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Tidewater Inn

Easton, MD View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
113 reviews
$19k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 220 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$19k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 220 guests

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.

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

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

113 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Victoria G. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Amazing!

    Our wedding was unbelievable. The Tidewater knows exactly what they’re doing and made our day AMAZING. From the event coordinators, the food/chef, service staff, everything was perfect and everyone was so professional and helpful. I seriously couldn’t recommend them enough!!!
  • Samuel
    Sam Married on 04/16/2022
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    The perfect blend of charm, elegance and professionalism.

    There aren’t enough positive things to say about the Tidewater Inn.

    We got married at the tidewater inn this past April. This venue has the perfect blend of charm, elegance, and convenience. Melanie Bennett and the staff here are absolutely outstanding. They made every step of the planning process easy and stress free. They’ll provide recommendations if you need them but will also work to make your unique visions become reality. Their day-of coordination has got to be unmatched by others in the industry. We did not have to worry about managing any of the vendors or their services as the Tidewater staff took care of it all. Our guest list was about 110 but I could easily see how the Tidewater could perfectly accommodate a wedding for any size.

    The food is really incredible. We had more than two dozen guests tell us it was “the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding”. I personally can say their crab cakes are the best you’re gonna get on the Eastern shore and that’s saying a lot. So if you want to add that Maryland flavor, definitely put the crab cakes on your menu. If you want to impress your guests’ tastebuds, choose the Tidewater Inn.

    I would highly recommend the Tidewater Inn for any couple that wants a wedding venue where your ceremony, reception and hotels are all in one, gorgeous, location. The rooms in the hotel are also really nice.

    We had a perfect wedding day, for what I could tell was a fair price. There was nothing the Tidewater provided that I thought was overly expensive.

    Our wedding was a dream come true, and I know that if you choose the Tidewater Inn, yours will be too.
  • Kelly
    Kelly W. Married on 07/31/2021
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    Our dream wedding!

    Melanie and Brandy at the Tidewater are the absolute best! From beginning to end they made the entire planning process seamless. They are responsive, professional, and kind when you have so so many questions. The staff takes care of every piece of decor to create the most amazing wedding look. Melanie and her staff take care of every piece of the timeline, making the day run SO smoothly.
    The venue is absolutely beautiful. We had our ceremony in the courtyard filled with greenery and flowers that are already on location. The sail tent and ballrooms are elegant.
    Waiting for us in our room at the end of the night was not only champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, but also my unfinished meal and our cupcakes that I did not get to try because I was with guests.
    The food is amazing. Our guests were raving about the food and appetizers.
    We had the time of our lives and our guests said they had never had so much fun at a wedding! I wish I could get married there every weekend!
    Do yourself a favor and book your wedding here!

Awards

  • 113
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Chris & Starr
    41 photos · 08/22/2014

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!

Fiona's By The Cake Faerie 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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101 East Dover Street Easton, MD, 21601
4108221300
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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.

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