BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - The holiday season and Valentine's Day are two of the most popular times of year for couples to get engaged. And that is why the Certified Wedding Planners at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center are at the ready for couples who are looking to plan a wedding in the Washington, DC area for 2012 and beyond.

As a premier choice for Bethesda, MD wedding receptions, the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center features a total of 50,000 square feet of event space including a variety of elegant ballrooms which can seat up to 1,280 guests. But don't let that overwhelm you. Our Certified Wedding Planners will meet with you, listen to your vision for your very special day, and then walk you through the spaces they think will work best for your celebration -- whether it be a grand affair, intimate event, or even an extravagant wedding infused with cultural traditions.

Our Montgomery County hotel's uncompromising attention to detail is what makes weddings at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center truly spectacular. From the floral arrangements to the gourmet cuisine, we'll see to it that your dream wedding comes true.

And since we are a hotel, we make getting married in the Washington, DC area even easier, as out of town guests can all be accommodated here as well. Each of our 447 well-appointed guest rooms features Marriott's plush signature bedding, a spacious layout, a flat-screen TV with Plug-in Panel, Pay Per View movies, and more.

We will work with you to customize the perfect wedding package and will even design special group rates for your overnight guests. Additionally, you will benefit from a custom-designed web page so guests can book their rooms with ease and also learn where you are registered, and more. Our Bethesda, MD hotel's wedding packages include a complimentary room for the bride and groom, complimentary parking for your party, white glove butler service, a custom wedding cake, and many other thoughtful touches.

Unlike other hotels near Rockville, MD, our facilities include great on-site dining options such as Meritage, an American cuisine restaurant and On The Rocks for casual dining and drinks as well as a fitness center and indoor pool.

For additional information on having your wedding at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, call 301-822-9200 or visit

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