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Amir
8/6/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our event was a Bat Mitzvah not wedding. The cook, was so nice and his food were great. Our party planner, Rhonda Kyle was responsive and great. Could not have gone better. Bolger Center is great for Bat Mitzvahs! Would go back to them for a wedding !
Jennifer
9/6/15
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My review is a year late, but better late than never, right? Let me start by saying that my husband and I absolutely loved the Bolger Center! We struggled with finding a venue that met all of our needs -- date, aesthetics, professionalism, budget, and value. We had seen so many venues and were at the point of settling. I remember that my husband, MOH, and I had visited another venue earlier in the day we first visited the Bolger Center. Neither of them really liked that other venue, and I was so frustrated. We were almost a year out from our desired date and no where closer to finding a venue. I griped the entire drive from DC to Potomac, MD saying to just do a courthouse wedding and have an amazing honeymoon. My husband vetoed that idea. The moment we drove to the Bolger Center, I said, "Oh! This is pretty!" By the time we made it from the parking lot to meet Debbie at the entrance of Stained Glass Hall, I was in tears and sold on the venue. Debbie was amazing from the first day we met her. She's super friendly, welcoming, responsive, professional, and to the point. Unfortunately, the date (and months ahead) we wanted was taken, but Debbie said that things happen, and people cancel. She took our info and said we'd be the first she called should anything change. The very next day there date opened up. It was meant to be! Debbie worked very closely with me with much patience. She helped me customize a menu that fit me and my husband's cultural backgrounds. The food was AMAZING!! Definitely not your typical wedding food. We opted for the Events package because it had more dishes. As a result, we ended up having two desserts -- creme brule that and cupcakes (as party favors) from one of their preferred vendors. We also had a small cutting cake for pics. The bar was great; we had 2 signature drinks. A year later, people still comment about the beauty of the venue, the great food and bar options. Having it all inclusive was great. A perfect day!!
Kavita
9/5/15
Categories: Catering, Venues, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Bolger Center was our choice of venue for our wedding because the cost was reasonable and the campus was beautiful! We were planning an interfaith wedding (Christian/Hindu) so we were seeking a neutral venue. It was a BONUS to work with our point of contact, Debbie Halpin. She answered my emails and phone calls immediately while she was handling other weddings and conferences that would be held before and after our wedding. The food tasting she organized was phenomenal! We chose the Indian/Ethnic Wedding Package and the chef, Kuda, prepared flavorful dishes which impressed our mothers who cook Indian everyday! Kuda and Debbie stayed the whole time and took notes on our preferences. Kuda even met us on the dance floor at our wedding and the food was spectacular. We received SO MANY compliments on the food! We were originally planning to have our wedding ceremony and reception in The Ben Franklin Hall, but since The Stained Glass Hall had not been booked (by some miracle as there were 3-4 other weddings that weekend), Debbie let us use it. The Stained Glass Hall was beyond what I had imagined for my ceremony. It made me feel as if I were inside any of a church in England. If you want to see it, please make sure you call ahead of time as it is a typically a popular hall. The Ben Franklin Hall was enormous and provided ample room for those who wanted to dance and those who just wanted to mingle by the bar. I also wanted to say that Jessica Schraibman and Kanisha Gudger were extremely helpful in booking rooms and were helpful in accommodating our guests. They were always prompt in their emails and returned phone calls. Debbie was (and still is) amazing, personable, thorough, efficient, and organized with a genuine interest in making our wedding day special. Thank you Debbie for making our day memorable!!! I miss you already! Good luck to you all in your wedding planning adventures!
Amika
9/5/15
Categories:
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding lunch reception at the Bolger Center, Benjamin Franklin Hall for 300 guests on a Labor Day weekend. Debbie Halpin was our event coordinator, and she was flexible, professional and highly accommodating from planning stage, food tasting and the actual event day. She has a well-trained crew. The service and food were exceptional. The grounds of the Bolger Center is beautiful for photo session; a prime estate in Potomac, MD. Everything went smoothly for the most part, even when it was one of the most busy long weekends with 3-4 other parties. There was a small hiccup with the floor plan and table numbers for our VIP guests, but the staff was sincerely apologetic. We would highly recommend the Bolger Center to others for wedding receptions.
