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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 natural venue to meet and socialize


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 170 standing, cocktail-style. Outdoor tenting options for up to 200 guests are available. 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 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

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2pm-6pm

Due to the number of weekend events scheduled, we are not able to offer Open Houses on Saturdays or Sundays during the summer season. Therefore in addition to scheduled Open Houses, weekday tours of Rockwood Manor, its grounds and overnight accomodations are also available by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please email to RockwoodManor@montgomeryparks.org or call 301-563-7510 for an appointment.

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; or inside the Manor in Brooke Hall with its soaring ceiling, wooden beams and panoramic view. Follow the ceremony with cocktails on the brick veranda or flagstone terrace patio out back, or diine and dance with your guests in the elegant Hoover and Caughey Rooms. Maximum capacity indoors for any one combined/adjoining space within the Manor House is 130 seated banquet-style; 110 seated with dancing and 170 standing, cocktail-style. Outdoor tenting options for up to 200 guests are available for an additional fee. Rockwood is also the perfect place to host holiday parties and to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs and graduations.


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:

We had enough time to have our rehearsal dinner, a decorating party, ceremony, reception, and a thank you brunch.”
"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…."
”The price was right!!!!“
" My entire bridal party stayed the weekend so no one had an excuse for being late!”
"It was like a destination wedding held locally!”
"We had the whole place to ourselves for the whole weekend and our guests had a chance to hike the nearby C&O Canal and visit the sights in Washington, DC "

Business Meetings - Onsite catering option now available

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. New!! we now offer on-site catering options for Rockwood Manor for business reservations. Click here to see the menu and pricing.

Essential Information

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

Social - $500-$7995
Business - $400 - $960 (8 consecutive hours between 8am and 5pm, Monday thru Thursday)

Capacity Indoor - 130 seated; 110 seated with dancing; 170 standing cocktail-style
Outdoor tenting options for up to 200 guests are available
Social events

2014 Social rates
2015 Social rates - coming soon!
Information Packet (Social)
Social Facility Rules & Regulations
Social FAQs

Business meetings

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

Details

Manor House Floor Plan (due 30 days prior to event)
Flagstone patio diagram
Sample Manor House Floor Plans
Features at a glance
Sample Caterer License and Liability Insurance
Special Rental Items not included with basic rental
Overnight Room Configuration and Assignment Sheet
Planning Checklist

Photo credit: Lara Swanson