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Go Green at Bretton Woods!  We specialize in bringing your childhood wedding dreams to life, while remaining enviornmentally conscious.  Bretton Woods is the ideal location to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Our 285 acre club offers one large ballroom and a breathtaking, pond side back lawn perfect for a ceremony or outdoor cocktail hour. 

Bretton Woods proudly supports marriage equality.  Love is love, and we're here to help celebrate it!

Our Potomac Ballroom can seat up to 150 guests with a deck attached leading down to our stone patio.  The Potomac Room offers a dance floor space and built-in bar, as well as floor to ceiling windows allowing guest to take in the views around them.

Our Southard Room can seat up to 60 guests and is the ideal location for cocktail hour as it opens up to our new back patio with a built in stone wall fireplace.  This offers beautiful views of our 18-hole golf course and view of the Potomac River across the way. 

Bretton Woods is also the perfect location to host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, holiday celebrations, corporate or family gatherings. We offer on-site catering services as well as access to our Clubroom dining service. 

Our culinary staff headed by Executive Chef Alex Davis, offers a variety of dining options. Our Food and Beverage team works with clients throughout the entire planning process to ensure that your special event remains stress-free and is exactly what you imagine. 

We have a brand new ropes course equipped with a giant swing, zip line, and some of the best Outdoor Education instructors around.  This is perfect for birthday parties, engagement celebrations, team building, or a wild and wonderful wedding for the more adventurous couples.

Bretton Woods also offers guests access to our 18-hole golf course, state of the art swimming facilities, tennis and other outdoor facilities. Bretton Woods offers additional outdoor space to host picnics and outdoor retreats, including 2 pavilions. No matter where you host your event at Bretton Woods you are guaranteed to have access to beautiful scenic views. 

Interested in hosting your wedding or special event at Bretton Woods? Please contact our Food and Beverage department to take the first steps to planning your perfect day!

 

Bretton Woods Contact Information:

Contact: Megan Mostow

Phone: (240) 848-9130 (direct)

