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Rockwood Manor

Potomac , MD
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11001 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854 US (map)

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Nestled in 30 acres of woodland just outside Washington, DC and steps away from the C&O Canal, Rockwood Manor is a secluded charmingly comfortable venue that is ideal for your wedding or... Read more
Nestled in 30 acres of woodland just outside Washington, DC and steps away from the C&O Canal, Rockwood Manor is a secluded charmingly comfortable venue that is ideal for your wedding or special event. With seven adjoining indoor event spaces, a gazebo garden, flagstone patio, outdoor amphitheater and overnight lodging for up to 100 people, Rockwood Manor is perfect for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as wedding weekend retreats. Overnight accommodations include hotel style guestrooms with private baths, a three bedroom cottage and three climate controlled bunkhouse cabins.

Ceremonies may be held outdoors off of the veranda on the bowling lawn, featuring a manicured garden and picturesque gazebo; on the trellis-lined flagstone patio behind the Manor or inside the Manor in Brooke Hall with its soaring ceiling, wooden beams and panoramic view. Follow the ceremony with cocktails on the brick veranda or flagstone terrace patio out back, or dine and dance with your guests in the elegant Hoover and Rapidan Rooms. Then have fun and take your guests over to the outdoor amphitheater to make smores at the fire pit!

The Manor can accomodate up to 130 people seated indoors in any one area and, with a tent, 200 people outdoors. Eight hour - one day rentals are available as well as Weekend Retreat packages. The retreat packages provide overnight accommodations for up to three nights and 16 - 24 hours of event time in the Manor. Outdoor spaces are also included the duration of the stay.

Rockwood Manor provides tables and chairs, ample on-site parking, a bridal suite, groom's room and a warming kitchen for your caterer of choice. The C & O National Historic Park, hiking trails and other attractions are minutes away. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Booking Rockwood manor for a weekend retreat package for our wedding on August 1 was a wonderful idea. We had a lot of fun having all our guests there all weekend, and had plenty of time to hang out with everyone in a beautiful and laid-back setting. We did a campfire and BBQ on Friday night and guests went hiking on Saturday before the ceremony. The setting was gorgeous and staff was very flexible and understanding. Everything went very well - thank you Rockwood Manor!
Booking Rockwood manor for a weekend retreat package for our wedding on August 1 was a wonderful idea. We had a lot of fun Read more...
Booking Rockwood manor for a weekend retreat package for our wedding on August 1 was a wonderful idea. We had a lot of fun having all our guests there all weekend, and had plenty of time to hang out with everyone in a beautiful and laid-back setting. We did a campfire and BBQ on Friday night and guests went hiking on Saturday before the ceremony. The setting was gorgeous and staff was very flexible and understanding. Everything went very well - thank you Rockwood Manor! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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sara
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Rockwood Manor was the best choice for our daughter's wedding. We had the place from Friday to Sunday. The houses offered excellent accommodation, one for each family and one for young families with small children. The groom and bride's friends stayed in the cabins. We had the rehearsal dinner" (a pizza truck serving eighty hungry guests on Friday), breakfast and picnic, a great wedding reception, dinner and party on Saturday and everyone left extremely satisfied on Sunday.

The staff of Rockwood manor was fantastic. Always on time, all table arrangements were as promised, the equipment was great.

We want to mention Shirley and Gaby for their kind attention.

For those looking for a "woodsy" place combining the informality of cabins with an elegant venue, Rockwood manor is the place!
Rockwood Manor was the best choice for our daughter's wedding. We had the place from Friday to Sunday. The houses offered Read more...
Rockwood Manor was the best choice for our daughter's wedding. We had the place from Friday to Sunday. The houses offered excellent accommodation, one for each family and one for young families with small children. The groom and bride's friends stayed in the cabins. We had the rehearsal dinner" (a pizza truck serving eighty hungry guests on Friday), breakfast and picnic, a great wedding reception, dinner and party on Saturday and everyone left extremely satisfied on Sunday.

