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Kurtz's Beach

Pasadena , MD
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2070 Kurtz Avenue
Pasadena, MD US 21122 (map)

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Teresa
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.7/5.0
We LOVED our venue. They were incredible. John, the owner, was very professional and made sure every detail was covered. Donna was basically our wedding coordinator and ROCKED. She comes off as intense, but she is truly great for a bride because she makes sure everything goes smoothly. Her daughter got married the day after us and she still came to work our wedding - she is so caring and phenomenal. The staff is amazing at making sure the bride and groom don't have to lift a finger or worry about a thing on your wedding day. Courtney stayed with us at the Bridal Cottage which was the best. She was so helpful and nice. They don't always accommodate all your Pinterest-type wishes, for example; we wanted signature drinks, & they wouldn't do that, but it was honestly a detail that wasn't missed. Everything else decoration-wise was a breeze and they allowed. We didn't eat much of the food because we were so busy socializing but it all looked great. Overall we would pick Kurtz's for our venue over and over again. The staff was fantastic, the venue is gorgeous, and all of our guests loved it :). Major thanks to Kurtz's for being a truly wonderful venue!
We LOVED our venue. They were incredible. John, the owner, was very professional and made sure every detail was covered. Read more...
We LOVED our venue. They were incredible. John, the owner, was very professional and made sure every detail was covered. Donna was basically our wedding coordinator and ROCKED. She comes off as intense, but she is truly great for a bride because she makes sure everything goes smoothly. Her daughter got married the day after us and she still came to work our wedding - she is so caring and phenomenal. The staff is amazing at making sure the bride and groom don't have to lift a finger or worry about a thing on your wedding day. Courtney stayed with us at the Bridal Cottage which was the best. She was so helpful and nice. They don't always accommodate all your Pinterest-type wishes, for example; we wanted signature drinks, & they wouldn't do that, but it was honestly a detail that wasn't missed. Everything else decoration-wise was a breeze and they allowed. We didn't eat much of the food because we were so busy socializing but it all looked great. Overall we would pick Kurtz's for our venue over and over again. The staff was fantastic, the venue is gorgeous, and all of our guests loved it :). Major thanks to Kurtz's for being a truly wonderful venue! Read less
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amanda
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.6/5.0
Loved having my wedding at Kurtz beach. The food was awesome and the people were so nice and helpful. The price was great. it was beautiful inside and out! I am such a happy bride and so happy I choose them!
Loved having my wedding at Kurtz beach. The food was awesome and the people were so nice and helpful. The price was great. Read more...
Loved having my wedding at Kurtz beach. The food was awesome and the people were so nice and helpful. The price was great. it was beautiful inside and out! I am such a happy bride and so happy I choose them! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.4/5.0
Kurtz's was the perfect waterfront venue for our May ceremony and reception. The patio overlooking the bay provided the perfect backdrop for our vows under the corner gazebo. There's a lot to cram in to that reception: dinner, toasts, cake cutting, dancing, bouquet toss- and the staff at Kurtz's made sure that everything went smoothly and on schedule so I did not have to micromanage my big day. They made sure all of my centerpieces were set up and that I got my seashells back after, and made sure that my family and bridal party received their flowers and took their places on time. They ensured my gifts, flowers, cards, etc. made it to the car at the end of the night. Although it is important to maintain the schedule, my bridal party and I agree that Courtney, who manages the bridal cottage, was rude to us when we first arrived. We arrived 20 min early along with the photographer and wanted to find out if we could go ahead to the cottage to get ready, and her attitude was rude. I didn't ask her to drop everything and open the cottage, I was just letting her know we were there a little early and her response was less than professional. When we got to the cottage, one of my bridesmaids had brought a bottle of champagne to share amongst the 6 of us. Courtney got pretty defensive and talked down to my bridesmaid, asking if she could see inside the bag as if she suspected something illegal would be in there. I understand licensing issues, but those issues need to be handled in a more professional manner. The food was awesome, and they accommodate food allergies. I am gluten free and the rice with chickpeas that came with my roast beef was delicious. They made sure my food stayed separate during preparation. We also went with a package that included beer and wine with the meals, and everyone seemed satisfied with those drink choices. They wrapped extra cupcakes for our guests, and boxed up our top tier to take home. We had a wonderful wedding on the bay!
Kurtz's was the perfect waterfront venue for our May ceremony and reception. The patio overlooking the bay provided the Read more...
Kurtz's was the perfect waterfront venue for our May ceremony and reception. The patio overlooking the bay provided the perfect backdrop for our vows under the corner gazebo. There's a lot to cram in to that reception: dinner, toasts, cake cutting, dancing, bouquet toss- and the staff at Kurtz's made sure that everything went smoothly and on schedule so I did not have to micromanage my big day. They made sure all of my centerpieces were set up and that I got my seashells back after, and made sure that my family and bridal party received their flowers and took their places on time. They ensured my gifts, flowers, cards, etc. made it to the car at the end of the night. Although it is important to maintain the schedule, my bridal party and I agree that Courtney, who manages the bridal cottage, was rude to us when we first arrived. We arrived 20 min early along with the photographer and wanted to find out if we could go ahead to the cottage to get ready, and her attitude was rude. I didn't ask her to drop everything and open the cottage, I was just letting her know we were there a little early and her response was less than professional. When we got to the cottage, one of my bridesmaids had brought a bottle of champagne to share amongst the 6 of us. Courtney got pretty defensive and talked down to my bridesmaid, asking if she could see inside the bag as if she suspected something illegal would be in there. I understand licensing issues, but those issues need to be handled in a more professional manner. The food was awesome, and they accommodate food allergies. I am gluten free and the rice with chickpeas that came with my roast beef was delicious. They made sure my food stayed separate during preparation. We also went with a package that included beer and wine with the meals, and everyone seemed satisfied with those drink choices. They wrapped extra cupcakes for our guests, and boxed up our top tier to take home. We had a wonderful wedding on the bay! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.0/5.0
I recently was married at Kurtz's Beach. The venue is so pretty, the staff was very well organized and the food was great! I was a little nervous because they do not do tastings and I read some of the reviews in which some people felt the staff was a little pushy/rude, however the food was very tasty and on my wedding day the staff was very professinal and helpful and I did not have to worry about a thing! No day of wedding planner is required- they handled EVERYTHING- even busseling my big dress so my bridesmaids didnt have to figure it out!

