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Tidewater Inn

Easton , MD
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LOCATION

101 East Dover Street
Easton, MD US 21601 (map)

PHONE

410-822-1300

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located in the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore, The Tidewater Inn is the focal point for celebrations and hospitality. Flourishing in weddings and social events, the historic charm and... Read more
Located in the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore, The Tidewater Inn is the focal point for celebrations and hospitality. Flourishing in weddings and social events, the historic charm and picturesque setting is complimented with the hotel's modern, contemporary style. Choose from the breathtaking settings of our intimate Garden Courtyard to the grand Crystal and Gold ballrooms. Professional wedding coordinators will help you with every detail, at our alluring Maryland wedding venue, no detail is left to chance. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1947
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Garden / Romantic, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
95
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1947
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Garden / Romantic, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
95
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Starr
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Melanie and her team made the wedding of our dreams come true. From the first visit to the tasting to the very last gift loaded on the cart to pack up and go home, her team and the amazing staff at Tidewater Inn was incredible. They were helpful during every part of the process and they made the event go so very smoothly. Even when it was raining 15 minutes before the ceremony they held strong as the rain passed got every single seat dried and ready for the ceremony. the food...the best from any wedding i have ever been to. the venue itself is stunning. STUNNING. The staff is first class. the town is the coolest little town ever. And coming from VA, the price was slightly better and you get so much more for your money. Truly an amazing place to say I do.
Melanie and her team made the wedding of our dreams come true. From the first visit to the tasting to the very last gift Read more...
Melanie and her team made the wedding of our dreams come true. From the first visit to the tasting to the very last gift loaded on the cart to pack up and go home, her team and the amazing staff at Tidewater Inn was incredible. They were helpful during every part of the process and they made the event go so very smoothly. Even when it was raining 15 minutes before the ceremony they held strong as the rain passed got every single seat dried and ready for the ceremony. the food...the best from any wedding i have ever been to. the venue itself is stunning. STUNNING. The staff is first class. the town is the coolest little town ever. And coming from VA, the price was slightly better and you get so much more for your money. Truly an amazing place to say I do. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Melanie and her team are phenomenal! Very attentive to every detail. Worked tirelessly to create perfect venue settings. Bride was happy and completely satisfied. Team never complained about numerous requests and made set-up/breakdown of personal items a breeze. Great folks!!!
Melanie and her team are phenomenal! Very attentive to every detail. Worked tirelessly to create perfect venue settings. Read more...
Melanie and her team are phenomenal! Very attentive to every detail. Worked tirelessly to create perfect venue settings. Bride was happy and completely satisfied. Team never complained about numerous requests and made set-up/breakdown of personal items a breeze. Great folks!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Tidewater Inn in the Gold Ballroom and the cocktail hour in the Gold Ballroom Garden, and we were so happy with our venue choice! Many people commented on how wonderful the food was. The staff was very professional. Melanie Bennett and her team are excellent. In addition, we had the majority of our guests stay at the hotel and join us for brunch on Sunday morning in the Brick Room. It was really great and we have absolutely no complaints. Highly recommend it!!
We had our reception at the Tidewater Inn in the Gold Ballroom and the cocktail hour in the Gold Ballroom Garden, and we Read more...
We had our reception at the Tidewater Inn in the Gold Ballroom and the cocktail hour in the Gold Ballroom Garden, and we were so happy with our venue choice! Many people commented on how wonderful the food was. The staff was very professional. Melanie Bennett and her team are excellent. In addition, we had the majority of our guests stay at the hotel and join us for brunch on Sunday morning in the Brick Room. It was really great and we have absolutely no complaints. Highly recommend it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Incredibly perfect….that was our wedding at the TIdewater. Although our ceremony was held elsewhere, all the preparations, all the activities and receptions were held on the premises under the amazing guidance of their Wedding Director, Melanie who is worth her weight in gold. Every single person at the Tidewater went out of their way to insure a perfect experience for us. The planning was simplified by having someone constantly there to consult and suggest. Melanie's recommendations were not only on target but helped tremendously expedite this experience. Guests told us this was the best wedding food they had ever eaten. Vendors were integrated on schedule and cooperatively. We wish we could give this rating a 10 because they definitely produced the wedding of our daughter's dreams while keeping all guests and family thrilled to be there too. Tidewater Inn has our very highest recommendation.
Incredibly perfect….that was our wedding at the TIdewater. Although our ceremony was held elsewhere, all the preparations, Read more...
Incredibly perfect….that was our wedding at the TIdewater. Although our ceremony was held elsewhere, all the preparations, all the activities and receptions were held on the premises under the amazing guidance of their Wedding Director, Melanie who is worth her weight in gold. Every single person at the Tidewater went out of their way to insure a perfect experience for us. The planning was simplified by having someone constantly there to consult and suggest. Melanie's recommendations were not only on target but helped tremendously expedite this experience. Guests told us this was the best wedding food they had ever eaten. Vendors were integrated on schedule and cooperatively. We wish we could give this rating a 10 because they definitely produced the wedding of our daughter's dreams while keeping all guests and family thrilled to be there too. Tidewater Inn has our very highest recommendation. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie Bennett and her staff are very professional and did an outstanding job making my daughters wedding a perfect day. I would highly recommend the Tidewater Inn as a wedding destination. Every detail was handled with utmost care.

Thank you Melanie!
Melanie Bennett and her staff are very professional and did an outstanding job making my daughters wedding a perfect day. Read more...
Melanie Bennett and her staff are very professional and did an outstanding job making my daughters wedding a perfect day. I would highly recommend the Tidewater Inn as a wedding destination. Every detail was handled with utmost care.

Thank you Melanie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There is not much to say here that others haven't said already. Melanie and her team were outstanding to work with. The Inn truly felt like a home-away-from-home for the weekend for both my husband and me, and also all our family and friends. The ability to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one building (especially in winter!) all in different locations plus have guests stay there as well was perfect. No detail was overlooks and the staff was always friendly and willing to lend a hand. I think Amanda, the bartender at Hunter's Tavern, knew the names of our entire family by the end of the weekend. Additionally, we found all our additional vendors (florist, DJ, and photographer) via Melanie's recommendations and were thrilled with each of them as well.
There is not much to say here that others haven't said already. Melanie and her team were outstanding to work with. The Read more...
There is not much to say here that others haven't said already. Melanie and her team were outstanding to work with. The Inn truly felt like a home-away-from-home for the weekend for both my husband and me, and also all our family and friends. The ability to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one building (especially in winter!) all in different locations plus have guests stay there as well was perfect. No detail was overlooks and the staff was always friendly and willing to lend a hand. I think Amanda, the bartender at Hunter's Tavern, knew the names of our entire family by the end of the weekend. Additionally, we found all our additional vendors (florist, DJ, and photographer) via Melanie's recommendations and were thrilled with each of them as well. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Tidewater Inn is an amazing wedding venue! The staff are extremely professional, friendly, and organized. They helped make for such a special weekend. No detail is left to chance, as they had all the bases covered to allow for everything to run smoothly and efficiently. The venue is perfect for a wedding as you can conduct the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the hotel...but in different areas making for a nice flow. The food is amazing, as we received commnets frorm guests all week on how perfect the food was prepared and what a nice selection the bar had (and we got the basic bar package). For anyone considering a wedding on Maryland's Eastern Shore, check out the Tidewater Inn...you won't be dissappointed!
The Tidewater Inn is an amazing wedding venue! The staff are extremely professional, friendly, and organized. They helped Read more...
The Tidewater Inn is an amazing wedding venue! The staff are extremely professional, friendly, and organized. They helped make for such a special weekend. No detail is left to chance, as they had all the bases covered to allow for everything to run smoothly and efficiently. The venue is perfect for a wedding as you can conduct the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the hotel...but in different areas making for a nice flow. The food is amazing, as we received commnets frorm guests all week on how perfect the food was prepared and what a nice selection the bar had (and we got the basic bar package). For anyone considering a wedding on Maryland's Eastern Shore, check out the Tidewater Inn...you won't be dissappointed! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
In 1984, my parents got married at The Tidewater. When my now husband and I were looking for venues, we thought that this would be a fun place to get married and have the reception since there was a family tie. And boy are we glad that we did.

From the start, Melanie, the onsite wedding coordinator, was great. She responds very quickly to her email and was always ready to help and answer any of our questions. She was super helpful when it came to getting me the information I needed and I really enjoyed working with her.

We used the Gold Ballroom Garden for the ceremony and cocktail hour and the Gold Ballroom for the reception. Everything flowed really well. Someone told me that it was the most punctual wedding they had ever been to! Everything went really well and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
In 1984, my parents got married at The Tidewater. When my now husband and I were looking for venues, we thought that this Read more...
In 1984, my parents got married at The Tidewater. When my now husband and I were looking for venues, we thought that this would be a fun place to get married and have the reception since there was a family tie. And boy are we glad that we did.

