127 Reviews for The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events
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I can't begin to put into words how amazing The Oaks is! We recently had our wedding there and it was absolutely perfect. We initially toured The Oaks in the fall of 2016 and fell in love with the beautiful venue and friendly staff. Throughout the entire planning process, they were all very helpful, quick to answer any questions, and provided so much information and guidance, they made it easy! The tasting was so much fun and the food is incredible, which is something we heard from all of our guests as well! A unique feature of The Oaks is that you get the entire Inn for for the whole weekend. It was so much fun enjoying all of that time with our family and friends instead of limiting it to one night! The wedding day itself was more than I could have dreamed of. From getting ready in the bridal cottage, to taking pictures around the gorgeous grounds, and having SO much fun at the reception- everything was absolutely perfect. Many of our guests told us it was "the best wedding they had ever been to" and one said "the most well orchestrated wedding" they had ever been to and we obviously agree :). We can not thank The Oaks and their fabulous staff enough for giving us the most incredible wedding weekend and memories to last a lifetime!
We could not have had a better experience. As parents of the groom we really paid attention. the tasting was wonderful and the food at the actual reception for 200 was spot on. great rehearsal dinner on the dock was a great experience. We loved it and we would do it again in a minute! thank you Oaks Waterfront for making our experience wonderful, we will have great memories!
What can i say, The Oaks exceeded my expectations. When you contract for the venue it is like owning the mansion for the weekend. Their packages are reasonable and inclusive. The food is amazing - probably the best I have had at a similar event. Hats off to Team Oaks - they are amazing.
If you want an absolutely perfect, magical, amazing weekend--this is your venue! I have a very personal tie and connection to the St. Michaels area, and when looking for venues I found this online and immediately knew this was where I wanted to get married. Our coordinator, Tracey, was absolutely amazing. She was so responsive by email, by phone, in person. She was so nice and helpful in the planning process and when we got there on Friday she was outstanding. She ran that entire weekend without a hitch, anything we wanted done she did without hesitation or question. We changed the location of the rehearsal dinner last minute, and she rolled with it. She let her staff know and they set up in the new location. The day of she was wonderful, she arrived and made sure I was okay and got everything ready for the reception. It looked incredible!! It was truly a relief to have Tracey as our coordinator for the weekend. On to the food--*every* single meal was amazing, from the rehearsal dinner to breakfast, to cocktail hour appetizers, to the reception dinner, to the dessert table. People raved about the food, I mean every single person said the dinner was delicious and they were so impressed! It is such a great feeling when you have people travel to celebrate this weekend with you and they are so impressed with the food. It really just made it so worth it. You can tell the chef loves what he does, you can taste it! We stayed an extra day and felt like celebrities, they were so accommodating to us--homemade cookies delivered to our cottage, breakfast cooked to order for the two of us, and everyone was SO friendly and nice. The weekend was truly magical, it was perfect in every single way. The *only* thing I would change is to have it last longer! It went by in the blink of an eye! If you want to show up to a carefree weekend, this is the venue. What a wonderful, rock-solid way to start our marriage and life together. We were beyond completely satisfied with everything!
Dear Amanda and Danny ~
Thank you so much for your kind words! The entire team here at The Oaks loved helping you have your dream wedding! As you and Danny celebrated throughout the weekend it was so obvious to all of us that you are meant to be together. Your love and respect for each other as well as everyone around you is a testament to the kind of people you both are. This does not happen by accident either. It happened because all of those people that you were surround by on your wedding day has played an influencing role in molding you both into the amazing and loving people you are today. Thank you for letting me share in your day and everyone at The Oaks wishes you both a lifetime of happiness! Tracey and The Oaks Team
I cannot say enough amazing things about the Oaks and their staff. They truly helped my husband and I create our dream wedding. They were very helpful throughout the entire planning process. Tracey, our wedding coordinator, was very responsive to all of my overwhelming e-mails and helped me through every step of the way. We were able to arrive at the venue on Thursday evening with a car load of items, unload them and then relax the rest of the weekend. Tracey and everyone at the Oaks took care of everything, I mean everything! I didn't have to worry about setting anything up at all and was able to enjoy the entire weekend. The service was impeccable. Also, the location is a dream. The quaint Inn looks directly over a calming river with amazing views. We were able to have our ceremony on "the point" with a water view background and have our cocktail hour looking over the river which included a stunning boat dock where we were able to have our raw bar! They have a glamours ballroom with an antique feel where the reception was held. Everything was so beautiful. Oh, and the most important part, the food! All of our guests couldn't get enough of the food. It was all insanely delicious from the breakfast to the rehearsal dinner to the bridal cottage luncheon to the cocktail hour and to the reception. It was all amazing. My 90 year old grandmother said it was the best crab-cake she had ever had, and she has lived in Maryland her entire life, wow!! We were also given many compliments on the gorgeous pastry table. People couldn't stop talking about it! Many of our guests have said that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended. I HIGHLY recommend the Oaks to any bride-to-be. Thank you SO much to The Oaks staff for making our dream wedding come true!
