FAQ about renting the Woman’s Club

How many people can the Woman’s Club hold?

The maximum capacity of the club is 115 for cocktails and 96 for seated guests. This is for your safety and comfort. 

I have a small group. Can I just rent out the sunroom? No. Due to the layout of the clubhouse, we cannot rent by room; therefore, we rent the entire first floor.

Do you have to be a member to rent the Clubhouse? No. The Clubhouse is open to all for private and public events.

Can I see the Clubhouse before I decide to rent it?  Are there specific hours?

Yes. Please contact the Rental Coordinator (240-401-1047) to review the availability of the clubhouse, the rental rates, and policies. We typically show the clubhouse on Thursdays. Depending on the schedule of events, we can often show the venue before a Saturday or Sunday event.

How late can my event go? Are there any exceptions?

All music must be turned off by midnight. All individuals must be off the Club Property by 12:30 am.  On New Year’s Eve, we are open until 1.

Are tables and chairs included in the Rental Fee?

Yes. We have 100 chairs, 12 4-foot round tables, 10 30″ highboy cocktail tables, and 6 and 8-foot buffet tables. You are also welcome to bring in different chairs or tables to meet your needs.

Do you provide any tablecloths? No. we do not provide tablecloths. Please note that all tables must be covered during your event.

 Do you have any cutlery, plates, glasses, decorations, etc. that may be used?

No. The Woman’s Club does not allow the use of our kitchenware.

Do you have any restrictions on food?

No. You may bring in your food or caterer.  A list of caterers we can highly recommend caterers is available upon request.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. We can accept credit cards. There is an additional 3% processing fee. We prefer checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders.  Checks should be made payable to the Woman’s Club of Bethesda.

Can I tip the Event/Property Manager?

It is certainly acceptable to provide a gratuity for exceptional service by the Event/Property Manager.

What does the Woman’s Club do with the rental fees?  The Woman’s Club of Bethesda is a non-profit organization; proceeds from the rentals support a variety of charitable organizations.