Herrington on the Bay from above with the harbor and boats behind it

A Picturesque Herrington on the Bay Wedding Day Filled With Love

Coastal beach weddings always seem to have their special magic. The combination of the ocean, the intimate beaches, and the picturesque surrounding towns transport you to your own private world. And while many spaces can give you your dream New England beach wedding, few compare to a Herrington on the Bay wedding. This Chesapeake Bay venue has two premium locations that offer gorgeous views and world-class service. If you’ve been searching for your perfect location, I would love to tell you why I think this is one you should consider. 

About the Herrington on the Bay Wedding Venue

Herrington on the Bay opened over 30 years ago as an escape for special events. Since then, the spot has become committed to a sustainable, eco-friendly destination for those who want to get away while staying mindful. This woman-owned venue works one-on-one with couples to help them plan their dream green wedding, from the food sources down to the dinnerware.

Herrington on the Bay features an inn near the marina for guests who want to stay at the venue leading up to the ceremony. They also feature world-class amenities that will make your wedding completely unforgettable.

Details of the Grounds

You’ll exclusively use one of Herrington on the Bay’s two unique venues throughout your wedding. The first of these venues is the Herring Bay Garden and Herrington Yacht Club. Herring Bay Garden is a lovely outdoor space with gardens designed to thrill. This area features exotic and native plants and has been a popular spot for butterflies for years. On top of the garden, you’ll have extraordinary views of the Chesapeake Bay. The garden is right outside of the Herrington Yacht Club. The garden is the venue’s indoor location and features two ballrooms and a large deck. The rooms have neutral paint tones and crystal chandeliers. The windows throughout ensure your guests still get breathtaking views of the outside surroundings. 

Nearby is Herrington’s second venue: Polynesian Lawn and Paradise Ballroom. Like Herring Bay Garden, Polynesian Lawn is an outdoor wedding space. Native plants and date palms decorate this area. You’ll also have beautiful views of nearby waterfalls. The Paradise Ballroom is a covered space with a tented roof, French windows, and crystal chandeliers. It is a great alternative location for your wedding if you’d prefer a covered space. 

The venue provides a rain plan in the case of inclement weather, so you don’t have to worry about your outside ceremony getting rained out.

Herrington on the Bay Reception Spaces

If you’re looking for a space for an outdoor reception, the Polynesian Lawn is your spot. You’ll be on a paved path with gorgeous views of the Bay. For indoor ceremonies, you can choose from the deck and the ballrooms of the Yacht Club or the tented Paradise Ballroom. These spaces have plenty of room for drinks and dancing and are assembled according to your vision. 

The venue holds plenty of spaces, including gazebos around the exterior where you can host a cocktail hour. The tobacco barn by the Herrington Yacht Club will also be an exceptional space for this time. 

Getting Ready Spaces

Herrington on the Bay has dressing rooms where you can get ready before the ceremony and also provides on-site lodging if you’re looking for a more laid-back option for this time. When you rent a room through the inn, you can relax, drink some bubbly, and hang out with your besties while you finish getting ready for your ceremony.

Key Details

The venue will match you with the best space for your guest count. If you’re hosting a more intimate destination wedding, Herrington Yacht Club will be your ideal option. The ballrooms on this site will host between 100-150 guests. Larger parties will positively adore the Paradise Ballroom. This airy space will hold between 225-250 guests. Herrington on the Bay has worked hard to make their venue a prime location for any wedding. The Yacht Club’s ballrooms feature high ceilings, crown molding throughout, and crystal chandeliers. And while the Paradise Ballroom is tented, it’s just as refined. The white cloth delicately drapes around the room, providing a blank space begging to be adorned with your unique style. The Chesapeake Bay provides beauty to the outside spaces. However, the venue has still worked hard to decorate it with rustic pergolas, paving, and premium landscaping. 

Photography Opportunities

Throughout your ceremony, you’ll have plenty of natural lighting that helps create positively stunning action shots. Following the ceremony, a walk around the venue will give you many opportunities for couples portraits and group shots. The Bay is a beautiful backdrop, while the flowers throughout the ground will ensure there’s not a dull picture.

Wedding Details

Herrington on the Bay is an exclusive caterer. Before the event, they’ll work with you to build a menu that suits your tastes. The chefs specialize in diverse fusion foods and create entrees your guests will still be raving about long after the ceremony. They’ll also provide service throughout your day as well as drinks. The lodging is an ideal option for the wedding party and out-of-town guests, and the surrounding towns will give everybody plenty to do in the days around your wedding. You can add a coordinator from the venue to ensure your day runs smoothly. The outdoor locations provide the electricity needed for your ceremony and reception. They’ll also set up and break down the chairs for your service. 

Herrington on the Bay Resort from above with the beach in front of it and the harbor behindHerrington on the Bay Wedding

If you’re looking for a lovely Chesapeake Bay location to give you the wedding of your dreams, check out a Herrington on the Bay wedding. This sustainable resort strives to ensure each couple gets the day they’ve always imagined.

Once you have your venue, it’s time to book your wedding pictures. I’m an East Coast photographer who specializes in luxurious wedding pictures. I love working with couples to help them make memories they’ll cherish for years. If you’ve been looking for a wedding photographer who will capture your special day, I’d love to connect! Contact me today to find out more.

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