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William F. Bolger Center

Potomac, MD View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
95 reviews
$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

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$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$14,500

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

$8,000

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

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

$1,000

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)

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

95 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Mredu M. Married on 06/11/2022
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    BEST Location in DMV

    If you're looking for a great, open-spaced location in DMV, please look no further. This location met all our needs with a fantastic in-house catering facility, huge guest rooms, and green lush areas. The Franklin Ballroom and the Stained Glass hall were huge to accommodate all our guests. The location and its staff worked so well with all my vendors to create this memorable weekend for us. The food was delicious, the staff was amazing to cater to all the needs of the guests and their rooms. I can't thank Sarah Curiale from the Bolger Center enough for making this experience so seamless and stress-free for us. She worked really well with our plans and requests at all times. Thanks again!
  • Liza
    Liza M. Married on 10/29/2021
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    Beautiful Wedding at Bolger

    I am so thrilled we decided to go with Bolger for our wedding. The venue is beautiful and the food is amazing!! You can’t go wrong at Bolger.

Awards

  • 95
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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
3019837765

8am - 5:30pm
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William F. Bolger Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at William F. Bolger Center?

William F. Bolger Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At William F. Bolger Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

William F. Bolger Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At William F. Bolger Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at William F. Bolger Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of William F. Bolger Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by William F. Bolger Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Museum
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at William F. Bolger Center for wedding events?

William F. Bolger Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does William F. Bolger Center offer?

William F. Bolger Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does William F. Bolger Center offer for wedding events?

William F. Bolger Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does William F. Bolger Center have available for wedding events?

William F. Bolger Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend William F. Bolger Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

William F. Bolger Center is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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