Tidewater Inn

101 East Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Tidewater Inn

Thank you for considering the Tidewater Inn to host your upcoming celebration. Weddings are one of those special occasions that bring together family and friends celebrating the beginning of a lifelong union and creating lasting memories. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and assist in the planning of this extraordinary event.

The Tidewater Inn is a charming and elegant hotel with roots that trace back to 1712. Located in the heart of downtown Easton, our year-round destination provides a picturesque setting on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With a premier backdrop and stunning wedding venues, the Tidewater Inn invites you to celebrate an unforgettable day with family and friends.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests.

Wedding Services

Our dedicated wedding coordinators and staff will guide you through the planning process from start to finish, ensuring every detail of your event is flawless. From selecting your ceremony and reception venue, guiding you through a gourmet tasting event, a detailed planning session with an on-site coordinator and welcoming your guests for a magical wedding weekend.

Let us know if we can assist in planning your wedding weekend festivities, including rehearsal dinner, meet-and-greet welcome reception, farewell brunch, and guest room blocks. We are at your service!

Gold Ballroom

A private entrance on Harrison Street leads into the Gold Ballroom, featuring warm neutral tones, high ceilings, large windows, elegant chandeliers and sconces, herringbone engineered wood flooring, and vintage-style bar. The Gold Ballroom is paired with the exclusive Gold Ballroom Garden, a beautiful custom-built sailcloth-style tent and brick courtyard that features two gas fireplaces and a large bar. The garden is ideal for wedding ceremonies and/or cocktail receptions.

Gold Ballroom Capacity | 220 Seated | 375 Reception Style

Gold Ballrom Square Footage | 2,950

Crystal Room

Showcasing the timeless elegance of the Tidewater Inn, the Crystal Room features a soft and inviting color palette, herringbone engineered wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, a warm fireplace, and original crystal chandeliers. The Crystal Room is paired with an intimate brick-walled garden courtyard, planted with native gardens and trees, perfect for an outdoor ceremony, and/or cocktail reception.

Crystal Room Capacity | 120 Seated | 200 Reception Style

Crystal Room Square Footage | 2,280

It's in the Details

A Tidewater Inn representative will greet and direct vendors and coordinate with your photographer to ensure that your day-of details are executed flawlessly. The Tidewater Inn will ensure placement of all your personal items, favors, etc. A ceremonial garden is available to only you and your guests for 30 minutes, in addition to your reception. White folding chairs with a padded seat are included. Personal touches and décor can be added by you or your florist.

To complete your memorable day, included with the venue pricing, the Tidewater Inn offers:

  • A TASTING FOR TWO: Held in a group style format to allow optimum menu selection sampling and an opportunity to interact with our personable, professional staff. Additional seats may be purchased.
  • PLANNING SESSION: A weekday appointment will be held one-on-one with a Tidewater on-site Wedding Coordinator to plan a tentative menu and timeline, and to help customize your event.
  • The Tidewater Inn will receive favors, toasting glasses, cake knives, candles, and seating cards, the week preceding your wedding.
  • Complimentary ceremony rehearsal coordinated by a Tidewater Inn on-site wedding coordinator.
  • Distribution of welcome bags upon guest check-in. Room delivery additional.
  • Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for newlyweds.
  • Ivory floor-length linens and overlays; specialty linen options are available through your on-site wedding coordinator at an additional charge.
  • Dark mahogany chiavari chairs
  • Tidewater Inn table settings.
  • No cake cutting fee.
  • Unlimited access to an on-site wedding coordinator to answer any questions and assist during the planning process.
  • An on-site wedding coordinator and team of staff members on your wedding day to ensure that your wedding is perfect.

Your Wedding Weekend

Allow the Tidewater Inn to take the stress away and host your entire wedding weekend with us! Our dedicated staff and coordinators can assist in walking you and your family through every aspect of your wedding weekend to include your room block, rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch.

Accommodations

The Tidewater Inn offers an array of guest accommodations. Our newly restored guest rooms are ideal for weekend getaways and special celebrations. The traditional décor and furnishings fit perfectly within our historic downtown setting, while modern amenities will enhance the comfort of your stay. We invite our guests to select from varying room types that will be most suitable for your stay. Your comfort will always be our top priority.

Maryland's Eastern Shore

The Tidewater Inn is located in the heart of downtown Easton on Maryland’s prestigious Eastern Shore. Our location is convenient to explore the streets of Easton by foot or take advantage of the activities and attractions of our coastal communities – St. Michaels, Oxford, and Cambridge.

Intimate Weddings in the Tidewater House & Carriage House

Tidewater House

Nestled in the heart of downtown Easton, the Tidewater House sits less than a block from the Tidewater Inn. A picturesque mansion built in 1874, formerly known as The Inn at 202 Dover was purchased by the Tidewater Inn in the summer of 2019. The Tidewater House will provide our wedding couples a private oasis for friends and family featuring five stately guest rooms and suites, a lounge and library and two distinctive private event venues for wedding celebrations.

