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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg , MD

LOCATION

2 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD US 20879 (map)

PHONE

240-238-1108

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Let our experience and knowledge guide you every step of the way as we create, plan and then execute the perfect day. At the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg we have made weddings a specialty.... Read more
Let our experience and knowledge guide you every step of the way as we create, plan and then execute the perfect day. At the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg we have made weddings a specialty.

Our 9 Million Dollar Renovation is Complete! The Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, Maryland is the ideal location for your wedding reception. Conveniently located just a few miles from Washington DC and right across the river from Northern Virginia. Our easy to find location guarantees your loved ones will have no problem joining you to celebrate your special day!



The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg combines a flexible selection of space options with an experienced team of planning and service professionals to meet all of your needs for this very special day. Our newly renovated ballroom can hold up to 300 people. We offer an array of flexible and affordable wedding packages that allows you to customize your wedding day. We can assist you in planning the perfect event. Need help with the entertainment, florist, photographer or baker? We are here to help. How about a rehearsal dinner? Accommodations for out of town guests? Every detail of your day is our pleasure. The Wedding Packages the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg is currently offering can be found below.

Silver Package Gold Package Platinum Package


Our Bridal Suite features a King Size sleigh bed, in-room sauna and roman shower, home entertainment system with DVD player and surround sound. It has just been totally renovated and is the perfect place to unwind after your reception.



If you would like to set up an appointment to talk with one of our Wedding Specialists you may do so by contacting Sydney Waclawik at 240-238-1108. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1972
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
301
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1972
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
301
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Brenna
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just had our wedding reception here 9/6/14. Holiday Inn gaithersburg did a beautiful job. I would 100% have it here again if I had to choose again.

Sydney was my wedding planner. She was quick to respond and very nice to work with. She made sure everything ran exactly how it was planned. The place looked great. The food was very tasty. We served sliced sirloin and chicken Marsala. The guests kept talking about how good the food was. We chose a "customized" package (some of the items in the gold package we didn't need/want) Our package included an open bar, DJ, the cake and a few other things. Price was very reasonable. The staff was very friendly. The DJ was GREAT (Electra entertainment) and the cake was delicious and beautiful ( customer cakes in gaithersburg). thank you Holiday Inn Gaithersburg for providing a stress free, beautiful, perfect wedding reception!
My husband and I just had our wedding reception here 9/6/14. Holiday Inn gaithersburg did a beautiful job. I would 100% Read more...
My husband and I just had our wedding reception here 9/6/14. Holiday Inn gaithersburg did a beautiful job. I would 100% have it here again if I had to choose again.

Sydney was my wedding planner. She was quick to respond and very nice to work with. She made sure everything ran exactly how it was planned. The place looked great. The food was very tasty. We served sliced sirloin and chicken Marsala. The guests kept talking about how good the food was. We chose a "customized" package (some of the items in the gold package we didn't need/want) Our package included an open bar, DJ, the cake and a few other things. Price was very reasonable. The staff was very friendly. The DJ was GREAT (Electra entertainment) and the cake was delicious and beautiful ( customer cakes in gaithersburg). thank you Holiday Inn Gaithersburg for providing a stress free, beautiful, perfect wedding reception! Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Brenna, thank you so much for your kind review! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Kip and to help make your wedding a stress-free success. On behalf of the team at the Holiday Inn, we wish you and Kip a lifetime of happiness!