Dear Kristine & Joe ~
You guys are just awesome! Thank you for writing this amazing review to share with all of our upcoming wedding couples. We just loved working with you to make your wedding weekend as carefree as it could possibly be for you. Our number one priority is to give all of our wedding couples the chance to be "in the moment" of the day. My entire team works so hard to make sure you don't have to do anything but be with your loved ones as they celebrate your marriage. It was my joy to watch you celebrate your day and I wish you nothing less than a lifetime of happiness!
Tracey and the entire team at The Oaks.
From the very beginning we felt comfortable with the staff. Tracey made sure our daughter's wedding went exactly the way it was planned. Totally stress free!
I cannot thank you enough for writing these wonderful comments! I had such a good time helping Katie and Zach have their perfect day! What a fabulous couple. Getting to know them and watching them together I just know they will love each other and have an amazing life together forever!
Tracey and the entire team at The Oaks!
I couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else after now knowing how amazing our wedding was. The Oaks was the perfect venue- the scenery was gorgeous and made for some great pictiures. It was also a huge plus for us to have the whole venue to ourselves for the entire weekend, we didn't have to worry about wedding crashers or people watching the wedding from afar. That made it very intimate! The staff at Oaks worked with us to have our rehearsal dinner on their dock. My husband is from Boston so they were able to provide a lobster feast for us, which was fantastic! The day of the wedding was completely stress free with the help of Tracey, the day of coordinator. Everything went perfectly, it was absolutely the best day of our lives. Thank you so much to the Tracey and all the Oaks staff for being so helpful and welcoming! Our guests were wild and loved to party, and they didn't hinder on that at all!!!
So far so good! After several visits to the site, emails and phone calls with the team there, we have booked the Oaks as the venue for our wedding next September. They have provided a ton of useful information from preferred vendors to rooming spreadsheets to menus and "extras" for us to consider. The site is beautiful and it's so nice that everything is included--catering, linens, ceremony space, even a rain plan!
Thank you, Elizabeth! We are so excited that you booked your wedding with us and are looking forward to your special day. From start to finish, we are here to help you in any way we can.
From the very beginning the staff at The Oaks were professional, accommodating and flexible. They gave us exactly what we wanted for our wedding day! I was able to relax and enjoy my special day because everything ran so smoothly.
My husband and I moved to Easton a few years ago and immediately fell in love with the town we now call home. Therefore, when searching for a venue, it was super important to us to find a venue that would allow our family and friends to share the entire weekend with us. The Oaks was the very first venue we looked at and it checked off every box on our wishlist! Being able to stay at the venue with our closest family and entire wedding party provided us with memories leading up to and after the wedding that we will never forget. We had time to relax, play yard games, enjoy the views and use the pool. One of my favorite parts of the venue is the bridal cottage. It is the absolute perfect spot to get ready on the day of. We had nine ladies getting ready, plus hair and makeup artists in the cottage and had plenty of room! The entire staff at The Oaks is accommodating and top notch! My husband and I did not have to worry about anything for the entire weekend. The venue is naturally beautiful and the perfect backdrop for all types of photography. Oh, and the food is absolutely incredible! Our guests are still raving about both the rehearsal dinner, the appetizers, and the crab cake and steak from our wedding night. We will forever cherish The Oaks and everyone who helped make our day perfect!
