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Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion

Chevy Chase Wedding Venue
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Contact: Event Coordinator
Phone: 301/652-9188 x38

Special Offer or Discount

Receive up to 5% off the rental fee and the rehearsal fee waived for July & August 2017 weddings.

Why We Like This Place

Here are 5 reasons why Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion is an impressive choice for DC Metro area wedding venue:
1. Woodend Mansion’s a true historic landmark: The mansion was designed by early 20th-century architect John Russell Pope, who’s also responsible for such gems as The Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Greek-style portico is a dead giveaway for those who know Pope’s distinctive style.

2. Woodend Mansion’s Great Hall, with its Palladian window, Georgian architecture and stately staircase, is perfect for a dramatic bridal entrance.

3. Outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions overlook tall, slender trees and a peaceful wildflower meadow.

4. Woodend Sanctuary is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Bethesda, Maryland and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C.

5. Rental proceeds go to a good cause: straight to the local Audubon Naturalist Society’s conservation and education programs (and a portion of your fees are tax-deductible!)



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 170
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 170

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 170
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 170
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 170
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 170


  • Max. Seated: 50

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

50% of the rental fee and a signed contract are required to reserve your date. The remaining balance and a damage/overtime deposit are due 120 days prior to the event. The security deposit is refunded if there are no damages or overtime. Part of your rental fee is considered a tax-deductible contribution to the Audubon Naturalist Society. The weekend rental fee ranges $5,200–8,500 between April and November (custom tent included). The winter rate is $3,900 (mansion interior only). You can also have exclusive use of the venue on a Saturday; contact Woodend for more details.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building

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