History & Event Types

Rockwood Manor - Exterior Photo - MotzerLasko (Photographer)

Rockwood Manor Retreats & Events

History

In 1920, Carolyn Gangwer Caughey (pronounced “Coy”) ventured out of Washington, D.C., west along the Old 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.

Event Types

Celebrations

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 $1,660 to $4,600. Please view the rate sheets in the links below.

Meetings

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.

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.

2020 – 2021 Business Rates

For availability and booking, e-mail RockwoodManor@montgomeryparks.org or call 301-563-7510. Montgomery Parks has additional Business Meeting locations.

Rockwood Manor Exterior or Property - MotzerLasko (photographer)

Retreats

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 Falls, 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 $6,200 to 7-days / 6-nights for $18,620.