Thank you to The Oaks staff for making our wedding one of the most cherished memories of our life. Tracey, Candy, Helen, Sandy and all the staff have been attentive and responsive to every question. We did not have to worry about a single detail on our wedding day and we truly enjoyed every moment. The Oaks is a beautiful venue and they made us, our family and friends feel truly at home. The Oaks has a captivating charm and our guests kept commenting on what a beautiful venue we selected. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional. Thank you so much for making this such a magical day!
We want to thank you for your kind words but more importantly we want to thank you for allowing us to be such an important part of your wonderful wedding! Your day was full of so much love and laughter that we just know you will have a lifetime of happiness with each other! Cheers!
It is hard to put to words how perfect of a venue the Oaks was for our wedding AND rehearsal dinner! The grounds, ballroom, and the Inn speak for itself; we were able to incorporate nautical, rustic, vintage, and very classic elements in all of our decor without anything seeming out of place! The staff at the Oaks are truly the best and we are so grateful for their courtesy, attention to detail, and shared excitement for our day! They made our wedding and rehearsal dinner so spectacular. They are so experienced and are familiar with all of the local vendors which helped everything run seamlessly. Our DJ, Jason Walsh, was new to the venue but they worked with him (and vice versa) as if they had done hundreds of weddings together. What I don't see mentioned in many reviews are the rehearsal dinners hosted at the Oaks. The staff worked with us to create a custom Italian menu and it was nothing short of spectacular!! Not only was it delicious, but it was a beautiful presentation and well kept throughout the event, which doesn't always happen with buffets! I couldn't recommend the Oaks more for both the rehearsal and dinner and weddings. The Oaks and the staff will always have such a special place in our hearts. Thank you so much!
From first meeting to leaving Sunday after the wedding the entire staff was genuinely inviting and invested in making sure our daughters wedding was what dreams are made of. Love them!
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We were so honored to be such a big part of your daughter and (new) son in law's amazing wedding! The room was so full of love and laughter that we just know they will have a lifetime of happiness! Cheers ~ The Entire Team at The Oaks
I cannot even express how absolutely AMAZING the Oaks is, and I truly tell everyone I meet how magical this place really is. When I first arrived at the Oaks to view the venue, this was the first venue I went to visit with my fiancé. I was planning on going to a lot of other venues before deciding. However, when I arrived at the Oaks, my mind was set. This was the venue I HAD to get married. It was everything that I dreamed of my whole entire life. They made the planning process so easy, and all the staff were a joy to work with. The weekend of the wedding was the best part. I still wish I could go back to the weekend of our wedding, and my husband and I are planning on staying at the Oaks for every Anniversary because it really is the most remarkable place. The Friday before the wedding, we arrived and the staff was wonderful with having me show them where I wanted to put the decorations. They had such great suggestion that made my wedding beautiful. The wedding coordinator was wonderful as well. She completely made the rehearsal so organized which made me not stress about the wedding day. The day of the wedding was incredible. All my guest still to this day says that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. They raved about how the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding. Every time I still talk to a friend or family member about the wedding they still tell me how amazing it was. If you want a fairy tale, absolutely beyond perfect wedding, then the Oaks is your place. I really can’t speak highly enough about how wonderful everything turned out at my wedding and it was all because of the Oaks. They earned 100/100 from us!!!!
Let me tell you my experience about finding our perfect venue..
Us girls always picture our wedding since we were little but then when you are finally engaged and it's time to actually pick your venue, you might panic a little or a lot! I traveled to the St Michaels area last January with appointments to see 4 venues. I had zero luck and was pretty bummed. My aunt was with me and she said that there is one more place she would really like me to see. She stayed at the Oaks a couple years back for her anniversary and said it was just perfect. We walked up to the Oaks with no appointment right at closing time. Sandy greeted us at the door and was excited to show us around even though we didn't have an appointment. Everything was locked up already but she unlocked all the doors and gave us her full tour. It was a cold, gray, no leaves on the trees kinda day and this place still blew me away. I couldn't imagine how beautiful it would be on a nice day in season. We ended up booking with them and got married on November 12th. There was no panicking and that is all thanks to Anthony, the events manager. That man has no idea how amazing he is at his job. He made my whole family feel so comfortable and welcomed, we wanted to take him home with us when we finally had to leave. That picture I had of my wedding since I was a little girl was nothing compared to my actual wedding day. The Oaks Family will forever be in my heart for making our wedding so perfect.
