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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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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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61 Reviews for Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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61 Chesapeake Bay Foundation Reviews

Nicole Muheim

Married on 09/15/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Perfect Waterfront Venue

On what could have been the worst wedding weather day of 2018 (the day of hurricane Florence), we ended up with the most perfect day and venue. Not only was this due to the sudden change in the ... Read more hurricanes trajectory but also because of the amazing staff at CBF that stayed calm, cool, and collected while we worked through some tough alternative weather plans. This venue is not only one of the most beautiful locations on the eastern shore of MD but it has the greatest facility for an outdoor wedding. The covered deck is excellent for keeping people dry and shaded, and plenty large enough to house dining tables and a dance area. The beach front is perfect for a water side ceremony and you will get gorgeous photos no matter the weather. We loved every second of our wedding and that is a huge thanks to Emily and the rest of the CBF team.


Getting married on 05/21/2020

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more fiance and I hadn't chosen to go with a destination wedding instead!


Married on 07/20/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Wonderful Experience!

From the moment we toured CBF, we knew this was the spot where we wanted to get married. It is an incredibly beautiful location and there is a lot of flexibility in how you can set things up. We got ... Read more married on one of the hottest days of the year and were able to be flexible even on the day of in terms of where we set up cocktail hour and the ceremony. When choosing CBF, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not a traditional wedding venue and much of the organizational elements will be left up to you. The staff are really helpful and friendly, but ultimately you are renting the space, not a “venue.” This all worked out well for us, but just something to keep in mind! Our guests loved the location and we would definitely choose CBF again!

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