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Woodlawn Manor

Woodlawn Manor Park Event Center offers a beautiful, pastoral setting for weddings, receptions, social events, life celebrations and business meetings. The Georgian-style Manor House resides within the Woodlawn Cultural Park and possesses a charming sense of history. The Manor House, designated Grounds and Woodlawn Tent are available to rent for social and business events and offer a rustic, elegant setting. The rental site includes the Manor House, which was constructed in 1800 - 1815, a Gazebo Garden, expansive lawns, historic boxwoods and several outbuildings that speak to the agricultural operations at Woodlawn during the 19th century: the stone springhouse/meathouse, the log building/possibly slave housing and the board-and-batten tenant house. The onsite Tent is also available for rental April through October, in combination with the Manor House.

Wedding ceremonies are often held in our Gazebo Garden, typically followed by indoor or outdoor cocktails and a tented reception. Business meetings are often held in the Manor House with the opportunity for an outdoor lunch and teambuilding activities on our expansive lawn.

Bride and Groom in front of Manor House bride and Groom's first look in front of historic out buildings

The Woodlawn Manor House

  • Available Year Round
  • Two beautifully decorated wedding party rooms for pre-ceremony preparations (2nd level)
  • Warming Kitchen for licensed and insured caterer of your choice
  • Three restrooms
  • Three 1st level rooms used for event space featuring hardwood floors and period furnishings
  • Weddings with tented receptions (April - October) often utilize the house and front yard for cocktail hour
  • Manor House and Grounds may be rented (without the tent) for small indoor events for 32 seated guests or 60 standing, cocktail-style. **Please note - all Saturday rentals in season (April - October) require rental of both Manor house AND tent

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Designated Grounds

The five-acre landscaped outdoor event space around the Manor House features:

  • Picturesque Gazebo Garden 
  • Expansive lawn with a stone springhouse/meathouse, log building/possibly slave housing and a board-and-batten tenant house. These historic buildings make wonderful backdrops for event space and wedding photography!
  • Convenient onsite parking

Stone Meathouse and Dairy yellow log cabin Red tenant house

First Kiss in the Gazebo Garden ceremony Bride and Horse Gazebo

 

The Woodlawn Manor Tent

  • Available for reservations April through October (in combination with the Manor House)
  • Comfortably seats 120 - 130 with room for dinner and dancing
  • 150 maximum capacity (with limited event space)
  • Elegant 30' X 60' white tent
  • 20' X 20' bumpout tent extension - great space for a buffet, bar and cake table
  • Beautiful herringbone pattern brick floor - perfect for dancing!
  • Cathedral window sidewalls
  • Chandelier lighting along with white stringed perimeter lights
  • Two gracefully lit brick pathways lead to the tent with easy access to the Manor House, Gazebo Garden and Grounds
  • Tables and chairs included in the rental cost however, clients are always welcome to bring in their own rental furniture
  • Tent offers an inclement weather plan for a wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour
  • Rental of tent includes Manor House and Grounds (please see online social rates and rental information sheet)

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Upcoming Open Houses

Woodlawn Cultural Park is managed by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and is a public park. The inside of the Woodlawn Manor House is only available for viewing during Open Houses so patrons are encouraged to visit us during Open Houses to see the historic elegance of the interior, which is used as an Event Center. RSVP's are not required for Open Houses - just show up and Park Staff will show you around! These Open Houses are designed for those interested in renting the Event Center. Historic Tours are not offered during Open Houses, but all Patrons and Park visitors are welcome to view the Manor.

  • Open House Tuesday, August 26; 4pm - 7pm
  • Open House Tuesday, September 9; 4pm - 7pm
  • Open House Tuesday, September 23; 4pm - 7pm
  • Open House Tuesday, September 30; 4pm - 7pm

For weekday (M-F) tours between the hours of 8am - 4pm, please email Melissa.Bonds@MontgomeryParks.org. Evening appointments may sometimes be accomodated based upon venue schedule (private tours are scheduled around our booked events).

For reservation information and details, please view our Social Rates and Rental Information and our Social Rules and Regulations. For specific questions and availability, please email or call 301-774-1900 M-F.

Woodlawn News

Please view Future Woodlawn Visitor Center Construction information updated 6.11.14

 

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Essential Information
ADDRESS 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 | 301-774-1900 | fax 301-774-9410 | Map |
CONTACT

Please call 301-774-1900 for information and availability M - F
Venue Manager: Nancy Cadigan | email
Reservation Manager: Melissa Bonds | email

HISTORY

History of Woodlawn

SOCIAL

2014 - 2015 Social Rates and Rental Information rev 1.28.14

What's included with my Social Reservation?rev 2.3.14

Social Event Rules and Regulations rev 11.18.13

SAMPLE Social Event Contract with Rules and Regulations rev 12.18.13

Planning Checklist rev 3.4.14

Sample Basic Timeline - due at least 30 days prior to event date (basic or detailed timeline OK)

Sample Detailed Timeline - due at least 30 days prior to event date (detailed or basic timeline OK)

CAPACITY

Manor House (year round): 32 seated with tables and chairs (in largest room), 60 standing, cocktail-style (smaller capacity for indoor ceremonies)
Tent (April - October): 120 - 130 guests is the most comfortable seated capacity with room for dancing. Maximum Capacity = 150

RENTAL FURNITURE 2014 Additional TABLES AND CHAIRS Order Form - due at least 30 days prior to event date
FLOOR PLANS

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

FLOORPLAN INSTRUCTIONS

GAZEBO Garden Ceremony Example Plan A

GAZEBO Garden Blank Template - due at least 30 days prior to event date

COCKTAIL HOUR Example Plan A

MANOR HOUSE Blank Floor Plan Template - due at least 30 days prior to event date

TENT Reception Floor Plan A Example

TENT Plan B Ceremony

TENT Blank Floor Plan Template - due at least 30 days prior to event date

CATERING

Catering Rules and Regulations rev 11.21.13

SAMPLE Caterer License and Liability Insurance

BUSINESS M-F

2014 Business Rates and Rental Information

 

driveway with bride and groomfront of house

 

Weddings, Wedding Venues Woodlawn Manor, Best Wedding Venues in Washington DC - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner
 


Manor House

Photo Credits: Christopher Newkumet Photography; Ken Pak Photography; Voula Trip Photography; Jerome Tso Photography; Jeff Benzon Photography; Zeffert & Gold Catering; Joyeuse photography; Art Bu Lu Photography