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Bretton Woods Recreation Center

15700 River Road
Germantown, MD, MD
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(240) 848-9114
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 52 Reviews


    David Kang

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  • Let me first say that Phillip Grossman, who was our main point of contact, was a very fine gentleman who seemed as excited for our wedding as we were. What I loved about Phil and the team was that their effort to make us feel comfortable was more of a priority to them than the payments. We felt cared for and any reasonable request was always a "yes" to them. We held both of our ceremony and reception indoors in their beautiful main hall. With an hour of cocktail hour to flip the ceremony room to a reception, the staff worked professionally and quickly to accommodate a 150 guest party. Every staff had a friendly smile, and everyone made sure we were worry-free. Most importantly, the amazing food. Portion and quality of food is always a worry in any wedding. And I've attended plenty of weddings where food was an issue. Some places are even inconsistent in the quality and quantity of food during the tasting session vs the wedding day. But BW was phenomenal. Food tasted great, quant... Read more

    William P. Turner

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  • Having spent many happy golf outings at Bretton Woods, it seemed reasonable to schedule my 80th Birthday Party there. I could not have made a better decision. Phill helped us plan a marvelous event. The room was decorated in a fantastic way, the food was delicious and the staff {Danny for sure} were great. I will certainly recommend your facility to anyone who is looking for a beautiful setting for a special occassion. Many thanks go to you and your wonderful staff for making my 80th very memorable. Bill Turner

    Mike Reedy

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  • I highly recommend this venue. It is a beautiful place and the owners are amazing and so helpful, even giving me their own shirt when I forgot mine. You wont be sorry!!!

    Kellie Haggerty

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  • We got married during the COVID-19 crisis. The staff at Bretton Woods worked with us through every single change that came our way. From changing our date, reconfiguring our guest count, figuring out whether to have our celebration indoors or outdoors, getting our cake delivered that didn’t show up in time, the staff was there for us in every single detail. We don’t have the words to express our gratitude for their patience, responsiveness, and helpfulness during our crazy wedding process. We love Bretton Woods and give them the highest recommendation to anyone who is looking to get married at a stunning venue.

    Alice

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  • Where to begin! First off, the venue is beautiful and tucked away in Germantown, where quite a few of my guests didn't know about. Definitely a hidden gem. The catering manager was wonderful to work with, and even when the manager switched since the old one was leaving, they didn't drop a beat. They were very responsive to my many questions and were able to accommodate all our needs. Their day-of coordinator had been following along on the conversations with the catering manager, so she was up to speed the week of. The day went generally smoothly, and I'd definitely recommend Bretton Woods!

    Claudia

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  • From the beginning to the end, Bretton Wood staff was so helpful and professional. There was a change in staff which made communication slow for over a month, but other than, we have no complaints. Our day was so fun and special! Highly recommended.

    Nicolette

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  • Megan and Brittney at Bretton Woods were incredibly easy to work with and so experienced. I was worried about planning my own wedding, but this team knows what they’re doing and knows how to make the day run smoothly. The food was absolutely wonderful, the bar service and flexibility of alcohol options was very helpful, we appreciated the open communication on prices from start to finish, and I can’t overstate how easy it is to have a venue that does it all. They had tons of food options, bar options, inexpensive linens, tables, chairs, all serveware, and a space that barely needs decorations because it’s so gorgeous already. If I had to do it all over, I’d pick Bretton Woods every time!! And a special thanks to Brittney who went above and beyond the day of! She was doing everything from keeping on schedule, to serving at the bar, to getting logistics figured out on the fly. Thank you to the awesome team! Our day was perfect because of you!

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I are so glad we held our wedding at Bretton Woods. From the very beginning, Brittney and Megan were wonderful to work with. They let us come to the venue multiple times before we even booked, were very responsive to my many emails of questions, and went above and beyond the day of the wedding. They even accommodated changing the ceremony location just a few hours before the wedding, and set up the ceremony decor so that we had plenty of time to get ready despite the last minute change. So many of our guests mentioned how beautiful the location was and how delicious the food was. We loved the food during the tasting, but it tasted even better at the wedding (and yes, they made sure my husband and I actually got to eat at our reception!). Everyone we interacted with from Bretton Woods was courteous, helpful, and professional. We highly recommend Bretton Woods!

