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.
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!
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
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
108 Reviews for Tidewater Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Samantha P. · Married on 02/20/2021
Our dream wedding!
I could cry when writing this review for the Tidewater team - they were hands down, one of the best things about our wedding experience. All around, from Melanie and Brandy (wedding coordinators), to our bar staff and front desk, you couldn’t ask for a more thoughtful, genuine and lovely group to work with! Our guests have said the food served at the wedding was the best wedding food they've ever had - including our boardwalk fries and Philly cheesesteaks night snack! We couldn’t say thank you enough to each and everyone one that touched our day at the Tidewater. It was the most magical, elegant and romantic setting for us to have the best day of our life! If you’re considering this venue, do yourself a favor and at least tour and you’ll fall in love with it immediately!Sent on 02/24/2021
Jessica S. · Married on 07/25/2020
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!Sent on 08/05/2020
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!
Megan C. · Married on 06/27/2020
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!