Email: mmostow@bwrc.org

Olver
9/9/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Held our wedding reception at Bretton Woods this past weekend and are really satisfied with how everything turned out. From the food to the service to the price everything was top notch. Highly recommended!
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Olver, thank you so much for such a nice review! All events are special, but the fact that you used to go to summer camp here at Bretton Woods made this one exceptionally so. We thank you for thinking of us for such a special occasion in your life, and please keep us in mind for any events you may want to hold in the future!
timeka
6/17/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My day was absolutely amazing!!! Let me start off by saying Megan was the best from the very beginning to the very end. My husband and I live in NY, but when it came time to look at venues we both agreed that we wanted to find a venue in my home state which is Maryland, of course. We spent a week in Maryland looking at wedding locations. Bretton Woods was our last stop and from the moment we pulled in to the moment we left we could not stop talking about how perfect it was. As soon as we got back to NY we called and booked with Megan. I never had to wait for her to respond to an email and she even offered phone calls so that it would be easier to discuss things in more details. She went above and beyond when it came to helping us customize our buffet menu to fit the taste of both of our families and let me say that the food is amazing to the point our guest were still talking about it weeks after our wedding. The staff was so helpful on the day of our wedding and making sure the day ran as smooth as possible. My girls and I arrived early to get hair and make up done and they made sure we were comfortable and anything that we needed, they were right on top of it throughout the whole night. Things were being done before I even had to ask. If you are looking for a space where you can get your needs met to have your perfect day, Bretton Woods is definitely the place for you. You don't have to worry about meeting a minimum when it comes to food or alcohol and as a bride who tried to stick to a budget, that was so helpful. We got to create an amazing menu with plenty of choices and a full bar. Between the gorgeous ceremony setting on the lawn, to our cocktail hour on the beautiful patio and a great reception space in the ballroom with the huge windows, our guest loved the venue as much as we did. It was gorgeous and picture perfect. Thank you Bretton Woods for helping us to have the best day ever!!
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Timeka, Thank you so much for such a great review! Planning a wedding in a different state can be challenging, but you and Nick couldn't have been easier to work with. We were thrilled to see so many loved ones from all corners of the east coast coming together for such a beautiful occasion. We were honored to host such an amazing event, and please keep us in mind for the future!
Tiffany
5/28/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We couldn't have chosen a better place to host our wedding. Everybody at Bretton Woods was so nice and friendly. On the first visit in our search for venues, I immediately knew that was the place I wanted to have my wedding. It has beautiful with tall roof line ceilings and very bright windows all around. I really liked that we were able to stop in, revisit and see the venue anytime. It helped us plan along the way. Megan and Brittney were so friendly. They listened and answered my millions of questions, patiently. Brittney helped manage the events on the day of the wedding and she was on top of everything. She made sure I had water and everything I needed throughout the whole day. A couple of hours before the wedding ceremony, we were able to make a last-minute change, due to weather. We moved the ceremony seating from the patio back onto the grass, because weather permitted, and the team did a great job. The food was delicious. We chose the buffet style menu with the steak and the stuffed chicken. All of the guest loved it. A month has passed since our wedding and our guests are still talking about how good the food was. We also selected the margarita punch, which was perfect. Even my non-drinking guests enjoyed it. During the wedding, my husband and I didn't have to worry about getting our plate and drinks. Our plate and drinks were served for us. Bretton was able to accommodate us, and I highly recommend Bretton for any event. We will definitely consider them for a future event. T&P
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Tiffany, this review makes me smile from ear to ear! We had our stone patio built just last April, I am so thankful it was there for your ceremony to still be outside, like we wanted. You and Phirum make a perfect couple, we wish you all the best in your life together!
Melissa
4/30/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I am so happy that we chose Bretton Woods as the location for our wedding and reception. From the initial contact all the way through the final bill payment, everyone and everything was fantastic. We worked with Megan and she was extremely responsive and answered all our questions. Leading up to the event she did an excellent job of setting up the tasting and helping us make sure that we had everything in place for our big day. The day of our wedding, we worked with Brittney and Bryan. I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing these two are. They stepped up and made sure everything was perfect. Even when our DJ has some technical difficulties, they got us music by tapping into their sound system and using Brittney's iPhone, until our DJ got up an running. The also brought my husband and I food from the buffet, so that we could continue to chat with our guests without having to go through the line. Speaking of the food...SO GOOD! We did Bruschetta and Crab Cakes for hors d’oeuvres for our cocktail hour and the Great Falls buffet for the meal. The filet was so tender and the chicken so flavorful. And I could have eaten a whole plate of the parmesan potatoes. Everyone, even my very picky sister, was gobbling up the food and commenting how delicious it was. Many of our guests asked us how we found such a fantastic place, because it was so beautiful. It was also a great price and just enough out of the way that people could easily get there. I would recommend Bretton Woods to anyone looking for a wonderful place with an indoor and outdoor options for a wedding, awesome staff, great food, and awesome views, for a decent price.
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Melissa, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day for your wedding! Your ceremony on the patio was absolutely gorgeous, we just had to feature your pictures on our site! Thank you so much for the amazing review, and thank you to Happy Little Life Photography for the amazing pictures! We wish you and Roy many years of happiness to come!
Lisa
