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Rockwood Manor

Easily accessible from downtown Washington, Bethesda and Northern Virginia, Rockwood Manor offers unique opportunities for both business and social events. Built in the 1920s, the Manor was the former country estate of Carolyn Gangwer Caughey (pronounced "coy"). Nestled in 30 acres of woods and steps away from the C&O Canal, Rockwood Manor offers its guests a secluded and naturally beautiful venue in which to meet, socialize and celebrate.

Rockwood Manor's overnight lodgings make it an ideal location for destination weddings, multi-day business retreats or training sessions, family reunions, workshops, weekend or weekday getaways and other events. The Manor House is comprised of multiple rooms with varying capacities. Maximum capacity for any one combined/adjoining space within the Manor House is 120 seated banquet-style and 150 standing, cocktail-style. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the flagstone terrace patio or the gazebo garden. Overnight accommodations include 10 hotel-style guest rooms (with private bathrooms) with a capacity of 29 guests, a 3 bedroom family cottage with a capacity of 8 guests, and three climate-controlled bunk-style cabins (total cabin capacity 80). Click here to view the various spaces. Rockwood provides ample parking, wireless internet access, A/V equipment, tables and chairs, as well as two kitchens for your caterer of choice.

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Upcoming Open Houses

Due to the number of scheduled events, our availability for tours varies per week. If you are unable to make a scheduled Open House (schedule below), please email us to set up an appointment for a personal tour. Personal tours are arranged around our Event Schedule. Please email or call 301-563-7510 for an appointment

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2pm - 6pm
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015, 2pm - 6pm
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2pm - 6pm

Photo by Alisandra Photography



Weddings and Social Events

Rockwood Manor is a naturally beautiful spot for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Ceremonies may be held outdoors in front of the Manor on the bowling lawn, featuring a manicured garden and picturesque gazebo; at the tree lined latticed flagstone patio or indoors in Brooke Hall with its soaring ceiling, wooden beams and panoramic view. Follow the ceremony with cocktails outdoors on the brick veranda or in the elegant Hoover Room and Caughey Rooms. Dine in Brooke Hall and Great Falls rooms and dance the night away with your guests in the windowed Rapidan Room with a breathtaking view of the gazebo garden. Maximum capacity indoors for any one combined/adjoining space within the Manor House is 120 seated banquet-style and 150 standing, cocktail-style. Rockwood is also the perfect place to host holiday parties and to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs and graduations.

Weekend Retreats - click here for more information on Weekend Retreats

One of our most popular rental packages is the weekend retreat rental. What are weekend retreats?

  • 16 – 24 hours of event time in the Manor House
  • All overnight accommodations (sleep up to 115) for the entire weekend
  • Access to the Gazebo, fire pit, Flagstone Patio, Cabin pavilion, and outdoor areas for the entire weekend
Business Meetings

Rockwood Manor's convenient location and six meeting rooms make it an ideal setting for your next business meeting or retreat. The variety of rooms and layouts allows for gatherings as large as 125 and break-out sessions as small as four. Rockwood is Wi-Fi enabled and can provide all the audio-visual equipment you need for your event. Relax with your colleagues afterwards in rocking chairs on the brick veranda surrounded by beautiful greenery. We also offer on-site catering options for business meetings. Click here to see the menu and pricing.

Inclement Weather Policy

Montgomery Parks’ facilities follow Montgomery County Government closings (not Montgomery Country Public School closings). We'll keep you informed with up-to-date information regarding closures on this website and on our phone line, (301) 563-7510. If Rockwood Manor Event Center is unable to fulfill a rental contract due to causes beyond the control of the Event Center, any payment, except for services already rendered, will be refunded in full or be applied to a future re-booking, which will be done under the same terms and rates of the original agreement.  Please Note: If the Rockwood Manor Event Center loses power, the phones do not work and you will hear a busy signal.

Essential Information

Address 11001 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854 | map
Contact 301-563-7510 | Email

Social - $575- $8995
Business - $400 - $1920 (8 consecutive hours between 8am and 5pm, Monday-Thursday; 8am - 4pm Fridays)

History History of Rockwood Manor
Capacity Indoor - Maximum capacity for any combined/adjoining spaces is 150 standing (cocktail style) and 120 seated.
Social events

2015 Social rates
Features and Information Packet (Social Events)
Social Facility Rules & Regulations
Social FAQs

Business meetings

2015 Business Rates (M-F)
Onsite Catering Options for Business Meetings
Business Information Packet (features and rates)
Business FAQs

Overnight Accommodations (without a Social or Business Reservation) Overnight Accommodations Rules and Regulations
Floor plans Social Events - Blank Floorplan Templates for Social Events with Instructions (due 30 days prior to event)
Social Event Sample Floorplan Templates
Business Meetings - Blank Floorplan Templates for Business Meetings with Instructions
Business Meetings - Sample Floorplan Templates
Information & forms

Weekend Retreat Manor House Hours Form (due 30 days prior to event)
Rockwood Manor Form for Charter Buses and Shuttles (due 30 days prior to event)
What is a Weekend Retreat Package?
Sample Caterer Food Handling License and Liability Insurance
Rockwood Manor Additional Rental Equipment and Order Form
Guest Room and Cabin Assignment Sheet/ Linen Packet Order form for Cabins
Planning Checklist

Photo credit: Lara Swanson