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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 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 bunk-style cabins with a total cabin capacity of 80 (bring your own sleeping bag and pillow!). Click here to view the various spaces. Rockwood provides on-site parking, wireless internet access, tables and chairs, a warming kitchen and butler's pantry for the licensed, insured caterer of choice.

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Facebook   See more current photos on our Facebook page. Bride on the Veranda

Scheduling a Visit

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, esepcially 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:

  • Friday, July 17: 2pm - 6pm

For private, weekday appointments, please email us. Private appointments may be accommodated basued upon venue schedule. Please keep in mind that Park staff are available onsite by appointment only.

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

Photo by Alisandra Photography



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 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?

  • 16 – 24 hours of event time in the Manor House
  • All overnight accommodations (sleep up to 115) for the entire weekend
  • Access to the Gazebo, fire pit, Flagstone Patio, Cabin pavilion, and outdoor areas for the entire weekend
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. 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.


Essential Information

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

Please email 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

Social events

Updated Rate Sheet coming soon!
Features and Information Packet (Social Events)
Social Facility Rules & Regulations
Social FAQs

Business meetings

Updated Rate Sheet coming soon!

Business Information Packet (features and rates)
Business FAQs

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

Catering Policies
Sample Caterer Food Handling License and Liability Insurance
Onsite Catering Options for Business Meetings (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.)

Information & forms

Weekend Retreat Manor House Hours Form (due 30 days prior to event)
Rockwood Manor Form for Charter Buses and Shuttles (due 30 days prior to event)
What is a Weekend Retreat Package?
Rockwood Manor Additional Rental Equipment and Order Form
Guest Room and Cabin Assignment Sheet/ Linen Packet Order form for Cabins
Planning Checklist

Photo credit: Lara Swanson