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Price range: $20,250 - $24,050 Price range: $20,250 - $24,050
Couples usually spend $22,150 Couples usually spend $22,150
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$950 starting price
Bar service
$46.95 per person
Reception
$750 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$46.95 per person
These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec.

About

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The Tidewater Inn, located in Easton, Maryland, is a charming and elegant hotel wedding venue with roots that trace back to 1712. Located in the heart of downtown Easton, this 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.

Facilities and Capacity

There are many choices at The Tidewater Inn. 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 a 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 cocktail receptions with up to 375 people. Conversely, 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, with space for up to 200 people. They have a host of additional choices, ensuring that something will suit your needs.

Services Offered

Their 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 them know if they can assist in planning your wedding weekend festivities, including rehearsal dinner, meet-and-greet welcome reception, farewell brunch, and guest room blocks. They are at your service!

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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?

$1,000

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

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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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4.9 out of 5 rating
122 Reviews
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The Tidewater Inn is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as charming, elegant, and conveniently located in a charming town. Reviewers appreciated the beautiful ballrooms, courtyards, and outdoor spaces. The staff, including Melanie, Brandy, and Sara, received praise for their professionalism, responsiveness, and coordination. The food was consistently mentioned as delicious, with guests specifically enjoying the crab cakes. Overall, reviewers had a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience at the Tidewater Inn.

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The Tidewater Inn is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as charming, elegant, and conveniently located in a charming town. Reviewers appreciated the beautiful ballrooms, courtyards, and outdoor spaces. The staff, including Melanie, Brandy, and Sara, received praise for their professionalism, responsiveness, and coordination. The food was consistently mentioned as delicious, with guests specifically enjoying the crab cakes. Overall, reviewers had a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience at the Tidewater Inn.

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Paige Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We love Tidewater!!

Booking our wedding at the Tidewater Inn was the BEST decision we made in all our wedding planning. The entire building has so much charm and character, and is so well maintained, so clean, and just beautiful. The venue options for weddings (the ballrooms and courtyards) are so lovely — beautiful fireplaces & mantels, mirrors, crown molding, big windows, and elegant chandeliers. The food at our reception was exceptional! We received so many compliments on the meal and the cocktail hour food. Above all else, the Wedding & Events Team at Tidewater is beyond fantastic. They have such an experienced team — from day one, they were organized, professional, transparent, friendly, and always eager to help and answer questions. Our day went perfect! They coordinated all the decor set-up and tear down, all the vendor communications for the day-of (deliveries and set-up), and were available the entire time to make sure everything ran smoothly.
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Kelly C. Sent on 10/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Weekend

Look no further when planning a weekend long wedding. I did so much research prior to finding the Tidewater Inn. My requirements were very specific. A hotel with a nice ballroom (no carpet). One wedding a night. A large enough hotel to host a majority of guests. No night minimum for guests; reasonably priced rooms. Between Maryland and NJ. After receiving the proposals of a number of venues on the Jersey Shore, I was concerned I would not find a place that could accommodate all my must haves. When I found the Tidewater Inn, only an hour from our home in DC, I thought it was too good to be true. We went to a Saturday open house and were sold. Only had to visit one venue! The purchase of the Tidewater House in 2019 makes this venue an all-in-one wedding venue. We stayed at the Tidewater House Wednesday - Sunday. Hosted our rehearsal dinner in the Carriage House. Thursday Night Welcome Reception in the Courtyard. Ladies got ready in the Tidewater House. Ceremony in the courtyard, Cocktail Hour in the Tent, Reception in the Gold Ballroom, and Saturday Breakfast in the Crystal Room. Venue deposit included a rockstar team. I was able to plan the wedding without hiring a wedding coordinator or a day of coordinator-- everything went so smoothly. Melanie Bennett is such a professional. Her team is exceptional. Sara is amazing to work with on hotel rooms (we were constantly shifting people). Brandi ensured the day went off without a hitch. The Tidewater House innkeeper, Crystal, ensured our accommodations were clean all weekend long. Sarah at the TWH made sure I was well nourished for the day. You know when the tasting is for 150+ that the food you are tasting will be the same day-of. Everyone raved about the food. Crab cakes at the rehearsal were the 'best we've ever had.' Passed Champagne at the ceremony, passed signature cocktails during cocktail hour. Cold seafood display, tater tot bar. Amazing filet and Chesapeake rockfish topped with crab. Late night snacks! We were also able to work with a local bakery on small desserts in addition to our cake. Not to mention everyone loved the town of Easton. Best weekend of our lives. We are so grateful for the entire staff at the Tidewater Inn. Wish we could host a wedding every year. Alas, we will settle for visiting the staff that became friends!
Connor
Connor W. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding

To sum it up - amazing. Melanie and her team were a joy to work with and extremely professional and communicative throughout the entire process. We truly enjoyed the wedding tasting which helped us envision the look-and-feel for our wedding, and of course, the ability to taste the AMAZING food (more on that later). The details meeting leading up to the big day was very helpful; Melanie and team laid everything out so my wife and I knew everything from coordinating vendors to timeline were handled.

We went with the Tidewater Package so we had access to all spaces within the venue. The flow of the wedding was incredible and all of our guests were able to easily transition from ceremony -> cocktail hour -> reception by simply walking, including ramps for handicapped guests.

The Gold Ballroom was used for the reception and is beautiful; the herringbone pattern for the wood floors are extremely classy. Back to the food - all of our guests were raving about it. It is truly incredible the consistency and flavors the kitchen could promptly pump out for 170+ guests. My wife wasn't able to eat much during the reception, and without us knowing, they boxed her meal and placed it within the fridge in our room...so awesome.

Thank you Melanie & the Tidewater team for a fantastic weekend!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Wendy Hickok Photography 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!

The Cake Faerie 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

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
Tidewater Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Tidewater Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Tidewater Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Tidewater Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Tidewater Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Tidewater Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Tidewater Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Tidewater Inn is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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