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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 is one of four Montgomery Parks' Event Centers. This Event Center is the perfect place for all of life's many celebrations, including destination weddings! 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.This charming estate also offers overnight accommodations!
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. Overnight accommodations include 10 hotel-style guest rooms (with private bathrooms) with a capacity of 29 guests, a 3 bedroom bungalow (with a shared bathroom) with a capacity of 8 guests, and 3 bunkhouse Cabins with a total cabin capacity of 80 (bring your own sleeping bag and pillow for the Cabins). Click here to view the various spaces. Rockwood provides on-site parking, wireless internet access, tables and chairs and a warming kitchen for the licensed, insured caterer of choice.
Rockwood Manor is managed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). It is one of 4 Montgomery Parks' Event Centers. The property is available for viewing during Open Houses so patrons are encouraged to visit us during open house hours. RSVP's are not required for Open Houses, but strongly encouraged, especially for those who already have a reservation, so that we can better asisst you! You may RSVP to the open house by e-mail. Dates are booking quickly, so you may want to e-mail the reservation office to check for available event dates as well.
Currently we have Open Houses scheduled for:
For private, weekday appointments, please email us. Private appointments may be accommodated based upon venue schedule. If you arrive without an appointment, we may not be able to show you around if the property is rented.
For pricing and full reservation details, please view our Social Rates and Rental Information and our Social Rules and Regulations. For specific questions and availability, please email the reservation office..
Rockwood Manor is a naturally beautiful spot for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples may enjoy an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful Gazebo Garden or Flagstone patio area, typically followed by cocktails in the Manor House spilling onto the Veranda. Dine in Brooke Hall and Great Falls rooms and dance the night away with your guests in the windowed Rapidan Room with a picturesque 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?
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. As of June 1, 2015, we will no longer offer in house catering but will be happy to supply names of several local restaurants/caterers who have fulfilled business catering needs in the past and are familiar Rockwood Manor.
|Address||11001 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854 | 301-563-7510 | fax 301-299-5386 | map
Please email RockwoodManor@Montgomeryparks.org or call 301-563-7510 for information and availability M - F.
|History||History of Rockwood Manor|
Manor House - Maximum capacity for any combined/adjoining spaces is 120 seated.
Events with 120 - 150 guests may utilize the Manor House with a standing, cocktail-style event only
Maximum Capacity of the entire property - 150
2015-2016 Social Rates and Rental Information effective for all 2015-2016 reservations created after July 1, 2015
2015-2016 Business Rates and Rental Information effective for all 2015-2016 reservations created after July 1, 2015
|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)
Photo credit: Lara Swanson