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Rockwood Manor – Event Types

History of Rockwood Manor

In 1920, Carolyn Gangwer Caughey (pronounced “Coy”) ventured out of Washington, D.C., west along the Conduit Road (MacArthur Blvd.) to her newly purchased estate near Great Falls. Tall cedars, poplars, and oaks covered rock studded hills rolling gently down to a stream valley. The natural elements immediately suggested to Mrs. Caughey a name for her country estate, Rockwood.

A wealthy socialite whose ancestry dates back to the American Revolution, Carolyn was a skillful businesswoman with a love for architecture and a keen knack for moneymaking in real estate. Who’s Who in the Nation’s Capital lists her as “active in civic betterment, especially related to better constructed and better-planned homes.” It also credits her with designing one of the largest apartment houses in the Nation’s Capital at that time. Therefore, it came as no surprise to many of her close friends that she designed and personally supervised the construction of her new home. Frequent visits to auctions and antique dealers in the area helped her to furnish her country estate.

Social Events and Celebrations

The Manor House is the centerpiece of our property and accommodates up to 120 guests. Have your 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 Sun Porch transform into a two-level party space for dessert and dancing. Flexible floor plans allow you to customize your guest experience, and event flow, making your event unique.

One-day events range from $1,660 to $4,600.

Business Meetings

Rockwood Manor’s proximity to Bethesda, Tysons, 270 corridor, DC, and all three major airports, makes it an ideal setting for your next business meeting. Meet in 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.

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.

For availability and booking, email Rockwood Manor or call 301-563-7510.


When you book a retreat package, you give yourself the gift of time. Our packages give you and your guests access to everything on our beautiful wooded 30-acres, including every guest room and all the Manor House spaces.

Enjoy the convenience of hosting your rehearsal dinner, wedding, and day-after brunch at the same property. Catch up with out-of-town guests, decorate at your leisure, and end each evening with family and friends sitting by an outdoor fire. Retreat packages range from 3-days / 2-nights for $6,200 to 7-days / 6-nights for $18,620.