From the start, Melanie, the onsite wedding coordinator, was great. She responds very quickly to her email and was always ready to help and answer any of our questions. She was super helpful when it came to getting me the information I needed and I really enjoyed working with her.

We used the Gold Ballroom Garden for the ceremony and cocktail hour and the Gold Ballroom for the reception. Everything flowed really well. Someone told me that it was the most punctual wedding they had ever been to! Everything went really well and I couldn't have asked for anything better. Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie Bennett and her team at Tidewater did an exceptional job with my wedding in September. They are the best!! I would highly recommend Tidewater as a wedding venue for both ceremony and reception.
Melanie Bennett and her team at Tidewater did an exceptional job with my wedding in September. They are the best!! I would Read more...
Melanie Bennett and her team at Tidewater did an exceptional job with my wedding in September. They are the best!! I would highly recommend Tidewater as a wedding venue for both ceremony and reception. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a superior vendor in all categories. The wedding coordinator, Melanie, is an experienced and talented manager and coach! She was present at all times during our event and has a very well trained staff. We had a fair amount of advance communication about schedule and the event ran perfectly because of Melanie's oversight. As a bonus, she has a wonderful personality and is a easy to work with.
This is a superior vendor in all categories. The wedding coordinator, Melanie, is an experienced and talented manager and Read more...
This is a superior vendor in all categories. The wedding coordinator, Melanie, is an experienced and talented manager and coach! She was present at all times during our event and has a very well trained staff. We had a fair amount of advance communication about schedule and the event ran perfectly because of Melanie's oversight. As a bonus, she has a wonderful personality and is a easy to work with. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at Tidewater Inn on August 3, 2013 and it was AMAZING. Every single one of our guests raved about the venue, location, and the reception food. I have had numerous people tell me that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The wait staff at the reception was amazing and kept all of our guests happy for the whole night. We filled almost two thirds of the hotel and not one of our guests made any complaints about their accommodations and many commented on how impressed they were with the hotel staff.

Melanie and Lauren from the sales office were also amazing to work with. Melanie responded to all of our e-mails right away, answered all of our questions, and made so many amazing recommendations that made our wedding amazing. She recommended a rehearsal dinner venue, our fabulous DJ, our amazing photographer, and others. I truly didn't have time to research a million vendors and having someone with her expertise giving such good recommendations made the process a million times easier. They also bent over backwards for us on our special day to accommodate us. I absolutely would recommend the Tidewater Inn to any bride thinking about a wedding on the Eastern Shore.
We just had our wedding at Tidewater Inn on August 3, 2013 and it was AMAZING. Every single one of our guests raved about Read more...
We just had our wedding at Tidewater Inn on August 3, 2013 and it was AMAZING. Every single one of our guests raved about the venue, location, and the reception food. I have had numerous people tell me that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The wait staff at the reception was amazing and kept all of our guests happy for the whole night. We filled almost two thirds of the hotel and not one of our guests made any complaints about their accommodations and many commented on how impressed they were with the hotel staff.

Melanie and Lauren from the sales office were also amazing to work with. Melanie responded to all of our e-mails right away, answered all of our questions, and made so many amazing recommendations that made our wedding amazing. She recommended a rehearsal dinner venue, our fabulous DJ, our amazing photographer, and others. I truly didn't have time to research a million vendors and having someone with her expertise giving such good recommendations made the process a million times easier. They also bent over backwards for us on our special day to accommodate us. I absolutely would recommend the Tidewater Inn to any bride thinking about a wedding on the Eastern Shore. Read less
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Parents of the
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Actually a five star rating is not high enough.Our daughter's wedding was above and beyond all of our expectations.Melanie and the entire hotel staff were incredibly helpful, creative and responsive to our every need.When you add in the charm of the town of Easton and especially the Tidewater it was truly a wedding made in heaven. Melanie has the ability to take a normally stressful process and make it pleasurable.She gave many creative ideas, made sure that all of our questions and needs were met and always responded immediately.Our experience started with a tasting event early in the year which was fabulous.Every menu item, including hors d'oeuvres and beverages, was presented in a very professional manner in the actual reception venues.At the tasting we were able to talk with the planners and the General Manager who were extremely helpful and answered our of our questions and concerns.By the time we left we knew this was the perfect place.Since virtually all of our guests would be travelling to Easton and most would be first time visitors we couldn't wait to see their reactions.We were not disappointed!Many said that this was THE BEST wedding they had ever attended!We receive phone calls, emails and thank you notes all saying how perfect and wonderful the wedding was.One relative said she wished that our daughter had a sister so we could repeat the experience.The crab cakes were delicious and more than did justice to the Eastern Shore's reputation as having the best anywhere.A new feature which the Tidewater offers is the Gold Room Courtyard which is a beautifully tented outdoor space adjacent to the ballroom.It was perfect for cocktail hour and then we returned for the dancing.It was another part of this amazing day that all of our guest were raving about.It has been almost two weeks since the wedding and we are still discussing every evening how wonderful it was and we are sure that we will never stop. There isn't one thing we would do differently.
Actually a five star rating is not high enough.Our daughter's wedding was above and beyond all of our expectations.Melanie Read more...
Actually a five star rating is not high enough.Our daughter's wedding was above and beyond all of our expectations.Melanie and the entire hotel staff were incredibly helpful, creative and responsive to our every need.When you add in the charm of the town of Easton and especially the Tidewater it was truly a wedding made in heaven. Melanie has the ability to take a normally stressful process and make it pleasurable.She gave many creative ideas, made sure that all of our questions and needs were met and always responded immediately.Our experience started with a tasting event early in the year which was fabulous.Every menu item, including hors d'oeuvres and beverages, was presented in a very professional manner in the actual reception venues.At the tasting we were able to talk with the planners and the General Manager who were extremely helpful and answered our of our questions and concerns.By the time we left we knew this was the perfect place.Since virtually all of our guests would be travelling to Easton and most would be first time visitors we couldn't wait to see their reactions.We were not disappointed!Many said that this was THE BEST wedding they had ever attended!We receive phone calls, emails and thank you notes all saying how perfect and wonderful the wedding was.One relative said she wished that our daughter had a sister so we could repeat the experience.The crab cakes were delicious and more than did justice to the Eastern Shore's reputation as having the best anywhere.A new feature which the Tidewater offers is the Gold Room Courtyard which is a beautifully tented outdoor space adjacent to the ballroom.It was perfect for cocktail hour and then we returned for the dancing.It was another part of this amazing day that all of our guest were raving about.It has been almost two weeks since the wedding and we are still discussing every evening how wonderful it was and we are sure that we will never stop. There isn't one thing we would do differently. Read less
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Cathrin
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our June 1, 2013 wedding at the Tidewater Inn, and could not have asked for a better venue. From the very start, Melanie and her team were amazing. They were incredibly accommodating and willing to make all of our special requests happen. The Courtyard was a gorgeous setting for our early evening ceremony, with a ton of flowers already in bloom, and the brand new Gold Room Garden was a perfect cocktail hour space, prior to moving all of our guests into the Gold Room for the main reception. We had a rather large wedding with 175 guests and everything went perfectly. The food was spectacular and the staff, as always, were super friendly. We are still getting rave reviews from all of our guests! The staff also took extremely good care of my husband and I, and made sure we had plates of food waiting for us at our table in between going to mingle with guests, so we were actually able to eat dinner. We could not have been happier! The Inn's location in adorable downtown Easton and the proximity to St. Michaels were also perfect for our many out-of-town guests who wanted to spend the whole weekend on the shore. We highly recommend Tidewater for anyone looking for a beautiful, historic wedding venue!
We had our June 1, 2013 wedding at the Tidewater Inn, and could not have asked for a better venue. From the very start, Read more...
We had our June 1, 2013 wedding at the Tidewater Inn, and could not have asked for a better venue. From the very start, Melanie and her team were amazing. They were incredibly accommodating and willing to make all of our special requests happen. The Courtyard was a gorgeous setting for our early evening ceremony, with a ton of flowers already in bloom, and the brand new Gold Room Garden was a perfect cocktail hour space, prior to moving all of our guests into the Gold Room for the main reception. We had a rather large wedding with 175 guests and everything went perfectly. The food was spectacular and the staff, as always, were super friendly. We are still getting rave reviews from all of our guests! The staff also took extremely good care of my husband and I, and made sure we had plates of food waiting for us at our table in between going to mingle with guests, so we were actually able to eat dinner. We could not have been happier! The Inn's location in adorable downtown Easton and the proximity to St. Michaels were also perfect for our many out-of-town guests who wanted to spend the whole weekend on the shore. We highly recommend Tidewater for anyone looking for a beautiful, historic wedding venue! Read less
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Barbara Anne
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first planning meeting at the Tidewater Inn, Sandy and I were beyond pleased with all aspects of our weekend for our wedding. The rooms for our guests were beautiful and the prices were very reasonable. The setup for the rehearsal dinner was intimate and private, and the food was delicious. The Inn followed our requests to a tee in the handling of the charges for all of our guests rooms and meals, and the total Inn experience was so relaxing and special. The reception, following the wedding which was held at Trinity Cathedral, was so intimate and a wonderful time of private celebration. All of the guests marveled at the beautiful setting, the wonderful food, and the fantastic staff! In fact, we have slipped back to the Tidewater several times just to enjoy an intimate dinner to continue to celebrate special moments of that wonderful weekend.
From the first planning meeting at the Tidewater Inn, Sandy and I were beyond pleased with all aspects of our weekend for Read more...
From the first planning meeting at the Tidewater Inn, Sandy and I were beyond pleased with all aspects of our weekend for our wedding. The rooms for our guests were beautiful and the prices were very reasonable. The setup for the rehearsal dinner was intimate and private, and the food was delicious. The Inn followed our requests to a tee in the handling of the charges for all of our guests rooms and meals, and the total Inn experience was so relaxing and special. The reception, following the wedding which was held at Trinity Cathedral, was so intimate and a wonderful time of private celebration. All of the guests marveled at the beautiful setting, the wonderful food, and the fantastic staff! In fact, we have slipped back to the Tidewater several times just to enjoy an intimate dinner to continue to celebrate special moments of that wonderful weekend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our stay at the Tidewater Inn was outstanding! It was our son's wedding weekend. We had the rehearsal dinner there in the crystal room. Every person from the bellhop, reservations, front desk, and banquet events were wonderful. Everyone was so helpful and all went above and beyond to make our stay and our event so very special. Melanie Bennett, our event manager, was so sweet and helpful. She was very attentive and conscientious. There was no stone left unturned. Our rehearsal dinner and the personnel service was outstanding. The food was delicious and hot and they served 80 people for dinner! I just cannot say enough about this hotel. The restaurant in the hotel is also excellent. The town of Easton is so quaint and the shopping is wonderful, all within walking distance of the hotel. We would whole heartedly recommend the Tidewater Inn in every respect!
Our stay at the Tidewater Inn was outstanding! It was our son's wedding weekend. We had the rehearsal dinner there in the Read more...
Our stay at the Tidewater Inn was outstanding! It was our son's wedding weekend. We had the rehearsal dinner there in the crystal room. Every person from the bellhop, reservations, front desk, and banquet events were wonderful. Everyone was so helpful and all went above and beyond to make our stay and our event so very special. Melanie Bennett, our event manager, was so sweet and helpful. She was very attentive and conscientious. There was no stone left unturned. Our rehearsal dinner and the personnel service was outstanding. The food was delicious and hot and they served 80 people for dinner! I just cannot say enough about this hotel. The restaurant in the hotel is also excellent. The town of Easton is so quaint and the shopping is wonderful, all within walking distance of the hotel. We would whole heartedly recommend the Tidewater Inn in every respect! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie Bennett was our wedding consultant who did an excellent job in planning my daughter's wedding. I highly recommend the tidewater inn!
Melanie Bennett was our wedding consultant who did an excellent job in planning my daughter's wedding. I highly recommend Read more...
Melanie Bennett was our wedding consultant who did an excellent job in planning my daughter's wedding. I highly recommend the tidewater inn! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else in Maryland! From the most helpful staff, to the fantastic foods and drinks, to the scenery and feel of this Historic Inn, The Tidewater has it all! My groom and I felt like we were celebrities in the small town of Easton for the day. The wedding coordinators took care of every detail and allowed us to enjoy the entire day with our family and friends. Guests enjoyed the staterooms and were most complimentary of the reception meal...the food is still something people are talking about. Having both our ceremony and reception at the Tidewater was a dream come true. We partied well into the next day! What a great memory and we will think of the good times every New Year's Eve to come!
I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else in Maryland! From the most helpful staff, to the fantastic foods and Read more...
I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else in Maryland! From the most helpful staff, to the fantastic foods and drinks, to the scenery and feel of this Historic Inn, The Tidewater has it all! My groom and I felt like we were celebrities in the small town of Easton for the day. The wedding coordinators took care of every detail and allowed us to enjoy the entire day with our family and friends. Guests enjoyed the staterooms and were most complimentary of the reception meal...the food is still something people are talking about. Having both our ceremony and reception at the Tidewater was a dream come true. We partied well into the next day! What a great memory and we will think of the good times every New Year's Eve to come! Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The Tidewater Inn was the perfect setting for my winter Williamsburg Christmas Wedding. A historic property with modern amenties and no need to to tent. The venue and town of Easton also made the whole wedding weekend a wonderful "mini destination" wedding. Along with the reception we had a wonderful breakfast Sunday morning and we were able to mingle with our guests in the Tavern bar Friday evening after our rehearsal dinner.

