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Bretton Woods

Germantown , MD
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15700 River Road
Germantown, MD 20874 US (map)

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301-948-3357

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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.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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.
Bretton Woods is a hidden gem! My husband and I were so lucky to have stumbled across this venue. The venue is beautiful Read more...
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. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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.
My wedding ran smoothly, thanks to Kevin. He is absolutely AMAZING and responds quickly to emails. He answered all of my Read more...
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. Read less
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Katty
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect at Bretton Woods Country Club. Clubhouse manager, Kevin Kozak, is Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Colleen
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at Bretton Woods on September 20, 2014. Everything was perfect. The venue is beautiful and requires little decoration. The reception ballroom has wonderful views of the golf course and grounds. The food was outstanding and all of the guests commented positively about their food. The clubhouse manager, Kevin Kozak, knows everything there is to know about event planning and is a pleasure to work with. We booked Bretton Woods in December 2013 for our September 2014 wedding and met with Kevin 3 times in the meantime. Kevin or his assistant promptly answer all emails and questions. The staff at Bretton Woods during the wedding were also very helpful, attentive and wonderful.

I would highly recommend Bretton Woods for anyone looking for a beautiful ceremony and reception venue (or any event) with reasonable pricing and excellent staff.
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at Bretton Woods on September 20, 2014. Everything was perfect. The venue is Read more...
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at Bretton Woods on September 20, 2014. Everything was perfect. The venue is beautiful and requires little decoration. The reception ballroom has wonderful views of the golf course and grounds. The food was outstanding and all of the guests commented positively about their food. The clubhouse manager, Kevin Kozak, knows everything there is to know about event planning and is a pleasure to work with. We booked Bretton Woods in December 2013 for our September 2014 wedding and met with Kevin 3 times in the meantime. Kevin or his assistant promptly answer all emails and questions. The staff at Bretton Woods during the wedding were also very helpful, attentive and wonderful.

I would highly recommend Bretton Woods for anyone looking for a beautiful ceremony and reception venue (or any event) with reasonable pricing and excellent staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have found a more perfect reception venue for my wedding. Between the grounds, the cost, the food, and overall service, I was beyond impressed. Kevin, the clubhouse Manager, was professional and amazing to work with; he even has on record the time of when the sun sets on each day for photo opts. I especially appreciate how Bretton Woods will not book more than one event on the same day, so you have the clubhouse completely dedicated to your event.

Overall, I am happy with Bretton Woods and would choose them over a thousand times. If I ever have another huge party, I would certainly choose this venue.
I could not have found a more perfect reception venue for my wedding. Between the grounds, the cost, the food, and overall Read more...
I could not have found a more perfect reception venue for my wedding. Between the grounds, the cost, the food, and overall service, I was beyond impressed. Kevin, the clubhouse Manager, was professional and amazing to work with; he even has on record the time of when the sun sets on each day for photo opts. I especially appreciate how Bretton Woods will not book more than one event on the same day, so you have the clubhouse completely dedicated to your event.

Overall, I am happy with Bretton Woods and would choose them over a thousand times. If I ever have another huge party, I would certainly choose this venue. Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.9/5.0
Bretton Woods Country Club is a definitely a gem foe a wedding reception/ceremony!! The person, Kevin Kozak, the banquet manager was so magnificent helping us out with reception and ceremony. Glenn and I looked for a reception everywhere until we found this place that we loved the view looking outside from reception site for a price. Food and appetizer was magnificent also! I got so many compliment about the food and Bretton Woods reception site from our wedding guests. What was so nice about the food for reception that was that they do offer different prices for certain food which it give us flexibility for the money. What my husband and I enjoyed before the wedding was the food tasting and be able to choose which food we wanted for the wedding reception and appetizer. They also gave us a large room to get dressed. After the wedding ceremony, Kevin Kozak offered my husband and me to have something to drink while we were having pictures taken at Bretton Woods golf course. The reception site is very spacious and lovely that holds up to 150 people. Kevin Kozak is a great person to work with !!!
Bretton Woods Country Club is a definitely a gem foe a wedding reception/ceremony!! The person, Kevin Kozak, the banquet Read more...
Bretton Woods Country Club is a definitely a gem foe a wedding reception/ceremony!! The person, Kevin Kozak, the banquet manager was so magnificent helping us out with reception and ceremony. Glenn and I looked for a reception everywhere until we found this place that we loved the view looking outside from reception site for a price. Food and appetizer was magnificent also! I got so many compliment about the food and Bretton Woods reception site from our wedding guests. What was so nice about the food for reception that was that they do offer different prices for certain food which it give us flexibility for the money. What my husband and I enjoyed before the wedding was the food tasting and be able to choose which food we wanted for the wedding reception and appetizer. They also gave us a large room to get dressed. After the wedding ceremony, Kevin Kozak offered my husband and me to have something to drink while we were having pictures taken at Bretton Woods golf course. The reception site is very spacious and lovely that holds up to 150 people. Kevin Kozak is a great person to work with !!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Bretton Woods was a hidden gem-- they aren't allowed to advertise so all their wedding business is word of mouth. When my mother and I arrived for our first meeting (Dec '12), Kevin blew us away with his knowledge of both the catering and wedding industry. We were discussing a timeline and he pulled out a binder with sunset times-- for May 2014!!