Sincerely,
Sydney Waclawik
Catering Sales Manager
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Fernando
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Roxanne Cabbotage did a remarkable job in planning our wedding, we and our guests were pleased with the great service, delicious food and excellent environment. we are highly appreciated.
Roxanne Cabbotage did a remarkable job in planning our wedding, we and our guests were pleased with the great service, Read more...
Roxanne Cabbotage did a remarkable job in planning our wedding, we and our guests were pleased with the great service, delicious food and excellent environment. we are highly appreciated. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with the Holiday Inn was superior. I appreciate your flexibility as we made constant changes throughout the planning process and the professionalism from all of the staff I encountered. The food was delicious as well as the recommended cake vendor. I especially liked that we could choose only the add-ons we wanted; a lot of other venues had expensive packages that included a bunch of things i didn't want/need. The inside of the hotel is beautiful and I was proud to have my event there. I would highly recommend Holiday Inn for anyone looking for an event venue. Thanks for all of your help!
My experience with the Holiday Inn was superior. I appreciate your flexibility as we made constant changes throughout the Read more...
My experience with the Holiday Inn was superior. I appreciate your flexibility as we made constant changes throughout the planning process and the professionalism from all of the staff I encountered. The food was delicious as well as the recommended cake vendor. I especially liked that we could choose only the add-ons we wanted; a lot of other venues had expensive packages that included a bunch of things i didn't want/need. The inside of the hotel is beautiful and I was proud to have my event there. I would highly recommend Holiday Inn for anyone looking for an event venue. Thanks for all of your help! Read less
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jose
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent. Really satisfied with the service
Excellent. Really satisfied with the service
Excellent. Really satisfied with the service Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I held my wedding reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and from the beginning it was a wonderful experience, start to finish. They have a wonderful wedding professional who walked me through the entire process and made my wedding a terrific success! The reception room was beautiful and the wedding package was affordable. We feel that we saved a lot of money by booking at this venue. I would recommend the staff and the hotel to everyone I know.
I held my wedding reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and from the beginning it was a wonderful experience, start to Read more...
I held my wedding reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and from the beginning it was a wonderful experience, start to finish. They have a wonderful wedding professional who walked me through the entire process and made my wedding a terrific success! The reception room was beautiful and the wedding package was affordable. We feel that we saved a lot of money by booking at this venue. I would recommend the staff and the hotel to everyone I know. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I held our wedding reception here because the platinum wedding package was just so affordable, we couldn't turn it down! It included everything and we saved from having to leave deposits all over town with our vendors. We were able to afford to go on a honeymoon with the money we saved! I would recommend this package to anyone!
My wife and I held our wedding reception here because the platinum wedding package was just so affordable, we couldn't Read more...
My wife and I held our wedding reception here because the platinum wedding package was just so affordable, we couldn't turn it down! It included everything and we saved from having to leave deposits all over town with our vendors. We were able to afford to go on a honeymoon with the money we saved! I would recommend this package to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I held my son's rehearsal dinner here and the food was excellent. The catering manager helped me plan everything including a groom's cake (which was modeled after the Philly Phanatic!) It was a wonderful evening, we all had a great time, the room looked beautiful, it was very convenient for our guests who stayed over. We were able to rent a suite for our couple to stay in over night on the wedding night and it was absolutely beautiful, they really enjoyed their stay.
I held my son's rehearsal dinner here and the food was excellent. The catering manager helped me plan everything including Read more...
I held my son's rehearsal dinner here and the food was excellent. The catering manager helped me plan everything including a groom's cake (which was modeled after the Philly Phanatic!) It was a wonderful evening, we all had a great time, the room looked beautiful, it was very convenient for our guests who stayed over. We were able to rent a suite for our couple to stay in over night on the wedding night and it was absolutely beautiful, they really enjoyed their stay. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I held my daughter's rehearsal dinner at the Holiday Inn Gaitherburg. I also had a sleeping room block for our out of town guests. The guests love the hotel and the beautiful indoor pool (with the 20 ft tall palm trees!) that made them feel like they were staying in Hawaii. The hotel is conveniently located to the Metro so they were able to sight-see in D.C. which made things MUCH easier for me because I didn't have to take my guests around to see the sights and entertain them. I could concentrate on my daughter's wedding. The service and food for my daughter's rehearsal dinner was EXCELLENT!
I held my daughter's rehearsal dinner at the Holiday Inn Gaitherburg. I also had a sleeping room block for our out of town Read more...
I held my daughter's rehearsal dinner at the Holiday Inn Gaitherburg. I also had a sleeping room block for our out of town guests. The guests love the hotel and the beautiful indoor pool (with the 20 ft tall palm trees!) that made them feel like they were staying in Hawaii. The hotel is conveniently located to the Metro so they were able to sight-see in D.C. which made things MUCH easier for me because I didn't have to take my guests around to see the sights and entertain them. I could concentrate on my daughter's wedding. The service and food for my daughter's rehearsal dinner was EXCELLENT! Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
12/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here on Friday, Dec.16th. I had the honor and pleasure to work with Pebbles. This woman is a genius. My reception would not have been as beautiful if someone else would have done it. She went above and beyond to help me on every little detail to make my dream reception become a reality. She is an exceptional human being and she knows exactly what she is doing. I was very grateful to have her take care of one of the most important days in my life. She made my night bright and absolutely beautiful! Thank you Pebbles for being such an amazing person. I am so indebted to you.
Keep doing an great job! Holiday Inn is lucky to have you.
I had my reception here on Friday, Dec.16th. I had the honor and pleasure to work with Pebbles. This woman is a genius. My Read more...
I had my reception here on Friday, Dec.16th. I had the honor and pleasure to work with Pebbles. This woman is a genius. My reception would not have been as beautiful if someone else would have done it. She went above and beyond to help me on every little detail to make my dream reception become a reality. She is an exceptional human being and she knows exactly what she is doing. I was very grateful to have her take care of one of the most important days in my life. She made my night bright and absolutely beautiful! Thank you Pebbles for being such an amazing person. I am so indebted to you.
Keep doing an great job! Holiday Inn is lucky to have you. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
An amazing hotel and ballroom at a reasonable price. Great staff, great accommodations and overall a perfect night. Our food was fantastic.
An amazing hotel and ballroom at a reasonable price. Great staff, great accommodations and overall a perfect night. Our Read more...
An amazing hotel and ballroom at a reasonable price. Great staff, great accommodations and overall a perfect night. Our food was fantastic. Read less
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PikaPea
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I started planning our wedding less than 3 months before the actual day. First off, the Holiday Inn was definitely the best price for the best package. Just about everything was included (minus obvious stuff) and booking that close to the date was no problem. Upon first meeting Pebbles, we were sincerely pleased with how knowledgeable and friendly she was. Pebbles genuinely wants to make your day as perfect for you as can possibly happen. She doesn't push anything on you that you don't want and is more than accomodating when little things come up and you need to email or call her. My (now) husband and I cannot possibly say enough great things about Pebbles and the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg. The room was perfect, the food was great, and the bartender was fantastic with all of our requests. Pebbles checked in several times throughout the night and one final time before leaving for the evening (we had a late wedding). My only regret is it only happens once. Do yourself a favor and definitely book with Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and ask for Pebbles. She is the absolute best!
My fiance and I started planning our wedding less than 3 months before the actual day. First off, the Holiday Inn was Read more...
My fiance and I started planning our wedding less than 3 months before the actual day. First off, the Holiday Inn was definitely the best price for the best package. Just about everything was included (minus obvious stuff) and booking that close to the date was no problem. Upon first meeting Pebbles, we were sincerely pleased with how knowledgeable and friendly she was. Pebbles genuinely wants to make your day as perfect for you as can possibly happen. She doesn't push anything on you that you don't want and is more than accomodating when little things come up and you need to email or call her. My (now) husband and I cannot possibly say enough great things about Pebbles and the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg. The room was perfect, the food was great, and the bartender was fantastic with all of our requests. Pebbles checked in several times throughout the night and one final time before leaving for the evening (we had a late wedding). My only regret is it only happens once. Do yourself a favor and definitely book with Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and ask for Pebbles. She is the absolute best! Read less
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Ashlee
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Holiday Inn – Gaithersburg on October 1, 2011. My husband and I compiled a massive excel sheet of all wedding venues in and around this area, including their prices, reviews, etc. The value of the Holiday Inn’s wedding packages was among the best (although their prices have slightly increased since then, I believe they still have a great value). We narrowed our list to our top choices and toured and interviewed with the staff. Amanda, the catering manager at the time, was a perfect fit for us and our style of wedding and had received so many positive reviews on wedding Wire so we decided to go with Holiday Inn. We highly recommend this venue, especially if you are having many guests from out of town. Holiday Inn makes everything extremely convenient. Our guests flew in from all over the US, took the metro to Shady Grove, and then Holiday Inn’s free shuttle service picked them up from the Metro. (The shuttle runs every half hour and will take guests staying at Holiday Inn to and pick up guest from locations within 5 miles of the hotel). Our wedding ceremony was at St. Rose of Lima on Clopper Road and we were even able to set up a pre-scheduled time for the shuttle to take guests to the ceremony and bring them back! Many of our guests did not even have to rent a car. Lake Forest mall is across the street, they could even walk to it if they did not want to take the shuttle. Our guests told us the food at our reception was good. We had a plated dinner of Porter House Steak, Crab Cake, and Champagne Chicken. I especially enjoyed the crab cake dinner; it was the most popular choice among our guests. The champagne chicken did not look quite as pretty on the plate, but I remember it tasting good at the food tasting prior to our event. The Porter House steak was a custom choice of ours. It looked really good and was very big! We were very happy with our choice of having our reception at Holiday Inn. Planning your wedding is a very stressful thing to do, especially if you do not have any family in the area and are planning it yourself. The staff at Holiday Inn really tries to help out as much as they can. The only unnecessary stress I encountered with Holiday Inn was when they switched the catering manager from Amanda to Pebbles without notifying us. As I mentioned previously, we chose this venue based on Amanda. I found out only 2 months before our wedding of the change and even though Pebbles tried her best to make a smooth transition, I did feel a lot of stress when I was finding out that things I was told by Amanda was not how Pebbles did things. I sometimes felt like I was asking for something special when really it was something I was already promised by the previous catering manager. After we were all on the same page, everything ended up being beautiful. I think the problem I ran into is rare, I was just unlucky with my timing as Holiday Inn changed the person in charge of our wedding from the 6 months we signed the contract to the time of our event. I think Pebbles did a great job with our wedding and will do a great job with your wedding. I can see that she really cares and sees the importance in every small detail. She really wants to do a good job. We attended the food tasting Amanda put together, and although it was nice, there were a bunch of kids there and the food was served buffet style. I saw pictures of Pebbles’ Food Tasting. The atmosphere looked really great, she had vendors bring flowers, do lighting, set the tables, etc, and served the food plated so you can get an idea of what it will feel like at your event. We also used the Potomac Room between our Wedding Ceremony and the Reception for a cultural wedding ritual (of my Husband’s country) and Pebbles exceeded my expectations with this. I really did not expect her to be responsible for anything for this, but she made sure the room was set up to our preference including staging, and even made us a computerized lay out so we could see how it would all look. The day before our wedding we found out there was a problem with our satin napkins. They would not hold a pretty fold, and the fold was falling apart. The staff suggested some less attractive options, but Pebbles made sure that we were happy and they actually ironed the napkins to make sure they provided us with what we wanted. That just goes to show how dedicated Pebbles is and how she truly wants the bride and groom’s day to be perfect. She also offered to send up hors d’oeuvres to our room while we were changing before the reception. I thought that was a very thoughtful gesture. If you will have a large number of guests dancing all night, I suggest you verify what size your dance floor will be. The ballroom may fit your number of guests, but the dance floor may have to be small in order to accommodate all the tables. I know Pebbles and her staff will maximize the space as much as possible, but if the size of the dance floor is something that is important to you, you should check that out before you sign. I also suggest you purchase some uplighting for the ballroom. It can create a romantic (or whatever mood you would like to set) atmosphere. We actually hired a vendor that provided us with lighting that changed during different parts of the reception to create different moods. If you would like lighting, Pebbles can help set that up. We had a sweetheart table on staging with the bride and groom, and then a head table in front of us (floor level) with our 8 member-wedding party. I thought it looked great! We attended a wedding this weekend and the bride, groom, and wedding party were seated at a round table. We could not see them much and we never got a good view of them with the wedding party. I was really happy that Holiday Inn gave us this option. It made for some great photos! We had a great wedding and are very happy how everything turned out. Thank you Pebbles and the rest of the Holiday Inn staff! PS – The Bridal suite is pretty SWEET!
We had our wedding reception at Holiday Inn – Gaithersburg on October 1, 2011. My husband and I compiled a massive excel Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Holiday Inn – Gaithersburg on October 1, 2011. My husband and I compiled a massive excel sheet of all wedding venues in and around this area, including their prices, reviews, etc. The value of the Holiday Inn’s wedding packages was among the best (although their prices have slightly increased since then, I believe they still have a great value). We narrowed our list to our top choices and toured and interviewed with the staff. Amanda, the catering manager at the time, was a perfect fit for us and our style of wedding and had received so many positive reviews on wedding Wire so we decided to go with Holiday Inn. We highly recommend this venue, especially if you are having many guests from out of town. Holiday Inn makes everything extremely convenient. Our guests flew in from all over the US, took the metro to Shady Grove, and then Holiday Inn’s free shuttle service picked them up from the Metro. (The shuttle runs every half hour and will take guests staying at Holiday Inn to and pick up guest from locations within 5 miles of the hotel). Our wedding ceremony was at St. Rose of Lima on Clopper Road and we were even able to set up a pre-scheduled time for the shuttle to take guests to the ceremony and bring them back! Many of our guests did not even have to rent a car. Lake Forest mall is across the street, they could even walk to it if they did not want to take the shuttle. Our guests told us the food at our reception was good. We had a plated dinner of Porter House Steak, Crab Cake, and Champagne Chicken. I especially enjoyed the crab cake dinner; it was the most popular choice among our guests. The champagne chicken did not look quite as pretty on the plate, but I remember it tasting good at the food tasting prior to our event. The Porter House steak was a custom choice of ours. It looked really good and was very big! We were very happy with our choice of having our reception at Holiday Inn. Planning your wedding is a very stressful thing to do, especially if you do not have any family in the area and are planning it yourself. The staff at Holiday Inn really tries to help out as much as they can. The only unnecessary stress I encountered with Holiday Inn was when they switched the catering manager from Amanda to Pebbles without notifying us. As I mentioned previously, we chose this venue based on Amanda. I found out only 2 months before our wedding of the change and even though Pebbles tried her best to make a smooth transition, I did feel a lot of stress when I was finding out that things I was told by Amanda was not how Pebbles did things. I sometimes felt like I was asking for something special when really it was something I was already promised by the previous catering manager. After we were all on the same page, everything ended up being beautiful. I think the problem I ran into is rare, I was just unlucky with my timing as Holiday Inn changed the person in charge of our wedding from the 6 months we signed the contract to the time of our event. I think Pebbles did a great job with our wedding and will do a great job with your wedding. I can see that she really cares and sees the importance in every small detail. She really wants to do a good job. We attended the food tasting Amanda put together, and although it was nice, there were a bunch of kids there and the food was served buffet style. I saw pictures of Pebbles’ Food Tasting. The atmosphere looked really great, she had vendors bring flowers, do lighting, set the tables, etc, and served the food plated so you can get an idea of what it will feel like at your event. We also used the Potomac Room between our Wedding Ceremony and the Reception for a cultural wedding ritual (of my Husband’s country) and Pebbles exceeded my expectations with this. I really did not expect her to be responsible for anything for this, but she made sure the room was set up to our preference including staging, and even made us a computerized lay out so we could see how it would all look. The day before our wedding we found out there was a problem with our satin napkins. They would not hold a pretty fold, and the fold was falling apart. The staff suggested some less attractive options, but Pebbles made sure that we were happy and they actually ironed the napkins to make sure they provided us with what we wanted. That just goes to show how dedicated Pebbles is and how she truly wants the bride and groom’s day to be perfect. She also offered to send up hors d’oeuvres to our room while we were changing before the reception. I thought that was a very thoughtful gesture. If you will have a large number of guests dancing all night, I suggest you verify what size your dance floor will be. The ballroom may fit your number of guests, but the dance floor may have to be small in order to accommodate all the tables. I know Pebbles and her staff will maximize the space as much as possible, but if the size of the dance floor is something that is important to you, you should check that out before you sign. I also suggest you purchase some uplighting for the ballroom. It can create a romantic (or whatever mood you would like to set) atmosphere. We actually hired a vendor that provided us with lighting that changed during different parts of the reception to create different moods. If you would like lighting, Pebbles can help set that up. We had a sweetheart table on staging with the bride and groom, and then a head table in front of us (floor level) with our 8 member-wedding party. I thought it looked great! We attended a wedding this weekend and the bride, groom, and wedding party were seated at a round table. We could not see them much and we never got a good view of them with the wedding party. I was really happy that Holiday Inn gave us this option. It made for some great photos! We had a great wedding and are very happy how everything turned out. Thank you Pebbles and the rest of the Holiday Inn staff! PS – The Bridal suite is pretty SWEET! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was a fantastic venue. They helped me every step of the way with how I envisioned my wedding. Amanda and Pebbles were such fantastic organizers that helped me have a stress free day.
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was a fantastic venue. They helped me every step of the way with how I envisioned my wedding. Read more...
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was a fantastic venue. They helped me every step of the way with how I envisioned my wedding. Amanda and Pebbles were such fantastic organizers that helped me have a stress free day. Read less
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MissSunshine
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception in Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and we are very pleased with everything! They did an awesome job with the food, the service, decoration and pretty much worked with our budget! Amanda Mowbray is awesome! She is a life saver for a clueless bride like me :)!
We created so many fond memories here!

