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:
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:
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:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Elana Stewart · Married on 06/15/2019
A fantastic experience
We had an incredible wedding at the Bolger Center! The grounds were picturesque and perfect for photos. The food was delicious; all of our guests enjoyed it! The best part of our experience was working with venue coordinator Sarah Curiale. She not only helped us to plan an amazing event, but made sure everything ran smoothly on the day of. She answered all of our questions, and fast! Sarah took care of so many things, making planning easier and giving us less to worry about! She worked with us every step of the way to make sure our special day was everything we had in mind. For example, when we couldn't decide which lighting we liked for the Stained Glass Hall, she went in after hours to take a picture of how the it would look after dark. Sarah definitely went above and beyond to make everything come together for the perfect day! Highly recommend.Sent on 06/30/2019
Mahnaz Marolia · Married on 05/26/2019
Everything was great from the planning to the execution!Sent on 06/11/2019
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
Heather Kalish · Married on 04/06/2019
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
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