I do agree with some posts, if you are a huge do-it-yourself person and like to have control of every little detail this venue may not be for you, as they are pretty set in their ways as to the flow of the day. However, this being said you can still make it your own (we did some DIY projects such as a photo collage, card box and program basket to name a few which their staff placed nicely) and the organization and experience of the venue makes your day relateively easy and stress-free to plan!

I only heard wonderful things about the venue from my guests and everyone kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was! I am very pleased we picked Kurtz's Beach for our wedding!

Also, shout-out to Donna- she did a lot of the day-of organizing and was great! Thank you!!!
I recently was married at Kurtz's Beach. The venue is so pretty, the staff was very well organized and the food was great! Read more...
I recently was married at Kurtz's Beach. The venue is so pretty, the staff was very well organized and the food was great! I was a little nervous because they do not do tastings and I read some of the reviews in which some people felt the staff was a little pushy/rude, however the food was very tasty and on my wedding day the staff was very professinal and helpful and I did not have to worry about a thing! No day of wedding planner is required- they handled EVERYTHING- even busseling my big dress so my bridesmaids didnt have to figure it out!

I do agree with some posts, if you are a huge do-it-yourself person and like to have control of every little detail this venue may not be for you, as they are pretty set in their ways as to the flow of the day. However, this being said you can still make it your own (we did some DIY projects such as a photo collage, card box and program basket to name a few which their staff placed nicely) and the organization and experience of the venue makes your day relateively easy and stress-free to plan!

I only heard wonderful things about the venue from my guests and everyone kept commenting on how beautiful the venue was! I am very pleased we picked Kurtz's Beach for our wedding!

