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Provided by: Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion
Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion

Venue highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO
Valet parking

Venue details

Style:

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Private Estate, Park/Garden, Vintage, Outdoor

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 170 guests

Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

Location:

8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Description:

Historic Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion offers a charming grove for outdoor ceremonies, and the use of the mansion and adjacent tented terrace for 170 guests from Apr-Nov, and 120 guests from Dec-Mar.

Our climate-controlled tented terrace and the Great Hall are excellent alternatives for the ceremony.

Part of the rental fee is considered a donation to the Audubon Naturalist Society and is tax-deductible, no sales.

Built in 1927, Woodend was designed by John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, DAR Constitution Hall, National Gallery of Art, etc.) for the Wells family and in 1969 it was donated to the Audubon Naturalist Society.

Located 9 miles from DC, Woodend is a secluded property yet very close to the city and major airports.

Woodend has a beautiful grove for your outdoor ceremony. Our climate-control tent is adjacent to the house and is a great back-up plan in case of inclement weather. The ceremony areas, as well as the tent, are included in the rental fee. The tent comes with all accessories you may need (chandeliers, liner, side panels, fans and heaters, as well as air conditioning from Jun-Sep).

You can BYO alcohol and the caterer will not charge you corkage. They provide a licensed bartender so you don't have to worry about liquor license.

We have two staging areas, one for each of you, large enough to accommodate your wedding parties. There is plenty of on-site parking. We are located 9 miles from downtown DC in a private and secluded 40-acre nature sanctuary.

www.woodendsanctuary.org

Click here to schedule a tour: http://bit.ly/2CzjiE1

Additional details

Service Options

Venue notes

The rental fee ranges starts at $4,300. Fee includes the use of the mansion, surrounding lawns and Hemlock Grove, and two staging rooms. Standard rental is 8 hours: 7 hours for you and your wedding party, 5 hours with your guests, last hour for vendor clean-up and load-out.
Take a virtual tour of Woodend: https://woodendsanctuary.org/virtual-tour/

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Coat check room

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Votive candles

- Complimentary bridal suite

- Kitchen for prep only

- Large parking lot

- Air conditioning in the mansion. and in the tented terrace

- Complimentary birdseed provided upon request for send-off

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- Choose from a list for catering

- Amplified music OK indoors only

- Smoking in designated areas only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Coat check room

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Votive candles

- Complimentary bridal suite

- Kitchen for prep only

- Large parking lot

- Air conditioning in the mansion. and in the tented terrace

- Complimentary birdseed provided upon request for send-off

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- Choose from a list for catering

- Amplified music OK indoors only

- Smoking in designated areas only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

Links

Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion

Venue Highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO
Valet parking

STARTING AT $8,873 FOR 50 GUESTS

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