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The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Surrounded by 26 acres of wooded park land, The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek is the natural setting for all types of social gatherings as well as business meetings. Seneca Lodge is a handsome log cabin featuring a towering stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings and a panoramic view. The large, exterior wooden decks offer your guests beautiful views of an open field and wooded backdrop.

Planning a wedding? The Lodge is the perfect rustic setting for weddings! Ceremonies are typically held on the lawn followed by a tented cocktail hour, then a reception and dancing inside the Lodge.

The 30' x 60' Seneca Tent is installed and available for rent April through October. It features a flagstone tent pad and a beautiful patio area. The tent (addtional fee) is most often rented for 3 hours and utlized as a covered area for wedding ceremonies or cocktail hours. Your guests can enjoy your event indoors and outdoors!


Seneca Lodge front (exterior)tent view from the sidefireplace decoratedceremony site
Above photos: Stone Soup Catering

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Scheduling a Visit

Seneca Lodge is managed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and is located in Camp Seneca public park. The Lodge is utilized as an Event Center and is one of 4 Montgomery Parks Event Centers. The Lodge 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:

  • Wednesday October 7th 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday October 21st 3:30pm to 6:30pm

For private weekday appointments please email us. Private appointments may be accomodated based upon venue schedule. Please keep in mind 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..

Seneca Lodge features

  • Photogprah of Bride and Groom inside Empty Lodge by Ken Pak PhotographyHandsome log cabin with cathedral ceilings
  • Wooden deck overlooking an expansive lawn and woods
  • The Maximum Capacity of Seneca Lodge park event center is 120 guests. Seneca Lodge does not permit events with more than 120 guests.
  • Warming oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer
  • Tables and Chairs set up by our Park Event Center maintenance staff (see "Venue Equipment" listed on the Social Event Rules and Regulations sheet for complete list of inventory included with rental)
  • Ample onsite parking
  • Wi-Fi

The Seneca Lodge Tent

The 30 X 60 Seneca Lodge tent is available for rent April through October in combination with the Lodge. Ceremonies are often held on the lawn, follwed by a tented cocktail hour and an indoor reception! The tent is a permenant strcutre April through October. It will be onsite during this period and will not be removed. Saturday dates, April through October, require the rental of both the Lodge and Tent.

  • Available for reservations April through October (in combination with the Lodge)
  • Enjoy a tented ceremony or cocktail hour followed by an indoor reception inside the lodge
  • Elegant 30' X 60' white tent
  • Beautiful flagstone tent pad
  • Cathedral window sidewalls
  • Lighted ceiling fans along with white stringed perimeter lights
  • Paved, lit pathways lead to the tent from the Lodge and from the parking lot area

Ceremony Under the Tent

Photo Provided by: Renard Photography

Essential Information


14500-A Clopper Road
Boyds, MD 20841 (map)


Please email for information and availability. Office hours vary each week due to the private event schedule.

301-528-6010 | Reservation Office

*We are often working away from our desk or offiste, e-mail is the best way to reach us

301-528-6017 | Fax

*Reservations Office E-mail:

*Venue Manager : Melissa Bonds (Venue Manager for both Seneca Lodge and Woodlawn Manor)


2015-2106 Social Rates and Rental Information

2015-2106 Social Event Rules and Regulations

Planning Checklist rev 10.29.14 - Please see our online planning checklist for a convenient way to keep track of all items due to the reservation office.

Basic Event Timeline Sample

Detailed Event Timeline Sample

*Please be advised that as pricing and social event rules have rencently been updated, all contract holders will continue to follow the pricing and social event rules and regulations received with their original reservation contract at the time the reservation was created. If you have any questions or concerns about your current reservation contract please feel free to contact the Reservations Office.



Maximum Capacity of the Seneca Lodge park event center is 120 guests.

Seneca Lodge does not permit events with more than 120 guests.

During winter months, when all event activities including ceremonies take place indoors (inside the lodge), a capacity of 80 is reccomended to ensure adequate event space for you and your guests.



2015 Additional Tables and Chairs Order Form rev 3.4.15


Floor plans may be submitted by email and are due at least 30 days prior to your event

Rental Site Aerial Map rev 10.27.14

Floor Plan Instructions rev 10.17.14

Lodge Indoor Reception Example rev 10.21.14

Lodge Indoor Blank Template rev 10.24.14

Outdoor Event Space Blank Template rev 10.17.14

Lawn Ceremony and Tented Cocktail hour Example (requires 3 hour tent rental) rev 10.22.14

Plan B Tented Ceremony Example (requires 3 hour tent rental) rev 10.22.14



Reservation holders may select any licensed and insured caterer of their choice.

All alcohol must be served by the drink, by a professional bartended (provided by the caterer).

Sample Caterer License and Liability Insurance


Business: 8-hour rentals Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm or 9am to 5pm

Please e-mail the Reservation Office for weekday Business rental information.

Photo credits: Stone Soup Catering