Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen

Category: Event Venue

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10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD, USA

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$ 15,000-20,000


Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen: Unforgettable Events in Baltimore, Maryland

Welcome to Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen, an exquisite wedding and event venue nestled in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. Immerse yourself in the beauty of fine Chesapeake cuisine, breathtaking views, and unparalleled hospitality. As the brainchild of owner/creator John Shields, renowned as the "Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay," Gertrude's promises an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

A Culinary Oasis with Captivating Views:

Discover Gertrude's Restaurant, an esteemed Chesapeake eatery boasting an enchanting backdrop of the Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden. Bask in the ambiance of our award-winning outdoor terrace, celebrated with a prestigious "Best of Baltimore" award by Baltimore Magazine. As the sun sets over the picturesque terrace, you'll relish the magic of a venue that's truly one-of-a-kind.

Facilities and Capacity:

Whether your event calls for a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen can accommodate your desires. With a capacity of up to 180 guests for a station or buffet-style event, and 120 guests for a seated dinner, our versatile space ensures your vision comes to life. Exchange vows amidst the serenity of the outdoor terrace, enhanced by a tranquil water pool and stepping stones, before transitioning seamlessly to your chosen indoor dinner style.

Services That Elevate Your Experience:

At Gertrude's, every detail is meticulously orchestrated to perfection. From chairs, tables, linens, and flatware to China, centerpieces, and tents, we provide a comprehensive range of event items. Our dedicated team handles all aspects of catering setup and cleanup, leaving you free to savor every moment. Elevate your event with our professional bar services, featuring skilled bartenders, an extensive range of beverage options, and the choice of a signature drink tailored to your preferences.


Indulge in a culinary journey that pays homage to the rich flavors of the Chesapeake Bay. Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen specializes in crafting bespoke menus that reflect your individual tastes and desires. Delight in our inventive offerings, from the mouthwatering "I Can't Believe It's Not Crab" vegan crab cakes to the soul-warming Gertie's Seafood Gumbo. Prepare to savor iconic local dishes that have made the Chesapeake Bay a gastronomic treasure.

Additional Facilities:

As you step into Gertrude's world, discover added conveniences that enhance your event:

Ample parking for your guests

Valet parking services for a touch of luxury

Wheelchair accessibility to ensure everyone's comfort and enjoyment

Plan Your Unforgettable Event:

Let Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen be the canvas upon which you paint your perfect event. Whether you're envisioning a lavish celebration or an intimate gathering, our stunning venue, exquisite cuisine, and impeccable services ensure a truly unforgettable experience. Contact us today to embark on a journey of culinary delight and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Services That Exceed Expectations:

At Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen, we take immense pride in offering a comprehensive suite of services that elevate your event to a realm of unparalleled excellence. With a deep commitment to ensuring every aspect of your occasion is flawlessly executed, our dedicated team stands ready to turn your vision into a reality.

Event Essentials Made Effortless:

We understand that every detail matters, which is why we provide a range of essential event items to ensure your celebration is seamless and stress-free. From chairs and tables to linens, flatware, and China, our thoughtfully curated inventory sets the stage for an elegant and refined ambiance.

Catering That Satisfies Every Palate:

Immerse yourself in the delectable world of Chesapeake cuisine with our bespoke catering services. Crafted by our culinary artisans, our menus are tailored to your preferences and designed to delight even the most discerning taste buds. Whether you're enticed by the allure of "I Can't Believe It's Not Crab" vegan crab cakes or crave the heartwarming comfort of Gertie's Seafood Gumbo, our culinary creations are a testament to the rich flavors of the Chesapeake Bay.

Impeccable Bar Services:

Raise your glass to an unforgettable experience with our professional bar services. Our skilled bartenders are at your service, ready to craft a wide array of beverages that cater to your guests' preferences. From house beer, wine, and liquor to specialty selections and the option of a signature drink, your event's libations will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Seamless Setup and Cleanup:

At Gertrude's, we believe that you should be able to fully immerse yourself in your event, leaving the logistics to us. Our attentive staff takes care of every setup and cleanup detail, ensuring that you and your guests can focus on creating cherished memories without the worry of any post-event mess.

Tailored Experience, Unforgettable Moments:

Your event is a reflection of your unique style and personality. That's why we take a personalized approach to every celebration we host. Our team works closely with you to design an experience that encapsulates your vision, preferences, and desires. From the grandeur of a station or buffet-style event to the intimacy of a seated dinner, we tailor every element to create a truly unforgettable occasion.

Additional Facilities for Your Convenience:

To enhance your event experience, Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen offers:

Ample Parking: Your guests will find ample parking available, ensuring their arrival is convenient and hassle-free.

Valet Parking: For a touch of luxury and added convenience, our valet parking services provide an extra layer of sophistication to your event.

Wheelchair Accessibility: We are committed to ensuring that all your guests can enjoy the festivities comfortably. Our wheelchair-accessible facilities reflect our dedication to inclusivity.

At Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen, we understand that every event is a unique tapestry of moments that deserve to be celebrated in style. With our exceptional services, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence, your event will be an unforgettable journey of culinary delight and cherished memories.

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