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Erin · Married on 05/25/2019
Memorial Weekend Wedding To Remember!
My husband and I wanted a "house" to rent out for our wedding; one where our bridal party and immediate family could all stay together and party the whole weekend. After MUCH research, we realized bringing in all vendors, equipment, tents, etc. would be a big headache and much more expensive than a traditional "venue". We still didn't want a cookie cutter wedding though - we wanted a weekend affair that still didn't blow our entire budget. Then we found The Oaks!Sent on 06/04/2019
The Oaks is run by a lovely husband (Chef) and wife (Inn Keeper) between Easton and St. Michael's, two adorable charming towns. It's nestled in a quiet area on the water, with a gorgeous bridal cottage, an amazing reception venue for dinner and dancing, amazing rooms (balconies, jacuzzis) and a living room. It has canoes, shuffleboard, a pool - tons of room for hanging out during / after the wedding.
Tracey, our coordinator, was just fantastic. She helped us SO much with the planning - no need for a wedding planner. She put the perfect finishing touches on just everything - when we walked back down the aisle she had champagne waiting for us. She coordinated our vendors, welcomed the guests, and made sure we all knew where to be, and when. She helped us coordinate the rehearsal like a pro.
The weekend was absolutely magical...
For photos, you have a gorgeous dock, water, gardens, a barn and greenery with majestic trees - anything you could want.
For food, the passed appetizers were INCREDIBLY delicious - we did the add-on crab dip station too. The cocktail hour was right outside on the water.
For the ceremony, you can get married between The Oak trees (our pick), on the lawn with an arch, under the dock with sparkling lights (great rain plan!) or inside.
The guys got changed in one of the Inn rooms with a huge balcony while the ladies got ready in the bridal cottage which was perfect for pictures with it's own gigantic bathroom and kitchen.
CHOSE The Oaks - you won't regret it!!!
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Cheers to Erin & Jeremy! Helping the two of you have your dream wedding was so easy for us because the two of you are absolutely amazing! You both know that what is most important in a day such as this is each other! Your love and respect for each other transcends to every one around you. There is no doubt that together you will have a lifetime of happiness, love and joy! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!
Susan Wojciechowski · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Amazing Wedding Weekend
Our families had an amazing experience at The Oaks. Start to finish, all aspects of the wedding weekend were excellent. We could not have asked for anything different. The staff was amazing and Tracey made sure every detail was perfection. The Oaks staff allowed us to have the wedding our kids had dreamed of. Can't thank The Oaks enough!Sent on 05/01/2019
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Sue (and all the Wojo's & Kruegers) ~
Collin & Kelly Wojo · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Dream Wedding Weekend at the Oaks
There are no words that can adequately capture just how incredible our wedding weekend at the Oaks was. We emphasize weekend because that was one of our favorite features of the Oaks – your wedding party gets the entire property to yourselves for the weekend, which allows your wedding to be so much more than the ceremony and the reception, it makes for a truly relaxing and warm getaway. Everything about the Oaks itself is top notch. The facilities are breathtaking, clean, and accommodating; the food is incredible; and the bar selection plentiful. But above all else, what sets the Oaks apart is the staff. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure that you and your guests feel at home and have an incredible time. We cannot tell you how many of our attendees remarked that what struck them most was the friendly demeanor of the entire staff. Tracey, the on-site wedding coordinator, stands out among this phenomenal group. She made every minute of our experience seamless and easy – all while ensuring that our dream wedding stayed on schedule. We would unreservedly recommend everything about the Oaks!Sent on 05/12/2019
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Collin and Kelly ~
Erin Masterman · Married on 05/18/2019
It is honestly hard to think of words that will adequately describe how perfect our wedding weekend was at The Oaks. Tracey and the whole team there were an absolute joy to work with over our year and a half of planning. She was so incredibly accommodating to all of our ideas and wedding day wishes, she very kindly dealt with my many emails of random questions and ideas, and we really enjoyed each meeting we had with her. She is so incredibly helpful and organized, and when it came time for our wedding weekend we didn’t have to lift a finger- she and the Oaks staff made the whole weekend go off without a hitch. Our guests raved about the food and beauty of the venue. The bridal cottage was the perfect and cutest place to get ready and stay in, and having our families right there at the venue with us was so convenient. We were so so sad when the weekend was over, but we can’t wait to go back and stay there again. We LOVE the Oaks and really can’t thank them enough for giving us our perfect fairy tale.Sent on 06/21/2019
Wendy Ritter · Married on 10/19/2018
The Oaks Waterfront Inn
Our wedding was on Oct. 6th 2018. The setting at The Oaks is absolutely beautiful and the wedding was magical! The staff is top notch, the food was superb, and Tracey took care of every detail to make the day stress free and more special for us! The Oaks exceeded all of our expectations!!Sent on 10/19/2018
Cathie · Married on 10/13/2018
Dream come true
We just celebrated our daughter’s wedding at The Oaks and there aren’t enough words to describe how absolutely perfect the entire weekend was for all of us. If we could give it a 10, we would! A big plus is that you rent the entire inn so the whole wedding party and both sets of parents stayed together. We had so much fun ALL weekend. The rooms are beautiful and the bridal cottage is extra special. Some of us even had enough time to take walks, ride the bikes and take the canoes out on the creek.Sent on 10/20/2018
Tracey and Candi worked hard with us to determine the best location and set up for the ceremony as it had rained 5” two days before the wedding and then again the morning of the ceremony so the ground was a bit soggy. We were fortunate and the sun came out and we were able to have the wedding at the point with a beautiful view of the boats across the shore. While a bit nippy, cocktails were outside too. It was absolutely beautiful! The reception room with all the windows looking out on the creek and pier is breathtaking. The added lights and torches enhanced the beauty of the evening.
