of 5 rating , 567 Reviews
路 Wedding Caterers

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation frequently asked questions

Chesapeake Bay Foundation includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Chesapeake Bay Foundation for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Marina
  • Waterfront
Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Decor
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Chesapeake Bay Foundation is recommended by 96% 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 value and 4.6 in flexibility.

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