Thanks Holiday Inn and Thanks Amanda :)!
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We had our wedding reception in Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and we are very pleased with everything! They did an awesome job with the food, the service, decoration and pretty much worked with our budget! Amanda Mowbray is awesome! She is a life saver for a clueless bride like me :)!
We created so many fond memories here!

Thanks Holiday Inn and Thanks Amanda :)! Read less
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carwie
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception went so smooth and was so beautiful! We picked the Holiday Inn because of their package deals and it was high value for the cost. Every question we had was answered in a timely fashion, the whole planning process was made so simple. We were planning our wedding in a short amount of time...3 months...and having an inclusive package (linens, DJ, table decor, cake...even recommended our photographer) made it so easy. We couldn't have been any happier with how everything turned out. Every one had so much fun and couldn't stop talking about how beautiful everything turned out. Thanks to Amanda and her team!!!
Our wedding reception went so smooth and was so beautiful! We picked the Holiday Inn because of their package deals and it Read more...
Our wedding reception went so smooth and was so beautiful! We picked the Holiday Inn because of their package deals and it was high value for the cost. Every question we had was answered in a timely fashion, the whole planning process was made so simple. We were planning our wedding in a short amount of time...3 months...and having an inclusive package (linens, DJ, table decor, cake...even recommended our photographer) made it so easy. We couldn't have been any happier with how everything turned out. Every one had so much fun and couldn't stop talking about how beautiful everything turned out. Thanks to Amanda and her team!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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michelle
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was absolutely wonderful to work with and made my wedding day go PERFECT!!! From the beginning, they were absolutely flexible and were able to accommodate all of our specific requests and made sure everything that we wanted would be included in our package. Amanda was wonderful to work with and was very responsive throughout the entire process with any questions that we had. Would highly recommend-was very pleased!
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was absolutely wonderful to work with and made my wedding day go PERFECT!!! From the Read more...
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was absolutely wonderful to work with and made my wedding day go PERFECT!!! From the beginning, they were absolutely flexible and were able to accommodate all of our specific requests and made sure everything that we wanted would be included in our package. Amanda was wonderful to work with and was very responsive throughout the entire process with any questions that we had. Would highly recommend-was very pleased! Read less
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck.
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melina
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I wish I was able to take some food with me since there was a buffet provided. Overall services was great.
I wish I was able to take some food with me since there was a buffet provided. Overall services was great.
I wish I was able to take some food with me since there was a buffet provided. Overall services was great. Read less
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starlex23
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg did a great job overall with my Wedding. They treated my family with respect and went out of their way to make things happen. Amanda was great and I will recommend her to any and everyone. Thank you Amanda for everything you did!!!!!!
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg did a great job overall with my Wedding. They treated my family with respect and went out of Read more...
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg did a great job overall with my Wedding. They treated my family with respect and went out of their way to make things happen. Amanda was great and I will recommend her to any and everyone. Thank you Amanda for everything you did!!!!!! Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck.
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Erin
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with the Holiday Inn and AMANDA!!! We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding and a brunch and all events were extraordinary! Overall, our wedding was amazing and we enjoyed every minute!! When it comes to the preparations Amanda is always available to help and answer questions, she responds you your calls/emails very quickly and always has an answer. The platinum package is the way to go because everything is included! This makes things easier and less stressful. Amanda made sure all services provided were in order and really listened to what we wanted. Also, the wedding suite that is included was amazing! We would definitely recommend this venue to others for their special day or other events.
We were very pleased with the Holiday Inn and AMANDA!!! We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding and a brunch and all events Read more...
We were very pleased with the Holiday Inn and AMANDA!!! We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding and a brunch and all events were extraordinary! Overall, our wedding was amazing and we enjoyed every minute!! When it comes to the preparations Amanda is always available to help and answer questions, she responds you your calls/emails very quickly and always has an answer. The platinum package is the way to go because everything is included! This makes things easier and less stressful. Amanda made sure all services provided were in order and really listened to what we wanted. Also, the wedding suite that is included was amazing! We would definitely recommend this venue to others for their special day or other events. Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck.
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Party
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
The service was AMAZING! Amanda was right there for us from beginning to end. We hosted our rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony/reception there and everyone had a great time!
Thank You!
The service was AMAZING! Amanda was right there for us from beginning to end. We hosted our rehearsal dinner and wedding Read more...
The service was AMAZING! Amanda was right there for us from beginning to end. We hosted our rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony/reception there and everyone had a great time!
Thank You! Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck.
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Anto&Noushig
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
June 5th, 2010 was the happiest day of our lives. Holiday Inn along with all of the wonderful staff made sure everything went as smooth and perfect as possible. Amanda was the best during the 8 months that we had been planning this great day for. She made the impossible possible for us. The food was great, the service was excellent. Thanks to all of you for making our dream wedding come true. Noushig & Anto
June 5th, 2010 was the happiest day of our lives. Holiday Inn along with all of the wonderful staff made sure everything Read more...
June 5th, 2010 was the happiest day of our lives. Holiday Inn along with all of the wonderful staff made sure everything went as smooth and perfect as possible. Amanda was the best during the 8 months that we had been planning this great day for. She made the impossible possible for us. The food was great, the service was excellent. Thanks to all of you for making our dream wedding come true. Noushig & Anto Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck!
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Chufang151
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding reception at Holiday Inn Gaithersburg on May 22. I must say that this place knows what Customer Service is all about. Hands down they are the best! We worked with Amanda Mowbray throughout the wedding planning process. Amanda is every brides dream for a wedding coordinator. She was very helpful, always accessible and really catered to our needs. She was very easy to work with and extremely nice. And she doesn't push you beyond your limits. We were on an extremely tight budget, but I wanted to order the chair covers and sash to add extra touch to the decoration. Instead of pushing me to spend spend spend, she gave me the options to use their newly purchased chairs to save some money. I thought that was a really nice gesture. And she also graciously stored my wedding gown prior to checking in to my bridal suite since I didnt want to transport it from my house back and forth.
The food at our reception was also delicious. We had a buffet style reception and ordered salmon, london broil, candied carrots, potatoes, and salad. I must say that the salmon was moist and perfectly cooked and the london broil was really tender. We were really satisfied with their catering department. We had a few vegetarian guests and they also catered to their needs. And one thing that really touched me was that one of our guests has celiac disease and they went all out to prepare her meal that was gluten free. How amazing is that? They really outdid themselves.
Since our reception ended at 4, we had to continue partying. So we rented O'Malleys, which is a pub restaurant on the basement of the Holiday Inn. Amanda helped me get this venue set up as well. We had our DJ set up the Karaoke and his spinning table so that the guests can sing and dance at the same time. We also had pick up foods and I must say those little burgers were to die for! James, the restaurant manager was very gracious and nice to us as well. I almost felt like we were so demanding. But he was so patient. We really tore the place apart. I meant in a good way.
Our over all experience at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was amazing. We were really satisfied with the services they have provided. And Amanda and her team are amazing! So don't look any further, Holiday Inn has everything you need. We really had a great time and all our guests can't stop talking about how an awesome party we had, starting from the reception to the After Party.
To the Team of Holiday Inn, thank you for making everything satisfying for us. And especially to Amanda, it was a pleasure working with you and thank you so much.

