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Sitting atop rolling green hills in historic Sandy Spring, Maryland, complete with a stone barn, wooden fences and grazing horses, Woodlawn Manor offers a beautiful, pastoral setting for weddings, receptions, and other social events. This Georgian-style manor house, constructed in 1800, possesses a charming sense of history.
Five beautifully decorated rooms featuring hardwood floors and period furnishings can comfortably accommodate indoor events for 32 seated guests or 50 standing, cocktail-style. Outdoor events for as many as 150 guests take place in our picturesque gazebo garden or on our five-acre landscaped lawn behind the Manor, which features the beautiful Woodlawn Manor tent from April through October. The tent area can accommodate up to 120 guests seated with room for dancing, but can be expanded with space for buffet tables, bar, cake table, DJ etc. or to add seating for up to 150 guests utilizing the 20 X 20 brick tent pad extension (can be tented for an additional fee in 2013). Woodlawn Manor provides ample parking, tables and chairs for indoor and outdoor use, and a warming kitchen for the licensed, insured caterer of your choice.
Woodlawn Cultural Park is managed by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 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 not for historic information tours, they are only for those interested in renting the Event Center. Patrons and Park visitors may not interrupt events at the Manor House Event Center, which may be ongoing 7 days a week.
For dates of availability, please email or call 301-774-1900 M-F
The tent is available for rent yearly from April through October. The elegant 30’ x 60’ white tent offers:
The ice and snow of past winters have left the English boxwoods at Woodlawn Manor looking less than spectacular. In order to restore them to their former glory, we’ve planned a three-year rejuvenation program, aggressively pruning back one third of the living foliage each year. This will encourage new, healthy, aesthetically pleasing re-growth. We’ll work to restore the hedges as quickly as possible, but we have to move at nature’s pace...so please excuse the unsightly shrubs while we work hard to save these valuable, historic, beautiful boxwoods.
View Woodlawn Manor Underground Railroad Visitor's Center construction information updated 4.12.13
Sadly, the Derecho came through the Sandy Spring area on June 29, 2012 damaging the roof of the Woodlawn Manor House and destroying two large, historical trees. One tree, located behind and to the left of the Manor House, fell onto the roof, ripped a hole in the attic and damaged the double deck on the back of the Manor House. The second tree, located in front of the Manor House, fell onto the House but only damaged the gutter. The Woodlawn tent was not damaged. See photos
After inspection, the Manor House was declared structurally sound and no damage was sustained on the first and second floors. The crews have repaired the gutter and the roof of the Manor House. The tree behind the house and the tree in front have been cut down and the stumps ground. The back double deck porch has been repaired and painted. See photos
Many thanks go out to everyone who helped get the property back up and operational!
|Address|| 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 | 301-774-1900 | fax 301-774-9410 | Map |
The Park Event Center Reservation Office at Woodlawn Manor handles reservations for Woodlawn Manor and the Agricultural History Farm Park. Please call 301-774-1900 for information and availability M - F.
|Social||2013 Rates and Rental Information
2014 Rates and Rental Information
What's included with my Social Reservation?
Social Rules and Regulations
Indoors: 32 seated with tables & chairs, 40 seated theatre style; 50 standing, cocktail-style. The maximum capacity of the ENTIRE first floor is 50 seated and 100 standing
|Rental Furniture||2013 Additional TABLES AND CHAIRS Order Form - due at least 30 days prior to event date
2013 Additional TENT Rentals Order Form - due at least 90 days prior to event date
Floor Plans may be submitted by email and are due at least 30 days prior to your event
|Catering||SAMPLE Caterer License and Liability Insurance|