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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 can accommodate 120 seated and up to 150 theater style or for a standing cocktail-style event. 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!

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

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Upcoming Open Houses

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:

  • Tuesday June 9th 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Tuesday June 16th 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday June 24rd 3:30pm to 6:30pm

For weekday (M-F) tours between 8am and 4pm please email us. Private appointments may be accomodated based upon venue schedule. Due to the private event schedule, we are not able to offer weekend appointments at this time.

For reservation information and details, pelase view our Social Rates and Rental Information and our Social Rules and Regulations. For specific questions and availability, please email or call 301-528-6010.

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 Seated Capacity of the Lodge is 120 guests. Seneca Lodge does not permit events with more than 150 guests. *Events with 120 - 150 guests may utilize the Lodge as a space for a standing/cocktail style event only.
  • 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)
  • 85 parking spaces
  • 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.

  • Available for reservations April through October (in combination with the Lodge)
  • Accommodates 120 guests seated; 150 standing, cocktail-style or seated, theatre style
  • 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
  • The tent is available to rent for either 8 hours (Lodge, Tent and Grounds) or 3 hours with your 8-hour rental of the Lodge and Grounds. The three hour option is perfect for cocktail hour and a Plan B for wedding ceremonies!

Ceremony Under the Tent

Photo Provided by: Renard Photography

Essential Information

ADDRESS

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

CONTACT

Please email SenecaLodge@Montgomeryparks.org or call 301-528-6010 for information and availability M - F. Due to our event schedule, we are often working away from our desk, so email is the best way to reach us.

301-528-6010 | Reservation Office

301-528-6017 | Fax

*Reservations Office E-mail: SenecaLodge@MontgomeryParks.org

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

*Please note: Effective October 1st 2014, Montgomery Parks reorganized our Park Event Centers and Melissa Bonds is the new Venue Manager of Seneca Lodge.  For the past 2 years, Melissa has been the Reservations Manager for Woodlawn Manor and the Agricultural History Farm Park Event Centers.  She got married at Seneca Lodge in 2012 so she is very knowledgeable in how to best utilize the venue!  In addition, Kristen Jones is the new reservations manager! We hope this change will allow all clients to receive more efficient customer service and assistance with planning their events at all our Event Centers. 

SOCIAL

2015-2106 Social Rates and Rental Information rev 2.5.15*Effective for all 2015 & 2016 reservations created after March 1st 2015.

2015-2106 Social Event Rules and Regulations rev 3.4.15 *Effective for all 2015 & 2016 reservations created after March 1st 2015.

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 current reservation contract holders who made their reservation prior to March 1st, will continue to follow the pricing and social event rules and regulations on their current reservation contract. For example, if you booked a reservation for June 2, 2015 prior to March 1st 2015, you will continue to follow the pricing and rules received at the time the reservation contract was created for you. If you have any questions or concerns about your current reservation contract for 2015, please feel free to contact the Reservations Manager.

 

CAPACITY

Lodge (year round): 120 guests seated with room for dancing; 150 guests standing, cocktail-style or seated, theatre style.

Tent (April - October): 120 guests seated; 150 standing, cocktail-style or seated, theatre style

Maximum Seated Capacity of the venue is 120 guests. Seneca Lodge does not permit events with more than 150 guests. Events with 120 - 150 guests may utilize the Lodge and/or Tent as a space for a standing/cocktail style event only.

Maximum Capacity of the Entire Property: (Lodge, Tent and Grounds) =150 standing

RENTAL FURNITURE

2015 Additional Tables and Chairs Order Form rev 3.4.15

FLOOR PLANS

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

 

CATERING Sample Caterer License and Liability Insurance
BUSINESS M-F

Business: 8-hour rentals Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Please e-mail for Business

Photo credits: Stone Soup Catering

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