Rental Information

The Thurmont Event Complex in the "Main Street" community of Thurmont, Maryland is the perfect setting for a wedding reception, private party, corporate event or business conference. If you are looking for a warm, friendly, casual, and fun place to hold your event, the Thurmont Event Complex might be just the right fit!

The Thurmont Event Complex is a charming and convenient locale for wedding receptions and all kinds of parties — birthdays, anniversaries and graduations, bridal and baby showers.

Note: We are a 501(c)3 non-profit who rents out our hall when we do not have one of our own concerts, plays, dances or dinners scheduled.  Since we have limited availability, please reserve your room as early as possible.  Also, as an all volunteer organization, the Hall may not be available during the day on weekdays for in-house catering, although we may be able to accomodate you.
 Contact our rental scheduler via the email address to schedule your tour.

Banquet Hall
    The main banquet hall has an almost 10,000 square foot floor with soaring ceiling height, simulated wood floors, an 18x40 foot raised stage, 5 large screen projectors as well and a throughout-the-building sound system. Renters have transformed the Main Hall with decorations and beautiful table settings creating a unique experience for themselves and their guests. Please see some of the pictures of our building under the "Complex Info" menu.

Location of The Thurmont Event Complex
    13716 Strafford Drive, Thurmont, MD 21788 (Please note that Google Maps as well as some other online mapping software incorrectly list this as "Stratford") Please see the map under "Directions in the "Complex Info" menu.

    Please contact our Rental Scheduler for current availablity and current pricing. 

The rental fee includes:
    Meeting with the renter
    Setting up the tables and chairs before the event
    Tables and Chairs
    Coordinating decorating time
Rental Times
    Generally rentals are for 8 hours.
    Parties and Wedding Receptions end at 12 midnight with everyone needing to leave the Hall by 12:30am
Securing Your Date
    A signed rental agreement and payment in full are required to secure your date.
    Contact Our Scheduling Team
    Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Approach
    We can cater your event for you in our state of the art kitchen or you may opt to select your own caterer (as long as they are licensed and insured) or you can bring the food and beverages yourself. For wedding receptions, you must have a professional caterer. Many other venues require you to use their catering service and to buy alcohol by the drink at their prices. We don’t! 
    If this is a “do it yourself” rental. You or your caterer must supply your own tableware, tablecloths, dishware, silverware, decorations, entertainment, food and beverage. There are several vendors in the area who you can rent the tableware, tablecloths, dishware, silverware, chafing dishes, etc.  You may serve alcohol to guests 21 and older, but it cannot be sold either directly or indirectly.
    Our tables and chairs are included in the rental fee. The banquet tables measure 8 feet by 2.5 feet and can seat between 8 and 12 people. The chairs are stackable chairs. You may also bring in your own tables and chairs from an outside rental service if you wish to.
    Our kitchen is not available to Rent or Use by you or your caterer.

    We have numerous large capacity ice machines that are available for use with your rental.

Our Stage
    The stage may be used for a live band, disc jockey, photo booth, etc. All music equipment must be supplied by the renter. Have your ceremony on our stage in the same room as your wedding reception. There is no charge with your reception rental. This can either be your preferred wedding venue or your back-up location in case of bad weather for an outdoor ceremony.
Air Conditioning
    There is air conditioning throughout the building.
    There is parking for 200 cars in the paved parking lot adjacent to the complex and parking for up to 500 cars in the field on the other side of the parking lot should you need it.
Public Events
    Public events, fundraisers, theater performances, concerts, exhibitions, etc., are subject to Thurmont Event Complex approval and different rental fees and requirements, such as security and parking personnel, may apply.
Weekly/Monthly Rentals
    For renters desiring space for weekly or monthly events, such as meetings or classes, a volume rental discount may be developed.
Wheelchair Accessibility
    Access: All entrances to the Thurmont Event Complex are wheelchair accessible. There are no steps and a short walk from the parking area to the complex. The stage level has two (inside and outdoors) wheel chair elevators to access the stage area if needed.


Send an email to our Scheduling Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions not answered by the information above as well as to check availability and to schedule a tour.