Also, shout-out to Donna- she did a lot of the day-of organizing and was great! Thank you!!! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is a hidden gem! Such a beautiful place for a wedding or any other event. The staff and owner are amazing and so helpful. They definitely know what they are doing because they made my wedding happen without anything going wrong. Smooth and efficient.
This place is a hidden gem! Such a beautiful place for a wedding or any other event. The staff and owner are amazing and Read more...
This place is a hidden gem! Such a beautiful place for a wedding or any other event. The staff and owner are amazing and so helpful. They definitely know what they are doing because they made my wedding happen without anything going wrong. Smooth and efficient. Read less
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Stacie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.8/5.0
Kurtz Beach was the perfect spot to have our wedding reception! The facility is beautiful, located right on the water with a lovely patio and ballroom inside. The staff was very accomidating escorting guests to their tables, although some of my groomsmen weren't shown their tables, and didn't know where to sit. Other than that, event was perfect!
Kurtz Beach was the perfect spot to have our wedding reception! The facility is beautiful, located right on the water with Read more...
Kurtz Beach was the perfect spot to have our wedding reception! The facility is beautiful, located right on the water with a lovely patio and ballroom inside. The staff was very accomidating escorting guests to their tables, although some of my groomsmen weren't shown their tables, and didn't know where to sit. Other than that, event was perfect! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about how wonderful my experience was at Kurtz's! It was absolutely the best decision I made when planning my wedding. They are consummate professionals who want to make your wedding a success. We had both our ceremony and reception there, as well as used the Bridal Dressing Cottage for photos beforehand. They provided a staff member to help us at the cottage, and they even had refreshments. It was amazing. At the ceremony and reception, our guests were taken care of wholeheartedly. The night went off without a hitch. Kurtz's made my wedding dreams come true!!!
I can not say enough about how wonderful my experience was at Kurtz's! It was absolutely the best decision I made when Read more...
I can not say enough about how wonderful my experience was at Kurtz's! It was absolutely the best decision I made when planning my wedding. They are consummate professionals who want to make your wedding a success. We had both our ceremony and reception there, as well as used the Bridal Dressing Cottage for photos beforehand. They provided a staff member to help us at the cottage, and they even had refreshments. It was amazing. At the ceremony and reception, our guests were taken care of wholeheartedly. The night went off without a hitch. Kurtz's made my wedding dreams come true!!! Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding was super stressful, but once the day arrived, I was so happy and stress free, thanks to John & Donna & the staff of Kurtz's beach! They made my vision a reality, and even added the small touches I didn't think of myself to make the day that much more special. The wedding was beautiful with the perfect weather, the reception was perfect and my guests couldn't stop raving about the food, bartender, DJ, and wedding over all. I can't thank John & Donna enough, they made sure my day was reflective of my husband and I's tastes. The venue was so much more than I expected! Multiple people told me it was the best wedding they have ever attended. I'm so glad I chose Kurtz's Beach and would HIGHLY recommend them for your special day!
Planning a wedding was super stressful, but once the day arrived, I was so happy and stress free, thanks to John & Donna & Read more...
Planning a wedding was super stressful, but once the day arrived, I was so happy and stress free, thanks to John & Donna & the staff of Kurtz's beach! They made my vision a reality, and even added the small touches I didn't think of myself to make the day that much more special. The wedding was beautiful with the perfect weather, the reception was perfect and my guests couldn't stop raving about the food, bartender, DJ, and wedding over all. I can't thank John & Donna enough, they made sure my day was reflective of my husband and I's tastes. The venue was so much more than I expected! Multiple people told me it was the best wedding they have ever attended. I'm so glad I chose Kurtz's Beach and would HIGHLY recommend them for your special day! Read less
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Maryland Wedding
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about Kurtz's Beach!! We had such a beautiful and wonderful wedding and reception! They were not only professional and responded to our needs, they were attentive to detail. They made sure that what we wanted for our wedding and reception is EXACTLY what occurred. We knew from the moment we visited Kurtz's Beach that we wanted our wedding and reception there. We made the perfect choice! Everyone who attended our event has told us that this was the first wedding they attended that went so smoothly and efficiently. We could not have done without John and everyone at KUrtz's Beach!! The food was incredible!! It was served hot and very tasty!! We tried every dish and we loved EVERY Bite!! They even prepared a special dish for my sister who has severe allergies. They were so accommodating making sure that her needs were met!! We could not have picked a better vendor for our wedding ,reception or catering!! 5 stars does not do justice to showing their level of professionalism, service, flexibility or value and 5 stars falls way short of explaining their quality of service and care!
We cannot say enough about Kurtz's Beach!! We had such a beautiful and wonderful wedding and reception! They were not only Read more...
We cannot say enough about Kurtz's Beach!! We had such a beautiful and wonderful wedding and reception! They were not only professional and responded to our needs, they were attentive to detail. They made sure that what we wanted for our wedding and reception is EXACTLY what occurred. We knew from the moment we visited Kurtz's Beach that we wanted our wedding and reception there. We made the perfect choice! Everyone who attended our event has told us that this was the first wedding they attended that went so smoothly and efficiently. We could not have done without John and everyone at KUrtz's Beach!! The food was incredible!! It was served hot and very tasty!! We tried every dish and we loved EVERY Bite!! They even prepared a special dish for my sister who has severe allergies. They were so accommodating making sure that her needs were met!! We could not have picked a better vendor for our wedding ,reception or catering!! 5 stars does not do justice to showing their level of professionalism, service, flexibility or value and 5 stars falls way short of explaining their quality of service and care! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/3/2012
4.6/5.0
Kurtz's Beach is the hidden gem of waterfront weddings on the Chesapeake. While I found most venues through sites such as TheKnot.com, a friend recommended Kurtz's to me. A family run business, they seem to get their business by word of mouth, and that has worked out great for them! My husband and I wanted a waterfront wedding but found the cost prohibitive - and then we discovered Kurtz's: a beautiful facility with truly a wonderful, helpful staff. We also got the cottage prior to the wedding to get ready at and it was so gorgeous. They had a staff member on hand to help us with anything we needed. I was able to enjoy my entire wedding and didn't have to worry about timing or scheduling because Kurtz's had it covered! I can't say enough good things about the quality of this venue and their service. I'd get married there over and over again!
Kurtz's Beach is the hidden gem of waterfront weddings on the Chesapeake. While I found most venues through sites such as Read more...
Kurtz's Beach is the hidden gem of waterfront weddings on the Chesapeake. While I found most venues through sites such as TheKnot.com, a friend recommended Kurtz's to me. A family run business, they seem to get their business by word of mouth, and that has worked out great for them! My husband and I wanted a waterfront wedding but found the cost prohibitive - and then we discovered Kurtz's: a beautiful facility with truly a wonderful, helpful staff. We also got the cottage prior to the wedding to get ready at and it was so gorgeous. They had a staff member on hand to help us with anything we needed. I was able to enjoy my entire wedding and didn't have to worry about timing or scheduling because Kurtz's had it covered! I can't say enough good things about the quality of this venue and their service. I'd get married there over and over again! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
The people at Kurtz were absolutely wonderful. They worried about all the details for me so that I could be calm on my wedding day. They took care of everything, even things that I did not originally ask them to do. Everyone at my wedding said how beautiful the venue was and I would definitely recommend them to a friend.
The people at Kurtz were absolutely wonderful. They worried about all the details for me so that I could be calm on my Read more...
The people at Kurtz were absolutely wonderful. They worried about all the details for me so that I could be calm on my wedding day. They took care of everything, even things that I did not originally ask them to do. Everyone at my wedding said how beautiful the venue was and I would definitely recommend them to a friend. Read less
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Tasmania95
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
The best place!!! They took care of everything!!!!! We had our wedding on 10-8-11 and couldn't picture a better place!!!! Book it ASAP!!!!!
The best place!!! They took care of everything!!!!! We had our wedding on 10-8-11 and couldn't picture a better place!!!! Read more...
The best place!!! They took care of everything!!!!! We had our wedding on 10-8-11 and couldn't picture a better place!!!! Book it ASAP!!!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.8/5.0
This venue was awesome!!! They took care of everything and it was exactly the way I wanted it! My planner for the day was excellent! I came up prior to the wedding and got to fully explain everything I had, where I wanted it and how I wanted things to go. She was so helpful and even added touches that made it more beautiful! John is awesome to work with as well! They have many years experience and it truly shows! We had an amazing wedding... thanks Kurtz!
This venue was awesome!!! They took care of everything and it was exactly the way I wanted it! My planner for the day was Read more...
This venue was awesome!!! They took care of everything and it was exactly the way I wanted it! My planner for the day was excellent! I came up prior to the wedding and got to fully explain everything I had, where I wanted it and how I wanted things to go. She was so helpful and even added touches that made it more beautiful! John is awesome to work with as well! They have many years experience and it truly shows! We had an amazing wedding... thanks Kurtz! Read less
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tamara
Wedding:
9/16/2011
3.6/5.0
Kurtz's Beach was a beautiful location for our ceremony and reception. The value was great since we were looking for a location with an open bar. Everyone loved the food as well! The optional alcohol fountain and opportunity to change the beers at an additional cost were also nice touches. I loved having the ceremony on the bay at an affordable price.

