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.
143 Reviews for The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events
Recommended by 96% of couples
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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
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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
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Meghan · Married on 10/20/2019
Don't hesitate - book a tour!
What an amazing experience it was having The Oaks host our wedding. The Oaks was the first wedding venue we toured and what an impression it left. At each venue we toured after that, we would ask each other which place do you see us getting married at when you close your eyes – every time the answer was The Oaks. We went back for a second visit and immediately knew it was for us. From the first tour, everyone there made us feeling like family.
We knew we wanted a ceremony by the water, but it was also very important for my husband to have a venue that had a backup in case of rain as well as a place for an indoor reception. We hoped we wouldn’t need the backup but unfortunately, a remnant of a tropical storm moved through on our wedding day! We ended up having the ceremony on the large covered dock and it was still perfect. The lights under the dock along with the rain actually made for a very romantic setting. If only the wind had been a little less! Our guests were kept inside until right before the ceremony and none seemed to mind the setting.
One of the best parts of The Oaks is having the Inn available to you and your guests that night for lodging. All of my side was coming in from out of town, so we loved having family be able to say with us there that night . We chose a Sunday wedding, so we only had the Inn the Sunday night. If you book a Saturday wedding, you do get both Friday and Saturday nights. A wonderful breakfast buffet is also included the morning after for guests who stayed at the Inn.
The highlight of The Oaks has to be the amazing staff. Every single person we dealt with throughout the entire process was wonderful. Tracey is the on-site coordinator who we primarily worked with through the planning process. What an asset to have available at The Oaks! She was amazing and so helpful. Always very quick to reply to any questions we had. Unfortunately, Tracey suffered an injury and was not available for our wedding day. Candi, one of the owners of The Oaks, stepped in for Tracey though and did an amazing job for us. She was a pro! Words can’t express the gratitude we have for everything both Tracey and Candi did to help our wedding day turn out to be exactly what we had envisioned. The staff the day of the wedding were also all top notch. We had to many compliments on the service!
Thank you to everyone at The Oaks! Highly recommend!!!
Sent on 10/30/2019
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!