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Maryland's Premier Wedding Venue

Unforgettable events, from start to finish

The natural beauty of Herrington on the Bay attracts couples to our venue. But it’s our team and commitment to five-star service that set us apart. Our passion is creating memorable moments for our clients. Solid relationships with our clients, partner vendors and staff have earned us awards as one of the best wedding venues in Maryland.

Herrington on the Bay has two stunning, waterfront wedding venues. Each space is fully customizable for your wedding ceremony and reception. Our pricing is all inclusive which covers the venue fee, farm-to-fork menu and bar, ceremony and reception amenities, and staff. We’ll help you plan all of the details for your special event.

Our venues

our beautiful venues


Herring Bay Garden

The Herring Bay Garden is a beautiful waterfront venue for outdoor wedding ceremonies. The natural beauty of this space is captivating with a mix of native and exotic landscaping and expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay. Nothing in Maryland can compare.

Herrington Yacht Club

The Herrington Yacht Club sets the tone for an upscale wedding reception. This indoor wedding reception site is available year-round, offering simple elegance. A neutral space with crystal sconces and chandelier, the Yacht Club is the perfect backdrop to bring your vision to life.

Herring Bay Garden & Herrington Yacht Club

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Polynesian Lawn

Why travel across the world for a destination wedding when you can create that experience here, at our Polynesian Lawn. Your wedding ceremony will feel like an escape from Maryland. The Polynesian Lawn is a well-appointed outdoor wedding ceremony space, 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 leading to a towering waterfall cascading into a lighted pool. This space is as sophisticated as they come.

Paradise Ballroom

The Paradise Ballroom is an impressive, state-of-the-art tented venue for wedding receptions. With delicate tulle fabric, fairy white lights and impressive chandelier, the expansive space still feels intimate. This wedding venue accommodates 250 guests with an option to seat 350 guests with a tent extension. This is also an alternate wedding ceremony site for couples who want an indoor space or to accommodate rain plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have a lot of questions. And we have nearly three decades worth of answers. Read through our frequently asked questions for answers to some of our most common questions.


Our Event Specialists will be available to help you starting at Day 1, designating floor plans, creating a timeline and plan everything else for the day. They will be primarily responsible for planning your wedding day, communicating with other professionals and vendors to ensure that the event is hosted to your specifications. You will also have a Wedding Day Coordinator who will manage the logistics of your day.


Although Herrington does not provide a wedding ceremony coordinator, we can add this service to your contract. Pricing depends on the date/time of your event. Herrington does supply ceremony guidelines to all of our clients.


Herrington will endeavor to accommodate a rehearsal time based upon availability.


Herrington on the Bay provides a rain plan for your reception. We can quickly relocate your ceremony within the facility that you have reserved for your reception at no extra cost.


Yes, the power is within 25 feet of the lawns and is available for podiums, musicians, and other ceremony needs.


100 guests.


150 guests.


Between 225-250 guests, depending on the meal service and up to 350 guests with the rental of a tent extension.


Directions and GPS addresses for our ceremony and reception sites are located on our website at www.herringtononthebay.com. Herrington can provide an original copy of written directions that you may reproduce and distribute at your discretion.


Yes. We have ample, free parking whether your event is located in one of the rooms of the Herrington Yacht Club or Paradise Ballroom.


Herrington’s staff wears all black catering attire. A more casual style uniform may be worn upon request.


Herrington furnishes white folding chairs for wedding ceremonies. These chairs are cleaned 30 minutes prior to your ceremony.


No. Once you have reserved our services or property for your event, we no longer offer the date and/or location to other guests and therefore, we may not resell the date if your event is cancelled.


Yes. Maryland State Law requires that any labor cost applied to catered parties for 12 or more guests must be taxed at the Maryland Sales Tax rate.


The labor cost is not a gratuity. It is used to pay salaries and wages. Any voluntary tips you choose to offer in addition to the labor cost are very much appreciated.


Herrington permits each client to provide their own unique flowers and centerpieces.


The Inn at Herrington Harbour is located on site, and has several guest rooms and suites available to rent. The Dover House is a 3 bedroom home that is available to rent through Herrington on the Bay.


The Anne Arundel County Department of Health requires that any leftover food be handled only by Herrington on the Bay, the licensed food service facility.


Herrington on the Bay provides exclusive food and beverage services to anyone hosting an event at our site. Aside from supplying your own wedding cake, no other food or beverages may be provided by outsider suppliers.


Herrington is a full service caterer and exclusively provides all food, linens or other needs at the best value possible.


Herrington on the Bay owns the liquor license for the property. Therefore, if your event is held at our property, you may not bring your own spirits or liquor.

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“My husband Brandon and I cannot even begin to put into words all the great things about this venue and every single one of their team members. From their incredible coordinators/planners, to the chefs, bartenders, facilities crew, and servers every single person at this venue was there to help make our weekend the best one yet.”   

- Patricia and Brandon


“The entire venue staff put together a truly gorgeous event and perfected every last detail. Both my wife and several of our friends and family have dietary concerns (allergies, vegetarian, etc) and the kitchen created special (delicious) meals for them all. From start to finish, Herrington was wonderful to work with and we wouldn’t recommend them enough!”

- Colleen and Allie


“Herrington helped us plan the most perfect day of our lives and during the wedding they were present and extremely helpful throughout the entire night! They are so organized, efficient, and helpful when it comes to anything about weddings!”

- Jill and Zach


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