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Venues in Easton, MD,
(410) 822-1300

About Us

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.


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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  • I have purposefully waited over two months since our wedding to write this review. I wanted to take time to fully process my thoughts and emotions in hopes of generating a fair and honest assessment of our experience with the Tidewater Inn. As one would expect, it was exceedingly difficult for couples and venues alike to navigate the complexities that the wedding industry faced during this pandemic - and in full disclosure that is absolutely coloring my review in some ways. In general, I very much think that the Tidewater Inn is an extraordinary place to get married. The food is fantastic, and the setting is a truly remarkable blend of historic charm and that oft-sought after “small town feel”. I attribute a major part of our negative experience to the stress that the staff were obviously feeling in balancing the enforcement of COVID19 precautions while still maintaining the hospitality that they are well known for. The result, unfortunately, was a feeling that we were guests th... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 850.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 650.00

    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?

    $ 39.00

    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?


    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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