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 cottages. 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 96% of couples
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Cathie · Married on 10/13/2018
Dream come true
We just celebrated our daughter’s wedding at The Oaks and there aren’t enough words to describe how absolutely perfect the entire weekend was for all of us. If we could give it a 10, we would! A big plus is that you rent the entire inn so the whole wedding party and both sets of parents stayed together. We had so much fun ALL weekend. The rooms are beautiful and the bridal cottage is extra special. Some of us even had enough time to take walks, ride the bikes and take the canoes out on the creek.
Tracey and Candi worked hard with us to determine the best location and set up for the ceremony as it had rained 5” two days before the wedding and then again the morning of the ceremony so the ground was a bit soggy. We were fortunate and the sun came out and we were able to have the wedding at the point with a beautiful view of the boats across the shore. While a bit nippy, cocktails were outside too. It was absolutely beautiful! The reception room with all the windows looking out on the creek and pier is breathtaking. The added lights and torches enhanced the beauty of the evening.
The staff works very closely with the bride to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is exactly as she would like it. Tracey, the wedding coordinator had everything under control and I mean EVERYTHING! As the mother of the bride I had constant questions but she had ALL the answers and was able to keep me calm.
And while we knew the food would be good, it exceeded our expectations and many guests commented that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding reception. The breakfasts each day were delicious and we are so glad that we held the Thank You breakfast the morning after the wedding. The food was delicious and it gave us the chance to share the beautiful facility in the daylight. I would highly recommend The Oaks. It really was the wedding venue that my daughter had dreamed about and everyone involved in the wedding agreed that it was exceptional. Kudos to the owners, staff and chef!
Wendy Ritter · Married on 10/19/2018
The Oaks Waterfront Inn
Our wedding was on Oct. 6th 2018. The setting at The Oaks is absolutely beautiful and the wedding was magical! The staff is top notch, the food was superb, and Tracey took care of every detail to make the day stress free and more special for us! The Oaks exceeded all of our expectations!!
Emily · Married on 09/22/2018
We can't begin to thank The Oaks enough for all the amazing work they did to help make our day beyond perfect. We truly appreciate all the work Tracey and her team did for us in making our wedding weekend exceed all our expectations. From the planning leading up to the wedding to the breakdown afterwards, The Oaks made sure our weekend went flawlessly.Sent on 10/10/2018
The Oaks was the perfect venue for us, Tracey is the perfect wedding coordinator, and we had the best day ever!
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:
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!