77 total reviews
I was very important for me to have an outdoor wedding on the water and Herrington on the Bay, made this happen plus sooo much more!!! They were the venue as well as the catering and made the entire planning process very easy and enjoyable. All services were very focused on the bride and groom and making our wedding perfect!! The staff was amazing and I could never thank them enough for making our wedding everything I ever dreamed of times 100. I would and will highly recommend Herrington on the Bay to anyone planning a wedding!!
Everything was amazing. The employees were easy to contact and were timely on emails throughout the planning process. The views were priceless and were captured beautifully in the photos. The tent was decorated nicely as well.
Everything was perfect! Brittany, Lexy, and Krissy were so wonderful to work with. I was not picky and completely trusted their vision and everything turned out even more beautiful than I imagined! :)
Our wedding on May 18th was absolutely spectacular!!! Everything was flawless, the venue was beautiful, food was awesome, and the customer service we received was impeccable! Thank you Janice and Sarah for all of your hard work and dedication!!! Every guest enjoyed themselves and we received nothing but compliments! Not one person said they didn't have a good time!!! We are so appreciative! Herrington on the Bay accommodated us above and beyond! If we had to do it all over I wouldn't change a thing!!!
I had my ceremony and reception here and I was thrilled, the staff was amazing, and the venue is so beautiful we didn't have to do much for decorations. I would reccommend Herrington to anyone for any occassion!!
I was married at Herrington on the Bay on May 24, 2014. We chose the Herrington Bridal Lawn and both floors of the yacht club for 120 guests. The first time we visited this location we fell in love. All the staff is amazing. The weather was PERFECT! I also used one of their staff members as my ceremony coordinator and I'm so glad I did. She kept everything during the rehearsal and ceremony perfectly organized. The wedding was flawless. I worked with Janice Loos and she seriously is amazing. She responded to my millions of questions very promptly. My mom even used them to cater my bridal shower offsite and everyone RAVED about their food. I still get compliments about how gorgeous the venue was!
The location has plenty of parking right next to both the reception and ceremony areas. Everything is all in one place just a few steps from each other all on the water. Plus mangos is the restaurant/bar right next door for an after reception drink. The crab dip was good.
Herrington on the Bay was wonderful from start to finish! From the moment my fiance and I stepped onto the property we knew that was where we wanted to get married. Michael was awesome working with us up until we were assigned our coordinator, Kerry. Kerry was awesome as well. While this venue is beautiful, and I was dreaming of getting married outside by the water, rain came up right before our ceremony, and we were forced inside. But I just want to say that if this happens to you - at Herrington your wedding will still be amazing! Kerry was so on top of it and worked with us to make changes at the last minute to accommodate the weather, timing of events, etc. A shuttle came and brought us to the yacht club, and Kerry was outside getting drenched holding an umbrella for me. The girls walked in down the stairs and we had the ceremony on the lower level facing the windows to the marina.
People RAVED about the venue and the food. The food was phenomenal - we even special requested an appetizer (pierogies) and they were fantastic! We did a buffet dinner and it worked out very well. The layout is great in the yacht club with dinner upstairs and dancing downstairs - we also loved that it was open over the dance floor.
The only thing that was a slight negative for me was that as the event was getting closer I would sometimes email questions and get out of office replies as the coordinators don't work every day onsite - I hated waiting days for a response, but overall, everything was always fine and all my questions were answered/requests were accommodated as soon as Kerry was back onsite.
I would most definitely recommend this venue!
Herrington on the Bay was a great location to get married. We had a mid-week wedding in the Yacht Club, and therefore they gave us a lot of time to set up the decorations as there were no events before us. Lexy Harvey was our co-ordinator and was great. She answered all emails and questions quickly, and made sure everything went smoothly. The food was great, and all our guests said they loved the site. I am very happy we got married here, and would recommend HOTB 100%.
Everyone was fantastic! It was so easy to plan and work with them. Kerri my planner had everything running smoothly, despite the rain. My guests couldn't stop complimenting everything from the food to the service to the scenery. We had an awesome wedding thanks to everyone at Herrington!
Herrington literally made my wedding visions come true! From the first time my (now) husband went out and met with Michael, to the day of the wedding, we were never left with anything unanswered. The customer service alone was enough reason for us to book with Herrington, but we were also blown away by the views, packages, food tastings and the ability of the staff to go above and beyond for us. They were very patient with us and never pressured us to make a hasty decision. We felt supported the whole way through.
On our wedding day Lexy was our coordinator and she was phenomenal as well! She really worked behind the scenes with her staff to make sure we had everything that we wanted. Michael also even came to say hello and congratulate us. We truly felt like the stars of the show. You CANNOT go wrong with Herrington.
I loved the staff at Herrington on the Bay especially Michael Burdish! He made my dream come true without emptying the bank :) He really went above and beyond to help get everything I needed ready for the wedding. I loved my wedding coordinator Kerry McNelly, she made sure the flow of the ceremony and reception went great. Krissy Myers is the best decorator ever. She made my purple wedding come true. I highly recommend Herrington to have your wedding. They will work with you budget wise and make sure you and your guests have a great time :)
I LOVE Michael !!!
We got married at Herrington's Polynesian Bridal Lawn/ Paradise Ballroom on August 3rd, 2013. My new husband and I have said multiple times in the past few weeks that the best decision we made in wedding planning was choosing HOTB as our venue. From the moment we arrived at Herrington for our initial meeting with Michael, we were treated with the highest importance - although there are so many weddings done at this location every year, we always felt like ours was special. When we would arrive for a meeting, staff knew us by name, and we were greeted with fresh baked goods from the chef. Their attention to detail was superb, emails and calls were returned immediately, and our questions were always answered with, "Of course we can do that for you!"