The staff of Rockwood manor was fantastic. Always on time, all table arrangements were as promised, the equipment was great.

We want to mention Shirley and Gaby for their kind attention.

For those looking for a "woodsy" place combining the informality of cabins with an elegant venue, Rockwood manor is the place! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, the dining hall looked magical, the staff was very kind and helpful. Loved it, made my day perfect.
Beautiful venue, the dining hall looked magical, the staff was very kind and helpful. Loved it, made my day perfect.
Beautiful venue, the dining hall looked magical, the staff was very kind and helpful. Loved it, made my day perfect. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rockwood is a beautiful setting, and the staff were wonderful. They were fair and reasonable and responsive, and very encouraging of our creativity.
Rockwood is a beautiful setting, and the staff were wonderful. They were fair and reasonable and responsive, and very Read more...
Rockwood is a beautiful setting, and the staff were wonderful. They were fair and reasonable and responsive, and very encouraging of our creativity. Read less
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J
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I searched high and low to find a venue that would accommodate three desires: (1) a space where we could have a rustic, woodsy outdoor wedding and a formal indoor reception; (2) a space we could have longer than the 6-8 standard hours because we knew we’d want to dance until late; and (3) somewhere budget friendly. Rockwood Manor delivered all three and then some.

Rockwood Manor is a retreat center near the Billy Goat Trail (Great Falls). We opted for the Weekend Package, which besides allowing us the time we wanted, allowed us to house a ton of out-of-town guests in hotel-style rooms (with private bathrooms). Around 35 guests stayed in hotel-style cabins, and another 80 could stay in bunk-style lodges. Having the bunks also allowed for us to make space for guests who wanted to crash instead of driving home.

We had a casual Friday night rehearsal dinner capped by a bonfire outside. Our perfect woodsy wedding took place on Saturday overlooking a forest and surrounded by nature trails (which our guests had a chance to hike and stroll on Saturday morning before the wedding). On Sunday, we held a brunch for all who had stayed over. Especially because both of our families were coming from out-of-state and abroad, having this weekend experience was definitely the way to go. The staff including Marsha, Shelley, and Tina were so nice and wonderful.

THE ONE THING TO NOTE is that this place is TOTALLY DIY. They provide the space, the rooms and linens, but you do everything else. This was good for us because we could pick our own caterer and other vendors, but it is very DIY.
My wife and I searched high and low to find a venue that would accommodate three desires: (1) a space where we could have Read more...
My wife and I searched high and low to find a venue that would accommodate three desires: (1) a space where we could have a rustic, woodsy outdoor wedding and a formal indoor reception; (2) a space we could have longer than the 6-8 standard hours because we knew we’d want to dance until late; and (3) somewhere budget friendly. Rockwood Manor delivered all three and then some.

Rockwood Manor is a retreat center near the Billy Goat Trail (Great Falls). We opted for the Weekend Package, which besides allowing us the time we wanted, allowed us to house a ton of out-of-town guests in hotel-style rooms (with private bathrooms). Around 35 guests stayed in hotel-style cabins, and another 80 could stay in bunk-style lodges. Having the bunks also allowed for us to make space for guests who wanted to crash instead of driving home.

We had a casual Friday night rehearsal dinner capped by a bonfire outside. Our perfect woodsy wedding took place on Saturday overlooking a forest and surrounded by nature trails (which our guests had a chance to hike and stroll on Saturday morning before the wedding). On Sunday, we held a brunch for all who had stayed over. Especially because both of our families were coming from out-of-state and abroad, having this weekend experience was definitely the way to go. The staff including Marsha, Shelley, and Tina were so nice and wonderful.

