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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

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ABOUT US

Woodend offers a country setting that is relaxed yet elegant. With its classic Greek portico, sweeping lawns, and spacious, high-ceiling rooms, Woodend provides a beautiful setting for... Read more
Woodend offers a country setting that is relaxed yet elegant. With its classic Greek portico, sweeping lawns, and spacious, high-ceiling rooms, Woodend provides a beautiful setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, retirement parties, and bar and bat mitzvah celebrations.

The tented terrace will accommodate up to 170 seated guests. Outdoors, a wedding grove offers an enchanting backdrop for romantic ceremonies while the Great Hall with its staircase and balcony provides a warm and gracious alternative.


For More Information on our Weddings please contact
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, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
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?
Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Tents

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 types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/26/2016
5.0/5.0
I'm so glad I got married at Woodend! Working with Beatriz was amazing - she was always very responsive and accommodated us in anyway that she could.
I will say that planning a wedding at Woodend is a lot of work - you have to choose from their selected caterers, who bring in all of the chairs/tables/food/etc and your own decorations. That was perfect for my husband and I since we wanted to design everything ourselves.
Our wedding was beautiful and wouldn't change a thing. So glad we got married here!
I'm so glad I got married at Woodend! Working with Beatriz was amazing - she was always very responsive and accommodated Read more...
I'm so glad I got married at Woodend! Working with Beatriz was amazing - she was always very responsive and accommodated us in anyway that she could.
I will say that planning a wedding at Woodend is a lot of work - you have to choose from their selected caterers, who bring in all of the chairs/tables/food/etc and your own decorations. That was perfect for my husband and I since we wanted to design everything ourselves.
Our wedding was beautiful and wouldn't change a thing. So glad we got married here! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Amber
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Woodend this past June. We fell in love with the property because of the combination of a beautiful and classic interior option as well as a gorgeous outdoor feel. We were particularly drawn to the "rain option" of the dinner being held inside a tent that is attached to the building itself -- rather than a stand-alone tent far away from the actual manor (as was the option at the other venues we looked at). It did rain on our wedding day, but everything went off without a hitch. As the bride, I was able to enjoy my evening and leave all the decisions and the transition of outdoor to indoor activities to other people. Woodend did a great job with the planning and execution of my perfect day. Would HIGHLY recommend!
We had our wedding at Woodend this past June. We fell in love with the property because of the combination of a beautiful Read more...
We had our wedding at Woodend this past June. We fell in love with the property because of the combination of a beautiful and classic interior option as well as a gorgeous outdoor feel. We were particularly drawn to the "rain option" of the dinner being held inside a tent that is attached to the building itself -- rather than a stand-alone tent far away from the actual manor (as was the option at the other venues we looked at). It did rain on our wedding day, but everything went off without a hitch. As the bride, I was able to enjoy my evening and leave all the decisions and the transition of outdoor to indoor activities to other people. Woodend did a great job with the planning and execution of my perfect day. Would HIGHLY recommend! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I held our wedding reception here in May and are so delighted we did. Woodend is a serene and timeless venue and really doesn’t require much decorating, especially inside the mansion. As much as we love the property itself, working with the manager of rental events, Beatriz, was just as pleasurable. She was by far the best vendor contact we dealt with throughout the planning process. We found some vendors to not be as friendly, helpful, or communicative post contract as they were pre-contract. This was not the experience with Beatriz. She was so patient, knowledgeable, and considerate. She will help provide the best experience possible while not over-promising. If something simply cannot be done, she is upfront about it and suggests alternatives. Her memory of what was discussed throughout the planning was also very impressive. (We had unfortunately dealt with some vendors who forgot important details that were discussed, causing some unnecessary stress.) We really could not be more pleased with Beatriz as the reception venue contact. Kathy Wilson was onsite the evening of our reception and was a real gem as well. I wish I had more time to speak with her, but my parents and guests were impressed with her and her kindness. There is likely going to be at least a few downsides with any venue you select, but Woodend is overall such an elegant and delightful place to celebrate a wedding. I recommend without reservation.
My husband and I held our wedding reception here in May and are so delighted we did. Woodend is a serene and timeless Read more...
