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The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events

Easton, MD View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
159 reviews
$23k - $29k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$23k - $29k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

A waterfront wedding venue in Easton, Maryland, The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events has been an integral part of the wedding community since 1997. Located on a cove off the Chesapeake Bay, the venue provides the picture-perfect setting for celebrating your union. Locally owned and managed, The Oaks Waterfront Inn is the perfect choice for a joyous gathering of family and friends!

Facilities and Capacity
Surrounded by 10 acres of scenic landscape, The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events boasts an abundance of versatile event space. Offering both indoor and outdoor settings, the venue comfortably accommodates a maximum of 230 guests.

Services Offered
Those who book The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events for their festivities benefit from a wide array of services. In addition to all-inclusive wedding packages, the venue also offers the following:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound


Accommodation
Overnight lodging is provided for couples and their guests in the form of well-appointed waterfront rooms and cottage. Each room features either a King or Queen bed, modern bathrooms—some with jetted bathtubs—irons and ironing boards, hairdryers and toiletries.

History
The history of The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events dates back to the 17th century. Nestled on 42 acres of land, the venue was first sold to Frederick and Louise Harper in 1884. The Harpers began running the Inn as a boarding house in 1902 to help with farm expenses. In 1971 the couple sold it to the German Company Schwaben International who ran it as a corporate resort and cultural conference center. Purchased by a St. Michaels couple in 1996, the venue was completely renovated and now features spacious rooms with water views and modern conveniences.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$7,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

159 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

84 User photos

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen L. Married on 11/13/2021
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    Perfect place for a wedding!

    The Oaks was the first and only venue that my husband and I toured. Tucked away on a peaceful cove, it had everything we wanted and so much more. It’s big enough to accommodate our family and friends so that we were able to spend extra time with them, but small enough that the staff could take amazing care of us. Attentive service, delicious food, not to mention the gorgeous views from every spot on the property. We will definitely be back for weekend getaways!

    The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:

    Dear Kathleen. Thanks for the wonderful review. We just looked at your photos and they are GORGEOUS!! The property in November is always so beautiful. We look forward to having you and Pat come back for a visit soon.
    Best, Candi, Missy and the entire Oaks Team
  • Sarah
    Sarah H. Married on 10/16/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    A dream!

    Words cannot explain how LUCKY we felt to be married at this venue! The Oaks Waterfront Inn is a dream come true. We initially fell in love with The Oaks and their staff via FaceTime during the COVID pandemic. We visited one week later and it was true - the Inn is amazingly gorgeous!! We were floored by the hospitality, the delicious food, the thoughtful and friendly staff that feel like family, the beautiful landscaping and the homey-ness of the Inn. We got compliments all evening on how wonderful of a venue The Oaks Waterfront Inn is. People are still raving about the FOOD!!!!! We would 1000% not have had as amazing of a wedding day without Candi, Missy and Dolores - not to mention Paul the INCREDIBLE chef and every single staff member. They went above and beyond for our wedding and we could not have chosen a better place. The bridal cottage is one of my favorite parts.. and my now husband loved being able to play all the fun yard games on wedding day. Having a rehearsal dinner, your ceremony/reception and your suites in one place was what we were looking for and it felt like a private weekend getaway for us and all of our loved ones to be together. We love The Oaks Waterfront Inn and will visit for years to come!!! :)

    The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:

    Dear Sarah and Nick. Thank you so much for the glowing review. What we at The Oaks will always remember is THE WEATHER! The rain waited all day and then you were able to have your lovely ceremony on the covered dock and the photos are just gorgeous! Thanks for including those photos and we are hoping to see more please. Please come back to visit us from time to time. Congratulations to you both. Best, Candi, Missy and the entire Oaks Team

Awards

  • 159
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Corey & Nikki
    30 photos · 10/19/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Ebb Tide Tent & Party Rentals Ebb Tide Tent & Party Rentals Photo Booths

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events is a beautiful venue with a great location and an amazing staff. Their professional service is always a pleasure to work with for events. We work often with them for weddings and special events. A must see for your Wedding venue!

Seasonal Flowers Seasonal Flowers Wedding Florists

It is an absolute delight to work with the staff at the Oaks, your home away from home. Their goal is relaxed perfection in the beautiful, peaceful setting of our beloved Eastern Shore. From calling to check on information to final set up of our brides floral designs the staff is always professional and helpful. Tracey is inspired confidence, we adore her! The food is always amazing. The ballroom space and linen colors give us limitless possibilities. Thanks to all the behind the scenes personnel who support us and help us carry out our delightful task of setting up for our events. Paul and Candy we thank you for the vision of constant improvement. Needless to say we love working with and for the Oaks. Shirley and Roxanne Seasonal Flowers

Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography Wedding Photographers

How much can I say about such a perfect wedding/event venue? I honestly have to see how much space I have since I will have to cut short my accolades! The Oaks is all one could want in a venue- lovely setting, personal, caring and professional staff, great food, self-contained so it really is yours for your wedding. I know that the folks there take great pride in all these things and truly want your wedding to be perfect. As a photographer, I have worked there often and yet never feel I've used all the lovely backgrounds that the setting offers. I truly love working there!

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Map

25876 Royal Oak Rd Easton, MD, 21601
4107455053

9am-5pm, 7 days a week
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The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events for wedding events?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events offer?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events offer for wedding events?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events have available for wedding events?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in flexibility.

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