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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'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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Due to the number of weekend events scheduled, we are currently not able to offer Open Houses on Saturdays or Sundays. Therefore, in addition to scheduled Open Houses, weekday tours of Rockwood Manor, its grounds and overnight accomodations are also available by appointment based on the facility schedule. Please email RockwoodManor@montgomeryparks.org or call 301-563-7510 for an appointment.
Scheduled Open Houses
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.
One of our most popular rental packages is the weekend retreat rental. What are weekend retreats?
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 "
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.
|Address||11001 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854 | map
|Contact||301-563-7510 | Email|
Social - $575- $8995 (2015)
|Capacity||Indoor - 130 seated; 110 seated with dancing; 150 standing cocktail-style
2014 Business Rates (M-F) & Floor Plans
Manor House Floor Plan (due 30 days prior to event)
Photo credit: Lara Swanson