Merchant Social

Eastern Shore/Chesapeake Bay



Gather, celebrate, and party with the people you love for the person you love at a venue that you will love. Merchant Social offers a space for genuine interactions and authentic memories to be made and captured for generations to come. A gem of Maryland, Merchant Social lies on 105 acres of endless meadows and woods that stretch into serene vistas that surround the venue and offer trails and creeks to set a scene of adventure that surpass all understanding. By pulling from the richness of nature to create a sweet balance of refined and casual, Merchant Social will set your wedding apart from all others long after the lights have dimmed. Get the party started at Merchant Social whether you are indoors, outdoors, or in any season. With a 200 person tented terrace, 90 seating dining room, and lakeside event capabilities, trust that Merchant Social will lead you into the journey of your dreams. Your friends at Merchant Social are dedicated towards your love story and will do everything possible to ensure that the journey is unforgettable, breathtaking, and stress-free. Get in touch with Merchant Social for your next gathering.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start up to 3 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 11:30 PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $3,500 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for $250 per hour. Please inquire about ceremony only options. Outside catering is allowed for kosher or specific dietary preferences.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Merchant Social is estimated at between $5,512 and $11,077 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area
Set up and clean up through caterer
Tables and chairs included indoors only

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
No restrictions on music end time
Outdoor music must end by 11:00PM
Biodegradable throwables outside only