Rockwood Manor Retreats & Events encompasses a 30-acre wooded park and historic 1920s country house nestled on the shores of the C&O Canal and Potomac River. The Manor House has stood for nearly a century and has hosted first ladies, international diplomats, and thousands of private events throughout its rich history.
For 40 years, Rockwood Manor was the National Girl Scout Camp, and over the last 30 years the property has transformed into a unique retreat destination with charming camp lodging and converted cabins that accommodate up to 85 guests overnight.
Although just six minutes from the Capital Beltway, Rockwood Manor is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Once you have arrived, the champion trees will embrace you and in no time at all, you are relaxing in a rocking chair on the Veranda or sipping a warm mug of hot chocolate by the fire pit.
Rockwood Manor is owned by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). It is one of three Montgomery Parks Event Centers.
Scheduling a Visit
Schedule a tour of Rockwood Manor with someone from our Reservations Team. If you would like to see the event spaces now, view our 3D tour on our WeddingWire Storefront. For specific questions and availability, please email our Reservations Team.
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Booking Your Stay
Whether you stay for a whole week with friends, a long weekend with someone special, or just a quick getaway along the C&O Canal Trail, Rockwood Manor is the secluded wooded retreat you’ve been looking for.
Choose from a variety of guest house styles from $125 to $240 per night:
Book today! Please email our Reservations Team to book your guest room. RockwoodManor@MontgomeryParks.org
The Manor House is the centerpiece of our property and accommodates up to 120 guests for a ceremony on the wooded Patio, followed by cocktails on the Veranda, and a seated banquet in the rustic elegance of Brooke Hall.
The Hoover Hall ballroom and festive Sun Porch transform into a two-level party space for dessert and dancing. Flexible floor plans mean you can customize your guest experience and event flow to make your event completely unique.
One-day events range from $1660 to $4600.
Rockwood Manor’s proximity to Bethesda, Tysons, 270 corridor, and DC makes it an ideal setting for your next business meeting. Meet with groups of 12 to 80 in our six flexible meeting spaces, or book the whole house for your conference, wellness retreat, or strategic planning sessions.
Add guest rooms to your reservation a la carte and enjoy Rockwood for multi-day meetings.
When you book a retreat package, you give yourself the gift of time. Our packages give you exclusive access to everything in our beautiful wooded 30-acres, including every guest room and all the Manor House spaces.
Enjoy the convenience of hosting your rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and day-after brunch all on the same property. Catch up with out-of-town guests, decorate at your leisure with your friends and family, go hiking at Great Fall, and end each evening by the fire pit at the Greenwood Amphitheater.
Imagine your organization’s strategic planning inspired by a group hike to Great Falls, the flow of the Potomac River, and the gentle sway of the trees. Ask about our custom weekday retreats for businesses.
Retreat packages range from 3-days / 2-nights for $6200 to 7-days / 6-nights for $18,620.
See you at the Manor!
30 Reviews for Rockwood Manor
Recommended by 94% of couples
David Crump · Married on 03/29/2020
A great and ideal venue, overall amazing!
Rockwood Manor was a fabulous place to host our wedding. To start, they were incredibly flexible throughout the entirety of planning this wedding during the COVID pandemic. Our original wedding date was in March, and they helped us reschedule at least 3 separate times until we finally reached a date for enough out (Sept) and safe enough to host a wedding. Not only were they incredibly patient, flexible, and helpful, they we didn’t change our cost even though our wedding date was going from off-peak season rates to a date during peak season rates.Sent on 12/29/2020
I can’t write enough good things about the venue and staff. During the wedding, we felt incredibly welcome and safe as all the staff took all the necessary safety precautions to promote a safe and healthy environment for the wedding.
Thank you again to all of the staff at Rockwood, and we highly recommend using their venue for your events!
Tracy · Married on 10/19/2019
Potomac's Hidden Secret
Rockwood Manor was the perfect venue for our smaller wedding and being able to host our out-of-state family on site was really special. We do not get to see them often, so it was great to be able to enjoy each other’s company for more than just the ceremony. We also held extra events on site within the weekend such as Friday night dinner and Sunday brunch. It was great to work with Janelle and Allison leading up to the event. They were very knowledgable and had lots of great ideas and advice to share, making it easier to plan our wedding event. Janelle worked with us on floor plans for both sunshine and possible rain. We held our reception outside on the patio and reception inside Brooke Hall. The natural beauty of the manor house and camp site was something to behold. We were very happy we were able to host our wedding weekend at Rockwood Manor!Sent on 11/13/2019
Ilya K · Married on 09/01/2019
Perfect wedding venue
Rockwood Manor was the perfect location for our wedding. It was beautiful, affordable, and adaptable. Set in a lovely wooded, secluded area just outside of Washington, DC, this former girl scout retreat has been converted into a venue that has both indoor and outdoor event space, as well as overnight stay options. Because our wedding was on the smaller side, we decided to rent only half of the venue. This is a great feature and it allowed us to have our wedding on a budget.Sent on 09/29/2019
In addition to its delightful combination of rustic location and elegant charm, the staff was a pleasure to work with. They were responsive, and flexible. They met with us in advance to determine ceremony and dinner seating and table arrangements, overnight accommodations, discuss schedule, and other planning needs. They worked with us and our vendors to create our wedding vision. On the day itself, their staff set up and broke down the tables and chairs, and managed the facility. They also had staff on site throughout the event to handle any issues with the venue.
After our wedding, we stayed in the beautiful main room in Carolyn Cottage, and our friends stayed in the Skyview Lodge. We hung out in the screened-in porch, which was a wonderful way to end a memorable evening.
As soon as we first visited Rockwood, we knew where we wanted our wedding to be. As it turned out, we got exactly the day we hoped for. When you're looking for your venue, it is definitely worth checking out.
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Rockwood manor is great to work with, we have done a few sessions here and they are always easy and fun! And their manor is so pretty, it's the perfect back drop for any event!
Love this Venue. The venue is beautiful with so many options from all out side to a beautiful inside. . Beautiful grounds, and gardens. The staff is wonderful to work with.
Gorgeous and unique location for a wedding. Would love to shoot there again.