One Satisfied Bride,
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We just had our wedding reception at Holiday Inn Gaithersburg on May 22. I must say that this place knows what Customer Read more...
We just had our wedding reception at Holiday Inn Gaithersburg on May 22. I must say that this place knows what Customer Service is all about. Hands down they are the best! We worked with Amanda Mowbray throughout the wedding planning process. Amanda is every brides dream for a wedding coordinator. She was very helpful, always accessible and really catered to our needs. She was very easy to work with and extremely nice. And she doesn't push you beyond your limits. We were on an extremely tight budget, but I wanted to order the chair covers and sash to add extra touch to the decoration. Instead of pushing me to spend spend spend, she gave me the options to use their newly purchased chairs to save some money. I thought that was a really nice gesture. And she also graciously stored my wedding gown prior to checking in to my bridal suite since I didnt want to transport it from my house back and forth.
The food at our reception was also delicious. We had a buffet style reception and ordered salmon, london broil, candied carrots, potatoes, and salad. I must say that the salmon was moist and perfectly cooked and the london broil was really tender. We were really satisfied with their catering department. We had a few vegetarian guests and they also catered to their needs. And one thing that really touched me was that one of our guests has celiac disease and they went all out to prepare her meal that was gluten free. How amazing is that? They really outdid themselves.
Since our reception ended at 4, we had to continue partying. So we rented O'Malleys, which is a pub restaurant on the basement of the Holiday Inn. Amanda helped me get this venue set up as well. We had our DJ set up the Karaoke and his spinning table so that the guests can sing and dance at the same time. We also had pick up foods and I must say those little burgers were to die for! James, the restaurant manager was very gracious and nice to us as well. I almost felt like we were so demanding. But he was so patient. We really tore the place apart. I meant in a good way.
Our over all experience at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg was amazing. We were really satisfied with the services they have provided. And Amanda and her team are amazing! So don't look any further, Holiday Inn has everything you need. We really had a great time and all our guests can't stop talking about how an awesome party we had, starting from the reception to the After Party.
To the Team of Holiday Inn, thank you for making everything satisfying for us. And especially to Amanda, it was a pleasure working with you and thank you so much.

One Satisfied Bride,
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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck!
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Pam
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg provided a lovely event for My Daughters Wedding Reception. Every detail went exactly as planned, the food was great , the service was great, and everyone had a wonderful time!!! Amanda and the entire staff were professional and attentive to all the little details that really made all the difference.
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg provided a lovely event for My Daughters Wedding Reception. Every detail went exactly as Read more...
The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg provided a lovely event for My Daughters Wedding Reception. Every detail went exactly as planned, the food was great , the service was great, and everyone had a wonderful time!!! Amanda and the entire staff were professional and attentive to all the little details that really made all the difference. Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish your family all the best.
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kusmiskis
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda was great to work with. We only had the reception at the Holiday Inn and it was everything that my daughter wanted and more. Everyone siad that everything was nice and the meal was wonderful. I had another daughter and when she gets married we will for sure have the reception at the Holiday Inn in gaithersburg. Also i would want to work with Amanda.
Amanda was great to work with. We only had the reception at the Holiday Inn and it was everything that my daughter wanted Read more...
Amanda was great to work with. We only had the reception at the Holiday Inn and it was everything that my daughter wanted and more. Everyone siad that everything was nice and the meal was wonderful. I had another daughter and when she gets married we will for sure have the reception at the Holiday Inn in gaithersburg. Also i would want to work with Amanda. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We wish your family all the best.
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candih1987
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
This is a great venue for wedding receptions!! They are extremely flexible and were willing to work within my budget and give me exactly what I wanted! The cost was very reasonable and the service during the actual event was GREAT!
This is a great venue for wedding receptions!! They are extremely flexible and were willing to work within my budget and Read more...
This is a great venue for wedding receptions!! They are extremely flexible and were willing to work within my budget and give me exactly what I wanted! The cost was very reasonable and the service during the actual event was GREAT! Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck.
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STACE8961
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn In Gaithersburg did an awesome job. They offer a great package and they are way better priced then the other hotels in the area. I highly recommend this as a reception venue. We got the Platinum package and we were very pleased. The service by the wedding coordinater and other management that were helpful to us during the planning process was great. The reception was amazing. The food was wonderful. the bridal suite is beautiful.

The only thing I would complain about is if you are staying over night and decide to continue your party after the reception ends in O'Malleys (The bar in the basement of the Hotel) I wouldn't recommend it. The bartenders were extremely rude. I would recommend using the Maryland Room which is a complimentary room with tables that is included in the Platinum package to have drinks after the reception instead of spending money in O'Malleys for bad unfriendly service.
The Holiday Inn In Gaithersburg did an awesome job. They offer a great package and they are way better priced then the Read more...
The Holiday Inn In Gaithersburg did an awesome job. They offer a great package and they are way better priced then the other hotels in the area. I highly recommend this as a reception venue. We got the Platinum package and we were very pleased. The service by the wedding coordinater and other management that were helpful to us during the planning process was great. The reception was amazing. The food was wonderful. the bridal suite is beautiful.

The only thing I would complain about is if you are staying over night and decide to continue your party after the reception ends in O'Malleys (The bar in the basement of the Hotel) I wouldn't recommend it. The bartenders were extremely rude. I would recommend using the Maryland Room which is a complimentary room with tables that is included in the Platinum package to have drinks after the reception instead of spending money in O'Malleys for bad unfriendly service. Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We apologize for the service in O'Malleys. We strive to have every guest leave happy and wanting to come back.
We wish you both the best of luck.
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BondGirl007
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn set up everything exactly the way I asked. Everything looked absolutely beautiful and our wedding guests really enjoyed themselves!
The Holiday Inn set up everything exactly the way I asked. Everything looked absolutely beautiful and our wedding guests Read more...
The Holiday Inn set up everything exactly the way I asked. Everything looked absolutely beautiful and our wedding guests really enjoyed themselves! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck!
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Amanda was very flexible and willing to meet all of our needs. She allowed the bride (our daughter) to use the bridal suite ahead of time to dress there. We had the Meeting Room for our guests to gather after the reception. Her staff were very gracious and considerate in packing up our gifts and supplies. We had a lot of comments on how good the food was.

Definitely I would highly recommend this Holiday Inn and especially Amanda to all my friends not only for a wedding reception but also for meetings.

Amanda was very prompt in responding and just a great person to work with.

Thanks Amanda

Carla
Amanda was very flexible and willing to meet all of our needs. She allowed the bride (our daughter) to use the bridal Read more...
Amanda was very flexible and willing to meet all of our needs. She allowed the bride (our daughter) to use the bridal suite ahead of time to dress there. We had the Meeting Room for our guests to gather after the reception. Her staff were very gracious and considerate in packing up our gifts and supplies. We had a lot of comments on how good the food was.

Definitely I would highly recommend this Holiday Inn and especially Amanda to all my friends not only for a wedding reception but also for meetings.

Amanda was very prompt in responding and just a great person to work with.