Thank you for this incredible review, your sentiment is much appreciated. Here at The Oaks it's a team effort and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond to help make our couples and their families not just feel comfortable but like family. I just also want to say personally what a pleasure it was to work with you. I often say it but its true, it's because of people like you that I love what I do. We here, the team, at The Oaks wish you a long and blissful marriage.
Anthony De Jacimo
Inn and Event Manager
WE LOVE THE OAKS! We had the most amazing wedding weekend and we cannot thank The Oaks enough (Anthony you are AMAZING!!)! I work in hotels and wanted something more intimate and personal -- The Oaks gave us just what we were looking for. We were able to use the entire venue for the weekend, giving our family and friends a place to relax and spend time with one another. Our family and friends cannot stop raving about the experience. On top of being the most perfect setting and location, the staff is truly one of a kind. They take care of you from start to finish (no matter what time you email with questions!). I felt completely taken care of and 100% relaxed on my wedding day. All details were handled and I did not have to worry about anything.
You must visit this venue in person. Photos cannot fully explain the intimacy and perfection of this wedding gem.
Dear Natalie and Chris,
The staff here at The Oaks, and me specifically want to say what an honor it was to be a part of your special day. Your kind words touch our heart and give us the encouragement to continue to provide excellent service and food and a memorable experience for you and your family. From all of us here we wish many blessed years of happiness.
Anthony De Jacimo
We just wanted to say thank you to everyone at The Oaks for the most perfect wedding weekend! We really appreciate all of the coordination and effort that goes into an event like this and it went off without a hitch : ) All of our guests were beyond impressed with the venue, service, quality, etc., it could not have been a more perfect weekend for us. Thank you for all your hard work, we are so grateful and feel very fortunate to have been able to get married there.
Thank you, Jessica! It was our pleasure to provide you with the perfect wedding and we enjoyed working with all of you. Wishing you many, many years of happiness.
They are wonderful to work with and the venue is beautiful!
We appreciate your kind review. Everyone here at The Oaks is dedicated to making our events wonderful! Heather and Candi
My husband and I got married at the Oaks on 4/30/16 and it was nothing short of AMAZING! Choosing the Oaks was what truly made our entire wedding weekend unique and unforgettable. Having the entire bed and breakfast for just our family and friends for the weekend made it feel like almost a destination wedding. Our guests raved about the beautiful location, scenery, amazing service and romantic atmosphere. We cannot wait to come back to celebrate anniversaries in the future.
Thank you so much for the kind review! You and your families were a pleasure to work with. We look forward to your return visit on your anniversary! Heather and Candi
When I began looking at venues, I always loved the Oaks, however I thought it was never going to be in my price range. My husband (then fiancee) and I were looking at numerous venues on the water around the Baltimore area, however nothing seemed to be "the one". When I emailed the Oaks regarding information, they were quick to respond and give me price ranges and package information. We realized that is was very comparable to many venues on the water. From the first moment I stepped onto the location, I knew it was the one. The staff, especially Tracey, Vicki, and Candy were always quick to respond to any questions. I was planning my wedding from a far, and due to their help I was never stressed. The venue is gorgeous! It not only is on a body of water, it is residential which makes it nice and welcoming. We loved that not only were we going to have a wedding, but a wedding weekend! Our family and friends made a mini vacation out of it.
Our wedding was truly beyond our wildest dreams. Everything ran smoothly and perfect. From the beautiful ceremony on the point, to cocktail hour outside with delicious apps (our guest still are raving about the mini ruebens and bacon wrapped scallops), to the premium open bar with friendly bartenders and quick service, to our dinner with tender steak and succulent crabcakes with a delicious desert bar and to top the night off I surprised my groom with Fireworks! When we got back to the cottage on our wedding, Vicki and the staff wrapped up pieces of our wedding cake and our favorite deserts!
