Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s Arts & Education Building

Located on 510 acres of pristine habitat in Queen Anne’s County along the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center offers a wonderful setting for your event that is contemporary, functional, and immersed in nature.
Our “green” facility located in this tranquil setting is perfect for:

• Small Wedding Receptions
• Seminars & Conference Meetings
• Birthday, Anniversary, Retirement Parties
• Business Events
• Training Programs
• Retreats
• Community & Fundraising Events

Our rental facility features:

• Views and access to varied habitats of the Chesapeake Bay
• 2,000 square feet of space
• Max Capacity for up to 120 people for a wedding
• Certified “green” building
• Lovely wrap-around porch

With serene breathtaking views of our eco-pond, gardens, and natural wetlands, this venue incorporates nature into your event. Make the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center the destination for your special occasion!

For more information, please contact Vicki Paulas directly at 

ATTN: We will not be renting either picnic pavilions for kids birthday parties, scout groups or other functions for the 2018 season. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We are currently taking wedding reservations for 2019. We will not be taking bookings for 2020 until April of 2019. We do not hold weddings on-site from Mid-November through April or on Holiday Weekends. 

ATTN: For 2018 weekend events: We only have availability left in June, July. Only call or email if interested in those months for weekend rentals. We still have week day availability for meetings throughout the year. 

You must have a CBEC membership in good standing in order to rent the facility. Wedding rates for 2018 are $2500 and you have use of the facility from Friday at 9am-Sunday 3pm. Wedding rates/terms are non-negotiable. Facility rental is on a first-come, first-serve basis. See calendar below for availability. (Disclaimer: Calendar is updated periodically and not on a daily/weekly basis and does not reflect inquires already in the process of booking.) Calendar Last Updated: 4.27.18

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