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Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion

Chevy Chase , MD
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LOCATION

8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 US (map)

PHONE

301-652-9188

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Historic Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion offers a charming grove for outdoor ceremonies, and the use of the mansion and adjacent tented terrace for 170 guests. The tented terrace and the... Read more
Historic Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion offers a charming grove for outdoor ceremonies, and the use of the mansion and adjacent tented terrace for 170 guests. The tented terrace and the Great Hall are excellent alternatives for the ceremony. Winter weddings at Woodend are intimate and romantic, and 120 guests can be hosted for a sit-down dinner with space for dance and cocktails in the mansion. Built in 1927, Woodend was designed by John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, DAR Constitution Hall, National Gallery of Art, etc.) and donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society in 1969. Part of the rental fee is considered a donation to ANS and is tax-deductible.

Contact us to reserve your date.

Beatriz Engel
Manager of Rental Events
beatriz.engel@anshome.org
(301) 652-9188 ext. 38

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, 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?
170
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Dance Floor, Tent Accessories, Tents
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
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
Woodend is a beautiful venue, has competitive prices and part of the proceeds go to charity. They provide excellent customer service. I didn't have to worry about a thing.
Woodend is a beautiful venue, has competitive prices and part of the proceeds go to charity. They provide excellent Read more...
Woodend is a beautiful venue, has competitive prices and part of the proceeds go to charity. They provide excellent customer service. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Read less
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Katya
Wedding:
10/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Amazing location! We got married in Woodend in the last few days of October. The leaves were just starting to change, but it was still warm enough to have the ceremony outside. The grove is beautiful, and the mansion was a wonderful space for dinner and dancing. Beatriz was a pleasure to work with and flexible with our plans. All the terms of the venue were clearly laid out upfront, and no surprises. All and all, the wedding was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommended if you are looking for a more natural setting!
Amazing location! We got married in Woodend in the last few days of October. The leaves were just starting to change, but Read more...
Amazing location! We got married in Woodend in the last few days of October. The leaves were just starting to change, but it was still warm enough to have the ceremony outside. The grove is beautiful, and the mansion was a wonderful space for dinner and dancing. Beatriz was a pleasure to work with and flexible with our plans. All the terms of the venue were clearly laid out upfront, and no surprises. All and all, the wedding was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommended if you are looking for a more natural setting! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about this venue -- from the space itself to the staff -- everything was perfect.
I loved everything about this venue -- from the space itself to the staff -- everything was perfect.
I loved everything about this venue -- from the space itself to the staff -- everything was perfect. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Woodend was my dream venue - the perfect balance of natural and formal. I loved feeling like we were in the middle of the woods, while actually being close to DC and easily accessible from area hotels. Our guests stayed in Bethesda and we had shuttles run the 10 minute drive between the hotels and the venue (there was also plenty of parking available on-site for local guests). The grounds are gorgeous and made for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and wonderful photos. The mansion and tent were the perfect size for 150 guests. It felt full and lively without being overly crowded. Beatriz was very responsive and great to work with. I would highly recommend Woodend to anyone looking for a DC-area wedding venue!
Woodend was my dream venue - the perfect balance of natural and formal. I loved feeling like we were in the middle of the Read more...
Woodend was my dream venue - the perfect balance of natural and formal. I loved feeling like we were in the middle of the woods, while actually being close to DC and easily accessible from area hotels. Our guests stayed in Bethesda and we had shuttles run the 10 minute drive between the hotels and the venue (there was also plenty of parking available on-site for local guests). The grounds are gorgeous and made for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and wonderful photos. The mansion and tent were the perfect size for 150 guests. It felt full and lively without being overly crowded. Beatriz was very responsive and great to work with. I would highly recommend Woodend to anyone looking for a DC-area wedding venue! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have had a better experience then we did with Woodend as our wedding venue. The grounds itself are absolutely stunning and offer such a wide variety of pictures to capture from raw nature to a historic mansion. Besides the breathtaking views, the staff are what made the evening such a perfect experience. We had the pleasure of working with Beatriz, who made the whole planning process pleasurable. She was eager to help and worked fantastically with your vendors to make sure everything goes off without problems. Honestly, having her as your venue manager will definitely save you from loosing your mind (and anyone who is or has planned a wedding knows how easily crap can hit the fan and all of the sudden you're so stressed your hair falls out....don't lie, you know its true).
Overall, it was an amazing venue, with amazing staff and really did not disappoint with the amazing photography opportunities.
My husband and I could not have had a better experience then we did with Woodend as our wedding venue. The grounds itself Read more...
My husband and I could not have had a better experience then we did with Woodend as our wedding venue. The grounds itself are absolutely stunning and offer such a wide variety of pictures to capture from raw nature to a historic mansion. Besides the breathtaking views, the staff are what made the evening such a perfect experience. We had the pleasure of working with Beatriz, who made the whole planning process pleasurable. She was eager to help and worked fantastically with your vendors to make sure everything goes off without problems. Honestly, having her as your venue manager will definitely save you from loosing your mind (and anyone who is or has planned a wedding knows how easily crap can hit the fan and all of the sudden you're so stressed your hair falls out....don't lie, you know its true).