When it was time to make the switch from Michael to our day-of coordinator, Ethan, the "pass-off" was seamless. Ethan already knew all of the details of our wedding, and Michael still checked in to see how things were going. Adria also was amazing and helped us to plan a beautiful rehearsal dinner at Calypso Bay.
On the day of our wedding, it threatened to rain, and both Michael and Ethan were so on-top of things, watching the weather radar and knew exactly what our "window of time" was to hold the ceremony without getting rained on. They made decisions quickly, involving our other vendors and working extremely well with them. They knew exactly which decisions to include myself and my husband in, and which ones to take over. Where other locations may have said, "It looks like rain, let's go with plan B," HOTB made it so that we were still able to have our dream outdoor wedding on the water.
We could go on and on about how beautiful Herrington is, how delicious their food is, and how convenient it is to have a ceremony, reception, and hotel all on one site. But all of that wouldn't have mattered without the quality of the people we worked with for the past 16 months. We can't thank them all enough!!
I had my wedding her on 8/25/13 and it was a perfect destination wedding i could ever get at home. everyone was so nice and helpful and the food was good. the only think i did not like is all the extra cost that were not included in the payment of the venue, like color napkins, bar services, colored table clothes, assistance setting up for the wedding. we really have to do-it-ourselves the day of the wedding. never the less my wedding turned out GREAT! and everyone enjoyed themselves.
I had my wedding this past weekend on 9/7/13. It was amazing from the ceremony site to the food to the reception area. Herrington provided exceptional service on our wedding day. From the beginning stages of planning to the end product our event designer Brittany as well as our event coordinator Adria, and our event stylist Krissy did a fantastic job. Our day was everything we hoped for and more. We can't say enough good things about Herrington and its staff. I can't thank them enough for making my day so memorable and special. It was the perfect place to have our wedding.
I could not have been more happy with Herrington. Everything was perfect and went smoothly. It is a naturally beautiful place and made for amazing pictures.
The staff is wonderful, professional, sincere, and trustworthy. I never had to worry about anything.
The price is worth what you get if it is in your price rage.
I cannot recommend them enough! :)
My husband and I wanted to get married outside near the water. I started my search online and based my initial listing solely on pictures. HOTB was instantly my favorite. Being skeptical, I wanted to check a few places out first. HOTB did not disappoint. Their venue is better than their photos. The staff is wonderful. You are given a contact that answers questions quickly and is willing to meet all the time. They provide catering (you DO NOT have the option to use someone else), but the food is so delicious and reasonably priced that you wouldn't want anyone else. They make everything fresh and it is all mouth-watering. The only warning I'll give is that there are two locations and if you use the smaller one (the Bridal Garden), they do not provide a place on location for the bride to get ready. I decided to just stay at the Inn on location to use as my room which worked out fine but is definitely not cheap. I loved this place and would definitely recommend it to others.
I cannot begin to gush about how awesome the venue was for our day!!! The flowers were perfect! They not only took care of my husband and I, but they paid so much to detail to all of my wishes. All of my guest ranted and raved about the food. It was a momentous occasion and they were the icing on the cake!!! I would highly recommend them many times over.
While Herrington is a beautiful place to get married, I have to say that the staff there are what really made the difference. Our wedding coordinator Ethan wasn't pushy and made me feel at ease during the whole day, and our VIP server during there reception made sure we always had a drink in our hands! Great place to get married!
The team at Herrington does an AMAZING job! They have complementary wedding & design coordinators who are very responsive. Even when our assigned coordinator was not available, they almost always had someone available during office hours to help answer questions or coordinate things. You basically get a wedding planner that helps to keep the timeline flowing as planned for the day of, and this is a FREE service.
The food was delicious, although I would definitely recommend attending their "welcome reception" if you book this venue - it's a free taste test of some of their favorite food items, but some are definitely better than others, depending on your taste! The welcome reception is also a chance to get to meet some of their preferred vendors and talk to people that are in various stages of the planning process.
The price is on the higher side, but it is absolutely worth it to be in such a beautiful marina and to have such great service. We did our rehearsal dinner in the Herring Bay Pavilion with a beach bonfire following dinner and it was an awesome night. Our ceremony was in the Herring Bay Bridal Garden (beautiful, facing the bay, and there is a dock and a beach behind where we took some great photos), and our reception was in the Historic Yacht Club. The two floors in the yacht club are nice because you can separate dinner and dancing, and people can watch the dance floor from upstairs or down. We also did a cigar bar outside - they have a small seating area and a fire pit outside in back of the yacht club building. We booked a suite at the Inn at Herrington Harbor so the bridal party could get ready, and it worked out perfectly (there were 8 of us in my bridal party, plus a few moms/cousins/friends that joined in, and it worked out fine).
My only complaint (which isn't really a complaint) was that we had a few people drop out at the last minute (in the last week or so before the wedding), and I ended up eating the cost of that because it was somewhat unclear as to when that final (FINAL final) number needed to be communicated for food & beverages. My understanding was that if it was communicated before the food was ordered by the catering office, you could use the money you had already paid and apply it to something else (more appetizers or desserts or additional decorations, etc.)...but I never really knew when that deadline was. Again, not a complaint - still think they did an AWESOME job - I just slacked a little in my communication towards the end with so much going on :), so keep timely communication in mind! They were really flexible and responsive on everything else, and I would recommend this place to anyone in a heartbeat!
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Waterfront Weddings on the Chesapeake Bay! The waterfront bridal lawns and ceremony sites feature an extraordinary blend of natural and exotic landscaping emphasizing the pristine and expansive water views. Guests enjoy relaxing, elegant surroundings and amazing celebrations at a world-class, Eco-Lifestyle Resort right here in Maryland!
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013