Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I create my own menu?
A: Yes, our food and beverage experts are happy to create a menu that reflects your wishes. Our experienced team will work with you fulfill your requests.


Q: Can I taste all the food before the wedding?
A: Of course. A complete tasting of all the selected menu items, will be scheduled several weeks prior to your wedding. At that time, we can make any necessary adjustments.


Q: Can I bring in outside Catering?

A: We do allow outside Catering for certain types of ethnic cuisine.  Please ask our wedding specialist and they will further advise you with additional details.

Q: How long will my reception last?
A: Generally, a wedding reception is planned for five hours. You can extend the time if desired.  Your wedding specialist will advise any additional costs for the additional time.


Q: Can I have an open bar at the wedding?
A: You can elect to have an open bar, a limited selection of wine and beer or a cash bar. Your wedding specialist will advise you on the costs and inclusions for each.


Q: How many people does your ballroom seat with a dance floor?

A: With a dance floor our ballroom can seat 450 guests in banquet rounds.


Q: Do you have outside space?

A: Yes we do have a lawn area, ask our wedding specialist for more information.


Q: Do you have suggested vendors for flowers, music, photography, etc?
A: We work on a regular basis with several vendors. We will be happy to give you contact information.


Q: Can I host a morning-after brunch or a rehearsal dinner at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda?
A: Certainly. We have several locations that are appropriate for these occasions.


Q: Are taxes and gratuities included in the pricing?
A: No, your contract pricing will not include all taxes and gratuities. Please remember, pricing is not final until a signed contract is returned to your wedding specialist.


Q: Can my guests have a late check-out the morning after the wedding?
A: We will try and accommodate your guests' requests; however, this will be dependant upon the overall occupancy of the hotel on the day in question. 

If you would like to begin the planning process, please submit a RFP today. A member of our staff will respond to your query promptly.

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