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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Host your special event at Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is a 50-acre enclave in the heart of Montgomery County, offering stunning formal and informal gardens as the background for your wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, quinceañera, gala, baby shower, retirement party—the possibilities are endless.

Our 2024 calendar is limited for new reservations. We are now booking reservations for 2025. To schedule a tour and consultation, please email us at BrooksideRentals@montgomeryparks.org or give us a call at 301-962-1404.  

Want to take photos at the Gardens? Please visit our Photo Permit Page for more information.

Weddings and Social Events

For every celebration, let Brookside be a part of your unforgettable moments. Choose from our unique garden areas—formal hedgerows in the Yew Garden, rustic gazebos in the Fragrance Garden, the famous Japanese Pavilion on Gude Island—there is truly something for every event style.

Enjoy cocktails under the romantic lights of the South Terrace, then host a seated reception for up to 120 in the Auditorium or outdoors on the Aquatic Overlook, al fresco or tented.

View Brookside Gardens by viewing our WeddingWire Storefront.

For specific questions and availability, please email the reservation office.

Memorials and Celebrations of Life 

Our Auditorium, with a 90-degree curved window panorama of the Gardens, is ideal for the quiet reflection of a Memorial Service or Life Celebration. Be it a small gathering of close friends and family, or a community-wide commemoration to reflect and remember, let our Events Staff take care of the details, and let the garden offer you a place for peaceful contemplation during difficult times.

Corporate Day Retreats 

As you plan your company’s next retreat, the Visitor Center offers meeting spaces, conference areas, and break-out rooms, all equipped with integrated A/V technology and on-site facilities for the caterer of your choice.

Be inspired by the natural beauty of the Gardens as you work and grow with your team. Whether you are planning a seminar for 20, a presentation to 100, or a whole weekend of brainstorming, training, and team building, the Visitor Center is perfect for your organization’s next big event.

Essential Information

Please contact the Event Rental Reservation Office to learn about available packages, frequently asked questions, and Brookside Gardens Terms of Use.

Let Us Know How We Can Help

We’ll help you every step of the way as you plan each perfect moment. Our dedicated Events Team is here to answer any questions you have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us any time!