Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion Est. 1990

8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD, United States

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Located in Chevy Chase, MD, Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion is the ideal venue for weddings and other social events.
Designed by American architect John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, National Gallery of Art), Woodend offers a relaxed yet elegant country setting on 40 acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Meadow/Field
Park
Style
Classic
Cultural
Elegant
Romantic
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Conveniently located in Chevy Chase, MD, less than 9 miles from The White House and just minutes off the Capital Beltway, Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion – the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society - is the ideal venue for weddings and other social events, off-site meetings, corporate retreats, team building, fundraising, and award dinners. Designed by American architect John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, National Gallery of Art), Woodend offers a relaxed yet elegant country setting on 40 acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park. Outdoors, a charming grove presents a romantic backdrop for ceremonies while the Great Hall, with its staircase and balcony, allows a warm and gracious alternative. There are also hiking trails and picnic tables in the property.

A portion of the rental fee is considered a donation to the Audubon Naturalist Society, directly contributing to the mission of ANS, and is tax-deductible. Have a memorable event, and feel good about it!

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $1 to $1

Additional Charges

Rental fee and security deposit, which is returned within a month after the event date if no damage or overtime occured.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
170
Buffet
170
Standing
170
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1990
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Bridal room: private, restroom, large mirror, 2 couches and 2 armchairs, table for 10, 2nd floor (no elevator).
Library (second staging area): semi-private, restroom, large mirror, 1 couch and 4 armchairs, table for 10, street level.
No overnight accommodations.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Woodend is one of the few remaining grand old estates in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Designed by American architect John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, National Gallery of Art, Constitution Hall), the Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation.

Woodend offers sweeping lawns, terraces, spacious, light-filled rooms, a 40-acre nature sanctuary with hiking trails to enjoy during breaks, and a gift/book shop. Weather Weather permitting, meetings, events and ceremonies can also be held outdoors.

With its classic Greek portico, beautiful grounds, and spacious, high-ceiling rooms, Woodend also provides a beautiful setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, holiday parties, and other celebrations such Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

The tented terrace, available April through November, can 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.
Design:
The 40-acre property dates back to a 1699 colonial land grant. John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery of Art, designed the house in the late 1920's. With its architecture symmetry and geometric proportions, Woodend Mansion is an admired example of Georgian Revival. The Greek-style portico and entrances illustrate Pope's eclectic approach to the revival of classical forms. Inside, the large Palladian window over the first floor staircase, the French doors to the terrace, and the Georgian moldings enliven the Great Hall.
Standout Venue Features:
Grove surrounded by trees for ceremonies.
All meetings rooms with natural light.
Tent included in rental fee from April to November.
90 parking spots on-site.
Red wine and red food permitted.
Part of the rental fee for 8-hour events is considered a donation to the Audubon Naturalist Society and is tax-deductible.
Awards & Notables Woodend has received several awards from Bride & Groom and among others.
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