    Jennifer

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  • Beautiful place, amazing view, great staff. Highly recommend!

    Rachel

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  • Bretton Woods had a beautiful indoor reception area and outdoor patio area for a very reasonable price. Megan and Brittney were very easy to work with and would always answer all our questions. Brittney also did a great job of making sure everything flowed smoothly on the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. It was raining all day on the day of our wedding, but it cleared up right before the ceremony, and Brittney, knowing we wanted to do the ceremony outside if at all possible, took the initiative to move everything outside at the very last minute. The food was very delicious and a step up from traditional wedding food. They also allowed us to customize the food on the buffet so that it meet the needs of all of our guests. The whole Bretton Woods team was great, and we would definitely recommend Bretton Woods!

    Rebecca

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  • Bretton Woods is a beautiful venue. We had our Ceremony and Reception here and loved every part of the planning process. Megan and Britteny are prompt in their responses and extremely accommodating. They took the steps to make sure we felt secure in every aspect of our wedding and went out of the way to purchase additional items for the bar to ensure the needs of our guests would be met. They are fun, detail-oriented, and flexible in every area. We are so appreciative of their business and plan to recommend as many people there as possible!

    Paulette

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  • We celebrated our wedding last August 2018 at Bretton Woods. Megan and Brittney helped us with the wedding planning since the beginning. I was very surprised about their flexibility because many places will ask how many guests you are going to have around 1-2 months and they let us change the quantity until 2-3 days before. Also, Megan and Brittney were always available to answer all my questions and make a new quote every-time I decided to change the guest count. This quotes included all the fees and taxes so we could know how much we were spending. Another thing that I loved about the place is that they are always trying to help the customer. In our case they told us that drinks by consumption were better but if the guests exceeded the quantity they will change it to per guest so it would be better for us. The ballroom has glass windows that will let nature inside. Food and appetizers were delicious, all the guests loved the food, and the prices are very reasonable. The surroundings... Read more

    Kanto

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  • Bretton Woods is a beautiful venue that we fell in love with for our civil wedding events. The staff was very responsive and helpful from the start with accommodating our needs and overall service really showed that they wanted to make our day unforgettable. Megan, the catering coordinator, made sure to meet with us whenever we were back in town to check on important details and Brittney was super patient and helpful during the coordination of the wedding day itself. We had the option to have our ceremony outside on the patio and the reception inside the Potomac ballroom. We would definitely recommend this venue to other couples who are looking for an intimate, beautiful place with amazing views!

    Halley

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  • Of course when we first selected Bretton as our wedding venue, we had no idea that we’d be planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic. Throughout the entire process, Bretton never missed a beat. Phill was flexible and always responsive. The food was AMAZING and everyone had a blast. I would recommend having a day of coordinator to ensure that everything is exactly the way you want it. Phill and my day of coordinator worked well as a team to ensure everything was perfect.

    Shannon

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  • I had a mostly great experience working with Bretton Woods. The day of my wedding went off flawlessly, with many staff members going out of their way to take care of us and polite and quick services throughout the day. The venue is beautiful and the food is amazing. Unfortunately, there was tremendous turnover leading up to my wedding. While I understand that this occurs in this industry, the communication during these transitions was poor and often non-existent. I had to make several calls only to be told that whoever I was previously working with no longer worked there. My day-of coordinator at the venue was not responsive leading up to the week of my wedding, which led my own coordinator and my mother to have to track her down repeatedly over email and phone. There was also multitudes of confusion regarding my menu and bar choices, as their packages changed and the paper copy I was given did not match the PDF file I was later sent. Due to the turnover I was also not given a final q... Read more
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