The Bolger Center is a breathtaking wedding venue located on 83 acres of picturesque land in Potomac, Maryland. Surrounded by nature rails, award-winning gardens and breathtaking scenic views, this one-of-a-kind wedding venue is the perfect breath of fresh air for any couple on their big day. On-site accommodations, large ballroom spaces and outdoor activities your friends and family will love are just a few of the things that make this venue so special. Inquire about The Bolger Center today to reserve your wedding date!
Facilities and Capacity
With space for up to 450 guests, The Bolger Center has a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from. For nature-loving couples, the finely manicured gardens are the perfect place to day “I do.” For indoor celebrations, the venue’s two ballroom spaces are great options for you and your guests to enjoy a meal before dancing the night away. No matter which space you choose to host your event, you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping views that will leave your friends and family dreaming about your beautiful day 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 easy, they’ll go above and beyond to supply the very best services. From on-site accommodations that are both convenient and comfortable, to event rentals and in-house catering and bar services, you’ll have everything you need for the wedding day of your dreams when you book with The Bolger Center. Their wedding day services include, but are not limited to, the following:
When you and your guests dine with the team at The Bolger Center, you can expect excellence in both service and flavor. From buffet lines to plated meals, family-style meals and stations, you’ll be able to custom design your dinner layout to fit the atmosphere of your wedding day. Known for their handmade breads, gourmet entrees and spectacular desserts, The Bolger Center catering team offers many cuisine styles, including:
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. Inquire about The Bolger Center today to begin reserving rooms for your wedding date!
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Claire · Married on 10/27/2018
We had our wedding reception in the Franklin Hall back in October and it was just perfect! I remember walking into the room during cocktail hour when it was just finished being set up- it better than I could have imagined! Honestly, it was hard to imagine making that huge room into the cozy, warm vibe I wanted since every time we saw it, it was set up for a conference. But it was completely transformed for the wedding reception- amazing lighting, tons of space, simple logistics with lodging available for out of towners, and the staff was awesome! They were so professional, happy, and helpful during the planning process and day of. Sarah is a pleasure to work with- responsive, honest, and helpful! Having your wedding here is a great decision!
Chanise · Married on 04/07/2018
The Bolger Center truly made my dream wedding come true! The planning process was a breeze due to their staff's professionalism and quick responses. Rhonda, who was our main point of contact was amazing from start to finish. Emails and phone calls were always answered within a timely manner. The day of staff were extremely accommodating and my guests were so impressed. I would not have changed a thing! We also had our rehearsal dinner here which was excellent.
Debbie · Married on 03/10/2018
AMAZING! We chose to have our son's Bar Mitzvah at the Bolger Center mainly to accommodate our out of town guests. I had no idea this property existed until we started exploring. First, planning with Rhonda and her staff was made easy and they met all of our needs. They helped with everything from choosing the rooms, to lighting, room setup, and the wonderful menu we put together for both kids and adults.
Our Bar Mitzvah service was held in the Overland Room which was so beautifully set up with a stage for my son and beautiful lighting coming through the stain glass. It was perfectly intimate! Everything (mic, tables, coat rack, etc.) was where it needed to be that morning.
For our party in the Stain Glass Hall, we had a kids buffet, adult cocktail and seated lunch service. The food was DELICIOUS!!!! The salmon, chicken, beef and vegan dishes received rave reviews. They were plated beautifully! The hors d'oeuvres were also delectable! We had seared tuna, lamb chops, stuffed mushrooms... also a beautiful Mediterranean Mezeh table. The room set up was GORGEOUS! My jaw literally dropped when I walked in. They had up-lighting in blue for my son. The set-up was perfect. Rhonda really knew how to fit us all in there comfortably. Our vendors loved working in this space! All of our centerpieces and "extras" were put right where we had discussed. The staff (front desk, servers, bar tenders, etc.) were all efficient, kind and professional
From our casual Friday & Saturday night dinners at the Pony Express (yum & fun!!) to the all-you-can-eat DELICIOUS breakfast, everything for our guests was at their fingertips. Many came right from the airport via taxi/Uber and never left the property.
This was such a positive experience that I have already booked our daughter's Bat Mitzvah at the Bolger Center and can't wait to celebrate there in 2.5 years.
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