The only thing I had a problem with was on the actual wedding day a bit disorganization. I had sepcifically typed out everything for them and somehow they still managed to send out my bridal party in the incorrect order. Granted this didn't ruin the night, but it was a detail that is going to be on my video forever. I also received a few complaints from people that a few members of the staff were a bit rude to them and pushy, which I wasn't too happy about. My husband said they even tried to push the line up and ceremony when his parents hadn't arrived yet!

The owner Tim was very accomodating to our changes and concerns prior to the wedding. He was a great guy overall! Turn around time for e-mails or call backs was usually 24-72 hours. Overall good location, I received compliments, just wish the attitude & issues didn't happen!
Kurtz's Beach was a beautiful location for our ceremony and reception. The value was great since we were looking for a Read more...
Kurtz's Beach was a beautiful location for our ceremony and reception. The value was great since we were looking for a location with an open bar. Everyone loved the food as well! The optional alcohol fountain and opportunity to change the beers at an additional cost were also nice touches. I loved having the ceremony on the bay at an affordable price.

The only thing I had a problem with was on the actual wedding day a bit disorganization. I had sepcifically typed out everything for them and somehow they still managed to send out my bridal party in the incorrect order. Granted this didn't ruin the night, but it was a detail that is going to be on my video forever. I also received a few complaints from people that a few members of the staff were a bit rude to them and pushy, which I wasn't too happy about. My husband said they even tried to push the line up and ceremony when his parents hadn't arrived yet!

