The Kentlands Mansion is a mansion wedding venue in the Washington, D.C. area. This historic venue also serves as an art gallery with a rotating exhibition, giving couples a touch of color and creativity on their special day. This venue can be found near Gaithersburg, Maryland, approximately 40 minutes from the Washington National Cathedral.
Facilities and Capacity
As many as 150 guests can join couples on their big day at this mansion venue. The building itself has two floors and eight rooms that couples may use for their big day. It sits on a well-manicured lawn that features a side garden, allowing wedding events to spill outdoors depending on the weather and the season. The rooms are decorated like a sophisticated home, with antique-style furniture, golden chandeliers, crown molding and - of course - works of art hung along all the walls that are supplemented in places by statues and curio cabinets. In one of the main banquet rooms, the walls are made of an ornate and darkly colored wood.
This venue offers event planning to help couples prepare for their big day. At the Kentlands Mansion, couples can host a bridal shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner in addition to their ceremony and reception. Other services through this venue include:
The history of the estate can be traced back to 1723 as a land grant. The brick mansion was constructed by the owner’s son after his father’s death in 1892. Other buildings were also constructed on the property, many of which are - like the Kentlands Mansion - still standing and in use today. The lands were purchased by Otis Beall Kent and given a name that still sticks to this day, Kentlands. The property underwent a massive reconstruction and restoration project in the hands of the new owner, and was expanded at one point to 1,100 acres as a gentleman’s estate and wildlife sanctuary.
68 Reviews for Kentlands Mansion
Recommended by 97% of couples
14 User photos
Meena N. · Getting married on 11/01/2020
Beautiful venue! We celebrated a baby shower here. Very unique, warm and welcoming - our guests loved it. The team at Kentlands mansion was very professional, responsive and organized - we had a wonderful experience all around! Would highly recommend for any occassion.Sent on 10/19/2020
Kentlands Mansion's reply:Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you and your guests enjoyed yourselves and we were able to host you!
Solai · Married on 04/01/2020
Beautiful Venue for a small gathering
We hosted our daughter’s baby shower in this beautiful elegant mansion. The place is amazing and has a beautiful front lawn. The staff was extremely helpful and very accommodative. Lisa worked with us and she was very responsive to all our numerous emails. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is planning to have in a small gathering for 100+ guest. This is a perfect beautiful place.Sent on 10/16/2020
Kentlands Mansion's reply:Thank you for your kind review and for letting us host your special day! Best wishes to you and your growing family!
Charla · Married on 03/07/2020
Unique, Beautiful Venue!
I hosted my bridal shower here in this beautiful venue. The guests were in awe of the space! It's a unique venue with different rooms you may utilize in whatever way you see fit. Although we stayed indoors, there is a beautiful front lawn as well as a quaint side garden. The staff is courteous and a pleasure to work with. Everything went smoothly for the day-of. I'm sure 'the Mansion' would be perfect for any event in your wedding celebration and otherwise (bridal shower; engagement party; ceremony, reception, birthday parties, etc.) This place is definitely a must-see!!!Sent on 09/25/2020
Kentlands Mansion's reply:Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We loved hosting your party and are so glad you enjoyed yourself!
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The Kentlands Mansion is a wonderful venue with a great staff. It's a charming place tucked away in a neighborhood in Gaithersburg.
Kentlands is one of my favorite wedding venues in the area. The building is awesome for getting ready shots, the ceremony (inside or out) and for the reception. Moreover, the grounds around Kentlands Mansion are ideal for bride and groom portraits. Everyone who works there is incredibly friendly and accommodating and will work with you to make your wedding a perfect day to remember. I have shot many weddings there and always look forward to the next one.