Overall, it was an amazing venue, with amazing staff and really did not disappoint with the amazing photography opportunities. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Cecilia
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Woodend was an incredible place to have our wedding - we must have looked at easily 25+ venues in the DC area until we settled on Woodend! Woodend is the best of both worlds - just outside of the nation's capital, but a secluded haven where nature is your backdrop (minimal decorations required!). Beatriz was great to work with and was really invested in making sure our day was perfect. She had just started as the Events Manager when we booked, and she's done a great job in keeping the space looking snazzy, with newly painted walls and regular tent cleanings. One of the reasons we chose Woodend is because of the bulit-in plan B in case it rained - the reception tent (included in your rental fee) has a beautiful view of the woods and can double as the ceremony space in case of inclement weather. We had an outdoor ceremony, a beautiful reception for 125 people, and an incredible dance party with a live band who fit inside without any problems. Everyone raved about the venue and how gorgeous it was! The only restriction to booking with Woodend is that you must use one of their preferred caterers - at the time of our wedding, there were 10 to choose from, but it did mean making some difficult budget decisions as a result.
Woodend was an incredible place to have our wedding - we must have looked at easily 25+ venues in the DC area until we Read more...
Woodend was an incredible place to have our wedding - we must have looked at easily 25+ venues in the DC area until we settled on Woodend! Woodend is the best of both worlds - just outside of the nation's capital, but a secluded haven where nature is your backdrop (minimal decorations required!). Beatriz was great to work with and was really invested in making sure our day was perfect. She had just started as the Events Manager when we booked, and she's done a great job in keeping the space looking snazzy, with newly painted walls and regular tent cleanings. One of the reasons we chose Woodend is because of the bulit-in plan B in case it rained - the reception tent (included in your rental fee) has a beautiful view of the woods and can double as the ceremony space in case of inclement weather. We had an outdoor ceremony, a beautiful reception for 125 people, and an incredible dance party with a live band who fit inside without any problems. Everyone raved about the venue and how gorgeous it was! The only restriction to booking with Woodend is that you must use one of their preferred caterers - at the time of our wedding, there were 10 to choose from, but it did mean making some difficult budget decisions as a result. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here on 9/17/16 and can't imagine a better venue for a wedding. The property, both outside and inside, is stunning. It has a country feel, but is close to the city. The weather was perfect so thankfully we were able to have the ceremony in the grove which is surrounded by trees. Dinner was served under the tent with dancing in the mansion. The flow of the venue made everything wonderful. Woodend provides you with a list of approved caterers, we used Main Event and highly recommend them as well. We received endless complements regarding the beauty of the venue. Beatriz, the manager of event rentals, was responsive and very helpful throughout the planning. A site manager is on staff during the wedding to ensure everything goes smoothly. The entire place has a very romantic feel. We highly recommend Woodend for your wedding!!
We had our wedding here on 9/17/16 and can't imagine a better venue for a wedding. The property, both outside and inside, Read more...
We had our wedding here on 9/17/16 and can't imagine a better venue for a wedding. The property, both outside and inside, is stunning. It has a country feel, but is close to the city. The weather was perfect so thankfully we were able to have the ceremony in the grove which is surrounded by trees. Dinner was served under the tent with dancing in the mansion. The flow of the venue made everything wonderful. Woodend provides you with a list of approved caterers, we used Main Event and highly recommend them as well. We received endless complements regarding the beauty of the venue. Beatriz, the manager of event rentals, was responsive and very helpful throughout the planning. A site manager is on staff during the wedding to ensure everything goes smoothly. The entire place has a very romantic feel. We highly recommend Woodend for your wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Shima
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Beatriz is wonderful to work with. She is very responsive, available to answer questions (even when she's out of the office!), extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. This site is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an outdoor feel/locations for their wedding with the setting of a glorious mansion. This site is a hidden gym and many guests loved it so much and asked me how I found out about it (through weddingwire!)... It is very well kept (inside and out!), clean, beautiful....there are so many reasons to choose this site for your wedding day. Just schedule a tour and you will instantly fall in love with this site!
Beatriz is wonderful to work with. She is very responsive, available to answer questions (even when she's out of the Read more...
Beatriz is wonderful to work with. She is very responsive, available to answer questions (even when she's out of the office!), extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. This site is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an outdoor feel/locations for their wedding with the setting of a glorious mansion. This site is a hidden gym and many guests loved it so much and asked me how I found out about it (through weddingwire!)... It is very well kept (inside and out!), clean, beautiful....there are so many reasons to choose this site for your wedding day. Just schedule a tour and you will instantly fall in love with this site! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Allison
Wedding:
8/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue for your wedding. We were married at Woodend on August 21, 2016 We loved the outdoor/indoor capacity of the venue and the ability to use both throughout the wedding. Unfortunately Mother Nature deluged us a an hour before the ceremony, so we weren't able to use the grove of trees for the ceremony. But no fear, the rain plan of having the ceremony under the tent was (a) executed flawlessly and (b) was beautiful. Many friends thought that it was our actual plan and because they all faced the outside (with flaps up), they had great views of the property.

