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Bretton Woods Recreation Center

Germantown, MD View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
55 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

Bretton Woods is a country club with a banquet hall wedding venue for couples in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. At this private venue, couples will find natural beauty in the pristine landscaping and pond. Couples can find this country club in Germantown, Maryland, approximately 35 minutes upstream of the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac River.

Facilities and Capacity

This 285-acre venue encourages couples to celebrate their big day with up to 150 wedding guests. The outdoor ceremony location overlooking the pond is romantic and includes lush trees in the background. A wedding arbor can be added and decorated with flowing fabric or fragrant flowers for a pop of color among the greens of the lawn and blues of the sky reflected in the pond waters. Sparkling sunlight illuminates couples beginning their life together before they join guests for a reception. The Southard Room seats up to 60 for a plated dinner but accommodates more for a standing cocktail hour before the reception, should couples be holding a larger affair. The room connects to an outdoor patio with a built-in stone wall fireplace. This relaxing location offers views of the golf course and the Potomac River. The Potomac Ballroom can seat up to 150 guests for a sit-down dinner and features a dance floor, bar, and the additional space of an attached deck. This deck can be used for a cocktail reception or as a place for guests to get a breath of fresh air during the party. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to appreciate the scenery outdoors while celebrating the couple’s love inside.

Services Offered

Couples can also host their bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner at this venue. At Bretton Woods they’ll find the following services for their wedding or other festive events:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Willingness to work with outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine

Full bar service pairs well with any items couples choose for their reception menu. Bartenders take care of the drinks, leaving couples to decide how they want their wedding catered. The following serving styles are available through the country club’s in-house catering team:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’ oeuvres
  • Plated dinners
  • Serving staff
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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July
August
September
October
November
December
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    Absolutely best

    The whole team was very responsive and quick at fixing little issues we had with the other vendors. The location and views made the whole event unforgettable to all our guests.
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    William T. Married on 03/03/2022
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    My 80th Birthday Celebration

    Having spent many happy golf outings at Bretton Woods, it seemed reasonable to schedule my 80th Birthday Party there. I could not have made a better decision. Phill helped us plan a marvelous event. The room was decorated in a fantastic way, the food was delicious and the staff {Danny for sure} were great. I will certainly recommend your facility to anyone who is looking for a beautiful setting for a special occassion. Many thanks go to you and your wonderful staff for making my 80th very memorable.
    Bill Turner
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    Blanca Married on 06/12/2021
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    The perfect venue!

    We are so happy we chose Bretton Woods for our wedding! Our experience with Bretton Woods was great from beginning to end. From the first time we walked into the venue for a tour it stood out to us in a very unique way no other venue could. From the amazing staff members, to the beautiful grounds and the many options and flexibility, it was everything we needed. But most of all the staff members. Everyone there is so nice and very professional! We had the pleasure of working with Phillip throughout our wedding process and he was AMAZING! Very responsive, very helpful and very knowledgeable. He was there to help us from the start and even on our wedding day. We got to meet with Billy as well who was very helpful and welcoming. On our wedding day all of our guest were talking about how great and attentive the waitstaff and bartenders were. Our wedding day felt like a breeze, thanks to all of their help. My husband and I literally just showed up and enjoyed our ceremony and reception. We had so much fun and wish we could do it all over again! Thank you Bretton Woods for the beautiful memories you have created for us :)
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Thera VanDerveer Photography Thera VanDerveer Photography Wedding Photographers

Bretton Woods was the perfect venue for the Zhang wedding in August! I sincerely hope I get to visit again in the near future! The grounds were amazing and produced some of my favorite portraits ever!

Rabbi Deborah Reichmann Rabbi Deborah Reichmann Wedding Officiants

Fantastic venue. Unbeatable views and great service

Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists Best Face Forward- Skin, Makeup & Hair Artists Wedding Hair & Makeup

We had our first wedding on location at Bretton Woods last weekend! We LOVED the space available for brides and the coordinator was attentive and very in the loop to everything going on. One of the best venues we've been to! We see a lot of places, but accessibility, quality of venue, space and staff make this place top notch!!! Can't wait to do more there!!

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15700 River Road Germantown, MD, 20874
(240) 848-9114

Catering Office Business Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday-Monday: Closed
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Bretton Woods Recreation Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bretton Woods Recreation Center?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Bretton Woods Recreation Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Bretton Woods Recreation Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bretton Woods Recreation Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Bretton Woods Recreation Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bretton Woods Recreation Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bretton Woods Recreation Center for wedding events?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Bretton Woods Recreation Center offer?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bretton Woods Recreation Center offer for wedding events?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bretton Woods Recreation Center have available for wedding events?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Bretton Woods Recreation Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bretton Woods Recreation Center is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in quality of service.

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