The owner Tim was very accomodating to our changes and concerns prior to the wedding. He was a great guy overall! Turn around time for e-mails or call backs was usually 24-72 hours. Overall good location, I received compliments, just wish the attitude & issues didn't happen! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
This company has been around for a very long time and couldnt have been nicer people. They are very accomodating and set everything up perfectly. The staff are all so nice and pleasant. The price is a great deal, especially being on the water. Makes a great backdrop for pictures! Their food was delish!
This company has been around for a very long time and couldnt have been nicer people. They are very accomodating and set Read more...
This company has been around for a very long time and couldnt have been nicer people. They are very accomodating and set everything up perfectly. The staff are all so nice and pleasant. The price is a great deal, especially being on the water. Makes a great backdrop for pictures! Their food was delish! Read less
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lillo
Wedding:
5/27/2011
4.4/5.0
Kurtz's Beach has an amazing location! The day was wonderful and the people there were very helpful and responsive to our needs. Before the wedding, it was hard to get a hold of someone to ask my questions. Since they have been doing weddings for so long, they have a very good system. But since they have a good system, there isn't as much flexibility in doing things differently.
Kurtz's Beach has an amazing location! The day was wonderful and the people there were very helpful and responsive to our Read more...
Kurtz's Beach has an amazing location! The day was wonderful and the people there were very helpful and responsive to our needs. Before the wedding, it was hard to get a hold of someone to ask my questions. Since they have been doing weddings for so long, they have a very good system. But since they have a good system, there isn't as much flexibility in doing things differently. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.6/5.0
I was very happy with Kurtz's Beach on my wedding day. It was a beautiful day and ceremony and they took care of everything. And though it is buffet, they still serve the bride and groom and are constantly out keeping things clean and tidy. It would have been nice to be able to use bubbles when walking back down the aisle but everything still worked out beautifully. A great venue especially for the money. Nothing I looked at compared to the price and being so close to the water hearing waves next to you is hard to find.
I was very happy with Kurtz's Beach on my wedding day. It was a beautiful day and ceremony and they took care of Read more...
I was very happy with Kurtz's Beach on my wedding day. It was a beautiful day and ceremony and they took care of everything. And though it is buffet, they still serve the bride and groom and are constantly out keeping things clean and tidy. It would have been nice to be able to use bubbles when walking back down the aisle but everything still worked out beautifully. A great venue especially for the money. Nothing I looked at compared to the price and being so close to the water hearing waves next to you is hard to find. Read less
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Caity1013
Wedding:
9/11/2010
3.3/5.0
We had the ceremony outside and it was absolutely gorgeous! I got so many compliments on the view and the weather was so nice.

We usually heard back from the owner within a day or two of our calls.

Before the ceremony, I ended up feeling much more stressed than was necessary because the staff was upset that my guests were arriving early. I had to hear about it for about ten minutes from the staff, which really did not help me to stay calm. Once the ceremony started, everything kind of smoothed itself out.

I would recommend this venue as far as the view goes. However, the day was much more stressful than it needed to be because of the attitudes of some of the staff.
We had the ceremony outside and it was absolutely gorgeous! I got so many compliments on the view and the weather was so Read more...
We had the ceremony outside and it was absolutely gorgeous! I got so many compliments on the view and the weather was so nice.

We usually heard back from the owner within a day or two of our calls.

Before the ceremony, I ended up feeling much more stressed than was necessary because the staff was upset that my guests were arriving early. I had to hear about it for about ten minutes from the staff, which really did not help me to stay calm. Once the ceremony started, everything kind of smoothed itself out.

I would recommend this venue as far as the view goes. However, the day was much more stressful than it needed to be because of the attitudes of some of the staff. Read less
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islandbride317
Wedding:
5/14/2010
3.8/5.0
My husband and I were actually married 3 months before we had our reception at Kurtz's Beach on 8/14/10 (we'd had a destination wedding in Jamaica on 5/14/10, and wanted to have a 'local' reception with friends and family that were not able to join us in the Caribbean.)

Why did we select KB for our local reception? I wanted to find a place on a large body of water to give my guests that feeling they had 'gone' somewhere, and I couldn't find anything in Pennsylvania (where we live) that was just right. So, my mother remembered that she had attended a wedding here previously, and it was on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.....so we checked it out during an Open House and we booked it in the Fall of '09 for Spring '10. And what a gorgeous place it is! We were thrilled with how budget-friendly an option it was for us, too! :)

The only negatives I can speak of were the following: it was ABSOLUTELY difficult to get in touch with anyone there (even AFTER we had booked), and just know that there is NOT a room/bridal suite to get ready/change in available whatsoever! And some of the catering staff, out amongst our guests, looked like they'd just rolled out of bed, with sloppy ponytails, capri pants, and were wearing socks & sneakers! I looked up as dishes were being cleared by these individuals and I was speechless. I was a more than a bit embarrassed.........just being honest. I know it was a daytime reception, but come on, you know? A little decorum/formality, please?