The Decanter Room for cocktail hour and Gold Ballroom for the reception were both gorgeous backdrops for all of the decor items that we brought in with amazing spots for extras like hurricanes in the windows and wreaths on the door for cocktail hour.

All the guests were thrilled by the food. Definitely go for the Filet for dinner and the brie for hors d'oeuvres. Your guests will love them.

Melanie was great at getting back to me right away throughout the entire process and answered all questions as needed. She was absolutely flexible in whatever small changes and adjustments I wanted to make.

The staff was incredibly helpful from checking in Friday afternoon and dropping off my many boxes of personal items, through Friday morning setting up the ballroom, and Sunday packing everything up to return home.

I would definitely recommend the Tidewater!
The Tidewater Inn was the perfect setting for my winter Williamsburg Christmas Wedding. A historic property with modern Read more...
The Tidewater Inn was the perfect setting for my winter Williamsburg Christmas Wedding. A historic property with modern amenties and no need to to tent. The venue and town of Easton also made the whole wedding weekend a wonderful "mini destination" wedding. Along with the reception we had a wonderful breakfast Sunday morning and we were able to mingle with our guests in the Tavern bar Friday evening after our rehearsal dinner.

The Decanter Room for cocktail hour and Gold Ballroom for the reception were both gorgeous backdrops for all of the decor items that we brought in with amazing spots for extras like hurricanes in the windows and wreaths on the door for cocktail hour.

All the guests were thrilled by the food. Definitely go for the Filet for dinner and the brie for hors d'oeuvres. Your guests will love them.

Melanie was great at getting back to me right away throughout the entire process and answered all questions as needed. She was absolutely flexible in whatever small changes and adjustments I wanted to make.

The staff was incredibly helpful from checking in Friday afternoon and dropping off my many boxes of personal items, through Friday morning setting up the ballroom, and Sunday packing everything up to return home.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding at The Tidewater was PERFECT! It was the perfect venue since everything is in one location. With many elderly guests, it was comforting to know we did not have to leave the site. Melanie and the entire staff were exceptional, down to every last detail. The food was excellent and rivals any 4 star restaurant! The filet mignon and crab cakes were incredible and had all our guests raving. Our guests raved about the venue, the food, the level of service provided and how everything ran smoothly. Everyone commented how calm my daughter & I were...it was because everything was under control, we had not one single worry!

Besides the hotel, the Tavern Inn was a great place for the rehearsal dinner, bar for the after party, and brunch the next day! We even purchased vouchers which included tax and gratuity to treat our selected guests to brunch the next day. They have literally thought of everything!

The bridal suite was terrific and provided a great area for a bridal luncheon, makeup and hair vendors, and the wedding party to get dressed. The town of Easton was a perfect setting, and many of our guests enjoyed the weekend exploring the town.

The Tidewater Inn is a hidden gem, I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed!

Sally~Mother of the Bride!
My daughter's wedding at The Tidewater was PERFECT! It was the perfect venue since everything is in one location. With Read more...
My daughter's wedding at The Tidewater was PERFECT! It was the perfect venue since everything is in one location. With many elderly guests, it was comforting to know we did not have to leave the site. Melanie and the entire staff were exceptional, down to every last detail. The food was excellent and rivals any 4 star restaurant! The filet mignon and crab cakes were incredible and had all our guests raving. Our guests raved about the venue, the food, the level of service provided and how everything ran smoothly. Everyone commented how calm my daughter & I were...it was because everything was under control, we had not one single worry!

Besides the hotel, the Tavern Inn was a great place for the rehearsal dinner, bar for the after party, and brunch the next day! We even purchased vouchers which included tax and gratuity to treat our selected guests to brunch the next day. They have literally thought of everything!

The bridal suite was terrific and provided a great area for a bridal luncheon, makeup and hair vendors, and the wedding party to get dressed. The town of Easton was a perfect setting, and many of our guests enjoyed the weekend exploring the town.