Thanks Amanda

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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck!
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Julie
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more pleased, my reception at the Holiday Inn was remarkable, Amanda was wonderful she helped us on every little detail, I relied on her expertise since i did not have a coordinator, everything turned out perfect, my guests were very pleased, the food was delicious , the setting and decoration was simply faboulous, not to mention the chocolate foundue provided by the venue, was to die for.
I could not have been more pleased, my reception at the Holiday Inn was remarkable, Amanda was wonderful she helped us on Read more...
I could not have been more pleased, my reception at the Holiday Inn was remarkable, Amanda was wonderful she helped us on every little detail, I relied on her expertise since i did not have a coordinator, everything turned out perfect, my guests were very pleased, the food was delicious , the setting and decoration was simply faboulous, not to mention the chocolate foundue provided by the venue, was to die for. Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish you both the best of luck!
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Nickie
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
My experience with the Holiday Inn, most specifically with Amanda Mowbray, was exceptional. She worked with me throughout the wedding planning process to ensure that I had the wedding reception that I envisioned. She was easily accessible and willing to go above and beyond what I needed. Her professionalism is astounding and I would highly recommend using the Holiday Inn (and already have as a friend of mine is already booked for a reception in May) through Amanda! One upgrade that I would make in the future (which had nothing to do with Amanda) would be for your bar staff to card. There was a minor served at my wedding after I had specifically warned the staff to please card knowing that this may be an issue. Unfortunately they did not card and continued to serve him even after being made aware by a family member of mine that he was underage. This was disappointing as it resulted in his removal from the reception. In the future, I would highly recommend speaking to the bar staff regarding this manner. The DJ (Electra-Josh Levine), was incredible! He really made the evening enjoyable and was very in tune with the crowd and their needs. He was easy going, yet highly professional and easily accessible. The cake (through Custom Cake Design) was phenomenal! My experience dealing with the staff there was pleasant. The food for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding as provided by the Holiday Inn was of great quality! Overall, we were very pleased! Most specifically with Amanda Mowbray, our coordinator!
My experience with the Holiday Inn, most specifically with Amanda Mowbray, was exceptional. She worked with me throughout Read more...
My experience with the Holiday Inn, most specifically with Amanda Mowbray, was exceptional. She worked with me throughout the wedding planning process to ensure that I had the wedding reception that I envisioned. She was easily accessible and willing to go above and beyond what I needed. Her professionalism is astounding and I would highly recommend using the Holiday Inn (and already have as a friend of mine is already booked for a reception in May) through Amanda! One upgrade that I would make in the future (which had nothing to do with Amanda) would be for your bar staff to card. There was a minor served at my wedding after I had specifically warned the staff to please card knowing that this may be an issue. Unfortunately they did not card and continued to serve him even after being made aware by a family member of mine that he was underage. This was disappointing as it resulted in his removal from the reception. In the future, I would highly recommend speaking to the bar staff regarding this manner. The DJ (Electra-Josh Levine), was incredible! He really made the evening enjoyable and was very in tune with the crowd and their needs. He was easy going, yet highly professional and easily accessible. The cake (through Custom Cake Design) was phenomenal! My experience dealing with the staff there was pleasant. The food for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding as provided by the Holiday Inn was of great quality! Overall, we were very pleased! Most specifically with Amanda Mowbray, our coordinator! Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very happy that we made your day a "phenomenal" experience for you and your guests. We were made aware of your one service issue that evening. All of our bartenders are "TIPS" Certified" for responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol. Thank you again for your comments and we wish both much future happiness!
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jl1159
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Great place to get married.
Great place to get married.
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

We think so too! Best of luck to you!
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SB1975
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding and reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. I also stayed at the hotel during my wedding weekend and a special discount was given to my guests for staying in the hotel as well. The bridal suite was very spacious and attractive. The hotel even let us get into the room a day early for a little extra fee, since I didn't want to have to switch rooms during my stay.

Pam the catering manager was so helpful and made sure everything went smoothly for my wedding. She even recommended the dj and another musician (Flynnatra) for my reception music and both turned out great. She was always available by e-mail or phone if I had a question or needed advice.

The chef went out of his way to make a fantastic vegetable wellington for my husband, myself and our other vegetarian guests that was a hit with everyone who tried it.

I would highly recommend the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The entire weekend was a great value and the service was terrific. All of my out of town guests felt very welcome and comfortable during their stay.
I had my wedding and reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. I also stayed at the hotel during my wedding weekend and a Read more...
I had my wedding and reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. I also stayed at the hotel during my wedding weekend and a special discount was given to my guests for staying in the hotel as well. The bridal suite was very spacious and attractive. The hotel even let us get into the room a day early for a little extra fee, since I didn't want to have to switch rooms during my stay.

Pam the catering manager was so helpful and made sure everything went smoothly for my wedding. She even recommended the dj and another musician (Flynnatra) for my reception music and both turned out great. She was always available by e-mail or phone if I had a question or needed advice.

The chef went out of his way to make a fantastic vegetable wellington for my husband, myself and our other vegetarian guests that was a hit with everyone who tried it.

I would highly recommend the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The entire weekend was a great value and the service was terrific. All of my out of town guests felt very welcome and comfortable during their stay. Read less
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Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your excellent review! Best of luck to you both!
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mary
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.9/5.0
Amanda Mowbray was awesome. She helped us make great choices and guided us the whole way. The food was wonderfull and the cake out of this world. all of our guests had a great time and everything was perfect. HIGHLY reccommend this faciilty.
Amanda Mowbray was awesome. She helped us make great choices and guided us the whole way. The food was wonderfull and the Read more...
Amanda Mowbray was awesome. She helped us make great choices and guided us the whole way. The food was wonderfull and the cake out of this world. all of our guests had a great time and everything was perfect. HIGHLY reccommend this faciilty. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
11/10/2007
4.9/5.0
We worked with Amanda Mowbray to arrange the reception, including where everyone would be or what event would take place at any given hour or half-hour, who our DJ would be, the food that would be served, the decorations, the table placement--everything. Our time spent with her showed us that she cared very much about making the reception go smoothly and she was very personable in her interactions with us. At the time of the reception, there were guests who we did not know were coming, and other guests we were expecting who could not make it, and fairly quickly, things were rearranged. One criticism we have: Fees were worked out at that time as well, because of the last-minute guests, which we were not really in a frame of mind to handle at that point. (Later, we got things all squared away when it was figured that about the same number of uninvited guests came as places for guests who could not come.) Overall, we were very happy with the way everything went.
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We worked with Amanda Mowbray to arrange the reception, including where everyone would be or what event would take place at any given hour or half-hour, who our DJ would be, the food that would be served, the decorations, the table placement--everything. Our time spent with her showed us that she cared very much about making the reception go smoothly and she was very personable in her interactions with us. At the time of the reception, there were guests who we did not know were coming, and other guests we were expecting who could not make it, and fairly quickly, things were rearranged. One criticism we have: Fees were worked out at that time as well, because of the last-minute guests, which we were not really in a frame of mind to handle at that point. (Later, we got things all squared away when it was figured that about the same number of uninvited guests came as places for guests who could not come.) Overall, we were very happy with the way everything went. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your great review. We are very happy that we could make this very important day a success! Best luck to you both!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/15/2013
4.8/5.0
Great venue in an easy to reach location. The package prices are some of the best in the area and they are flexible with the package options. A lot of venues had set add-ons in their packages with things we didn't need. The cake vendor they use is excellent with low prices, but it's not required to go through them. Staff was professional and courteous the day of, my only complaint is that during the planning process, it was sometimes a bit of a struggle trying to get in contact with the hotel coordinator. Other than that, it's a good venue. I would recommend.
Great venue in an easy to reach location. The package prices are some of the best in the area and they are flexible with Read more...
Great venue in an easy to reach location. The package prices are some of the best in the area and they are flexible with the package options. A lot of venues had set add-ons in their packages with things we didn't need. The cake vendor they use is excellent with low prices, but it's not required to go through them. Staff was professional and courteous the day of, my only complaint is that during the planning process, it was sometimes a bit of a struggle trying to get in contact with the hotel coordinator. Other than that, it's a good venue. I would recommend. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.8/5.0
Pebbles could not have been more wonderful, she truly did all she possibly could to make the day go beautifully. The reception was wonderful, the catered meals were excellent, although I have heard that the vendor meals were not very good, which I would advise looking into, because a happy photographer makes for better pictures. Overall, however, I was very happy with how the evening went, and would definitely recommend this location for a wedding.
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Pebbles could not have been more wonderful, she truly did all she possibly could to make the day go beautifully. The reception was wonderful, the catered meals were excellent, although I have heard that the vendor meals were not very good, which I would advise looking into, because a happy photographer makes for better pictures. Overall, however, I was very happy with how the evening went, and would definitely recommend this location for a wedding. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
4/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Overall, my experience with the Holiday Inn was fantastic and I would definitely recommend this venue for anyone who is on a budget but still wants to have a very nice wedding. We paid a VERY reasonable price per person without having to sacrifice anything.

We chose the platinum package, which was adjusted since we didn't want the chair covers. The package included food, open bar for 4 hours, and cocktail hour. We used their recommended florist, Edge, but had to pay extra money to upgrade the centerpieces that were included. Be forewarned about this...when we signed the contract I was under the impression that the centerpieces included were what I wanted (low vases, packed flowers, no greenery), but they were not. The recommended DJ, from Electra Entertainment, was also fantastic the day of the wedding. The cake, from Custom Cakes, was delicious- even better than the day of the tasting. It was so nice to use the package, because Pebbles coordinated the delivery of all the services directly with the vendors and I didn't have to worry about any of those logistics the day of the wedding.

We started working with Amanda when we signed our contract. She moved to a different position and we were surprised to learn that Pebbles would coordinate our wedding. I heard wonderful things about Amanda, so at first I wasn't very happy. BUT, I must say that I am pleased we worked with Pebbles. She was so friendly, very responsive, and I really trusted that she would execute my vision. She did a great job helping with the flow of events and setup the day of, and we really appreciate everything she did for us. Pebbles is wonderful!

I only have two things that could have been better. I heard from some guests (including my mom's table) that their food was cold. The catering staff took the food and heated it for anyone told them of the issue, and everyone said the food was delicious, but the food should all be warm the first go round. Also, the meals were plated incorrectly. We requested chicken with carrots and potatoes and salmon with rice and veggies. The staff plated the sides with the wrong meat. All the food was tasty, but wasn't presented properly. We were able to get the carrots and potatoes we wanted at the sweetheart table, but the other guests meals were off. We printed one menu tent per table- thankfully we didn't put a menu at each table. This error may not have gone unnoticed if we put a menu at each place setting.

P.S. The bridal suite is amazing. It was perfect for getting ready with the bridal party before the wedding. It was great knowing we could just roll upstairs after a night of fun, dancing, and drinking. And brunch the next morning was great.
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Overall, my experience with the Holiday Inn was fantastic and I would definitely recommend this venue for anyone who is on a budget but still wants to have a very nice wedding. We paid a VERY reasonable price per person without having to sacrifice anything.

