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Kentlands Mansion

Gaithersburg, District of Columbia View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   71 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Bridal suites
  • Outside vendors
  • Free parking
  • Setup of tables and chairs
  • Wireless Internet

History

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1980

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1980

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$250

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

71 Reviews

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    Kelly Married on 05/29/2021
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    Great place for memorable events

    Kentlands was the perfect place for our micro wedding during pandemic. it offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces with different timeframe options. Staffs were friendly and helpful throughout the whole event. It offers a plenty of parking spaces for guests. Our wedding was supposed to be outside, but it was 50s on the memorial day weekend. No problem as we had the whole mansion to ourselves for the ceremony, small refreshment and pictures.

    Kentlands Mansion's reply:

    Dear Kelly,
    Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! You and Jeremy make a beautiful couple and we were so happy to help you celebrate! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness!
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    Naima L. Married on 04/10/2021
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    Finding Joy during a Pandemic

    When planning a wedding during a pandemic, you need people who will keep you calm and focused throughout the process, and that’s just what I got when I had my micro-wedding at Kentlands Mansion. From the beginning, Lisa’s enthusiasm about the space during the tour sold my fiancé and I on the location. While we were originally hoping for 50, with the continued Montgomery County Restrictions we knew that wouldn’t be possible. Lisa reached out regularly with updates and when we found out we could have a small gathering of 25 on our original date, we jumped at the opportunity. Lisa helped coordinate all details, offering advice on everything from catering options to place settings. On the day of, Melissa and Antonia were amazing! They listened as I hastily asked their assistance in setting up and they even made sure my wedding photos highlighted key backdrops at the mansion. The staff at Kentlands is fantastic and I would gladly have an event there again. (Just not during a pandemic).

    Kentlands Mansion's reply:

    Naima,
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so happy for you and Michael and loved being part of your special day!
    Enjoy this newest chapter in your lives!
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    Meena Married on 11/01/2020
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    Wonderful!

    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.

    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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  • Greg & Caroline
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Great Venue!

Calamuci Photography Calamuci Photography Wedding Photographers

The Kentlands Mansion is a wonderful venue with a great staff. It's a charming place tucked away in a neighborhood in Gaithersburg.

Julia MacInnis Photography Julia MacInnis Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Map

320 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, District of Columbia, 20878
301-433-7498

Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
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