Herring Bay Gardens & Yacht Club
Classic Waterfront Wedding Venue
The waterfront wedding you imagined. Located a short distance from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Herrington on the Bay is an ideal choice for a waterfront wedding venue. The Herring Bay Gardens and Yacht Club overlook the Chesapeake Bay with a balanced mix of modern and classic details. This venue accommodates up to 170 guests total between the Harbor View Ballroom (lower level) and the Chesapeake Ballroom (upper level). Our pricing is all-inclusive for the site, food and beverage, service staff, chairs/tables, and linens with ample free parking for guests.
About This Venue
The Herring Bay Gardens are a beautiful waterfront space for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Natural beauty takes hold here with butterfly bushes, flowering red and yellow hibiscus, native shrubs, flowers, and trees, pony tail palms, and the an expansive backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Nothing in Maryland compares to this view.
The Chesapeake and Harbourview Ballrooms set the tone for an upscale wedding reception. This wedding reception site offers simple elegance complete with crystal sconces and chandelier, soft shades of grays and whites, and plenty of widows and doors overlooking the harbour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my own liquor, beer, wine and/or champagne?
Herrington on the Bay is a full-service caterer and holds the liquor license for the property. We will provide all of the alcohol for your event.
May I bring my own food, linens, or other rental items?
Herrington is a full service caterer and exclusively provides all food, linens, and other needs at the best value possible.
How many guests can be seated in the Herrington Yacht Club?
There are several options with this venue. The Harbour View Ballroom (lower level) accommodates 125 guests. The Chesapeake Ballroom (upper level) accommodates 150 guests. These two can also be combined to accommodate large wedding parties and events. Your event designer can provide you with pricing and details.
What does all-inclusive pricing mean?
Herrington on the Bay provides multiple services for your wedding for a single fee. As a full-service venue, we provide the site, food, beverages and alcohol, event designer, service staff, and items for the ceremony and reception such as tables, chairs, linens, and lighting. Maryland state law requires that any labor cost applied to catered parties of 12 or more are subject to Maryland sales tax rate (6%).
Is gratuity included in the labor cost?
The labor cost is not a gratuity. It is used to pay the salary/wages for the service staff. Voluntary tips you choose to offer in addition to the labor cost are very much appreciated.
What happens if I have an outdoor ceremony and it rains?
Herrington on the Bay provides a rain plan for your event. We can quickly relocate your ceremony with in the facility that you have reserved for your reception at no additional cost.
Can I use an outside caterer?
Herrington on the Bay is the exclusive food and beverage provider for events at our site. Aside from your wedding cake, no other food or beverages may be provided by outside suppliers.
Is there lodging on site?
The Inn at Herrington Harbour is located on site and has 42 guest rooms and suites available to rent. The Dover House is a short distance off site and can be rented through Herrington on the Bay.
What is there for my guests to do in the area?
This area is a hidden gem. There is a lot to see and do right here at Herrington Harbour and within a very close distance of our resort venue. Check it out.
“My wedding at Herrington was absolutely stunning and the staff was amazing to work with. Janice Loos, Event Designer, was always there from start to finish to answer any questions we had, and she made the planning process so personal and fun! They also assign a wedding coordinator for the day of the wedding to help with vendors and make sure everything is running smoothly which was very helpful and a great way to relieve stress. From the scenery to the service to the food, Herrington on the Bay deserves a 5 star rating!”