We chose the platinum package, which was adjusted since we didn't want the chair covers. The package included food, open bar for 4 hours, and cocktail hour. We used their recommended florist, Edge, but had to pay extra money to upgrade the centerpieces that were included. Be forewarned about this...when we signed the contract I was under the impression that the centerpieces included were what I wanted (low vases, packed flowers, no greenery), but they were not. The recommended DJ, from Electra Entertainment, was also fantastic the day of the wedding. The cake, from Custom Cakes, was delicious- even better than the day of the tasting. It was so nice to use the package, because Pebbles coordinated the delivery of all the services directly with the vendors and I didn't have to worry about any of those logistics the day of the wedding.

We started working with Amanda when we signed our contract. She moved to a different position and we were surprised to learn that Pebbles would coordinate our wedding. I heard wonderful things about Amanda, so at first I wasn't very happy. BUT, I must say that I am pleased we worked with Pebbles. She was so friendly, very responsive, and I really trusted that she would execute my vision. She did a great job helping with the flow of events and setup the day of, and we really appreciate everything she did for us. Pebbles is wonderful!

I only have two things that could have been better. I heard from some guests (including my mom's table) that their food was cold. The catering staff took the food and heated it for anyone told them of the issue, and everyone said the food was delicious, but the food should all be warm the first go round. Also, the meals were plated incorrectly. We requested chicken with carrots and potatoes and salmon with rice and veggies. The staff plated the sides with the wrong meat. All the food was tasty, but wasn't presented properly. We were able to get the carrots and potatoes we wanted at the sweetheart table, but the other guests meals were off. We printed one menu tent per table- thankfully we didn't put a menu at each table. This error may not have gone unnoticed if we put a menu at each place setting.

P.S. The bridal suite is amazing. It was perfect for getting ready with the bridal party before the wedding. It was great knowing we could just roll upstairs after a night of fun, dancing, and drinking. And brunch the next morning was great. Read less
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shahzad
Wedding:
10/7/2011
4.8/5.0
Pebbles,
You are the best, all it took me to be tension free was to communicate, to ask her any little questions that I had. Pebbles is very efficient and on top on things. Everything went the way we had discussed. The Holiday Inn, servers that I had to hire separately in addition to what the contract offered were outstanding. My wedding was a Pakistani wedding and I experienced just peace and love.
Keep up the good work Pebbles.

God Bless,
Mr. and Mrs. Masih
Pebbles,
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Pebbles,
You are the best, all it took me to be tension free was to communicate, to ask her any little questions that I had. Pebbles is very efficient and on top on things. Everything went the way we had discussed. The Holiday Inn, servers that I had to hire separately in addition to what the contract offered were outstanding. My wedding was a Pakistani wedding and I experienced just peace and love.
Keep up the good work Pebbles.

God Bless,
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smorel
Wedding:
7/8/2011
4.8/5.0
When we told people that we were having our reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, we only heard good things! They were all true!

Pebbles Kolle was AMAZING to work with!!! She was very attentive and responsive. She answered all my questions, addressed all my concerns and made our wedding reception planning very easy.
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When we told people that we were having our reception at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, we only heard good things! They were all true!

Pebbles Kolle was AMAZING to work with!!! She was very attentive and responsive. She answered all my questions, addressed all my concerns and made our wedding reception planning very easy. Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.8/5.0
The food was great! The service was excellent! They did a great job decorating and everything met my expectations! I was very pleased!
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The food was great! The service was excellent! They did a great job decorating and everything met my expectations! I was very pleased! Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
11/15/2013
4.6/5.0
On November 15th 2013 I held my Wedding/Reception at the Holiday Inn. Roxanne Cabotaje was my Event Specialist and she was amazing. My experience with the Holiday Inn was superior; I appreciated your flexibility as we made constant changes throughout the planning process and the professionalism from all of the staff I encountered. The food was delicious as well as the recommended cake vendor. I especially liked that we could choose only the add-ons we wanted; a lot of other venues had expensive packages that included a bunch of things I didn't want/need. The inside of the hotel is beautiful and I was proud to have my event there at the Holiday Inn. I would highly recommend Holiday Inn for anyone looking for an event venue. Thanks for all of your help!


Tiffany Ford-Lear
On November 15th 2013 I held my Wedding/Reception at the Holiday Inn. Roxanne Cabotaje was my Event Specialist and she was Read more...
On November 15th 2013 I held my Wedding/Reception at the Holiday Inn. Roxanne Cabotaje was my Event Specialist and she was amazing. My experience with the Holiday Inn was superior; I appreciated your flexibility as we made constant changes throughout the planning process and the professionalism from all of the staff I encountered. The food was delicious as well as the recommended cake vendor. I especially liked that we could choose only the add-ons we wanted; a lot of other venues had expensive packages that included a bunch of things I didn't want/need. The inside of the hotel is beautiful and I was proud to have my event there at the Holiday Inn. I would highly recommend Holiday Inn for anyone looking for an event venue. Thanks for all of your help!


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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.6/5.0
Pebbles was a pleasure to work with. She was always helpful and ready to be a part of the planning process. You could tell she truly cared about what she did and making sure you were happy.
The only downside was our event date had changed from the original one that was set due to another contract that superseded ours and if it wasn't for the fact that I loved Pebbles I probably would have looked for another venue.
The food was ok. I would definitely recommend doing a duo, or just having another option to choose from for our guests. The Chicken Champagne for some reason didn't taste the same as it did at the tasting.
The Bridal Suite that is included with the package was AMAZING!!!!!
Thank you for helping make our day special.
Pebbles was a pleasure to work with. She was always helpful and ready to be a part of the planning process. You could tell Read more...
Pebbles was a pleasure to work with. She was always helpful and ready to be a part of the planning process. You could tell she truly cared about what she did and making sure you were happy.
The only downside was our event date had changed from the original one that was set due to another contract that superseded ours and if it wasn't for the fact that I loved Pebbles I probably would have looked for another venue.
The food was ok. I would definitely recommend doing a duo, or just having another option to choose from for our guests. The Chicken Champagne for some reason didn't taste the same as it did at the tasting.
The Bridal Suite that is included with the package was AMAZING!!!!!
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Lula
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.6/5.0
Being a same-sex couple, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how well we were received and attended to. Amanda was outstanding and assisted/attended to our every need. We had an initial issue with the cake company that came with our package, but Amanda quickly handled the situation and all went well after that. My wife and I were constantly complimented on the decorations, cake and the services that were provided with our package. It was a great value and i would reccommend Holiday Inn to all my friends.
Being a same-sex couple, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how well we were received and attended to. Amanda was Read more...
Being a same-sex couple, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how well we were received and attended to. Amanda was outstanding and assisted/attended to our every need. We had an initial issue with the cake company that came with our package, but Amanda quickly handled the situation and all went well after that. My wife and I were constantly complimented on the decorations, cake and the services that were provided with our package. It was a great value and i would reccommend Holiday Inn to all my friends. Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.6/5.0
The wedding planner was very approachable and very flexible (especially in terms of type of food, number of expected guests and configuration of the reception room). I especially appreciated how she put my daughter (the bride to be at ease). The Holiday Inn platinum package is a real deal (a number of guest commented on how pretty the silk seat covers were.)

Having said that, it would have been helpful to have the Holiday Inn wedding planner help with lining up the wedding party and distributing their flowers right before the ceremony. It got a little bit chaotic right before the ceremony.

In terms of the catering, I think the bar staff should have been more flexible and dispensed a soft drink during dinner hour if one of the guests requested it. Also the wait staff neglected to inform some of the parent of children that their were children's meals availailable
The wedding planner was very approachable and very flexible (especially in terms of type of food, number of expected Read more...
The wedding planner was very approachable and very flexible (especially in terms of type of food, number of expected guests and configuration of the reception room). I especially appreciated how she put my daughter (the bride to be at ease). The Holiday Inn platinum package is a real deal (a number of guest commented on how pretty the silk seat covers were.)

Having said that, it would have been helpful to have the Holiday Inn wedding planner help with lining up the wedding party and distributing their flowers right before the ceremony. It got a little bit chaotic right before the ceremony.

In terms of the catering, I think the bar staff should have been more flexible and dispensed a soft drink during dinner hour if one of the guests requested it. Also the wait staff neglected to inform some of the parent of children that their were children's meals availailable Read less
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Ogletree
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.6/5.0
Amanda was simply wonderful to work with. She was very professional and punctual with responding to any questions or concerns we had. I would highly recommend any new engaged couple to have the reception at this venue. The decor and hospitality was great and we couldn't have asked for more. The price you pay verses the services you receive are above average and we were very pleased. Amanda not only was responsive but was actaully more of a confident as she guided us throught this process. With her great attitude and upbeat personality it made it easy for us on our wedding day as we trusted that she would have everything to run smoothly.

Brian and Turisa Ogletree-
Amanda was simply wonderful to work with. She was very professional and punctual with responding to any questions or Read more...
Amanda was simply wonderful to work with. She was very professional and punctual with responding to any questions or concerns we had. I would highly recommend any new engaged couple to have the reception at this venue. The decor and hospitality was great and we couldn't have asked for more. The price you pay verses the services you receive are above average and we were very pleased. Amanda not only was responsive but was actaully more of a confident as she guided us throught this process. With her great attitude and upbeat personality it made it easy for us on our wedding day as we trusted that she would have everything to run smoothly.