The Tidewater Inn is a hidden gem, I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed!

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Alicia
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
TO SAY THIS PLACE IS AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. FROM THE QUAINTNESS OF THE ROOMS, TO THE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS, THE TIDEWATER INN IS TOP-NOTCH. THE BELLMAN ARE THERE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR BAGS (HARRY IS A GREAT GUY), AND THE FRONT DESK MANAGER (WALTER) ALWAYS HAS A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND IS JUST AS GENUINE AS YOU CAN GET. THE FRONT DESK STAFF (DONNA, NICOLE, THOMAS) WERE THERE TO GREET OUR GUESTS AS THEY ARRIVED AND HANDED OUT OUR GIFT BAGS AND WEDDING MATERIALS. HUNTERS TAVERN HAS GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE – NOTABLY, RILEY (SERVER/HOST), DELL (THE BARTENDER) AND THE WONDERFUL KITCHEN STAFF MADE SURE OUR GUESTS WERE TAKEN CARE OF ALL WEEKEND LONG.

OUR WEDDING RECEPTION WAS EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR AND MORE. CHEF PAUL AND CHEF DAVID EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS – OUR MENU WAS INCREDIBLE AND TOTALLY OUTSIDE THE BOX (FLAT IRON STEAK, GRILLED CHICKEN, PORABELLO MUSHROOM AND CRAB CAKE SLIDER ASSORTMENT, MACARONI AND CHEESE BAR, OUTSTANDING SALAD AND ROASTED VEGETABLES) – OUR ARE STILL RAVING ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL THE FOODWAS! THE CRAB CAKES ARE A DEFINITE MUST TRY! KATHY (OUR BANQUET CAPTAIN) MADE SURE THAT WE ATE AND THAT OUR GUESTS ENJOYED THE EVENING.

MELANIE BENNET (OUR WEDDING MENTOR), MADE SURE EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY. BECAUSE OF HER HARD WORK AND GUIDANCE, OUR WEDDING RECEPTION WENT OFF WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF TROUBLE. ORIGINALLY, WE HAD CHOSEN A DIFFERENT RECEPTION VENUE, BUT THE DAY WE MET MELANIE WE KNEW THE TIDEWATER INN WAS THE PLACE FOR US. MELANIE MADE US FEEL COMFORTABLE WHILE WE STAYED AT THE HOTEL, AND OFFERED HELPFUL RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOURCES AS WE BEGAN OUR WEDDING PLANNING. MELANIE IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND.

WORDS CANNOT FULLY EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE TO THE TIDEWATER INN TEAM – THEY ARE FIRST-RATE AND WILL FOREVER HOLD A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS FOR MAKING OUR SPECIAL DAY TRULY UNIQUE.
TO SAY THIS PLACE IS AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. FROM THE QUAINTNESS OF THE ROOMS, TO THE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THAT IS Read more...
TO SAY THIS PLACE IS AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. FROM THE QUAINTNESS OF THE ROOMS, TO THE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS, THE TIDEWATER INN IS TOP-NOTCH. THE BELLMAN ARE THERE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR BAGS (HARRY IS A GREAT GUY), AND THE FRONT DESK MANAGER (WALTER) ALWAYS HAS A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND IS JUST AS GENUINE AS YOU CAN GET. THE FRONT DESK STAFF (DONNA, NICOLE, THOMAS) WERE THERE TO GREET OUR GUESTS AS THEY ARRIVED AND HANDED OUT OUR GIFT BAGS AND WEDDING MATERIALS. HUNTERS TAVERN HAS GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE – NOTABLY, RILEY (SERVER/HOST), DELL (THE BARTENDER) AND THE WONDERFUL KITCHEN STAFF MADE SURE OUR GUESTS WERE TAKEN CARE OF ALL WEEKEND LONG.

OUR WEDDING RECEPTION WAS EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR AND MORE. CHEF PAUL AND CHEF DAVID EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS – OUR MENU WAS INCREDIBLE AND TOTALLY OUTSIDE THE BOX (FLAT IRON STEAK, GRILLED CHICKEN, PORABELLO MUSHROOM AND CRAB CAKE SLIDER ASSORTMENT, MACARONI AND CHEESE BAR, OUTSTANDING SALAD AND ROASTED VEGETABLES) – OUR ARE STILL RAVING ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL THE FOODWAS! THE CRAB CAKES ARE A DEFINITE MUST TRY! KATHY (OUR BANQUET CAPTAIN) MADE SURE THAT WE ATE AND THAT OUR GUESTS ENJOYED THE EVENING.

MELANIE BENNET (OUR WEDDING MENTOR), MADE SURE EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY. BECAUSE OF HER HARD WORK AND GUIDANCE, OUR WEDDING RECEPTION WENT OFF WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF TROUBLE. ORIGINALLY, WE HAD CHOSEN A DIFFERENT RECEPTION VENUE, BUT THE DAY WE MET MELANIE WE KNEW THE TIDEWATER INN WAS THE PLACE FOR US. MELANIE MADE US FEEL COMFORTABLE WHILE WE STAYED AT THE HOTEL, AND OFFERED HELPFUL RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOURCES AS WE BEGAN OUR WEDDING PLANNING. MELANIE IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND.

