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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104 Reviews for Tidewater Inn

Recommended by 97% of couples


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

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  • Blair

    Blair · Married on 10/12/2019

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Shannon · Married on 09/28/2019

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    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

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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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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?
    $ 850
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 650
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    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
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 38.95
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • 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
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • 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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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 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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  • 101 East Dover Street Easton, MD, 21601 See on map
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