Flash forward to spring 2014. Kevin and I were in touch regularly for the 6 months leading up to the wedding. He was extremely responsive...literally responding within 5 minutes unless it was a Mon/Tues- his days off. He let us design a totally custom menu (down to the bread basket) and offered tons of great suggestions throughout that process. He put together our timeline for the evening (with our input) and worked with us to design the layout/decor for each space.

The Friday before the wedding, my dad and I dropped off an SUV worth of stuff and Kevin made sure everything was set-up exactly as we had discussed. I can't express how easy he made it- no set-up was required on our part, all we had to do was show up on Saturday! His staff hung strings of lights, put out our family photos, laid out the escort cards and menus, arranged the gift and cake tables...the list goes on.

The day of the wedding, Kevin and his staff were exceptional, professional, and thoughtful. One of the servers brought us a tray of appetizers during photos and our glasses were always full. They quickly cleaned up used plates/glasses and Kevin made sure things ran smoothly. He did a great job balancing the timeline we had discussed with the real-time flow of the evening.

The venue itself is beautiful. High ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, huge fireplace- it felt like we were outside but safe from any weather. There is also a bonus porch attached to the ballroom. All of the chivari chairs, linens, and china were included in the modest rental fee. Food prices were fair but alcohol was pricey (as top shelf is standard).
Bretton Woods was a hidden gem-- they aren't allowed to advertise so all their wedding business is word of mouth. When my Read more...
Bretton Woods was a hidden gem-- they aren't allowed to advertise so all their wedding business is word of mouth. When my mother and I arrived for our first meeting (Dec '12), Kevin blew us away with his knowledge of both the catering and wedding industry. We were discussing a timeline and he pulled out a binder with sunset times-- for May 2014!!

Flash forward to spring 2014. Kevin and I were in touch regularly for the 6 months leading up to the wedding. He was extremely responsive...literally responding within 5 minutes unless it was a Mon/Tues- his days off. He let us design a totally custom menu (down to the bread basket) and offered tons of great suggestions throughout that process. He put together our timeline for the evening (with our input) and worked with us to design the layout/decor for each space.

The Friday before the wedding, my dad and I dropped off an SUV worth of stuff and Kevin made sure everything was set-up exactly as we had discussed. I can't express how easy he made it- no set-up was required on our part, all we had to do was show up on Saturday! His staff hung strings of lights, put out our family photos, laid out the escort cards and menus, arranged the gift and cake tables...the list goes on.

The day of the wedding, Kevin and his staff were exceptional, professional, and thoughtful. One of the servers brought us a tray of appetizers during photos and our glasses were always full. They quickly cleaned up used plates/glasses and Kevin made sure things ran smoothly. He did a great job balancing the timeline we had discussed with the real-time flow of the evening.

The venue itself is beautiful. High ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, huge fireplace- it felt like we were outside but safe from any weather. There is also a bonus porch attached to the ballroom. All of the chivari chairs, linens, and china were included in the modest rental fee. Food prices were fair but alcohol was pricey (as top shelf is standard). Read less
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Mari
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding venue at Bretton Woods Recreational Center this past May and it was absolutely beautiful. While planning the wedding, I kept in contact with the event coordinator (clubhouse manager), Kevin, on a regular basis throughout the year. He truly made wedding planning so much easier for me and my husband and he helped us so much during the day of the wedding as well. Kevin made sure we had a plan A and a plan B for the ceremony. Plan A being an outdoor wedding and Plan B being having an indoor wedding if it rained outside. Luckily, we went with Plan A!

We had our wedding outside with the view of the gold course, grass, and a lake. My wedding photos look amazing. (In a couple photos there are people golfing in the far background but what do you expect, it's a country club). Food was great also! We had passed appetizers with a full open bar during cocktail hour and then served entrees for dinner with a open half bar. All of my guests enjoyed the food and that the venue and wedding were beautiful. Price for the venue and food was A LOT less than what my family and I expected which was a huge plus for us. All in all, everything was perfect and I'm so glad that I had my wedding at Bretton Woods.
I had my wedding venue at Bretton Woods Recreational Center this past May and it was absolutely beautiful. While planning Read more...
I had my wedding venue at Bretton Woods Recreational Center this past May and it was absolutely beautiful. While planning the wedding, I kept in contact with the event coordinator (clubhouse manager), Kevin, on a regular basis throughout the year. He truly made wedding planning so much easier for me and my husband and he helped us so much during the day of the wedding as well. Kevin made sure we had a plan A and a plan B for the ceremony. Plan A being an outdoor wedding and Plan B being having an indoor wedding if it rained outside. Luckily, we went with Plan A!

We had our wedding outside with the view of the gold course, grass, and a lake. My wedding photos look amazing. (In a couple photos there are people golfing in the far background but what do you expect, it's a country club). Food was great also! We had passed appetizers with a full open bar during cocktail hour and then served entrees for dinner with a open half bar. All of my guests enjoyed the food and that the venue and wedding were beautiful. Price for the venue and food was A LOT less than what my family and I expected which was a huge plus for us. All in all, everything was perfect and I'm so glad that I had my wedding at Bretton Woods. 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.
We had our wedding at bretton woods and had a different experience than the others. Initially Kevin was wonderful. He told Read more...
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. Read less
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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.
There are not enough great things to say about Bretton Woods and the event coordinator at Bretton Woods, Kevin Kozak. Read more...
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. Read less
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