WORDS CANNOT FULLY EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE TO THE TIDEWATER INN TEAM – THEY ARE FIRST-RATE AND WILL FOREVER HOLD A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS FOR MAKING OUR SPECIAL DAY TRULY UNIQUE. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough good things about TWI, especially Melanie and Lauren (on-site coordinators). I have known and loved the Tidewater for years. I grew up near Easton and, as a little girl, had Sunday brunch with my grandparents in the Crystal Room and my ballroom dance lessons in the Gold Ballroom. So it is already a special place for me, but beyond just the physical charm and beauty, I am thrilled to say that everything went smoothly on my wedding day. It was literally perfect. Several guests told us it was the best wedding they went to. I'd like to think that was because of the groom and bride :) but I really think it has a lot to do with the fact that everything was in one place. Guests just needed their hotel keys and walked from one beautiful room to another (Crystal Room for ceremony, Decanter Room for cocktails and Gold Ballroom for reception). No driving, busses, waiting around, etc. The banquet manager, kitchen staff, bartenders, front desk staff were all so helpful and professional. Also, a few people also said that the steak was not only the best wedding food they'd ever had, but the best steak they'd EVER had!
I cant say enough good things about TWI, especially Melanie and Lauren (on-site coordinators). I have known and loved the Read more...
I cant say enough good things about TWI, especially Melanie and Lauren (on-site coordinators). I have known and loved the Tidewater for years. I grew up near Easton and, as a little girl, had Sunday brunch with my grandparents in the Crystal Room and my ballroom dance lessons in the Gold Ballroom. So it is already a special place for me, but beyond just the physical charm and beauty, I am thrilled to say that everything went smoothly on my wedding day. It was literally perfect. Several guests told us it was the best wedding they went to. I'd like to think that was because of the groom and bride :) but I really think it has a lot to do with the fact that everything was in one place. Guests just needed their hotel keys and walked from one beautiful room to another (Crystal Room for ceremony, Decanter Room for cocktails and Gold Ballroom for reception). No driving, busses, waiting around, etc. The banquet manager, kitchen staff, bartenders, front desk staff were all so helpful and professional. Also, a few people also said that the steak was not only the best wedding food they'd ever had, but the best steak they'd EVER had! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the awesome review-- you both were so fun to work with and we LOVED all your attention to detail-- the photos are amazing and I can't wait to share them with my future brides !! And-- can I say -- you all had one of the best first dances of the year :) Hope to see you soon!
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jeanne
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and were married at the Tidewater Inn on July 4th 2012. From the moment we entered the beautiful lobby, and were graciously greeted by Lauren Catterton (senior sales manager), i knew this was the right place for our wedding. The Tidewater has the charm of an old hotel with the amenities of a newer one. Everything was absolutely PERFECT! Our Ceremony was outside in the courtyard ,and we had the Reception in the Crystal Ballroom. Lauren guided us through the planning, made sure the day went smoothly, and anticipated all of our and our guests needs. We cannot say enough good things about Lauren ,she was wonderful, as was all of the staff. The food was Excellent!. The filet mignon was perhaps the best i have ever had! Thank you Chef Paul!
Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful the wedding was, how delicious the food was, and what a great time they had at the Tidewater Inn.
We are so happy that we chose the Tidewater Inn for our Wedding!!!
My husband and were married at the Tidewater Inn on July 4th 2012. From the moment we entered the beautiful lobby, and Read more...
My husband and were married at the Tidewater Inn on July 4th 2012. From the moment we entered the beautiful lobby, and were graciously greeted by Lauren Catterton (senior sales manager), i knew this was the right place for our wedding. The Tidewater has the charm of an old hotel with the amenities of a newer one. Everything was absolutely PERFECT! Our Ceremony was outside in the courtyard ,and we had the Reception in the Crystal Ballroom. Lauren guided us through the planning, made sure the day went smoothly, and anticipated all of our and our guests needs. We cannot say enough good things about Lauren ,she was wonderful, as was all of the staff. The food was Excellent!. The filet mignon was perhaps the best i have ever had! Thank you Chef Paul!
Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful the wedding was, how delicious the food was, and what a great time they had at the Tidewater Inn.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The Tidewater Inn was perfect. The location is absolutely beautiful, the food is amazing, the staff and the coordinator (Melanie) are awesome, and the manager (Alex) is so helpful. We had the best experience here and would recommend it to anyone. It is so easy having everything you need in one location. Our guests could stay right at the Inn and explore beautiful downtown Easton. Having the day-of coordinator is beyond helpful, and she was there every step of the way. It could not have been a better day or a better venue.
The Tidewater Inn was perfect. The location is absolutely beautiful, the food is amazing, the staff and the coordinator Read more...
The Tidewater Inn was perfect. The location is absolutely beautiful, the food is amazing, the staff and the coordinator (Melanie) are awesome, and the manager (Alex) is so helpful. We had the best experience here and would recommend it to anyone. It is so easy having everything you need in one location. Our guests could stay right at the Inn and explore beautiful downtown Easton. Having the day-of coordinator is beyond helpful, and she was there every step of the way. It could not have been a better day or a better venue. Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the great review-- we have your photo hanging in our office-- the one taken at the Tavern Bar-- SOO FUN!!!! It was great working with the both of you-- your love for each other was so obvious throughout the entire planning process-- come visit next time you are in Easton !!!
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Stef
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The Tidewater Inn staff were friendly as well as professional. I was very pleased with the creativity of the staff and the little things that they did such as lighting the fireplace in the lounge area for me and my rehearsal dinner guests. They took my vision and added their special touch to make my wedding more than I could have imagined. Months later family and friends were still talking about how beautiful everything was. The food and decor was amazing. If anything went wrong, I did not know about it. The Tidewater Inn was a major part of keeping me a stress free bride.
The Tidewater Inn staff were friendly as well as professional. I was very pleased with the creativity of the staff and the Read more...
The Tidewater Inn staff were friendly as well as professional. I was very pleased with the creativity of the staff and the little things that they did such as lighting the fireplace in the lounge area for me and my rehearsal dinner guests. They took my vision and added their special touch to make my wedding more than I could have imagined. Months later family and friends were still talking about how beautiful everything was. The food and decor was amazing. If anything went wrong, I did not know about it. The Tidewater Inn was a major part of keeping me a stress free bride. Read less
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CRC
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The Tidewater Inn was the perfect venue for our small (35), intimate wedding. We were able to schedule our night before meet and greet buffet, ceremony, reception, and dinner in different rooms, providing a special space for each event. Melanie Bennett understood our "vision" from the beginning, and worked with us to deliver exactly what we wanted. Service, food and accommodations were excellent. We received glowing feedback from all of our guests.
The Tidewater Inn was the perfect venue for our small (35), intimate wedding. We were able to schedule our night before Read more...
The Tidewater Inn was the perfect venue for our small (35), intimate wedding. We were able to schedule our night before meet and greet buffet, ceremony, reception, and dinner in different rooms, providing a special space for each event. Melanie Bennett understood our "vision" from the beginning, and worked with us to deliver exactly what we wanted. Service, food and accommodations were excellent. We received glowing feedback from all of our guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Tidewater Inn on Saturday, October 8, 2011. We could not be happier with our choice in a wedding ceremony and reception venue! The Inn is gorgeous and offers many options for a ceremony and reception. Our ceremony was held in the beautiful courtyard and our reception in the Gold Ballroom. Our coordinator, Melanie, was fantastic!! She was so organized and flexible! We have received endless compliments on the food and everyone's overall experience. Highly Recommend!
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My husband and I were married at the Tidewater Inn on Saturday, October 8, 2011. We could not be happier with our choice in a wedding ceremony and reception venue! The Inn is gorgeous and offers many options for a ceremony and reception. Our ceremony was held in the beautiful courtyard and our reception in the Gold Ballroom. Our coordinator, Melanie, was fantastic!! She was so organized and flexible! We have received endless compliments on the food and everyone's overall experience. Highly Recommend! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you both back soon for a visit!
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough how pleased we are with how our wedding turned out at Tidewater Inn. We were so stressed that things wouldn't go as planned, especially with some ugly weather looming, but everything went off without a hitch (no pun intended)!

The hotel is centrally located, within very short walking distance of the great restaurants, galleries, and shops in the cute little town of Easton. Tidewater also has its own restaurant (one of our all-time favorites) called Hunter's Tavern, which has a great space for a rehearsal dinner. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at the Tidewater and our rehearsal dinner at a restaurant less than a block away. Our guests were also staying at the inn, so it made the whole weekend very convenient for us and our guests.

Due to the less than ideal weather, we had to make a split decision to move the ceremony indoors. Melanie and Lauren (our wonderfully helpful coordinators) made the decision easy and stress free for us. They decided to move the ceremony to the back part of the Crystal Room, which was were we had our reception. It turned out beautifully! They even put our aisle flowers on glass pedestals which made them look even more lovely. I didn't get a chance to see the space before the ceremony, so I saw it for the first time as I was walking down the aisle with my dad. It was so beautiful and intimate that I almost got choked up. Over all, our guests were happy they didn't have to endure the cold and rain, and we received so many compliments about the ceremony. Some even said it was the most beautiful and intimate they had seen. We agree, but we may be biased :)

A free honeymoon suite was included as a part of the package, but Melanie was nice enough to upgrade us to a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom suite (also free) because we were having our hair and makeup done at the hotel. The extra space was a godsend! We had plenty of room to get ready and the room was great for pictures as well. They also ensured that the room was refreshed while we were busy dining and dancing, so that it was perfect when we returned.

I have to dedicate a paragraph to the food alone because they really go above and beyond at Tidewater. Everything was incredible! Our guests were raving about the brie in phyllo, ahi tuna crisps, lamb lollypops, crabcakes, and of course the main courses, lemon chive chicken and filet with gorgonzola. The food at Tidewater can only be called gourmet. SOOOO delicious! We were able to have a private tasting which was wonderful and allowed us to really get a taste for what we wanted. We also attended a group tasting which was a nice way to get a sampling of lots of different appetizers. Unfortunately, they no longer do the private tastings, but that is really the only thing I can recommend they change in future.

In all, we received so many compliments from our guests about this venue. From the humorous bartender and helpful wait staff, to the decadent cuisine and the elegant yet quaint hotel. The Tidewater really made our wedding day perfect, and we highly recommend to anyone planning to get married on the Eastern Shore!
We cannot say enough how pleased we are with how our wedding turned out at Tidewater Inn. We were so stressed that things Read more...
We cannot say enough how pleased we are with how our wedding turned out at Tidewater Inn. We were so stressed that things wouldn't go as planned, especially with some ugly weather looming, but everything went off without a hitch (no pun intended)!

The hotel is centrally located, within very short walking distance of the great restaurants, galleries, and shops in the cute little town of Easton. Tidewater also has its own restaurant (one of our all-time favorites) called Hunter's Tavern, which has a great space for a rehearsal dinner. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at the Tidewater and our rehearsal dinner at a restaurant less than a block away. Our guests were also staying at the inn, so it made the whole weekend very convenient for us and our guests.

Due to the less than ideal weather, we had to make a split decision to move the ceremony indoors. Melanie and Lauren (our wonderfully helpful coordinators) made the decision easy and stress free for us. They decided to move the ceremony to the back part of the Crystal Room, which was were we had our reception. It turned out beautifully! They even put our aisle flowers on glass pedestals which made them look even more lovely. I didn't get a chance to see the space before the ceremony, so I saw it for the first time as I was walking down the aisle with my dad. It was so beautiful and intimate that I almost got choked up. Over all, our guests were happy they didn't have to endure the cold and rain, and we received so many compliments about the ceremony. Some even said it was the most beautiful and intimate they had seen. We agree, but we may be biased :)

A free honeymoon suite was included as a part of the package, but Melanie was nice enough to upgrade us to a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom suite (also free) because we were having our hair and makeup done at the hotel. The extra space was a godsend! We had plenty of room to get ready and the room was great for pictures as well. They also ensured that the room was refreshed while we were busy dining and dancing, so that it was perfect when we returned.

