Kurtz's Beach

2070 Kurtz Ave
Pasadena, MD 21122

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Kurtz's Beach

Kurtz’s Beach is the hidden gem of the Chesapeake Region.

Experience the charm and beauty of a waterfront wedding. Indoors you have options that include a glass enclosed Banquet Room or the newly created space “Rivers Chase” which was designed using a great combination of light, air, stone, wood and water. Outdoors you have several choices for your ceremony or reception. They include the Bay Room Patio, the landscaped wedding courtyard with its outdoor fireplace, beautifully shaded grounds or one of three large pavilions. Whether you choose a large space or an intimate cozy area, at Kurtz’s Beach you are guaranteed a spectacular view of The Chesapeake Bay!

This venue not only offers beautiful space but fabulous food as well. Specializing in Southern Cuisine with a modern flair.

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Beautiful venue with the best staff – They definitely are wonderful at making sure your dreams for the best day ever come true -Thanks again John ,Ashley, Debbie & Meagan we could not have asked for a better day.

-Donna Simpkins

Kurtz’s Beach is the most amazing venue! The food is delicious. The place is absolutely stunning. I work primarily with Ashley and John during the planning process. They are both great and so knowledgeable. They were very patient and very quick to responding to any and all questions and concerns. The week of the wedding, which I got married on May 19, 2018, I worked closely with Lynn and I believe the other lady’s name was Courtney. Again, both are great! They took care of everything! And if I had any questions, no matter the time of day (or night), Lynn was there. For the reception, they made sure everyone was taking care of. If there were any allergies from our guests, they would accommodate and made sure the person was able to enjoy everything even with food and drinks. The cottages were beautiful as well! Megan was there with us ladies the whole time and made sure we kept to the schedule and we were happy. I just can’t say enough about this place and everyone who works there. I could go on and on! They even kept helping me with my bussel pretty much the whole night, which broke because my lovely new husband stepped on the back of the dress and broke the button lol My husband and I are always saying how we want an excuse to do another event there!

-Megan DeMarco

We got married on 9/8/18 at Kurtz’s Beach and the entire experience from the moment we dropped in and received an impromptu tour to the moment we walked away married couldn’t have been better! John and Ashley were very professional, available, and cared about making sure that all of our wishes for the day became reality. Lyle and Deb were the folks who made sure the event ran smoothly and no stone was left unturned. This was scheduled to be an outdoor wedding and it rained, so they worked their magic and we had an alternate setting under cover that was intimate and just as special as originally planned. This is a beautiful venue. It offers both family-friendly or adult-only options. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. We highly recommend Kurtz’s for any function!

-Kelly Nusser

My Husband Rick and I got married at Kurt’z Beach last August. John and Ashley were there in every step since the very beginning. The price were very reasonable, you won’t find a better service anywhere. A friend of mind told me to be patient and to think that sometimes no everything can be the way I wanted. Well, let me tell you, everything went the way I wanted !!!! We had a beautiful water front wedding. We really loved it, the service and the organization were first class. Our guest enjoyed and some of them described our wedding like the best one they were into ! Thank you so much John, Ashley, also Lynn and Courtney for everything. Do not look anywhere else, believe me, you won’t find a better place !

Pilar, August 2017

Our reception at Kurtz’s Beach was simply the best! Everyone was super accommodating from changing the preset menu all the way from hand selecting gold candles to place at each guest table. Ashley, Jon, and Lynn were fantastic. They felt like family and were determined to make our special day perfect. I can’t say thank you enough to them. We picked Kurtz’s for its quaint location with great views of the water. We wanted the freedom of being able to move in and outside of the venue depending on the fall weather. This worked out perfectly for us! Not only was the water beautiful, but the landscape around Kurtz’s was as well. Overall, we had a 5 star experience with Kurtz’s and would highly recommend them.

