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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 60 standing, cocktail-style. The tent will comfortably seat 120 - 130 guests banquet style, with room for dinner and dancing. 120 - 130 guests is the most comfortable capacity however, the tent can hold up to 150 seated with limited event/dance space. Outdoor events take place in our picturesque gazebo garden or on our five-acre landscaped lawn around the Manor House, which features the beautiful Woodlawn Manor tent from April through October. Woodlawn Manor provides onsite parking, tables and chairs for indoor and outdoor use, and a warming kitchen for the licensed, insured caterer of your choice.
Interested in reserving Woodlawn Manor House, tent and grounds for a wedding reception? Click here for a descriptive overview with pictures of our beautiful property!
Enjoy beautiful pictures of all of Montgomery Parks Event Centers in the 2013 Hawthorn Brochure! The cover photo was taken on the grounds of Woodlawn Manor in May, 2013.
The tent is available for reservations from April through October. The elegant 30’ x 60’ white tent offers cathedral window sidewalls and chandelier lighting along with perimeter lighting and a beautiful herringbone pattern brick floor - perfect for dancing! The large tent also features a 20' X 20' tented bump-out extension over a brick floor. The bump-out area is most often used for a buffet and bar. Two gracefullly lit brick pathways lead to the tent with easy access to the Manor House, Gazebo and beautiful grounds. The tent will comfortably seat 120 - 130 guests banquet style, with room for dinner and dancing. 120 - 130 guests is the most comfortable capacity however, the tent can hold up to 150 seated guests with limited event/dance space. Outdoor Furniture is included in the rental cost however, clients are always welcome to bring in their own rental furniture!
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.
For reservation information, please email or call 301-774-1900 M-F
Interested in a Saturday wedding this Spring? We are almost completely booked but have 2 Saturdays available in May due to recent schedule changes (May, 3 and 24). HURRY as we know these dates won't last! We do have Saturdays available in July and August and there are also some Fridays, Sundays and weekdays available April through October.
Update: Saturday, October 11 is now available for rental (due to a cancellation from a military deployment)
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.
Update August, 2013 – After assessing the rejuvenation process, it has been determined that unfortunately, some of the boxwoods must be removed. They will be replaced with comparable sized plantings to match the current style of the English Garden.
Please 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 |
Planning Checklist rev 11.19.13
Indoors: 32 seated with tables and chairs (in largest room), 60 standing, cocktail-style (smaller capacity for indoor ceremonies)
|Rental Furniture||2013 Additional TABLES AND CHAIRS Order Form - due at least 30 days prior to event date
Floor Plans may be submitted by email and are due at least 30 days prior to your event
GAZEBO Garden Blank Template - due at least 30 days prior to event date
Catering Rules and Regulations rev 11.21.13
Business Rates $500 county/$600 non county for 8 hours
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