THE ONE THING TO NOTE is that this place is TOTALLY DIY. They provide the space, the rooms and linens, but you do everything else. This was good for us because we could pick our own caterer and other vendors, but it is very DIY. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Taye
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love this place. It has a wonderful scenery, especially the drive there. At first I was unsure of the place but I grew to love it, since I am more into nature this was perfect. All my my family and friends could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was. I had my wedding on a Sunday and it was just perfect. The staff are friendly and calls back in a timely manner. Shelly, Martha, and Tanzi was wonderful throught our whole experience. Our day of site manager was Donell and he was more than helpful.
I absolutely love this place. It has a wonderful scenery, especially the drive there. At first I was unsure of the place Read more...
I absolutely love this place. It has a wonderful scenery, especially the drive there. At first I was unsure of the place but I grew to love it, since I am more into nature this was perfect. All my my family and friends could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was. I had my wedding on a Sunday and it was just perfect. The staff are friendly and calls back in a timely manner. Shelly, Martha, and Tanzi was wonderful throught our whole experience. Our day of site manager was Donell and he was more than helpful. Read less
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Juliana
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved having our wedding at Rockwood Manor. We rented the whole site for the whole weekend and couldn't be happier with our choice. They were extremely flexible and easy to work with and the value was amazing. We had a lot of our guests (including ourselves) stay on-site for Friday and Saturday. This made it super easy and it allowed us to spend a ton of time with family and friends.

They allowed us to come in and start getting the place ready at 9 am on Friday, even though our contract started at 3pm. They also provided us with ladders, extension cords and other useful tools for our setup. The representative from Rockwood that was there during our event was very nice and helpful too.

For our rehearsal, we had a band setup outside, with a full sound system. They played from 5pm to 11pm and we had no complaints or problems because of this. We made full use of the catering kitchen on Friday and Saturday with no issues, either. Working with the staff at Rockwood, specially Dave, was a very good experience for us.

The grounds at the Manor are extremely pretty and made the whole weekend feel magical!
The house itself is extremely nice and has enough rooms that you can design your wedding in many different ways. We used the rooms downstairs for dinner and bar. We used the room in the middle level (Rapidan) for dancing and the rooms upstairs for the DJ, for chocolates and for coffee. We found that this setup allowed our guests to wander around and choose their own adventure: some people danced the night away, others sat by the bar and played poker and other sat around talking and taking pictures. It was a very laid-back atmosphere but at the same time very intimate and warm!

I really couldn't imagine a better place for our wedding. The only reason they got 4.5 instead of 5 for responsiveness is that they were a little hard to get hold off through email. They were very good on the phone and in person, though.
We loved having our wedding at Rockwood Manor. We rented the whole site for the whole weekend and couldn't be happier with Read more...
We loved having our wedding at Rockwood Manor. We rented the whole site for the whole weekend and couldn't be happier with our choice. They were extremely flexible and easy to work with and the value was amazing. We had a lot of our guests (including ourselves) stay on-site for Friday and Saturday. This made it super easy and it allowed us to spend a ton of time with family and friends.

They allowed us to come in and start getting the place ready at 9 am on Friday, even though our contract started at 3pm. They also provided us with ladders, extension cords and other useful tools for our setup. The representative from Rockwood that was there during our event was very nice and helpful too.

For our rehearsal, we had a band setup outside, with a full sound system. They played from 5pm to 11pm and we had no complaints or problems because of this. We made full use of the catering kitchen on Friday and Saturday with no issues, either. Working with the staff at Rockwood, specially Dave, was a very good experience for us.

The grounds at the Manor are extremely pretty and made the whole weekend feel magical!
The house itself is extremely nice and has enough rooms that you can design your wedding in many different ways. We used the rooms downstairs for dinner and bar. We used the room in the middle level (Rapidan) for dancing and the rooms upstairs for the DJ, for chocolates and for coffee. We found that this setup allowed our guests to wander around and choose their own adventure: some people danced the night away, others sat by the bar and played poker and other sat around talking and taking pictures. It was a very laid-back atmosphere but at the same time very intimate and warm!