I have to dedicate a paragraph to the food alone because they really go above and beyond at Tidewater. Everything was incredible! Our guests were raving about the brie in phyllo, ahi tuna crisps, lamb lollypops, crabcakes, and of course the main courses, lemon chive chicken and filet with gorgonzola. The food at Tidewater can only be called gourmet. SOOOO delicious! We were able to have a private tasting which was wonderful and allowed us to really get a taste for what we wanted. We also attended a group tasting which was a nice way to get a sampling of lots of different appetizers. Unfortunately, they no longer do the private tastings, but that is really the only thing I can recommend they change in future.

In all, we received so many compliments from our guests about this venue. From the humorous bartender and helpful wait staff, to the decadent cuisine and the elegant yet quaint hotel. The Tidewater really made our wedding day perfect, and we highly recommend to anyone planning to get married on the Eastern Shore! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Natalie for your kind words! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are so happy you, your guests and your wedding party had a memorable experience on your very special day. We hope to see you soon! Alex
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DCS
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding and reception at the Tidewater Inn and the one word I can use to describe it was perfect! The staff was helpful and courteous. The wedding coordinator, Lauren, was warm and supportive and I could not have pulled it off without her help. The food and service was exceptional. The hotel rooms were very nice. It is such a quaint hotel in a town with so much character and one I would highly recommend. We are extremely happy with our choice of the Tidewater Inn as the location for our wedding and reception!
We had our wedding and reception at the Tidewater Inn and the one word I can use to describe it was perfect! The staff was Read more...
We had our wedding and reception at the Tidewater Inn and the one word I can use to describe it was perfect! The staff was helpful and courteous. The wedding coordinator, Lauren, was warm and supportive and I could not have pulled it off without her help. The food and service was exceptional. The hotel rooms were very nice. It is such a quaint hotel in a town with so much character and one I would highly recommend. We are extremely happy with our choice of the Tidewater Inn as the location for our wedding and reception! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback and your kind words about your experience here at the Tidewater Inn. We hope to see you both again soon! Alex
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BLoriJohns
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The Tidewater Inn exceeded our expectations in every way possible. I cannot say enough about the quality of service and wonderful experience the Tidewater provided throughout our entire wedding weekend.

The town of Easton is so quaint, very walkable and offers so much for guests in both dining and entertainment. Guests shopped, golfed, fished, went biking, painted pottery, visited the Bay, and so much more, enhancing their whole experience. St. Michaels is also only a short drive away, and is LOVELY. We held our rehearsal dinner there, on the water at St. Michaels Crab and Steak House, fantastic!

The Tidewater Inn is historic, beautifully decorated, intimate and warm. We planned to have our ceremony in the back courtyard, which is well landscaped with plants, flowers and a little fountain. There is also an outdoor terrace in front with a brick fire place for chilly evenings. Our cocktail hour and reception were held at the Tidewater as well, so the flow of the evening went perfectly. There is even a spiral staircase where we captured some GORGEOUS photos. Elegant but very comfortable, a great balance.

Melanie was our wedding coordinator and she was SUPERB! She was extremely responsive, answered all of my questions immediately, had great ideas, and left me feeling at ease throughout the entire process. She has a very calm presence and a great smile. The night of the rehearsal felt chaotic, unloading luggage, all of our wedding stuff, greeting guests, etc. and then there was Melanie, so relaxed and confident, I immediately felt a sense of comfort and let go. Alex, Lauren, and the other staff were also so wonderful, managing the entire event so well I did not have to worry about a thing. Everything fell into place, and even if they felt the pressure and hurry of the day, I felt none of it. Isn't that what we all want out of our venue? The comfort of knowing that one of the most important days of your life is handled with competence and care is truly a gift. I was able to enjoy celebrating with my friends, family and my new husband that much more. My gratitude is infinite, thank you.
The Tidewater Inn exceeded our expectations in every way possible. I cannot say enough about the quality of service and Read more...
The Tidewater Inn exceeded our expectations in every way possible. I cannot say enough about the quality of service and wonderful experience the Tidewater provided throughout our entire wedding weekend.

The town of Easton is so quaint, very walkable and offers so much for guests in both dining and entertainment. Guests shopped, golfed, fished, went biking, painted pottery, visited the Bay, and so much more, enhancing their whole experience. St. Michaels is also only a short drive away, and is LOVELY. We held our rehearsal dinner there, on the water at St. Michaels Crab and Steak House, fantastic!

The Tidewater Inn is historic, beautifully decorated, intimate and warm. We planned to have our ceremony in the back courtyard, which is well landscaped with plants, flowers and a little fountain. There is also an outdoor terrace in front with a brick fire place for chilly evenings. Our cocktail hour and reception were held at the Tidewater as well, so the flow of the evening went perfectly. There is even a spiral staircase where we captured some GORGEOUS photos. Elegant but very comfortable, a great balance.

Melanie was our wedding coordinator and she was SUPERB! She was extremely responsive, answered all of my questions immediately, had great ideas, and left me feeling at ease throughout the entire process. She has a very calm presence and a great smile. The night of the rehearsal felt chaotic, unloading luggage, all of our wedding stuff, greeting guests, etc. and then there was Melanie, so relaxed and confident, I immediately felt a sense of comfort and let go. Alex, Lauren, and the other staff were also so wonderful, managing the entire event so well I did not have to worry about a thing. Everything fell into place, and even if they felt the pressure and hurry of the day, I felt none of it. Isn't that what we all want out of our venue? The comfort of knowing that one of the most important days of your life is handled with competence and care is truly a gift. I was able to enjoy celebrating with my friends, family and my new husband that much more. My gratitude is infinite, thank you. Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you both back soon for a visit!
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Judy
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot come up with enough superlatives to describe our experience at the Tidewater Inn. We hosted our daughter's wedding at this venue and everything was fantastic. Alex and Melanie are the best! They were responsive and always one or two steps ahead of us. They made throwing an elegant wedding seem effortless. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests, and people are still calling us to say what a perfect weekend it was. Many said it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. The town is wonderful. They have great little places for dining, a farmers market on Saturday, great shops and St Michael's right down the road. The Tidewater is classy but not stuffy and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Honestly, everyone just loved this place. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tidewater and staff, for making my daughter's wedding so memorable. We will never forget this day!
I cannot come up with enough superlatives to describe our experience at the Tidewater Inn. We hosted our daughter's Read more...
I cannot come up with enough superlatives to describe our experience at the Tidewater Inn. We hosted our daughter's wedding at this venue and everything was fantastic. Alex and Melanie are the best! They were responsive and always one or two steps ahead of us. They made throwing an elegant wedding seem effortless. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests, and people are still calling us to say what a perfect weekend it was. Many said it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. The town is wonderful. They have great little places for dining, a farmers market on Saturday, great shops and St Michael's right down the road. The Tidewater is classy but not stuffy and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Honestly, everyone just loved this place. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tidewater and staff, for making my daughter's wedding so memorable. We will never forget this day! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you both back soon for a visit!
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Yelena
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED having our wedding at this location. Working with Melanie was truly a blessing. She is so kind and so incredibly easy to work with. We loved having our dogs there at the venue and they were so accommodating. We stayed in the wedding suite an extra night (the night before) and we were able to get ready on site and go straight into the wedding ceremony. There are so many options at this location. You can get married in the courtyard, or inside, or even out front. The food is fabulous. We had a wonderful tasting and the food was exactly the same as the tasting and get same quality. Thank you to the Tidewater staff-- we had the best wedding EVER.
We LOVED having our wedding at this location. Working with Melanie was truly a blessing. She is so kind and so incredibly Read more...
We LOVED having our wedding at this location. Working with Melanie was truly a blessing. She is so kind and so incredibly easy to work with. We loved having our dogs there at the venue and they were so accommodating. We stayed in the wedding suite an extra night (the night before) and we were able to get ready on site and go straight into the wedding ceremony. There are so many options at this location. You can get married in the courtyard, or inside, or even out front. The food is fabulous. We had a wonderful tasting and the food was exactly the same as the tasting and get same quality. Thank you to the Tidewater staff-- we had the best wedding EVER. Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough nice thinigs about the Tidewater!! We had our wedding here on July 2, 2011 and everything was absolutely perfect. The staff is amazing and so easy to work with (big shout outs to Melanie and Alex) and the venue is beautiful. We have gotten countless compliments on how great the venue was as well as countless compliments on the food! We had a filet paired with crabcake and are still hearing rave revues from our guests. The hotel rooms are also great, as they are super clean and trendy. Our guests were so happy with everything. Our wedding was SO much fun and everything seemed to fall into place so easily the day of. I cannot thank Tidewater enough for giving us our dream wedding!
Cannot say enough nice thinigs about the Tidewater!! We had our wedding here on July 2, 2011 and everything was absolutely Read more...
Cannot say enough nice thinigs about the Tidewater!! We had our wedding here on July 2, 2011 and everything was absolutely perfect. The staff is amazing and so easy to work with (big shout outs to Melanie and Alex) and the venue is beautiful. We have gotten countless compliments on how great the venue was as well as countless compliments on the food! We had a filet paired with crabcake and are still hearing rave revues from our guests. The hotel rooms are also great, as they are super clean and trendy. Our guests were so happy with everything. Our wedding was SO much fun and everything seemed to fall into place so easily the day of. I cannot thank Tidewater enough for giving us our dream wedding! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

