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Bretton Woods

Germantown , MD
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LOCATION

15700 River Road
Germantown, MD US 20874 (map)

PHONE

301-948-3357

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ABOUT US

Bretton Woods is the ideal setting for important corporate or private events. Our facilities are located just 15 minutes from the Capital Beltway in a parkland setting, complete with 285... Read more
Bretton Woods is the ideal setting for important corporate or private events. Our facilities are located just 15 minutes from the Capital Beltway in a parkland setting, complete with 285 acres of scenic views, an 18-hole golf course overlooking the Potomac River, and a comfortable clubhouse atmosphere.

You can also take advantage of the convenience of on-site tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer and swimming facilities to accommodate a wide range of team activities.

Bretton Woods cordially invites you to tour our facilities and discuss how we can assist in making your celebration an unforgettable occasion.

For further information, please contact us at 301-948-3357 extension 320.

Membership Inquiries, please contact 301-948-3357 extension 315 or e-mail memb@bwrc.org Read less
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Jolene
Wedding:
5/1/2014
1.8/5.0
We had our wedding at bretton woods and had a different experience than the others. Initially Kevin was wonderful. He told us we would be given his cell number a week before the wedding in order to keep in touch with urgent matters. He is frequently out of the office so this was a plus to us. Needless to say, we didn't receive it until the day prior. The grounds are pretty, but if the weather is not cooperative then having it indoors is not as attractive. We got lucky and were able to have it on the paved concrete outside. It poured rain 3 days prior to our wedding so there wasn't many people golfing. If there are though, be prepared to have them in your photographs. They are allowed to walk on the sidewalks behind were the bride walks. Also, the changing room is the locker room which is open to members during your event. We had a lot of stuff with us, including 2 wedding dresses, so if there were golfers coming in and out we would've had to move everything to the car which would've been very inconvenient. They lockers they have do not lock. Kevin did not adhere to the schedule so it cost us an extra $150 in overage fees for our photographer. The food is overpriced, but really good. The most discouraging thing is that we were told we would receive all leftovers because we chose to have a buffet. We did not receive them. I guess the staff probably took them home? Kevin refused to offer a discount and since we paid over $45 a person for a BBQ buffet, we were not happy. I was relieved when the lady in the billing department, Mandy, offered to contact the general manager for us. Three weeks later and we haven't heard anything. She hasn't even responded to two follow up emails. So I would say avoid Bretton Woods unless you are desperate for a venue and if you do have to use them, don't expect superb service.
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not enough great things to say about Bretton Woods and the event coordinator at Bretton Woods, Kevin Kozak.
My Husband and I were married at Bretton Woods 2 weeks ago and everything went flawless!! The grounds are beautiful and the room itself has floor to ceiling windows overlooking hills and trees and a beautiful fireplace which makes a great background for pictures.
Kevin was so fun and easy to work with and is very knowledgeable about wedding and other types of functions. We had a plan A if the weather was nice to have the cocktail hour on the back lawn, unfortunately it rained so Kevin suggested we go with plan B which was to have it in their downstairs room which is like a lounge. It worked out perfectly!
The food is AMAZING!! We went with 3 different served entrees that were full of flavor and presented beautifully. It is also the perfect proportion of food so you are not still hungry after dinner. The appetizers we chose were the beef empanadas and tequila lime shrimp which from what people said was a huge hit. Again, lots of flavor in the food. Kevin made sure there was plenty of waitstaff for our 120 person wedding, which was great since all the meals were served hot and very quickly.
On Friday before our wedding we dropped off a ton of things to Kevin like our guest book, cake toppers, table numbers, card box, candles and a few other things. He put everything out like we asked and when we didn't give him instructions or left something up to how he thought it should look he made it perfect.
The night really went off without a hitch and it is all because of the great work by Kevin and everyone at Bretton Woods. I would recommend them to anyone having any sort of function and I will def go back if I have another function in the future.
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Mr & Mrs
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
So let me just say I wish I had found this place from the very start! Bretton Woods has everything a bride to be could ask for wrapped up into one location. I had searched multiple venues ranging within 50 miles of where we lived and I must say that Bretton Woods is by far the best that we had found!