Carissa, November 2017

My husband and I just got married at Kurtz’s on September 29th. It was absolutely the best day of our entire lives thanks to the beautiful venue location as well as the wonderful staff. The staff treats you like you are family. Ashley was amazing throughout the entire process and was quick to respond to any emails. Lynn (wedding day coordinator) treated me as if I was her own daughter. Everything went perfectly on my wedding day thanks to them. As I arrived to the venue on my wedding day I felt relaxed and was filled with excitement for the evening. I never for one second felt stressed due to the fantastic staff and knowing that they would have everything taken care of. The staff members were ALL polite, personable, and well organized. The food was fantastic and my guests could not stop raving about the views of the Chesapeake Bay as well as the decor of the venue. I would not change one single thing about my wedding day and I cannot thank Kurtz’s beach enough for making my wedding everything I dreamed of and more.

-Meghan, September 2017

Our wedding was perfect and if there were any hiccups, we didn’t know about it. From the moment we engaged with Ashley, she was welcoming, responsive, professional, organized, thoughtful and truly made this experience for us stress-free and seamless. We immediately connected with John during our final consult and he was very accommodating for our guests that had dietary requirements. The food turned out fantastic and we received so many compliments on the food, the venue and the staff. Our guests were delighted and had a fantastic time. Our wedding day coordinator, Lynn, was on top of everything and she kept us to our schedule with ease and made sure we were having a great time! Our ceremony next to the Bay was the perfect backdrop and the setting was so intimate and special. The convenience of having our reception in the same space too was key! Our wedding was more perfect then we could’ve ever imaged. We would highly recommend Kurtz’s as a perfect place to have a wedding.

-Rachael, September 2017

Not only is the venue beautiful but, I cannot say enough about the staff. John, Ashley, Courtney and Lynn were just top notch and on top of every little detail. It made my day so much easier. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding perfect! You will not be disappointed with this venue. From start to finish I saw nothing but true professionalism!

-Fran, June 2017

So glad Kurtz’s was chosen to hold our daughter’s June 3 wedding. Every step along the way was handled with professionalism. John & Ashley answered every question and made good suggestions. Lynn was in a word Awesome! She is caring, knowledgeable, professional and we knew we were in good hands. Courtney was fabulous at dealing with the wedding party especially the junior bridesmaid!!! The ceremony started on time and all went well. I cant say enough about these ladies and John and Ashley! Someone always has a wedding horror story but I couldn’t find one thing that went wrong the entire day!! Thank you all!

-Jane, June 2017

AMAZINGG! I have endless positive things to say about Kurtz’s. the staff made our wedding day perfect. they took every bit of stress and worry out of the day and pulled everything together without a single hiccup, they truly made my wife and I feel like our wedding was the most important thing in the world to them! Ashley, Lynn, Donna & John are Godsends to the wedding world!! plus, we had ENDLESS compliments about the beauty of the venue which is definitely an understatement! the food was delicious and the bartenders & wait staff were so polite and personable. if we had to do it over 100 times, we would choose Kurtz’s every single time! they truly helped make our day as special as it was. we could never thank them enough!!

-Alli & Julie, May 2017

Couldn’t have dreamed of a better place to have our happily ever after wedding! The entire Kurtz’s Beach team was professional, accommodating and made us feel like part of the family! Dream come true! Thank you for everything!-

-Melanie & KC Mays, November 2016

There are too many amazing things to mention about my experience with Kurtz’s Beach to fit in one paragraph! Ashley, Courtney, and Jon were so accommodating and professional. They had this wedding thing down to a science. Everything went off without a hitch! It was so nice not to have to worry about anything. It is such a beautiful setting and the people who run this venue could not be any nicer! Thank you all for making our day so special and stress free! If you want a beautiful wedding on the water look no further than Kurtz’s Beach!