Beatriz, Woodend's Manager of Rental Events, was super easy to work with, very responsive, and very accommodating. Highly recommend Woodend Sanctuary!
Beautiful venue for your wedding. We were married at Woodend on August 21, 2016 We loved the outdoor/indoor capacity of Read more...
Beautiful venue for your wedding. We were married at Woodend on August 21, 2016 We loved the outdoor/indoor capacity of the venue and the ability to use both throughout the wedding. Unfortunately Mother Nature deluged us a an hour before the ceremony, so we weren't able to use the grove of trees for the ceremony. But no fear, the rain plan of having the ceremony under the tent was (a) executed flawlessly and (b) was beautiful. Many friends thought that it was our actual plan and because they all faced the outside (with flaps up), they had great views of the property.

Beatriz, Woodend's Manager of Rental Events, was super easy to work with, very responsive, and very accommodating. Highly recommend Woodend Sanctuary! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Woodend Mansion was everything I dreamed of and more! As soon as I stepped foot on Woodend, I knew it was the place where I had to have my wedding reception (and because my husband loves me just oh so much, he agreed haha)! It had a very romantic and enchanting feel to it and the day was perfect. The staff were helpful, supportive and responsive. I did not have a care in the world the day of the wedding because I knew everything was taken care of!
Woodend Mansion was everything I dreamed of and more! As soon as I stepped foot on Woodend, I knew it was the place where Read more...
Woodend Mansion was everything I dreamed of and more! As soon as I stepped foot on Woodend, I knew it was the place where I had to have my wedding reception (and because my husband loves me just oh so much, he agreed haha)! It had a very romantic and enchanting feel to it and the day was perfect. The staff were helpful, supportive and responsive. I did not have a care in the world the day of the wedding because I knew everything was taken care of! Read less
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