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William F. Bolger Center

Potomac, District of Columbia · View map · Visit website

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About William F. Bolger Center

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.

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 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:

  • Accommodations
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


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:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Middle Eastern


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!

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Heather Kalish

Married on 04/06/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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.


Married on 10/27/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Definitely Recommend

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 ... Read more 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!


Married on 04/07/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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.

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