Carriage House

A quaint hideaway and our newest event venue sits within the gardens of the Tidewater House. The Carriage House is the perfect venue for intimate meetings, rehearsal dinners and weddings. This space gives our guests and couples an alternative to hosting their events under one roof at the Tidewater Inn while keeping with our extraordinary service and cuisine.

Located less than a block from the Tidewater Inn, the Carriage House was converted from the Tidewater House’s original garage. This farmhouse inspired building features a warm color palette of soft and warm grays, vaulted ceiling with six oversized chandeliers, floor to ceiling brick fireplace, custom built bar and exclusive patio within the Tidewater House Gardens. The Carriage House can accommodate up to 50 guests with a buffet style menu or 75 guests reception style.

Oxford Room

The Oxford Room features creamy neutral tones, traditional lighting fixtures and ample natural light overlooking East Dover Street. The Oxford Room is paired with our library just off the lobby which is a perfect setting for a cocktail hour. The Oxford Room can accommodate 36 banquet style or 40 reception style.

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108 Reviews for Tidewater Inn

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Jessica

    Jessica S. · Married on 07/25/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    AMAZING Wedding Experience from a COVID Bride

    Melanie and her team at the Tidewater Inn were amazing throughout the entire planning process! My husband and I got married during COVID and we felt so comfortable going forward with our event because of all of the modifications and clear plans that the whole team at the Tidewater had laid out. Everything was communicated to us ahead of time and she answered every single one of our questions!
    The whole day was perfect and every thing turned out even better than we had planned! The food is amazing (especially the mashed potatoes), the venue is gorgeous, and everybody at the Tidewater went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding was not only exactly what we wanted, but that all of the precautions were taken to make it safe during the pandemic!
    I could not more highly recommend this AMAZING venue for your wedding!

    Sent on 08/05/2020
  • Megan

    Megan C. · Married on 06/27/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    The Best Day Ever

    My husband and I got married on 8/8/20 during Covid. We came to one of the Tidewater's open houses in June of 2019. We took a tour of the grounds and we knew immediately that this is where we wanted to hold our reception. We were looking for somewhere we could basically show up, celebrate, and then leave so that we could enjoy a stress free wedding day. Melanie and her team went above and beyond what we ever could have imagined. Prior to our wedding day, Melanie helped us make sure we had all of our vendors and all of the minor details worked out (even ones I didn't even realize). When Covid hit, we were unsure how our wedding day would look. Melanie helped us work through all of our worries and concerns! She was there to answer all of our questions, give us updated guidelines, and put our minds at ease about everything. Our wedding day was the most amazing day! All of the staff at the Tidewater were so professional, helpful, and NICE! They truly went above and beyond what we could have expected. Also, the food was amazing! Our guests could not stop talking about how great the food was (for our rehearsal dinner and reception). We are so thankful for everyone at the Tidewater for helping make our wedding day the best day ever!

    Sent on 10/03/2020

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Tidewater Inn FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 750
  • 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?
    $ 950
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 46.95
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    220
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    July
    August
    November
    December

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    Exclusively Yours | Exclusive Package Dates

    Enjoy extraordinary pricing and packages on Saturday, May 29, 2021 with our Exclusively Yours package.

    Our Exclusively Yours Package is available with reduced venue pricing and extra incentives. Make it a true destination weekend for you and your guests - Stay at the Tidewater House, Rehearsal Dinner on Friday, Wedding on Saturday, which includes all event spaces, and Post- wedding breakfast on Sunday with special discounted group sales rates for the hotel rooms.

    For more information, contact Melanie Bennett at mbennett@tidewaterinn.com.

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Wendy Hickok Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Tidewater is a gorgeous wedding venue! Being in downtown Easton is great for guests and leads to endless great spots for photos!! The ballrooms and outdoor spaces are ideal for ceremonies and receptions. Can't wait to work there again!

  • Fiona's By The Cake Faerie Wedding Cakes

    The Tidewater Inn is a beautiful and historic place for a wedding. The staff are very professional and provide excellent service.

  • Honey Hive Bakery
    Honey Hive Bakery Wedding Cakes

    Tidewater Inn is the most Charming and Elegant wedding venue! They are breathtaking! I am just in LOVE with the big stair case in the main entrance! I can just imagine a bride walking down and the awesome photos! Their food is also spectacular and the staff is so friendly and professional! I highly recommend using the Tidewater Inn!

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Tidewater Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Tidewater Inn?

Tidewater Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Tidewater Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Tidewater Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Tidewater Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Tidewater Inn includes:

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

What are the most important characteristics of Tidewater Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Tidewater Inn for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Tidewater Inn for wedding events?

Tidewater Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Tidewater Inn offer?

Tidewater Inn offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Tidewater Inn offer for wedding events?

Tidewater Inn offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Tidewater Inn have available for wedding events?

Tidewater Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Tidewater Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Tidewater Inn is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in quality of service.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Tidewater Inn offer?

Tidewater Inn currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.