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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 130 seated banquet-style; 110 seated with dancing 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 and a family cottage with a total capacity of 35, and three climate-controlled cabins with metal bunk beds (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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Please refer to our Rockwood Manor Features Packet for a quick overview of Rockwood Manor.

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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

Scheduled Open Houses

    • Thursay, January 22, 2015, 2p - 6p

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 130 seated banquet-style; 110 seated with dancing 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 (see photos in slide show above)
  • Access to the Gazebo, fire pit, Flagstone Patio, Cabin pavilion, and outdoor areas for the entire weekend

Here's what others are saying about Rockwood's Weekend Retreats:

"It was the perfect place to house our out of town guests and have them close to us.”
“It was convenient to everyone.  No one had to drive home late at night or after partying…."
" My entire bridal party stayed the weekend so no one had an excuse for being late!”
"It was like a destination wedding held locally!”
""our guests had a chance to hike the nearby C&O Canal and visit the sights in Washington, DC "

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.

Essential Information

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

Social - $575- $8995 (2015)
Business - $400 - $960 (8 consecutive hours between 8am and 5pm, Monday thru Thursday)

Capacity Indoor - 130 seated in two adjoined rooms; 110 seated with dancing; 150 standing cocktail-style in two adjoined rooms
Social events

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

Business meetings

2015 Business Rates (M-F) & Floor Plans
Information Packet (Business)
Business FAQs (M-F)
Business Rules and Regulations (M-F)
Onsite Catering Options for Business Meetings
Features and Rates at a Glance for Businesses


Manor House Floor Plan (due 30 days prior to event)
Flagstone patio diagram
Indoor Capacities and Features Overview

Features at a glance
Sample Caterer Food Handling License and Liability Insurance
Special Rental Items not included with basic rental
Overnight Room Configuration and Assignment Sheet
Planning Checklist

Photo credit: Lara Swanson