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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.
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
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:
- El Salvadorian
- Middle Eastern
- South Asian
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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Amazing team, food and overall experience
BEST Location in DMV
We Loved Our Wedding at Bolger!
The reception food is fantastic! We could give our guests a choice of three entrees which were all delicious. Vegetarian options were available for hors d'oeuvres and entrees. Bolger allowed us to pay for drinks consumed (lots of non-drinkers in our families) which was more economical. Staff were helpful and the wedding/reception went smoothly. Sarah, the onsite coordinator, answered questions quickly and professionally and contributed a lot to “making the trains run on time”. She interacted with family members and friends doing various tasks in a helpful and professional manner. Compared to other venues in the area, we got a lot of value for our money. And, after two months we are still happily together!
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Very Professional and Highly Recommended.
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.
Great location to host an event, also great location for photographs
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