We can't wait for you both to steal away for another weekend with us !! Hope you had a great summer :)
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dchasenkopf
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone was so helpful from the planning up to the wedding day. I had a small wedding in a short time frame and everything was perfect. Food was excellent. Highly recommend!!
Everyone was so helpful from the planning up to the wedding day. I had a small wedding in a short time frame and Read more...
Everyone was so helpful from the planning up to the wedding day. I had a small wedding in a short time frame and everything was perfect. Food was excellent. Highly recommend!! Read less
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Dr. M and M
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
All my guests used one word to describe my wedding at the Tidewater - perfect. And it truly was just that. From the moment the bellhop unpacked our car to the moment he packed it back up for us 4 days later, the weekend was perfect. The professionlalism and responsiveness of the staff far exceeded our expectations. The decor and comfort of the inn was astounding. And the wedding planner, Ms. Lauren Finiello, was a dream come true. She even cried when I walked down the aisle. My wedding was better than I ever dreamed it would be and if i had to chose, I would do it exactly the same way, minute for minute.
All my guests used one word to describe my wedding at the Tidewater - perfect. And it truly was just that. From the moment Read more...
All my guests used one word to describe my wedding at the Tidewater - perfect. And it truly was just that. From the moment the bellhop unpacked our car to the moment he packed it back up for us 4 days later, the weekend was perfect. The professionlalism and responsiveness of the staff far exceeded our expectations. The decor and comfort of the inn was astounding. And the wedding planner, Ms. Lauren Finiello, was a dream come true. She even cried when I walked down the aisle. My wedding was better than I ever dreamed it would be and if i had to chose, I would do it exactly the same way, minute for minute. Read less
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LeeMallory
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were extremely pleased by the quality of the wedding reception at the Tidewater Inn. EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY! Need I say more? The staff was outstanding. Our wedding coordiator was beyond what we had expected. Our guests, many from the Easton area, have gone back for dinner after having had fabulous food at our reception. If I did not know where to go for a source, we were given the appropriate information. We were never disappointed. If I had to do my reception all over again, the Tidewater Inn is hands down the only place I would consider.
My husband and I were extremely pleased by the quality of the wedding reception at the Tidewater Inn. EVERYTHING WENT Read more...
My husband and I were extremely pleased by the quality of the wedding reception at the Tidewater Inn. EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY! Need I say more? The staff was outstanding. Our wedding coordiator was beyond what we had expected. Our guests, many from the Easton area, have gone back for dinner after having had fabulous food at our reception. If I did not know where to go for a source, we were given the appropriate information. We were never disappointed. If I had to do my reception all over again, the Tidewater Inn is hands down the only place I would consider. Read less
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parents of the groom
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
we expressed what we wanted and then listened to their suggestions....and they helped us plan an event that was everything we had hoped it to be!..we couldn't have been happier.
the facility is beautiful..we used the patio for our cocktail hour and the crystal room for dinner...
our event was a rehearsal dinner, but most quests were from out of town so it was for over 100 people. we wanted it elegant, but different than a wedding, so we had stations for the food and the meats were barbequed on the patio..it was unique! we were so glad we chose the tidewater inn!
we expressed what we wanted and then listened to their suggestions....and they helped us plan an event that was everything Read more...
we expressed what we wanted and then listened to their suggestions....and they helped us plan an event that was everything we had hoped it to be!..we couldn't have been happier.
the facility is beautiful..we used the patio for our cocktail hour and the crystal room for dinner...
our event was a rehearsal dinner, but most quests were from out of town so it was for over 100 people. we wanted it elegant, but different than a wedding, so we had stations for the food and the meats were barbequed on the patio..it was unique! we were so glad we chose the tidewater inn! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/15/2011
4.9/5.0
The Tidewater Inn was an amazing place to get married! We loved Mel, the onsite wedding coordinator. She was always there to answer any of our questions!

The majority of our guest were from out of town and they all commented how lovely the hotel was and how helpful the entire staff was! The food was amazing and the town is such a great place to have a little getaway weekend.

It is truely the perfect place to get married! I wish I could do it all over again!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tidewater Inn!
The Tidewater Inn was an amazing place to get married! We loved Mel, the onsite wedding coordinator. She was always there Read more...
The Tidewater Inn was an amazing place to get married! We loved Mel, the onsite wedding coordinator. She was always there to answer any of our questions!

The majority of our guest were from out of town and they all commented how lovely the hotel was and how helpful the entire staff was! The food was amazing and the town is such a great place to have a little getaway weekend.

It is truely the perfect place to get married! I wish I could do it all over again!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tidewater Inn! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
After losing my venue 6 months away from my wedding date, finding the Tidewater (and them still having my date available) was a miracle.
I had originally ignored the eastern shore as I expected all of the venues to be on the water (and I did not want a beach/dock wedding) but the Tidewater surprised me. Its a gorgeous historic inn right in the middle of old Easton, no water or jet-skiiers in sight!

I was planning my wedding out-of-country. I handled most of the details through email and phone with Melanie. Once I felt like I'd asked all the questions I could possibly ask my fiancé and I flew down for the weekend just to see the place in person and make up our minds. It was such an easy decision. We booked as soon as we got back home.

The service was top-notch. We felt like the whole hotel staff made a point to get to know us and our guests. Unlike my first venue, Melanie and her team handled all of our set-up and tear-down, all I had to do was hand over my decorations and tell them where I wanted them. HUGE plus that I didn't have to appoint some poor family member to clean up at the end of the night when the rest of us were leaving.

The food was AMAZING. My now-husband and I had eaten at the tavern during our first visit and really enjoyed it. Typically when a restaurant does their own catering, the quality of the food lowers at least a little bit because they're cooking in such large volumes - NOT HERE! I dont think the food got one single complaint, instead our family are still talking about how it was the best filet mignion they've ever had. Even the hors doeuvres were amazing, I could have just made a meal of those.

We couldn't have been luckier to find this place. We had such a perfect, stress/incident-free wedding. Im a little sad I only get to do it once! We'll absolutely be back for our anniversary
After losing my venue 6 months away from my wedding date, finding the Tidewater (and them still having my date available) Read more...
After losing my venue 6 months away from my wedding date, finding the Tidewater (and them still having my date available) was a miracle.
I had originally ignored the eastern shore as I expected all of the venues to be on the water (and I did not want a beach/dock wedding) but the Tidewater surprised me. Its a gorgeous historic inn right in the middle of old Easton, no water or jet-skiiers in sight!

I was planning my wedding out-of-country. I handled most of the details through email and phone with Melanie. Once I felt like I'd asked all the questions I could possibly ask my fiancé and I flew down for the weekend just to see the place in person and make up our minds. It was such an easy decision. We booked as soon as we got back home.

The service was top-notch. We felt like the whole hotel staff made a point to get to know us and our guests. Unlike my first venue, Melanie and her team handled all of our set-up and tear-down, all I had to do was hand over my decorations and tell them where I wanted them. HUGE plus that I didn't have to appoint some poor family member to clean up at the end of the night when the rest of us were leaving.

The food was AMAZING. My now-husband and I had eaten at the tavern during our first visit and really enjoyed it. Typically when a restaurant does their own catering, the quality of the food lowers at least a little bit because they're cooking in such large volumes - NOT HERE! I dont think the food got one single complaint, instead our family are still talking about how it was the best filet mignion they've ever had. Even the hors doeuvres were amazing, I could have just made a meal of those.