Overall, the location is beautiful, and the facility is gorgeous inside if you go with the "Bay Ballroom" -- but if you want to feel totally pampered and like a queen for the day, your expectations may not fully be met here. I'd still recommend Kurtz's Beach for the awesome value (because the food is delicious and the owners, when you can get a hold of them, that is, are really great) but just know that it may not be your 'dream come true'.

We still had a great time and so did our guests. :)
My husband and I were actually married 3 months before we had our reception at Kurtz's Beach on 8/14/10 (we'd had a Read more...
My husband and I were actually married 3 months before we had our reception at Kurtz's Beach on 8/14/10 (we'd had a destination wedding in Jamaica on 5/14/10, and wanted to have a 'local' reception with friends and family that were not able to join us in the Caribbean.)

Why did we select KB for our local reception? I wanted to find a place on a large body of water to give my guests that feeling they had 'gone' somewhere, and I couldn't find anything in Pennsylvania (where we live) that was just right. So, my mother remembered that she had attended a wedding here previously, and it was on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.....so we checked it out during an Open House and we booked it in the Fall of '09 for Spring '10. And what a gorgeous place it is! We were thrilled with how budget-friendly an option it was for us, too! :)

The only negatives I can speak of were the following: it was ABSOLUTELY difficult to get in touch with anyone there (even AFTER we had booked), and just know that there is NOT a room/bridal suite to get ready/change in available whatsoever! And some of the catering staff, out amongst our guests, looked like they'd just rolled out of bed, with sloppy ponytails, capri pants, and were wearing socks & sneakers! I looked up as dishes were being cleared by these individuals and I was speechless. I was a more than a bit embarrassed.........just being honest. I know it was a daytime reception, but come on, you know? A little decorum/formality, please?

Overall, the location is beautiful, and the facility is gorgeous inside if you go with the "Bay Ballroom" -- but if you want to feel totally pampered and like a queen for the day, your expectations may not fully be met here. I'd still recommend Kurtz's Beach for the awesome value (because the food is delicious and the owners, when you can get a hold of them, that is, are really great) but just know that it may not be your 'dream come true'.