George and Susan
5/2/15
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I've lived in the Potomac area for many years and never knew the Bolger Center existed. In fact many of my neighbors didn't know about it either. But WOW, was I blown away when I went to visit. I have so many positive things to say, I hardly know where to begin. The grounds are gorgeous (we had an outside wedding ceremony). All the buildings are convenient to each other and the walking paths are very pleasant. Everyone I worked with was efficient and very nice-- especially Debbie Halpin-- the on site wedding coordinator extraordinaire. I can't praise the wait staff enough. They served the meal promptly and with a smile. The cocktail hour, also held outside was just lovely, the setting, staff and food was perfect. The food was the best I have ever had at a wedding EVER! My guests gushed! I actually ate! The Stained Glass room was the perfect size for our 115 guests, any more and it would have been tight. Plenty of room for the dance floor. The hotel rooms were perfect for the price, but the hotel reservations wasn't always efficient and some of my guests had problems, all of which were solved. After the wedding, some of the guests went to the Pony Express. It was so nice to have all these amenities on the same property. I never worried tipsy travelers. Those that wanted to drink, stayed the night. Breakfast was available at a reasonable price and provided another gathering place for guests. The price for the wedding is a set fee, but by far the best deal in town. I wish I had another wedding to plan, because it would be at the Bolger Center! Overall, I could not have been happier with the Bolger Center. Debbie was fantastic. My questions were answered promptly, most were anticipated and easy to fix. You will love it!
Ko
4/18/15
Categories: 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 the Bolger Center in mid-April 2015. Everything went very smoothly and my wedding experience was as great as it can be! 1.Venue - Absolutely gorgeous. Our ceremony and reception were both held in the Stained Glass Hall. It was a lunch wedding so the sunlight coming through the stained glass windows made the hall look even more beautiful, romantic and elegant. When combined with uplighting along the wall, it is just perfect. The grounds are always kept neat and green. The trees/flowers/garden are really beautiful and perfect for pre-wedding photo session. 2. Staff - We had Debbie Halpin as our coordinator and she is an amazing lady. She is very experienced and detail-oriented. She did not miss a single thing I mentioned. She is very friendly, quick to respond, and easy to work with. She made my wedding planning very easy and peaceful. The servers on the day of were also very professional and courteous. We had about 150 guests and everyone was happy with the service. We had some issues with the A/V system during our reception but the A/V staff was also quick to respond. 3.Food - Bolger offers complimentary menu tasting for 4 people and every food option we tasted was very delicious. On the day of, the hors d'oeuvres, salads, entrees and desserts were all amazing. I really don't know how they managed to serve such good food when they had to cook for more than 150 people. We still hear many compliments about our food. The only complaint I heard from my guests about the food was that some of the steaks were cooked well-done/medium-well although all steaks were supposed to be cooked medium-rare. But they were still good! Most importantly, they offer a great package deal. It includes pretty much everything you need: hors d'oeuvres, stations, 3-course menu, champagne toasts, coffee and tea service, 2 signature cocktails and open bar! It is very difficult to find a deal like this in the DC metro area.
