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Tidewater House

An picturesque intimate wedding destination

Tidewater House is an intimate premier event destination for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and private events in the heart of downtown Easton. Built in 1874, Tidewater House (previously Inn at 202 Dover) is a fully restored Victorian-style mansion situated within walking distance of the Tidewater Inn, shopping, art galleries, theaters and more. Perfect for a weekend getaway or quaint gatherings, this elegant historic house offers five uniquely designed guest rooms and suites, common areas, and two intimate event venues - The Parlor and Carriage House.

We invite you to include this timeless mansion in your Tidewater Inn wedding weekend or host your entire wedding weekend at the Tidewater House. The Tidewater Inn offers unparalleled escape in the heart of the Eastern Shore, featuring 86 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, our signature restaurant Hunters’ Tavern, Terrasse Spa and stunning event venues perfect for a distinctive celebration.

In 2019, the Tidewater Inn purchased this stunning property enriching the Tidewater Inn guest experience and the Easton community. The Tidewater House is an extension of the Tidewater Inn offering guests and couples a unique offsite venue while keeping with our extraordinary service and cuisine.

Our year-round destination provides a picturesque setting on Maryland's Eastern Shore featuring an array of stunning wedding venues perfect for your wedding and wedding weekend events. Tidewater Inn invites you to celebrate an unforgettable day where every detail is taken care of from start to finish. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and assist in the planning of this extraordinary event.

A 2020 “WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award” recipient.

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The Parlor

The Parlor is an elegant venue in the heart of the Tidewater House featuring flexible space to accommodate seated or cocktail style events. This traditional dining room features a gas fireplace and stunning chandelier; is paired with the library, lounge and conservatory; and offers unbridled views of the house garden.

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Carriage House

The Carriage House is a unique hideaway nestled within the gardens of the Tidewater House. Converted from the original garage, this farmhouse inspired building features a warm color palette of soft and warm grays, a vaulted ceiling, a brick fireplace, a custom bar and an exclusive patio within the gardens.

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TIDEWATER HOUSE | GUEST ROOMS & SUITES

English Suite 202 Dover

The English Suite, encompassing the entire front of the building on the second floor, is decorated with an English garden style.

  • · Foyer Entrance with the bedroom to the left and sitting room to the right
  • · Antique and authentic antique reproduction furniture
  • · A king-sized bed faces an oversized bay window with window seat.
  • · The sitting room has a desk, cable TV, high...
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The French Suite, located on the first floor of the Inn, and is decorated with inspiration from a French Chateau.

  • · Entrance leads to the sitting room featuring original windows framed by blue toile drapes
  • · Pocket doors from the sitting room open to the bedroom
  • · Provincial King sized bed and luxurious French décor in the bedroom
  • · Steam shower, air jet tub and gold cherub fixtures...
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202 Dover Asian Suite

The Asian Suite, located at the top of the stairs on the second floor, features exotic Asian furnishings and décor.

  • · Upon entering the suite, the sitting room is to the left of a short hallway and the bedroom is to the right.
  • · Asian rosewood furnishings and other oriental details
  • · Bamboo King canopy bed with gas fireplace in the bedroom
  • · The bathroom features the home's...
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The Safari Suite, located on the second floor, is decorated with safari-inspired furnishings and fabrics.

  • · Short staircase entrance into the sitting room
  • · Bedroom is located to the left of the sitting room
  • · Vaulted cathedral ceiling in the sitting room
  • · King size bed with leather headboard
  • · Gas fireplace in the bedroom
  • · Steam shower, corner air jet tub and...
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202 Dover Victorian Suite

The Victorian Guest Room, overlooking the conservatory and garden area of the Inn, is decorated true to the Victorian Era.

  • · Queen sized iron bed
  • · Air jet tub and rain shower in the bathroom
  • · Amenities include cable TV, high-speed internet & telephone
  • · The Victorian Guest Room can be combined with The English Suite to provide a two bedroom and two bathroom suite.
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Tidewater House History

Through Maryland historical documents, the construction of the Inn at 202 Dover at the Tidewater can be traced back to 1874. The first documented owner of the property in Easton was John M. G. Emory, who sold the land in 1841 to Samuel B. Hopkins. In 1872, Samuel B. Hopkins transferred ownership of the property to his daughter, Ada Virginia, who sold it to William L. Hubbard in 1883 for $3,000. Robert L. Kemp purchased the home from Hubbard for $7,000 in 1908. William H. Kemp took ownership in 1918 and sold the home the following year to Charles T. Wrightson, owner of the Shannahan & Wrightson Hardware Building on Washington Street and of S. & W. Canned Foods. The historical home was known as the Wrightson House after its predominant owner for many years.

More recent owners enclosed the front porch of the building, but otherwise left the home to deteriorate. In 2005, the Inn at 202 Dover was purchased by Shelby and Rob Mitchell with intent to restore the beautiful historic home. Restoration began with the help of Historic Easton, Easton’s Historic Commission, the State of Maryland, and the Department of the Interior. Many original details remained through restoration, including the eleven-foot ceilings, plaster moldings, the hand-carved mantle and staircase, the tile foyer, and a seven-foot mahogany-framed mirror. While the common areas were intentionally preserved with the original Victorian style, the owners created new looks in each of the bedrooms featuring global themes and antique furnishings and fixtures. The gardens were originally designed by New York Landscape Architect Eileen Imber with the Victorian era style.