A historic wedding venue in Easton, Maryland, Tidewater Inn specializes in breathtaking ceremonies and receptions. Whether you and your significant other wish for an intimate Garden Courtyard ceremony or grand Crystal and Gold Ballroom affair, the venue is the perfect location to host your nuptials. Located in the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore, Tidewater Inn is less than two hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. A part of the wedding industry for over 50 years, Tidewater Inn is ideal for creating a unique experience that will be remembered for a lifetime!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples who book with Tidewater Inn have the option of choosing between three individual event spaces to host their ceremony and/or reception: the beautifully renovated Gold Ballroom accommodates 220 guests and features warm neutral tones, high ceilings, large windows and elegant chandeliers and sconces; the newly renovated Crystal Room accommodates 120 guests and features a neutral color palette, floor-to-ceiling windows with custom drapes and a warm fireplace; and the newly opened Dover Club accommodates 40 guests and features a coffer ceiling, ceramic tile flooring and drum chandeliers.
Tidewater Inn provides an array of services to benefit couples on their special day. Options include the following:
Indoor and outdoor settings
A hotel at heart, Tidewater Inn offers couples and their guests the option of staying overnight in one of their 92 newly restored guest rooms. Offering classic and premier guest rooms, as well as newly added premier luxurious suites, each feature traditional décor and furnishings that fit perfectly with its historic Downtown Easton setting.
103 Reviews for Tidewater Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
44 User photos
Blair · Married on 10/12/2019
Can I get married here every weekend?
My fiancé and I were looking for a full-service venue that felt like “us” and could accommodate our 130-person guest list. We originally wanted to narrow our search to Washington DC (where we live), but kept striking out. I had previously stayed at the Tidewater Inn with family, and on their suggestion we decided to check them out as a wedding venue. THE SEARCH WAS OVER. Melanie, Sara, Stephanie and the entire team are the consummate wedding professionals, and we were immediately sold on the beauty of the hotel as well as their amazing service. Seriously, they handled EVERYTHING and were so incredibly communicative throughout the entire planning process. Melanie was asking me questions I hadn’t even thought of yet; it made everything so incredibly easy when you had a team of folks behind you who do this almost every weekend. We loved being able to host all wedding related events at the Tidewater, as well as having our friends and family stay literally at the wedding venue. The food and wine were incredible, I’m still getting compliments and rave reviews from friends and family! The entire day went so smoothly, I didn’t have to do anything on the day of aside from get married and enjoy time with my new husband and all our loved ones - Melanie and co handled it all. You truly get the most amazing wedding experience at the Tidewater Inn. We can’t wait to come back to celebrate our anniversary!Sent on 01/17/2020
Shannon · Married on 09/28/2019
A+++ from start to finish - Best Wedding EVER
The Tidewater Inn was hands down the first, easiest, and best decision we made during our wedding planning process. It is a gorgeous, charming, historic inn in the center of downtown Easton. I loved that the second our guests parked their cars - they could walk everywhere. No need for the hassle of buses and transportation that takes time away from the actual event! All of our guests stayed there, our ceremony was there, the cocktail hour, and the reception. We also had our rehearsal dinner at Scossa which is a 3 minute walk away, our welcome drinks were next door at Washington Street Pub and our after party next door to that at Doc's. The walkability made our guests feel like they could relax and really enjoy what a charming town Easton is. Now to the Tidewater specifically - Melanie is FABULOUS. She is so nice and so ON it when it came to everything about our wedding. The entire team is so professional and you can tell they really care about your wedding and also do a lot of them and know what they're doing. We had so many of our guests tell us it was the best wedding they've ever been too and their top highlights were how beautiful the venue was and how DELICIOUS the food and drinks were. You could literally cut the filet mignon with a spoon and the crabcakes on top were the best on the Eastern Shore. Not to mention my absolute favorite part of the entire process was the day they invite you to to taste all of their appetizers, dinners, desserts, and drinks. I honestly wish I could do that day all over again. Melanie was there when small emergencies happened day-of like the bustle of my dress breaking and was on it to help fix it right away! I would highly highly highly recommend the Tidewater Inn to any bride looking for the PERFECT Eastern Shore wedding that makes all logistics easy. Thank you guys so much for everything! We can't wait to come back for a fun weekend at the Tidewater!Sent on 10/15/2019
Tim · Married on 09/21/2019
Venue of our Dreams
Choosing the Tidewater was the best decision we made for our wedding. I can’t recommend the Tidewater enough! From our first visit to the Tidewater, I knew it was going to be a special place, but I could have never expected how perfect our wedding would turn out- all thanks to the Tidewater staff. Melanie, the wedding coordinator, is hands down AMAZING. She was incredibly quick at responding to emails, was so helpful at walking us through every detail of the day to make it exactly as we wanted it and helped us organize everything and everyone. Sara was also incredible. She handled last minute issues like a pro (like how the guys suddenly needed 20 burgers for lunch on our wedding day) and always made us feel like a priority. Brandy was so helpful with creating our seating chart and envisioning our wedding layout. She was so accommodating to our guests who had certain food allergies and wanted to make sure they enjoyed their meals. On our wedding day, each member of the wedding team worked so hard to make sure everything went incredibly smooth and according to plan. They worked behind the scenes to clean up the entire event, bring our cards to our room, and box up all our decorations and flowers. As I look back at wedding pictures, I realize that they even repurposed some of our decorations from the cocktail hour space to the reception space. It goes to show how many little details they took care of that I never noticed or thought about. They made sure the flowers showed up, the cupcakes were delivered and the band was set up as they needed to be. Each member of the wedding team was flat out UNBELIEVABLE! Even down to the bell hops and the kitchen staff, every worker was so kind and did everything they could to make us feel special. Even more than the staff, our guests raved about the food and said the food was “the best wedding food they’ve ever had!”
One of our favorite aspects of having our wedding at the Tidewater was that almost everyone was able to stay in the hotel. No need to coordinate buses to get everyone around town, everything you need is right there!
We truly appreciate everything the Tidewater did to make our wedding so perfect.Sent on 10/04/2019
The Tidewater Inn is offering special incentives for our remaining 2019 Friday & Saturday wedding dates. Any weddings booking a 2019 wedding date will receive the following:
~A seasonal custom-crafted cocktail for your guests
~Complimentary Honeymoon Suite on the wedding night
~Complimentary Chesapeake Room as a “getting-ready” space for the guys or girls
Contact the Tidewater Inn Wedding Team for more information on our extraordinary offerings for our final 2019 wedding dates. at 410.822.1300.
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 Tidewater Inn is a beautiful and historic place for a wedding. The staff are very professional and provide excellent service.
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!