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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.


Upcoming Open Houses & Private Appointments

Interested in viewing Woodlawn Manor as a potential venue for your event? Woodlawn Manor Park Event Center is available for viewing during open houses. Park staff are onsite during open houses to help answer questions about reservations and uitilzing the event space. RSVP's are not required for Open Houses, but strongly encouraged (esepcially for those who already have a reservation, so that we can better asisst you). You may RSVP to an open house by e-mail.

Currently we have Open Houses scheduled for:
Thursday, July 28: 3:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, August 10: 3:30pm-7:30pm

For private weekday appointments, please email Due to our private event schedule, weekend appointments are not available at this time. Office hours vary each week based uponse the event schedule. Park staff are available onsite by appointment only. E-mail is the best way to reach us as we are often working offsite or away from our desk.

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

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

Cocktail tables in the Parlor in the Manor Housebride walking down aisle in front of Manor Housemanor house at nightCinderella bride in McKeever room in Manor HouseBride in Brides room in Manor House


Designated Grounds

  • 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)
  • 80- 100 guests reccomended seated capacity (120 maximum capacity)
  • Elegant 30' X 60' white tent
  • 20' X 20' bumpout 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 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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Woodlawn Cultural Park & Visitor Center News

Please view Future Woodlawn Visitor Center constrcution information updated rev 1.12.16


front stairs in manor house park police horses tent at night Main drive of Woodlawn with bride and groom


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

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: | email
Venue Manager: Gina Finney| email (Venue Manager for both Woodlawn Manor and Rockwood Manor)


History of Woodlawn


2016 Social Rates and Rental Information

2016 Social Event Rules and Regulations

Planning Checklist rev 10.23.15
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)


Woodlawn Tent Maximum Capacity April - October: 120 guests (80-100 comfortable capacity)

Manor House Capcity (year round): 32 seated with tables and chairs (in largest room), 60 standing, cocktail-style (smaller capacity fo revents with indoor ceremonies)

RENTAL FURNITURE 2015 Addtional 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 Ceremony Example Plan A
GAZEBO Garden Blank Template - due at least 30 days prior to event date
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 Rules and Regulations rev 11.21.13
SAMPLE Caterer License and Liability Insurance


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