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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Fidel
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.6/5.0
All the wedding services provided were excellent; this venue was a great value for the money and very professionally managed. Although we had a slight problem with the shower in our room, the staff was professional, attentive, and flexible in working with us around this issue. However, the front desk manager on Sunday (29JUNE) was very rude and not cooperative in helping us to resolve the remaining issues with our room. Other than that, we had a great experience with the Holiday Inn and would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a great place to host an event.
All the wedding services provided were excellent; this venue was a great value for the money and very professionally Read more...
All the wedding services provided were excellent; this venue was a great value for the money and very professionally managed. Although we had a slight problem with the shower in our room, the staff was professional, attentive, and flexible in working with us around this issue. However, the front desk manager on Sunday (29JUNE) was very rude and not cooperative in helping us to resolve the remaining issues with our room. Other than that, we had a great experience with the Holiday Inn and would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a great place to host an event. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel and catering facilities! We appreciate your candid comments and have taken measures to correct the experience you had with your guest room. Best of luck to your both!
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faithmp5
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.5/5.0
First, I only had my reception there not the ceremony. Overall they did an amazing job. There were a few small things that could have been better. One is that we had a bagel station and they forgot to put out the cream cheese however it was fixed pretty quickly was guests mentioned it to the staff. Another is that there were no plates put on the omelette station which just was a pain but not that big of a deal. My guest book was kept on a table outside the reception room despite my asking it be brought into the reception room. I feel like a lot of guests did not sign because they did not know where it was and that was dissapointing. The only other thing is that the staff never directed anyone from the cocktail hour to the reception room. My family, myself, and wedding party had to do it and that was very frustrating because the hotel staff was supposed to take care of that. Despite this they did an amazing job and I woul do it all over again with them. Pebbles and Amanda were great and responsive at every turn. The hotel was very flexible in accomadating for what we wanted. Really a fantastic venue overall.
First, I only had my reception there not the ceremony. Overall they did an amazing job. There were a few small things that Read more...
First, I only had my reception there not the ceremony. Overall they did an amazing job. There were a few small things that could have been better. One is that we had a bagel station and they forgot to put out the cream cheese however it was fixed pretty quickly was guests mentioned it to the staff. Another is that there were no plates put on the omelette station which just was a pain but not that big of a deal. My guest book was kept on a table outside the reception room despite my asking it be brought into the reception room. I feel like a lot of guests did not sign because they did not know where it was and that was dissapointing. The only other thing is that the staff never directed anyone from the cocktail hour to the reception room. My family, myself, and wedding party had to do it and that was very frustrating because the hotel staff was supposed to take care of that. Despite this they did an amazing job and I woul do it all over again with them. Pebbles and Amanda were great and responsive at every turn. The hotel was very flexible in accomadating for what we wanted. Really a fantastic venue overall. Read less
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wickedzephy
Wedding:
3/12/2005
4.5/5.0
Pam Luben, our wedding coordinator, was exceptional! She paid attention to every detail and thought of things that even I didn't. I would HIGHLY reccommend this hotel for your reception. The fod was delicious and the cake was very tasty!
Pam Luben, our wedding coordinator, was exceptional! She paid attention to every detail and thought of things that even I Read more...
Pam Luben, our wedding coordinator, was exceptional! She paid attention to every detail and thought of things that even I didn't. I would HIGHLY reccommend this hotel for your reception. The fod was delicious and the cake was very tasty! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your awesome review and great reccommendation!
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dsavoca
Wedding:
3/28/2010
4.1/5.0
I really enjoyed working with Amanda. She made our wedding planning process easy!
There were only two things I would change about our wedding day experience.

1. The Holiday Inn associates did not cue the dj, so our wedding ceremony music was not played as it was supposed to be.

2. When I got to the Holiday Inn, my wedding suite wasn't ready. I had to wait in the lobby for 15 minutes with my vail on and my mother and daughters waiting. That caused extra stress.
I really enjoyed working with Amanda. She made our wedding planning process easy!
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I really enjoyed working with Amanda. She made our wedding planning process easy!
There were only two things I would change about our wedding day experience.

1. The Holiday Inn associates did not cue the dj, so our wedding ceremony music was not played as it was supposed to be.

2. When I got to the Holiday Inn, my wedding suite wasn't ready. I had to wait in the lobby for 15 minutes with my vail on and my mother and daughters waiting. That caused extra stress. Read less
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Coco
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.0/5.0
Had a great time with Roxanne and later Pam. They provided the all inclusive package and overall it was great even though I had some bumps in the road with the hotels preferred vendors. Holiday Inn Gaithersburg did a nice job and all my family & guest were very happy.
Had a great time with Roxanne and later Pam. They provided the all inclusive package and overall it was great even though Read more...
Had a great time with Roxanne and later Pam. They provided the all inclusive package and overall it was great even though I had some bumps in the road with the hotels preferred vendors. Holiday Inn Gaithersburg did a nice job and all my family & guest were very happy. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

It was wonderful to work with you! Please let us know if we can asist you in planning any other events you may have going forward. Birthdays, anniversaries, Holiday Parties!
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Coco
Wedding:
3/22/2014
3.9/5.0
I enjoyed working with the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The food was awesome. Beautiful rooms for all my guest. The staff worked hard to make it a great day.
I used there vendors as that was the package I bought. DJ that was Electra Entertainment- great music but the owner Josh was not easy to work with. Josh is a last minute guy- I wanted to get all my music details done a few weeks in advance since I'd already paid in full but he waited until 2 days before my wedding. Flower vendor was paragon event design- flowers were beautiful but owner Yasmin wanted to push her vision of my day and not mine. After I made it crystal clear that this was my day things worked out better. Photography vendor was J. Harris. He made my day complete. The easiest part of the entire process.

Over all a good experience but I wish the hotel had better music and flower vendors.
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I enjoyed working with the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The food was awesome. Beautiful rooms for all my guest. The staff worked hard to make it a great day.
I used there vendors as that was the package I bought. DJ that was Electra Entertainment- great music but the owner Josh was not easy to work with. Josh is a last minute guy- I wanted to get all my music details done a few weeks in advance since I'd already paid in full but he waited until 2 days before my wedding. Flower vendor was paragon event design- flowers were beautiful but owner Yasmin wanted to push her vision of my day and not mine. After I made it crystal clear that this was my day things worked out better. Photography vendor was J. Harris. He made my day complete. The easiest part of the entire process.

Over all a good experience but I wish the hotel had better music and flower vendors. Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
4/16/2011
3.9/5.0
Everything worked out well. It was a nice venue, Amanda worked very hard for and with us. she was a pleasure to work with. It was only until the actualy wedding where in our eyes we noticed the staff dropped the ball a few times. The cake cutting process and getting supplies prepared ahead of time wasn't very organized, the lighting was way too dark (we didn't take/have the time to make adjustments with the staff), there was not enough seats set out during the ceremony so about 10 guests had to stand. But nothing killed the show, the guests enjoyed their time and didn't have any complaints. So I'd recommend them and we would just make sure those adjustments are made.
Everything worked out well. It was a nice venue, Amanda worked very hard for and with us. she was a pleasure to work with. Read more...
Everything worked out well. It was a nice venue, Amanda worked very hard for and with us. she was a pleasure to work with. It was only until the actualy wedding where in our eyes we noticed the staff dropped the ball a few times. The cake cutting process and getting supplies prepared ahead of time wasn't very organized, the lighting was way too dark (we didn't take/have the time to make adjustments with the staff), there was not enough seats set out during the ceremony so about 10 guests had to stand. But nothing killed the show, the guests enjoyed their time and didn't have any complaints. So I'd recommend them and we would just make sure those adjustments are made. Read less
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crystal32484
Wedding:
6/23/2007
3.7/5.0
Overall the reception was great. They decorated just the way I had requested. I just wish my "planner" had stepped in and helped the transitions a little bit better. Chicken marsala didnt have the same taste as the tasteing. Serlion was amazing though. I chose not to have rice and was able to substitute a vegie tray. Was disappointed that I only recieved one vegie tray for 100 people to snack on. Some people didnt even know it was there. I didn't know it was there untill I walked to the back corner of the room to talk to someone. Overall was happy though. For someone like me whose buget was SMALLLLLL. Great value.
Overall the reception was great. They decorated just the way I had requested. I just wish my "planner" had stepped in and Read more...
Overall the reception was great. They decorated just the way I had requested. I just wish my "planner" had stepped in and helped the transitions a little bit better. Chicken marsala didnt have the same taste as the tasteing. Serlion was amazing though. I chose not to have rice and was able to substitute a vegie tray. Was disappointed that I only recieved one vegie tray for 100 people to snack on. Some people didnt even know it was there. I didn't know it was there untill I walked to the back corner of the room to talk to someone. Overall was happy though. For someone like me whose buget was SMALLLLLL. Great value. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel. Our wedding packages are truly flexible so you are able exchange many items to make sure you and your guests are happy. Thank you again and best of luck to you both!
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sweetlaney
Wedding:
9/2/2007
3.5/5.0
We secured Holiday Inn for our wedding ceremony/reception venue since we wanted everything in one place. The ballroom reservation was a cinch to reserve, but the planning and the meetings took months of to work out until the last month before the wedding were we able to get everything on in agreeable sense.