We still had a great time and so did our guests. :) Read less
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FutureMrsCooper
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.6/5.0
Kurtz's Beach was wonderful!! They were really friendly and extremely professional. I received a ton of compliments on how nice everyone was. From the rehearsal to the wedding, the staff was there to accomodate us no matter what. The place was also set up beautifully--better then I thought it would look. The listened to what we wanted and really accomodated that. It was sometimes hard to get a hold of people, and that was very rare, but something to mention. When we did get a hold of someone they definately followed through.
Kurtz's Beach was wonderful!! They were really friendly and extremely professional. I received a ton of compliments on how Read more...
Kurtz's Beach was wonderful!! They were really friendly and extremely professional. I received a ton of compliments on how nice everyone was. From the rehearsal to the wedding, the staff was there to accomodate us no matter what. The place was also set up beautifully--better then I thought it would look. The listened to what we wanted and really accomodated that. It was sometimes hard to get a hold of people, and that was very rare, but something to mention. When we did get a hold of someone they definately followed through. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.0/5.0
It was a very nice venue, they are big about running on time and having a schedule which is a good thing but certain things they wanted you to do at specific times.They are alittle difficult to get in touch with and don't always call you back. Overall I would recommend this place to anyone it is beautiful and the food is very yummy, and they made the place beautiful with my decorations.
It was a very nice venue, they are big about running on time and having a schedule which is a good thing but certain Read more...
It was a very nice venue, they are big about running on time and having a schedule which is a good thing but certain things they wanted you to do at specific times.They are alittle difficult to get in touch with and don't always call you back. Overall I would recommend this place to anyone it is beautiful and the food is very yummy, and they made the place beautiful with my decorations. Read less
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dlmancha
Wedding:
8/22/2009
3.0/5.0
I really wanted to give Kurtz's a better rating then this but couldn't. I was not a happy bride the weeks leading up to my wedding. When we met with John (part owner) he was not flexible on many things.
First I think Kurtz's needs to make some major upgrades to their facility. My d.j. was unable to use their "intelligent lighting" (aka lasers) because Kurtz�s wiring is so out dated.
Second, I hired a vendor to hang lanterns and John nearly got into a fight with the vendor because he did not want anything hanging from his ceilings. John finally did agree to let him hang lanterns (which were not going to be attached with any tape, nails or anything that would hurt the outdated paint job). The lanterns turned out to be amazingly beautiful and I heard John is considering having Bobby come back to do more work... but who knows. John is very old school. Also, because the wiring is so old at Kurtz's when they tried to dim the lanterns it would blow a fuse! Really... it was just dimming lights!
Third, I worked an entire year on creating a slide presentation that I wanted played at our wedding. John kept trying to get us to play it in the back room with the food, on a revolving timer. That was not at all what I wanted and it was frustrating trying to explain to him that I wanted it to be apart of the wedding.
Fourth, I really wanted chair covers and he wasn't even going to consider that option. I explained that I would hire people to put them on and take them off but he said he's tried it in the past and it didn't work. I've never heard of any vendors not allowing chair covers. I was not pleased about his unwillingness to work with us.
Then it came to payment... my groom and I paid Kurtz's ahead and over paid in fact. John kept saying over and over how he HATES having to pay people back money. I sorta joked and said he could have invested the money but he still made us feel bad for paying AHEAD!
I really thought the staff was wonderful. They worked very hard to have everything up and decorated. The food was so-so but it�s what you get for the price.
I really wish I would have paid the extra and had the wedding at Celebrations. I really wanted a wedding on the water but it ended up raining anyways so it didn�t matter that it was on the water.
I wouldn't suggest this place to anyone who wants a NICE wedding. It is an average location with average prices so you just get average. John is not very easy to work with so if you have special requests good luck!
I really wanted to give Kurtz's a better rating then this but couldn't. I was not a happy bride the weeks leading up to my Read more...
I really wanted to give Kurtz's a better rating then this but couldn't. I was not a happy bride the weeks leading up to my wedding. When we met with John (part owner) he was not flexible on many things.
First I think Kurtz's needs to make some major upgrades to their facility. My d.j. was unable to use their "intelligent lighting" (aka lasers) because Kurtz�s wiring is so out dated.
Second, I hired a vendor to hang lanterns and John nearly got into a fight with the vendor because he did not want anything hanging from his ceilings. John finally did agree to let him hang lanterns (which were not going to be attached with any tape, nails or anything that would hurt the outdated paint job). The lanterns turned out to be amazingly beautiful and I heard John is considering having Bobby come back to do more work... but who knows. John is very old school. Also, because the wiring is so old at Kurtz's when they tried to dim the lanterns it would blow a fuse! Really... it was just dimming lights!
Third, I worked an entire year on creating a slide presentation that I wanted played at our wedding. John kept trying to get us to play it in the back room with the food, on a revolving timer. That was not at all what I wanted and it was frustrating trying to explain to him that I wanted it to be apart of the wedding.
Fourth, I really wanted chair covers and he wasn't even going to consider that option. I explained that I would hire people to put them on and take them off but he said he's tried it in the past and it didn't work. I've never heard of any vendors not allowing chair covers. I was not pleased about his unwillingness to work with us.
Then it came to payment... my groom and I paid Kurtz's ahead and over paid in fact. John kept saying over and over how he HATES having to pay people back money. I sorta joked and said he could have invested the money but he still made us feel bad for paying AHEAD!
I really thought the staff was wonderful. They worked very hard to have everything up and decorated. The food was so-so but it�s what you get for the price.
I really wish I would have paid the extra and had the wedding at Celebrations. I really wanted a wedding on the water but it ended up raining anyways so it didn�t matter that it was on the water.
I wouldn't suggest this place to anyone who wants a NICE wedding. It is an average location with average prices so you just get average. John is not very easy to work with so if you have special requests good luck! Read less
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gods_child21061
