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.
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:
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.
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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Erin · Married on 05/25/2019
Memorial Weekend Wedding To Remember!
My husband and I wanted a "house" to rent out for our wedding; one where our bridal party and immediate family could all stay together and party the whole weekend. After MUCH research, we realized bringing in all vendors, equipment, tents, etc. would be a big headache and much more expensive than a traditional "venue". We still didn't want a cookie cutter wedding though - we wanted a weekend affair that still didn't blow our entire budget. Then we found The Oaks!Sent on 06/04/2019
The Oaks is run by a lovely husband (Chef) and wife (Inn Keeper) between Easton and St. Michael's, two adorable charming towns. It's nestled in a quiet area on the water, with a gorgeous bridal cottage, an amazing reception venue for dinner and dancing, amazing rooms (balconies, jacuzzis) and a living room. It has canoes, shuffleboard, a pool - tons of room for hanging out during / after the wedding.
Tracey, our coordinator, was just fantastic. She helped us SO much with the planning - no need for a wedding planner. She put the perfect finishing touches on just everything - when we walked back down the aisle she had champagne waiting for us. She coordinated our vendors, welcomed the guests, and made sure we all knew where to be, and when. She helped us coordinate the rehearsal like a pro.
The weekend was absolutely magical...
For photos, you have a gorgeous dock, water, gardens, a barn and greenery with majestic trees - anything you could want.
For food, the passed appetizers were INCREDIBLY delicious - we did the add-on crab dip station too. The cocktail hour was right outside on the water.
For the ceremony, you can get married between The Oak trees (our pick), on the lawn with an arch, under the dock with sparkling lights (great rain plan!) or inside.
The guys got changed in one of the Inn rooms with a huge balcony while the ladies got ready in the bridal cottage which was perfect for pictures with it's own gigantic bathroom and kitchen.
CHOSE The Oaks - you won't regret it!!!
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Cheers to Erin & Jeremy! Helping the two of you have your dream wedding was so easy for us because the two of you are absolutely amazing! You both know that what is most important in a day such as this is each other! Your love and respect for each other transcends to every one around you. There is no doubt that together you will have a lifetime of happiness, love and joy! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!
Susan Wojciechowski · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Amazing Wedding Weekend
Our families had an amazing experience at The Oaks. Start to finish, all aspects of the wedding weekend were excellent. We could not have asked for anything different. The staff was amazing and Tracey made sure every detail was perfection. The Oaks staff allowed us to have the wedding our kids had dreamed of. Can't thank The Oaks enough!Sent on 05/01/2019
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Sue (and all the Wojo's & Kruegers) ~
Collin & Kelly Wojo · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Dream Wedding Weekend at the Oaks
There are no words that can adequately capture just how incredible our wedding weekend at the Oaks was. We emphasize weekend because that was one of our favorite features of the Oaks – your wedding party gets the entire property to yourselves for the weekend, which allows your wedding to be so much more than the ceremony and the reception, it makes for a truly relaxing and warm getaway. Everything about the Oaks itself is top notch. The facilities are breathtaking, clean, and accommodating; the food is incredible; and the bar selection plentiful. But above all else, what sets the Oaks apart is the staff. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure that you and your guests feel at home and have an incredible time. We cannot tell you how many of our attendees remarked that what struck them most was the friendly demeanor of the entire staff. Tracey, the on-site wedding coordinator, stands out among this phenomenal group. She made every minute of our experience seamless and easy – all while ensuring that our dream wedding stayed on schedule. We would unreservedly recommend everything about the Oaks!Sent on 05/12/2019
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Collin and Kelly ~
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!
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
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!