If you're interested in this hotel, call ahead and set up an appointment. The earlier you do it, the better chance you have of securing the date you want. Calling is always the best method. Emails can sometimes be confusing, so it's best to either call or meet face to face.
We secured Holiday Inn for our wedding ceremony/reception venue since we wanted everything in one place. The ballroom Read more...
We secured Holiday Inn for our wedding ceremony/reception venue since we wanted everything in one place. The ballroom reservation was a cinch to reserve, but the planning and the meetings took months of to work out until the last month before the wedding were we able to get everything on in agreeable sense.

If you're interested in this hotel, call ahead and set up an appointment. The earlier you do it, the better chance you have of securing the date you want. Calling is always the best method. Emails can sometimes be confusing, so it's best to either call or meet face to face. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves as a "one stop shop" for our wedding clients. Your event utilized an outside caterer for your food service. The more vendors you secure, the more communication is needed between all parties to make your day a success. We are glad to see that all your efforts paid off and you had wonderful day. Best of luck to you both!
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
I had my reception here. The price was excellent for the services provided. We were having a simple reception. I didn't need much from Amanda. In fact, I only met with her twice and the first time was to decided on the package we were getting and the menu and the last one was to drop off items before the reception like the placecards, cake topper, etc..

Supposedly Amanda's services as a coordinator are part of the package. This I can say... in 6 months up to my wedding she was always OUT... my calls and emails were transferred to others who usually didn't know what was going on and couldn't provide definite answers.

The bill was due 3 days before the event. No problem. Pretty typical. Most vendors want their money a few days before. I start getting calls that morning from vendors who got rejection messages from my bank. I call my bank and they tell me that they froze my account because Holiday Inn Gaith. was making mulitple withdrawls in varying amounts and they decided to freeze my account with a fraud alert because the withdrawals were suspicious. Let me back up... I told Amanda that I was coming in person THAT DAY (I told her a week earlier) with a certified check to pay the balance of my account so I was somewhat concerned that they were trying to withdraw the money themselves (WITHOUT my permission) and in small weird amounts ($100, $250, $50, $3000, $27--- as reported by my bank that they attempted to withdraw these amounts about every 1/2 hour starting at 8 am that morning).. So weird. I couldn't get ahold of Amanda until 4 pm that day... I kept getting the runaround from everyone else in the office. No one knew who was making the withdrawals, no one could stop them, etc... Basically, in this nightmare.. My others vendors weren't getting their money because of the freeze and Holiday Inn couldn't guarantee that they would stop making these withdrawals --by the way all of this WITHOUT MY CONSENT. By 6 pm, it was stopped, they returned what they took and my bank lifted the freeze. I was able to pay them and then had to be on the phone with every single other vendor who thought I had no money to pay them with.

I dropped off mints for the tables, the place cards, the cake topper and told her what time the florist was dropping off the flowers. I told her there would centerpieces as well as a box with flowers for the cake table. I asked her if she could decorate the cake table and put on the cake topper and she agreed.

Day of the reception: No flowers on the cake table. No cake topper. Amanda no where to be found. Was there when I arrived. Disappeared after. I had to insist she be called in to explain the naked cake.

Other things: It was winter. They put a coat rack IN THE RECEPTION area instead of in the empty room across the hall (which by the way, they did for the reception that followed ours--we saw it when we came downstairs)... So TACKY.
I specifically requested that the gift table be inside the room not near the doors. Gift table location-- next to the doors.
We asked for a sweetheart table that was not on a riser. Location of the sweetheart table... ON a 4 ft riser.
We used their vendor for lighting. I was willing to pay for extra lighting to make sure that the color scheme was really evident. The base package is 10. It's not enough. You need about 25-30 to really get the effect. I asked Amanda for guidance since she knows this stuff... She said 10 was more than enough.

I won't even mention the table numbering. Several emails she was so specific that the table numbering wouldn't change from the graphic she had sent me. I was very careful and made up my placecards based on it. I don't know what numbering they used but the tables were NOT in the order on the pdf file. My parents ended up in the back of the room instead of in front near us. It was so haphazard--it looked like they just put table numbers whereever they fell.

This also meant that they served alcohol to the underage table!! Go figure.

The table mints--they were so kind... they just put one per person down and returned about 800 to us. They were asked to distribute all of them!

They claimed they couldn't find the cake topper. Guess where we found it?.... in the table mint bag-about 3 months later...

They claimed they didn't get the flowers for the cake table--they lied about so much other stuff--I assume they didn't notice the box since the centerpieces were all they were looking for.

Overall, unprofessional, no attention to detail and totally unapologetic.

I will say this-- the food is FABULOUS--very very good and at a great price.

The honeymoon suite is SWEET. Very, very nice. Totally worth it.
I had my reception here. The price was excellent for the services provided. We were having a simple reception. I didn't Read more...
I had my reception here. The price was excellent for the services provided. We were having a simple reception. I didn't need much from Amanda. In fact, I only met with her twice and the first time was to decided on the package we were getting and the menu and the last one was to drop off items before the reception like the placecards, cake topper, etc..

Supposedly Amanda's services as a coordinator are part of the package. This I can say... in 6 months up to my wedding she was always OUT... my calls and emails were transferred to others who usually didn't know what was going on and couldn't provide definite answers.

The bill was due 3 days before the event. No problem. Pretty typical. Most vendors want their money a few days before. I start getting calls that morning from vendors who got rejection messages from my bank. I call my bank and they tell me that they froze my account because Holiday Inn Gaith. was making mulitple withdrawls in varying amounts and they decided to freeze my account with a fraud alert because the withdrawals were suspicious. Let me back up... I told Amanda that I was coming in person THAT DAY (I told her a week earlier) with a certified check to pay the balance of my account so I was somewhat concerned that they were trying to withdraw the money themselves (WITHOUT my permission) and in small weird amounts ($100, $250, $50, $3000, $27--- as reported by my bank that they attempted to withdraw these amounts about every 1/2 hour starting at 8 am that morning).. So weird. I couldn't get ahold of Amanda until 4 pm that day... I kept getting the runaround from everyone else in the office. No one knew who was making the withdrawals, no one could stop them, etc... Basically, in this nightmare.. My others vendors weren't getting their money because of the freeze and Holiday Inn couldn't guarantee that they would stop making these withdrawals --by the way all of this WITHOUT MY CONSENT. By 6 pm, it was stopped, they returned what they took and my bank lifted the freeze. I was able to pay them and then had to be on the phone with every single other vendor who thought I had no money to pay them with.

I dropped off mints for the tables, the place cards, the cake topper and told her what time the florist was dropping off the flowers. I told her there would centerpieces as well as a box with flowers for the cake table. I asked her if she could decorate the cake table and put on the cake topper and she agreed.

Day of the reception: No flowers on the cake table. No cake topper. Amanda no where to be found. Was there when I arrived. Disappeared after. I had to insist she be called in to explain the naked cake.

Other things: It was winter. They put a coat rack IN THE RECEPTION area instead of in the empty room across the hall (which by the way, they did for the reception that followed ours--we saw it when we came downstairs)... So TACKY.
I specifically requested that the gift table be inside the room not near the doors. Gift table location-- next to the doors.
We asked for a sweetheart table that was not on a riser. Location of the sweetheart table... ON a 4 ft riser.
We used their vendor for lighting. I was willing to pay for extra lighting to make sure that the color scheme was really evident. The base package is 10. It's not enough. You need about 25-30 to really get the effect. I asked Amanda for guidance since she knows this stuff... She said 10 was more than enough.

I won't even mention the table numbering. Several emails she was so specific that the table numbering wouldn't change from the graphic she had sent me. I was very careful and made up my placecards based on it. I don't know what numbering they used but the tables were NOT in the order on the pdf file. My parents ended up in the back of the room instead of in front near us. It was so haphazard--it looked like they just put table numbers whereever they fell.

This also meant that they served alcohol to the underage table!! Go figure.

The table mints--they were so kind... they just put one per person down and returned about 800 to us. They were asked to distribute all of them!

They claimed they couldn't find the cake topper. Guess where we found it?.... in the table mint bag-about 3 months later...

They claimed they didn't get the flowers for the cake table--they lied about so much other stuff--I assume they didn't notice the box since the centerpieces were all they were looking for.

Overall, unprofessional, no attention to detail and totally unapologetic.

I will say this-- the food is FABULOUS--very very good and at a great price.

The honeymoon suite is SWEET. Very, very nice. Totally worth it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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ruszluka
Wedding:
6/14/2008
2.8/5.0
Food was not as good as when provided at the tasting. They forgot to order chair covers for my ceremony room. At the bar they refused to serve vodka shots without ice although the guests insisted otherwise.

Otherwise, the wedding suite they provided was pretty nice...
Food was not as good as when provided at the tasting. They forgot to order chair covers for my ceremony room. At the bar Read more...
Food was not as good as when provided at the tasting. They forgot to order chair covers for my ceremony room. At the bar they refused to serve vodka shots without ice although the guests insisted otherwise.

Otherwise, the wedding suite they provided was pretty nice... Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. We appreciate your feedback and have taken the necessary steps to correct any issues. One item to note, all of our bartenders are "TIPS Certified" and we promote and encourage responsible consumption of alcohol. We wish you both much happiness!

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