I really couldn't imagine a better place for our wedding. The only reason they got 4.5 instead of 5 for responsiveness is that they were a little hard to get hold off through email. They were very good on the phone and in person, though. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
7/11/2015
4.8/5.0
We loved Rockwood Manor as our wedding ceremony and reception venue. It is perfect for a smaller wedding where you want to use different rooms for different purposes. We loved that the venue was flexible on our choice of vendors, especially the caterer, the hours of use and that it also provided accommodation for our out-of-town wedding guests. The lodges were very nice and comparable to mid-range hotels. Everyone remarked that they slept incredibly well in every room. There are also cabins that are not so nice, but can hold a large group of people who don't mind roughing it. We had one 3 year old child who was so happy with the cabins and the venue that he wants to attend our wedding every weekend just so he can explore the many wooded environs. The venue has been set up to be a very welcoming and happy place. We required very minimal decorations as the spaces were so nice in and of themselves. The outdoor grounds provide a wonderful array of photo opportunities in different locations -which we used to our advantage. Having the opportunity to use different rooms made it easy for us to create a special flow to the wedding and help our guests mingle and get to know each other. We loved our wedding at Rockwood Manor. It was an incredibly special day -in large part to the beautiful surroundings we found ourselves in and the wonderful atmosphere created by the venue. Thank you to Rockwood Manor and all their staff for making our day such a special day.
We loved Rockwood Manor as our wedding ceremony and reception venue. It is perfect for a smaller wedding where you want to Read more...
We loved Rockwood Manor as our wedding ceremony and reception venue. It is perfect for a smaller wedding where you want to use different rooms for different purposes. We loved that the venue was flexible on our choice of vendors, especially the caterer, the hours of use and that it also provided accommodation for our out-of-town wedding guests. The lodges were very nice and comparable to mid-range hotels. Everyone remarked that they slept incredibly well in every room. There are also cabins that are not so nice, but can hold a large group of people who don't mind roughing it. We had one 3 year old child who was so happy with the cabins and the venue that he wants to attend our wedding every weekend just so he can explore the many wooded environs. The venue has been set up to be a very welcoming and happy place. We required very minimal decorations as the spaces were so nice in and of themselves. The outdoor grounds provide a wonderful array of photo opportunities in different locations -which we used to our advantage. Having the opportunity to use different rooms made it easy for us to create a special flow to the wedding and help our guests mingle and get to know each other. We loved our wedding at Rockwood Manor. It was an incredibly special day -in large part to the beautiful surroundings we found ourselves in and the wonderful atmosphere created by the venue. Thank you to Rockwood Manor and all their staff for making our day such a special day. Read less
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wayaka
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.8/5.0
This place was the best. Very very flexible with time and accommodations. The staff were friendly snd courteous. Will host anothet event in the near future.
This place was the best. Very very flexible with time and accommodations. The staff were friendly snd courteous. Will host Read more...
This place was the best. Very very flexible with time and accommodations. The staff were friendly snd courteous. Will host anothet event in the near future. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Hank
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
Large wedding, the venue was booked all weekend. As father of one bride and an out of towner I was not involved directly in planning and execution except at the last minute. The lodging was good for the main house and outlying houses but probably wouldn't recommend using the "Girl Scout group cabins" for this type of event. They are a little rustic and don't offer much privacy.

Overall a beautiful place for a wedding and reception, gives the feel of being "off the beaten path" while still being easily accessible to main highways and large international airports.
Large wedding, the venue was booked all weekend. As father of one bride and an out of towner I was not involved directly Read more...
Large wedding, the venue was booked all weekend. As father of one bride and an out of towner I was not involved directly in planning and execution except at the last minute. The lodging was good for the main house and outlying houses but probably wouldn't recommend using the "Girl Scout group cabins" for this type of event. They are a little rustic and don't offer much privacy.

Overall a beautiful place for a wedding and reception, gives the feel of being "off the beaten path" while still being easily accessible to main highways and large international airports. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

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