My husband and I held our wedding reception here in May and are so delighted we did. Woodend is a serene and timeless venue and really doesn’t require much decorating, especially inside the mansion. As much as we love the property itself, working with the manager of rental events, Beatriz, was just as pleasurable. She was by far the best vendor contact we dealt with throughout the planning process. We found some vendors to not be as friendly, helpful, or communicative post contract as they were pre-contract. This was not the experience with Beatriz. She was so patient, knowledgeable, and considerate. She will help provide the best experience possible while not over-promising. If something simply cannot be done, she is upfront about it and suggests alternatives. Her memory of what was discussed throughout the planning was also very impressive. (We had unfortunately dealt with some vendors who forgot important details that were discussed, causing some unnecessary stress.) We really could not be more pleased with Beatriz as the reception venue contact. Kathy Wilson was onsite the evening of our reception and was a real gem as well. I wish I had more time to speak with her, but my parents and guests were impressed with her and her kindness. There is likely going to be at least a few downsides with any venue you select, but Woodend is overall such an elegant and delightful place to celebrate a wedding. I recommend without reservation. Read less
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Quinn
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Woodend Sanctuary is a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony! Even the 'indoor' portion has a very outdoor/indoor feel so if it rains (like it did on our wedding day) you still have a lot of connection to the outside. For example - the sides of the permanently tented patio have see-through sections that look like the sides are large windows so even if it rains and you can't pull the sides of the tent back you can see the green outdoors. Their rain plan is very well rehearsed (unlike many other outdoor venues my husband and I looked at) and was executed well. The interior of the mansion looks very nice and requires minimal decoration (we just had some photos and candles on the mantle pieces and that was it!)
Woodend Sanctuary is a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony! Even the 'indoor' portion has a very outdoor/indoor feel so if Read more...
Woodend Sanctuary is a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony! Even the 'indoor' portion has a very outdoor/indoor feel so if it rains (like it did on our wedding day) you still have a lot of connection to the outside. For example - the sides of the permanently tented patio have see-through sections that look like the sides are large windows so even if it rains and you can't pull the sides of the tent back you can see the green outdoors. Their rain plan is very well rehearsed (unlike many other outdoor venues my husband and I looked at) and was executed well. The interior of the mansion looks very nice and requires minimal decoration (we just had some photos and candles on the mantle pieces and that was it!) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Woodend was the backdrop for the fall wedding of my dreams. If you want to be snow white frolicking in the forest among deer and bunnies, this is the place for you. I worked with Rebecca Robinson who was wonderful throughout the process, from booking our date, to recommending vendors and scheduling walkthroughs. This place is just magical. We were married in the grove, which is a beautiful space straight out of the movies. Our reception was in the mansion/tent for 170 people. Everyone had a fabulous time. We couldn't have asked for a better place. Do be aware that you pay only for the space. There is no day-of coordinator or other services offered, so you really need to be a great planner or hire someone to coordinate it for you. As long as that's in your budget, you can't do better than Woodend. I look forward to taking my kids here one day to show them where mommy and daddy were married <3
Woodend was the backdrop for the fall wedding of my dreams. If you want to be snow white frolicking in the forest among Read more...
Woodend was the backdrop for the fall wedding of my dreams. If you want to be snow white frolicking in the forest among deer and bunnies, this is the place for you. I worked with Rebecca Robinson who was wonderful throughout the process, from booking our date, to recommending vendors and scheduling walkthroughs. This place is just magical. We were married in the grove, which is a beautiful space straight out of the movies. Our reception was in the mansion/tent for 170 people. Everyone had a fabulous time. We couldn't have asked for a better place. Do be aware that you pay only for the space. There is no day-of coordinator or other services offered, so you really need to be a great planner or hire someone to coordinate it for you. As long as that's in your budget, you can't do better than Woodend. I look forward to taking my kids here one day to show them where mommy and daddy were married <3 Read less
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Saam
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The Woodend isn't just a great place. It's the perfect place if you're going to have a fall wedding. My wife and I just got married there over the weekend and it was something out of a dream. You know, when you're going through the wedding process, everyone always tells you that some things will go wrong and that on the day of, only you and your partner will notice it. I can honestly say that nothing went wrong and everything was perfect. The venue and wedding was everything my wife imagined and then some. We were blessed with great weather and as a result, we were able to have our ceremony and cocktail hour outside as well as have great sunlight for some amazing pictures. The woman who helped us with throughout this whole process was Rebecca Robinson and she was extremely helpful. From the first phone call to the last one, she was prompt, responsible, kind and overly helpful. The on site staff were awesome as well and gave me everything I asked for.