Kevin Kozak was such a blessing in helping us plan out our wedding. He was courteous, kind and extremely helpful (and often responded to my endless emails). There were multiple options to choose from in preparing for the big day. Our original plan was to be married outside since the view is breathtaking, but alas...90° weather in July changed that direction quickly! But since Kevin had mapped
out all options before-hand, the change was minor to us.

Let me get to the BEST part...The Food!! Absolutely delicious... hands down. We have a lot of picky eaters in our family and they ALL loved the food. It was Gourmet style that fit perfectly into our budget. We tweaked a couple of dishes since some family members were Vegan and the staff followed the directions to the 'T'.

If you are looking for an elegant wedding in a Ballroom setting or an outdoor theme, please consider Bretton Woods. You will be glad you did!!

Thanks Kevin Kozak & staff for everything!!

took his time and explained all of the options even down to the final details of placement an arrangement. Bretton Woods was such a perfect spot because it sir served as a blank canvas to allow our wedding to come to life. I am a huge fan of purple and my husband was a fan of grey. The ballroom is so light and airy that the colors complement each other and the room and space with more than accommodating for all of our guest. I have such special memories of our big day because of get Kevin and his staff members at Bretton Woods.
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Eilnaz
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband I got got married at Bretton Woods in April 2013. My family and I were recently reliving our day and I just had to share what our conclusion was: We wouldn't have changed a single thing!! Working with the wedding coordinator Kevin Kozak was hands down the best....the best everything- he was simply amazing, incredibly flexible, energetic, responsive, organized, caring, and full of great ideas. I felt as if my wedding was his top priority at all times. Kevin's experience, expertise and attention to detail allowed for a stress free and incredibly fun night to remember by all of us....I repeat - stress free!!

The wedding day itself was perfect. Just a beautiful venue; the sunset view over the golf course for the ceremony and cocktail hour was just as I had wished for. The service by the rest of the team was impressive and undeniably professional. The food was delicious, delicious, delicious! We received numerous compliments.

My husband and I are proud to share that we tied the knot at Bretton Woods and would recommend the venue, especially with Kevin Kozak by your side, without any reservations.
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin Kozak made every aspect of our wedding planning seem effortless and fun. The venue itself was beautiful and he helped transform it into a ballroom Cinderella would be proud of. His menu suggestions were perfect and he planned a private tasting that made us feel like royalty.