I can not thank the oaks enough for accommodating us and giving us the wedding of our dreams. Everyone who came to the wedding had a wonderful time, and keep talking about it to this day. Our guests still say we had "the best wedding ever". I can not say enough positive things about The Oaks and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a truly once in a lifetime wedding.
I cannot say enough good things about Tracey George and her co-workers at The Oaks!
We started working with her about a year out from our son's wedding which took place in July of 2015.
She was wonderful from start to finish. The wedding rehearsal dinner and the wedding and reception were held there.
We and most of the wedding party also had rooms at The Oaks. I can honestly say that their whole team, from Tracey all the way across to her office staff, dinner servers, housekeeping staff, grounds crew and their security staff (who, by the way were there but not THERE if you know what i mean) did an outstanding job.
This was a fantastic venue for a wedding. During the planning stages, Tracey George, the wedding planner from The Oaks, helped with giving us suggestions of names of vendors that were also great.
During the weekend, everything was perfect except the weather. Rain came a half hour before the ceremony but Tracey had her staff move chairs, wipe them dry and the ceremony was on the boat dock. It was still beautiful. Everyone remained calm and was very professional. They even moved the arch and flowers.
The food for the rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour and reception was nothing but exceptional. They had no problems with any dietary restrictions and it was seamless.
I have heard of nothing but great remarks about the wedding. I would highly recommend The Oaks for a wedding. I can't think of anything that I would have changed about the weekend. Tracey George was very calm, organized and made the wedding a day we will never forget.
A perfect venue for a momentous occasion! Tracey and her staff ran this like a military operation so that everything went off wonderfully well, but with added compassion and kindness and good humour. Hihgly recommended.
We would like to thank this person for writing a review about their experience at The Oaks. We love all of our weddings and enjoy the diversity of each different vision that every Bride or Groom brings to us. We strive to make everything perfect for their big day and our goal is to always exceed their expectations. Our Brides & Grooms not only expect perfection but they deserve it and our team prides themselves on being able to deliver. Perfection does not happen by accident ~ it takes dedication, planning, patience and the ability to set peoples minds at ease so they know everything is going to be taken care of for them. Making another Bride, Groom, family member or guest happy makes out day! Wishing this guest nothing but joy and happiness in their life!
We had our wedding here in early May 2015, and I cannot think of anything that went wrong or could have been better, other than lasting a few more hours. The day went great, the venue is beautiful, the schedule went smoothly, and our guests LOVED it! From the start Tracey and the team at the Oaks made our planning a breeze, and helped us make those unexpected decisions (like hotels, pet sitters, babysitters). Fast forward to our wedding weekend, and the day we arrived at the Oaks, all of our decor and supplies were quickly organized, and no longer a worry or thought in our minds. The team at the Oaks has the experience to make the day amazing! On the day of, we could not have asked for a more perfect day, from having all of our friends and family already at the venue, to having a great time at the reception,and ending the night with shuttles to Carpenters, everything was just wonderful! The food at the cocktail hour and reception were to die for - our guests are still talking about how amazing it was! If you are considering a waterfront wedding in the MD/St. Michaels area, I cannot recommend the Oaks enough, our day was perfect, enough said!
My husband and I were married here on April 18, 2015. We had the best experience and would highly recommend The Oaks! Our entire wedding party and some of our family stayed at the Inn for the whole weekend as well. On Saturday the guys played corn hole and shuffle board while the girls were getting ready in the cottage. Other guests that were there got to hang out by the water and some even went in the canoes. It was such a fun and relaxing environment from start to finish. Our reception was beautiful, from the cocktail hour by the water to the inside area for dinner and dancing, everything was perfect. We even had late night fun in the living room with our family and friends, you truly feel like your at home.Somehow we were blessed with the best weather all weekend which made it even better. The entire staff was so helpful and easy to work with, especially Tracey, Sandy and the owners. They thought of things before I even asked and it was done, they know exactly what to do to make your event easy, fun and worry free. Also, the food was AMAZING, we loved everything!! Thank You Tracey and The Oaks staff for making our Wedding a blast!!