Wedding:
6/19/2009
3.7/5.0
A very nice view of the Chesapeake Bay! Nice elegant deck. Huge octagon hall to sit 200 people with a chandelier in the middle with a round dance floor centered in the room.
A very nice view of the Chesapeake Bay! Nice elegant deck. Huge octagon hall to sit 200 people with a chandelier in the Read more...
A very nice view of the Chesapeake Bay! Nice elegant deck. Huge octagon hall to sit 200 people with a chandelier in the middle with a round dance floor centered in the room. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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stacy
Wedding:
10/26/2008
4.1/5.0
my wedding was so beautiful.. everyone complimented me on the wedding and the ceremony. I loved it personally!! It was a beautful site and if you have the right weather it adds even more. I had the pefect October wedding! The weathr was just right, and the crowed was just right too. PLEASE IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS PLACE BOOK IT ASAP!
my wedding was so beautiful.. everyone complimented me on the wedding and the ceremony. I loved it personally!! It was a Read more...
my wedding was so beautiful.. everyone complimented me on the wedding and the ceremony. I loved it personally!! It was a beautful site and if you have the right weather it adds even more. I had the pefect October wedding! The weathr was just right, and the crowed was just right too. PLEASE IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS PLACE BOOK IT ASAP! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/27/2008
5.0/5.0
The people at Kurtz's beach were exceptional. They treated you with respect, kindness, and warmth as if they were your own family. They were amazing.
The people at Kurtz's beach were exceptional. They treated you with respect, kindness, and warmth as if they were your own Read more...
The people at Kurtz's beach were exceptional. They treated you with respect, kindness, and warmth as if they were your own family. They were amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Julie
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
What a day!! If you want a beautiful, no fuss, no mess perfect day- Book Kurtz Beach- Immediately! As the bride I wanted an all-in-one. I did not want to be hasseled or deal with "well the caterer never told us this, or the venue never told us X Y Z" I wanted communication, smooth sailing, no nonsense and thats exactly what i got- they handled everything with no road bumps! Treated us like family and the food was like Momma made it! Everyone told me it was the best wedding they had been too, and how beautiful it was, my pictures are gorgeous, my video is gorgeous! Everything was perfect! and the cost was a third less than what other venues wanted!! i could not be happier! Thanks Kurtz Beach!
What a day!! If you want a beautiful, no fuss, no mess perfect day- Book Kurtz Beach- Immediately! As the bride I wanted Read more...
What a day!! If you want a beautiful, no fuss, no mess perfect day- Book Kurtz Beach- Immediately! As the bride I wanted an all-in-one. I did not want to be hasseled or deal with "well the caterer never told us this, or the venue never told us X Y Z" I wanted communication, smooth sailing, no nonsense and thats exactly what i got- they handled everything with no road bumps! Treated us like family and the food was like Momma made it! Everyone told me it was the best wedding they had been too, and how beautiful it was, my pictures are gorgeous, my video is gorgeous! Everything was perfect! and the cost was a third less than what other venues wanted!! i could not be happier! Thanks Kurtz Beach! Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
9/14/2007
4.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was held outside for 30 minutes on a porch that overlooked the Chesapeake Bay. The view is amazing despite quality of neighborhood. However, the way that Kurtz's sets up for the ceremony, there is a wonderful view nonetheless and the attendees face a gazebo on corner over looking bay.
The reception had wonderful food that people would enjoy without over formalizing the atmosphere. Chicken, ziti, cheese, veggies, fruits... are just a sample of what is offered.
Our wedding ceremony was held outside for 30 minutes on a porch that overlooked the Chesapeake Bay. The view is amazing Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was held outside for 30 minutes on a porch that overlooked the Chesapeake Bay. The view is amazing despite quality of neighborhood. However, the way that Kurtz's sets up for the ceremony, there is a wonderful view nonetheless and the attendees face a gazebo on corner over looking bay.
The reception had wonderful food that people would enjoy without over formalizing the atmosphere. Chicken, ziti, cheese, veggies, fruits... are just a sample of what is offered. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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MHUMPHREYS
Wedding:
6/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Exceptional Value! Wonderful! Absolutely beautiful setting and the food was delicious. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who is looking for a elegant setting and a memorable occasion
Exceptional Value! Wonderful! Absolutely beautiful setting and the food was delicious. I would recommend this Read more...
Exceptional Value! Wonderful! Absolutely beautiful setting and the food was delicious. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who is looking for a elegant setting and a memorable occasion Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The staff at Kurtz's beach is very professional. They kept things moving along smoothly. The venue is beautiful and a great value for the money.
The staff at Kurtz's beach is very professional. They kept things moving along smoothly. The venue is beautiful and a Read more...
The staff at Kurtz's beach is very professional. They kept things moving along smoothly. The venue is beautiful and a great value for the money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
We had a lovely, perfect wedding here. They were hard to get a hold of for scheduling, and they are VERY set in their ways. Luckily for me, I wasn't that picky, so I was ok with going with the flow. For example, they like to keep a very strict schedule and were very forceful in suggesting we cut the cake or leave the venue at our certain times (which was fine since we wanted to stay on schedule, of course). I didn't have to worry about a thing because they take care of EVERYTHING, from setting up the favors and working with your vendors. It was like having a wedding planner. It was great for our purposes but if you're picky about details you might not like them.
We had a lovely, perfect wedding here. They were hard to get a hold of for scheduling, and they are VERY set in their Read more...
We had a lovely, perfect wedding here. They were hard to get a hold of for scheduling, and they are VERY set in their ways. Luckily for me, I wasn't that picky, so I was ok with going with the flow. For example, they like to keep a very strict schedule and were very forceful in suggesting we cut the cake or leave the venue at our certain times (which was fine since we wanted to stay on schedule, of course). I didn't have to worry about a thing because they take care of EVERYTHING, from setting up the favors and working with your vendors. It was like having a wedding planner. It was great for our purposes but if you're picky about details you might not like them. Read less
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