-Katie, October 2016

I just had my wedding at Kurtz’s on September 2. It was perfect !! Everyone there is just Amazing from Mr. John to Ashley to Donna to Courtney to Tim and the entire staff. The food was terrific, everyone was still talking about it at breakfast the next day. Everyone also said they had checked out the venue online and the pictures were gorgeous but still didn’t do it Justice. It was a picture perfect evening and I was so relaxed that night and since I booked it – knowing that the people taking care of me were not only tops in their field BUT they actually care about every person that steps into their venue. They make you and all your guests feel like “Family” My wedding was a day I will never forget and a lot of that is due to Kurtz’s and their fine staff – Thank you

-Mary, September 2016

Had our wedding at Kurtz’s Beach 9/24/16… Everything went without a hitch! ! Absolutely beautiful!!!! Ashley and I talked nearly every week / Day toward the end since I was a worry wart but always did it willingly and with a smile!! John & ALL of the staff Are phenomenal !! Food was awesome, Can’t say enough! ! My family and friends are still talking about how beautiful this venue is! I’d get married over and over again (to the same man of course)just for the wonderful experience!! Instead I think I’ll just try to think of another large party to have there! !! We truly had a fabulous time! !! And wonderful memories to last a lifetime! Xoxo

-Tricia, September 2016

I cannot explain enough how amazing Kurtz’s Beach and the staff there were and how perfect our wedding day was this past July. This is going to be a long review because there were so many elements that went into creating the perfect day and Kurtz’s and their staff deserve credit for all of it. We loved the venue as soon as we saw it and especially because of the very affordable price compared to many of the venues that are within a one mile radius! It is an absolutely beautiful venue right on the bay with beautiful landscaping and a beautiful reception room with huge bay windows. A couple months after reserving our wedding day at Kurtz’s Beach, John hired Ashley to help him with organization and contact with the couples and she was PHENOMENAL. Ever since she started working for Kurtz’s, I was completely at ease because of her responsiveness. She answered all of my questions and never seemed annoyed even when this crazy anxious bride emailed multiple times a day with questions leading up to the wedding. Two days before the wedding, we went to drop off all of our decor at the venue. Donna was in charge of helping us and I cannot say enough about her. She was so personable and she went through every single piece of decor we had and every single note that this crazy bride has written. On the big day, we used the bridal suite which was wonderful. Ashley was in charge of keeping us organized in the bridal suite and once again did an amazing job keeping us on schedule. Because there were 2 brides, she really had to hustle to make sure neither of us saw each other and that we both had ample time to get dressed and get all the pictures we wanted. When it was time for the ceremony, it was obvious that we had to hustle to beat the rain (this was the night of the devastating flooding in Ellicott City). Donna kept everyone organized and helped us get through the ceremony and beat the rain! Everything about the reception was perfect. The food was phenomenal and the staff set up our decorations EXACTLY how we asked. All of the staff members were professional and served our guests promptly. The bartenders were great and were generous with their pours! The staff at Kurtz’s even cut up and individually wrapped pieces of our cake so that we could easily take it home! We did the extra hour and only wished we could’ve added more time because it was the best night of our lives. We would definitely recommend Kurtz’s Beach!

-Hannah & Anna, July 2016

I absolutely LOVE this venue. My wedding was June 27th, 2015 and I was heartbroken when we had a torrential downpour the entire day and my ceremony was originally suppose to take place outside overlooking the water. When I showed up, I saw how incredibly gorgeous the inside looked and gave the ok to have the ceremony inside. It was still beautiful, service was great and there were 2 bars open with no lines. The only change I would have made is to get an extra hour to have more time to enjoy it. I feel like it went by so fast! Thanks for everything John! You really helped me feel at ease, even when I was freaking out about the rain!


I was married at Kurtz’s Beach at the end of March 2015. John Mason and his staff provided my husband and I with the best time possible!! John is a true professional. He knows the strengths and reads his customers well. The food was delicious and our friends continue to compliment it to this day…7 months later. When our preacher did not show up (a first time ever occurrence) not a feather was ruffled. The wedding went off without a problem, with having 3 other ordained guests in the crowd. The staff went out of the way to make sure my husband and I had enough food to get through the night. The female wedding party members used the Cottage. It was beautiful! The staff member kept us on schedule and was there to fill any needs. Our friends and family had the best evening ever!


If you’re looking for a wedding on the Chesapeake Bay look no further. Kurtz Beach is affordable compared to its neighboring competitors and offers so much more in value. John will make you feel at ease. At Kurtz they will box up your cake and centerpiece/decorations. I remember having to stay late to help my sister at her wedding at Chesapeake Beach Resort. I would recommend this venue for anyone!