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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 National Historical Park, Rockwood Manor offers its guests a secluded and naturally beautiful venue in which to meet, socialize and celebrate. This charming estate also offers optional overnight accommodations! Rockwood provides on-site parking, wirelss internet access, tables and chairs and a warming kitchen for the licensed, insured caterer of choice.

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Scheduling a Visit

Rockwood Manor is owned by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). It is one of 4 Montgomery Parks' Event Centers. Due to our busy, private event schedule, no Open Houses are currently scheduled. 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 the property if a private event is scheduled.

For pricing and full reservation details, please view our Social and Overnight Rates and Rental Information. For specific questions and availability, please email the reservation office.

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Weddings and Social Events

Rockwood Manor is a naturally beautiful spot for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples may enjoy an outdoor ceremony in the secluded Flagstone patio area with the Grand Bridal Entranceway or in the manicured Gazebo Garden, 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 venue Capacity is 120 (fits in one combined/adjoining space - 2 rooms). The comfortable Venue Capacity is 80 (seated maximum in the largest room). Rockwood is also the perfect place to host holiday parties and to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs and graduations. Full details can be found here.

Weekend Retreats

One of our most popular options is the Weekend Retreat Package and it is most often utilized for weddings. A Weekend Retreat Package includes the use of the Manor House, beautiful wooded grounds and overnight accommodations from Friday at 3pm until Sunday at 11am. The package includes 10 hotel-style rooms, a three bedroom bungalow, 3 rustic, bunkhouse Cabins and designated Manor House Access Hours. Weddings often enjoy a memorable weekend with guest check-in, venue decorating and possibly a rehearsal dinner on Friday. Receptions take place on Saturday and guests usually appreciate being offered a casual brunch when they check-out of their rooms Sunday morning. The wedding couple can design their own weekend events to fit their preferences by supplying everything needed to make the weekend perfect - including decorations, food and beverages. We are not a hotel, but Park Staff are onsite during your Manor House Access Hours to allow you full use of the entire property! Details on Weekend Retreat Packages can be found here on page 2.


Business Meetings

Rockwood Manor's convenient location and six meeting rooms make it an ideal setting for your next business meeting. The variety of rooms and layouts allows for gatherings up to 80 guests in one room with space for break-out sessions for smaller groups. You may also add overnight rooms to your Business reservation to enjoy the property for multi-day meetings. We do not 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 with Rockwood Manor. Full details can be found here.


Essential Information

ADDRESS 11001 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854 | 301-563-7510 | fax 301-299-5386 | map

Please email for information and availability

Office hours vary each week due to our private event schedule


History of Rockwood Manor


Venue Capacity - 120 (fits in one combined/adjoining space - 2 rooms)

Comfortable Venue Capacity - 80 (seated maximum in the largest room)




2015-2016 SOCIAL and OVERNIGHT Rates and Rental Information effective for all 2015-2016 reservations created after October1, 2015

SOCIAL Event Rules and Regulations

OVERNIGHT Rules and Regulations

Planning Checklist - a convenient way to keep track of all items due to the reservation office

Sample Basic Timeline


2015-2016 BUSINESS Rates and Rental Information effective for all 2015-2016 reservations created after October 1, 2015

BUSINESSS Events Rules and Regulations


Social Events Blank Floorplan Templates

Social Events Sample Floorplans

Business Meetings Blank Floorplan Templates

Business Meetings Sample Floorplans


CATERING Rules and Regulations

SAMPLE Caterer Food Handling License and Liability Insurance


Weekend Retreat Manor House Access Hours Form

Bunkhouse Cabin Assignment Form

Overnight Room Assignment Form

Charter Buses and Shuttles Form

Additional Rental Equipment and Order Form