Renee
11/29/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My daughter was married at the Bolger Center in late November 2014. It was as close to a flawless experience as a wedding can be. 1. The Venue – beautiful and peaceful. The grounds (86 acres) are well kept, even in late fall. My daughter’s ceremony and reception were held in the Stain Glass Room. The outside lighting coming through the stain glass windows provided a romantic visual effect. 2. The Food – the hors d’oeuvres served at the reception were absolutely delicious and nicely presented. The dinner was amazing! The chef is to be commended for preparing such an outstanding repast. The buffet breakfast the next morning was also very nice, with delicious omelets made to order, and a nice array of other breakfast items. 3. The Hotel – my room was small, but clean and comfortable, and for the price, a real deal, especially considering the proximity to DC. Other guests were also pleased with their rooms, and the ease of checking in. 4. The Staff – Excellent. Debbie Halpin, our event coordinator was extremely helpful. She was always prompt to reply to our email questions, and offered many suggestions to help make the event even more special. She was willing to work with us and her recommendations were right on target. Thank you Debbie! Mauricio Martinez, the Banquet manager was on top of every detail. He and his staff were attentive, courteous, professional, and efficient. Again, the chef – I can’t recall his name, put together an exceptional feast. 5. The Cost – We visited several other venues, and found that the Bolger Center was highly competitive with other facilities. But taking into account that Bolger provided a package deal and hotel accommodations, it was the hands-down winner. Without a doubt, I would recommend the Bolger Center to anyone planning a special event.
Shauna
7/12/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wedding took place on July 12 at The Bolger Center. From the moment my husband and I walked in, we knew that would be our venue. I grew up down the street so the location was perfect for our local friends and family. All of my husband’s family came in from out of town so it was important for us to pick a place where everyone could stay on “campus”. Our family and friends loved the beautiful grounds and patios. Many took advantage of the pool, gym, wooded trails and bikes. Some of them took day trips into DC and Baltimore. It is an ideal place to host a wedding when the majority of the guests are out-of-towners. In this area, you can’t beat the price. They provided the linens, place settings, alcohol, food, cake and complimentary bridal and honeymoon suites- The honeymoon suite was beautiful! We wish we could have stayed another night. The food was amazing. I received so many compliments- many people said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. The servers and bar tenders were friendly, helpful and professional. We had the ceremony and reception in the Stained Glass Hall and they flipped the room in under an hour. It looked amazing when we walked back in for dinner. Their preferred vendor list is a must have, especially Washington Talent Agency (Rockville) and Tierra Floral (Bethesda). A big shout out to Annette, Jessica and the rest of the Bolger team! Annette was amazing to work with. I emailed her at least a 100 times. She responded right away or if she was out had someone else from her team email me. I never felt ignored. She went above and beyond to help make our day perfect. She helped make suggestions and worked with our wedding coordinator to make sure our day was perfect. If I could do it all over, I would definitely return to the Bolger Center. It was a really nice experience. I’m sad it’s over. They made everything so easy.
M
6/21/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This was a wonderful venue! I love the campus style -- with the hotel right next door to the reception hall -- made it very easy for the guests to enjoy themselves (and not have to worry about finding transportation to their hotel). I worked with Debbie Halpin who was fantastic! The food was amazing and all the staff was a great help throughout the night! Would definitely recommend this venue!
Kelly
5/31/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding at The Bolger Center! It truly is a hidden gem in the DC area where venue pricing is crazy! We loved that there was no venue fee, just a food and beverage minimum. It was so convenient for our guests as well. We had our reception in the Stained Glass Hall. When I first saw the room fully decorated, I was in complete awe. It really was breathtaking! Our guests raved about the food, decor, and service. They also loved that we were able to have an afterparty at The Pony Express. Debbie Halpin and her team were great! They really customized our wedding and took care of all of our requests. The Bolger Center made my wedding dream come true!
Kindra
5/24/14
Categories: Catering, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. They made sure our day was beautiful! The food was delicious and the staff is sooooooooooo wonderful and helpful. ..especially Annette and Jessica over in events!
Sarina
4/19/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I just had our wedding at the Bolger Center, which was a 3 day, multi-event Indian wedding. We utilized both buildings, for the Stained Glass Hall and the Franklin room for our reception, and our guests booked nearly 100 hotel rooms. We absolutely loved every minute of our wedding, and the Bolger Center exceeded my expectations in accomodating us. The grounds were beautiful, and truly, everything went very smoothly. We had made welcome bags for our guests, which they were able to hand out for us. They worked very well with all of our vendors. Lastly, after our reception, we partied late into the night at the Fireplace Lounge, without any problem! We used our own catered, but did use their Sunday brunch which was excellent. We loved this place.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
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?
450
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Local, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating
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