William F. Bolger Center

9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About William F. Bolger Center

The Bolger Center is a breathtaking wedding venue located on 43 acres of manicured grounds, lush gardens, and rolling Maryland countryside. This 431-room historic hotel offers the most exclusive accommodations in Potomac, Maryland. Located in close proximity to Bethesda and Rockville, it is central to all three DC airports. On-site accommodations, large ballroom spaces and outdoor activities that your friends and family will love are just a few of the things that make this venue so special. Enjoy all of the amenities from our elegant wedding packages along with hand-crafted and locally-sourced cuisine created by our award-winning executive chef. Inquire about The Bolger Center today to reserve your wedding date!

Facilities and Capacity

With space for up to 350 guests, The Bolger Center has a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from. Say “I do” underneath our gleaming white pergola located on our finely manicured gardens. Afterwards, move inside into one of the venue’s two ballroom spaces. Whether inside the Stained Glass Hall, with it's historic stained glass windows and cathedral-style ceiling, or the Benjamin Franklin Ballroom, with it's 7,000 square feet of premium ballroom space -- they are both great options for you and your guests to enjoy an exquisite three-course dining experience before dancing the night away. No matter which space you choose to host your wedding, you’ll be immersed in a spectacular ambience that will stay with your friends and family for years to come.

Services Offered

The team at The Bolger Center understands that there are a lot of aspects that go into designing the perfect wedding day. To make your experience effortless, they’ll go above and beyond to supply the very best services. From on-site accommodations that are both convenient and comfortable, to in-house catering and bar services, you’ll have everything you need for the wedding day of your dreams. Wedding day services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Complimentary honeymoon suite
  • Complimentary parking
  • Event planning
  • Room lighting
  • Setup and breakdown of tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

For us, the key ingredient to a successful wedding is providing a memorable culinary experience for our guests. That's why we focus so intently on our dining experience and offer vibrant displays filled with delectable food made with only the freshest ingredients. From food offerings to presentation, we strive to inspire our guests before they take their first bite.

Our award-winning executive chef combines rich, ethnic flavors with locally sourced products. Inspired by their own family traditions, our culinary staff incorporates the flavors of numerous cuisines, including:

  • American
  • El Salvadorian
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • South Asian
  • Vietnamese

Amenties

Inquire about The Bolger Center today to begin reserving rooms for your wedding date! The Bolger Center has 401 guest rooms and 30 suites on-site. Complete with stylish décor, a modern atmosphere and comfortable accommodations, your guests will be happy to retreat to one of The Bolger Center’s rooms after a full day of celebration. Your guests will also enjoy the following amenties:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service
  • Osgood's Restaurant
  • Pony Express Bar & Grill
  • Tennis/Volleyball and Basketball Courts
  • Two-level 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Walking/Biking Trail
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88 Reviews for William F. Bolger Center

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Mahnaz Marolia · Married on 05/26/2019

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    Lovely Event

    Everything was great from the planning to the execution!
    We really enjoyed working with Sarah and her team.
    The food was great, the venue was beautiful and the service was top notch, Our guests also enjoyed the rooms and the restaurants which were both excellent values

    Sent on 06/11/2019
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    Heather Kalish · Married on 04/06/2019

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    A hidden gem

    The Stained Glass Hall is a hidden gem in Potomac. We held an event there for 120 guests and the Bolger Center staff made sure it was perfect. Sarah Curiale, the Bolger Center coordinator, was prompt in her responses to our needs, very organized to ensure no details were missed and on site the night of the event to make sure everything went as planned. They offer flexibility in providing a garden setting for our cocktail hour, with an inside room as plan B in case of weather. They offer a delicious tasting of the food well in advance of your event so you know what will be served, and they offer a large variety of food to pick from. The grounds are beautiful and provide many spots for taking photos and the room itself has been upgraded with a beautiful marble atrium, and customizable uplighting to match the theme of your event. They provide detailed timelines and banquet orders to make sure your room is set up the way you want and your party runs smoothly. Their wait staff is attentive, polite and works diligently on the night of your event. I would highly recommend the Bolger Center for a wedding, Bar Mitzvah or other special occasion. We have held two events there so far and will not hesitate to return in the future.

    Sent on 04/09/2019

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William F. Bolger Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, 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? $ 39.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building, Hotel, Museum, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, 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, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
  • 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? May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Total Exposure Band
    Total Exposure Band Wedding Bands

    Very Professional and Highly Recommended.

  • Matheson Communications, Inc. - Videography
    Matheson Communications, Inc. - Videography Wedding Videographers

    This is one of the more popular venues for a Bethesda-area Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration or even a wedding or special event. As a videographer, I am often hired to cover these events, whether they are in the Franklin Room, the Pony Express or the Stained Glass Room. Each of the spaces has it's own special character and utility. The Pony Express has a large outdoor courtyard - great in good weather for cockails; The Franklin Room is large and can accommodate bigger guest lists and has lots of parking near to the building. The Stained Glass Room is in the high rise hotel proper. Whichever space my clients choose, they always end up having a successful event perhaps because the staff is friendly and helpful and vendors have plenty of space and easy access to set up their equipment. I have scores of keepsake videos made at The Bolger Center and my clients are happy. It doesn't get better for me - especially because the venue is just 10 minutes from my house. Hope to see you there soon.

  • RAE Affairs
    RAE Affairs Wedding Planners

    Great location to host an event, also great location for photographs

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  • 9600 Newbridge Drive Potomac, MD, 20854 See on map
    301-812-4988 (Phone number)
    8am - 5:30pm

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