This was the first venue my wife and I looked at and we fell in love with it. My wife has always envisioned an outdoor ceremony in the fall. It's her favorite season and it was the perfect scenario. Seeing her walk down the aisle in the most beautiful outdoor grove that I've ever was worth every penny.

Thank you Rebecca and the rest of the staff at Woodend Sanctuary. You all rock!
The Woodend isn't just a great place. It's the perfect place if you're going to have a fall wedding. My wife and I just Read more...
The Woodend isn't just a great place. It's the perfect place if you're going to have a fall wedding. My wife and I just got married there over the weekend and it was something out of a dream. You know, when you're going through the wedding process, everyone always tells you that some things will go wrong and that on the day of, only you and your partner will notice it. I can honestly say that nothing went wrong and everything was perfect. The venue and wedding was everything my wife imagined and then some. We were blessed with great weather and as a result, we were able to have our ceremony and cocktail hour outside as well as have great sunlight for some amazing pictures. The woman who helped us with throughout this whole process was Rebecca Robinson and she was extremely helpful. From the first phone call to the last one, she was prompt, responsible, kind and overly helpful. The on site staff were awesome as well and gave me everything I asked for.

This was the first venue my wife and I looked at and we fell in love with it. My wife has always envisioned an outdoor ceremony in the fall. It's her favorite season and it was the perfect scenario. Seeing her walk down the aisle in the most beautiful outdoor grove that I've ever was worth every penny.

Thank you Rebecca and the rest of the staff at Woodend Sanctuary. You all rock! Read less
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Emmanuel
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Woodend Sanctuary is an amazing venue, when we first toured the venue we immediately knew this location would be our wedding location. The wedding was on a Sunday during the evening and the scenery was absolutely beautiful having the ceremony and the reception in one place made it easier for all of our guests to enjoy the whole experience.
Woodend Sanctuary is an amazing venue, when we first toured the venue we immediately knew this location would be our Read more...
Woodend Sanctuary is an amazing venue, when we first toured the venue we immediately knew this location would be our wedding location. The wedding was on a Sunday during the evening and the scenery was absolutely beautiful having the ceremony and the reception in one place made it easier for all of our guests to enjoy the whole experience. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Woodend was the perfect place to have a wedding! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and need very little decoration outside. The mansion is gorgeous, of course, and provides an excellent backdrop for photos - especially on the portico with the columns. Guests enjoyed the stuffed birds in the office (the groom staging area) and the bridal suite is absolutely lovely. Having the ceremony and the reception in one place made the whole experience easy for guests. I would recommend providing a shuttle if you have many out of town guests - this will reduce their worries about parking and driving late after the event. We had our wedding on a Sunday during the hot/off season (July), so it was a bit less expensive than having it on a Saturday or during peak season. The venue recommends selecting from a list of caterers - you may at first find this to be constricting, but it makes perfect sense. As the caterer has to bring in EVERYTHING (furniture, equipment, food, etc), it's best to have a caterer that knows the place inside and out. BONUS - by having a wedding at Woodend, you are donating to an amazing non-profit organization. We love Woodend!
Woodend was the perfect place to have a wedding! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and need very little decoration Read more...
Woodend was the perfect place to have a wedding! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and need very little decoration outside. The mansion is gorgeous, of course, and provides an excellent backdrop for photos - especially on the portico with the columns. Guests enjoyed the stuffed birds in the office (the groom staging area) and the bridal suite is absolutely lovely. Having the ceremony and the reception in one place made the whole experience easy for guests. I would recommend providing a shuttle if you have many out of town guests - this will reduce their worries about parking and driving late after the event. We had our wedding on a Sunday during the hot/off season (July), so it was a bit less expensive than having it on a Saturday or during peak season. The venue recommends selecting from a list of caterers - you may at first find this to be constricting, but it makes perfect sense. As the caterer has to bring in EVERYTHING (furniture, equipment, food, etc), it's best to have a caterer that knows the place inside and out. BONUS - by having a wedding at Woodend, you are donating to an amazing non-profit organization. We love Woodend! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
It took us quite a while to find Woodend, but the search was totally worth it in the end. They were able to accommodate all our guests (125) with a beautiful setting. We held our ceremony in the grove, and our reception within the tent and in the main house. The location was a truly unique one, and the value compared to our mansions in the DC area was great. There were no crazy regulations (such as no red food), that you see in other places and they were very up front about the timeline and what was expected of all our vendors. The required vendor list is fantastic, so don't be turned off by the fact that they require you to use their vendors. There is a reason for it, and the vendors are all top notch. Woodend provided us a truly different wedding venue which resulted in our dream wedding day.
It took us quite a while to find Woodend, but the search was totally worth it in the end. They were able to accommodate Read more...
It took us quite a while to find Woodend, but the search was totally worth it in the end. They were able to accommodate all our guests (125) with a beautiful setting. We held our ceremony in the grove, and our reception within the tent and in the main house. The location was a truly unique one, and the value compared to our mansions in the DC area was great. There were no crazy regulations (such as no red food), that you see in other places and they were very up front about the timeline and what was expected of all our vendors. The required vendor list is fantastic, so don't be turned off by the fact that they require you to use their vendors. There is a reason for it, and the vendors are all top notch. Woodend provided us a truly different wedding venue which resulted in our dream wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were recently married here, in October. The place is stunning with woodland back drop. The coordinator Rebecca was a pleasure to work with and very easy going and accommodating. The dance floor is spacious and the layout is perfect. The mansion is beautiful as well
My husband and I were recently married here, in October. The place is stunning with woodland back drop. The coordinator Read more...
My husband and I were recently married here, in October. The place is stunning with woodland back drop. The coordinator Rebecca was a pleasure to work with and very easy going and accommodating. The dance floor is spacious and the layout is perfect. The mansion is beautiful as well Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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