We couldn't have been luckier to find this place. We had such a perfect, stress/incident-free wedding. Im a little sad I only get to do it once! We'll absolutely be back for our anniversary Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.8/5.0
The Tidewater Staff was just amazing. Melanie Bennett went above and beyond from the very start. She really made me feel like I was the only wedding being planned. Everyone is just so nice and the venue was stunning. The Tidewater Inn will forever have a special place in my heart!! Can't wait to go back and visit!
The Tidewater Staff was just amazing. Melanie Bennett went above and beyond from the very start. She really made me feel Read more...
The Tidewater Staff was just amazing. Melanie Bennett went above and beyond from the very start. She really made me feel like I was the only wedding being planned. Everyone is just so nice and the venue was stunning. The Tidewater Inn will forever have a special place in my heart!! Can't wait to go back and visit! Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.8/5.0
The Tidewater is a beautiful Location and I had the best time getting married there. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. All of the staff is very nice and professional, the food was fabulous, and they were very on point with the timing. The only issue I came across was the change in price, over and over again. They had to of changed the price at least 15 times, Very annoying.
The Tidewater is a beautiful Location and I had the best time getting married there. I would definitely recommend it to Read more...
The Tidewater is a beautiful Location and I had the best time getting married there. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. All of the staff is very nice and professional, the food was fabulous, and they were very on point with the timing. The only issue I came across was the change in price, over and over again. They had to of changed the price at least 15 times, Very annoying. Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

It was wonderful to work with you on the event! You two were a great couple.
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Mary
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.7/5.0
Melanie was great at combining my husband's and my ideas together to create the perfect reception. It was such a great celebration-everyone loved the venue and we've recommended it to several friends!
Melanie was great at combining my husband's and my ideas together to create the perfect reception. It was such a great Read more...
Melanie was great at combining my husband's and my ideas together to create the perfect reception. It was such a great celebration-everyone loved the venue and we've recommended it to several friends! Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Mary-- I have been thinking about you two!!! How is life going down south ?? Hope well-- and thanks so much for posting--we appreciate it :)
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.5/5.0
My wedding was close to perfect! Although some minor details didn't go according to plan, they did a wonderful job of making things conspicuous. This venue had our names all over it from the first time we visited. We fell in love with the historic atmosphere, quaint town, Crystal ballroom, and delicious food. The staff was always friendly and accommodating. We had many issues with the contract however, stuff in there that didn't pertain to our event and was difficult to understand the legal terms, and we felt we had much opposition attempting to understand what we were signing (wouldn't you? its thousands of dollars!!). We had the unfortunate experience of a change of management right during this time and we were lost to followup until I contacted them directly. I only have wonderful things to say about Melanie Bennett and Alex Zullo, who stayed by our side and were so flexible with our picky and minute details that made our day/weekend special. We also had a few front desk employees that had no idea what our contract stated regarding our room block, and after telling my guests wrong information we lost a number of family to another hotel. One big mistake that took place that I found out afterwards was that guest rooms that were supposed to be ready for check-in at 3pm (my ceremony was at 4pm) were not, and I had multiple guests leave luggage in the lobby and change/get ready in the lobby restrooms. I was disappointed that this happened and would hope that they make a better effort in the future to plan for more efficient room turnover during busy weekends. We were very impressed with the bellmen and the staff that worked our reception- Greg was the only reason I had anything to drink at my own wedding! The food was absolutely delicious and prepared perfectly, the flow of events were perfect, and all our guests enjoyed a fantastic party. They worked with every one of our vendors smoothly. We were given two HUGE suites that were more than enough room for the bridal party events. The overall cost is a bit high but I suppose this is what is competitive for a DC area wedding. Their business department could also use a little help- the bill was drastically different from our itemized google doc, but somehow came close to the actual total so we just said the heck with it. Despite a few of the aformentioned blunders, if I could do the entire weekend over again, I would...and I would definitely return to the Tidewater.
My wedding was close to perfect! Although some minor details didn't go according to plan, they did a wonderful job of Read more...
My wedding was close to perfect! Although some minor details didn't go according to plan, they did a wonderful job of making things conspicuous. This venue had our names all over it from the first time we visited. We fell in love with the historic atmosphere, quaint town, Crystal ballroom, and delicious food. The staff was always friendly and accommodating. We had many issues with the contract however, stuff in there that didn't pertain to our event and was difficult to understand the legal terms, and we felt we had much opposition attempting to understand what we were signing (wouldn't you? its thousands of dollars!!). We had the unfortunate experience of a change of management right during this time and we were lost to followup until I contacted them directly. I only have wonderful things to say about Melanie Bennett and Alex Zullo, who stayed by our side and were so flexible with our picky and minute details that made our day/weekend special. We also had a few front desk employees that had no idea what our contract stated regarding our room block, and after telling my guests wrong information we lost a number of family to another hotel. One big mistake that took place that I found out afterwards was that guest rooms that were supposed to be ready for check-in at 3pm (my ceremony was at 4pm) were not, and I had multiple guests leave luggage in the lobby and change/get ready in the lobby restrooms. I was disappointed that this happened and would hope that they make a better effort in the future to plan for more efficient room turnover during busy weekends. We were very impressed with the bellmen and the staff that worked our reception- Greg was the only reason I had anything to drink at my own wedding! The food was absolutely delicious and prepared perfectly, the flow of events were perfect, and all our guests enjoyed a fantastic party. They worked with every one of our vendors smoothly. We were given two HUGE suites that were more than enough room for the bridal party events. The overall cost is a bit high but I suppose this is what is competitive for a DC area wedding. Their business department could also use a little help- the bill was drastically different from our itemized google doc, but somehow came close to the actual total so we just said the heck with it. Despite a few of the aformentioned blunders, if I could do the entire weekend over again, I would...and I would definitely return to the Tidewater. Read less
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angieindc
Wedding:
1/9/2010
1.5/5.0
While the hotel itself is beautiful and the wait staff very responsive, I was incredibly disappointed with my experience overall. The hotel changed hands after we booked and the new management never followed up. I followed up with them, and the results were pitiful. Many of my guests had difficulty in booking rooms, either no one returned calls from the reservation number, or when they did reach a front desk person, this person was rude and not helpful.

I had to call and email time and time again to ensure that my menu was set and plans were in place.

Even with my constant micromanaging, things still fell through the cracks. The general manager, Thad, promised that my guests would receive continental breakfast in the lobby on Saturday and Sunday mornings because this was advertised on the hotel web site. This never happened. I paid for (which was confirmed on the banquet order) a flight of mousses for each guests for dessert, including 3 mousses and 2 chocolate dipped strawberries PER PERSON. Instead each guest received 1 small mousse and if they were lucky they got a strawberry. My vendors weren't served dessert, even though I paid for it until I asked a server to do so. Other details from the BO were neglected, such as sauces for the crab cakes.

The wedding manager, Lauren, neglected many details, and I felt like I had to work at my wedding to ensure everything went according to plan.

Guests had rooms that weren't heated (in January!) and they were told, oh well, it's an old hotel.

Following the wedding, I contacted the management of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club (owners of the Tidewater) directly. I was promised a follow up, but no one ever contacted me.

The complete lack of follow up prior to and after the wedding is appalling. In fact, one month before the wedding I contacted another hotel to see if they could accomodate us. Although they said yes, I stayed with the Tidewater thinking they would get it together. Unfortunately, they did not. Although some of my bridal party have wanted to go back to the Tidewater for dinner, I refuse to give them any further business. I would not recommend the venue to another bride and I would tell her about all of the hassles (only a few listed here) we went through. If someone had tried to make things right, I would have understood, but my concerns were simply ignored.
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While the hotel itself is beautiful and the wait staff very responsive, I was incredibly disappointed with my experience overall. The hotel changed hands after we booked and the new management never followed up. I followed up with them, and the results were pitiful. Many of my guests had difficulty in booking rooms, either no one returned calls from the reservation number, or when they did reach a front desk person, this person was rude and not helpful.

I had to call and email time and time again to ensure that my menu was set and plans were in place.

Even with my constant micromanaging, things still fell through the cracks. The general manager, Thad, promised that my guests would receive continental breakfast in the lobby on Saturday and Sunday mornings because this was advertised on the hotel web site. This never happened. I paid for (which was confirmed on the banquet order) a flight of mousses for each guests for dessert, including 3 mousses and 2 chocolate dipped strawberries PER PERSON. Instead each guest received 1 small mousse and if they were lucky they got a strawberry. My vendors weren't served dessert, even though I paid for it until I asked a server to do so. Other details from the BO were neglected, such as sauces for the crab cakes.

The wedding manager, Lauren, neglected many details, and I felt like I had to work at my wedding to ensure everything went according to plan.

Guests had rooms that weren't heated (in January!) and they were told, oh well, it's an old hotel.

Following the wedding, I contacted the management of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club (owners of the Tidewater) directly. I was promised a follow up, but no one ever contacted me.

The complete lack of follow up prior to and after the wedding is appalling. In fact, one month before the wedding I contacted another hotel to see if they could accomodate us. Although they said yes, I stayed with the Tidewater thinking they would get it together. Unfortunately, they did not. Although some of my bridal party have wanted to go back to the Tidewater for dinner, I refuse to give them any further business. I would not recommend the venue to another bride and I would tell her about all of the hassles (only a few listed here) we went through. If someone had tried to make things right, I would have understood, but my concerns were simply ignored. Read less
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Tidewater Inn responded with the following comments:

This was an unfortunate event. The tidewater is under new management and ownership since this wedding. We have made great strides to work with our wedding couples, complete heating and AC renovatoins, and all special event space. As you can see in the comments from other brides that we have master the art of weddings and special events.

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