The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

  • Photo provided by Stone Soup Catering

    Photo provided by Stone Soup Catering

Surrounded by 26 acres of wooded park land, The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek is the perfect 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-by-60-foot Seneca Tent is installed April through October. It features a flagstone tent pad and a beautiful patio area. The tent is most often utilized as a covered area for wedding ceremonies or cocktail hours. The flagstone patio may be used without the tent November through March. Your guests can enjoy your event indoors and outdoors!

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 four Montgomery Parks Event Centers.

The Lodge is available for viewing during open houses so patrons are encouraged to visit us during open house hours. RSVPs are not required for open houses, but strongly encouraged, especially for those who already have a reservation, so that we can better assist you!

You may RSVP to the open house by email.

For pricing and full reservation details, please view our Seneca Lodge Social Rates and Rental Information and our Social Rules and Regulations. For specific questions and availability, please email the reservation office.

Seneca Lodge features

  • Handsome log cabin with cathedral ceilings
  • Wooden deck overlooking an expansive lawn and woods
  • Maximum capacity is 120 guests
  • Warming oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer
  • Tables and Chairs set up by Park Event Center
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Wi-Fi

The Seneca Lodge Tent

The 30-by-60-foot Seneca Lodge tent is available for rent April through October in combination with the Lodge. Ceremonies are often held on the lawn, followed by a tented cocktail hour and an indoor reception! The tent is a permanent structure April through October. Please remember that Saturday dates, April through October, require the rental of both the tent and Seneca Lodge.

  • Available for reservations April through October (in combination with Seneca Lodge)
  • Enjoy a tented ceremony or cocktail hour followed by an indoor reception inside Seneca Lodge
  • Elegant 30-by-60-foot 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 Seneca Lodge and from the parking lot area

Essential Information


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

CAPACITY Maximum Capacity of the Seneca Lodge Park Event Center is 120 guests.

During winter months, when all event activities including ceremonies take place inside Seneca Lodge, a capacity of 80 is recommended to ensure adequate event space for you and your guests.

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

CATERING Reservation holders may select any licensed and insured caterer of their choice. All alcohol must be served by the drink, by a professional bartender (provided by the caterer).

BUSINESS M-F Business: 8-hour rentals Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please email the reservation office for weekday business rental details.

Seneca Lodge is a great meeting place for anyone who wants to spend a day away from the typical office setting. It offers a large, but cozy atmosphere with outdoor options for lunch, team building activities, or even covered outdoor meeting space!

Last Updated: September 13, 2016