The staff works very closely with the bride to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is exactly as she would like it. Tracey, the wedding coordinator had everything under control and I mean EVERYTHING! As the mother of the bride I had constant questions but she had ALL the answers and was able to keep me calm.
And while we knew the food would be good, it exceeded our expectations and many guests commented that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding reception. The breakfasts each day were delicious and we are so glad that we held the Thank You breakfast the morning after the wedding. The food was delicious and it gave us the chance to share the beautiful facility in the daylight. I would highly recommend The Oaks. It really was the wedding venue that my daughter had dreamed about and everyone involved in the wedding agreed that it was exceptional. Kudos to the owners, staff and chef!
Emily · Married on 09/22/2018
We can't begin to thank The Oaks enough for all the amazing work they did to help make our day beyond perfect. We truly appreciate all the work Tracey and her team did for us in making our wedding weekend exceed all our expectations. From the planning leading up to the wedding to the breakdown afterwards, The Oaks made sure our weekend went flawlessly.Sent on 10/10/2018
The Oaks was the perfect venue for us, Tracey is the perfect wedding coordinator, and we had the best day ever!
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:What an amazing wedding! Emily and Rob are such an amazing couple and we had so much fun planning this wedding with and for them! Everyone had one goal in mind that day and that was to ensure that Emily and Rob had the wedding they were dreaming of and it definitely happened! Seeing the joy and excitement on their faces that day, I just know they are in store for a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness and we were honored to be a part of their celebration!
Caroline · Married on 08/25/2018
We were recently married here this August and it was the wedding of our dreams. The entire Oaks staff makes the whole weekend so relaxing, enjoyable, and fun! Food, service, rooms, and wedding coordinator (Tracey) were phenomenal. We can’t wait to come back for anniversaries.Sent on 10/14/2018
Patrick · Married on 07/07/2018
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!Sent on 07/12/2018
Kathleen · Married on 07/07/2018
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!Sent on 07/29/2018
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:When Kathleen and Spencer first visited The Oaks we just knew they were going to be an Oaks wedding couple! Their excitement over having the venue exclusive without having to worry about another wedding happening on the same day as their special day was surpassed only by their excitement and joy of just being together! Through out the year plus of planning with them their joy never dimmed and once their big day arrived and they were surrounded by all of their family and friends the excitement just got bigger! What a fun couple and watching them together it is obvious how deeply they love each other and how grateful they are to be together. We wish them nothing but happiness and I know they will be together for ever! We were truly honored that they chose The Oaks to begin the celebration of their marriage ~ thank you both for sharing your special day with us!
drew · Married on 06/09/2018
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.Sent on 06/11/2018
Amanda · Married on 11/04/2017
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!Sent on 11/09/2017
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Amanda and Danny ~
Kristine · Married on 10/28/2017
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!Sent on 11/08/2017
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Kristine & Joe ~
Terry · Married on 09/23/2017
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!Sent on 09/26/2017
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Terry ~
Samantha · Married on 09/16/2017
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!!!Sent on 10/14/2017
Elizabeth · Married on 09/09/2017
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!Sent on 09/26/2016
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply: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.
Michele · Married on 08/19/2017
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.Sent on 09/29/2017
Elle · Married on 07/15/2017
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!Sent on 10/23/2017
Jen · Married on 07/05/2017
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!Sent on 07/21/2017
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply: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!
Mary · Married on 06/17/2017
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!Sent on 09/27/2016
lori · Married on 06/17/2017
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!Sent on 07/01/2017
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply: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
Kaitlin · Married on 04/01/2017
Sent on 05/08/2017
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!!!!
Rochelle · Married on 11/12/2016
Let me tell you my experience about finding our perfect venue..Sent on 12/22/2016
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.
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply: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.
Natalie · Married on 11/05/2016
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.Sent on 11/15/2016
You must visit this venue in person. Photos cannot fully explain the intimacy and perfection of this wedding gem.
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply:Dear Natalie and Chris,
Jessica · Married on 09/17/2016
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.Sent on 09/21/2016
The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events's reply: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.