His attention to detail was amazing and I felt totally confident putting many of the decisions in his hands. He made our day perfect and I would recommend him whole-heartedly to anyone who is starting to plan their wedding.
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Michele
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Bretton Woods was the perfect place for our Wedding. Kevin and awesome to work with and his staff was on top of things all night! The ceremony was in the ballroom and right at sunset with made for amazing picture. The food was delicious. We were able to bring in a bouce house for the kids to play in and offered day care for the little ones while we partied upstairs. I definitley recommend BWRC!
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I was married at Bretton Woods on July 21, 2012 and it was absolutely perfect! The facility and grounds are beautiful and the wedding coordinator, Kevin Kozak, is phenomenal!!! From the first day I called to speak with Kevin about options, costs, etc. to the last minute of the reception my every need and want was more than taken care of. The costs are very affordable, too! Kevin made planning my wedding fun, stress free, and exciting. It was such a pleasure to work with him and I can't say enough wonderful things about him! I always felt very assured and confident that everything would go as planned and if it didn't, that Kevin would help take care of it. He took charge when he needed to and still gave me room to create the reception that my husband and I wanted. On the day of the wedding he took care of everything, making sure everything ran smoothly (which it did) and that the bride and groom received special treatment :) The food was amazing. The staff is amazing. The whole experience front start to finish was amazing! My guests are still raving about the food, the cake, and the elegance and beauty of the venue and it's location, the decoration, and the service they received. I am forever grateful to Bretton Woods and especially Kevin Kozak for making my wedding day such a perfect, beautiful, unforgettable dream come true!!!
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chris
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I used Bretton Woods as my venue for my wedding in November 2011. I had the best experience.
The club is beautiful overlooking the golf course at sunset. Pictures were amazing.
The clubhouse manager Kevin Kozak is the BEST and a dream to work with. Every suggestions and attention details made my wedding day perfect, just the way I dream of.
Food was excellent, service was fantastic and Kevin Kozak was more than what I hoped. I am planning another event with Kevin next month. I highly highly recommend Kevin and Bretton Woods for your big day. My friends are still talking about my wedding day.. it was more than a year ago!!!!
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jaimemaz
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at Bretton Woods and could not have chosen a better venue! Kevin was so wonderful to work with from our first visit all the way through our big day. He was efficient, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and flexible. From the first time we met, I knew he and the staff at Bretton Woods would make sure our wedding was perfect! The whole place is gorgeous, and while we were hoping/planning for an outdoor ceremony, the weather did not cooperate and we had to move all activities indoors. I was very comfortable with our "rain plan" and many of our guests commented how beautiful it all really was despite the weather. We also got many compliments on the food because it was delicious! Kevin worked with us to create a completely custom menu that suited our tastes. This is NOT your typical wedding food. Everything was fresh, well seasoned, and wonderfully prepared. Now that it has passed, there is not a thing I would have changed about the venue, menu, or service we received at Bretton Woods. They catered to our every wish and we had the perfectly casually elegant wedding we wanted!
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Bretton Woods for our wedding reception and were thrilled.
First, their event coordinate, Kevin Kozak, was such a joy to work with. He took care of every detail and thought of so many ways we could personalize our reception and cocktail hour. The day of our event, I had no worries about the reception knowing that Kevin had it all in control, and he came through- the night was amazing.
The food at Bretton Woods is fantastic. I had so many guests commenting on how good the passed hors d'oeuvres and dinners were. Kevin special ordered in the liquor to create a signature cocktail to offer our guests, which really gave the night even more of a personal touch.
The value at Bretton Woods was fantastic for the DC area. I feel the service and quality of food/alcohol we received was unlike what we could have gotten for our money at any other venue in the area.
The ballroom at Bretton Woods was renovated in 2010 and is a beautiful setting for a "country club" wedding. The ballroom has floor to ceiling windows that look out over the golf course and there is deck off the ballroom where guests can sit and relax whiling enjoying the views.
I really cant say enough good things about Bretton Woods. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to other brides!
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Bretton Woods is a hidden treasure for those seeking a wedding venue! You would never find the place searching online for venues. We heard about it by word of mouth (from a friend that had been to another wedding there).

We were sold after taking one look at the ballroom! It is open, with floor to ceiling windows and the placement of the dancefloor is ideal - right in the center of the room. There is not a bad seat in the house for guests watching the first dance, cake cutting etc! The room just has warm glow and creates a beautiful setting.

The food quality is very good. We wanted to do something different, and served a family style BBQ as a tribute to my Texas roots. Let me just say that it was the most attractive presentation I have EVER seen for BBQ. It was done in a very classy way and tasted fantastic! Many of guests complimented us on the quality of the meal. The Bretton Woods staff was very open to our request for BBQ, even though it wasn't on their standard wedding menu. They embraced the idea and helped us present a casual meal in a wonderful way, allowing us to keep the formal feel of the reception.

Aki, the manager, is great to work with. He has many years experience and offers his expertise and ideas when you ask. He has done this hundreds of times and it shows! Prices for facility rental and meals are very competitive. Actually, Bretton Woods offered the best pricing of all the venues we looked at - and the quality was outstanding.

We highly recommend this venue!
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