Woodlawn Manor House

Woodlawn Manor 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 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 which may have served as slave living quarters, and the board-and-batten tenant house.

The on-site 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 team-building activities on our expansive lawn.

Upcoming Open Houses & Private Appointments

Interested in viewing Woodlawn Manor as a potential venue for your event? Join us for open houses where park staff will help answer questions about reservations and utilizing the event space.

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 an open house by email.

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

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

Designated Grounds

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

The Woodlawn Manor Tent

  • Available for reservations April through October (in combination with the Manor House)
  • Recommended seating capacity is 80-100 guests (120 maximum capacity)
  • Elegant 30-by-60-foot white tent
  • Additional 20-by-20-foot bump-out tent extension – great space for a buffet, bar, and cake table
  • Beautiful brick tent pad – 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 – 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)


ADDRESS 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 | 301-774-1900 | fax 301-774-9410 | Map
CONTACT Please email or call 301-774-1900 for information and availability.

Office hours vary each weekday based on event schedule. We are often working away from our desk, so email is the best way to reach us. Appointments for tours are offered on weekdays only. Due to our private event schedule, the reservation office is not open on weekends.

Reservations Office: WoodlawnManor@MontgomeryParks.org | email
Venue Manager: Gina Finney| email (Venue Manager for both Woodlawn Manor and Rockwood Manor)

HISTORY History of Woodlawn
  • Woodlawn Tent Maximum Capacity April – October: 120 guests (80-100 comfortable capacity)
  • Manor House Capacity (year round): 32 seated with tables and chairs (in largest room), 60 standing, cocktail-style (smaller capacity for events with indoor ceremonies)
RENTAL FURNITURE 2015 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

BUSINESS M-F Business Rates and Rental Information
Last Updated: September 7, 2016