Polynesian Lawn & Paradise Ballroom


Maryland Waterfront Wedding Venue

Be transported to an exotic getaway. Located a short distance from Annapolis and Baltimore, Herrington on the Bay is an ideal choice for a Maryland waterfront wedding venue.

The Polynesian Lawn and Paradise Ballroom offer expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay with a balanced mix of sophistication and ease, accommodating up to 350 guests with an extension. Pricing for this wedding venue 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 Polynesian Lawn is a well-appointed outdoor wedding ceremony site surrounded by waterfront views of the Chesapeake Bay. No detail is overlooked with a hand-laid paver walkway, flanked by yellow coreopsis, date palms, black-eyed-Susans, and dark purple and lavender coneflowers that leads to a towering waterfall cascading into a lighted pool.

The Paradise Ballroom is the reception site for this wedding venue with a 60′ x 75′, state-of-the-art tent facility that can accommodate up to 350 guests with the rental of an extension tent. In the event of rainy weather, the Paradise Ballroom can be transformed into an alternate wedding ceremony site.

The Paradise Ballroom venue includes the use of the recreational dock. Several options can be incorporated into this venue including a fireworks display.

Real Maryland Weddings at Herrington on the Bay

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 Paradise Ballroom (outdoor tent venue)?
With the standard configuration, this venue accommodates 250 guests. However, it can accommodate up to 350 guests with the rental of an extension tent. 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 45 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.

“I truly do not think there is a more beautiful ceremony site in Maryland than the Polynesian Lawn. The setting makes you feel like you are in paradise. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was. The service provided by the Herrington staff is top-notch. When we sat down at our sweetheart table there was a display of all of the appetizers from the cocktail hour, a glass of champagne, a glass of our drink of choice, and also our signature drink. AMAZING! Every 10-15 min someone checked on us too. We were truly treated like royalty.”

– Amanda + Mike

Herrington on the Bay Testimonial

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