11/11/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We absolutely loved having our wedding reception at Bretton Woods! The staff was so friendly and truly went above and beyond for us. I had lots of questions and sent many emails for about a year before our wedding. Megan was especially patient and helpful with me. I was able to visit the ballroom with vendors and family several times to scope things out and plan. Before the wedding, we had a wonderful evening where we met the manager and the chef and were able to try appetizers and entrees. The food was so yummy and we were happy to hear every attempt was made to use local products. We had several people with dietary restrictions and allergies attending the wedding, the chef made sure it was not a problem and the food was safe for them to eat. Our reception was on November 11th. Cocktail Hour started at 4 PM, an hour before the sunset and it was magnificent. The sun set just outside the wall of windows, it was a perfect backdrop and start to a wonderful evening. The ballroom is a beautiful room with a breathtaking view. You have to see it to truly appreciate it. (I wish I could post pics.) Our guests had a fantastic time. They told us the bartender and waitstaff were great, very attentive and helpful. The grounds are immaculate, very clean and so well taken care of. We looked at about 100 other local venues. We appreciated the transparency of BW's prices. A lot of other venues sell packages (like $15 per person for beverages), BW charges for what is consumed and you pay for that after the party. It was a little scary budgeting for that, as we had no idea how much people would consume but it actually worked out to be more cost effective. We appreciated the options for food and drink. Our guests really liked the batch cocktail! BW did a great job setting the room and tables, it was exactly how we wanted it. Bretton Woods is a great value and makes for a beautiful place to have a great time!
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Lisa, you and Jeremiah were an amazing couple to work with! We loved the moon and stars theming of your wedding, and the weather couldn't have been better! An amazing day for an amazing couple- keep us in mind for any future events!
Colleen
10/15/16
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding reception and rehearsal dinner at Bretton Woods in October 2016. Everything was perfect! First, they were wonderful through the planning process. From the moment we first contacted them, Meghan was able to provide quick and informative answers. They were very flexible as we planned as well: the menu was completely customizable, even adjustments for allergies in the week leading up to the wedding; they were open to extending our time the day of if we wanted; and, they let us set up our centerpieces the night before to make things easier the day of. Second, the space was fantastic. We had access to the main ballroom, the porch off the main room, and the patio below. It was all in great condition and Meghan checked the room setup with us before to be sure it would be just right. Third, the staff were all wonderful. As I've said, Meghan was very helpful in the lead up to the day, answering all of our questions and providing workable solutions for any concerns we had. Ed was there on the day of and was so wonderful checking in with us and our parents throughout the night to be sure everything was okay. And all of the wait staff were so helpful with anything that came up for our guests, including making a last minute kid-friendly plate! Finally, this place is such a great value! My husband and I were worried about venues that continually come up with new costs for spaces and services throughout the planning- Bretton Woods was completely up-front about all the costs and fees. There were no surprises, unless you count our surprise at how much we got out of the fees we did pay! In fact, we thought it was such a great value that my in-laws ended up hosting the rehearsal dinner there as well and it was also a great event! We can't say enough good things about this place, and neither can our friends and family! We've received so many compliments on the food, service, and just how beautiful the property is. We can't recommend it enough!
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Colleen, thank you so much for the wonderful review! Planning a wedding can be stressful, but you two made it seem like a walk in the park! We wish you all of the happiness in your life together, and please keep us in mind for future events!
Sara
9/17/16
Categories: Cakes, Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I had an absolutely great experience at Bretton Woods. Our wedding was on Sep 17th 2016 and from the beginning, everyone was so responsive, helpful, professional and simply amazing. We are so grateful to have found this venue for our wedding. It was just meant to be. We had our reception on the new brick patio, we got lucky with great weather, the food was so delicious ( we had a mix of Persian and American food), and the chef couldn't have done a better job. All our guests left our wedding bragging about how delicious and spectacular the food was and they all loved the atmosphere and the staff. Ed and Megan were great in communicating every little detail with me, they were patient, helpful and very flexible and accommodating. I visited the place a few times and every time either Ed or Megan made themselves available to me and my family and answered every question we had. I hired a day of coordinator to make sure things go smooth but i have to be honest... Megan did way more than her and she did it all with a big smile. The reception hall is big enough for 130-140 guests (150 will be pushing it), it has high ceiling and big windows all around it which makes it a beautiful place to get married at. The reception hall has a balcony attached to it which my guests loved since they could go in and out if they needed a minute of quietness from the loud music inside. I looked at many places before i choose Bretton Woods, and honestly i didn't find any place that was as flexible and nice as they were. They either couldn't let me come in early, couldn't get me the time i wanted for rehearsal, or couldn't let me set up the day before, and on and on and on.. but with Bretton Woods, there was no couldn't. They worked with me and my husband and helped me plan my wedding which was beautiful. In summary, we couldn't have asked for a better venue. I totally recommend them.
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Sara, we were absolutely thrilled at the idea of a fusion wedding! From the Persian flavors, to the American traditions, to the dual ceremonies, the day was absolutely amazing. We hope married life has been but a dream, you both deserve all the happiness in the world!
Ashley
8/7/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about the team at Brettonwoods. Meghan was honest, helpful and she gave 100% of her energy to ensure that we had a perfect day. Our guests still comment (5 months later) about how fantastic the service was. During the preparation of the wedding, she would do her best to make sure we were a priorty. She was has a unique ability to be accomodating yet straightforward. I would get married at Brettonwoods over and over and will always speak of this venue with tremendously high regards!
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Ashley, thank you so much for your kind words! You and Matt were a joy to work with, and I still use your set up pictures to this day! It was absolutely beautiful, and I am so proud that we were able to be a part of it. Hoping married life is treating you well!
Little
4/16/16
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I got married at Bretton Woods on 4/16/16 and we loved everything about the venue. We not only recommend it but fully endorse it! :) <3 Beautiful location in Potomac, MD. The venue is the perfect size for a wedding up to 150: big enough to accommodate comfortably tables and dancing, while still feeling intimate. We had a splendid weather on our wedding day so we were able to use both inside and outside, where we held our cocktail hour, on a beautiful just-built patio. The price is beyond reasonable considering the location, the venue, the stellar service, the delicious menu, and superior selection of wines, ale, and spirits. . The wedding management/coordination staff, along with the chef, sommelier, and wait staff were a delight to deal with: attentive, responsive, accommodating, professional, & all with a warm smile! :) Our guests complimented us repeatedly on our choice of location, menu, wine and spirits, and amazing staff. Thank you again Bretton Woods for a perfect, stress-free, wedding reception! Marie & Andy
Bretton Woods responded with the following comments:
Marie & Andy, we were honored to host such a beautiful and elegant reception! Thank you so much for your kind words, and please keep us in mind for future events!
User4127737

Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Bretton Woods is a hidden gem! My husband and I were so lucky to have stumbled across this venue. The venue is beautiful and all of our guests agreed. The food was amazing, and the tasting session was very generous. We loved the salmon and flank steak dinners that we were able to customize. Kevin, the event coordinator, was so accommodating and helped us with the details. He immediately responded to our emails and answered all of our questions. He made the day so stress free and had everything under control. The whole staff is professional and friendly as well. This venue is seriously a great deal considering the elegant setting and 5 star food that we received.
User3527629

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wedding ran smoothly, thanks to Kevin. He is absolutely AMAZING and responds quickly to emails. He answered all of my questions and offered different suggestions on ways to improve my wedding day. The food was absolutely delicious and the grounds provided a beautiful backdrop to my outdoor wedding.
Katty
9/27/14
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect at Bretton Woods Country Club. Clubhouse manager, Kevin Kozak, is absolutely wonderful, helpful and delightful to work with. I cannot speak highly enough of Kevin and his staff. Kevin was very professional and responsive and he offered great ideas and suggestions which made wedding planning a lot easier and much less stressful. The grounds of the venue and golf course are absolutely beautiful for an outdoor wedding. There are two gorgeous backdrops that provide just the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. You can choose to say your “I Do’s” under a pair of gorgeous trees or in front of a pond overlooking the golf course. We chose to have our ceremony under the trees and it was absolutely beautiful. Unlike most hotel ballrooms which are boring, simple and lack that extra oomph, the Potomac Ballroom at BWRC offers a different experience for your reception; it has cathedral ceilings, large windows overlooking the golf course, decorative ledges and a fireplace with a mantle. We were SO glad to have found a venue that offered beautiful grounds, spectacular views, and excellent service at a reasonable price. The venue is a little tucked in but accessible to major highways. It is off 495N on River Road (190) and just about 45 minutes from the DC/Northern VA area. We continue to receive several compliments from our guests about how excellent everything was; from the venue, the décor, the flowers, the service, and the food. We chose to have a sit-down dinner and hors d'oeuvre passed during cocktail hour. We served the semi-boned chicken breast with roasted potatoes and asparagus to our guests for dinner and it was delicious. All in all it was a wonderful experience. My husband and I have nothing but positive things to say about Bretton Woods and manager Kevin Kozak. Please do yourself a favor and make sure you check out this venue when planning your wedding. Highly recommended!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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